JUNEAU — Kelvin Schlagel was named the city’s new electric utility superintendent Tuesday night at the Juneau City Council meeting.
By a 3-2 vote, with Second Ward Council member Kendra Hayden absent, the Council elevated Schlagel to his new position upon a joint recommendation by the Juneau Utility Commission and the city personnel committee.
Schlagel succeeds Ed Brockner, of Beaver Dam, who supervised Juneau’s electric utility from December 2006, on a part-time basis after retiring from the Waunakee Electric Utility.
According to Juneau utility records, Brockner retired from his Juneau position Sept. 1.
Schlagel, formerly of Beaver Dam, started in Juneau as an apprentice lineman under Brockner’s tutelage in May 2007. Schlagel was promoted to lead lineman in 2012.
His superintendent’s salary will be $38.42 per hour as part of a two-man crew.
Juneau is a member of WPPI, a consortium of municipally owned electric utilities through which the city purchases bulk electric power.