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New City Manager Discusses Job

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The man chosen to become Minot's new city manager says his 20-plus years in the military have helped prepare him for the challenges the city faces.

Lee Staab was picked by the search committee yesterday.

He spent 28 years with the US Army Corps of Engineers, including as the commander of the Europe District of the Corps when he retired.

He says that experience will help him in guiding the city through the process of recovery from the 2011 flood, and preparing to build flood protection for the future.

(Lee Staab, New Minot City Manager) "I know all of the leadership within the Corps. I understand the bureaucracy that sometimes exists within the Corps and how to manage around that. And I know the challenges, or I believe I know the challenges that the city of Minot is facing to not only recover from that but also to mitigate the possibility of flooding in the future."

Staab is scheduled to begin the job on September 15th - well after the city's budget process has begun.

He says he intends to stay abreast of the budget situation so he can understand the financial situation he'll be managing when he takes over.

(Lee Staab, New Minot City Manager) "I want to make sure I understand where all the priorities are, and those priorities that may not be funded initially or get added or dropped in the budgetary process, I'd really like to know what those are to make sure that I clearly understand exactly what priorities the city has and where some of the challenges are going to be going forward."

Stabb's hiring needs to be confirmed by the full city council, which is expected to hold a special meeting for that purpose late this week.

 

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