Candidate for Hamburg highway superintendent
Lines on Ballot: Democrat
Number of years living in town: 47
Occupation/Employer: Health, Safety & Environmental Manager/ Dresser-Rand
Top campaign platform agendas:
• The Highway Superintendent position is not a retirement job but rather a critical position for the Town that requires someone like me with the experience and energy required to meet the challenges that face the highway superintendents of the future.
• I bring to the position both academic and extensive professional experience as I have been in the safety and environmental profession for nearly 25 yrs. My career includes extensive experience in the manufacturing and construction industries.
• Evaluate and measure quality of serves provided for Hamburg residents to ensure proper aliment of resources and needs.
• Engage the residents and community groups to seek their feedback on services provided for such things a rubbish pickup and plowing schedules. Long overdue relationships will be established with the various sporting associations such as soccer, football, baseball, bicycle motocross, lacrosse and golfers to understand their needs. Through this process significant improvements can be implemented to meet and exceed the expectations of residents.
• Study financial and man-power burden as it relates continued operation of Woodlawn Beach.
• Evaluate Highway and Buildings & Grounds Departments headcount to ensure personnel hires and associated job assignments are based on merit and not patronage.
• Perform risk assessment of Highway and B&G tasks to ensure Town is properly protected from litigation. The town has been the recipient of both frivolous and legitimate lawsuits that have marred our reputation as well as costing the Hamburg taxpayer significant sums of money over the years.
Biggest issues facing the town:
• Make the Highway position about and for the people of Hamburg, rather than a political patronage “graveyard” for retirees, friends and family.
• Maintaining the roads and parks year round and NOT just during an election year.
• Accepting mediocrity as if that were a plan.
• Being responsive to the needs of Hamburg residents. I’ve heard from far too many folks throughout our community that their issues are not resolved or are simply ignored