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Glen Cove City Council: Gerald Gardrvits

Gerald M. Gardrvits (R, Glen Cove Alliance), candidate

Gerald M. Gardrvits (R, Glen Cove Alliance), candidate for city council (July 29, 2009) Photo Credit: Michael E. Ach

GERALD M. GARDRVITS

REPUBLICAN

 

BACKGROUND: Gardrvits, 63, of Glenc Cove, is also running on the Glen Cove Alliance line. An engineer, he served as Glen Cove director of public works when Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi was mayor, and he is now a principal in Delcan, an engineering consulting firm monitoring major capital projects for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Unaffiliated with any party, Gardrvits is a 28-year resident.

ISSUES: Having served in a top administration job, Gardrvits says he believes he has a "pretty good feel for what goes on in the city," and has become concerned about Glen Cove's indebtedness. Its tax rate rose almost 50 percent during a period when inflation was 8 or 9 percent, he says. A longtime fan of waterfront development, he now says Glen Cove is overdoing it. "These kinds of projects drain the city of resources . . . you can't do simple things like repair sidewalks," he said.

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