Monday, November 22, 2010
You STILL aren't done voting!
From the Queens Chronicle:
In 2008, the state Department of Environmental Conservation settled with the city for $10 million after the city failed to meet its deadlines in upgrading the Newtown Creek wastewater treatment plant. In December, New Yorkers will have a say in what is done with the money.
Twenty-two projects have been proposed and the City Parks Foundation will be holding voting sessions on Dec. 1, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Queens Library’s Court Square branch, located at 25-01 Jackson Ave. and on Dec. 2, from 3 to 8 p.m. at PS 34 in Brooklyn, at 131 Norman Ave. Anyone can vote, but according to Newtown Historical Society President Christina Wilkinson, the votes from Queens and Brooklyn residents will weigh more.
Proposed projects range from the construction of a bike-racing track at an as-yet undecided location, to the creation of a park at the former St. Savior’s Church and parsonage site at 57-40 58 St. in Maspeth.
Two other proposals — the purchase of materials for the Queens Library and Cultural Center planned for Hunter’s Point, and the creation of a community facility and park with an athletic field along the waterfront on 47th Avenue in Dutch Kills, are the only other Queens-specific suggestions.
Queens will only see some of this money if you folks get out there and vote. So you are urged to do that.