Mayor John DeStefano Jr. has tapped a Monroe official to take over the public works department, the city announced Friday.
Douglas Arndt (pictured) will start work Monday as the city’s public works chief, according to city spokeswoman Anna Mariotti. He brings with him 14 years of engineering and public works background. Arndt previously held that job for the Town of Monroe. He succeeds John Prokop, who recently retired.
Arndt will earn $132,500 in a one-year appointment beginning Monday. After that, a new mayor will decide the future of the department.
Mariotti released the following biographical details: “Arndt attended the Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineer Technology in 1991. Prior to serving as the Director of Public Works for the Town of Monroe, Mr. Arndt was employed by the City of Stamford serving as the Operation Program Specialist for Stamford’s Highway Department; Operation Program Specialist for the Solid Waste Department and then as the city’s Supervisor of Highways.”
“Through his education and previous positions, Mr. Arndt has a acquired a rich depth of knowledge in his field, and I am confident in his ability provide our city with superior service” in his new job, said DeStefano in a press release.