by Lisa Tome
Floyd Taylor thought Thursday, July 7 was just a normal work day.
Taylor, who has worked in the Town of Port Deposit's public works department for about four years, was incorrect.
It was the day he got promoted.
With little fanfare, Port Deposit town administrator Vicky Rinkerman called Taylor and his coworker Walter Krause to the town hall. In front of fellow town employees, Taylor was named Crew Leader for the Public Works Department.
With the job will come additional responsibilities. He will help prepare the town budget and capital expenses, monitor equipment, and provide direction to other staff.
"I've been doing it all along and now it's official, said Taylor. "I come in in the middle of the night and check the snow and the water (flooding)."
He joked with Krause who congratulated him. "Now you'll have a weed eater in each hand," laughed Taylor.
The mayor and commissioners decided two days prior to promotion to make it official. Mayor Wayne Tome said the promotion is well-deserved.
"He is reliable and does quality work. He is unassuming, diligent and has a great work ethic. He is dependable and does what he has to do to get the job done. Snow, ice, or flood, he doesn't blink an eye," said Tome. "Good, hard work does not go unrecognized." He also said that Taylor is flexible and his mindset is good for the town.