McShurley offered Furbee the position of superintendent of Prairie Creek Reservoir, a job that opened when McShurley recently fired Ron Bonham, who had been superintendent at the reservoir for 38 years.
declined the offer Thursday.
"After talking to my wife, I decided not to accept the appointment for personal reasons," said Furbee
, whose last day on the job will be today."We talked it over and didn't feel it was the right thing to do right now."Furbee
said Bonham had done "a great job" at the reservoir and added that "I just really hate to see him not re-appointed."
But that's not why Furbee
turned down the job offer.
...Furbee was a factory employee in Ohio for 28 years before moving to Muncie to become the city's assistant park superintendent.