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George Wargo, Democratic candidate for Haverstraw Highways superintendent
Posted September 7th, 2013

IMG_0002George Wargo is a lifelong resident of the Town of Haverstraw who has over forty years of highway experience along with a solid record of service to the community. Four decades ago, he began his career as a laborer for the Rockland County Highway Department and is currently an Assistant General Foreman who supervises 53 employees.

He has pledged to provide safe and efficient highway services to our residents while moving the department forward with the latest technology. Some of the professional associations he is a member of include the American Public Works Association, Rockland County Superintendent of Highways Association and the Damage Preventive Council (Call Before You Dig).

In addition to his professional affiliations, his involvement in the community over the years illustrates that he sincerely cares for our community. Some of the notable organizations he has been involved with include the West Haverstraw Fire Department, Knights of Columbus, Haverstraw Little League, North Rockland Midget Football, St. Peter’s Parish, North Rockland Sports Hall of Fame and the Sons of the American Legion Post 130, among many others.

PLATFORM PLANKS

  1. To provide the most efficient, affordable highway dept. in the State of NY
  2. To work with County, Village and Town governments in sharing equipment and services to reduce cost to taxpayer and become more efficient as a highway dept.
  3. To ensure that the entire highway staff is trained and knowledgeable about every aspect of highway dept. duties, develop teamwork among highway staff and respect for the public which includes the welfare of public of staff
  4. Initiate a 15 year replacement of inventory control, especially with trucks and heavy equipment
  5. Institute a fleet management maintenance program for all Town vehicles

Leadership strengths

George has 40 years of hands on highway management and public works experience with knowledge of every aspect of highway work and job performances which include purchasing of vehicles, maintenance program of all equipment and Town vehicles, inventory control, scheduling of staff which includes daily work schedule, snow plowing (proactive approach to snow removal), road maintenance, drainage maintenance, bulk pick up, brush removal, and proper traffic control signage. Most importantly, he has the ability and experience to handle emergencies such as Hurricane Sandy, tropical, snow and ice storms.

 

 

TOP 2 AGENDA ITEMS IN 2014

To provide the most affordable and efficient Highway Department in the State of New York and to create a fleet management maintenance program to ensure the safety and efficiency of all Town vehicles

 

To utilize and incorporate my experience with the County Highway Department to work hand-in-hand with other highway departments within the County and State and to develop an educational program for staff with local resources including Cornell Local Roads program.

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