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Name on Ballot: Patrick J. Scully, Sr.
Married to Elaine Jarceau Scully (43 years) (11-22-1969)
5 Children, (all educated in the Naugatuck School System)
7 Grandchildren (5 attending Naugatuck Schools)
Colleen E. Jordan (42)
James P. Jordan (8 Yrs.) Rylee Jordan (7 Yrs)
Patrick J. Scully Jr. (40)
Andrea Scully (14 Yrs) Conner Scully (5 Yrs)
Terrence M. Scully (36)
Justin T. Scully (14 Yrs) Juliana Leigh Scully (11 Yrs)
Sebastian J. Scully (9 Yrs)
Michael C. Scully (34) (Married)
Christopher P. Scully (28) (Single)
Resident of Naugatuck: (35 Years)
Crosby High School, Waterbury, CT (1964)
Ward Technical Institute (1966)
U.S. Army (Spec 5) (02-17-1977 thru 02-16-1970)
Hawk Radar and Battery Control Central Technician (24P20)
Operations and Intelligence Specialist (16H10)
Cadi Company (Customer Service/Sales) (01-08-1996 thru Present)
60 Rado Drive, Naugatuck, CT 06770-2211
Bristol Babcock Inc. (Manager) (28 years) (retired)
1100 Buckingham Street, Watertown, CT 06795
Board of Mayor & Burgess (2001-2003, 2007-Present)
Planning Commission, Deputy Chairman (1999-2001)
Street Department, Deputy Chairman (1985-1986)
Jesse Camille’s Remodeling Committee (Chairman)
Ordinance 83, Committee (Chairman)
Pollution Cleanup of Fulling Mill Brook (1992)
River Walk Committee (Chairman)
Police Department Gas Tank, Garage/Carport Building Committee
Community Service & Memberships:
St. Mary’s Church, (Church Council Member) (Collector)
Catholic War Veterans Council (Commander)
Polish American Club (Financial Officer)
Ancient Order of Hibernians (Financial Officer) (Past President)
American Legion Post 17
Knights of Columbus (Sheridan Council)
1. Why I am running for the Position:
As a resident and a member of The Board of Mayor & Burgesses, my dedication to the citizens of Naugatuck comes first. Over the past twenty years I’ve worked to improve and streamline services for our town. I have and will continue to hold the line on wasted spending, while continuing to improve our municipal and educational services. The Borough needs leaders with bold ideas, as a previous member of the planning commission, I have that experience. While others have been absent, I’ve been there looking out for the Taxpayer’s interests. I owe my allegiance only to the taxpayers of Naugatuck.
2. We need leadership to run Naugatuck with the knowledge of financial responsibility.
My vision for the town of Naugatuck is to hold the tax structure within compliance of the cost of living. As a community leader with an understanding of Smart Economic Growth, we need to attract businesses of the future. We must look to the state government to allocate grant monies to help attract technical businesses, Insurance, financial headquarters and catalog sales industries to our Borough. We have several growing industries presently in our Industrial Park. We need to find ways for them to expand within our community.
I value the needs of the people. We must work with our Representatives, Senators, and Congresswoman, to receive state and federal monies, for unfunded mandates.
We must be competitive and take a more direct approach to protect our business climate. Naugatuck requires a person who understands the difference between an elected politician and a proven leader.
Simple, don’t do anything until you know the costs. Not just the monetary expense, but how it would affect the citizens.
VNA is an important part of the sick and elderly life. People depend on help that the nurses & therapist give them on the daily or weekly basis.
Studies have been done during previous administrations about privatizing Public Works and it was found to be more expensive. Let’s think before we make decisions or commitments. There are several departments that are duplicating services. We should look into possibly combining some of these.
4. Our local infrastructure needs improvement. It requires leadership that will actively work to find and implement solutions to save our roads, bridges and buildings.
Our roads need massive refinishing and some need complete rebuilding. This is not a small project and it will be very costly. We are presently allocating approximately $ 300,000 yearly for road repair. Spending that kind of money, each road would be repaired every sixty years. This is something that we shouldn’t tolerate. We must look for state and federal grants to help repair or rebuild our infrastructure.
One of the first place projects I would like to see the state do is the replacement of the railroad bridge on Maple Street. This should be widened to help improve the site line on Water Street. This is presently one of the most dangerous intersections in the Borough. This is especially dangerous for the patron of the Post Office and the Railroad Passengers.
It is extremely important to continue the leadership team that has worked to move this town towards recovery. The journey to recovery has just begun; it’s a long journey and cannot be accomplished overnight. Our administration has helped our community to prepare to address the challenges we must now face.
My wife and I have called Naugatuck our home for over 35 years. We have raised and educated our five children here. I understand that commitment to family and to the community should go hand in hand and be equally respected.
This town is filled with great promise, but if ignored we are destined to fail, we must look to the future, the future is ours, we need to elect people that intend to work for and with the taxpayers of this borough.