County engineer adds highway duties

    Four people applied for the position of Adams County Highway Department superintendent to replace the retiring Mark Mitchel, but only one made Adams County Commissioners an offer they couldn’t refuse.
    Adams County Engineer Tim Barkey was selected by county commissioners Monday afternoon to continue in his present position while also taking over the duties and responsibilities of highway superintendent for the county. Combining the two jobs will streamline management of the two agencies, whose functions are similar in scope and responsibility.
    But beyond the similarity of their job descriptions and Barkey’s qualifications for the post, the primary motivational factor determining Barkey’s selection to assume the position was a financial one. Barkey is currently paid $63,558 annually as county engineer, while the highway department supervisor post is budgeted at an annual salary of $44,506.
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