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Minutes of the General Membership Meeting of the Westmoreland Association

Minutes of the May 22, 2011

Officers Present
Vice President - Victor Dadras
Treasurer - Gary Savage
Secretary - Charles Manna

Board Members Present
Lois Toscano
Robert Timmerman

Officials Present
Ahmed Nazaar from Councilman Avella's Office

Vice President Victor Dadras 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. Dadras noted that the minutes are available for review on the Westmoreland website.)

Gary Savage provided the Treasurer's Report indicating that the balance-on-hand was $21,932.62 as of May 22, 2017. A motion was made to accept the Treasurer's report. The motion was seconded and the report was unanimously approved.

New Business
111th Precinct representatives were due to participate in tonight's meeting. Unfortunately, they did not appear nor did they inform us that they were not able to attend the meeting.

Memorial Day Parade: The Westmoreland Homeowner's Association, the Udall's Cove Preservation Committee and other local groups will participate in the Parade again. The kickoff for those groups will be from the parking lot in front of Starbucks Coffee, 55 Northern Blvd.. Volunteers are need to participate in the groups' march and also to help the organizers run the parade.

Old Business
Participatory Budget Results:
6,214 votes were cast throughout District 19. (4,654 paper ballots vs 1,560 digital ballots), once again substantially increasing the voter turnout of 4,503 ballots cast during the previous cycle. As a result of this year's success, Vallone will be allocating additional capital funding in order to fund the $1.4 Million deeded for the top four projects. The results are as follows:
P.S. 41 Centennial Electrical Upgrade - 2,085 votes
  NYPD Security Cameras - 1,729 votes
  Bayside HS 3200 locker Project - 1,603 votes
  Whitestone Library Technology Upgrade - 1,226 votes
There were fifteen other proposals with fewer votes. Mr. Vallone may consider the next two candidates with some of the remaining budget dollars.

Department of Transportation -
All-stop studies -
  Westmoreland and 41 Drive - New Study has been opened. The tracking number is DOT-319031-K4H7. Due late February 2017 (but not yet completed).
  Morgan and 41 Drive - New study opened. The tracking number is DOT-319034-R3C7
  Removal of Parking spots on Little Neck Parkway north of Pembroke. Tracking number DOT-324369-G3X9 - anticipated response is April 2017 (but not yet completed).

Work order to remove metered parking - review for mid-block crossings at the three LIRR access points along 39 Road (between Little Neck Parkway and Nassau Road). The tracking number for this request is DOT-324354-D4G0. We anticipated a response in late April 2017, but not yet completed. If mid-block stop signs are not feasible (will find out if they meet the criteria with this study), this issue will then be flagged directly with NYCDOT's Pedestrian Projects Group to evaluate for other possible improvements.

Study still open - Review for additional street lighting along this same stretch. The tracking number is DOT-324359-K7H7. The anticipated response was also in April 2017, but not yet completed.

Question and Answer period:
Q. Will there be safety measures place on 39th Road?
A: No speed control (speed humps and speed bumps) will be constructed on 39th Road; and there is not enough space to construct a sidewalk on the north side of 39th Road. Painted crossings will likely be added.

CB11 will discuss the extension of Bike lanes on Northern Blvd from Douglaston Parkway to the Joe Michaels Mile near the Cross Island Parkway. [Update since meeting: This issue was considered by CB-11 at its June 5 meeting. The proposal to build a bike lane along this stretch of Northern Blvd narrowly passed. A final decision will be made by NYC DOT, which designed the proposal.]

Q. Westmoreland and 41 Drive -- there is an electric pole in the middle of the sidewalk. Also, on Glenwood and 39th Road there are two poles that don't have any utilities on them.

Several additional items of old and new business were then discussed:

Upcoming events:
-  May 29, 2017 - Annual Memorial Day Parade. Volunteers are needed for setup and cleanup. Westmoreland Association will once again march in the parade to show our support and respect for men and women in uniform, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Meet at 1:30 near Starbucks shop, 55 Northern Boulevard.

The schedule for our remaining 2017 meetings is: September 18, and November 20, 2017.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles Manna, Secretary

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