HILL TO BE HIRED – The Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners performed the final round of interviews of two Buildings and Grounds Superintendent candidates during their Wednesday, Oct. 14, Committee of the Whole meeting and were to vote during their Thursday meeting to hire New Haven Township Supervisor and City of Owosso employee Tim Hill.
Because the Board did not have a quorum Oct. 15 the next meeting will be 4 p.m. Oct. 21 when Hill is expected to be hired.
Hill, who has accumulated 30 years of experience in building maintenance, was the recommended choice of Commissioner Jeff Bartz.
Hill is an Owosso resident, has a bachelor’s degree and has a builder’s license, on top of his 25 years of experience as a builder. Hill reported that he “is knowledgeable in most of the aspects of building, including stone, windows, doors, siding, roofs, electrical, plumbing. You name it and I’ve probably done it for myself or the city.”
Having just lost treasured Buildings and Grounds Superintendent Phil Heavilin, the board was concerned that Hill, who has already accumulated 30 years of service, would retire in the near future and leave the county in the same spot they are in now. Hill assured the board that he still has plenty of years left.
“I like to work, which is probably one of my downfalls,” Hill said in response to the board’s concern about his age. “I know my wife wishes I was home a little bit more. But I have daughters in college and I know that my time with the city is coming to an end, so that is why I am looking now. I’ve never been unemployed and I don’t intend to be now. I imagine that I’ll work another 10 to 15 years, Lord willing.” (Independent Photo/GRAHAM STURGEON)