Mike Lane does a lot of heavy lifting on the job.
As part of the storm water division with Public Works, one of his many responsibilities includes maintaining the City’s various retention and detention ponds.
“The storm water division is brand new. My goal every day when I come to work is to figure out the most reasonable and cheapest way possible to advance the storm water division," said Lane.
A current job at Whispering Hollow would have come with a hefty price-tag.
“When we calculated the cost it would have been around $800,000. As we’re doing it now, it will probably cost us $100,000. It costs so much to contract out, but with us doing the job its’s a little cheaper."
Mike moved to Texas from California six years ago. Before getting the job in Buda he worked for Comal County as part of the road side crew.
“I have over 10-years of experience in doing underground utilities and dealing with storm water. I have installed a lot of storm water lines, trickle channels, and head walls.”
His experience is being put to good use in Buda, but Mike says it's a team effort.
“Every crew helps each other out. We have a small streets crew, we have a small storm water crew. We jump back and forth and help each other out.”
And Mike is shining another example of our Public Works crew.
You can watch the video version of this story here: City of Buda Employee Spotlight Video - Mike Lane