The Schuylkill County Salary Board met following the commissioners meeting Wednesday at the courthouse and set salaries for new appointees and eliminated and created job positions.

Melissa Chewey, Pottsville, was named adminstrator of the county's drug and alcohol agency and her salary fixed at $43,064 per year and Maryjane Loeper, Pottsville, who was appointed as full time assistant director of nursing at Rest Haven Home had her salary set at $53,390 per year.

The board eliminated the position of secretary/administrator in the Coal Lands Department and created the position of administrative secretary in the Planning and Zoning Department, which is a position in the AFSCME union and a salary will be fixed under the Range Step 5. Bids are now being accepted for the position.

All four members of the salary board were present, Commissioners Mantura Gallagher, Francis McAndrew and Frank Staudenmeier and Controller Melinda Kantner.