While Port Washington's police commissioners focused on the ballot for the Dec. 11 election, at its Nov. 30 meeting, additional news emerged from the district.
Detective Anthony Guzzello asked the commissioners to approve an expenditure not to exceed $1,500 to purchase citation bars to be worn on uniforms for all members of the department who worked during Superstorm Sandy.
Not only did the commissioners unanimously approve the purchase, they expressed praise and gratitude to Department Chief William Kilfoil for a job well done.
Commisioner Dave Franklin said, "You guys did a great job in a difficult situation," to which Commissioner James Duncan added, "You came together as a team. It was wonderful."
There were no reported traffic accidents when the traffic lights were out, noted Lieutenant Brian Staley, commander of patrol. He said that people seemed to go out of their way to be courteous and yield the right of way.
The commissioners also approved the purchase of equipment for range officers and said they would be moving to establish a charter revision committee. In addition to public notice for volunteers, they will be in contact with community representatives who served on an earlier charter revision committee.