Groundskeeper retires after 24 years with city
April 15, 2021
The lawns and flower beds around town have been immaculately kept for the last two decades thanks to the Petersburg Borough's groundskeeper, but, at the end of the month, Jesse O'Connor will be retiring.
He first joined the City of Petersburg in 1996 as an assistant groundskeeper. Several months later he transferred over to the city's bailer facility where he worked until 2000 when he became the head groundskeeper for the city.
"Once I started doing the gardening, I didn't want to do anything else," said 61-year-old O'Connor.
Prior to moving to Petersburg, O'Connor had lived in Alaska sinc...