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Minutes of the General Membership Meeting of the Westmoreland Association

Minutes of the May 18, 2009 General Membership Meeting

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 $16,611.66 as of May 18, 2009. A motion was made to accept the Treasurer’s report. The motion was seconded and the report was unanimously approved.

Old Business:
The Westmoreland Association sent welcome letters to new residents.

There is still an issue with cars parking on lawns. Sheldon Rosenblum asked CB11 who has the authority to get residents to cease this very unattractive behavior. The answer is the Building Department.

The Little Neck – Douglaston Memorial Day parade will be on Monday, May 25, 2009. Residents are encouraged to join our group. The Westmoreland group will begin at the Starbucks parking lot. Try to be there by 1:45 PM.

New Business
Jerry Iannece, the Chair of Community Board 11, spoke:
• Although the Little Neck Branch of the Queens Library is one of the most heavily used, there is still no funding in the City budget to pay for a much-needed expansion … but he is working on securing funding. He is also currently working on a deal with the neighboring church to use its parking lot as the location to build the new library annex. The church would be able to share the use of the building for its activities.
• Quiet Zone – Long Island Railroad – The construction of the Quad-Gates may start this summer.
• He wrote to Mayor Bloomberg requesting that the budget for community boards not be cut further in the new budget (which will take effect on July 1). CB-11’s budget, already very limited, could be cut by $30,000.
• Oakland Lake – one of the last remaining Glacial Kettle Ponds in the City is undergoing refurbishment as part of the$125,000,000 city sewage diversion project that is underway along Northern Blvd in Douglaston.
Gary Poggiali, the Community Affairs officer of the 111th Police Precinct, spoke:
• Robberies and felonies are down
• Automobile thefts -- The Honda Civic is the car of choice. Also, the thieves are going after the Lexus spare tire.
• Narcotics – Gary received a call that resulted in a drug bust on Corporal Kennedy St. in Bayside. If you see anything suspicious, please call 911.
• The Citizens Police Academy will take three civilians from our precinct for the next round of classes.
• Fireworks – there have been arrests in our precinct.
• Etching – call Faith Carter for the time, date and location to get your car VIN number etched on your car windows; the next scheduled event will be on the National Night Out in September.

The next meeting will be held on September 21, 2009.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted

Charles Manna, Secretary

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