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Letter: We Need to Re-Elect Fred Pollack & Wayne Wink

I have been working with both Wayne Wink and Fred Pollack for the past number of years and seen their dedication and professionalism in fighting for our best interests. Both Fred and Wayne are ever present at community meetings and are very respondent to letters, phone calls and when asked questions. Fred and Wayne have been proactive in making our community better and have listened to our ideas and concerns. Just look around - in the past two years Port has had Main Street crosswalks made safer for pedestrians and major sections completely resurfaced. The traffic at the station moves more smoothly with the newly installed left turn lane, Additional parking for commuters has been opened on South Bayles and almost ready on Haven Ave. The old, disgraceful, rat infested white “Shields” house opposite the post office will soon be demolished to make way for additional parking for merchants, shoppers and commuters. We have revitalized parks and a swimming pool. A cleaner bay with healthier water and innovative recycling programs. Thanks to Fred’s hard work - How great is it to see our children safely enjoying the new skate board park at Manorhaven and no longer on our local streets and jumping in shopping centers.

Fred and the town gave Port a new parking facility on lower Main Street. This is a win-win for all of us. With additional parking for shoppers we can also find parking for the PAL field or walks along the shore. How depressing was the old “Trading Post” at that location with its junk strewn all over and vehicles taking up much needed parking spots. Fred’s opponent mistakenly talks about spending much on a traffic light. While I agree that the reconfiguration of traffic at Shore and Main must be re-done - It was the foresight of getting rid of the “Trading Post” eye sore and increased parking, not the light that cost the money. We need Fred so that the facts are kept straight and money is well invested. We do not want hotels with additional traffic at rush hour at that same intersection. We need the “Shield” house removed. Fred is working on having engineers re-examine the intersection.

Wayne has been working hard to keep our rights protected in Port relevant to county issues. Although in the minority Wayne works with all to help alleviate some of the traffic problems controlled by Nassau County and to protect our assessment rights by the county.

We need to re-elect Fred Pollack and Wayne Wink to represent us for the good of all in Port Washington.

Steve Kaplan