Crystal Honors Longtime Utilities Superintendent
The city of Crystal honored a city employee who spent nearly 40 years on the job and helped the city overcome a major crisis.
Crystal Utilities Superintendent Randy Kloepper will retire this month. His last day is Sept. 28.
Kloepper started working for the city’s Public Works Department in 1983. He became utilities superintendent in 2002. His expertise helped the city overcome significant water pipeline issues, including major sinkholes that impacted neighboring Robbinsdale in 2013 and 2014. The sinkholes led to the replacement of aging infrastructure in Crystal.
During a proclamation vote honoring Kloepper, Crystal City Council Member Julie Deshler says the city was “really blessed to have him.” Crystal Mayor Jim Adams says workers under him gathered a lot of Kloepper’s knowledge to help Crystal move forward.