Farwell DPW Superintendent Moline announces retirement

Farwell’s Department of Public Works Superintendent will retire at the end of the month after 30 years with the Village.

Aaron Moline originally announced his intention to the Village Council last year. Plans to fill his position was briefly discussed at the Village meeting Monday.

Moline was hired in December, 1981 working under then Superintendent Ray Agle. When Agle retired in the spring of 1982, Moline took over the position as head of the DPW.

“I’ve never been sorry, Moline said, “I’ve had a good time doing this.”

He came to Farwell after working in maintenance for Weltronic Company in Clare for ten years. Before that he was a welder, first in Bay City for a year, then in Clare for a year, he said.

Moline said he will not be leaving the area. He said he has plans “to do what I want for a change.” He said his retirement plans include “fishing, camping and riding his motorcycle.”

County Commissioner Lynn Grim said at Monday’s Village Council meeting, “We have been blessed to have Aaron here.” Village President Steve Grim said, “He has been a real asset for Farwell.”

Co-worker John Koch, who will fill Moline’s shoes for a time, probably as Interim Superintendent until Moline’s position is filled, said, “He has been the best boss I’ve ever had.”

The Council had reluctantly accepted Moline’s notice of retirement earlier.

A retirement party to honor Aaron will be held on March 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.at the Farwell Senior Center, Village Clerk/Treasurer Janet Conlay said. For more information call the Village Hall at 989-588-9927.