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LI Water Commissioners Receive Town Law Nassau County Civil Division & Statutory Guidance Training Session From Joseph Frank Esq. of Sapienza & Frank

Joseph Frank, principal of Sapienza & Frank Attorneys at Law of Massapequa, NY presented special training session for Long Island water district commissioners at Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners' Association meeting.

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(left to right) NSWCA Guest Speaker Joseph Frank, principal of Sapienza and Frank; Plainview Water Commissioner and NSWCA 2nd Vice President Andrew Bader; Massapequa Water Commissioner and NSWCA President Thomas P. Hand; and Westbury Water Commissioner and NSWCA Secretary Vincent Abbatiello at the recent NSWCA) meeting.

Westbury, NY - November 30, 2015 - Water commissioners from across Long Island recently received a special training session focused on Town Law Nassau County Civil Division and Statutory Guidance for Water Commissioners that was led by Joseph Frank, principal of Sapienza & Frank  Attorneys at Law of Massapequa, NY, during a meeting held by Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association, which is comprised of water commissioners representing 21 Long Island water districts. Mr. Frank’s discussion included the history of Town Law dating back to 1932, as well as the relationship, powers and duties of elected commissioners. This included limitations and what constitutes a conflict of interest.

The comprehensive training session included Town Law Article 13, which covers voting eligibility, annual elections, and other matters governing Commissioner-run districts, along with General Municipal Law Article 18, which defines important concepts such as the terms “contract” and “interest” as well as setting Conflicts of Interest rules for government officers and employees. In addition, Mr. Frank explained The Nassau County Civil Divisions Act, which became law in 1939, and established provisions regarding the operations of water districts in Nassau County. The presentation was followed up an open vigorous question and answer period.

NSWCA President Thomas P. Hand, Commissioner of Massapequa Water District, commented, “Mr. Frank’s extensive water industry background brought simplicity and clarity to many issues that can be cloudy and confusing. Thanks to knowledgeable speakers like Joseph Frank, NSWCA’s Continuing Education and Training Series has been highly effective. The information and expert presentation he provided was greatly welcomed and appreciated by all attendees.”

A graduate of Manhattan College where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Government, Mr. rank earned his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law.  One of the founding partners of Sapienza and Frank established in 1989 that specializes in Municipal Law, Mr. Frank is a resident of North Bellmore, NY.

Organized and chartered in 1981, Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) is comprised of water commissioners from 21 Nassau and Suffolk County water districts. NSWCA is dedicated to promoting environmental excellence and best practices as well as maintaining the highest standards of water quality and supply. NSWCA sponsors regular educational meetings on topics that include the environment, security, economics, rules and regulations, among other related issues. For more information, visit