Thank you to everyone who attended the CPOA’s End of the Year celebration, complete with live music, ice cream and fun for everyone! We hope to share the festivities with more next year! Following the summer hiatus, our next meeting will take place on September 8th, 2015 at 7:30pm, in the Senior Center behind St. Pauls. The CPOA will also feature a guest speaker, to be announced later this summer.
Welcome, Central Residents, to a New Feature on the CPOA website!
Your Village Trustee, Theresa Trouve, has assembled a summary of “What’s Up In GC” to bring us all up-to-date on Village matters during this long, hot summer period. So lean back on your chaise and catch up! We’ll feature similar items in future months from our Trustees and from your CPOA Directors!
Technology: The Village is in the process of implementing SeeClickFix, a web tool that allows citizens to report non-emergency neighborhood issues to their local government as a form of community activism. It has an associated mobile phone app. More about this on the Village website;
Senior Center: The bid for the continuation of renovations has been accepted, and the required insurance coverage should be completed by the early Fall. We can expect construction to begin immediately thereafter. The estimated date of completion now stands at March 2016.
Personnel: James Olivo, Village Auditor; Frank Kelly, Deputy Village Treasurer; Michael Filippon, Building Superintendent and Virginia DeFabbia, Purchasing Agent have filed the papers for retirement. Mr. Olivo and Mr. Filippon will remain for brief transition periods. Irene Woo, Treasurer; Sandra Yu-Clarson, Village Auditor; Ausberto Huertas, Jr., Building Superintendent are the people we have selected to fill these vacancies.
Pool: The Board is considering the possibility of spending $70,000.00 on the showers, restrooms and dressing areas in the women and men areas at the pool once the season ends. This is a renovation of existing quarters that is under consideration. In a marketing sense, these areas should be updated.
Franklin Court: As you’ve heard, the property has been sold and re-purchased. The fence will be dealt with toward the end of the year. A lot of half-truths appear frequently in the newspapers.
Finance: The Village is currently rated Aaa by Moody’s. As the result, when we borrow, it’s at a preferred rate. Moody’s appears to be satisfied with our reserves and fiscal standing.
Cluett Hall: The entry ramp and front steps of Cluett Hall were in need of serious attention and are now being repaired by the Recreation Commission. The parking lot in front of Cluett will be repaved as well.
Saint Paul’s: An ad hoc committee has been formed to address the exterior appearance of the building. Committee members requested the following: repair existing lights along the front of the building, install new lighting along Rockaway and in the porte-cochere, and tend to the landscaping and beautify with seasonal flowers in front of the building as we do throughout the Village.
The British Are Coming! A BBC contractor will film a documentary on Railroads, starting about August 12th. They will describe how and why Alexander Stewart built the Central Railroad of Long Island!
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