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Minutes of the General Membership Meeting of the Westmoreland Association
May 17, 2010

President � Walter Mugdan
Vice President � Sheldon Rosenblum
Treasurer � Gary Savage
Secretary � Charles Manna

President Walter Mugdan called the meeting to order at 8:00 P.M. 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 $16,799.77 as of May 17, 2010. A motion was made to accept the Treasurer�s report. The motion was seconded and the report was unanimously approved.

New Business:
James Romano of the Little Neck Pines Association and Robert Friedrich of the Glen Oaks Village owners association discussed the pending discontinuation of the Q79 Bus that serves the Little Neck station and runs along Little Neck Parkway. A rally will be held at 1:00 pm on May 21 at the LIRR station to encourage the continuation of service. State Senator Padavan, Councilman Halloran and others will attend it. So far, four hundred signatures have been collected on a petition to support the continuation of service. Bob Friedrich proposes merging the Q79 and Q76 lines which run parallel to each other. A circular route could be created that would enable the city to cut some buses and still maintain service to the community.

Motion was made, seconded and passed � �The Westmoreland Homeowners Association supports the continuation of bus service along Little Neck Parkway.� [Note: A letter was sent on May 25, 2010 to the MTA advocating retention of the Q-79 bus route.]

Reminder � The Memorial Day Parade starts at 2:00 on Monday, May 31, 2010. Members are encouraged to participate. The kick-off is at the Starbucks coffee shop on Northern Blvd just past Nassau Blvd.

Captain Ron Leyson of the 111th NYC Police Precinct introduced himself. He thanked former commander Deputy Inspector Scott Hannover for his fine service and pointed out that his term had been unusually long. Community Affairs Officer Gary Poggiali was also present. Some points made:
� The 111th still continues to enjoy low crime rates in seven major categories.
� Auto thefts � the major items that attract criminals are the high-end auto rims and tires; Toyotas are the biggest target.
� Prevention �park in driveways and/or use steering wheel locks
� House burglaries � the popular M.O. is to park down the block and break in the back of the house. They go after money and jewelry.
� They look for new construction and steal new appliances, copper plumbing and fixtures
� New cars are shipped overseas; older cars are use to commit other crimes.
� Illegal Narcotics � call Gary (718-279-5295) to report activity in the neighborhood. They will get undercover police to collect evidence. They will not involve the reporting civilian. (For any emergency, or crime-in-progress, call 911.)

Our remaining meetings during 2010-2011 will be held on November 15, 2010; March 21, 2011 and May 16, 2011.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted

Charles Manna, Secretary

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