Defending department

We, the Perkins Township Highway Department employees are making a statement to defend our integrity, our education and or workmansh
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

We, the Perkins Township Highway Department employees are making a statement to defend our integrity, our education and or workmanship.

The article that the Sandusky Register printed on Jan. 24, “Highway Boss Wants Closer Look at Rating,” referred to the Highway Department as an asylum and us (the employees) as inmates, as stated by our trustees on our superintendents evaluation. We would like to say this is far from the truth.

Recently the Highway Dept. has been going through a union organizational process. We (the employees) have been cordial, patient and remained dedicated to our jobs, so the services provided to the taxpayers of the township would not be interrupted.

We think this has been accomplished and more. Leaf season was a great success; snow removal has always been excellent, along with maintaining roads, catch basin repair and drainage repairs. Let’s not forget the Parks and Recreations Department,  who make our parks clean and safe for the children to play.

To call our place of employment an asylum, and us inmates, is unjust. To think our trustees think of us that way is clearly a detriment to our working environment. We will continue to do our job, and do it with pride. We would like a written public apology so that all the taxpayers of Perkins Township know that they do not have a bunch of inmates employed, and there is no asylum.

Tim Didion

Perkins Township Highway Department