John Buckwalter to Retire

The public works director for the city of kirksville is retiring. John Buckwalter was hired in 1995 as the city engineer and was appointed public works director in 2005, and served in both capacities until 2011, when the city appointed Edward Leans as the city engineer. Buckwalter is set to retire in early July. Buckwalter has had a major role in overseeing the street program and storm water improvements across the community… most recently he’s been focusing on the wastewater treatement plant upgrade project.