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Bellaire hires distribution coordinator

Updated: Friday, October 18 2013, 05:04 PM EDT

By Jon Rudder

BELLAIRE, Ohio - The village of Bellaire has ended its search for a wastewater distribution coordinator after hiring someone to fill the new position created by the Environmental Protection Agency.

City officials have hired Lloyd Christy, who previously served as the assistant waste water superintendent in Shadyside, for this new position now mandated by the EPA.

Christy will be responsible for overseeing a variety of tasks centering on the village water and sewage system.
After a second search, Bellaire officials have found an employee to handle coordinating wastewater collection within the village.

"This person is actually going to be in charge of overseeing, through the water plant superintendent supervision, the waste and water distribution lines in the village of Bellaire," Dan Marling, village administrator, said.

After posting the position once already, the village was facing a potential problem of not securing anyone to fill the void.

"We were struggling with that and I think most of the communities are, this is the second posting that we had for the position," Marling said. "We were very fortunate to get this employee on board with us and we're looking forward to that."

The new position, required for by the EPA as part of its storm water management plan, requires separation of storm water from sewer water.

"The EPA is looking to tighten up regulations as far as how repairs are made to waste lines," Marling said.

Bellaire will also include water line supervisor duties to the position and Christy will help oversee a replacement of lines in the city, another a requirement of the EPA.

"It's actually a two-facet approach. One is the proper way of repairing the lines and the other of course is the separation of the storm water from the sanitary source," Marling said.

Marling also said that the village is open to sharing their resources with surrounding communities who will also be in need of this EPA-mandated position.

Bellaire hires distribution coordinator

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