City of Marshfield Communicates OnFocus – The Marshfield Common Council recognized one long-term employee who is retiring and three who reached milestones.
Hugh Nikolai retired after 32 years working for the city of Marshfield in the Street Department. Nikolai started on June 10, 1985. During his time with the City of Marshfield, Nikolai worked numerous jobs from truck driver to concrete finisher, and for the last 10 years was the City’s grader operator.
“Hugh has been a snow plow operator for the last 32 years and has been available at all times of the day and holidays, which I think is an extreme dedication for an employee,” said Street Superintendent Dean Schiller.
“Some of Hugh’s coworkers also told me that he enjoyed whistling at work. In the morning, he would whistle the tune of Green Acres, and in the afternoon he would whistle the tune to Beverly Hillbillies or Mayberry RFD,” said Schiller.
“My first experience with Hugh was my first or second day when he came into my office and submitted his retirement papers,” added Schiller, who is new to the City.
Nikolai was presented with a plaque and received a standing ovation from the council and citizens in attendance.
The City also recognized three employees who have reached milestones working for the city. Jason Foemmel has worked for the police department for five years, and Mitchell Nosbisch and Joel Goham have both worked for the Wastewater Utility for five years.