Tuesday’s Tatiara District Council meeting in Keith was a special occasion for long time employee Colin Hunt.
Colin was presented with a certificate for 30 years of service to the Tatiara District Council.
Colin started work as a gardener with the council on September 1, 1987 working under Arthur Weddell.
In 1992 he was promoted to a leading hand filling in as West Ward supervisor when Frank Kneebone was on leave. This is where he began to do a lot more grader work around this time.
He was once again promoted in 2002, this time taking on more responsibility and he undertook a number of training courses to improve his overall skills.
When Frank resigned in December 2005, Colin was appointed as Works Supervisor West. He is now the Tatiara District Council’s maintenance supervisor.
Colin has seen a lot of changes during his time with the council including:
- The construction of the Keith Industrial Estate
- The relocation of the Keith Council depot and the opening of an office in the main street
- Upgrade of Keith’s entrances and Hender street
- More sealing of rural roads and town streets, and
- Also the need for much more paperwork to be filled out
Colin has always been an extremely popular and well respected employee who always contributes to the Tatiara District Council.