Council honors Immich on retirement after 27 years as director of public works

by Emmitt B. Feldner
of The Review staff


PLYMOUTH MAYOR DONALD POHLMAN (right) presented retiring Director of Public Works Bill Immich with a proclamation thanking him for his 27 years of service to the city of Plymouth during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. — Review photo by Emmitt B. Feldner PLYMOUTH MAYOR DONALD POHLMAN (right) presented retiring Director of Public Works Bill Immich with a proclamation thanking him for his 27 years of service to the city of Plymouth during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. — Review photo by Emmitt B. Feldner PLYMOUTH – Retiring Director of Public Works Bill Immich attended his final City Council meeting Tuesday.

Immich, who was presented with a resolution of commendation for 27 years in his position, joked that, “I’ve spent two months of my life at these council meetings.”

He calculated that he had attended 675 council meetings over his time as DPW and, at an average of two hours per meeting, that added up to 168 eight-hour days or 56 24-hour days – nearly two months.

“I’m very grateful for the last 27 years working for the city, doing things I would never have imagined,” Immich said after Mayor Donald Pohlman presented him with a copy of the resolution of commendation.

“It has been a good 27 years here in Plymouth. It is an honor and a privilege to work for the city of Plymouth,” Immich stated.

He noted that, while he had “seen a lot of alderpeople come and go” in his 27 years, he had only worked with two mayors – Pohlman and before him the late William Kiley.

The resolution noted the growth of the city’s park system during Immich’s tenure – including the extension of the recreational trail system and the addition of the Outdoor Aquatic Center and Evergreen Golf Course – as well as his leadership in getting Plymouth recognized as a Tree City USA every year he was here.

The council approved the creation of a decorative brick “Walk of Fame” recognition program for city employees and officials in the pocket park at the northeast corner of Mill and Caroline Streets. Immich will be the inaugural inductee in the “Walk of Fame,” according to the ordinance.

Immich’s is being replaced as director of public works by Cathy Austin.


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