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Ellis County Public Works director set to resume work this week

1/12/2014

By RANDY GONZALES

rgonzales@dailynews.net

Ellis County Public Works Director Mike Graf, who has taken paid time off since the week before Thanksgiving due to health issues, hopes to return on a part-time basis this week.

"I'll probably (be) part-time, still got quite a few doctor appointments I got to deal with," Graf said Friday. "Getting better, I guess. Got a long way to go."

In Graf's absence, Ellis County Administrator Greg Sund said Public Works was being managed by Curt Hoffman for road and bridge; Mark Polifka for the public works shop; Gary Haas for weed control; and Richard Grizzle for the landfill.

"They're doing a great job," Ellis County Commissioner Dean Haselhorst said. "No complaints at all; they're filling in great."

Haselhorst said he has checked in on how things are going a few times.

"I stop by to see how some of the projects are going, but I haven't helped out at all," he said. "I know Curt talks to Mike on a pretty regular basis."