The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of a countywide human resources director with an annual salary of $65,000 and benefits during their regular meeting Tuesday morning.
Amy Porter, a Webster County native, will begin her position as HR director on Oct. 8. She has more than 14 years experience in the human resources field.
"I believe we did an outstanding job of bringing an outstanding HR person to Webster County,"said supervisor Clark Fletcher. "It is something we needed to do for the overall well-being of Webster County, our taxpayers and our community."
The board also approved $4,392 in change orders for additional jail repairs and renovations to the Webster County Law Enforcement Center. A change of $2,611 was made for changes in security panels and a change of $1,781 was made to replace a roof drain in the basketball area to prevent run-off and water damage to ceilings on the jail floor.
In other business, the board held a hearing on the proposed authorization of up to $1.5 million in general obligation loans and issuance of the loans for the extension of water and sewer and oversized pipes in the North Central Ag Industrial Park. These would be paid back through hook-up fees paid by any future businesses in the Ag Park.
The board also approved the temporary closure of Johnson Avenue between Parker Drive and 200th Street and Mill Road between 210th and 220th Streets for rail repairs to be done by the Canadian National Railroad.