At an informal press conference Friday, Town Supervisor Frank Petrone and newly minted highway superintendent Pete Gunther said the cleanup will help businesses get fully operational for the weekend.
"We’re thrilled; it was a very, very smooth storm" response, Petrone said
Officials took turns praising workers and their working relationship.
'It’s a new chapter and we’re very happy," said Petrone, who often jousted with Gunther's predecessor, William Naughton. "We’ll sort out some of the things that have to be changed; considering different types of equipment; possibly some refurbished big pieces of equipment that will save time and money in the clean up stage; Pete’s already thinking of new things."Gunther thanked public safety and other town departments, saying, "Everything’s done in a spirit of cooperation."
Gunther said the town had put 135 contractors, in addition to town workers, to work. He said primary roads had been plowed and secondary roads were getting second passes on Friday. Crews will be putting down more salt and sand to prevent icing over as temperatures drop.
Petrone said, "We had no emergency situations this year because we virtually lost zero power so that’s a blessing."
Friday night, the Village Green center will be available if needed as shelter if power fails.
Officials from public safety, general services, new Town Councilwoman Tracey Edwards and others were on hand at the press conference, held at the town's emergency operations center on Pulaski Road.
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