Depoe Bay prepares to turn the public works reins over to Brady Weidner – 19 year veteran of the department
Brady Weidner, nineteen year veteran of the Depoe Bay Public Works Department and right hand man of outgoing Public Works Superintendent Terry Owings, will take over the department after Mr. Owings retires within a few weeks.
Weidner has been the town’s Public Works Supervisor for quite a while and there appears little he doesn’t know about city streets, water and sewer systems, parks, public facilities and all the rest that Depoe Bay residents take for granted as running well 24/7. Weidner is a family man with a wife and a-soon-to-be-off-to-college son.
Weidner says he’s currently helping supervise the replacement of the Depoe Bay park bridge – the old version having been lifted out and now preparations are being made to accommodate the new one. The new structure will soon allow not only pedestrians to cross the creek, but also emergency vehicle to access the east side side of town from the south.
Weidner says major challenges facing the city includes water and sewer distribution line replacements, not the least of which are the big mains that run underneath Highway 101. He said a go slow approach to replacing the lines is likely to be his recommended plan to the city council to keep the process affordable.
Weidner also mentions furthering the town’s growing natural trails and pathways that helps make Depoe Bay so unique along the coast.
Weidner is expected to slide into the Superintendent’s chair some time in December – no later than the first of the year. He jokingly said he hopes to always know outgoing Superintendent Owing’s cellphone number because “Terry’s encyclopedic knowledge of Depoe Bay from UNDER the ground-up is simply amazing.”