[MUSIC PLAYING] CHASE WINTON: As superintendent, we're in charge of every aspect of the Highway Department. We have 64 miles of road, and it seemed like every mile of it needed something.
My name's Chase Winton. I've been with the Town of Sherburne Highway as superintendent of highways for five years. I grew up here, went to school right across the road here. It's a small, close-knit community. Everybody knows everybody, you know? It's a small town community.
We all have a set budget for our roads, but are you spending it in the best way you can? How do you prioritize, and where do you start? I was overwhelmed. You got this amount of money, and you got this much work.
The CAMP program tells us what to do and where to do it. I'll put a number in the program that I'm comfortable spending on road surface knowing that I'm going to need money for culverts and signs. That'll spit out the roads roughly what they're going to cost, and then I know I have this money over here set aside for the other improvements. And to be able to budget without having the software, to me, would be kind of difficult.
Honestly, I think, as a good responsible highway superintendent, you should probably consider using the resources that Cornell Local Roads provides 'cause we're just an average town. We're an average budget and means, and we've saved way, way more than we've spent. So it was definitely a good investment.
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Chase Winton, highway superintendent for Sherburne, New York, talks about how he has benefited from the Cornell Local Roads Program.