Dorn learning the ropes with Dalton maintenance [UPDATED]Published 9:56am Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Updated 11:57am Tuesday, December 6, 2011
David Schroeder, who is closing out 27 years of service to the city of Dalton as utility maintenance supervisor, is working with Byron Dorn who will take over as head of operations in the near future. Dorn has worked part-time for the city since May 2010.
Dorn knows residents in and around Dalton very well. He and his wife, Beth, own the Dalton Corner Store.
“I look forward to going from part-time to full-time work for the city,” said Dorn. “I’ve been taking my utility licensure training in Elbow Lake. I’ve learned a lot, from David and by taking classes.”
Schroeder said that city employees, while working in utility maintenance, wear a lot of hats.
“We read water meters, make sure that fire hydrants are operational, work in the city parks and pick up trash, among many other things,” said Schroeder. “For me, I look forward to phasing into retirement.”
He and Dorn also have duties related to operation of the city’s wastewater plant. Their efforts from city government do not go unnoticed.
“We in city government, and Dalton residents in general, can depend on David and Byron and what they do,” said Dalton City Clerk Dennis Mosher. “They do a great job while performing needed services for the city of Dalton. I know I also speak on behalf of the mayor and city council.”
Mosher said that it’s a 24-7 job for Schroeder and Dorn.
“Nighttime calls, when emergencies take place, is not uncommon,” said Mosher. “They respond quickly and take care of what needs to be done.”