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Hot Election For Park Commissioner

This year’s Great Neck Park District election for one of the three commissioners is contested. Incumbent commissioner and park board chair Ruth Tamarin is being challenged by Frank Cilluffo and Neil Leiberman. One challenger, Neil Leiberman, has previously run for this post. The election is Tuesday, Dec. 10.

All residents 18 years of age or older, who have lived in the Park District for a period of 30 days prior to the election and who are registered with the Nassau County Board of Elections from their Great Neck Park District address for at least 23 days prior to the election, are eligible to vote.

Park District residents vote on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 3 to 9 p.m.

There are four Park District polling places. Eligible park district residents in Park Election District 1, vote at Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Avenue. This includes the villages of Kings Point, Saddle Rock Estates and those areas of the Village of Great Neck east of Middle Neck Road and north of Hicks Lane and west of Middle Neck Road.

Park Election District 2 eligible park district residents vote at the E. M. Baker School, 69 Baker Hill Road, for Village of Great Neck east of Middle Neck Road, the unincorporated area of the Town of North Hempstead south of the Village of Great Neck and north of the Village of Kensington.

Park Election District 3 eligible park district residents vote at the Great Neck Senior Center, 80 Grace Avenue for the villages of Great Neck Plaza, Thomaston and Kensington.

Park Election District 4 eligible park district residents vote at the Manhasset-Lakeville Firehouse at 4, Jayson Avenue and Northern Boulevard for the Village of Russell Gardens and for the following unincorporated areas of the Town of North Hempstead: Great Neck Terrace apartments, Lakeville, Upland, Lake Success Hills and Manor sections of Great Neck and all other incorporated areas bounded by Great Neck Road on the north, Northern Boulevard on the south, Middle Neck Road on the east and Great Neck Road on the west.

For those who need an absentee ballot, applications are available at the Park District Office, 5 Beach Road and Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Avenue. If you are unable to pick up an application, call 516 482-0181 to have one sent by mail.

Those residents registered with the Nassau County Board of Elections as permanently disabled will automatically receive an absentee ballot at the address shown on the Nassau County Board of Election roll. The application contains complete instructions on who is eligible to vote and how to file. The last date to file the application is Dec. 3, 2013, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter. If the ballot is to be picked up at the Park District Office by the voter or his/her duly authorized agent, the last date is Dec. 9.

The new park commissioner’s three-year term begins on Jan. 1, 2014.

Further information on each candidate will be featured in coming issues of the Great Neck Record.