Kim Provost was named superintendent of public works for the Village of Dannemora Sept. 7.
The village board created and filled the position of superintendent of public works in two quick motions, promoting Kim Provost to the post Sept. 7.
Provost is a lifelong area resident, and has worked with the village for the last 11 years, starting at the wastewater plant as an operator. When room for him opened up at the town garage, Provost transferred over.
There, he worked under the recently-retired Thomas Tripp. Provost said he’s learned plenty about village maintenance from Tripp, and won't stop asking for advice now that he's been promoted.
“I'm still picking his brain,” said Provost.
He said he doesn't expect to increase his work load too much.
“We have an outstanding crew. I've got some young guys working for me that I can't say enough about,” said Provost.
Village Mayor Michael Bennett said the new title won't make for big changes in Provost's day-to-day duties.
“He's already been doing the job,” Bennett said. “The new title is something of a technicality.”
The board had to pick out a job title that fit Provost's skill set. With knowledge of both water and highway operations, superintendent of public works fit and was approved by the village.
Bennett said Provost runs an efficient crew that completes projects much faster than expected. Provost's wealth of knowledge in public works has saved the village from calling expensive contractors, Bennett said.