Part-Time Water Superintendent Named

Back Row: Greg Matt, Mayor Rick Chambers, Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston, Donald Kring, City Attorney David Matsey. Front Row: Linda Berndt, Jeff Berg and Ron Parker

To date, Mayor Rick Chambers has been unable to fill the Water Superintendent position with the city, so this week he told the Knox City Council members that he has come to an agreement with a part-time person.

“His name is Bob Johnson, and he lives just over the Marshall County line near Koontz Lake,” reported Mayor Chambers. “He will come in five days a week and take the water samples. Since I’ve been unable to find a Superintendent, Gordon Burger has filled in, but he wants to be done by the end of March.”

Johnson will be paid $1,000 a month and is certified to take the samples.

“He will come in five days a week and take water samples as needed. He will also do all of the necessary paperwork. If he has to come in for anything extra, he charges $45.00 a trip,” Chambers said.

Chambers said Johnson will work on a month-by-month basis as he still wants to hire a full-time Water Superintendent. The Council gave the Mayor permission to hire Johnson.

In another agenda item, Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent, Kelly Clemons, was given permission to accept a position on the board of the Indiana Rural Water Alliance. Clemons said there would be three meetings a year on the board. The council voted unanimously to allow Clemons to accept a board membership, calling it a “win-win” situation, as she will be able to keep up with education presented at the conferences.