Ossining's highway superintendent position is back in the news. Voters will now decide whether the position will change to an appointed position or stay an elected position. The vote will happen during the November election.
Currently, Michael G. O'Connor holds the Town of Ossining highway superintendent position. He was re-elected to the position after running unopposed in November of 2011. In a post on Patch, Town of Ossining Supervisor Sue Donnelly gave a number of reasons why the change was proposed. Included in the post was this PowerPoint presentation on the issue.
Last week, O'Connor by American Legion Post 506. The organization honored the 47-year VFW member for his service to Post 506 and for his service to the Ossining community.
O'Connor was a Town of Ossining councilman from 1990 to 2005. He has served in the position of highway superintendent ever since. O'Connor, who is also a volunteer fireman, is paid $89,536 to head the .
O'Connor's current term ends in January of 2014. If the public votes in favor of the change, the Town of Ossining will begin accepting applications for the position leading up to the election, either in the summer or the fall of 2013.
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