|Several Coatesville homeowners cleared their streets with snow blowers|
The City of Coatesville has no operating trucks that can mount a snow plow. The City of Coatesville is paying private contractors for snow removal.
From talking to people it seems that most people don't know Don Wilkinson no longer works for the City of Coatesville.
I wonder if the cost of paying private contractors for snow removal exceeds the salary and benefits of former Public Works Director Don Wilkinson?
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
Donald E. Wilkinson 1965 Football
As an athlete, as a student and as a school citizen, Don Wilkinson left quite a legacy in Coatesville. Now, nearly 40 years later, he continues to give something back to the community. It he calls "home."
Don was a three sport athlete, participating in football, wrestling and baseball. It was on the football field he excelled. He played both wide receiver and safety and was named to the all Ches-Mont second-team in his junior year.
As a senior, Don's baseball skills at first base were recognized with a selection the First Team All Ches-Mont squad. He continued to improve in football and was named to the First-Team All Ches-Mont team in both offense and defense. He was the recipient of the order of the Purple Heart, which signified him to be most outstanding Football Player in the Ches-Mont League.
During that season, the Red Raiders were the Ches-Mont Champions and Don was a co-captain of the team.
At West Chester University Don was named to the first-team all-conference team for three years. He also earned Honorable Mention for Small College All-American for three years as well. He was named best player of the week in the State Conference four times and broke his own record for pass receptions in the tangerine bowl (11) in 1967. "Wilkie" was listed in Who's Who for athletes in Colleges and University, and Who's Who for students in Colleges and University.
Don played semi professional football for Pottstown Firebirds for four years when they captured the Atlantic Coast Football League Championship.
Don taught and coached in the Coatesville area schools for 20 years. He is currently the director of public works/recreation for the city of Coatesville.
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By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times