Friday, May 30, 2003

Clermont County needs engineer


Deputy will serve in interim

By Marie McCain
The Cincinnati Enquirer

BATAVIA - Chief Deputy Engineer Patrick Manger will be named interim Clermont County engineer today during a special meeting of the county commissioners.

Carl G. Hartman, who took over as county engineer 10 years ago, will retire effective Saturday. He announced his intentions earlier this week.

Manger, who joined the county agency in 2000, says he plans to run for the position permanently.

He said Thursday that residents could expect the same high quality of service from the engineer's office under his leadership as they had under Hartman's.

"I plan to enhance that good service," Manger added.

A graduate of Ohio State University, he has a degree in civil engineering and is also a professional engineer and a professional surveyor - both are requirements of the office.

Manger is married with two children and lives in Miami Township.

He is a native of Madison County, Ohio, and before joining the Clermont County engineer's office, worked for 10 years in the Warren County engineer's office.

"This is my life's work," he said of taking over the head spot. "I look forward to this opportunity."

The special meeting will take place at 2 p.m. in the county commission meeting room.

E-mail mmccain@enquirer.com




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