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Letter: Your Intelligent Informed Vote – Dec. 8

There are seven people (four women, three men) running to be elected to one three-year term as police district commissioner. Vote Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Polish American Hall.

There’s a “get-to-know the candidates” meeting hosted by the League of Women Voters at the Port Washington Library on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

The police district commissioners each serve staggered three-year terms. Only one of the seven will be elected. Each commissioner is paid a flat $16,000 per year. In Port Washington, the second largest tax paid by each property owner (after the school tax) is the Port Washington Police District Tax. My tax, paid last January, was $2,279.25 and will be higher next January – for Port Police only.

The three commissioners preside over 24 evening public meetings per year plus budget workshop meetings, and daytime meetings with outside professional consultants (labor management, legal, accounting and auditing, insurance, etc.) plus meetings on personnel matters.

At the “get-to-know-your candidates” meeting in the library on Tuesday, Dec. 1, you can ask each or all of the candidates any question you want.

Vote! Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Polish American Hall – but come to the candidates night first at library on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Robert W. Persons

Curmudgeon-in-chief, S.T.I.N.T.

*If you want to know what S.T.I.N.T. is or care to join, call me at 767-1776 (a good year). No dues! Just come! All you need to know is how to read and write!