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Legislation #: 010618 Introduction Date: 4/26/2001
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 4/26/2001
Sponsor: MAYOR & COUNCIL
Title: Honoring Larry DeWitt, Street Restoration Engineer for the Public Works Department, Street and Traffic Division for his 37 years of professionalism and dedication.

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4/26/2001

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RESOLUTION NO. 010618

 

Honoring Larry DeWitt, Street Restoration Engineer for the Public Works Department, Street and Traffic Division for his 37 years of professionalism and dedication.

 

WHEREAS, Larry DeWitt has announced his retirement from the City of Kansas City, Missouri after 37 years of service to the City; and

 

WHEREAS, since beginning his service with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, in June, 1964 as a Draftsman in the old Traffic Department, he transferred to the Public Works Department as a Drafting Aide III. After completing his BS degree in civil engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia, he was reclassified to an engineering position in 1978 and transferred to the Street Preservation Section in May, 1981, where be became its section head in 1983; and

 

WHEREAS, as part of his duties, Larry has obtained an excellent knowledge of the street conditions of Kansas City. This knowledge has allowed him to make the best decisions when it comes to determining the best treatment for street repair on any given street; and

 

WHEREAS, Larry has developed a resurfacing, slurry seal, crack sealing and concrete replacement program that addresses the streets most in need of repair; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1995, Larry received the Samuel L. Greeley Government Service award from the American Public Works Association; and

 

WHEREAS, during his 37 years, Larry has received numerous compliments from citizens and contractors with whom he works as well as been an excellent mentor to the staff that reports to him; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor and commend Larry DeWitt for his 37 years of dedicated professional service to the City of Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to him in token of the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for a job well done.

 

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