Last Monday evening I attended a Half Hollow Hills Board of Education Meeting where the Board of Education voted unanimously to oppose the proposition to create council districts in the Town of Huntington. The Half Hollow Hills PTA Council had passed a resolution against council districts earlier.
During the public comments portion several people spoke in support of the board’s position. The PTA Council President, CorrieAnn Young, gave a stirring speech about keeping the district united for the benefit of all the residents of the area. Alissa Taff, President of the Civic Association of Sweet Hollow (former President of the School Board) and Sheila Saks of the House Beautiful at Dix Hills Civic Association spoke against council districts. Former Town Councilman, Ken Christiansen also spoke and expressed his opposition to the proposal. They all expressed their desire to keep Huntington whole and not divide it. The opponents to the proposed council districts have listed their concerns at www.KeepHuntingtonWhole.com.
The special election for Huntington residents to vote for or against council (ward) districts is scheduled for December 22. Below are the cut-off dates for the election:
|Registration Cut-Off Dates|
|Last Day to Postmark Voter Registration Form||Friday, Nov. 27, 2009|
|Last Day to Receive mail Registration at BOE||Wednesday, Dec. 02, 2009|
|Last Day to Register at BOE||Friday Dec. 11, 2009|
|Absentee Ballot Cut-Off Dates|
|Last Day to Postmark Application||Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009|
|Last Day to Apply at BOE||Monday, Dec. 21, 2009|
|Last day to Mail Ballot||Monday, Dec. 21, 2009|
|Last Day to Deliver Ballot to Polls or BOE||Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009|
|Last Day to Receive Ballot (Civilian) at BOE||Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009|
|Last Day to Receive Ballot (Military)||Monday. Jan. 04, 2010|