The Village of Hewlett Harbor recently honored Sanitary District 1 and its employees with a certificate of appreciatiation for their efforts after Superstorm Sandy hit the area. Mayor Mark Weiss presented the certificate to acting Superintendent George Pappas and Commissioners James Vilardi and Frank Argento at the village board's most recent monthly meeting.
Here's a statement from Weiss:
“The first step in getting back to normal was going through the process of cleaning up immediately after Sandy. The sheer magnitude of carpeting, sheet rock, roofing material, furniture and home goods was way beyond what the village could handle with our own resources. Sanitary District #1 provided manpower and equipment that helped our residents remove what was destroyed and then prepare to rebuild their homes and their lives.
“Clearly, we now recognize that people of Sanitary District 1 can be counted on as willing and passionate participants in times of emergencies and will be included in all of our future plans.
“Overnight, George Papas became a critical member of our village team — helping our village trustees and commissioners and staff plan and coordinate our remediation procedures. We thank George and the trustees of Sanitary District 1 and the men who worked the trucks, walked the streets and picked up the debris for their untiring support and for becoming extended members of our Hewlett Harbor family.”