Amherst highway superintendent to retire

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AMHERST, N.Y.(WIVB) – Amherst Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson says he will retire on September 27, 2014. The town is now seeking candidates to fill the remaining 15 months of his term.

Anderson submitted a letter with his retirement plans to Town Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein on Wednesday. Anderson says he is stepping aside because of ‘recent health concerns.’

Anderson began his career with the Amherst Highway Department more than 35 years ago and was elected to three terms as highway superintendent. He says he believes he has achieved his goals in that post of infrastructure planning, efficiency in managing the workforce, and bringing accountability and respectability to the department.

The town supervisor praised Anderson’s achievements, noting he had played a major role in reducing the town’s refuse costs by $2.6 million a year.

Dr. Weinstein says the board can fill the remaining 15 months of Anderson’s term by majority vote. Interested town residents should submit a letter and resume to the superintendent or a town councilmember at 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.

The highway superintendent post will be on the ballot for a full four-year term in November 2015.

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