continued “The next DPW commissioner will be required to be licensed for water, sewer and be able to operate the highway department equipment,” Hatch said. “They need to have experience in all departments, and the question that needs to be answered is if we can accomplish that better by election of appointment.”
Hatch also said that a move from elected to appointed would give the town board more of a say in the department’s workings.
“Under the present situation, the town board controls the budget and the commissioner controls the operations,” Hatch said. “Under an appointment, the town board would have control of the operations.”