Opinion: Shirley has experience, training needed for highway super job, says Massena man
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 7:54 am

It will be our duty on November 5, 2019 to cast a vote for the candidate(s) we believe will fulfill the duties of the office they are seeking. It is my opinion that Bill Shirley has the training, certifications, and job experience necessary to successfully fulfill the duties of Louisville Superintendent of Highways.

Bill has attended 17 NYS training classes and seminars on issues such as Work Place Safety, Dig Safety, Prevention of Workplace Violence, etc. He is First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator, and CPR Certified.

Bill has training and NYS Department of Transportation Certification on numerous pieces of equipment: backhoe, catch basin cleaner, dump truck, grade-all excavator, front end loader, road grader-summer & winter, tractor-mower, guard rail maintainer, 1 person plow-single wing, 1 person plow-double wing, sewer cleaner, skid steer loader, road widener, wind row loader, wood chipper, and truck calibration.

In addition to Bill’s training and certifications, he has years of experience keeping roadways clean, safe, and well maintained. He has 26 years of full-time experience with the NYS Department of Transportation and 10 years’ part-time experience with the Town of Louisville Highway Department.

Bill is also very community minded. He has been an active member of the Louisville Volunteer Fire Department for 36 years. He is also active with the Louisville Lions Club and has served as a Boy Scout Leader.

Please vote for Louisville Highway Superintendent candidate Bill Shirley on November 5, 2019. The polls will be open from 6 am – 9 pm.

James Smith