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Metropolis worker retires after 41 years of service

KINGWOOD — For 41 years Bob Chidester confirmed up for work for the Metropolis of Kingwood.

He mentioned Claude Waugerman was town supervisor when he handed in his utility for a job with the rubbish pickup crew.

“I bought the job. Later I did just a little little bit of all the pieces,” Chidester mentioned. “I’ve labored on the storm drains, cindering, recycling and ran the switch station for some time.”

He mentioned the work hasn’t modified a lot through the years, nevertheless it did turn into simpler on account of new tools and tools enhancements.

Chidester mentioned he nonetheless helps with the recycling often. The town’s recycling did develop over time. He mentioned it began with cardboard then added cans, plastic and eventually paper.

Chidester mentioned though his work has diverse through the years, he had no favourite job; he simply did what he was informed to do. He mentioned he did loved working at evening, cleansing the streets of snow throughout winter and portray in the course of the summer time months.

“We had been portray road gentle poles and placing in new shops and wiring,” he mentioned. Chidester mentioned his work technique through the years is “begin early and don’t fear about quitting.”

“Bob was an excellent, very dependable, worker,” Metropolis Supervisor Bruce Pyles mentioned. “He confirmed up day by day and simply went and performed no matter wanted to be performed. I’ve referred to as him a number of occasions and requested him to return in and work nights and he all the time got here.”

Pyles wasn’t the one one who praised Chidester for his a few years of service. His dedication and repair wasn’t neglected by among the different metropolis workers who wished him to know he was appreciated.

“We (the workplace clerks) did a luncheon for him to indicate him we appreciated his 41 years of dedication and repair to the Metropolis of Kingwood,” Rhonda Ridenour, metropolis clerk mentioned.

Mayor Jean Guillot agreed. “Bob ought to be recommended for his years of service,” he mentioned. “Forty-one years is very long time with one firm.”

Chidester mentioned as a retiree he plans to mow his grass and do different odd jobs that should be performed round his residence.

“I nonetheless need to work for town two days per week. It beats sitting round on a regular basis.” he mentioned.