The award was presented by Rebecca Price, Marketing Manager for England Thims & Miller, on behalf of FACERS. Ms. Price stated " The 100+ home subdivision had been plagued with drainage issues and roads that were in continuous need of maintenance. Road & Bridge employees successfully used existing outfall ditches and adjusted elevation to re-route roadside drainage, regraded ditches to achieve proper flow, and added a double chip seal to 1.3 miles of roadway to improve surface conditions". All work was done in-house by County employees to avoid the large costs associated with hiring outside contractors to design the project and complete construction.
Chairman Pat Edwards thanked the employees for their hard work and the positive impact on the residents of Swallowfork. District Five Commissioner, Justin Taylor, echoed the Chairman's comments. He also added that he personally received calls from several citizens who expressed their gratitude to the County for all the improvements.
Road & Bridge Supervisor, David Hearn, said, "The men here today are just a few of the 40+ employees who worked on this project. I am very proud of the job they have done and appreciate all their hard work".
For additional information about the Swallowfork Project, please see the story we shared here on July 23rd when the County was first notified of the award.
County Manager's Office
Pictured Left to Right: Rebecca Price, England Thims & Miller: David Hearn, Road & Bridge Supervisor; Curtis Wilder, Foreman; Travis Kolletar, Equipment Operator; Ormond Ford, Equipment Operator; Terry Price, Journeyman Equipment Operator; and Darren Marsh, Road & Bridge Supervisor.