Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 03 February 2012 00:00
At its January meeting, the Village of Massapequa Park Board of Trustees honored one of the village’s most dedicated public servants.
Mayor James Altadonna presented a citation to Frank Flood recognizing his years of service as Commissioner at the Massapequa Water District.
“Frank Flood was recognized for his dedicated service as Commissioner of the Massapequa Water District; and is honored for his years of service since 1995 when he was first elected to the Board of Commissioners of the Massapequa Water District,” the citation read.
A graduate of Manhattan College, Flood moved to Massapequa in1962. Before that, he had already gone to work at the Department of Health of Nassau County and later at the Department of Public Works, where he served as the director of Environmental Engineering from 1975 until he retired in 1992.It was in 1975 that Flood began serving in local government. From that year to 1985, Flood served, first, on the Village of Massapequa Park Planning Commission. From 1985 to 1995, he served as a BOT member and as deputy mayor. But he wasn’t finished with public service. From 1995 until his retirement last year, Flood served on the Board of Commissioners of the Massapequa Water District, eventually rising to commissioner.
All the while, Flood has been involved with his local church and with other social organizations as well. He is an Ordained Deacon of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and has been a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Massapequa Park since 1962.
In other news, the BOT authorized the Village Administrator to advertise for the sale of surplus vehicles. The village is accepting sealed bids for the sale of the following vehicles: one 1977 GMC Yukon, one 1992 GMC Pickup, one Wassau 10’ Snow Plow, and one Swenson Spreader.
Bids are returnable to the Office of Village Administrator, 151 Front St. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22. At that time, the bids will be publicly opened and read.
At the January meeting, the BOT also authorized the Village Administrator to dispose of surplus commuter equipment. It voted for a budget transfer of $4,000 of Unallocated Insurance to the Unemployment Insurance fund.
In addition, BOT members voted to limit Community Development funds to $10,000-$12,000 per residence effective this month. All exceptions will have to be authorized by the BOT.