The City Manager says, "It is with sadness that I must report the resignation of Mr. Joseph Kroll, the City's longstanding Public Services Director.
Mr. Kroll resigned this week to explore new horizons and challenges in both his professional and personal life. Joe has been an outstanding member of the community for many years and will be sorely missed.
Joe will continue his employment with the City until the end of October and will be assisting in the recruitment process for his replacement. These will be large shoes to fill as Joe has worked tirelessly throughout his years with the City, devoting so much of his precious personal time to both our residents and the City Administration, particularly in the role of Emergency Management Director. We are all going to miss him and his energy." What she meant to say was, "don't let the door hit you in the azz on the way out."
Words are cheap. To tell you the truth, it was extremely sad last night when the Mayor read the list of those recently gone from Lake Worth...long time employees, all of them. It literally got me emotional and choked me up. Charles Stevens, our IT man, is leaving after 27 years and the City, instead of the usual watch for long service, gave him an inscribed clock wrapped up in black ribbon, an appropriate color for the occasion. We all applauded after his brief speech. Then he was gone too. Just like he had never been.