Congratulations on a Job Well Done!

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Join us in saying congratulations to one of Kennedale’s long time city employees. Randy Philips worked for the City of Kennedale for the last 15 years. He retired last week.
Randy has seen many changes over the years. When he started work here, there were no zero turn mowers, Boom mower for the ditches, the guys worked with what they had to keep the city looking it’s best.

Robert Darden with Randy Phillips

Randy’s work also included lots of different jobs.

He and the guys always set up and clean up for all special events.

(Christmas tree lighting-

Bark in the park-Kid fish –

Trunk or Treat –

Community Theatre –

They put up and take down all the city Christmas lights.

Street repair (asphalt and concrete)

Crack seal on streets

Tree pruningTree removalTree/Shrub planting

Park maintenance and equipment repair

Building maintenance

Ditch Cleaning and Culvert cleaning

Mowing (Zero turn-Boom mower-Brush hog)

Weed eating & edging & blowing off work zones

Maintain Town center fountain

Painting strips on road way

Sign repair

Inlet repair and cleaning

Mosquito testing

Water testing all drinking fountains

Maintain ball fields

Sanding Icy streets

Emergency road way assistance (lights out or tree or obstruction in the road)

Assist the Keep Kennedale Beautiful in projects!

The City Guys –

They also work on the fountains at Sonora Park. This job entails getting in a row boat and going to the middle of the tanks to see what was wrong, sometimes getting into the water with the snakes and snapping turtles. Yikes!!

Randy put in countless hours in a normal work week and then had to take his turn to be “on call” for any emergencies over weekends, night and day 24/7. I personally remember a big water break in the freezing temperatures that he worked on over the weekend one night. I felt so sorry for them having to slop around in the freezing water and mud.

We know he will be missed by the Public Works guys, but now he can concentrate on things he loves to do. Working on classic cars, cooking, nature photography, travel, spending time with his family and treating his beautiful wife Debbie like a Queen!

Let’s all wish him well in retirement and say a big thanks for all you have done!!

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