AQUA - Petition to Establish Public Water Authority
Petition to Constitute or Reconstitute the Board of Directors of the Water Authority of Southeastern Nassau County. The undersigned residents request that the Town of Hempstead and Town of Oyster Bay immediately appoint members to the board of directors of the Water Authority of Southeastern Nassau County. Three appointments should be made by the Town of Hempstead and two appointments should be made by the Town of Oyster Bay. This board should then immediately meet and perform its duties under New York State Public Authorities Law, Title 7-A, § 1174, known as the Water Authority of Southeastern Nassau County Act (the “Act”), which includes analyzing a public takeover of Aqua America, Inc. (“Aqua”) and creation of a public water district in the areas currently serviced by Aqua (the “district”). Acting to make such appointments will: 1. Adhere to New York Public Authority Law, Title 7-A, § 1174-d; 2. Constitute or Reconstitute the board of directors for the Water Authority of Southeastern Nassau County under the Act; 3. Require the board to initiate investigation, analysis and evaluation of various options for the distribution of water in the district including a takeover of Aqua in Nassau County; 4. Allow for a takeover of Aqua and establishment of a public water district if an investigation into the feasibility of a public acquisition of Aqua’s Nassau County operations proves beneficial to residents currently being serviced by Aqua.