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Minutes of the General
Membership Meeting of the Westmoreland Association
May 17, 2008
The meeting was called to order at 8:00 P.M. by President Walter Mugdan. A motion was made, seconded and unanimously adopted to waive reading of the minutes. (Mr. Mugdan noted that the minutes were available for review on the Westmoreland website). Treasurer Gary Savage gave the Treasurer�s Report indicating that the balance-on-hand was $16,599.78 as of May 17, 2008. A motion was made to accept the Treasurer�s report. The motion was seconded and the report was unanimously approved.
Officer Gary Poggiale, the 111 Pct Community Affairs officer stopped in. He can be reached during the day at: 718-279-5295 or by fax at 718-279-2444.
� Warned that the new favorite article for car thieves is the GPS system. Be careful not to leave it in the car. Also, wipe off the tell-tall ring on the wind shield or dashboard. It is a dead give-away that the GPS system is being used.
� Don�t leave items in the car.
� Don�t have ID�s, particularly ones with your SSN in the car or in your wallet
� Shred everything that has personal identifying information before discarding.
� Be careful to use credit card numbers on-line only on secure and well-known sites.
� Don�t leave ladders lying around outside the house.
� The precinct does a free security survey of your home. Call Gary to arrange one.
� There was a stabbing in front of McDonald�s Restaurant last month. The perpetrator was identified.
� Drug sales are going on during the day at Admiral Park. (Residents have also witnessed deals on 43 Ave. near the fire hydrant).
� LIRR street level crossing in Little Neck: State Senator Padavan got one million dollars allocated for Quad Gates. The Westmoreland Homeowners Association received a letter from Maureen McCarthy, the Queens Borough NYCDOT Commissioner. The letter confirmed that funding has been provided to the LIRR to design and implement the four-quadrant gate system at the crossing.
John Corrado, General Manager of Ollie�s Taxi asked if there were any concerns with his company.
� He was reminded that cars cannot idle for more than three minutes
� Cars cannot park at the station overnight.
A member suggested that the association get local COMSTAT (police community crime statistics) reports for the Little Neck area.
A member wondered if it would be possible to get a left turn light added to the Marathon / Northern Blvd intersection for cars that are turning onto Marathon Parkway.
Memorial Day parade is approaching. Members please march with the association.
The Douglaston / Little Neck Historical Society�s annual meeting is Sunday April 13, 2008 in the parlor room or the Douglaston Community Church. Dr. Jeffrey Roessler will conduct a talk on neighborhood preservation.
The next meeting is September 15, 2008.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:0 PM.
Charles Manna, Secretary
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