New Milford Town Council has officially named its new director of public works.

Jack Healy, who has served as the acting director since Michael Zarba resigned from the post last month, will take on the position permanently. Town Council unanimously approved the appointment at its most recent meeting.

In his resignation letter Zarba called out a number of practices he said Mayor Pete Bass had been making that he disagreed with and said he no longer had control of his department. He submitted his letter on Sept. 27 but his official last day was Oct. 18.

Zarba said in his letter that decisions about personnel, equipment and design criteria were made without his input. The letter does not name anyone, but provides some examples of decisions Zarba was not involved in, including “non-justified employee firings, hirings and changes.”

Healy joined the department in June as the assistant director of public works. He was previously the public works director and town manager for Berlin. Prior to that he was the public works director in Litchfield.

“Jack has extensive experience as a public works director,” Bass said at the time, adding he’s already worked with Healy on the capital plan, finding efficiencies and introducing a new reporting system for the department’s vehicles.