Superintendent of Highways
Dan Losquadro was elected Brookhaven Town Superintendent of Highways on March 5, 2013 and was sworn into office on March 12, 2013. Within six months he implemented several initiatives to reform and bring accountability and transparency to the Highway Department. Dan has also made emergency preparedness his top priority.
The administrative staff he assembled is experienced and ready to lead the Town through any adverse weather conditions. Dan also revolutionized Highway Department operations by bringing in technology that tracks resources and expedites the work order process.
This technology allows his administration to see work order requests in real time. By having the capability to track this information visually, town wide, problem areas can be determined quickly and resources can be provided with optimal efficiency.
Dan has also successfully upgraded the Highway Department’s fleet by adding sixteen new trucks. All of these vehicles will be used to address work year round and are well equipped to handle snow removal. These trucks will be dispersed equally among crews which are responsible for covering four different zones within Brookhaven. By replacing older, exhausted trucks with new reliable vehicles it will help the Highway Department better serve Brookhaven Town’s needs.
In addition, Dan also brought the Highway Department into compliance with the New York State labor law on prevailing wage, while simultaneously ending its past practice of no bid contracts. It was past practice for the Department to rent equipment or hire contractors on a daily basis. By going out to bid on drainage, concrete and tree work Dan has increased transparency and accountability while also taking an important step in lowering the costs of this type of work to the benefit of all town taxpayers.
A proven reformer, Dan first won election to represent Suffolk County’s 6th Legislative District in November 2003. During his seven years as a County Legislator, he served as chairman of the Environment, Planning and Agriculture Committee as well as the Veterans & Seniors Committee.
In 2006, Dan was elected by his peers as the legislature’s Republican Conference Leader, a position he held for the remainder of his time in the legislature. In this leadership position he developed comprehensive strategies for handling county-wide problems while never losing sight of his primary responsibility to the constituents of the 6th Legislative District. In this capacity Dan served on every major budget working group, holding the line on country general fund taxes every year he was in office.
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