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Feature Article - June 14, 2007

Central Frontenac goes without public works manager

After undergoing a hiring procedure, conducting interviews and considering several candidates, Central Frontenac Council decided not to hire a public works manager after all.

The position has been vacant since Bill Nicol resigned from the job back in early February. “We interviewed some very good candidates, candidates with strengths in various areas, but in the end we never found a single candidate that we were comfortable with to encompass the entirety of the job we were trying to fill,” said Mayor Janet Gutowski after the decision was taken.

“The township will be undergoing an organizational review,” Gutowski added, “and we thought it was a good idea to wait until that review is completed in any event, when we should know in more detail what kinds of skills we need in a public works manager.”


Council has decided to maintain the status quo for the time being, with existing staff member Steve Reynolds providing leadership in the area of road maintenance and construction, and Bryon Dawn, a part-time consultant hired earlier this winter, continuing on providing advice regarding construction matters. Both men will report to acting Chief Administrative Officer John Duchene.

The team of Reynolds and Dawn were front and centre at council in late May, as the bearers of the news that the township’s road construction budget did not jive with cost estimates they came up with when looking closely at the work that will be required to complete the projects

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