The Sheepshead Plumb Beach Meeting was last night (4/6/2010) and Congressman Anthony Weiner was in attendance.
Congressman Wiener mainly spoke about the recently passed health care law and how it will effect everyone. We won’t be touching on the health care issue.
However he did heavily discuss the Belt Parkway erosion.
“Now about two feet and a bunch of sandbags are what separate the Atlantic Ocean at high tide in a storm from the Belt Parkway, and it’s gotten worse, not better.”
The whole story boils down to New York City repairing the Bike path first. Then the Army Core of Engineers can step in and partake in “a major piece of civil engineering”. The Army Core has offered to consult the city in it’s repairs.
The Congressman has also asked the governor to designate the belt parkway and parts of Queens, which suffered from serious damages from the March rainstorms, a disaster area. This will free up federal funds to repair the damage.
The Congressman promised to bring the City and Army Corp back to a active discussion to get something going.
Sheepshead Bay/Plumb Beach Civic Association March 2, 2010; usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Baron DeKalb, Knights of Columbus, 3000 Emmons Avenue, 7:30 p.m.; 718-891-1937; www.sbpbcivic.org.
Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association, March 3, 2010 (and each first Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m.; St. James Lutheran Church, Gerritsen and Florence avenues.
Marine Park Civic Association, March 17, 2010 at 8 p.m.; Public School 207, 4011 Fillmore Avenue; 718-336-7343, or visit www.marineparkcivic.org.
Community Board 15, March 23, 2010 at 7 p.m.; Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard (Faculty Dining Room); 718-332-3008.
61st Precinct Community Council meets at 3093 Ocean Ave., on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.