YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Last month, the town board recognized Kenneth Rundle, water superintendent, and Joseph Lewis, assistant maintenance foreman, for 30 years of employment with the town.

Rundle started with the water department in 1987 as a laborer, and was promoted to lead the town of Yorktown’s water department on Sept. 6, 2016. Lewis began at the same time as Rundle and has worked in the department ever since. He was appointed to the position of assistant maintenance foreman in June 2011.

The two were given certificates of recognition at the May 2 televised meeting.

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Supervisor Michael Grace took a moment to praise the two, along with the entire department.

“There’s always this stereotypical rap against municipal workers,” Grace said, “but I’m gonna tell you this: there’s no typical municipal worker mentality in Yorktown, other than a real hardworking one.”

Grace noted the long and often late hours the water department gets called to duty, particularly in below-freezing temperatures, and thanked them for their service.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again,” he said, “we have a really great water department. We really do.”