JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The Jamestown Finance & Legal Committee made the first move to hire a public works director Tuesday afternoon.
Deputy Auditor Jay Sveum informed the committee that they had created a job position for the public works director role.
Sveum says after discussions with Mayor Dwaine Heinrich and City Administrator Sarah Hellekson, it was determined the city needed someone in the public works director position.
He added demands for all positions within the city of Jamestown have increased and city expansion, there are a lot more job areas to cover and stress on other departments make this move necessary for the city.
The committee unanimously approved the job description, leading them to discuss the next item of hiring on Tyler Michel into the position.
Mayor Dwaine Heinrich added his support for the hire.
Sveum added they are fortunate to have a qualified candidate for the position in a time when many are in need of employees. The committee unanimously approved to hire Michel as the next city public works director.