BERLIN-Town Planner Marek Kozikowski has resigned from his position and taken the new role of city planner for Middletown.
A replacement is currently being sought. The job has first been posted internally to comply with union stipulations, according to Human Resources Director Denise Parsons.
Assistant Town Planner Maureen Giusti says that in the meantime operations will continue as usual.
“The office will continue to operate the way we do,” Giusti said.
Kozikowski served as town planner from January 2018 until last Friday, Oct. 4. He also had a stint as Interim Town Manager earlier this year.
Administrative Assistant to the Town Manager Christi Sullivan said that Kozikowski will be missed.
“He left on a good note,” Sullivan said. “He was really a professional and a very nice guy.”
Through his role as Town Planner, Kozikowski has been heavily involved in the recent developments that have been going up throughout the town including the project near the train station and on the Berlin Turnpike next to the Acura dealership.
Kozikowski also recently played a prominent role in the public hearing regarding an affordable housing proposal on the “Pistol Creek” property. The development was strongly opposed by citizens of Berlin, and Kozikowski went back and forth with the developer’s attorney after Kozikowski raised several questions about the proposal.
Kozikowski’s first day in Middletown was Monday where he replaces the previous city planner who held the position for less than six months before moving on to Farmington.
He returns to Middletown where he worked at Midstate Regional Planning Agency as an Assistant Transportation Planner after graduating from UConn in 2004.
Further information on the hiring process for Berlin’s now vacant Town Planner position could not be disclosed at this time.