The Village of Port Washington North appointed a new superintendent of public works who has more than 35 years in the profession.
Charles “Chuck” Poole previously served as a highway maintenance supervisor for the Town of North Hempstead. During his 35-year tenure working for municipalities’ public works, Poole said he garnered a lot of knowledge that will translate into his new position.
“I look forward to working with everybody and assisting the constituents of the village,” Poole said.
Poole was appointed to his new position during the village’s board of trustees meeting Tuesday night.
Mayor Robert Weitzner said during the meeting that the village decided to move forward in hiring a new superintendent of public works as their previous employee had become ill and left as he was unable to continue his position.
“It’s just a hard thing to do when you’re so used to having someone here for so many years,” Weitzner said.
The mayor said that they were seeking out someone who “doesn’t mind getting into the trenches,” something they found in Poole.
Weitzner said that the village is looking forward to working with Poole and they are fortunate to have him, complimenting his respectful demeanor, integrity and work ethic.
The Port Washington North Board of Trustees will convene again at 7:30 p.m. on June 13.