Plymouth Color Logo2014The self-imposed hiring freeze in the City of Plymouth Utilities Department was lifted Monday evening by the Board of Public Works and Safety.

Utility Superintendent Donnie Davidson to the Board of Works he needs to hire a wastewater maintenance person to fill the position that has been vacant since June.

Davidson said with the notice that Bay Valley and Del Monte would close their doors he tried to delay filling the position even further but he has noticed maintenance getting deeper behind. The superintendent said he was also notified that a second maintenance person will be retiring in April.

Davidson said, “We’re getting into some additional overtime which defeats the purpose of having a hiring freeze.”

The Board of Works unanimously approved the request to hire a maintenance work. Davidson confirmed that he will hire a second maintenance worker when the employee retires in April.