Council accepts resignation of public works-utilities director


The Montgomery City Council accepted the resignation of Public Works-Utilities Director Dan DeRudder during a special meeting held Wednesday, Jan. 30.
DeRudder’s resignation is effective February 23.
He has been employed by the city for 15 years, with major responsibilities being operation of the wastewater treatment facility, the water treatment plant and septic dumping station, and more recently, as director of the public works department.
He was instrumental in establishing the septic dumping station out at the wastewater complex in August 2008, and took pride in the success of the operation. “The cost to get the station up and running was about $50,000, and over the years has generated more than $500,000 in revenue,” said DeRudder.
In his letter of resignation, DeRudder said it was not an easy decision to make. “I will always be grateful for the rewarding employment I have had with the city, but after much consideration, I have accepted a position with another community (in Red Wing area). I also want to thank all my coworkers over the years,” he said.
DeRudder said he will finish any outstanding work and help the city with the transition. “I really enjoyed working in Montgomery and will miss everyone,” he commented.
City Administrator Steve Helget said they will begin advertising immediately to fill the position.
The council also adopted a resolution relating to the  system for charging customers  at the septic dumping station, and reviewed 2013 goals of the various city departments, goals which were approved at the council’s Monday, Feb. 4 regular meeting.
Changes to council
meeting schedule
The council approved some changes to its meeting schedule at the session held Monday, Feb. 4.
—The meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18, was cancelled.
—The Monday, March 4 meeting was rescheduled to Tuesday, March 5, because of a conflict. The National American Legion Auxiliary president is visiting Montgomery on Monday and a ceremony will be held at the American Legion. The March 5 meeting will also include a special assessment policy public hearing.
—A special meeting was scheduled for Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m., to hold the annual Board of Appeal and Equalization.

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