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Public works director resigns

Bodoh with city for 17 years

By Scott Bellile

The city of New London is searching for a new public works director following the resignation of Jeffrey Bodoh.

Bodoh resigned immediately on Aug. 9. His letter did not state his reasons why, New London City Administrator Kent Hager said.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Bodoh was the city’s director of public works since 2000.

Hager said Bodoh’s tasks will be divided among city employees until a replacement is hired.

“We are working out the details on temporary coverage for the loss now,” Hager stated in an email to the Press Star on Monday, Aug 14. “No decision on hiring just yet. Either we wait till the September Finance and Personnel Committee meeting or there may be a special one to cover this topic.”

Recent projects that Bodoh was involved in planning will not be impacted by his departure, Hager said. These include the creation of Beacon Avenue Cottages, roadwork on Beacon Avenue, the construction of three additional apartment buildings on Partridge Drive, and river wall repairs along the Wolf River.

According to the job description, the public works director and engineer is responsible for performing all administrative work related to public works projects and improvements, managing the city’s street and wastewater divisions, conducting project bid openings, ensuring all hired contractors are fulfilling their obligations, and addressing problems and complaints from the public.

The Press Star reached out to Bodoh for comment but did not hear back before press time.

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