PWPD Announces Slight Tax Decrease for 2001
The Port Washington Police District's Board of Commissioners has ratified its budget for 2001. The budget, totaling $9,032,604 was unanimously approved and calls for a tax levy of $8,459,573, and a tax rate of 11.158 dollars per hundred of assessed valuation. This compares to last year's budget totaling $8,735,116, a tax levy of $8,389,837 and a tax rate of 11.201 dollars per hundred for the year 2000. Contributing to the tax reduction is an increase in the assessed valuation for 2001, which is $75,816,210, and for the year 2000 was $74,902,569.
Bickering Among School Board Members Dominates Oct. 17 Meeting
An overflowing agenda at the Oct. 17 Board of Election (BOE) meeting included several high points, like the awarding of tenure to Assistant Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Karnilow, the recognition of the lucky 13 National Merit Scholarship Commended students, a tribute to one of their number for also becoming a Scholar finalist in another national program, and even an impromptu, a cappella rendition of Happy Birthday to Assistant Superintendent Ann Israel, in honor of her birthday. But unfortunately, there were many rancorous lows in this lengthy meeting as well, as school board members disagreed about how to best to improve facilities in time for September 2001.
On the Bay
The 18th Annual Thomson Regatta took place on Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Mill Pond Model Yacht Club. In brisk northwest winds, 13 skippers sailed their "M" Marblehead class pond yachts in eight races for glory in the Thomson Industries sponsored regatta. The 50-inch long "M" boats carry 800 square inches of sail and reached speeds of over 10 knots. Roy Langbord took first place overall, John Elmaleh was the runner-up, and Bob Lombard took third place. All are members of the 102-year-old Mill Pond Model Yacht Club. Sherry DePrey, of the Central Park, NY Model Yacht Club handled the race director duties for the regatta. A reception for participants and their family and friends was held at the club at the conclusion of the races.
Generals Pummel Vikings, 42-7
The MacArthur Generals must have been disgruntled Met fans! Why? Because they played like a team with something to prove. Unfortunately, the Vikings didn't play like the Yankees as they were blown off the gridiron, 42-7. There were some spectacular plays executed by the Vikings, but this was hardly a contest by the end of the first half. MacArthur's Jon Birsner, Justin Anderson, and Dan Sullivan all put on "five star" performances in pursuit of the victory as each of these boys proved to be too much for Port to handle.
Sussman Denies 'Harassing' Architects