Personnel updates for April 15, 2022 to April 28, 2022

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New Hires

Michael Belowske, highway technician associate, Davenport garage

Matthew Bergman, highway technician associate, Denison garage

Brandon Bollmeyer, highway technician associate, Sioux City – Leeds garage

Austin Burnham, highway technician, Tama garage

Jeremy Corson, highway technician associate, Marshalltown garage

Logan Frazier, highway technician associate, Williams garage

Douglas Hoksbergen, highway technician associate, Albia garage

Tyler Means, highway technician associate, Red Oak garage

Garrett Meinecke, highway technician associate, Perry garage

Raymond Taylor, highway technician associate, Williams garage

Matt Trimble, highway technician, Waterloo garage

Tanner Voss, highway technician associate, Davenport garage

Brandon Weis, mechanic, Denison garage

Cole Williams, highway technician associate, Burlington garage



Robert Ferdig, from highway technician associate to highway technician, Sioux City – Leeds garage

Russell Helle, from highway technician senior to construction technician senior, Manchester construction

Travis Knox, from highway technician to highway technician senior, De Soto garage

Kyle Perkins, from information technology specialist 5 to information technology administrator 2, Highway Support

Michael Peterson, from driver & identification service center specialist to driver & identification service center consultant, Ames driver’s license service center

Brian Schmitz, from highway technician associate to highway technician senior, Waterloo garage

Brian Stelken, from construction technician senior to engineering technician senior, Manchester construction


Other personnel matters

David Sperfslage, construction technician senior, Cedar Rapids construction to Manchester construction (Intra-agency transfer)



Michael Keys, highway technician associate, Waterloo garage

These trees (mostly ash trees) are being removed because many are dead due to the Emerald Ash Borer and the others are at risk. This area was planted in the 1990s and many of the trees and shrubs that are not Ash have become overgrown and are actually causing more drifting in the area during snowstorms. We’re learned a lot about what works/doesn’t work with roadside planting in the last 30 years, so we’ll be working to remove the dead/dying plants and then will come back in and replant new living snowfence.

I have a question. Why do I see what seems like miles of cut down trees and shrubs along I-35 north of Des Moines?

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