2009-03-11 / Letters to the Editor

Crew chief goes above and beyond

I am just writing to you to let you know how appreciative I am of one of the Town of Amherst Highway Department supervisor's recent actions and efforts. In February, I received a phone call at approximately 11:30 p.m. from Jay Collier, who had knocked on a neighbor's door because my in-laws' house was experiencing a major flood episode due to a pipe bursting.

My in-laws are away in Florida, and had Mr. Collier not been as diligent or made the effort to locate the homeowner, the house would have been a total loss. In addition to escorting me into the flooding house, Mr. Collier introduced me to the fire chief and various people to ensure that we secured the house by shutting off the electric and water main to prevent any further damage. I just wanted to express my sincere appreciation for his efforts on behalf of this Town of Amherst resident. Brian Shine Krantz Lane Getzville

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