Belle Harbor Property Owners Association
General Membership Meeting:
Tuesday, March 21st, 7PM
PS/MS 114 – 134-01 CRONSTON AVENUE
Our Agenda for the March 21st Meeting:
Captain Janice Holmes, 100th Precinct Commander – will update us on issues related to our community and answer questions.
Letitia James, Public Advocate for the City of New York – will introduce herself to the community. She will discuss issues of concerns for us and all residents across the city. A question and answer period will follow.
Storm Protection for our Community – Hank Iori – will discuss our association’s efforts to move forward on plans to better protect our community and the communities across the Peninsula.
Flood Insurance Update – Dana Kochnower, Senior Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency – will give us an update on flood maps covering our community and what steps a homeowner can take in the event the cost of flood insurance goes up dramatically.
Department of Parks and Recreation – A representative form Parks will discuss issues related to the installation of concrete within the baffle wall entry area from beach 127th to 149th Street. In addition, this summer’s beach activities, the completion of the boardwalk and our community’s proposed plans for bicycle racks by the beach entry areas from 129th to 149th Street will be discussed.
Ferry Update – Our civic association will give an update on the current progress of the new ferry service.
Our Elected officials or their representatives will give us an update on the various issues impacting our community.
Our Democracy is not a spectator sport! Get involved in our community; nothing worthwhile comes easy!
Annual Beach Cleanup Event – May 6th – Meet by the beach entry area on Beach 134th Street at 10:30AM. Event runs from 10:30AM till 1PM
Planting on Beach Blocks – The final four beach blocks in Belle Harbor, 130th, 131st, 132nd, 134th are scheduled to be planted on May 6, 2017.
Meeting Notices – In an effort to reduce costs we will be limiting our mailing of meeting notices. Please note, the final two civic meetings will be on May 16th and June 20th – same location and time.
Email Communications – Please go on our website: BelleHarbor11694.org and on the opening page click on UpdateBelle Harbor Resident Email Address. Enter your Name, Address and email address. This will help our association communicate information directly to all Belle Harbor residents and reduce the cost of our mailings. Thank you in advance for helping us in our efforts to make our community stronger!
Ferry Service – We are all very excited about the start of Ferry service from Rockaway to lower Manhattan. It will provide a fast, enjoyable and convenient form of transportation. It will open up another needed transportation route for many people living in the Rockaways. The EDC web site says it will start the service some time this spring or summer. All of us, I’m sure, are hoping the sooner the better. You can follow the progress of the plans for our ferry service at: http://www.nycedc.com/project/citywide-ferry-service. We will also be placing updated information on our website: BelleHarbor11694.org
Rockaway Boardwalk – I hope everyone is enjoying our new Boardwalk. This is going to be a great spring and summer season for the whole Rockaway community. Enjoy walking and bike riding on the boardwalk. Support and enjoy the eateries and festivities on the boardwalk and the restaurants throughout the community.
For those who have already paid their dues, Thank You! For those who have not, please do now. If you are not sure check your mailing label! This fiscal year we continue to incur additional expenses. We anticipate the final cost for the installation of drip hosing, purchase of plants and installation for the remaining four blocks to cost our civic approximately $5,000. Couple that cost with our ongoing costs for the maintenance of our malls and beach entry areas, booking of P-114 for meetings, mailing costs, etc., it is getting harder to meet all our annual expenses. The Association works to provide these services to the community while being fiscally prudent. 100% of dues received goes back directly to the community. Your support is essential to maintain and enhance the quality of life in our community, and we have much to be proud of.
Dues are $50 per year. Additional dollars would be greatly appreciated to continue our mission to enhance and support the quality of life in Belle Harbor. If you have not yet paid your dues this year you can go on our website at: BelleHarbor11694.org and pay using PayPal or mail your check to: Belle Harbor Property Owners Association, P.O. Box 940178, Rockaway Park Station. Rockaway Park, New York 11694
Hank Iori, President