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September 14, 2013

LG PWA Director resigns

PRYOR, OK — Locust Grove Public Works Authority Director Janet Donnelly is resigning effective Sept. 16. Hired in 2010, Donnelly was responsible for both the town’s water and sewer plants.

PWA trustees accepted her resignation at their regular meeting Monday night. Donnelly will still be working for the town, however.

Trustees approved entering into a professional services contract with Donnelly Consulting for water plant and wastewater plant operations. Donnelly has the licensing required for the operation of the plants.

“She will continue to offer her services with respect to both the water and the sewer plants,” City Clerk Tamatha Ogilvie said. “She will

be there pulling

samples and testing as well as continue to

be our liaison with

the Department of Environmental Quality.”

Donnelly will be paid $2,250 per month for water plant services

and $750 per month

for wastewater plant services.

Long-time PWA employee Mike Smith was named PWA Superintendent and his pay raised to $16 per hour.

In other business, trustees approved a contract with Hinderliter for a cost not to exceed $11,900. The company will provide geotechnical services and exploration in the area where the future waterline will be located.

“They basically look underground and test soil samples to give us as idea of what we will be dealing with when we start constructing the waterline,” Ogilvie said.

Trustees approved the termination of PWA employee Mike Blackford “for the good of the service.”

Also approved was the hiring of Bryan Rogers at a rate of $9 per hour with a review in 30 days.

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