New Rhinelander street foreman hired
Dan Mulhern replaces Tony Gilman
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
The city of Rhinelander has hired a new street foreman to fill the vacancy created about two months ago when Tony Gilman resigned to become Baraboo’s street superintendent.
Dan Mulhern, who previously was the village of Arlington’s superintendent for about 10 years in Columbia County after having been a water operator in the city of Portage, where he worked from 1998-2007, was introduced in his new position he began last Tuesday in Rhinelander while attending Monday’s Public Works and Water/Wastewater Committee meetings.
Following Gilman’s departure, Rhinelander’s street superintendent was changed in title by the City Council to a street foreman with the position offering less pay than when Gilman resigned. The new salary was set closer to that offered to the water and wastewater foremen, whose titles were also changed by the council’s action.
Gilman, who had worked for the city of Rhinelander for more than 19 years before submitting his resignation as the street superintendent in May, took exception with “current workplace culture” in his resignation letter. Gilman had a rocky relationship with public works director Tim Kingman, who had been Gilman’s direct supervisor.