After serving his town for more than 15 years, Street Superintendent Bob Porter is receiving a promotion. Leaving his post of Street Superintendent, Porter will now be utility manager for the town of Culver.
“Bob was serving as street supervisor, so the next logical step for him was utility manager, and it also brought an additional responsibility of putting him in charge of our sewer department. So he’s now overseeing sewer, water, and streets,” said Munroe. “And we put that in place because Bob was already doing that job in many ways, and we just felt that he deserved a promotion and we decided to put that on paper.”
Culver’s previous town manager spoke very highly of Porter and rated him very highly on performance reviews. And even without a town manager, Porter has stepped to the plate. He now attends meetings that he wouldn’t otherwise attend, communicates on issues he wouldn’t otherwise have to, and he has done everything he can to keep the town running smoothly.
“We’re very fortunate to have him. Because when you’re without a town manager, and someone can step up and perform the way that Bob does, we’re really grateful for it,” Munroe said.
Along with the added responsibilities, of course, comes an increase in pay—an increase of about ten percent. This change will take place on Oct. 9, and his salary will be paid out of three separate funds. Forty-six percent will come from the motor vehicle fund, 27 percent will come from the water department fund, and the remaining 27 percent will come from the waste water fund.
After approving the ordinance to change his title and pay, another motion was made by the council to suspend the rules and pass on the second and third reading. This was also approved, and Porter can now enjoy his new title and all the benefits and responsibilities it brings.