Steve Reiter, a Great Neck resident for 42 years, will seek reelection to the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District (GNWPCD) Board of Commissioners for a third term on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
“For the past six years, I have had the privilege of serving the Great Neck community alongside an incredible team focused on providing first-class, environmentally friendly service while ensuring that taxes are as low as possible for local residents,” said Reiter. “During my tenure as commissioner, I have worked with my fellow board members to pioneer infrastructure projects and initiatives that continue to position the facility as one of the highest-performing and most-sustainable treatment centers in the Northeast.”
Reiter has helped spearhead numerous efficient and reliable technological advancements at the district’s facility at no additional cost to taxpayers, as the board secured more than $13 million in grant money. The district recently broke ground on multiple projects, including updates to its three anaerobic digesters, the addition of a third microturbine and the construction of a grease-receiving station.
Once complete, the grease-receiving station will be the first of its kind in Nassau County, producing multiple benefits to the district. When operational, it will create an additional $100,000 annual revenue from the grease hauled from local restaurants and increase on-site energy production, resulting in utility cost savings. Reiter’s dedication to seeking innovative ways to improve the facility has enabled the district to advance.
“Steve has been a lifelong leader in the Great Neck community, and many organizations have benefited from his service and are the recipients of his creativity and expertise,” said GNWPCD Commissioners Patty Katz and Jerry Landsberg. “We are supporting Steve because he demonstrates a consistent ability and sensitivity to make decisions that protect our environment, health and keep our taxes as low as possible.”
The GNWPCD was recently awarded the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Excellence Award for pioneering projects that expand renewable energy, improve sustainability, reduce water use and cultivate new partnerships (read about it here).
“Steve was instrumental in contributing to the many processes that go into upgrading our facility and receiving this prestigious acknowledgment would not have happened without his astute judgment, foresight and tireless efforts,” said Katz and Landsberg.
“I am extremely proud of all that we have accomplished together at the district and am eager to continue this work—overseeing infrastructure products, seeking new ways to keep taxes low for residents and continuing our community outreach initiatives,” said Reiter. “I humbly ask for your support on Dec. 11, and if given the chance I will continue to be an advocate for the wallets of taxpayers and for the environment.”
The election for the three-year term will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. at Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Ave., and the Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Ave.