Dunn County has named Del Olson and Lori Tabor to share responsibilities and act together as the interim road superintendent for the county.
By Brad Mosher
The decision was made during the county commissioners meeting Feb. 6 after former superintendent Mike Zimmerman was removed by a 3-2 vote.
Olson was named as the interim road superintendent at the meeting with Tabor added to co-lead the position later in the meeting.
Olson has been working in the road department since 2005, while Tabor, who has worked for the county for about seven years, will handle the administrative duties involved with the position.
The county road department employs approximately 40 full-time personnel and has the responsibility to maintain and repair the county roads, according to County Auditor Tracy Dolezal.
State highways are the responsibility of the state to maintain, while streets in the cities like Killdeer are usually maintained by the city crews.
According to the auditor, the restructuring will be temporarily while the county officials go through the steps to eventually advertise the position.
Zimmerman was removed as superintendent of the road department after losing two 3-2 votes by the commissioners, with aye votes by Bob Kleeman, Joanne Marsh and Craig Pelton.
Zimmerman was hired as the road superintendent in 2011. On February 23rd.