Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley told KSST News Thursday that the County Environmental Department would be relocated to the County Fire Station as of Monday morning. Chief Endsley said county officials made the move for better efficiency and to save taxpayer dollars. He said rather than hire a second person to assist County Environmental Officer Jim Dial with septic and aerobic tank inspections and cases of illegal dumping, two county fire marshals and a part time county firefighter will be providing assistance. The county fire department personnel will be going to special training sessions to assist Dial. Dial has been located in a building off College Street located back behind the county annex on Jefferson Street. The number for the County Environmental Department will remain the same. Dial’s new office space at the County Fire Station will be in an area that once housed the TRAC’s bus office.
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