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September 10, 2013

Garrett County saving $170K by combining roads, public utilities departments

Moyer named director; other personnel changes announced

OAKLAND — The Garrett County commissioners have consolidated the public utilities and roads departments to form a  Department of Public Works. This restructure plan will result in an estimated savings of $170,000, according to a county news release.

Linda Lindsey will retire as director of the Department of Public Utilities effective Oct. 31.

Jay Moyer, former general superintendent with the roads department, will serve as director of the new Department of Public Works.

Paul Harvey, former general roads foreman, has been named division chief — roads.

Rick Shoemaker, former superintendent with the Department of Public Utilities will be division chief — utilities — operations and maintenance.  Jeff Broadwater, who was assistant director with the Department of Public Utilities, will be division chief — utilities — administration and environmental.

Other personnel staffing changes have been made and some are pending at this time.

Lindsey has 32 years of public service beginning with supervision of all administrative requirements with the Garrett County Sanitary District. She started the County Government Risk Management Office and has served as director of public utilities since 2006.

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