So I went to the property owners meeting, and unlike the 61st Precinct Meeting it wasn’t that boring. It was the exact opposite. The topics that were discussed were:
- Bulkheads Project is going to start on the 25th
- Crime Rate
- Lacon Ct project and soil testing
- Knapp and U Project for sidewalk permits
- and of course Green Streets
Ah Green Streets, the project no one seems to want. Well this is the deal, there will be a meeting this upcoming Wednesday at PS 277. There will be some very important people there and the point of this meeting is to have them listen to the community. If there is disconcern and no one shows up they will assume that everyone is for it and the project will go forward. There will be time to review the plan at the school. There will be posters and a presentation explaining this.
The Property Owners and GB Cares both voted against such a proposal. Some of the interesting points of this plan raised at the meeting were:
- Changing the Direction of Burnett
- No Left from Avenue X to Avenue
- Gotham and Florance to be both turned one way
- and other street changes
Ive been told that adjustments can be made but it is my impression is that it is all or nothing with Marty Golden. Even more interesting, it is a becoming a hot political issue with local politicians. Marty is all by himself on this. Alan Maisel and Lew Fidler have not been invited to Marty’s meeting and express that if we don’t want it we shouldn’t get it. Is the invitation in the mail?
Also at the meeting they briefly murmured about notifying the community other than their usual methods but that conversation went away and no definitive action or stance was taken. One resident said that it is the Property Owners responsibility to notify the community because the flyer’s left in the stores, left on bus shelters, and ads in Our News, are not enough.
So come to this meeting and come with an open mind. If you don’t come and show up, this project will happen.
I was going to say be civil and calm about this, but if you are it wont be as interesting for me.
If you want to discuss more, other than in the comments, come to the message board.