Fayette County searching for new public works director

Tue, 04/17/2007 - 4:28pm
By: John Thompson

After more than a decade of service to Fayette County, Public Works Director Lee Hearn feels it’s time to move on to the next challenge in his career.

“I’ve got an opportunity to work for Henry County and help deal with all the growth that’s going on over there,” Hearn said Monday.

On Monday, he formally submitted his letter of resignation to the county. He’ll be starting his new job as assistant public works director in Henry County in six weeks and hopes to tie up any loose ends in Fayette before he departs.

Hearn has been at his post for more than 10 years, and said it was a great job that gave him an opportunity to interact with many of the residents.

“If I’ve got a regret about leaving, it’s that I won’t see many of the SPLOST projects to their end,” he said.

He dismissed reports that there was “bad blood” between him and the county administration, and said he would still be willing to answer questions after he assumes his new post in Henry County.

“I’ve got no axe to grind against anybody. I think this is just the right opportunity for me.”

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Submitted by yousaidwhat on Wed, 04/18/2007 - 11:20pm.

I hope Henry County enjoys your lack of abilities to deal with the public. I think I will put in a good word for you. Don't let it hurt your feelings, but I am extremely happy you are gone.

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Submitted by Git Real on Thu, 04/19/2007 - 7:22am.

I had several dealings with Lee Hearn personally and was astounded at how he and his staff responded. Twice there were sign issues. Once a drainage issue with malfunctioning storm drain. The last was about an intersection that cars would appear from nowhere and almost nail you. On that one they came out and cut down an embankment an hauled out a bunch of dirt to give drivers a better line of sight. The only thing he didn't do was put up a 4-way. But his reasoning was understandable.

Hearn is rude, crude, and socially unacceptable. He was a poor, poor representative of the county.

Personally, and I can only speak from personal experiences, he was nothing like you describe. Four out of four satifactory experiences testifies to me that he strived to represent the county. Maybe I got lucky or could possibly be that you are a bitter and slackard employee that Lee wrote up because you spent most of your time holding your shovel up on the job site.


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Submitted by swmbo on Thu, 04/19/2007 - 10:28pm.

Git Real, I thought Lee was a nice fella, too. We had a road problem that was unbelievably bad. It took some real effort to fix the problem but he was patient about answering questions and made sure we got what was needed. Personally, I'm sorry to see him go but I wish him well.

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