Maysville Public Works Director Dennis Truesdell is retiring after greater than 30 years with town.
Truesdell has labored in a number of positions over his time with town, together with gear operator, flood wall supervisor, area supervisor, assistant public works director and now public works director.
“I’ve performed all of them,” Truesdell stated. “I’ve been with town a very long time. I’ve served my time right here and it’s been an amazing profession. They’ve been nice to me.”
Truesdell stated he’s wanting ahead to his retirement and with the ability to spend a while on his farm.
“I’m wanting ahead to it,” he stated. “I would like to have the ability to spend a while on my farm, work on some initiatives.”
Truesdell’s retirement date is ready for Aug. 1.
Maysville Metropolis Supervisor Matt Wallingford stated Truesdell will likely be missed.
“Dennis and I am going manner again. From our softball enjoying days within the mid ‘90s, to working collectively in some type of style for the 23 years I’ve been employed on the Metropolis. He’s a really variety, compassionate one who would give the shirt off of his again to an individual in want. He will likely be missed at Metropolis Corridor and I want him the utmost finest in his retirement,” Wallingford stated.
Throughout the Maysville Metropolis Fee assembly on Thursday, commissioners accepted the appointment of Luke King to the place to interchange Truesdell.
Based on Wallingford, King is at present the assistant public works director.
“Luke was my advice for Director due to his work ethic, his development background, and easily his persona. He’s a sort, respectful one who’s at all times round after I want him. I stay up for working with him to maintain enhancing our Metropolis,” he stated.
Wallingford learn an e-mail from King by which he was grateful for the appointment to the place.
“I need to begin by saying I really recognize this chance and I wish to thank all who’ve welcomed me in to get so far,” he stated. “I promise to proceed to work exhausting to enhance town’s public works division and preserve constructing relationships with different departments. I do know there isn’t something we are able to’t accomplish if we preserve working collectively.”