Former town councillor and retiring chair of the Liquid Waste Management Committee John Wilson received high praise at last week’s town council meeting.
Wilson officially stepped down after several years of service.
Wilson during his long career in politics has worked with several mayors and last served on council in 1996.
He’s been active on a variety of commissions ranging from the regional environmental commission as a representative of the town as well as the local environment commission.
The Liquid Waste Management Committee oversaw public process and commissioning of the new $22 million sewage treatment plant that was completed earlier this year.
Part of committee’s role also involved the process of monitoring the creation of the Liquid Waste Management Plan for sewage and storm water.
“The role of the committee members is plan monitoring after the major infrastructure has been built,” said Coun. Rob Hutchins.
The design of the new plant, which is a first in North America, is based on a model used widely in Europe.
Many on council last week credited Wilson for his work at last Monday’s meeting and he appeared briefly to accept a token of appreciate from the town.