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Board to recognize public employees

This winter’s weather has not only worn out its welcome for many county citizens, but has also made public employees’ jobs more difficult in a lot of respects.
For that reason, Pulaski County Board of Supervisors intends to officially recognize public employees whose efforts kept things moving as smoothly as possible through an array of snowstorms. The recognition will take place during the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in the County Administration Building on Third Street in Pulaski.
Pulaski County Administrator Peter Huber said the purpose of the recognition is to praise employees who “went the extra mile” to address a variety of weather-related issues that arose over the past few months.
For example, water treatment issues developed last month when flooding debris in Claytor Lake hampered the Public Service Authority’s ability to pump water for treatment. That resulted in a water conservation plea that required employees to implement alternative firefighting plans.
Also, arrangements were made to have bottled water brought into the county to distribute to citizens who either were without water service or had to boil water before consumption.
Collapsing roofs and motorists stranded in snowdrifts also had employees performing extra, and often difficult, tasks, according to Huber. Add to that other duties such as finding and fixing leaks from frozen pipes and clearing access to public buildings and the winter has been busy one for public employees.
Other items on the agenda for Monday night include:
• Discussion with Virginia Department of Transportation Resident Engineer David Clarke of repairs to the New River Trail and the need for a crossover at the intersection of Route 11 and Roundhouse Road;
• Review of a new list of unsafe structures in the county that need to be removed; and
• An update by Emergency Management Coordinator Bobby Clark on the county’s Alert Pulaski citizens alert system.

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Board to recognize public employees

This winter’s weather has not only worn out its welcome for many county citizens, but has also made public employees’ jobs more difficult in a lot of respects.
For that reason, Pulaski County Board of Supervisors intends to officially recognize public employees whose efforts kept things moving as smoothly as possible through an array of snowstorms. The recognition will take place during the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in the County Administration Building on Third Street in Pulaski.
Pulaski County Administrator Peter Huber said the purpose of the recognition is to praise employees who “went the extra mile” to address a variety of weather-related issues that arose over the past few months.
For example, water treatment issues developed last month when flooding debris in Claytor Lake hampered the Public Service Authority’s ability to pump water for treatment. That resulted in a water conservation plea that required employees to implement alternative firefighting plans.
Also, arrangements were made to have bottled water brought into the county to distribute to citizens who either were without water service or had to boil water before consumption.
Collapsing roofs and motorists stranded in snowdrifts also had employees performing extra, and often difficult, tasks, according to Huber. Add to that other duties such as finding and fixing leaks from frozen pipes and clearing access to public buildings and the winter has been busy one for public employees.
Other items on the agenda for Monday night include:
• Discussion with Virginia Department of Transportation Resident Engineer David Clarke of repairs to the New River Trail and the need for a crossover at the intersection of Route 11 and Roundhouse Road;
• Review of a new list of unsafe structures in the county that need to be removed; and
• An update by Emergency Management Coordinator Bobby Clark on the county’s Alert Pulaski citizens alert system.

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