County Transportation
  Administration Division

Mike Tardy, Carlton County Engineer has direction of the Department and its 44 employees in administration, engineering and maintenance as well as the countyís two airports. He is responsible for the Departmentís $7-9 million dollar annual budget for construction, maintenance and operation. He makes sure that the departmental operations and construction projects comply with Federal, State and Local engineering design standards and assures compliance with Department policies.

Milt Hagen, Assistant County Engineer, has been with the Department since 1991 and provides assistance to the Engineer in budgeting, planning and personnel and directly supervises the 10 staff members in the Engineering Division. He has a major role in assuring the smooth flow of the many construction projects for the Countyís roads and bridges.

Randy McCuskey, Maintenance Superintendent, has been with the Maintenance Division since 1983. As Superintendent, he provides direction, supervision and scheduling for the operations of the Maintenance Division and itís staff of 27 mechanics, equipment operators and laborers.

Mark Linne, Administrative Assistant and his staff of Barb Bassa and Marie Luther handle the first point of contact for the Departmentís calls and visitors. They take care of the Departmentís contract processing, accounts receivable and payable, construction payments and clerical duties that make the department run smoothly. Mr. Linne also assists with the two county airports as commission secretary.

Rick Norrgard, brings an extensive background of experience in survey, design, construction and inspection to his current post as Bridge Inspector and Safety Officer. This combined position puts him in charge of the annual safety inspection of 134 bridges and culverts in Carlton County as well as the inspection of new bridges as they are built. He is also the Safety Officer for the Department. Mr. Norrgard assures the Departmentís staff is equipped with the required personal safety equipment and training to perform our work safely, making our work sites safer for our personnel and for the public.

Barb Bassa, Account Clerk, handles accounts billing and receiving, administers the various permits issued by the Department and data entry for payroll. Ms Bassa administers the Adopt-A-Highway program for the Department. She also deals with customers on the phone and at the reception window.

Marie Luther, Clerk/Typist, is the Department receptionist and secretary. Ms Luther and Ms Bassa can answer questions related to the department or direct those to a person that can help.


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