Two incumbents in Manhasset’s special districts are seeking re-election next week for another three-year term.
Both Mark Sauvigne and Kenneth Weigand are running unopposed for the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire and Water District Board of Commissioners and Manhasset Park District Board of Commissioners, respectively.
The Manhasset-Lakeville Fire and Water District takes in all of Manhasset except for Plandome, half of Great Neck and some of northern New Hyde Park.
Though the commission oversees both the fire and water districts, which cover the same geographic area, the two are technically independent of each other.
They serve approximately 45,000 people, who use 7.4 million gallons of water a day, according to the water district’s website.
The fire district has a $9.7 million budget next year and the water district has a $11.2 million budget, according to the North Hempstead 2024 budget.
The Manhasset-Lakeville Water District serves approximately 45,000 customers who use 7.4 million gallons of water a day within the service area of 10.2 square miles, according to the water district’s website. Eighteen wells at 13 locations provide water to Manhasset and portions of Great Neck and North New Hyde Park.
Sauvigne, who was first elected in 2014, also serves as Manhasset Park District treasurer alongside Weigand. If re-elected, he would serve alongside Manhasset-Lakeville Commissioners Brian Morris and Steve Flynn.
District residents in October voted to approve a $10 million bond to build a new ambulance unit building in Lake Success.
The vote ended a years-long search to move the 40-person ambulance unit out of the department’s Company No. 3 firehouse in Great Neck, which it shared a space with since 1988.
Voting for Manhasset-Lakeville Fire and Water District commissioner will take place at the Company No. 1, 3, 4 and 5 firehouses on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from noon to 9 p.m.
Weigand, a second-generation Manhasset resident, is running for a fourth three-year term. If re-elected, Weigand would serve alongside Sauvigne and David Paterson.
The park is responsible for running the area’s parking lots and maintaining parks like Patriot’s Park and the World War II memorial on Plandome Road, among others. Its budget for next year is $1.7 million, according to the town’s budget.
Voting for the park district commissioner will take place at Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Company No. 1 at 35 Bayview Ave. in Manhasset on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from noon to 9 p.m.