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Niagara seeks more candidates for public works chief

LOCKPORT – Niagara County is looking for more applicants for the vacant post of public works commissioner, County Manager Richard E. Updegrove said Friday.

“There was an ongoing concern about the comprehensiveness of the search,” Updegrove said. Three candidates were interviewed this week and are still in the running, but he wants a larger field.

“Although all three applicants were very qualified, we want to be confident that we have exhausted all sources, so we’re sure we have the best of the best,” Updegrove said.

The county, which previously advertised the job through The Buffalo News and other newspapers, will post the job next week on the websites of the New York State Association of Counties and the American Public Works Association, as well as the University at Buffalo Career Development Center.

Updegrove was joined in the interviews by former County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz, who is now acting public works commissioner, as well as County Legislature Chairman W. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, and Legislator Mark J. Grozio, D-Niagara Falls.