12 APRIL C R Y D E R P O I N T WHAT A RELIEF! Comfort Station Coming To Little Bay Park BY MELISSA CHAN BOARD RECAP april 2013 • Terrace Project: Members of the Board met with Merritt earlier in the week regarding rollout details of the project. The contractor, Xinos, is waiting for required permits, and as of this date the start is scheduled for Monday, April 22. A general memo will be released when that date is firm, and specific lines will be informed in advance as the work on their specific terraces approaches. • 2013 Pool Season: Three bids for pool services were reviewed, and the Board voted unanimously to continue with our current vendor, Trident, which has provided excellent service to CPOC over the past several years. As in past years, pool membership will remain a separate option to shareholders, and membership forms for the upcoming season will be issued within the next couple of weeks. • Con Ed: Contractor selection among CPOC, Cryder House and LeHavre is in its final stages, and the contract is currently with our attorney. Con Ed has not yet determined the point of entry for the new gas lines into our buildings but will be doing so shortly. We have 12 cryder point courier courier | APRIL 2013 | WWW.QUEENSCOURIER.COM been told by Con Ed that they expect the project to be completed well in advance of the 2013- 2014 heating season. • Finance: In light of the terrace, seawall and other projects, the issue of how to finance this work is being actively discussed. The Board will be holding a series of meetings dedicated to this issue, the first of which is scheduled for April 20. Members of the Board are in ongoing communication with Senator Israel’s office to pursue options that will provide the best solution for CPOC shareholders. News as it develops. Local leaders broke ground on a comfort station at Little Bay Park, marking the start of construction to a long-awaited project. “A comfort station at a great park like Little Bay Park has been long overdue,” said State Senator Tony Avella. Residents have urged the city’s Parks Department for about seven years to put public restrooms in the Bayside park. There are only three port-a-potties currently stationed there. Plans were stalled when funding provided by the state’s Department of Transportation required additional review and time for comments, a Parks spokesperson said. The site’s coastal wetland location and the need for new sewer connections also called for the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation and city’s Department of Environmental Protection to provide approvals on design and construction documents. But now plans are back on track, officials said at the April 2 groundbreaking ceremony. “The community has waited a long time for this groundbreaking,” said Warren Schreiber, president of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance. “We are pleased that it is finally becoming a reality — a facility that will make a visit to Little Bay Park more pleasant for everyone.” Construction is expected to last one year, officials said.
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