Tomorrow is election day for fire districts in New York.
Voters elect fire district commissioners, who set the district’s budget, levy taxes and oversee the district’s finances and management.
There are contested elections for commissioner seats in three of the five fire districts in the Riverhead area.
In Wading River Fire District there are contested elections for two open seats.
Incumbent Glenn Erick is seeking re-election to a five-year term. He faces a challenge by current WRFD Chief Kevin McQueeney.
Erick was first elected to the board of commissioners in 2013 when he mounted a write-in campaign to unseat the incumbent chairman of the board of commissioners. Down by one vote in the official count on election day, Erick went to court to challenge the exclusion of 10 ballots; the court ruled eight of the ballots containing the candidate’s name — printed in the wrong area of the ballot — should be counted, putting Erick on top.
Robert Donnelly and Joseph Moreno face off for an open seat with a one-year term on the board of commissioners.
Voting will take place at Wading River Fire Department Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River from 2 to 9 p.m.
In Manorville Fire District, incumbent Jim Newton is challenged by Jason Naurek for a five-year term on the board of commissioners.
Voting will take place from 3 to 9 p.m. at each of the three firehouses in the district, which are located at: 14 Silas Carter Road, Manorville; 170 Cranford Blvd., Mastic; and 40 Halsey Manor Road, Manorville.
Jamesport Fire District voters will elect two commissioners and a treasurer tomorrow and vote on a funding proposition approved by the commissioners.
Incumbent Chuck Thomas is unopposed in his re-election bid for a five-year term.
Mason Haas and William Van Helmond are seeking election to an open seat with a two-year term.
Erin Murphy-Apicello is running unopposed for the now-vacant position of district treasurer, which has a three-year term of office.
The proposition on the ballot tomorrow is to allow the board of commissioners to establish two capital reserve funds, one for trucks and another for building, to set aside funds for future capital expenditures. The board of commissioners approved the establishment of the funds on Nov. 1.
Voting will take place tomorrow at Jamesport Fire Department Headquarters, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport from 3 to 9 p.m.
Incumbent commissioners in Riverhead and Flanders are seeking re-election unopposed.
In Riverhead, Commissioner Dennis Hammill seeks re-election to a five-year term. Voting takes place at Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, from 12 noon to 9 p.m.
In Flanders, Commissioner Robert Merker seeks re-election to a five-year term. Voting takes place at Flanders Fire Department Headquarters, 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders from 6 to 9 p.m.
Registered voters are eligible to vote in the fire district in which they reside.
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