JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – The City of Jamestown’s Director of Public Works is leaving his position, as he will be enjoying the retirement life after almost 30 years of service.
Jeff Lehman has been working for the City of Jamestown for 29 years, concluding his venture on Friday March 31st.
“It’s been a huge challenge,“ explained Council President Tony Dolce. “We’ve gone through a lot of changes, restructuring of the departments over the years, over the past 30 years. He’s always been there, he’s always weathered the storm. He’s been a constant calming effect, he always seems to know what to do. And he always comes back to us every budget year to buy new toys, and trucks, and so forth.”
Taking over for Lehman will be Mark Roetzer, who has already been with the city for the past 13 years.
“It’ll be big shoes to fill,“ explained Roetzer. “Luckily we have really good staff at the DPW and Parks department. So I’ll have a lot of help, and Jeff will still be around. He told me to text him anytime I need to, and he’s always willing to give advice or point me in the right direction.”
In addition, Ben Haskins with the city’s Corporation Council will be moving to the Public Defender’s Office.