Pine Co. Board Agrees to Hire New County Engineer
The Pine County board agreed in principle to hire a new county engineer. The man expected to receive the offer is Peter Eakman, who currently works in the Public Works Department in St. Louis County.
County Coordinator Mark LeBrun, who also currently serves as Pine County’s engineer, said Eakman’s experience is one of the main reasons he is a good fit for the position.
LeBrun said Eakman has 20-years of experience in the field. He worked for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation out of Superior and is currently St. Louis County.
Commissioner Curt Rossow said he was impressed with Eakman’s resume:
Eakman was one of four candidates who were set to interview for the position, but the other three backed out. Nonetheless, Commission Ed Montbriand – who also serves on the personnel committee – said Eakman is the type of person who can help Pine County find extra funding for needed projects.
The board expects to formally offer Eakman the position Tuesday and will likely approve the hire at the next board meeting on April 20th in Sandstone.