Thursday, November 15, 2012

Walensky Hired as Cassville Public Works Director

City Administrator Eugene Dilbeck announced the hiring of Steve Walensky as Cassville’s Public Works Director, effective January 1, 2011. Several applications and interviews were conducted over the past months prior to the selection of Walensky.

“Steve’s corporate and high tech back ground offer the experiences and skills the City needs at this time,” said Dilbeck. “Steve’s credentials are impressive. He’s worked for JC Penney in Kansas City, MO and Dallas, TX; VISA International in San Francisco, CA; Sprint headquarters in Kansas City, MO; First Data Corp in Omaha, NE; and Alliance Data Systems in Dallas.”

Walensky and wife Cindy are local business owners. They purchased and remodeled the Royal W Resort on Highway 112 in 2007.

“We selected the Cassville area to live and run our business because it had everything we were looking for,” said Walensky. “From climate to the folks who live here, Cassville continues to exceed our expectations. I am excited to take this role on and apply my background to contribute to the City’s future. The resort is at a place where Cindy is excited to run the daily operations.”

Walensky’s responsibilities as Public Works Director, under the direction of the City Administrator, will be to oversee construction and maintenance of all City infrastructure, engineering functions including but not limited to repair, care and maintenance of all public streets, alleys, and traffic ways; water storage and distribution system; sanitary sewer collection system; storm water collection system; public parks; municipal airport facilities; all associated equipment, vehicles and buildings; and project management administration of contracts.

“I became very interested in Cassville’s potential and future when I served on the Master Plan Committee in 2009,” said Walensky. “A large part of Cassville’s positive quality of life is tied to the city’s public works area.”

Walensky’s education includes an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO. He also honorably served his country for six years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Additional Days Added for Christmas Tree Disposal

The City is helping citizens dispose of their live Christmas trees quickly and easily. Cassville’s Yard Waste Disposal Site will be open additional days the next week for tree and other yard waste disposal. The site will be open between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm on

Thursday, December 30, 2010 and then four days: Monday, January 3, through Thursday, January 6, 2011.

The site will be closed for the New Year holiday between Friday, December 31 and Sunday, January 2, 2011.

Christmas tree trunks must be less than 4 inches in diameter and be bare of decorations and tree stands.

Normal yard waste disposal site winter days and hours will then continue after January 6, with the site open Thursdays and Saturdays only between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

The disposal site is south of the City’s Aquatic Park on Sale Barn Road. The yard waste disposal site is for Cassville residents only.