Howard Moss

Howard Moss

Twisp Public Works Superintendent Howard Moss has given notice that he will retire Sept. 20, 2014, at the end of four years in the job.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and will continue to improve the department and help set the stage for a replacement during the ensuing 10 months,” Moss said in a report to the Town Council last week.

Moss came out of semi-retirement to go to work for Twisp in 2010. He worked for 32 years for the town of Milton-Freewater in Oregon, not far from Walla Walla. For 20 of those years he served as superintendent of public works.

He retired in 2008 and sold real estate, but was drawn to the Methow Valley because he has friends in the area and enjoys the outdoor recreation available here, he said.

“We knew he was only going to be here for a certain amount of time,” said Mayor Soo Ing-Moody. “It definitely will be a loss not to have him.”