From a comment left multiple times by Eric Dowd, who is running against incumbent Nunda Township Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance:
I have no intention of unionizing the Township road district.
I will however open competitive bidding on road projects.
I believe the most cost-effective, safest and most reliable way to pave roads is to leave it to the professionals.
The road district employees are great, however they are not a paving crew.
When Nunda Township paves a road they are not following the IDOT handbook, this means the roads are not as safe as they should be and will deteriorate more rapidly then necessary.
The in-house paving program also has a higher cost per ton when compared to contracting the work out.
Furthermore, when paving is performed in-house the Township has no recourse and it also opens the Township up to litigation.
In the interest of the taxpayer I believe the Nunda paving empire should end.
The focus of the road district should be maintaining the roads not constructing them.