Guess my sources were right and Pyrites resident and former Auburn utilities director Vickie Murphy is to be the new Watetown Water Superintendent at a salary of $88K. Council will set the salary level tonight.
News of the hire bubbled up last month, but because the salary is not the same as currently in the budget, Council had to pass an amendment to the pay plan.
Two Council members contacted by the Times said they didn't know much about Ms. Murphy, who was originally recruited from Auburn for a job at DANC but left that agency for the City job which opened up with the retirement of Michael Sligar.
In Auburn she has worked with electric systems and with water and sewer districts that serve both in and out of city users.