Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Questions for the DEP? Questions about your water usage?

Please join the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and Council Members Vincent M. Ignizio, James S. Oddo and Deborah L. Rose for a Customer Service Outreach Event in your community.
At the event you can:
• Discuss your water bill one-on-one with a DEP Customer Service Representative.
• Learn about other payment options.
• Learn about the Water Debt Assistance Program: Customers who meet the eligibility criteria can defer their unpaid water and sewer bill until the property is sold.
• Sign up for the direct debit program: Customers who enroll in the direct debit program will receive a 2% discount on their bill.
• Learn about Automated Meter Reading (AMR) and what it means for you.
• Learn about new and existing capital projects in your community.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joan and Alan BernikowJewish Community Center
1466 Manor Road
Staten Island, NY 10314
Call 718-595-7000 or visitDEP’s website at nyc.gov/dep

Monday, March 14, 2011

Meeting Thursday Night March 17, 2011

Greetings ... with the snows behind us and heavy rains taking their place (and I’m sure most of us prefer the rain to the snow) we long for the warmer weather that Spring will bring to us … and hopefully soon.

We were honored last month by Council Member James Oddo who conducted his Civic Roundtable at our February meeting. The room was full as the Councilman updated us on the budget challenges facing the city and our need to begin confronting these realities. We were also honored by the presence of the Civic Leaders of the various associations throughout his district. (Check out our blog. I will be posting some excellent photos from the meeting … photos taken by AJ Basile of the Councilman’s staff).

This month our guest speaker will be Michael Reiser who is the Recycling Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education with growNYC. Mr. Reiser will talk to us about the Paper Challenge contest being conducted across the three Community Boards as well as other updates on our recycling efforts. Our meeting will revert back to its regular starting time of 8pm. Plan now on attending. And did I mention … bring a neighbor?

In April we will hear from Randy Lee on a proposal to develop a senior residence atop the Municipal Parking Lot on New Dorp Lane.

In May we will be visited by Adena Long, the Borough Parks Commissioner.

We have a busy year ahead of us. Never forget that an important part of this dynamic is your feedback and participation. We need your comments, your concerns, your suggestions, your observations, your compliments, your complaints. It is your neighborhood. What is on your mind? Let us know at 718-979-6011, newdorpcentralcivic@yahoo.com or comment on the blog. Check us out at http://www.ndcca.blogspot.com for continuous updates.

Our dues notices for the 2011 year have been mailed. We rely on your support to keep the Association going and involved in this community. Your support is vital both through your dues and donations. The support of various merchants and entrepreneurs helps to finance our newsletter. Let us know if you are aware of a business in our community that would like to be represented in our newsletter.

Lastly and as I’ve mentioned quite a bit lately, I need you to sing aloud the need for civic involvement and invite your neighbors to join. The more voices the smoother and richer the sound. Thank you for your interest in our neighborhood. You live here. You know why it is a respected and desirable community. Be proud of it.

See you around the neighborhood.

Joe Markowski, President