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Council chooses new Public Works Director

By: Dolores Hamilton
Following a lengthy round of interviews and discussions, the Iowa Park City Council voted Monday night to hire Scott Rosser Perry of Glen Rose to fill the position of Public Works Director.

The position has been vacant since the end of December when Belvin Lytle retired and moved back to Anson where he will work in the family farm and ranch business.

The city received 20 applications for the position, and after several weeks of interviews, the council met in special session Monday to discuss the three finalists, Perry, David Sherrill and Donnie Clifton.

“This was a tough decision,” said council member Sherrie Williams. “They all had good resumes and references. However we felt that Mr. Perry had more experience in administration and in the field.”

The position pays a yearly salary of $41,000 through the six-month probation period, then raises to $42,500.

Perry currently resides in Glen Rose. He served as Field Operations Manager for Texas Utility Services for over 15 years. He was Public Works Director for the city of Hico until 2010 and is currently employed with the city of Alvarado as its Groundwater Production and Wastewater Treatment Specialist.

Perry has served as a volunteer Deputy Constable for Sumerville County, and a police officer in Saint Joe and Pelican Bay.

He currently holds Class “C” groundwater production, water distribution and wastewater treatment licenses as well as certification as a registered code enforcement officer through the Texas Department of Health.