Three personnel matters were approved last Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners.
Tim Barnes was promoted from road patrol officer to road patrol sergeant at $26.81 an hour retroactive to Jan. 27. A salary for Kitty Buchner was also approved. Starting April 1, Buchner will serve as jail administrator as the successor to the retiring Tim Schuler. Her salary is set at $61,000.
Also, Stoney Summey was approved as a new hire. Summey is the county’s veterans affairs and community outreach director, a position for which he will earn $59,800 a year.
Summey’s first day on the job was Tuesday and his office is located on the first floor of the county courthouse.