The City Manager recommended, and the City Commission confirmed, the appointment of Wastewater
Treatment Plant Supervisor, Mark O’Neill, to the position of Director-Municipal Utilities effective July 1, 2020. Department Head positions are the equivalent of administrative officer positions under the Charter
and City code. The appointment is to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of current Director, Curt Goodman, on June 30, 2020. Mark has a Water/Wastewater certificate from Northern Michigan University as well as an EGLE Classes B, C and D Wastewater Treatment Certificate and Waterworks System Operator Class D-1, F-1R, F-4 and S-4 certifications from the State of Michigan. He was hired by the City in 1990 as a part-time Relief Operator at the Water Plant then brought on full-time in 1993 as a Water Plant Operator. In 1997, Mark was promoted to Wastewater Treatment Plant Lab Technician/Operator and was promoted again in June 2013 to Supervisor-Wastewater Treatment Plant. His background, education and experience make him uniquely qualified for this position. As the Department Head for Municipal Utilities, Mark will oversee the Water and Wastewater divisions of the City.