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Supervisors renew county engineer’s contract for three years

Geilenfeldt’s new annual salary is $102,640

October 24, 2012
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors renewed a three-year contract with County Engineer Paul Geilenfeldt, giving him 1 percent pay increases for each of the next three years. The contract was approved during a regular meeting Tuesday.

Geilenfeldt will see his salary increase from $101,623 to $102,640 in the first year of the contract. By the end of the contract in 2015, Geilenfeldt's annual salary will be $104,703.

Geilenfeldt took over the county engineer position three years ago, following the retirement of Royce Fichtner, who worked 32 years in the role.

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"I'm very pleased with the job he has done," Supervisor Dave Thompson said of Geilenfeldt. "He's put his own stamp on the department."

Thompson said he researched the salaries of other county engineers in the state and feels Geilenfeldt's salary is in line with others with his experience and the size of the county he serves. Geilenfeldt is in charge of maintaining secondary roads and bridges in the county, as his primary duties.

"It's a very, very important position," Thompson said.

Geilenfeldt, who lives in Marshalltown, seemed pleased with the contract and direction of his office.

"It's been a really good learning experience and I feel like I'm making progress," he said.

His new contract begins Dec. 1, 2012 and runs through Nov. 30, 2015.

In other action, the supervisors approved the use of the courthouse grounds for Holiday Stroll, which will be Nov. 17.



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