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City of Madison’s engineering department to be restructured

The Madison City Commission has approved a plan for restructuring the city’s engineering department.  City Administrator Jameson Berreth outlined the proposed restructuring plan with city commissioners during their meeting on Monday.  Berreth said that the plan was developed because of the difficulty in finding a replacement for the City Engineer position, which had been vacant since April. 

Berreth recommended naming the department “Engineering and Community Development” and the staff would include a Director, an Engineering Technician, a Building Official and Code Enforcement Officer, and an Administrative Assistant.  He recommended that Ryan Hegg, who currently works as the city’s Building Official and Engineering Technician, be promoted to the Director’s position, and Dan Whitlock remain as an Engineering Technician. 

The city is currently advertising for a Building Official and Code Enforcement Officer, and would need to create an Administrative Assistant position.  Berreth said the personnel changes would be included in the city’s personnel resolution that commissioners are scheduled to discuss next week.  

Berreth said that the city will need to contract with an outside engineering firm for larger projects, but that can be determined at a later date. 

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