The council also approves a major re-organization
of the public works department.
Director of Public Works Dale Hexom is retiring at
the end of the year.
Instead of hiring a replacement .
the city is voting to dissolve his position .
and spread those responsibilities across the engineering
Mayor Tim Kabat has said the move will help eliminate
some redundancy at City Hall .
and help the streets and engineering offices operate
A transition committee will also help in the process
of eliminating the position.
The council approved the resolution on the condition
the head of the committee will serve as interim director
until the position is dissolved.