By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor
Dean Hilgerson closed out his tenure as Marquette’s city manager last week, after holding the position since Dec. 2008.
When he was hired, Hilgerson noted, the council “wanted someone to direct capital projects, so I went with that.”
Since then, the city of Marquette has completed nearly $10 million in capital projects. Notable endeavors include the Bench stormwater project, ball diamond lights, the overlook and boardwalk, Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, the downtown project and the Edgar Street project, which is set to begin this summer. Hilgerson said he and former mayor Norma Mason also got the ball rolling, in early 2015, on the Bench emergency evacuation route.