Perth resident honored

Perth resident Joe McCloski is shown. (Photo submitted)

PERTH — The town of Perth Board recently passed a resolution to honor and acknowledge 90-year-old Joe McCoski for his many years of service to the town.

According to the resolution, McCoski served 24 years as the groundskeeper for the town park from 1989 to 2013. He also served as the custodian for the Town Hall Complex up until 2013. It is McCoski’s health that has prevented him from continuing to work in those positions. Due to this, Town Clerk Judith English then appointed McCoski as Deputy Town Clerk. McCoski continues to work six days a week and is considered as an “invaluable member” of the town of Perth staff.

According to the resolution, McCoski also spent many years on the Youth Commission for the town. He was on the Board of Directors and was a baseball coach.

The resolution states, “Many of his players come to the Town Hall for business and always take the time to say ‘hi’ to Joe. His generous gift of time to the community will forever be appreciated.”

The passing of the resolution was followed by a 90th birthday party for McCoski which was attended by staff from the town hall, the highway superintendent and crew and Councilmen Gay Lewandowski and Peter Betz.

The resolution states, “So on the occasion of his 90th birthday, the Town Board of the Town of Perth wishes to express their gratitude to Joseph McCoski for all that he has done for the community, and wish for him to continue to enjoy himself for years to come.”