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St. Laurent resigns as Rockland public services director

By Stephen Betts | Jul 08, 2019
Photo by: Stephen Betts David St. Laurent has resigned his post as public services director for the city of Rockland.

Rockland — Longtime Rockland department head David St. Laurent has resigned.

St. Laurent did not indicate what he planned to do next, but said Monday, July 8, he was proud of the work done during the past 12 years. He pointed out that 18 roads had been paved this year.

St. Laurent was hired as solid waste director for Rockland in March 2007.

A graduate of the University of Maine at Machias with a bachelor's degree in environmental studies, he worked from 1998 to 2003 as solid waste and recycling program manager for Bath Iron Works.

He later worked as an environmental consultant for St. Germain & Associates of Westbrook and then safety and environmental coordinator for Fisher Engineering in Rockland.

In addition to solid waste director, St. Laurent served for several months as assistant director of the Rockland wastewater treatment plant before being hired in August 2015 as director of the combined public services department (a merger of the public works and solid waste departments).

City Manager Tom Luttrell said St. Laurent had agreed to help out at the landfill during the transition.

He said St. Laurent had done a lot for the community.

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Comments (6)
Posted by: Gerald A Weinand | Jul 10, 2019 21:31

Not quite sure what you mean by "one of my cover ups" Mr. Hayward, but you really need to check yourself. Perhaps take a couple weeks off from commenting.

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Jul 10, 2019 06:11

Good job Dave.

Posted by: Nathan Kroms Davis | Jul 09, 2019 08:34

Dave was always ready to talk through projects related to energy efficiency, recycling, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and other matters (like public pianos!), and if we hit on a good idea that didn't cost much money, he was generally willing to implement it. He did a great job, and I wish that he were sticking around!

Posted by: Gerald A Weinand | Jul 09, 2019 08:20

Why was Hayward's undeserved scathing attack of St. Laurent deleted? I appreciate the improvements he implemented at the Transfer Station despite opposition from some folks. Public Works has been responsive regarding the few times I have called them.

Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Jul 09, 2019 07:33

evidently the political noose is tightening around city hall. Something is going on when we start to loose good people like John Root and now Dave St. Laurent.  I met Dave when he was director of the landfill.  He received a lot of flak for trying to straighten out that department and then moving to public works another hot plate.  Dave I Thank you for all the good things you have achieved and hope you find something much less stressful.

Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Jul 09, 2019 05:18

This has not been an easy year for Mr. St. Laurent. Don't know if anyone could have done any better, but he was the one on the firing line. Hopefully, his next pursuit will give him a bit of a break.  Tough shoes to fill. Hoping their is someone who can step up to the plate with knowledge of our situation.

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