Incumbent President Robert Grisnik is running unopposed to retain his seat on the Tuckahoe Board of Education.
Mr. Grisnik, a Shinnecock Hills resident and the owner and pharmacist at Southrifty Drug in Southampton Village, first joined the board in 1982, when he was elected to a one-year term. He subsequently lost a reelection bid, then was elected back onto the board in 1985, where he has served ever since.
The election is for a three-year term; however, if the Tuckahoe School merges with the Southampton School District next year, the three-member board will be dissolved.
Mr. Grisnik is a member of the Southampton Fire District and an active member of the Southampton Post 7009 Veterans of Foreign Wars, as well as a member of the Southampton Elks Club and Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Grisnik is a former U.S. Air Force pilot and Vietnam veteran who flew in 213 combat missions, and he holds a degree in pharmacy from the Duquesne University of Pharmacy.
Tuckahoe taxpayers can head to the polls on Tuesday, May 20, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Magee Street school library. At the same time, taxpayers will be asked to approved an $18.8 million spending plan for next year that represents a 1.86-percent increase over the current year’s budget. The $16.9 million tax levy represents a 2.46-percent increase over the current year, but due to exemptions, it does not pierce the state’s cap on tax levy increases.
Any questions regarding the election should be directed to District Clerk Linda Springer, who can be reached at 283-3550.