Once again, Plano is looking for a new public works director.
Mayor Robert Hausler told council members at an April 9 meeting that Darrin Boyer has resigned from his position as public works director.
Hausler said Boyer, the city’s water reclamation director, had accepted the job as public works director in November of 2016 to replace John McGinnis who had retired from the position in October of 2016. Hausler said Boyer told him he has too much going on now at the treatment plant and the public works position to do both.
“So, he has asked that we accept his resignation as public works director,” Hausler said, adding that he “regretfully accepted the resignation”.
He said Boyer agreed to continue in both positions until the city hires a new public works director.
Council members accepted his resignation.
Much of the public works director position was not new to Boyer because he had served as director of public works in the Village of Sugar Grove before coming to Plano 27 years ago.
With the two positions combined, he had about 15 employees working for him, compared to only three in the water reclamation department.
In other business, Kyle Pennington of Groot Industries, the city’s refuse hauler, gave city council members a report on the amount of refuse going through the transfer station. Garbage is taken to the station on Eldamain Road where it is separated from non-garbage so the different items can be transferred to the proper places for disposal.
He said they averaged about 300 tons a day during January and February. In March they averaged about 380 tons a day he said, noting that the season has an effect on the amount of refuse they pick up.
During the first couple months of year the amount of garbage picked up is lighter. But the amount of recyclable materials is heavier because of Christmas, he noted. He said they have seen an increase in the amount of items being recycled which is good because these materials are being kept out of the trash and out of the landfills.
He said they have been averaging about 380 tons a day in the trash, and said they expect this to be the average for the next six months of the year. They also are getting a lot of non-hazardous demolition waste materials and the City of Sandwich also is bringing its waste to the transfer station, he said.
Pennington said they expect to see an average of 500 to 520 tons a day being brought to the transfer station in 2019 and 2020.