Supporters of paring the Gordon Heights Fire District's budget -- which levies on residents the highest fire taxes on Long Island -- scored a major coup Tuesday with the election of challenger Joyce Bourne.
Her victory means the five-member board is now controlled by a group that wants to rein in costs in the district.
Unofficially, Bourne got 268 votes, challenger James Freeman 169 and incumbent James Kelly 55, according to Bourne. District officials did not provide vote totals Tuesday.
"It doesn't make sense that we have to pay these high taxes," said Bourne, who lost by a single vote when she ran last year.
"It was an amazing turnout by the taxpayers," board chairman Thomas Mastakouris said. "They spoke loud and clear."
Bylicki, 53, is fighting fire board allegations that he wrongly received Length of Service Awards Program disability benefits while also serving as the program's administrator.
Boklak, 42, an attorney and a two-year South Farmingdale firefighter, said he "got a lot of support from the department members here."
Wading River voters rejected a $4.75 million bond referendum to rebuild a substation. Huntington voters approved a $4.5 million bond for construction and repairs.
Here are winners of some other contested elections:
East Meadow: Incumbent Scott Farber
Hewlett Bay: OKd a proposition to change the elected treasurer's position to an appointed one starting at the end of 2014.
Hicksville: Michael Azzue
Lido and Point Lookout: Bernard Paz
Locust Valley: Paul Long
New Hyde Park: Challenger John Waldron
North Bellmore: Edward Kraus
Oceanside: Biagio Rosano
Syosset: Thomas Feeney.
Wantagh: Incumbent Jay Cohen
West Hempstead: Challenger Avraham Z. Rosman
Blue Point: Michael Dollop
Brentwood: Challenger William Menendez
Bridgehampton: Incumbent Thomas Dombkowski
Centereach: Challenger Raymond Catapano
Commack: Incumbent Thomas McFadzen
Copiague: Julian Wellington. Proposition to buy pumper, rescue vehicle and ambulance passed
Cutchogue: Incumbent Sandy Friemann
Dix Hills: Todd Cohen. A proposition to increase the number of years for which a firefighter can get LOSAP credit passed.
East Islip: Incumbent Michael Montuori
East Moriches: Glenn M. Maningo a five-year term, John S. Hulse a three-year term.
East Northport: Incumbent Nicholas Macedonio
East Quogue: Incumbent Jonathan Erwin
Great River: James Bishop
Hampton Bays: Incumbent Kevin Kenny
Hauppauge: Incumbent Scott D. Munro
Lake Ronkonkoma: Brian Cook
Lakeland: Incumbent Gerald V. O'Mara
Medford: Incumbent Richard Piquette
Melville: James Schuler
Nesconset: Incumbent Ed Swenson
Orient: Richard Milligan
Port Jefferson: Herb Reckenbeil a five-year term, Kevin Bates a four-year seat
St. James: Incumbent Lawrence Montrose
Selden: Challenger Robert White
Setauket: James Makarius Jr
Smithtown: Challenger Thomas F. Duckham
West Islip: Challenger Michael Mercurio
With Denise M. Bonilla, Candice Ruud and Patrick Whittle