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Northport Village Trustee Dave Weber hosted a fundraiser for his mayoral campaign on Wednesday, January 26 at Robke’s Northport. The event was well attended, with many Village employees and residents present. Trustee Weber addressed the attendees toward the end of the evening, making an announcement that he described as beneficial for Northport and his campaign.
During his speech, Trustee Weber touched on the initiatives he worked toward during his first two years on the Village board, including securing a $75,000 NYS State and Municipal Facilities (SAM) grant to complete the Cow Harbor Park basketball court, working with Cornell Cooperative and NYSDEC on an aquaculture program that reduces nitrogen in Northport Harbor, establishing relationships with local organizations such as the Northport Native Garden Initiative, Not In Our Town Northport and the Huntington Anti-Bias Task Force, and working with the clerk’s office to establish a “Resident Complaint” procedure that ensures proper documentation.
Trustee Weber also announced that he had secured the support of both the Northport PBA and the Local 342 International Longshoreman’s Association. “Having the support of every Village union employee, including highway employees, sewer employees, police dispatchers, fire dispatchers and our uniformed police officers, proves these employees have the confidence in my leadership,” he said.
On the Local 342 Union website, it says that they “work tirelessly to ensure better contract, wages, working conditions and overall quality of life” for every member. In an interview with the Journal, Trustee Weber emphasized the importance of retaining and taking care of employees who work within the Village.
“Throughout my life, I have seen how collaboration, involvement, recognition and empowerment can shape communities, contributing to who we are and what we become,” he said.