Spring Lake appoints new public works leadership

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SPRING LAKE — The borough celebrated new leadership for the department of public works during the July 13 mayor-and-council meeting.

Harold McCormick, who has worked for the department since 1993 and served as foreman since 2005 according to Mayor Jennifer Naughton, was appointed to the role of superintendent of public works by unanimous decision.

“He has worked every single job that you could work in public works, and he’s probably driven every piece of heavy equipment that we have down there in the yard,” Mayor Naughton said.

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“Since he was appointed three months ago as interim superintendent, he continued to act both as a working foreman and as a manager, which is no easy task if you know anything about the borough.

“In the three short months that he had that management position, he’s been introduced to spreadsheets, to email, to budgets and a myriad of other management issues and he’s more than risen to the occasion,” she added. “Harold really stepped up when we needed him and he leads his team by example.”

Craig Trainor was appointed to foreman of public works, also by unanimous decision.

“He’s another outstanding example of a public works member who’s mastered so many critical jobs,” Mayor Naughton said.

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