The September 9th meeting of the Marco Island City Council was once again another evening that focused on the commitment of employees to serve the citizens of the island. On that evening, five separate employees were given recognition for anywhere from 5 years of service to 30 years of employment with the city.
The proud and appreciative City Manager Michael McNees was beaming with pride as he introduced each one of the honored who was receiving an award that evening.
Paul Bollenback was celebrated for 5 years of service within the building services department.
Dreama Ayers for 5 years of service within the city and the Fire/Rescue Department.
Karl Patrick Hayman, who is now in his 10th year and is with the Water and Sewer Utility, and coordinates the Grease Trap Program for the Utility.
Timothy Pinter, who serves as the city’s Director of Public Works and has 15 years of service to the city.
Rodolfo Martinez who is also with the Water and Sewer Utility and is now in his 20th year.
Deputy Chief David Batiato serves as the Operations Chief for the Fire/Rescue Department with a total of 30 years with the city.
City Manager McNees was quick to recognize that the quality of the operation of any municipality lies in those that we don’t see on a day to day basis. He made that clear in his speech as he stated, “It is the person behind the scenes that make things run so smoothly. They provide the continuity of any operation. I am so pleased to see so many people with the longevity that they have with the city, and it is a true testament to the quality of the city staff we have.”