Carlson hired to be city engineer

The Fairfield City Council announced Monday it has hired Melanie Carlson to be its city engineer.
City engineer is a new position the council created during its budgeting process last year, though it waited until now to fill the position after learning the extent of the cost savings from an in-house engineer versus hiring contract engineers.
Carlson is project manager at French-Reneker-Associates, and has worked …