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Rundle Hired to Lead Yorktown Water Department

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Kenneth Rundle is sworn in by Town Clerk Diana Quast at the Sept. 6, 2017, Town Board meeting. Credits: File Photo/Gabrielle Bilik
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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Kenneth Rundle has been hired to lead the town of Yorktown's water department.

He was promoted at the Sept. 6 Town Board meeting, with about a dozen of his colleagues in attendance.

“It says a lot about you that they’re all here behind you,” said Supervisor Michael Grace.

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Grace said working in the water department is a tough and sometimes thankless job.

“Your group of guys work like dogs under really adverse conditions and I don’t think anyone appreciates it,” he said.

In the position, Rundle will earn $105,000 annually. The increase from the previous water superintendent David Rambo's $92,000 salary is due to the competitive nature of the job market, Grace said.

Rundle, who started with the water department in 1987 as a laborer, thanked the board and his team for their ongoing support and touted the benefits of hard work.

“They really pull it together,” he said of his team. “They do an unbelievable job…Hard work pays off. You may not think it, you think it may be going unnoticed, but somebody’s watching. Hard work does pay off and I’m proof of it.”

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