Putnam County is still following its current policies, including the clean indoor air policy and the rabies policy, Kirk said.
"Putnam's board's policies are Putnam's board's policies. They're in effect until Putnam's Board decides they're not in effect. In this county, those are the ones that get enforced."
Koblinsky said she would follow the rabies policy if her job required her to do so.
"I do not intend to bring this 'fight' into work with me when I go back," she said. "As a citizen of Putnam County, I will present my petition to the Board of Health to have it removed."
"What I had been waiting for was Joe Haynes to be off the Board of Health as I had heard he was resigning, along with Jackie Fleshman's resignation, I felt I now had a chance to have the board listen to the citizens of Putnam County."
Kirk said that she hasn't been as involved in the battle as the Board of Health has, so she is reserving comment on advising what to do.
"I'm coming in at the very end of it. I haven't been there. They have. They know it much better than I do. They've been dealing with it for the past year, and I haven't. It'd be hard for me to say -- that's like Monday morning quarterbacking," she said.
Attorney fees for the appeal are chief among the causes officials cite for the health department's recent financial turmoil. Faced with stacks of unpaid bills, board of health members voted in June to lay off the entire staff and contract services through the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department.
Putnam County Commission President Joe Haynes said former administrator Jackie Fleshman paid the attorney fees to fight Koblinsky's appeal before any other payments -- including rent for the health department's headquarters.
He said the fees "got completely out of hand before the board was aware of it." Some $20,000 still is owed to Charleston attorney Karen Miller.