Challenger Nadine Delmonte seeks to unseat longtime incumbent Bill Scaglione for a three-year term as commissioner in the lone election for the Port Washington Garbage Collection District.
Three elected commissioners with staggered three-year terms govern the district. Every year, one of the three positions is up for election. The election will be held on Dec. 13 at the Polish American Citizens Association at 5 Pulaski Place between 12 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The winner’s term will begin on Jan. 1, 2023. Efforts to reach both candidates for comment were unavailing.
Scaglione is seeking a seventh term with the district. He has owned Bill’s Auto for over 30 years and has a background in engineering. He also volunteers for local schools and youth groups, including Port Youth Activities, Catholic Youth Organization Port Washington and various not-for-profit organizations.
Delmonte is a party planner and general manager at LaMotta’s Waterside Restaurant in Port Washington. She also serves on the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District Board of Directors as a secretary.
The district’s primary responsibility is to collect and dispose of refuse and recyclables for its residents and merchants. They do this by hiring a third-party contractor and monitoring their performance throughout the contract’s term.
Dejana Industries Inc. is currently in charge of the district’s waste and recycling collections. They will receive $2.301 million, $2.324 million and $2.347 million for 2022, 2023 and 2024, respectively.
The district is currently budgeted $2.392 million in the adopted budget of the Town of North Hempstead for 2023.