Van Dyk announces retirement

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

Sandpoint Public Works Director Kody Van Dyk announced he will be retiring in March.

Kody Van Dyk

Kody Van Dyk

The longtime city department head gave his notice this week, opening up the office that oversees engineering, water treatment, city streets and local building activity. Van Dyk said with his 62nd birthday coming up in March, the time was right to transition into retirement.

“It made sense to my family for that to be the time to retire,” he said.

He leaves with some major local projects under his belt, including the construction of the new water treatment plant.

After retirement, Van Dyk plans to involve himself in water projects within the developing world. He also aims to put time into building a mandolin, playing with his band the High Drive Drifters and brushing up on his Spanish.

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