During Wednesday night's meeting, Human Resources Director, Jan Sloat, presented STAR Awards to Julie Pasillas, Tim Saenz, and Corey Ross from the Public Works Department. The STAR (Special Thanks and Recognition) Award is an employee recognition program to award employees for demonstrating exceptional service and exceeding expectations in their work performance.
At the end of April, Public Works was informed that the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) would conduct a Sanitary Survey. These surveys are conducted by CDPHE every 3-4 years, and staff is never given much notice before the survey.
Julie Pasillas (Public Works Director), Tim Saenz (Water Foreman), and Corey Ross (Public Works Administrative Coordinator) were responsible for prepping and organizing the required documents for the survey. The magnitude of work it takes to prepare for this is unquestionably all-consuming for those involved. To get ready, the team received a Preparation Checklist from CDPHE that outlined approximately 50 points of inspection. In their preparation, the team pulled 15,000 pages of records.
During the survey, the CDPHE inspector reviewed all the records, plans, and testing sites and concluded that the Town had passed the survey. This was a result of excellent teamwork, organization, and the impeccable retention of Town records. This team continually demonstrates their commitment to providing professional service and quality water to the residents of the Town of Firestone, and this STAR Award recognizes their efforts for a job well done!