On Monday, Ulster County Legislator Tom Corcoran honored former Highway Superintendent Gael Appler Sr. with a Pride Of Ulster County Award for his 22 years of service to the Town of Marlborough.
“It is especially satisfying to me to give this award tonight to a colleague, a friend and to someone who has always gone above and beyond for the Town of Marlborough and all its residents as its Highway Superintendent,” he said.
Corcoran read the stated New York State job description and the powers and duties of a Town Highway Superintendent; “the care, repair and maintenance, including snow and ice removal, of the town’s highways and bridges; construct and keep in repair all culverts and cause old waterways, bridges and culverts to be kept open; brush and weed growth to be removed within the bounds of the town and to be cut and removed as many times as deemed necessary each year.”
“With that description I can say and I believe this Town Board can say and the residents of Marlborough can say that Gael has far exceeded the job description set by New York State,” Corcoran said. “Our roads have been well maintained for the residents of Marlborough under Gael’s watch. Thank you Gael for your hard work and dedication over your 22 years and in-front of his family, friends and co-workers and on behalf of Ulster County, I am honored to present a Pride Of Ulster County Award to Gael Appler Sr.”
Appler thanked Corcoran for the honor, saying that, “I enjoyed every minute and I had a good time. Twenty-two years passed by real fast and unfortunately I had to leave the job but it is in good hands. Thank you.”
Appler received a standing ovation upon accepting the award.