The Fort Dodge city engineer's office is back at full strength after filling a vacant position. City Engineer Chad Schaeffer says Tony Trotter was hired as a Civil Engineer III, and started last Wednesday. Trotter fills the vacancy left by Scott Meinders, who left in January to become the Winnebago County Engineer. Schaeffer says Trotter, a St Edmond graduate, comes from the city of Cedar Rapids, where he served in the water and wastewater division. Schaeffer says that experience will be valuable as tough decisions are ahead:
In March, Fort Dodge City Council voted to create the position on a split 4-3 vote.