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City’s employee of the year honored

Public Works employee Leon Brogdon was honored as the City of Bainbridge’s Employee of the Year at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

According to Public Works Director Tommy King, Brogdon was hired by the City of Bainbridge in April of 2007 as an equipment operator I.

“Several months back, Leon was diagnosed with cancer and has been receiving treatments in an effort to cure his disease,” King wrote in his letter nominating Brogdon for employee of the quarter back in March.

“On the days he has treatment, he only takes off the amount of time for treatments and then returns to work. I have never heard of anyone returning to work on the same day just after receiving cancer treatments.

“This type of dedication is only one example of Leon’s enthusiasm and commitment to his job and the City,” King wrote.

Other business

 Approved, by unanimous vote, a request from the Unity of Faith Church International Women’s Ministry to temporarily close Broughton Street, between its intersection with Sims and Russ streets, between the hours of noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. The ministry plans to hold a Christian block party during that time.

Bids and Bills

By unanimous vote, the council approved the following bills and bids:

Bills: $3,362.15 from Genesis Group of Tallahassee, Fla., for professional services on Bainbridge boat ramp improvement.

Bids: $220,232 from Turner, Wood and Smith Agency of Gainesville, Ga., for worker’s compensation insurance premium; $7,969 from Georgia Department of Labor of Atlanta, Ga., for quarterly worker’s compensation reimbursement; $75,753 from Truck Equipment Sales Inc., of Cantonment, Fla., for new side loading refuse collection body (24 cubic yards); $111,107 from Beck Motor Company/Tri-State Peterbilt of Albany, Ga., for new cab and chassis for new side loader refuse collection body; $68,127 from Consolidated Disposal Systems of Smyrna, Ga., for minimum front loading refuse collection body (30 cubic yards); $113,226 from Beck Motor Company/Tri-State Peterbilt of Albany, Ga., for new cab and chassis for front loader refuse collection body; $12,158 from NAFECO of Decatur, Ala., for firefighter coats, trousers and suspenders; $3,909 from Municipal of Tifton, Ga., for firefighter boots, helmets, hoods and gear bags; and $1,440 from Fireline of Winder, Ga., for firefighter gloves.

Brennan Leathers can be reached by e-mail at brennan.leathers@thepostsearchlight.com, or telephone at (229) 246-2827, Ext. 115.

Photo by Brennan Leathers

CITY EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR is equipment operator Leon Brogdon, who works for Bainbridge’s Public Works Division. From the left, are City Manager Chris Hobby; Brogdon’s daughter, April; wife, Tina Brogdon; daughter, Shona; granddaughter, Breanna; grandson, Blake, and Mayor Mark Harrell.