RED SPRINGS — Tim Maudlin was recently named the new Public Works director for the town of Red Springs.
Maudlin replaces George Hall, who served as that department’s director for more than a decade before deciding to retire. Maudlin had been serving as assistant Public Works director since early 2013.
“I’m learning and growing and trying to do my best,” said Maudlin, a Red Springs native. “I work for the town, but my real bosses are the citizens of Red Springs.”
Maudlin will oversee the 18-person department that deals with everything from keeping the streets clean to water and waste treatment facilities.
“We do a lot, including trash pickup, taking care of leaves and limbs,” he said. “Just about everything, but electrical.”
Town Manager James Bennett said Hall and Maudlin have been working together for the past six months to help smooth the transition. Maudlin has been serving in his new role for about three weeks.
“Tim has been in training to replace George for sometime after we learned that George had planned to retire,” Bennett said. “The beauty is that we had George to help share his insights and support Tim as he moved into the role of director. I’m confident that he will do a great job.”
Maudlin joined the town in 1998, working at the water treatment facility and the waste water plant. He eventually served as supervisor for both facilities.
“I started out as a backup operator at the water treatment plant and just worked my way up the line,” the Red Springs High graduate said.
Maudlin and his wife Bobbie have three sons, Michael, Dillon and Hunter.