By Sara Tischauser
The Village of Shiocton and community helped public works director celebrate his retirement.
Dick Kominowski, Shiocton’s director of public works, celebrated his last day with the village on Oct. 5. Many people from the community came to lunch on Oct. 5 to celebrate Kominowski’s last day.
Kominowski said he plans to keep his part-time job at the Stephensville Waste Water Treatment Plant. He said he is looking forward to having a winter off from snow plowing and when spring comes he will decide what he wants to do. Kominowski said maybe he will look for part-time work in the spring, but that will depend how much work his wife has for him to do.
Many agreed that Kominowski is one of the nicest people they had met and he was willing to help anyone.
“I’ve worked with him the full 25 years, he’s been a joy to work with,” said Tammy Free, administrative assistant with the Village of Shiocton.
Village Cwlerk Laurie Bunnell said Kominowski was always happy and positive and good to work with.
“Dick has been at the village for 25 years and he is known for his kindness,” Bunnell said. “He will be greatly missed. He brought a lot of knowledge to our public works department.”
Many wished Kominowski well as he will now be able to enjoy his retirement.
“On behalf of the village board, we would like to thank Dick for his loyalty and we wish him good luck and relaxation in his retirement,” said Jennifer Schmoock, Shiocton Village Board trustee.
Kominowski said his years working at the village have been great.
“It’s been a wonderful experience getting to know so many nice people and getting to do so many different things,” Kominowski said. “It’s been a very nice ride.”