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Minutes of the General Membership Meeting of the Westmoreland Association
September 15, 2008
The meeting was called to order at 8:00 P.M. by President Walter Mugdan. A
motion was made, seconded and unanimously adopted to waive reading of the
minutes. (Mr. Mugdan noted that the minutes were available for review on the
Westmoreland website). Treasurer Gary Savage gave the Treasurer�s Report
indicating that the balance-on-hand was $16,891.58 as of September 15, 2008. A
motion was made to accept the Treasurer�s report. The motion was seconded and
the report was unanimously approved.
� Two abandoned cars were reported in the neighborhood. Neighbors called 311, without results. Walter wrote to Community Affairs Officer Gary Pogialli, and the cars were finally removed by the police. Now there are two more. One is located at 41-48 Morgan Street (it is a 4-door, license number Vermont: EAL158). It is champagne colored. Another is located at 41-24 Morgan (no plates). The first car has not move in two months. 311 says that a car is derelict after seven days of no movement.
The house at 43-10 Morgan is under renovation. It has been in disrepair for a long time. The Association asked the builder for an opportunity to review the plans, and copies were provided. The work appears to be in compliance with both R2-A and the Westmoreland covenants.
Walter Mugdan reported that the sliver of land behind Westmoreland apartments belongs to the Westmoreland Homeowners Association. One household recently built a fence that seems to be encroaching on the property. A letter to the homeowner has been sent indicating that the Association does not accede to the encroachment and asking the homeowner to remove the fence from the property.
There will be a Douglaston/Little Neck Historical Society tour of historic homes on October 18, 2008.
NYC Electronic/Clothing Recycling event will take place on September 20, 2008 at Forest Park.
State Senator Padavan will be at the Health and Wellness Fair in Flushing on September 28, 2008.
Vice President Sheldon Rosenblum reported that an illegal conversion to a two-family is occurring at 41-09 Westmoreland Street. A hearing is scheduled.
The sewer work done on the streets of the neighborhood is complete but not closed out. Much damage was done to sidewalks, curbing and signs. Complaints are pending.
The house at 254-17 40 Ave is half-finished. Neighbors are complaining. Call 311 to file a complaint about the condition of the property. There is no C.O. There are many violations. This has been going on for a decade.
Sheldon reported on two recent amendments to the zoning regulations. One to two family homes are exempt.
1. There should be a tree every 25 yards along the street
a. Submit request to the Parks Department to have a tree planted. The parks department will come by and inspect after planting.
b. Or fill out a form and submit to NYC � takes up to two years. (Or fill out the form that will be on the back of the notice for the November Westmoreland Association meeting.)
2. A Minimum amount of lawn must be maintained to absorb rain and prevent run-off.
The next meeting is November 17, 2008.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.
Charles Manna, Secretary
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