Local politicians were invited to present their case for election for “Candidates Night”. I’ll keep my commentary out of it, except as it pertains to local issues, virtually none of which were discussed.
For US Representative, we met Frank Scaturro and Fran Becker who are running against Carolyn McCarthy. This is new for us this year as our election district changed and Pete King no longer is in our district.
For NY Assemblyman were David Sussman and Harvey Weisenberg.
All presented their cases- virtually none talked local issues, barring Harvey Weisenberg repeating, as previously reported here, the current drinking water issues in our district are his “number one priority”.
He said “the value of your house will be zero without drinking water”.
Gas station being cleaned up of any potential contamination, then getting new underground tanks.
NO Gas station for 5 more weeks (Thanksgiving time)!
Gerry Ottavino, who heads the Environmental Committee, spoke at length about the environmental issues facing our area and our town specifically. He said the only politicians helping are Harvey Weisenberg and Denise Ford (barely). He said it was “very disconcerting … with the exception of Denise Ford, no LI Republican has demonstrated ANY concern for our drinking water.”
Everyone in this town should know has worked tirelessly to highlight and solve local issues. These include-
- Nassau dumping untreated wastewater into the bays
- Nassau spilling untreated waste (which is also causing part of the excessive seaweed problem we are facing)
- getting our dredging and revetment issues put forth and the pressure to get our representatives to act.
Gerry pointed out that the beach has lost sand to the point it looked like 5 years ago, at which time dredging was scheduled and was going to be done. Right now, no beach sand is to be added anytime soon. (Anyone know where get one of those floating chairs for next year?)
Establishment of Drinking Water Committee
In light of the recent drinking water issues, Gerry is also convening a separate Drinking Water Committee, for which members are needed. If you would like to be on this committee, please contact us and we will forward him your information.
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New “Communications Committee”
Patrick Algier and Arthur Boodhagian decided a more interactive and kept up-to-date website are in the works.
Special thanks to the residents who turned up and asked questions of the politicians as well as the Association leaders and Kelly Curtin who actually got them to show up.