The Algoma City Council this week approved hiring Matt Murphy as the city’s public works director. Murphy most recently served in a similar capacity as Kewaunee director of public works.

Murphy started work Tuesday. The council approved an annual salary of $65,977.60.

“He’s a good find for us,” Mayor Wayne Schmidt told aldermen.

Kewaunee officials appointed Paul Jirtle as interim public works director pending a search for Murphy’s replacement; applications are due Friday, Sept. 14.