Forest City's electric department recognized

Feb. 06, 2013 @ 06:40 AM

The electric utility department in Forest City has received recognition for safety on the job. During the regular business meeting of Forest City Town Council,  Barry Spurlin, the director of the department, received  the Municipal Electric Safety Award 2011 presented by ElectriCities.

The award reflects the department had no lost time accidents in 2011.

"We are proud of our electric utility department and the great job these men do for the Town," said manager John Condrey. "These five men provide 24/7/365 coverage to the Town to keep the power on to all the homes and businesses located in Forest City.  In their spare time, they help Forest City get ready for Christmas."

Condrey said the electric department starts in September and become the “light brigade” for the Town.  "We appreciate Electric Superintendent Barry Spurlin and his department for the tremendous job they do for the Town," Condrey said.