Jim Gulick states his case for Monroe Highway Superintendent's post

| 22 Feb 2012 | 01:43

    I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Jim Gulick and I am running for Town Highway Superintendent in Monroe. My family has lived here in Monroe for 35 years. Many of you may know my wife Kim, who has for the past 10 years safely carried your children between home and the Monroe-Woodbury schools. We have raised our children here. My son, Jimmy, and daughter, Amy, are both educators in nearby counties. Drew, my middle son, is a proud member of the FDNY and recently purchased a home in Monroe with his wife Lauren and newborn daughter. I am a proud member of Local Union 373 Plumbers and Steamfitters, where I have served as foreman and journeyman for more than 30 years. I also worked road maintenance and leaf removal operations for three years at the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. The Town Highway Superintendent’s job encompasses not only taking care of the town’s roadways but also the truck and heavy equipment maintenance, estimates for budgets and repair and replacements of water mains. It also requires coordinating with other municipalities for efficient outcomes on projects and for the timely ordering of supplies. I have done all of these things with my own businesses and while working with local 373. My philosophy to continue the legacy of good work by former Highway Superintendent Roy Montanye is very simple: • Keep the roads safe and clean for residents. • Constantly challenging myself and staff to develop new and innovative ways to maintain our roads. • At the same time continue to exercise budgetary restraint. Thanks for listening and I hope to have your support this September and in this November’s election. Jim Gulick Monroe