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Montville's DPW Director Bourdeau Named 'Unsung Hero'

Town of Salem to honor Don Bourdeau

 

Montville’s Public Works director Don Bourdeau is being hailed as one of Salem’s ‘Unsung Heroes for Volunteerism’ awardees.  

The town honors residents who have “quietly given extraordinary amounts of time and talent to community service over many years.”

And Bourdeau is one.

From the press release announcing the award:

Don Bourdeau, a Salem native, became a Gardner Lake Fire Company volunteer at 13 years old. He has been a member ever since; serving as an emergency medical technician and eventually, Fire Chief for 25 years. He volunteered in many public safety and building committees, including Chair of the Salem School Well Committee. He served as a Town Constable for four years. He served on the Board of Selectman and was First Selectman from 1993 to 1997. His experience, expertise and wise counsel to every First Selectman since, has benefitted Salem. The many anonymous donations from the Bourdeau Farm to needy families over the years have been truly extraordinary.

Bourdeau will be honored as one of Salem’s unsung heroes at Salem’s 9th annual Unsung Heroes Awards Banquet to be held at the Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Company firehouse on Rt. 354 at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 7. The theme of this event is 'Volunteerism the American Way.'  For ticket information contact Linda Parker at (860) 859-1541.

Jennifer K. February 18, 2013 at 03:50 PM
May be a nice guy but he is stealing from us tax payers. He gets paid by Montville to run public works and by Salem at the same time. Any where else this would be illegal. Our mayor however allows it and let's him take his Montville vehicle home and to check on his guys in Salem.
DARLENE February 18, 2013 at 05:05 PM
I HAD A RUN IN ABOUT 5YRS AGO WITH MR. BORDEAU AFTER I ASKED PUBLIC WORKS TO DIG A CULVERT ON MY PROPERTY. A FLAGSTONE WALL WAS REMOVED WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. WHEN I CAME HOME FROM WORK AND DUSCOVERED THIS I WENT TO MAYOR JASKIEWICZ AND WE BOTH ASKED MR. BORDEAU WHERE THE STONE WENT AND HE CALLED ME A LIAR SAYING THE STONE WALL WAS NEVER THERE IN THE 1ST PLACE. THE SAID PROPERTY HAS BEEN IN MY FAMILY FOR ABOUT 75YRS... I THINK I KNEW IF A WALL WAS THERE....HE DESERVES NO RESPECT FROM ME!!! BY THE WAY, THE STONES WERE FOUND AT A DIFFERENT ADDRESS AND THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPT HAD MY WALL REBUILT. SEE WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DONT STAND UP FOR YOURSELF????

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