Change at the top happens and a long time fixture in city goverment has retired. Michael Sligar leaves after 36 years managing aspects of the city's infrastructure as Chief Engineer, sewage plant operator and most recently as Water Superitendent.
Mr. Sligar was well known and in his earlier years sparred with DANC and was not unfamiliar with controersy. Over the years , he proved a dependable steward of important city systems.
He was an advocate for fracking waste treatment and other ways to monetize the sewage plant.
Most recently he has been a key confidant on the Third Floor and a participant in labor negotiations with the Fire Department. He was a meticulous manager and like anyone who go things done had his share of controversy along the way.
A replacement will be named soon, although her name has not been announced.
Council honored the Carthage area native and Clarkson grad in a City Hall ceremony on Tuesday.