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December 10, 2012

New city engineer to start

MT. VERNON — — A new city engineer will be on the job starting Dec. 19.

Brad Ruble of O’Fallon, Mo., has been hired to replace City Engineer Scot Prindiville, whose last day on the job was Nov. 30. Prindiville is the new city engineer in Westmont.

Prindiville started his position as the city engineer Feb. 28, 2011, moving to the city from Belvidere.  He came to the city with extensive experience with design engineerign and managing infrastructure projects for several communities in northern Illinois.

Ruble, his wife and son will be moving to the King City as he takes the reins of the engineering department, Neibert said.

“We had eight or nine applicants, and interviewed four individuals,” City Manager Ron Neibert said.

Ruble comes from employment as a transportation engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation.

“There’s certainly a lot of projects underway for him to jump in and start managing for us,” Neibert said.

Additional personnel changes are on the horizon for the city, as Public Works Director Alan Trout will retire effective Dec. 31, as will City Inspector Luke Ganieany.

A replacement for Trout has already been chosen internally, as Assistant Public Works Director Steve McCoy has received an appointment to the position. The search for a new city inspector is underway, and Neibert said an offer has been made to one of the applicants.

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