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James B. Duncan Sworn In

Begins sixth consecutive term as Port Washington police commissioner

During a ceremony immediately following the Dec. 30 meeting of the Port Washington Police District Board of Commissioners, James B. Duncan was sworn in to serve his sixth term as a commissioner. The ceremony was conducted by former police commissioners Salvatore Zimbardi and Frank Scobbo. Commissioner Duncan was re-elected on Dec. 13 after a campaign in which he was challenged by first-time candidate Paul Falk and write-in candidate Thomas Rice.

During the public comment portion of the official meeting, several residents from the Harborview Community asked for the help of the department in controlling the speeding and illegal parking along Fairway Drive. During the warm weather months motorists speed down Fairway Drive heading to and from Harbor Links Golf Course. Games at the soccer fields result in cars parked illegally along both sides of Fairway Drive in “No Parking” zones. Community residents said that the combination of speeding and illegal parking create a hazardous situation. Apparently, when the soccer fields are in use, the parking restrictions are waived. Chief Kilfoil assured the residents that the department would monitor the situation and work with the community to address their concerns.

In accordance with the charter of the Port Washington Police District, Commissioner Duncan announced the rotation of the commissioners’ responsibilities on the Board for 2012. Commissioner Angela Lawlor Mullins will be the chairperson. Commissioner David Franklin will be treasurer and Commissioner Duncan will serve as secretary.A