Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell puts his glasses on the bridge of his nose, grabs a ruler and some chalk and rings the bell. The course? City Memo 101. Today’s assignment is to read this memo!
Getting their learn on
A degree on the streets
The city of Concord participates in the N.H. Technology Transfer Center’s Roads Scholar Program to meet educational and training requirements for municipal highway practitioners, Aspell writes. Organizers certainly get an A+ for having their pun game on point.
There are a minimum number of contact hours for each level to measure the time of instruction. Currently, there are 11 General Services employees who are Roads Scholars (and a handful more who are Roads Warriors). Roads Scholar I employees, who have completed 25 hours of instruction, include Larry Anthony, Brian Deschenes, Dennis Gil-more, Kevin Rowell and Glenn Vallee. Senior Roads Scholar employees, who have completed 75 hours of instruction, include Jan Hall, Chad Jaquith and Jim Major. And Master Roads Scholar employees, who have completed 100 hours of instruction, include Kevin Demers, Nat Jones and Kevin Bartlett.
The Engineering Services Division also has two Roads Scholars: Greg Meagher (Roads Scholar II) and Scott Sykes (Master Roads Scholar).
The city appreciates these inpiduals for demonstrating their dedication and for improving their career performance and professional development through continued training.
Shiny new things
Green Street spruced up
The Public Properties Division of the General Services Department recently facilitated and completed major renovations to the Green Street Community Center, Aspell writes. It’s now much more communityish and features even more centerness.
More than $600,000 was invested into this much-needed project. Upgrades include new floors, a carpeted entryway, rehabilitated brick exterior, ceiling tile replacements, repaired and cleaned light fixtures, new paint, refurbished locker rooms, ocelot petting zoo, new bathroom facilities, steam pipe covering, rolling floor mats, a handicap accessible ramp, sprinkler work and lock upgrades.
The city of Concord celebrated the recent renovations by holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Green Street Community Center July 13. Mayor Jim Bouley was in attendance to help unveil the newly updated facility.