WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – In the wake of a planned merger between the Trumbull County Engineer’s office and the Sanitary Engineer’s office, the sanitary engineer has decided to step aside.
Rex Fee has retired after 30 years of service to the county. Commissioners will accept his resignation at their weekly meeting on Wednesday, but Fee’s retirement is effective as of March 6.
Under Fee’s guidance, more than $70 million in sanitary sewer projects were done in the county. Commissioner Frank Fuda said Fee did a fantastic job and he is sad to see him go.
“That guy was so dedicated, it was unreal. He wanted to stick around, he wanted to stay and do the water project to Southington. We did the impossible, we thought, with Kinsman. This is a tough project. He wanted to be there,” Fuda said.
A contract to have Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith run both departments could be approved by commissioners on Wednesday.