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New Hampton to hire ‘Public Works Director’

Street Superintendent of 43 years in New Hampton Junior Mai is retiring this week. This will leave a vacancy – that the city council is deciding to leave unfilled. In lieu of a new street superintendent, the city will be hiring for a ‘Public Works Director’ position that will encompass more city duties.

With both the city’s Wastewater Superintendent Tim Angell and Water Superintendent Jerry Heying retiring in the near future, the city thought it would be better to hire for the ‘Public Works’ job which would oversee all of these departments. 

Some skepticism came from Councilman Bob Boos who argued that the city can’t afford to pay a ‘Public Works’ person who only does administrative work.

Councilman Bruce Diiro answered that the city would not hire anybody that couldn’t do hands-on work especially in regards to the street department. He also argued that it was important for the city to hire people who can cross-train and be valuable in many areas. 

The council voted unanimously in favor of the new position.

 

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Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.
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