2008-05-29 / News

Council hosts appreciation picnic

Bill Kelly, left, Barbara Szepatowski, Bruce Keiser, David Long and Michael White celebrated staff appreciation day with a barbeque for town employees at the new Town Hall. Bill Kelly, left, Barbara Szepatowski, Bruce Keiser, David Long and Michael White celebrated staff appreciation day with a barbeque for town employees at the new Town Hall. Last Friday, May 24, the Jamestown Town Council sponsored a barbeque for all the town employees behind the new Town Hall. This event was held in appreciation for the quality services rendered by the Town employees throughout the year. Representatives from the highway department, recreation department, police department, sewer department, water department and the town office staff were in attendance.

The Council members individually and as a group used the opportunity to thank the staff for their help in not only meeting the day-to-day challenges of operating the town but also for their help in bringing to completion the new Town Hall, and moving forward on the construction of the new highway facility.

David Long, past council president, presented a proclamation to the staff thanking them for their professional service and dedication, which he said they demonstrated "day in and day out." Long was gracious in his praise of the staff, but at the same time recognized the residents of Jamestown as the ones that pay the bill for these projects. He noted that it is a combination of a committed council, taxpayers and a professional and dedicated staff that actually get these projects done. This proclamation will be hung in the Town Hall.

Highway Superintendent Kevin Deacon said that there had been a noticeable improvement in staff morale among the members of the highway department. He attributed the staff outlook to the addition of new equipment and the realization that there soon will be a decent highway facility to work out of.

Members of the council paid for the barbeque and intend that this will become an annual event on the Friday before Memorial Day.

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