Sands Point And Manorhaven Elections Scheduled for Tuesday, June 20

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Two of the villages on the peninsula are set to hold board elections on Tuesday, June 20, as both the Incorporated Village of Sands Point and the Incorporated Village of Manorhaven invite residents to vote at their local village hall. All elections are uncontested.
In Sands Point, Mayor Edward A.K. Adler will be running for reelection. Adler has served the village in numerous capacities and is running for his third term as mayor. Adler has been active with the board for more than a quarter century. He was appointed as mayor after long-time Mayor Leonard Wurzel retired. Dedicated to the village, Adler is working to maintain the beauty of the area, its waterfront and address the quality of life issues with increase in population.
Katherine M. Ullman, who currently serves as deputy mayor, trustee and road commissioner, is also up for reelection. She has faithfully served Sands Point residents since 1994. Marc Silbert, who is also up for reelection, serves as trustee, police commissioner and chief emergency manager.
Sands Point residents can vote at Village Hall, located at 26 Tibbets Lane, from 12 to 9 p.m.
The Incorporated Village of Manorhaven residents will also go to the polls on Monday to vote for the following candidates: Rita Di Lucia and John Popeleski for trustee and Peter Gallanter for village justice.
Di Lucia is running for her sixth term and Popeleski for his first term after being appointed to a one-year term in 2016. Gallanter is seeking his third term as village justice, which covers parking and moving violations. He has been a Port Washington resident since 1967.
Di Lucia is eager to see real advancement on a waterfront plan.
“I’m on the Waterfront Advisory Committee as a board representative so I’m heavily involved in the committee discussions and I bring that knowledge to our board during meetings. It is crucial for us to maintain our nautical heritage and obtain public access to the waterfront. Our committee is focused on maintaining a balance and I am determined to ensure that our residents and our village benefit the most,” said Di Lucia.
Running for a first term in office, Popeleski said there are many pressing issues facing the Village of Manorhaven and its residents.
“There are a lot of things that we need to work on, but I feel our infrastructure is our greatest priority,” he said. “I’ve been working with an engineering firm to develop a study to assess the road repair needs and grading each street based on need since we can’t repave them all at the same time. The other part of the study will look at our sewers, which are old and need upgrading. Our force main is a ticking time bomb. I’m also working with an engineering firm on securing grants to fund the majority of the costs to replace the force main.”
Village of Manorhaven residents can go to the polls at 33 Manorhaven Blvd. from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.
To be eligible to vote in the village election, you must be a resident of the village and a registered voter with Nassau County Board of Elections.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.

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