New stormwater chief hired

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Erosion like this seen along Fountain Creek will be on Richard Mulledy's plate as the city's new stormwater czar. - FILE PHOTO
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  • Erosion like this seen along Fountain Creek will be on Richard Mulledy's plate as the city's new stormwater czar.
This comes from the "if you can't beat them, hire them" file:

In a news release, the city of Colorado Springs announces the hiring of Richard Mulledy, a former city of Pueblo employee, as its Engineering Stormwater Division Manager.

Colorado Springs is in a bind after the EPA found multiple violations of its stormwater discharge permits, not to mention lax oversight of developers' drainage projects.

Pueblo is seizing on this in efforts to force the city to comply, and stop the flooding and erosion down Fountain Creek. "On the line," Jan. 27, 2016.

So now, Mulledy joins Colorado Springs government, having worked for the city of Pueblo as well as a consultant after that.

Here's the city's news release:
“We are excited to bring Richard on board – his expertise in managing major water resource-related projects will lend itself well to overseeing our stormwater programs,” said Public Works Director Travis Easton. “His experience in municipal government, managerial skills and familiarity with Colorado Springs stormwater systems will be great assets to the City as we begin to take on a significant increase in stormwater projects over the coming years.”

Richard is a licensed Professional Engineer and brings to the City twelve years of civil engineering experience, most recently as Deputy Director of Water Resources for Matrix Design Group in Colorado Springs. He also previously served as the Drainage Engineer for the City of Pueblo.

The Engineering Stormwater Division Manager is responsible for the management of the city’s stormwater infrastructure and for administering municipal stormwater programs and procedures as required for compliance with the City’s MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) permit. The Stormwater Manager will oversee a $19 million annual budget and a division anticipated to grow to approximately 60 employees. The Stormwater Manager reports to the Public Works Director with an annual salary of $120,000.

Mulledy’s first day of employment with the City will be February 22.

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