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Siegmann seeking re-election for Town of Wheatfield highway superintendent

Thu, Jan 31st 2019 12:50 pm

Paul Siegmann is seeking the support of residents to continue as Town of Wheatfield highway superintendent for a second term.  Siegmann is looking to continue his service to the Town of Wheatfield residents as highway superintendent and will continue to focus his efforts on upgrading and improving the Highway Department to the best of his ability. 

As a resident of the Town of Wheatfield for 39 years, Siegmann has been employed by the Wheatfield Highway Department for over 29 years.  He started as a laborer and moved up to operator and deputy, and has served as the highway superintendent for the last five years. 

Since becoming the highway superintendent and chairman of the Drainage Committee, he has taken strides to improve town-wide drainage, from instituting new pipe regulations for future subdivisions to cleaning over 15 miles of drainage ditches. Under his direction, the Wheatfield Highway Department actively seeks grants to upgrade infrastructure and equipment, including the chipper and a leaf vacuum. Siegmann has been instrumental in applying for a new $400,000 grant to purchase a new paving machine that will be shared with three other towns and just recently secured another $145,000 grant from Bridge NY for the bridge at Cayuga Drive Ext.

During his first term, the town replaced four bridges/large culverts, including one on Walmore Road done mostly with town resources that saved $200,000 in outside contracting and consulting fees. Siegmann said he’s proud of the fact that he and his crew have worked to resurface over 24 miles of roads in the last four years. By streamlining spending, he has been able to update an excavator and two plow trucks all of which were over 20 years old.   

Siegmann is a 1988 graduate of Niagara-Wheatfield High School, and attends Cornell University’s local roads program. He has received certifications of Road Master I, II and III.  Additionally, Siegmann is a long-time active member of St. Johnsburg Fire Co., holding several elected positions on the firematic and executive sides, including captain and chairman of the board.

Siegmann is a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church and served in the past as head trustee, he is active with Boy Scout Troop 824, a member of SAL American Legion Post 1451, the LaSalle Sportsman’s Club, the WNY Volunteer Fireman’s Association, Niagara County Volunteer Fireman’s Association and past president of the Niagara County Town Highway Superintendents Association.

He takes great pride in working, volunteering and residing in the Town of Wheatfield with his wife, Jackie, and their children, Madison and Levi.

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