Doran Cote, at the moment the General public Works director in Brooklyn Centre, has been named the new General public Operates director/metropolis engineer in Rogers.
The Rogers City Council accepted his employing on July 27.
Prior to working in Brooklyn Centre, Cote was director of general public works in Plymouth for 12 a long time.
“He brings a wealth of organizational, intergovernmental, capital preparing and budgeting information, in addition to technological information of civil engineering and public operates functions,” Metropolis Administrator Steve Stahmer explained. “City employees is assured that Mr. Cote is the ideal option to lead the department into the upcoming as the city continues to grow.”
Cote will swap John Seifert, current General public Will work director in Rogers. Seifert, who has labored for the metropolis for additional than 30 several years, and is its longest-serving and very first entire-time staff.
Seifert oversees all elements of Rogers streets, parks, and utility departments, together with the drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm water utilities.
Following Seifert’s departure, the obligations of the career will be expanded to contain the title of town engineer, Stahmer explained.
Seifert declared in December 2020 that he prepared to retire in 2021.
Cote will believe leadership of the division on Aug. 16, in accordance to Stahmer. Seifert will remain on team as assistant to the General public Is effective director/city engineer until finally Oct. 15, to help with project heritage and handoffs.
Right until now, all of the city’s engineering do the job has been taken care of by WSB & Associates, Inc., consulting engineers. That involvement will keep on even soon after a new department head is employed, Stahmer reported before.
“While the the greater part of big-scale jobs such as new highway design and utility extensions would continue on to be engineered by our deal engineers, day-to-working day projects and considerably less intense programs can be accomplished in-property as they ended up with the former civil project engineer, a placement that is at this time vacant and would be eradicated/restructured with the approval of the new town engineer/general public operates director posture,” Stahmer said before.
Stahmer pointed out previously that even nevertheless Seifert does not have a qualified engineer’s certification, “He understands a lot more about getting a community is effective engineer than a whole lot of them. John is much far more than a public functions superintendent.”
Nevertheless, he extra then, “A increasing metropolis the sizing of Rogers desires the in-dwelling experience and venture administration ability that a town engineer-degree situation can convey to the office.”
Just after an original unsuccessful endeavor to retain the services of a city engineer/community will work director, the Metropolis Council on March 9 voted to hire marketing consultant Sharon Klumpp with Baker Tilly to help market the position and solicit candidates, at a rate not to exceed $23,500.
Two candidates subsequently have been interviewed by management-degree employees, Stahmer said. “One applicant stood out plainly from the some others and was unanimously regarded as to be the leading candidate. Person one-on-a single interviews were done by Town Council customers.”
Least qualifications for the job involve a qualified engineer’s (PE) certification, as properly as five a long time of supervisory experience and five several years of working experience as a metropolis engineer, Stahmer explained earlier. The income vary would be $125,00 to $128,000, relying on qualifications, Stahmer explained then.
Town personnel and reps from the council satisfied periodically for a number of months during 2020 to focus on the changeover organizing needed to proceed ongoing functions, Stahmer said previously.
“Director Seifert’s contributions to the town are way too several to checklist right here, as council is aware,” Stahmer mentioned last 7 days. “We desire him well in his next endeavor.”
When Seifert declared his intent to retire very last calendar year, City Council members pointed out that his institutional memory, as nicely as his serving as an unofficial serious estate agent and historian in Rogers for extra than 30 many years would be challenging to change.
As soon as the new director is on board, Stahmer claimed before, a Public Functions superintendent-stage place will be developed to manage working day-to-day operational/servicing activities.