Reynoldsburg City Council is expected to vote March 28 on the appointment of a new director of engineering.

Reynoldsburg City Council is expected to vote March 28 on the appointment of a new director of engineering.

Current safety-service director Jim Miller told council's safety committee on Monday, March 21, he has recommended that Mayor Brad McCloud appoint Elmer (Mark) Vogt II to the post.

Miller said if Vogt is confirmed by council, he will be responsible for the city's general engineering projects and will provide construction administration services.

McCloud decided in January to have Miller, then director of engineering, succeed former safety-service director Pam Boratyn, who left to accept a position as general counsel with the Ohio Attorney General's Office.

That left Miller taking on both the engineering and safety service director duties until McCloud could decide on finding a replacement.

Vogt should start his new position on April 18 with a starting salary of $60,000, Miller said.

Vogt, 67, a native of Massillon, currently resides in Worthington. He has been in the construction engineering business for the past 44 years.

He recently contracted with the Mannik and Smith Construction Group as a construction administrator, overseeing Reynoldsburg's 2010 street program and reconstruction of Rosehill Road.

Vogt graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1967 with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He worked as consulting engineer and director of construction services with Burgess & Niple for the next 42 years.

Miller said he's excited about the possibility of having Vogt work for the city of Reynoldsburg.

"When I became safety-service director, Mark said to me, 'are you going to be looking for a city engineer?' and my response was, 'I hope so,'" Miller said. "So when I started working with the mayor and talking about it, it was a no-brainer of a choice."

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