It's been a long time coming, but the City of Smithville recognized the services of the late William "Bill" Golden during Monday night's city council meeting.
Golden, who began his service with the city in the 1950's, worked in the sanitation department as a street cleaner. He retired in the 1980's. Golden passed away in 1996.
Members of Golden's family were presented a plaque by Mayor Jimmy Poss. The plaque reads " In appreciation. William "Bill" Golden for many years of loyal service and dedication shown to the City of Smithville during employment"
Family members in attendance were Anita Chapman, Claude Chapman, Debbie Young, Tara Young, Billy Golden, Christine Golden, Jordan Golden, Bethel Golden, and Linda Golden.