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Longtime village engineering consultant Jeff Seitz will be named Tuesday as the new engineer/public works director in Sturtevant.

Seitz helped steer Sturtevant through the area’s landmark sewer and water agreements. He has also advised village leaders on a number of projects and issues for the last dozen or so years during his years at Crispell Snyder and then GAI Consultants after GAI acquired Crispell Snyder in 2013.

The position became available because of projected cost-savings of about $30,000 annually. Village Administrator/Clerk Mary Cole proposed re-organizing the Department of Public Works in 2015 to allow for a leadership position that combines engineering and directing the DPW.

Former DPW Director Chuck Stachowki was with Sturtevant for about 10 years after working in Kenosha. He is a colonel in the U.S. Army and remains active in the reserves.

Village President Steve Jansen is looking forward to bringing Seitz fully on board.

“I am thrilled to welcome him because of his history and experience in Sturtevant,” he said. “I think he will be outstanding.”

Sturtevant trustees will vote on Seitz’s employment during their board meeting Tuesday. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 2801 89th Street. Call (262) 886-7200.

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