Ogdensburg City Council introduces new public works director at meeting
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 9:16 am

OGDENSBURG – Ogdensburg City Councilors introduced Scott Thornhill as the soon-to-be director public works at a Monday meeting.

Thornhill will replace interim director Gregg Harland who had been filling in for Kit Smith since his retirement in January.

Thornill attended the meeting with his wife Holly.

Ogdensburg Mayor William Nelson welcomed Thornhill aboard and offered his appreciation to Harland who was thrust into the leadership role during a tough winter.

“You’ve done a great job,” he said.

City Manager, John M. Pinkerton selected Thornhill to serve as the city’s chief of public works. Ogdensburg city council is expected to accept that decision Monday.

Thornhill is a graduate of Clarkson University and holds a bachelors of science in civil and environmental engineering.

Prior to joining the city’s public works department, Thornhill was the recycling coordinator/operation manager for St. Lawrence County Solid Waste Department.

A Heuvelton, native, Thornhill is married to Holly Thornhill. They have one child, David.