A public hearing has been set for Aug. 14 to consider a possible November referendum which could abolish the Department of General Services and create of a Department of Public Works in the .
If approved by the Town Board this month and by voters Nov. 6, the referendum would grant the Town Board authority to appoint in 2014 the position of superintendent of highways — currently an elected post chosen by voters.
The consolidation of the into the Public Works Department would be done for fiscal purposes and to promote efficiency, according to Town Supervisor .
What are your thoughts? Is the proposed referendum a good idea? Should the highway superitendent be appointed or elected?