GARNER | The Hancock County Board of Supervisors have hired a new maintenance supervisor.

On Friday, Jan. 5, the supervisors unanimously voted to offer Kevin Hoeft, an 18-year employee of the county’s secondary roads department, the maintenance supervisor position. He’ll start Jan. 22 at $44,000.

“He’s an excellent choice,” said Supervisor Sis Greiman. “I think he’s a good fit.”

Hoeft was one of nine individuals who applied for the position, said Michelle Eisenman, Hancock County auditor.

The position is currently held by Pat Gorman, who has worked for Hancock County for 28 years. In December, he announced his plan to retire in 2018 and a committee comprising Greiman and department heads was created to select his successor.

The maintenance supervisor is responsible for the upkeep of the courthouse, public safety center, community health, veterans’ affairs and conservation building as well as associated grounds and related facility needs.

Gorman will assist Hoeft in the transition, Greiman said. His last day has not been determined.

Reach Reporter Ashley Stewart at 641-421-0533. Follow her on Twitter at GGastewart.

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