York County has named its new chief clerk after the retirement of longtime chief clerk/administrator Chuck Noll.

The county commissioners named Sherry Baer as the new chief clerk at their meeting Wednesday.

Baer, formerly the county's office manager, will assume her new position and duties effective immediately. Those duties will typically include signing legal documents and other administrative tasks, according to President Commissioner Steve Chronister.

Baer's salary will increase by $3,000, to $42,000. Chronister said Baer is well-equipped to do the job based on her "excellent" work as the officer manager for several years. Her familiarity with the office and working with Noll will also be an asset, Chronister said.

As for the other half of Noll's duties as administrator and chief financial officer, Chronister said the commissioners are still "mulling over exactly what we want to do."

Noll has agreed to continue filling financial responsibilities on a part-time basis, which Chronister said gives the commissioners time to decide what direction to go in regarding the vacancy left by his retirement.

Chronister said the county has received resumes for the chief financial officer position, but it could take as long as a year to find the right person for the job.

Of the options the commissioners are considering, Chronister said the management and financial sections of Noll's previous role could be split.


The commissioners could decide to make two additional hires, or hire a financial officer and divide the management duties among themselves, Chronister said.

-- Reach Nikelle Snader at nsnader@yorkdispatch.com.