Eric Rose has been appointed as the new Steuben Public Works Commissioner, transition from his currently role as Buildings and Grounds Director. The appointment was made unanimously Monday, January 24 by the county Legislature during its regular session.
First hired in June 2014, Rose oversaw the recent extensive renovations to the County Office Building campus and will fill the position left vacant by the recent retirement of former Public Works Commissioner Vince Spagnoletti.
The county road system is among the longest in the state, with more than 678 miles spread out over the 1,408 square-foot county. It is responsible for 331 bridges longer than 20 feet. The Public Works Department also includes the Solid Waste and Recycling Division, which includes transfer stations and a landfill set to add a new cell this year. Several of the department’s highway shops are slated this year for repairs and maintenance as well.
“I really appreciate this appointment, and I’m excited to get started,” said Rose. “There is great support and knowledge in this department, and I know I can rely on that. “Vince Spagnoletti was a true master at this job and he left us in good shape.”