Canton village trustees want to hear from DPW crew before hiring new superintendent
BY PAUL MITCHELL
North Country This Week
CANTON – Before a new village superintendent is hired, village leaders wanted to hear from the Department of Public Works crew.
Trustee Anna Sorensen, who sits on the village’s infrastructure committee, told fellow board members Wednesday night that she and Trustee Klaus Proemm recently sat down with the DPW employees.“It is useful to the board to get the DPW’s perspective as we go through the process of hiring a new superintendent,” stated Sorensen. “We wanted to hear concerns and what they want in a new superintendent.”
Sorensen said the crew cited better communication between crew and superintendent, saying their input and ability to perform multiple tasks and jobs is important.
“They are proud of the fact they are doing a little bit of everything. There’s a lot of expertise and experience. They are a good crew that works well together,” she said. “They would like their input taken into consideration.”
“They were very receptive and eager to share their thoughts,” stated Proemm. “We will do our best to pick a good superintendent to work with them.”
“I’m really grateful to have had that opportunity,” said Sorensen, who noted the crew has more than 100 years of work experience.
The superintendent’s position became vacant when Marty Miller left the Canton post last month for a similar position with the Village of Massena.