The first item on the agenda of the February meeting of the Bourbon Town Council was to present Street Department Superintendent Roger Terry with a plaque of appreciation for his 30 years of service to the community.
Terry was first hired at the February 11 meeting of the Council and his start date was February 18. Now some thirty years later, Terry said he still loves his job. Terry said, “The Council is always there for me and I am always there for them.”
Terry said he is particularly glad to have a job where he can work outside. He refers to his “title” as a walking supervisor to the employee he shares with Utilities Department. Part of his duties includes making sure the streets are as safe as possible. He said, “During the snow season, I’m usually up by 4:00 A.M. to check the streets and make sure they are plowed.”
Council President Ward Byers presented the plaque to Terry and added that his family deserves honor for their support. Terry kiddingly said, “My wife is a snowplow widow in the winter.” Terry said he appreciates the support of his wife Denise and their two grown children. Their son works as a counselor in Kendallville and their daughter moved back to Bourbon and teaches with the Triton Schools.
Terry lived in the Bremen and attended school from first to eighth grades before his family moved to Ohio. He said he moved back to this area for jobs and met his wife, who is a Bourbon native, and never wanted to leave.