Wastewater System Collection Assistant Superintendent Larry Polfliet
Awarded City of Marshall 2018 Employee of the Year
City Administrator Sharon Hanson announced that Wastewater Treatment Collection System Assistant Superintendent Larry Polfliet has been named City of Marshall Employee of the Year. The annual award recognizes an outstanding City of Marshall employee who demonstrates creativity, exemplary performance, provides exceptional contributions and models excellent service to the City’s residents.
“Oftentimes our work is outside of public view, yet our bottom-line purpose remains the same: to keep the City of Marshall running, to ensure essential services are provided, and promoting community”, said Administrator Hanson. “The wastewater treatment facility operates 24-hours, seven days a week, its success is dependent on employees like Assistant Superintendent Polfliet who are driven to serve the citizens of Marshall.”
Public Works Division Director Glenn Olson affirmed by saying “Larry is willing to take on all tasks assigned to him and continuously goes above and beyond to ensure these tasks are completed in exemplary fashion. Larry is well respected by his peers and deserving of such an honor”.
Polfliet started his career with the City of Marshall in March of 1989 as Wastewater Treatment Operator I. Then as Lift Station Operator starting in 1990 and on May 1, 2003 was appointed Collection System Assistant Superintendent.
Polfliet has taken on projects over the years, each time looking for ways to do things better and more economical. Recently, Polfliet led the research and implementation in new biosolids application dragline equipment that was a new way of applying the wastewater biosolids to farm fields for beneficial use as a fertilizer. This process has led to not only a reduction of staff time and savings to the City in equipment operations, it also led to safer and better working conditions.
“Larry sets an extraordinary example for our entire department by ensuring high standards are met, yet at the same time trusting and challenging his employees to be the best they can be at their jobs. I’m proud of him for earning this award,” stated Wastewater Treatment Facility Superintendent Bob Van Moer.