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VOTERS GUIDE Nov. 2, 2021 general election

Timothy J. Tenke

Timothy J. Tenke is running for Mayor, City of Glen Cove

Timothy J. Tenke

TIMOTHY J. TENKE

Democratic

BACKGROUND:

  • Tenke, 59, seeks a third term as mayor, with the backing of the Common Sense line. He was an insurance attorney who previously won six council terms.
  • He pushed through a 6.83% tax hike that busted the tax cap last year and borrowed by issuing bonds, but considered it necessary to limit service and job cuts in a city that had relied on one-shot revenues.
  • He cited quality of life improvements as a main accomplishment, including new streetlights; the reopening of long-neglected water wells; Pryibil Beach upgrades and fishing pier repairs; a $350,000 restoration of the Morgan Park bathhouse; and public safety investments, such police computer upgrades.

ISSUES:

  • Infrastructure repairs would continue to be a top priority for Tenke. Among them are replacement of the golf course clubhouse, mending of the East Island Bridges tidal gates and a study on strengthening the Morgan Parks sea wall.
  • Tenke wants to maintain services while limiting tax increases by examining each departments budget.
  • He touts his fiscal handling on several fronts. He replaced the citys self insurance fund, which he viewed as risky, with a $10 million insurance policy. He helped draw up a five-year capital improvements and borrowing plan, which led to the purchase of a $1.3 million hook-and-ladder fire truck and would fund an estimated six-figure installation next year of about $1 million in donated turf for the citys stadium.

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