Posted at: 11/08/2012 1:12 PM
Updated at: 11/08/2012 10:47 PM
Longtime Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Carpenter announced his resignation Thursday night to become Deputy Executive Director of the Monroe County Water Authority.
The deputy director's position has been vacant for seven years. Nicholas Noce, the water authority's top executive advertised for applicants two months ago and Carpenter, a former commissioner of public works in Pittsford was among 54 who applied for the $137,000 a year job.
Bill Carpenter said, "I think with the job itself, and the transmission of water, is a little bit of a public works operation in many ways, so there are many differences. It's highly technical, in terms of how water is treated, and all that. But really the operation of the public works, is very comparable to the background I’ve had."
Carpenter will be in charge of more than 100 employees at the water authority.
His resignation is effective November 23.
Deputy Town Supervisor Sandy Zutes will oversee day-to-day operations while the Town Board looks for someone to serve the remainder of Carpenter’s term which expires at the end of 2013.
Photo courtesy of the Town of Pittsford