After two interesting presentations from spotlight speakers at the November membership meeting -- a new entrepreneurial group from POB High School (pictured, Read More for details) and Charo Ezdrin, Esq., -- attendees were all ears as the featured guest speakers from the Plainview Water District took the stage at the Marriott Residence in on Wednesday, the 15th. Superintendent Stephen Moriarity and Commissioners Andy Bader, Marc Laykind and Amanda Field were in attendance. Commissioner Laykind’s thorough presentation offered
a history of the pinhole leak problem and the various steps that have been taken to investigate it, including GIS mapping, increased sampling, home inspections and hiring a prominent outside consultant, Dr. Mark Edwards. In addition, the district’s almost 15,000 customers have received a survey, Laykind reported, with about 2,000 resident responses received so far. The commissioners also addressed the recent contamination report sent to all customers. Detailed explanations of how the water is treated and tested were offered with assurance that the problem identified had been resolved. Questions were then welcomed and answered by all, and attendees were encouraged to visit the PWD website for updates on the Pinhole Pilot Program and other district activities.
POB JFK High School Entreprenuer Program: Virtual Enterprise International allows students to start a virtual business and participate in a virtual marketplace with virtual businesses from other schools, states, and countries. The students’ experiences will be very much like the real world of entrepreneurship. If you are interested in mentoring or assisting the students in this endeavor, please contact teachers Gina Farell GFarrell@pobschools.org or Nancy Rogers NRogers@pobschools.org.