Hastings Public Works operator Matt Lindeman has the honors of becoming the first public works operator to complete all 6 steps of the public works operator program, which makes him a valuable asset to the city. Lindeman is celebrating 16 years of service with the City of Hastings. Matt is a very well-rounded operator but he excels with the city sanitary sewer system by taking on the role of line cleaning, televising, lift station maintenance and flushing of the lines. City leadership says that Matt is a very good mentor, who takes the time to educate employees and answer questions that will benefit the whole department. Matt is a hockey and baseball dad which keeps him on the go all year at home.