Jerry Landsberg seeks fourth full term as commissioner

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Jerry Landsberg
Jerry Landsberg

Jerry Landsberg announced that he is running for re-election to the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District’s Board of Commissioners last week, hoping to earn his fourth full term.

Landsberg, who serves with Commissioners Patty Katz and Steven Reiter, is running unopposed in the Dec. 5 election.

“It would be a privilege to continue serving the Great Neck community and working to implement technologies and initiatives that protect our environment and keep taxes low for our residents,” Landsberg said in a statement. “The District is one of the highest performing, most environmentally friendly wastewater treatment centers in the northeast due to the dedication of our entire team.”

The water pollution control district, which sanitizes wastewater and manages the sewage system, serves more than 25,000 residents within the villages of Great Neck, Saddle Rock and Kensington, as well as parts of Thomaston, Great Neck Plaza and Manhasset.

In Landsberg’s current term, he advocated for a variety of projects for the district facilities, including a modern grease receiving station, which would be the first in Nassau County, upgrades to the facility’s anaerobic digester and a third microturbine.

District officials previously said that these projects could bring jobs into the area, improve the district’s self-sufficiency and allow for more energy production.

“We hope to set the example, that there is energy in wastewater,” Christopher Murphy, superintendent of the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District, said previously. “Utilizing these proven technologies, wastewater treatment plants can become more environmentally friendly and self-sufficient, all while saving taxpayers’ dollars.”

Landsberg, a Kensington resident, also helped secure a $50,000 grant to make the district’s headquarters compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA.

Residents in the southern election district can vote at 236 East Shore Road, which is the headquarters of the water pollution control district, while anyone residing in the northern election district can vote at the Great Neck House, on 14 Arrandale Ave., between 1 and 9 p.m.

Anyone 18 years old or older who has resided within the water pollution control district’s boundaries for at least a month prior to the election can vote. Voters must also be registered with the Nassau County Board of Elections.

Great Neck Water Pollution Control District Commissioners serve three-year terms.

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