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Mitchell seeks new public works director

Tim McGannon (Daily Republic file photo)

After more than two decades of public service for the city, Mitchell Public Works Director Tim McGannon has called it a day. Again.

On Monday, McGannon officially resigned from his position with the city. He had been serving in a part-time capacity as the city began its search for his replacement.

But this isn't the first time McGannon has left his position in the department. After more than two decades in the department, McGannon returned to replace his replacement, Shane Crowe, in 2015. Crowe resigned shortly after Mayor Jerry Toomey took office, and McGannon and his wealth of knowledge about the city were brought back into the fold.

"We are very grateful for the additional two years of service he contributed to the city after his initial retirement," City Administrator Stephanie Ellwein said in an email. "Tim's contributions to the city of Mitchell, and its growth, have been numerous. His expertise will definitely be missed by all of us at the city."

The city has been searching for a replacement for approximately a month, and the search will continue. In the interim, Toomey — or Ellwein, as directed — is managing the department.