By Andrew Wroblewski
Both the Greenlawn and South Huntington water districts will see contested elections as voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Dec. 12 to determine who will serve as Water Commissioner in the respective districts.
In Greenlawn, a rematch of the 2014 election, four-term incumbent William Wieck will face challengers John Clark and John Motta for election to a three-year term.
Wieck, who has served on the board since 1992, is a U.S. Army veteran, 65-year member of the Greenlawn Fire Department, and was once the owner and proprietor of William Wieck Nursery in Greenlawn.
Clark lives in Greenlawn, is a former deputy superintendent of the Huntington Highway Department, and has executive-level experience with a large financial firm where he managed budgets of more than $50 million and hundreds of employees.
Motta, meanwhile, is a longtime member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians’ Huntington division, Greenlawn resident, and owner of Local Cesspool Service.
Polls will be open from 3-9 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Greenlawn Water District office (45 Railroad St., Greenlawn).
As for South Huntington, three-term incumbent Ciro DePalo is facing off against challenger Robert Achtziger. Polls will be open from 3-9 p.m. at both South Huntington Water District office (75 Fifth Ave., Huntington Station) and King of Kings Evangelical Lutheran Church (2601 New York Ave., Melville).