Todd Apfel, Vining, has been hired by the Tama County Board of Health as the Tama County Environmental Health Officer.
Much of the work of the part-time position is focused on and offers assistance with rural water wells, septic systems, well plugging, water testing, indoor air, septic and nuisance issues, and issuing permits in accordance with state and local ordinances. Well plugging financial assistance is available through the Grants to Counties program. The Environmental Health Officer is part of the Tama County Public Health and Home Care Office.
The job is listed at approximately 17 1/2 hours weekly.
New Tama County Sanitarian - Environmental Health Officer Todd Apfel in his office at Tama County Public Health and Home Care.
"I look forward very much to serving in the job. I enjoy the area," Apfel said last week.
Apfel, 55, also is the operator of Venture Lanes Bowling Alley, in Tama.
He is originally from Union Grove, Wisc. and LaPorte, Ind., moving to the area 3 years ago.
He attended the University of Wisconsin.
He currently is a member of the Tama County Economic Development Board representing Vining.
This position is a part-time salaried position starting at $14,079 annually.
He will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-noon, but hours may vary, depending on site inspections needing to be completed.
Homeowners can call 641-484-4788 to reach him.