Manhasset-Lakeville Fire and Water District Commissioner Steve Flynn won a third term to his seat on Tuesday after running unopposed in the special district election.
Flynn, a foreman for the Public Works Department in the Village of Plandome, was first elected as commissioner of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire and Water District in 2016 when he defeated incumbent Donald O’Brien.
A lifetime resident of Manhasset, he has held the position of 1st and 2nd lieutenant in his department and captain from 2000 to 2006.
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.
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.
Flynn will continue serving with Commissioners Brian Morris and Mark Sauvigne.
The Garden City Park Fire and Water district commissioner race was apparently settled by 1 vote, with Rob Mirabile defeating Joe Wendling in the Tuesday election, the district said.
The numbers are unofficial and will be finalized at the Tuesday commissioner meeting, the district said.
Mirabile first became chief of the Garden City Park Fire Department in 1991 when he joined Hillside Heights Engine Co. 3.
Professionally, he works with the department of public safety at Adelphi University, operates the food truck Roscoe’s Roadside serving old-fashioned hot dogs and is a content creator on YouTube for Axle’s Garage.
Wendling is a private investigator for the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, the same role he held for Herricks over a decade ago.
Wendling is a former NYPD detective, a position he retired from in 1987 after over 18 years on the police force after having enlisted in the Marines in 1966. On top of his police service, Wendling was previously the director of operations of Mount St. Michael’s Academy in the Bronx.
The Garden City Park Fire and Water district covers parts of Garden City Park, Manhasset Hills, parts of New Hyde Park, parts of Mineola, parts of North Hills, parts of Roslyn, parts of Williston Park, parts of Albertson and parts of Garden City.
Great Neck Water Pollution Control District Commissioner Patty Katz was also re-elected to serve as commissioner in an uncontested race Tuesday.
Katz received 312 votes, including absentee ballots, district officials said.
Nicknamed “Commissioner Treehugger” by her colleagues at the district, Katz was first elected to the position in 2016. Preserving the environment, she said, has always been a great passion of hers.
Under her supervision, the district was granted the 2018 New York State Environmental Excellence Award. Additionally, Katz received the Nassau County Comptroller’s Women Breaking Ground Award in 2017, and the May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor in 2012.
She will serve another three years as commissioner beginning on Jan. 1, 2023.