At its Nov. 18 meeting, Bloomington’s city council approved the creation of a new engineering department It amounted to a statutory legal formality, after a new department was included in the structure of the 2021 budget, which was adopted by the city council in mid-October.
The city now has a name to slot into for the head of the department: Andrew Cibor. (It’s pronounced “see-bore.”) A press release issued by the city on Thursday afternoon says Cibor will start Jan. 11, and receive an annual salary of $101,418.
The creation of the new department added no more net employees—it just moved the engineering division out of planning and transportation to make a new independent department.
Cibor will be coming to Bloomington from Asheville where he currently serves as traffic engineer for that North Carolina city.
The press release quotes Bloomington’s mayor, John Hamilton, saying, “I am thrilled to welcome Andrew back to the City to further the excellent contribution he has already made toward Bloomington’s transportation goals.”
It’s a welcome back from the mayor, not just a welcome, because Cibor served as transportation and traffic engineer for the city of Bloomington from 2015 to 2018, within the planning and transportation department. Continue reading “Cibor bloomerangs in order to head up new city engineering department”