Address: 36 Hundred Acres Rd., Newtown
I would like to see the Edmond Town Hall be refurbished, maintained and utilized to its full potential. To date I have coordinated and supervised the new kitchen, coordinated and supervised the remodel of the space occupied by the Lathrop School of Dance, arranged for and coordinated the installation of a new air conditioning and heating unit for the Theater, air conditioned the Mary Hawley Room, arranged to have the boilers re-tubed (a fraction of the cost to maintain than to replace). Recently I arranged to have the ceiling tiles in the gym replaced and the ceiling and walls painted. The installation for new windows on the north side of the gym is out to bid now as well as bids have just been received for plaster repair in the Theater. There is still a great deal more to be accomplished before the Edmond Town Hall is what it once was and should be. I would like to continue to contribute to this.
I also believe that this building can be financially independent with proper management and its purpose should be flexible to serve the community in various ways. If this can be accomplished, the Edmond Town Hall would be a true asset to Newtown.
I am a licensed HVAC mechanic and worked in the commercial construction field before my retirement. I worked on new construction, maintenance, and replacement of equipment in schools, hospitals and numerous large buildings both “hands on” and in a supervisory capacity. I retired as Business Manager/Financial Secretary of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 777. As Business Manager/Fin. Sec. I served as co-chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Pension, Health and Annuity Funds, negotiated wages and benefit contracts and oversaw the Union’s Apprenticeship program.
I have been active in Newtown and the State of Connecticut for many years and on various levels. I have served on the Bridgeport and Danbury chapters of Habitat for Humanity, the North-western Workforce Investment Board, the State of Connecticut Codes and Standards Committee and the Fairfield County Labor Council. I was formerly on the Executive Board of the State Building Trades and the Board of Directors of the United Way of Eastern Fairfield County. Currently I am President of the Danbury Central Labor Council and Chairman of the Newtown Democratic Town Committee.
I have always been dedicated and involved in Newtown serving on various Boards and Commissions:
Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers Chairman 2010 – Present Board Member 2006 – Present (consultant 6 mos.) Public Building and Site Commission 2001 – Present Economic Development – Served maxmium allowable term
I have been a resident of Newtown for 40 years. My wife, Nancy, and I reside at 36 Hundred Acres Road.
I have received two acknowledgements for my involvement in Newtown of which I am extremely proud. Two years ago the Rotary Club named me a Paul Harris Fellow. Recently the Mary Hawley Society included my name on a plaque to be displayed in the Edmond Town Hall in recognition of my coordination and supervision of the renovation of the kitchen.