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Gering city engineer resigns from position
June 26, 2014 Jerry Purvis   

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Paul Snarr, who has served as Gering’s city engineer for the past two-plus years, is resigning his position as of July 4.

Growing up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Snarr became a civil engineer and worked with both city and county governments in Idaho. When he came to Gering in March 2012, it was his first time in Nebraska. While he admitted to some hesitancy in the beginning, it all changed when he came in for his first interview. And looking back, he said he enjoyed most every moment of the time he spent here.

Some of the projects he pointed out that were completed during his tenure were a number of street resurfacing and new streets, water and sewer lines, and taking the electrical lines along U Street from overhead to underground.

“We also received several different grants on the landfill for getting the final cell up and going,” Snarr said. “We just got another grant to expand the landfill building to allow for more storage for recyclable materials. That’s going on right now and will be a major addition to their operation.”

He said he also learned a lot in working with other department heads on projects, including building inspections for concrete, mechanical and plumbing.

“We’re currently looking for a full-time building inspector,” Snarr said. “We’ve done a lot of it in-house in the past, but it takes a lot of our time. As of March, we turned all of our electrical inspections over to the state.”

Snarr said he’ll miss the community and the people he’s worked with. “It’s the department heads and the office staff that keep the city operating. These people work hard and put in more time than most people realize.”

Snarr has accepted a position as Public Works Administrator for Jefferson County in Idaho, just north of Idaho Falls, where he starts on July 7. “It will be good to get back and see the grandkids,” he said.

He said coming to Gering has been a great experience for him and he’ll miss the area. “I wouldn’t have traded this for anything. I love the position and everyone I’ve worked with. But it’s better to be closer to family.”

Members of the city council accepted Snarr’s resignation at their June 23 meeting.
Gering city engineer resigns from position
By Jerry Purvis
news@geringcitizen.com

Paul Snarr, who has served as Gering’s city engineer for the past two-plus years, is resigning his position as of July 4.

Growing up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Snarr became a civil engineer and worked with both city and county governments in Idaho. When he came to Gering in March 2012, it was his first time in Nebraska. While he admitted to some hesitancy in the beginning, it all changed when he came in for his first interview. And looking back, he said he enjoyed most every moment of the time he spent here.

Some of the projects he pointed out that were completed during his tenure were a number of street resurfacing and new streets, water and sewer lines, and taking the electrical lines along U Street from overhead to underground.

“We also received several different grants on the landfill for getting the final cell up and going,” Snarr said. “We just got another grant to expand the landfill building to allow for more storage for recyclable materials. That’s going on right now and will be a major addition to their operation.”

He said he also learned a lot in working with other department heads on projects, including building inspections for concrete, mechanical and plumbing.

“We’re currently looking for a full-time building inspector,” Snarr said. “We’ve done a lot of it in-house in the past, but it takes a lot of our time. As of March, we turned all of our electrical inspections over to the state.”

Snarr said he’ll miss the community and the people he’s worked with. “It’s the department heads and the office staff that keep the city operating. These people work hard and put in more time than most people realize.”

Snarr has accepted a position as Public Works Administrator for Jefferson County in Idaho, just north of Idaho Falls, where he starts on July 7. “It will be good to get back and see the grandkids,” he said.

He said coming to Gering has been a great experience for him and he’ll miss the area. “I wouldn’t have traded this for anything. I love the position and everyone I’ve worked with. But it’s better to be closer to family.”

Members of the city council accepted Snarr’s resignation at their June 23 meeting.
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