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Reavey, Mahan retain positions

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced  that Mary Reavey, commissioner of assessments since 1999 and Steven Mahan, director  of community block grants since 2002, will both retain their posts.

Prior  to joining the city of Milwaukee, Reavey worked for the city and county of Kenosha.  She also was a property appraiser for the city of Racine for 10 years.

Mahan  has worked for the city since 1998, including a stint in the mayor’s office  as a senior staff assistant. Prior to his employment with the city, he worked  as deputy director/comptroller for Harambee Ombudsman Project.

Prevailing-wage  online survey launched

Department of Workforce Development Secretary Roberta  Gassman announced a new online survey for construction and trucking employers  to use to help determine future prevailing-wage rates in Wisconsin.

Developed  at the request of employers, the electronic survey will enable the department  to more easily and accurately collect data on the employer’s county of location,  trade or classification of employees, project type, hourly basic rate of pay,  hourly fringe benefit rate and total hours worked per employee.

The data  establishes prevailing hourly wages and fringe benefits, which will be effective  Jan. 1, for trades commonly employed on five different or distinct types of public  work projects.

The Web-based tool is available at www.dwd.state.wi.us/er/prevailing_wage_rate/pw_online_2.htm.

Diliberti  to run for county treasurer

Former Milwaukee County Supervisor Dan Diliberti  announced his candidacy for county treasurer.

During his time on the County  Board, Diliberti authored an ordinance to establish a county hot line to protect  whistleblowers who report on waste, fraud and abuse of county programs. He also  authored a county ordinance requiring lobbyists to publicly register and report  their efforts to influence county government.

Diliberti is running as a  Democrat in the partisan race. The primary will be held Sept. 14, with the general  election on Nov. 2.

The current treasurer, Dorothy Dean, is not seeking  re-election.

Algiers leaves DCD early

Milwaukee Department of City  Development Commissioner Pat Algiers and Deputy Commissioner Steve Jacquart will  leave their posts on June 4.

After Mayor Tom Barrett was elected in April,  Algiers said that she would not keep the job, but intended the stay in the office  until the administration found a new commissioner. She decided to leave the job  early because she is having surgery next week.

Barrett is moving Jacquart,  who Algiers chose as her deputy, out of DCD to become the intergovernmental  relations director with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.

Barrett  has chosen DCD Development Center Manager Martha Brown to take over as deputy  commissioner.

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