I would like to thank all of our Marine Park residents
as well as the representatives of other civic associations and some of
their members who attended the MPCA community meeting on May 19th. We had a
full program. Thank you to
Annmarie Snow-Matera from Canine Companions for Independence who provided
us with an overview of what a service dog can do as well as giving a
demonstration with her service dog. I
am happy to inform you that we had a donation box for Canine Companions for
Independence and through the generosity of those in attendance and a
donation from the MPCA - $750 was donated.
A special thank you to Paul Graziano who gave us a very
informative presentation regarding the Mayor’s Zoning for Quality and
Affordability proposal and its’ impact on Marine Park and surrounding
areas. I think we have
sent a message to our local politicians that we are not in agreement with
this proposal. We were told
that petitions aren’t as effective as personal letters to our elected
officials. We have posted on
our website a sample letter that you can use as a reference to personalize
in your own words. It’s
important that everyone take the time to do this.
There is strength in numbers. Also,
please mark your calendar – Wednesday, June 17th, City Planning will give their zoning presentation at
the CB 18 meeting. Please make every effort to attend this meeting.
We have to keep the pressure on.
At our community meeting on Tuesday, June 16th, we will have our 89th
annual installation of Officers and Board members.
Next year will be our 90th anniversary. This
year we will not have the usual end of year celebration as we have had in
past years. We would like to
devote this time to have further discussion and follow-up regarding the
zoning proposal. Light
refreshments will be served.
As the end of June approaches it marks the end of
another Civic season. We
don’t publish a newsletter or hold general meetings during July and
August but that doesn’t mean we close down operations.
If you have an issue, question or concern that you think we can be
of assistance with, please contact us on our hotline, website or Facebook
page. We will keep you posted
on our website regarding any upcoming city planning meetings or issues that
arise. I hope everyone has a
safe, fun summer.
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