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12/09/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr.

Get real on roads
To the Editor:
I ask Supervisor Dougherty to, as he wrote, show us “the five miles of roads” that are paved every year (“Your Letters,” December 1).

And it’s impossible to have a real 10-year paving cycle, with a $130,000 budget. Following are the approximate budget figures for paving the Highway Department has had to work with over the last five years for 52 miles of town road:
$25,000 — 2012
$10,000 — 2013
$53,000 —2014
$0 —2015
$100,000 — 2016 (more…)

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12/04/16 3:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty takes issue with his colleagues on road paving.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Supervisor Jim Dougherty takes issue with his colleagues on road paving.

Real questions
To the Editor:
As your supervisor, I am committed to properly maintaining our roads as well as all our infrastructure. The town has about 52 miles of roads under its jurisdiction and this year I have budgeted $130,000 for their maintenance, and in the 2017 budget, just adopted, $130,000 as well. With other budget lines, this customarily covers routine maintenance of all roads, as well as repaving on a 10-year cycle — in other words about five miles a year. (more…)

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11/28/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

In the best interest
To the Editor:
A recent editorial in the Reporter pointed out two areas of town governance and budget that needed serious consideration. We are writing to support the points expressed in the editorial and urge the Town Board to act expeditiously on these proposals.

First, we should increase Jay Card’s salary, over time, to make him competitive with those in a similar position in other East End towns. He is currently seriously underpaid and he is also doing an outstanding job with the Highway Department, the Recycling Center and with all of the town properties that fall under his domain in the Department of Public Works. (more…)