July 17 2019

DPW Brings On New Buildings and Cemeteries Superintendent After Passing of Richard Reid

By: Rich Hosford



The Burlington Department of Public Works has filled the Buildings and Cemeteries Superintendent position after the previous occupant, Richard Reid, passed away in June. 


Town Administrator Paul Sagarino appointed current Buildings and Cemetery Lead Foreman Frank Anderson to the position at the recommendation of DPW Director John Sanchez. 


Sanchez acknowledged Reid’s passing as he made the recommendation. 


“I think we all agree that we would have preferred the circumstances to be different,” he said. “The former superintendent, Rich Reid, we’re really going to miss him. He was a really good friend and a very good employee with the town.” 


Sanchez said the position was posted internally and the department received four applications and after interviewing all of them they decided Anderson had the right experience for the job. 


“He’s been with the town since 2000 and possesses all the licences needed for the job and over the years he has accumulated a lot of experience, particularly related to building maintenance,” he said. 


Finally, Sanchez also pointed to the large number of DPW employees, from all the different divisions, who came to the meeting to show their support. The back of the room was lined with them. 


“I’m also happy to see many members of our department here tonight,” he said.


Photo Caption: DPW Director John Sanchez shakes hands with Frank Anderson after his appointment to Building and Cemeteries Superintendent


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