Got potholes? Consider getting paid to fill them

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"If you are really if you really want to see and help fix the potholes in your areas, we would happily take you on and we would even pay you for it."

Problem pothole in your neighborhood? Consider getting paid to fill it yourself, by applying for a job with the City of Duluth.

Each Spring, the City hires between 30 and 40 temporary and seasonal positions, to literally help fill the cracks that full-time employees can’t get to.

"We were offering a seasonal position in a temporary position," explained Geoff Vukelich, the City’s Street Maintenance Operations Coordinator. "The seasonal position is a six month appointment, and it will be from May to October. The temporary will be a 67 day we that’s really geared towards maybe some college students or people that are 18 years of age or older right out of high school."

The positions pay $16 per hour, working 40 hours per week. The majority of the job will be patchwork, filling potholes with asphalt. Also included is garbage cleanup and drainage cleanup, along with some other minor manual labor. The majority of the job is also done outside.

If helping improve your neighborhood infrastructure is something that interests you, apply for a position on the City of Duluth’s website.

"There’s a lot of data that has come out from the federal highways Commission, that $1 maintenance saved $6 or $7, five to seven years down the line," explained Vukelich. "So realistically, if we can maintain our newer roads sooner we will definitely have better and more sustainable roads in Duluth."