First off, I don't have a budget. I don't have an ad manager, I don't have a budget. About $60. That is all I can do right now. I am a working person, I have bills, I don't have money to spend on major publicity. I am one person, best as I can, doing what I think is right. I could place ads here, make money, that is not right. I could have asked for donations, that is not right. I could ask for "party support". That would not be right. I just want to help, todo what is right. THAT IS RIGHT.
These are my hands. Proudly dirty, sore, cut, and bruised. No strangers to work, to make an honest living, to do what needs be done. Strong enough to get the job done right. Gentle, yet strong enough, to hold on to the ones I care about.
Strange but just one of those things. No, my hands don't always look like that, but when they do, in a way I feel proud. I have always enjoyed the mechanical wo...rld, I am constanly educating myself to better my understanding of how many diverse systems work, and now integrate, and I take pride in that. Sometimes, well, in many cases, just to get into the mix, fight the battle, get dirty, and succeed, to see the finished product, of my labor, be good as new, or even better, and work how it should. . . . . I take pride in that
400,000 plus residents of Brookhaven Town. I am just one of them. Trying to make a difference.
I am curious, has anyone been to any of the local debates? Has anyone asked the candidates, "What are your qualifications for the position at hand? Then if they start answering by stating, "I have...." Questioned again, that is not what was asked. Please answer. What are your qualifications? Any Highway Dept experience?
Engineering degrees? Do you have a CDL license? Have you ever driven a truck? Are you familiar at all, realistically with any Highway Dept operations? I am sure I am not the only one to wonder these things......
Update: 2-21-13 11:30 pm. It appears that my facebook page at "brookhaven super" may have been hacked and I am locked out until facebook loss prevention gets back to me. I will update as soon as I can on that. It is late, been going since 6am, just got home after helping a friend tow a car.
I am looking for some write in votes for the position of Town of Brookhaven Superintendent of Highways on Tuesday, March 5th 2013. Just want to send the message that, you need not be big, you need not be political, all you need is the desire to get the job done. I have been a homeowner in this community for some years, and have grown frustrated with the response from the Town of Brookhaven, on how snow management, and other issues have been "taken care of."
(I would also like to encourage all to write in other candidates if they feel they are better qualified for the position at hand.)
Do I have all the answers, no. Do I have the sense to ask and find out what the most sensible, and feasible plan would be? I would think so. I have been in the automotive field most of my life, and to some degree, associated with many facets of maintenance and preparation on many scales. For many a crisis or situation, that have been presented to us here as residents for some time also.
I have also been, for many years, on the supply side of equipment, maintenance, and preparation for municipal towns, villages, and the Department of Homeland Security. Working with heads of departments on vehicle preparation, maintenance, and repair, as a supplier both on bid and off, for keeping critical equipment and vehicles able to provide continued service during various weather related events, and preparation for such, when time and resources were paramount.
Educated, myself, I am not going to lie. Could I have done better? I am sure of it. I have a few college credits under my belt, but had to work out of necessity, and to raise a family, doing the best I can with what is given.
I work hard. I make sacrifices, I wish I could have more time at home, so that my family can have what I did not. Even now juggling, what I do for a living and whatever work I can grab, to help make ends meet.
I personally used my own truck PROPERLY equipped, to ensure the safety and passage on my road, and a spur road, in case some sort of necessity that EMS, police or fire department personal, could have passage to these roads. What kind of "monster" truck you ask I have? Nothing at all special. My trusty 1999 Chevy Silverado 1500. Yes, a half ton truck, with 218,000 miles on it, "properly equipped" and manned by myself, someone who has the knowledge to deal with this type of storm, and not a fear of it.
We don't need excuses. We don't need scapegoats. We don't need politicians. We don't need the media skewing things one way or another. We need someone to get the job done. Simple enough.
Three days to see a plow in my neighborhood, too long as far as I am concerned, as I am sure I am not the only one with that view.
Thank you, I appreciate any support, especially with such short notice.
Sound Beach, NY
Any concerns, I will answer as promptly as I can, I do work.
I have also added a contact/comment section to the bottom of the page.
Feel free to use guestbook on top of page also.
On facebook at: Brookhaven super
I can also be e-mailed at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If something miraculous, would stem from this outcry, I would take a position offered to myself, and would like to serve those who have put me in their trust. Once again, thank you.
I also note, this is a side project at the moment, I do apologize, I work a full time job and have a family. I do not have the resources or time to make a "pretty fluffed up site," but you never know. I would love nothing more than to dedicate my time to serving those in the community.
A post written by my wife also posted on some other sites, I'm going to post here:
Some of you may, or may not, know my husband, Jon Versheck. He is an 'average Joe' who does what he has to, to get by day by day. After the recent blizzard on February 8-9, 2013, and the lack of response from the Town of Brookhaven, we all want answers. Jon plowed our street in Sound Beach and a neighboring dead end after the storm. Not because he was paid to by the town. But because he felt it was the 'right' thing to do.
Yes, we live in New York and it is February. We do get some big snow storms here this time of year. The lack of supervisory positions, from being on vacation, toothaches, and family emergencies, is no excuse. Nor is the excuse that the town did not have a master map of the town, to know which streets had or had not been plowed, acceptable. Another one of the many excuses was that no one had the right equipment. We needed pay loaders and bobcats and big trucks to get the job done. Then how is it, that Jon, with his 15 year old, half ton pick up, and a 40 year old, medium duty plow, plowed our two streets, with 30 inches of snow and even higher drifts, without major damage to his truck? He had both streets down to pavement, without the packed down ice and snow left on the street. He also helped numerous neighbors who were stuck on local streets get moving, and plowed a little parking spot on another local street for the neighbors who could not get up our block to park safely. If he had the equipment, capabilities, and knowledge to do it, there is no reason why the town and their sub-contractors could not.
Jon is looking for help to get a write in vote for the special election for Town of Brookhaven Superintendent of Highways on Tuesday March 5, 2013. He does not expect to get elected, but if enough people write him in, he is hoping to get recognized. Jon has no political background or affiliations. He is just another hard working citizen of Brookhaven who wants to try to make a difference. If you could help him out and vote on March 5, 2013 and write his name in and spread the word to other aggravated Brookhaven residents, maybe we wont have to deal with this when the next major snowstorm comes. Thank you!