The contractual operations company hired by Kouts has lost one of its loyal, hardworking and ethical employees.
During the winter, it was not unusual to hear the sound of this guy preparing and clearing the streets for traffic, especially Kouts schoolchildren and staff. He would be on the job in the wee hours (3 to 4 a.m.) of the morning.
With every independent decision he made, he put the town's needs as his top priority, often being criticized by his superiors.
He was accused of not being a "team player" after questioning some unethical billing procedures. These procedures were brought to the attention of one board member.
Council members, wake up. Town residents, get involved and ask questions. Demand some answers.
Jeff Press leaves a void that will not be easily filled. Jeff tried to follow the example of his grandfather, who served on the board for 12 years, some as Town Board president. Both men were ethical, hardworking individuals who placed town needs above all other concerns.
- Judy Brantley, Kouts
- Ruby Hoover Birky, Kouts