Middletown names new interim water sewer supervisor

Middletown has a new interim water sewer maintenance supervisor.

Alan Wolverton took over the position Monday when Donny Walsh retired Friday from the full-time position, after a month’s notice to the town.

“I just want to express how appreciative we are of Donny Walsh’s work,” Mayor Charles Harbaugh said Tuesday evening in a meeting where Wolverton met with administrators and members of the council.

Town officials will give Wolverton up to 90 days as interim supervisor to get an understanding of the town and the department at which time he could then be offered the position.

Only existing town employees were eligible to apply for the position when it was initially offered, and Wolverton was the only candidate who applied, Harbaugh said.

“We feel he is a strong internal candidate. He is well versed in the work. He has previous experience with sewer and water,” Harbaugh said.

Wolverton is responsible for the management of the town’s water, sewer and maintenance departments.

Wolverton said he came to the department in May as an operator. He had been working in Round Hill, near Purcellville, where he worked 19 years as supervisor of utilities.

Wolverton said he has also worked in Strasburg and Woodstock.

He said his strengths include understanding of regulations, and his ability to work with developers and engineers.

Wolverton said he is still getting his feet under him, getting to know the strengths of employees who work in the plant as well as becoming familiar with the town’s infrastructure.