Key staffers added to township payroll

The Township of South Dundas will gain two key staff members next week.

April 29, Christopher Bazinet will be joining the township as Manager of Public Works.

Bazinet will be taking over from South Dundas’ first and only manager of public works, Hugh Garlough, who is slated to retire at the end of the year.

“Mr. Bazinet brings a valuable combination of private sector experience in waste management as well as municipal public works experience with the city of Timmins,” noted South Dundas chief administrative officer Steve McDonald in an April 16, media release. “He brings a wealth of experience to the position which will serve the township well. He is very practical and understands the fiscal reality of municipal government.”

“I look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate how my skills and passion can contribute to the future of South Dundas,” said Bazinet.

Bazinet was selected from a field of 25 who applied for the job. Four were interviewed.

May 1, Ian Kemp will be joining the staff of The Township of South Dundas as the Supervisor of Water and Wastewater Services. 

CAO McDonald made this announcement in a second April 16 media release.

“Mr. Kemp brings over 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, including supervisory experience,” said McDonald.

Most recently, Kemp worked as an operator/mechanic with OCWA, the Ontario Clean Water Agency. He and his family will be relocating here from Barrie.

Kemp was selected from a field of 10 applicants. Four were interviewed.

Employing Kemp is the first step in South Dundas’ effort to bring water and wastewater services in house.

Kemp will evaluate operations and determine the township’s needs regarding further staffing needs.

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