Written by Katie Piacentini Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00
The Special District Election will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 13. In all of Port Washington’s special districts, there are three commissioners who each serve a three-year term. The terms are staggered so that every year, one of the commissioner positions for each special district is open.
Besides the Port Washington Police District, which is contested and usually attracts the most attention in the community, the other special districts featured in this election are the Port Washington Garbage District, the Port Washington Water District, and the Port Washington Water Pollution Control District. The elections for these three special districts are uncontested.
For the Water District, Peter Meyer is running for re-election. He has been a commissioner since 1999.
John Olszewski is running for re-election in the Water Pollution Control District. He has been a commissioner since 1997.
After serving for six years in two consecutive terms as commissioner of the Garbage District, Doug Augenthaler decided to step aside and Paul Oleksiw is on the ballot for this position. Augenthaler told Port News that Oleksiw, who serves as one of the directors of the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District, is very informed about Garbage District and has attended many meetings. Augenthaler added that due to Oleksiw’s experience and involvement with the Garbage District, he thinks that Oleksiw is a good choice for the new commissioner.
The Special District Election will be held at the Polish American Citizens Association building, located at 5 Pulaski Place, on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from noon to 9 p.m. Each commissioner elected will serve a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2012 and ending on December 31, 2014.