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Utilities director resigns after 1.5 years on the job

Contact Information:

Percy Ashcraft, County Administrator       (804) 633-3499

Boryschuk Resigns Post

As Director of Utilities

Caroline County Director of Public Utilities John Boryschuk has resigned to accept an offer from the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority.

Boryschuk submitted his letter of resignation at a meeting with County Administrator Percy Ashcraft Wednesday morning. The resignation is effective October 8.

Boryschuk was hired January 21, 2009 as Director of Public Utilities. His responsibilities broadened during his tenure when the Public Utilities and Public Works departments combined to create one Public Utilities Department in July, 2009. He oversees 49 employees which includes several part-time employees at the solid waste convenience sites.

Ashcraft said that Boryschuk contributed a great deal in a short time with Caroline County.

“This is a difficult loss for our organization, but I wish John well in his new position,” commented Ashcraft. “He brought a special professionalism to the position that was well received by all who work with him. I thank him for his contributions to advance the Public Utilities Department.”

Ashcraft will begin immediately to transition the department after Boryschuk departs. He will brief the Board of Supervisors at its September 21 meeting and then announce both an interim and long-term plan to fill the position.

From the county’s Twitter feed:

Utilies Director John Boryschuk has resigned to accept a new position at the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority.

From the Spring 2009 county newsletter:

New Utilities Director John Boryschuk began his duties in Caroline on January 21.

Boryschuk served as Director of Utilities for the City of Fairfax, Virginia for eight years before retiring in October 2008. Prior to Fairfax, he served as Senior Engineer for the Prince William County Service Authority for five years and as a Senior Planning Engineer in the private sector.

Boryschuk’s experience will be valuable in helping the County make key decisions on the expansion of the wastewater treatment plant at Polecat Creek, acquisition of long-term water sources and complying with state and federal regulations.

In a 2009 report by the Free Lance-Star, John Boryschuk’s salary was listed as:

John Boryschuk Jr., Public Utilities/Public Works Director, $103,000

(Note: This year, county employees making more than $40,000 received a 2 percent salary reduction)


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    Why do “so called” good people keep leaving Caroline County Gov’t? Why does the County Gov’t insist on putting the people of Caroline into extreme debt? Why do they continue to break FOIA laws? What are the real cost of the State Fair to caroline has anyone added up the cost since this financial nightmare was allowed in the county after everywhere else they went turned them down because of there drain on taxpayer dollars? Why is Curry Roberts breaking more promises made to the people of Caroline by know keeping the fair open until 1 am after he promised adjoining land owners it would close at 10pm? WHY indeed!

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