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WEB UPDATE: Candidates for Kent Highway Superintendent - Democratic Primary - Paul C. Roncallo


Paul C.Roncallo

Age : 53
Family : Married to wife Joanne 22 years ,We have been blessed with our daughter Christina and son Patrick
Party : Member of the Conservative party and endorsed by the Kent Democratic party and Working famlies party.
Career : Retired Fire Marshal FDNY , Served a Marine Engineer apprentice on Fireboat Mckeon, Served as a Aide to the 20 th Battalion served as Fireman and qualified truck chauffer and Motor Pump operator. Expierienced Heavy equipment operator and mechanic,
auto repair and NYS licensed inspector for all vehicles, Expierienced builder, expierienced in mechanical trades and have a universal license in refrigeration. I served as Fire Chief and
Commissioner for the Kent Fire Dept. Authored History of the Fire Alarm and Police Telegraph and published several historical catalogs. Research and investigation are two of my best assets to help as Superintendent of Highways.
It was the lack of accountability and transparency that made me seek this position.
A lack of a proper inventory and method of accounting has cost the taxpayers money in theft and productivity. I will make the Highway department a model of transparency and accountability through public access on a website which will include the Highway Department changing inventory and balance sheet . The taxpayers will be privy to where there money is being spent , what it is spent on , revenue generated through scrap sales , the balance of the budget and other info which roads are scheduled for repair , tree pruning , storm drainage , emergency repairs etc. I will work without a salary increase or budget increase. In this time of economic hardship Leaders lead by example and now is not a time for a salary increase.
I have been a Kent taxpayer for more than 20 years. I am a real estate investor and understand the negative effects the high taxes we pay have on one of our largest assets our
home. My website ElectRoncallo.com has a list of methods of curing many of the problems of the past. A simple accurate and complete inventory would have proved the allegations in Kent
vs Ernest Robertson one way or the other. The lack of this inventory may now mean more costly litigation to Kent and it has not done much for the towns image either. I have the fiscal restraint to make this department a model for Kents other departments. The town has to learn how to operate with a budget that has no increase.


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