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Westport honors former DPW head

Westport town Supervisor Daniel Connell presents former Department of public works Supervisor, Jerold Sherman with certificate of appreciation at  the town board meeting on March 27.

Westport town Supervisor Daniel Connell presents former Department of public works Supervisor, Jerold Sherman with certificate of appreciation at the town board meeting on March 27. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— The Westport town board honored former Highway Superintendent Jerold Sherman for his years of dedication.

“It’s my pleasure tonight to officially present to Mr. Sherman a certificate of appreciation,” Supervisor Daniel Connell said at the March 27 meeting. “The Westport town board and the citizens of Westport wish to acknowledge the 26 years of dedicated service given by Jerold Sherman to the town of Westport, and to express our sincere thanks for a job well done.”

Sherman started working for the town in 1985 as a heavy equipment operator. Connell said throughout his career, Sherman has been a faithful, cooperative and dedicated town employee.

In 2004, the town board offered Sherman the position of DPW Superintendent. The new position made him responsible for water, sewer, parks and highway.

“He said I can do this job, I really want it, and he took what was in the highway department that had separate water and division and brought them together,” Connell said.

“It’s been my pleasure to work with the town and town employees and I think we have made a lot of progress,” Sherman said. “It was my pleasure to do what I could do.”

Due to health reasons, Sherman decided to retire in 2011. Before leaving office he trained his replacement, Dennis Westover.

Sherman was raised in Westport, attended Westport Central School, and raised two children with his wife in the town.

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