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New Northfield Public Works Director Selected, Pending Council Approval

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NORTHFIELD MN -- The City Council on Tuesday will vote on the appointment of Joseph Stapf as the new public works director/city engineer. After Northfield Administrator Tim Madigan last week announced Joseph Stapf and David Stoliker as finalists for the vacant public works director/city engineer position, Hernando Today is reporting Stapf will have a final interview with the Northfield City Council on Monday. The council has a special meeting with Stapf scheduled for 4-6 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, according to city documents, the council is expected to vote on the appointment of Stapf as public works director/city engineer. "Mr. Stapf is an experienced professional with an impressive background who will provide positive leadership to the City’s Public Works and Engineering Departments," Madigan wrote in the council packet. "It is an honor to be considered for this position in the town where I was born," Stapf told Hernando Today in a prepared statement. "It would also allow me to be closer to my extended family." Stapf has been director of environmental services for Hernando County, FL—on Florida’s gulf coast just north of the Tampa/St. Petersburg metropolitan area—since last October. His work experience includes a 17-year stint as director of utilities for the city of Wyoming, MI. Staph earned his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1973 and his master’s degree in public administration from Western Michigan University in 1987. Stoliker, who has more than 30 years of experience dealing with public works, recently retired after working 14 years as executive director/engineer of the Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority in Rio Rancho, NM. That entity manages storm water control facilities on streams and in watersheds. Stoliker has a civil/environmental engineering degree from University of Michigan and advanced degrees from Washington State University and the University of New Mexico. Greg Albrecht of M&A Executive Search has assisted the Northfield in its hiring process. Northfield has been without a permanent public works director/city engineer since Katy Gehler left that position earlier this summer. She worked for the city for five years. Related Topics: David Stoliker, Hernando Today, Joseph Stapf, Katy Gehler, Northfield City Council, Public Works Director, and Tim Madigan

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