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City receives 75 applications for new city utilities director post

By Staff | Mar 8, 2011

Seventy-five applicants have submitted their resumes for the new city utilities director position, 45 of which have a professional engineer’s license.
The deadline to submit an application was Sunday, March 6.
The licenses for those applicants who hold the PE are from states including Florida, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Kansas, among others.
Cape Coral City Council set a public hearing for March 28 for an ordinance that would create a utilities division within the Public Works Department.
The director’s job comes with a pay range of $81,307.20 to $134,139.20, and does not require a PE.
There are eight Cape Coral-based applicants, though there are several from neighboring communities including Fort Myers and Collier County.
Cape Coral applicants include: Pamela Brotheridge, a former Lee County operations manager; Robert Dudley; David Holden, formerly of the Florida Department of Transportation; Richard Orth, currently an Environmental Specialist for Collier County and former interim Community Redevelopment Agency Director; James Ottensman; Bill Peak, Acting Utility Manager for the city of Cape Coral; Peter Sands; and Brenden Sloan.
If City Council approves creation of utilities division, City Manager Gary King is expected to fill the director position by late March or early April, City Spokeswoman Connie Barron said previously.