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City hires James Voigt as street, parks director

James Voigt will be the new public works director for streets and parks for the city of Glencoe. The City Council approved his hire at its regular meeting Monday night.
Voigt was a volunteer with the city’s fire department for 18 years.
He will replace current director Mike Drew when he retires in September.
City Administrator Mark Larson said there were three internal applicants for the position and he feltVoigt would be the best fit.
Council Member Allen Robeck asked if both Voigt and Drew would be paid top wages until Drew retires. Larson said Voigt will make 91 percent of top wage and that will continue for about two years.
Robeck asked if the city could separate the street and parks department. Mayor Randy Wilson said the departments had been separated before, but having them together has worked very well.
In other business, the Council:
• Heard from Robeck on stormwater issues. He said he’d like to see the department fill out maintenance sheets and ensure debris from clearing out storm drains doesn’t end up in the street. Robeck said he’d also like to see something done with the central stormwater system, saying the city has not done anything since it filmed the area last month.
Larson said the council saw a presentation on modeling for the central corridor at the previous meeting and is waiting on more numbers to move forward. He also asked if Robeck had ever asked to see a maintenance sheet from city staff and Robeck said no.

For more from the meeting, see the June 22 print edition of The Chronicle.