Macedonia Mayor Don Kuchta has recommended service department foreman Jim DeGaetano to replace former Service Director Jim Crevar, who retired at the end of last year.

At Councils work session last night, Kuchta said DeGaetano, who has been on the department 20 years and has been assisting Kuchta as acting director since Crevars retirement.

Jim has far surpassed the competition, Kuchta said, adding he made the decision earlier in the day. We had several people apply that are presently service directors in other communities, who used to be service directors. I have all the confidence in the world within two years hes going to make us the best service department that weve ever had.

Im looking forward to the challenge and I think we can make things happen, DeGaetano said.

Council is expected to vote on the appointment at its Feb. 28 meeting.