At the Port Washington Police Department's regular business meeting on June 16, Police Commissioner Robert Persons put forth two resolutions for adoption by the board. One, to consider new polling places for the annual elections; and two, to set up more generally convenient voting hours. He requested that a general meeting take place in June, to which the other special district commissioners and interested members of the public would be invited.
Police Commissioner James Duncan seemed not opposed to exploring better ways of making voting easier. However, he took strong exception to Commissioner Persons taking it upon himself to appear on behalf of the Board of Commissioners without its explicit approval. He said, in effect, "We had too much of that way of doing business in the past, and we are now pledged to do our job by the book and act as a team."
It was then resolved that a new attempt be made to set up a meaningful forum to discuss this voting issue, with ample time left before the December elections, but with the full backing of the board.
In other matters, Steve Kaplan announced ratification of the revised Police District Charter which is awaiting the governor's signature.
Routine police business ensued covering new aerial tower, traffic ticket summary and bidding for supplies and services, which is new and formalized.