Plainview's Andrew Bader was formally inducted as the new chairman of the 's Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.
Fellow commissioners was inducted as secretary and Joel Kessler was appointed treasurer.
“I am honored that my fellow commissioners have selected me as chairman," said Bader. “The residents of Plainview-Old Bethpage have entrusted me and my fellow commissioners to represent the community with regard to water-related issues, and we take this responsibility seriously.
"Protecting the quality of our water supply is the board’s top priority and we will continue to do this by remaining proactive,” Bader said.
Bader has served the community in leadership roles for years. He is a member of the Citizens Advisory Board of the of Plainview, a member of the Plainview-Old Bethpage and member of the Board of Directors of the . He previously served as a Den Leader and Assistant Cubmaster of Pack 423 and Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 170.
“I pledge to carry out my responsibilities with the needs and interests of our community residents as my foremost concern,” said Shulroff, who was by the community to a three-year term in December. “I am delighted and honored to continue my service with the Plainview Water District for another term.”
Shulroff, the board's previous chairman, has been an active member in the Plainview-Old Bethpage community for over 46 years. Besides serving multiple terms as the water district's commissioner, Shulroff has been a member of the Jewish War Veterans, the Marine Corps League, the past Chairman of the Long Island Water Conference and has served as Scoutmaster for Plainview’s Troop No. 13 for over 20 years.
The water district dates to 1928, but began to grow into its current form beginning in 1953. The three-member Board of Commissioners are elected by the residents of the district to implement policies and approve expenditures.
Plainview's district operates twelve deep wells, three ground storage tanks, and a one-and-one-quarter-million gallon elevated tank high atop Manetto Hill. The big tank is currently .
Its superintendent, Richard W. Tobin, reports to the board and supervises a team of trained personnel whose functions range from providing maintenance to operating a computerized billing system.