Pictured Below: BOC 2-Vern LeFeber receiving letter
from Employee Committee Representative Kasi Ostyn
Board Hears From Veteran Committee Candidates
Vern LeFeber, a driver for the Commission on Aging was honored as the Employee of the Quarter at the Newaygo County Board of Commissioners regular meeting on June 8th.
“Your warm and loving presence has been felt throughout the county and has affected many people,” read the letter from the Employee Representation Committee. “You are a great example of a county employee that has gone above and beyond your duties, as you continually serve our senior citizens with a smile and compassion, and take the initiative to help people in any way you can. Your sincerity shines in your work and good deeds.”
The Board heard from 3 of the 4 candidates for positions on the Veteran’s Affairs Committee. Scott Adrian, Doug Lane and James Ware Jr. each spoke to their...
...desire to serve on the board and answered questions from the commissioners. Mr. Ware, who stated he is a veteran of WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam, currently serves on the Veteran’s Committee and received praise from commissioners for his ongoing contributions to the work of that group.
Commissioner Chuck Trapp reported on the Hazardous Waste Day held at the Road Commission on June 4th, thanking the many volunteers who turned out to help with what proved to be a productive day for ridding the county of unwanted items.
“I don’t think there’s a can of paint left in the whole county,” said Mr. Trapp bringing laughter from the board and those in attendance.
“When you’re there and you see what we take out you can’t even believe it,” he added. “We loaded more than one semi-load of material that will be leaving our county.”
Mr. Trapp also stated that most people who came to the drop-off were generous with their donations to the initiative.
Commissioners and Park Board members Jim Maike and Phil Deur a spoke to the recent resignation of Parks Director Ron Welton praising the work he had done in improving the area’s campgrounds comments that were echoed by Board Chair Patrick Gardner who stated “Ron did an excellent job on the parks.
County Administrator Chris Wren introduced Steven Cain as the newly hired Veterans Affairs Service Officer and affirmed that the Parks Department will be moving forward and continue to have coverage as the search for a new Director begins.
“Our parks will continue to be the premier destination spots for Newaygo County,” he said.