New Prague City Council recognizes Ronald Bruzek 17 Jan 12

Pictured left to right - City Administrator, Mike Johnson, Ronald Bruzek, New Prague Mayor, Chuck Nickolay

New Prague City Council including Mayor Chuck Nickolay and City Administrator, Mike Johnson honored Ronald Bruzek, the New Prague Waste Water Superintendent during the January 17th City Council Meeting. Mr. Bruzek will be retiring from the city effective January 31, 2012 after 32 plus years of employment.

Mr. Bruzek began his career with the city of New Prague on May 1, 1979 as the Waste Water Operator. In 1988 he was promoted to Wast Water Superintendent. During his tenure, Mr Bruzek was awarded the Class “B” Wastewater Operator of the year in 1998 and most recently he was awarded the Class “A” Operator of the year in 2011 by the Minnesota Wastewater Operators Association. City Administrator, Mike Johnson, noted the biggest accomplishment for Mr Bruzek would probably have to be the new $30,000,000 Biological Aerated Filter (BAF)Treatment Facility the city recently completed. According to the resolution adopted by the City Council, “…the City Council express and record their esteem and high appreciation of his character, dedication, and contributions…”

Directly following the acceptance of Ron Bruzek’s retirement, the City Council appointed Scott Warner as the interim Wastewater Superintendent to be effective February 1st, 2012. Mr. Warner was hired as the assistant Superintendent back in November 2010 in anticipation of Mr. Bruzek’s retirment. Mr. Warner previously worked for the city of Northfield and has experience with BAF plants.