ANSONIA = On April 29, 2015 Mayor David S. Cassetti accepted Bhcare’s Employer of the Year award on behalf of the City of Ansonia. The award was presented to Mayor Cassetti at BHcare's 21st Annual Employment Salute where nearly 70 people are gathered at Molto Bene Italian American Kitchen in Ansonia to honor the employer & employee of the year.
"It is an absolute honor to accept this award on behalf of the City," stated Mayor Cassetti. "I credit the excellent work of our new Public Works Director, Douglas Novak, in designing an innovative Summer Work Program that achieved beautification of Ansonia’s parks and greenways while also affording residents a temporary part-time employment opportunity."
Mayor Cassetti’s Summer Work program began mid- May 2014 with the hiring of 7 new part-time employees intended to beef-up Ansonia Public Works’ ground crews and ensure a cleaner City.Their duties included cleaning public parks, picking up litter, weed whacking, mowing, trimming shrubbery, planting grass, highway maintenance and a broad range of other beatification efforts.
"The City was in need of a spring and summer cleaning,” said Mayor Cassetti. "Our seasonal workers were a tremendous help, and it is wonderful to see BHcare recognizing the program with this award."Doug Novak, Superintendent of Ansonia’s Public Works Department, is advocating for the program, which utilized several BHcare patients, to be continued during the summer of 2015. "
The Summer Work Program gives full-time Public Works employees the opportunity to focus their attention on major maintenance initiatives within the City that have been neglected in the past due to budgetary constraints", he stated.
(This is a press release from Ansonia City Hall)