Wanted: Person to take charge of plowing, paving, parks and drainage for Erie County’s largest suburb. Good pay, but job is guaranteed for only 15 months.
That’s the situation in Amherst, where town officials are on the hunt for candidates to replace Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson. who announced last week that he will retire effective Sept. 27.
“I am seeking letters of interest and résumés,” Supervisor Barry A. Weinstein said. “My plan is to give them to the personnel office, let them sift through them and see what we get. I’ve gotten two so far.”
Highway superintendent is an elected position, but it will be up to the Amherst Town Board to appoint a successor to fill the remaining 15 months on Anderson’s term, until voters can cast their ballots in November 2015.
Anderson, a three-term highway superintendent whose career with the department spans more than 35 years, cited “recent health concerns” for submitting his letter of resignation .