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Twelve people speak against electrical reorganization


Mark Jensen

Twelve Petersburg community members were heard at an assembly meeting on Monday opposing the borough's plan to reorganize leadership of the electric utility.

The plan, introduced by the borough manager in May 2017, is not to hire an electrical superintendent with experience in the field. Instead, to cut costs and focus on managing a team, the assembly voted Monday to reorganize departments.

The public works director, Karl Hagerman, with 25 years as a municipal employee, would assume the role of utility director, while overseeing water and sewer. The assistant public works director would the...

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