Matthew Lambert will be Reynoldsburg's new director of engineering, starting Aug. 6.

Matthew Lambert will be Reynoldsburg's new director of engineering, starting Aug. 6.

Reynoldsburg City Council voted Monday, July 23, to confirm his appointment by Mayor Brad McCloud. Lambert will be paid an annual salary of $68,500, excluding benefits.

He has been a staff engineer with the Delaware County Regional Sewer District since October 2008. He will replace Mark Vogt, who was hired in March 2011.

Vogt has taken a position with a former employer, the Mannik & Smith Group, which has offices in Ohio and Michigan.

Lambert, a Columbus resident, graduated from the University of Toledo in 2003 with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. His experience also includes jobs with Proudfoot Associates in Toledo, and Evans, Mechwart, Hambleton and Tilton in Columbus.

"He's going to be challenged with getting the most product and service out of the limited funds that we have," McCloud said. "He will be our eyes and ears on every project and looking out for our best interests."

In other business July 23, council agreed unanimously to approve legislation authorizing McCloud to enter into a contract with American Rock Salt for road salt at a cost of $58.47 a ton.

The cost is $2.12 less than last year's price.

Streets Superintendent Dave Metzger said the city's two salt barns hold a total of 3,000 tons of salt. Road crews used very little salt with the mild winter last year, he said.

"This will just lock in our guaranteed price," he said of the new contract.