Sands Point, Manorhaven incumbents re-elected

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Sands Point Mayor Edward Adler.

All of the incumbents in Sands Point and Manorhaven’s village elections were re-elected to their seats on Tuesday.

In Sands Point, Mayor Edward Adler received 85 votes and Trustee Katharine Ullman garnered 86 votes.

Trustee Marc Silbert, who was on the ballot posthumously after his death 10 days earlier, had 79 votes cast in his favor.

“It was a very sad evening,” the mayor said. “And the board meeting following the closing of the polls began with a minute of silence in the memory of Trustee Marc Silbert.”

He said he will appoint Silbert’s successor at some point after July 1. The appointee will serve until June 2020.

It will be “difficult shoes to fill,” Adler said.

At the conclusion of Adler’s upcoming term, he will have served on the board for 30 years and a decade as the village mayor.

Adler said in a past interview that he is especially proud of the Village Club’s return to the level it was a decade ago. He said he would like to see the club continue to get stronger in every way so his eventual successor will not have to worry about the club’s continued success.  

He is a lawyer by training and works at his family-owned-and-operated real estate company where he focuses on development and management.

Ullman was re-elected to her 13th term on the Board of Trustees.

She said in a past interview that she “devotes a great deal of time” to fulfilling her duties as an elected official and village road commissioner, in which she has overseen the village’s spending to maintain its 25 miles of public roads with “quality paving, stone block curbing, and appropriate drainage systems.”

She is retired from her career as a librarian.

In Manorhaven, Trustees Rita Di Lucia and John Popeleski both received 155 votes to return to their seats on the village board.

Popeleski, who was elected to his second term as trustee, said he looks forward to continue upgrading and working on the village’s infrastructure.

He said his goal has been to complete infrastructure repairs on Manorhaven Boulevard prior to having it repaved in order to avoid having the asphalt ripped up in a few years to accommodate utility work.

“Let’s do it once and let’s do it right,” Popeleski said.

He said it is an honor to be an elected official and he is excited to keep working with the village residents in his upcoming term.

Popeleski has been retired from the Port Washington Water District for a number of years but continues to run his own handyman business and has been president of Atlantic Hook and Ladder for five years.

Di Lucia has been a member of the Manorhaven Board of Trustees since 2007.

She said she is particularly proud of the upcoming completion of Morgan’s Dock. In her new term, she will focus her attention on assisting Deputy Mayor Priscilla von Roeschlaub on revitalizing Manorhaven Boulevard.

She is employed by the Port Washington school district as an educational aide at Schreiber High School.

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