By Angelo Parlove, firstname.lastname@example.org
With longtime Wastewater/Water Treatment Plant Superintendent Bob Scull departing for retirement, the City of Saline named his replacement to the position last week.
At their regular meeting May 7, the Saline city council unanimously approved the hiring of Steve Wyzgoski to take over the helm as wastewater treatment plant-water treatment plant (WWTP/WTP) superintendent. Wyzgoski comes to position with more than 30 years of experience in municipal utilities.
“He is extremely qualified. We think he will be a great fit in the community,” City Manager Todd Campbell said.
Wyzgoski resides in Scio Township and currently works for a public sector firm, Fleis and VandenBrink Operational Services, that manages municipal utilities. He previously worked in various capacities for the Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority, including laboratory manager and wastewater treatment plant supervisor.
“I am really excited about the position,” Wyzgoski said. “I really think a lot about your community, from the cityscapes to the vibrancy of the community, to the school system, I am really impressed.
The City of Saline WWTP/WTP superintendent search team, which included Campbell and Mayor Brian Marl, unanimously recommended Wyzgoski to city council. The search team met on April 24 to review and evaluate received applications for the position, then interviewed the top three candidates on April 30.
“I am really looking forward to being involved in the community, doing the best job I can,” he added.
“Water quality is my passion. I want to make sure I’m providing safe drinking water to your community and putting good wastewater into the system, and also keeping your workers safe.”
Wyzgoski will receive the starting salary of $86,424, with the position subject to background check, physical and drug screen. In the meantime, city council also appointed deputy WWTP superintendent Mark Fechik as the interim superintendent until Wyzgoski assumes the role.
Scull’s last day on the job was May 4.