There were two guest speakers at Tuesday’s Pioneer Council meeting.
Dawn Baldwin, director of emergency services for Williams County, and Rick Fairbanks, electric supervisor for the town spoke to council members.
Fairbanks, according to the Bryan Times, is due to retire in January, leaving the town with two lineman. Fairbanks told council members he doesn’t feel the two men have enough experience to operate safely in the many situations which could arise.
He says the men are capable of changing meters and poles, but working with high voltage transformers is potentially dangerous and costly. He said he couldn’t give a definite answer on when the two would be ready, but that they need more experience.
In addition, Fairbanks told members he wanted a letter from council officially terminating his supervisory position, which actually ended Sept. 2.