Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack said on Thursday he hopes to further consolidate municipal operations by bringing the three town garages under one umbrella. The three facilities, which are all located on Seeger Drive in Nanuet, are the highway department, Mini Trans and police garage.
“We’re going to start meetings in January with those three entities and the controller to look at way to bring them under one umbrella,” said Gromack.
He expects to have a 90-day review period of the garages, which will produce a recommendation for consolidation. Each garages services vehicles separately. The garage maintains its vehicles, which are mostly trucks. The Mini Trans garages services buses and the police garage maintains the police cars.
Gromack said a consolidation would have short and long term benefits in terms of flexibility of assigning personnel. He added there would be potential financial savings of purchasing orders, personnel and overall operating efficiency.
Earlier this year, town officials promoted the idea of changing the position of highway department supervisor from elected to appointed. They said with an appointed superintendent the three garages could be restructured under one department head and result in a savings of $300,000 to $500,000. Voters rejected the referendum on the November ballot to make that switch.