Ripon Looking For Next Public Works Director

The City of Ripon is in the process of finding its next Director of Public Works. Travis Drake who is also the City Engineer will be retiring at the end of the year. City Administrator Lori Rich says although Drake wears two hats they are only looking for a Director of Public Works. From this point forward the city will be outsourcing engineering for city street projects. Drake has been with the city for over 20 years. He was the City Engineer during most of that time, but took on the additional duties of Public Works Director in 2009. The city received five applications for the opening. Rich says the Common Council will make a decision about the job at a future meeting. The Council discussed the position in closed session this week.