Brian Morris aims for fourth term with Manhasset-Lakeville Fire and Water District

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Brian Morris, a former fire chief of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department, is running uncontested. (Photo courtesy of Brian Morris)
Brian Morris, a former fire chief of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department, is running uncontested. (Photo courtesy of Brian Morris)

When Brian Morris first ran to become commissioner of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire and Water District, he said his experience as a longtime firefighter and fire chief would be valuable.

Nearly a decade later, he feels the same.

“My family and I have been active in the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department for over 50 years,” Morris said on Tuesday afternoon. “I felt and still feel that my experience as a volunteer firefighter and past chief are valuable to the community.”

Morris is running unopposed in his bid for a fourth term as a commissioner of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire and Water District, which covers Manhasset, portions of Great Neck and north New Hyde Park and services more than 45,000 residents.

The election will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Morris said the election comes as the district has moved on “aggressive capital improvement programs” to keep infrastructure up to date.

“Whether it’s new fire trucks or water main replacements, we have committed the resources necessary to maintain our infrastructure,” he said.

The water district also replaced a water tower in the Village of Munsey Park last year, with Manhasset-Lakeville officials saying that the old tower did not comply with building and safety codes.

Ultimately, Morris said his “goals remain the same.”

“Provide potable water for drinking and fire protection at a reasonable cost,” Morris said. “To give our volunteers what they need to protect us while keeping our tax rates low.”

The election will take place from 1 to 9 p.m.

Polling places for the election will be at four Manhasset-Lakeville firehouses: Company 1, 35 Bayview Ave., Manhasset, Company 3, 25 Prospect St., Great Neck, Company 4, 97 Jayson Ave., Great Neck, and Company 5, 21 78th Ave., New Hyde Park.

“I promise to remain committed to helping the district continue its history of excellence,” Morris said.

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