Falls Supervisors Bid Farewell to Long-time Engineer
The Falls Township Supervisors bid a heartfelt good-bye to its engineer of nearly 15 years, Jim Sullivan.
Sullivan, of T&M Associates, is retiring from his position at year’s end. He began as the township’s engineer in April 2004. At the time, Supervisors Chairman Bob Harvie was three months into his first term as Supervisor.
“This township would not be where it is today without Jim Sullivan,” Harvie said during Tuesday’s Supervisors meeting, the last of which Sullivan will attend. Harvie added that Falls “owes a debt of gratitude” to him.
During his tenure with Falls, Sullivan has overseen the reconstruction or resurfacing of 40 percent of the roads in the roughly 28-square-mile township. He has also met with contractors, reviewed the engineering aspects of land development projects on the township’s behalf and surveyed bid specifications.
A new engineer will be chosen at the Supervisors’ 2019 reorganization meeting on Jan. 7.
“It’s going to be a little awkward seeing someone else at the end of the table,” Harvie said to Sullivan, who sits at a long table with the township manager, secretary and attorneys during Supervisors meetings.
Supervisor Vice Chairman Jeff Dence credited Sullivan with a high level of professionalism and said that his replacement will have “some big shoes to fill.”
“One of the best parts of this job are the friendships,” Dence said, noting that 2019 marks his 10th year on the Board of Supervisors. “Jim is definitely a friend. He will surely be missed.”