THE MEETING OF THE CITY ISLAND CIVIC ASSOCIATION TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 26th 2014 AT 7:30PM AT THE CITY ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER 190 FORDHAM STREET. MEANWHILE, WHY WAS A CONCERT SUBSIDIZED WITH NY TAXPAYER FUNDS TAKING PLACE BLOCKS AWAY?
Among the civic meeting speakers were representatives from the Department of Transportation, who addressed preserving existing elements on the City Island Bridge. The City’s Design Commission has asked that certain decorative elements, such as the finials be preserved in some fashion. Additionally, there was a discussion on the new gateway that will be constructed as you enter the bridge. Updates were also expected on all outstanding issues by standing committees- crime, development, quality of life and traffic.
In an effort to ensure dues are paid in an easy and timely manner, the Civics’ Treasurer Tom Smith, has set up a PayPal account. Dues are $20 annually, please take the time to send your dues to the address above or pay online at paypal.com. The email to send money to is firstname.lastname@example.org (please note this is different than our usual .mac email).
Additionally, the Civic is planning a fundraiser later this year to raise funds from our treasury. They have won many important battles against the old bridge design and over-development, but these fights often incur thousands of dollars in legal fees. Donations are accepted at any time and you can always donate your time by joining our Fundraising Committee by emailing the Civic at email@example.com or volunteering at the next meeting.
The civic leadership was looking forward to seeing all City Islanders at this meeting, but many decided to attend a live concert. One of our very own City Island celebrities told us his group, Alive N Kickin was performing in Concert from 7-8:30. He asked City Island Images to remind everyone that his group would be playing at Ambrossini Field and he was hoping to see all of his fans there. http://alive-n-kickin.com/
City Island Images wants to know why would Jeff Klein schedule a concert on the island to compete with a regularly scheduled meeting of The City Island Civic Association?
We asked this question, but have yet to receive a satisfactory answer. Was it an oversight, or just poor planning on the part of our representatives and local leaders?