Robert Herman, Town of Niagara highway superintendent, has announced his bid for re-election this November.
Herman said he is proud of the accomplishments the highway department has made during his time as superintendent, such as the resurfacing of approximately 28 roads in the town. In 2013, he took some of the highway workers down to paving school at the Volvo plant in Pennsylvania, which enhanced the department's ability to get much-needed roadwork done throughout the Town.
Herman said having the ability to pave your own roads is a great advantage to getting the roads paved. "My plan is to have 85 percent of the roads paved in the next few years," he said, adding, "Another first for the town in the highway department is leaf pickup; many areas of our town have an enormous amount of leaves. For the past two years, I ran pilot programs to understand what it will take to bring this process to our town."
In 2014, the town purchased a leaf vacuum machine, which Herman called a great success for the program.
Herman said he believes in giving highway workers tools and training so they can be successful in their job responsibilities. A previous Town Board member, he said he has always had a good working relationship with the Town Board, and he looks forward to serving his community and bringing town roads to a level residents will be proud of.