Last month we featured speakers from the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency and the Department of City Planning.
Tomorrow, March 22, our meeting (7:30 PS 195) is as important as it can get regarding how you can protect your home from possible flood damage–if and when—there is next time. You might also have questions regarding FLOOD INSURANCE…. Your questions will be answered and we are looking forward to some very important responses. Just so you know, we are expecting the following speakers….(never mind the cold or the wind…we will warm it all up with a great meeting)….bring a friend, a neighbor…anyone who might be affected by another storm..(and that is everyone!!!! Even if it is not as devastating as “Sandy” you should come to the meeting.)
Catherine Ferrara, Resiliency Planner, Department of City Planning Nilus Klingel, Urban Designer, Department of City Planning Daphne Lundi, Resiliency Planner, Department of City Planning Dana Kochnower, Senior Policy Advisory, Mayor’s Office of Recover and ResiliencyBoth Nilus and Daphne will be giving the presentation, and Dana will be on hand to answer any flood insurance related questions.
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND OUR FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW YEAR
AS HURRICANE SEASON APPROACHES (JUNE THRU NOVEMBER)
ARE YOU READY?
HAVE YOU MADE YOUR HOME AS “WATER –TIGHT” AS IT CAN BE?
SPEAKERS FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING
WILL PRESENT INFORMATION AND DISCUSS HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR
HOME MORE RESILIENT IN CASE OF ANOTHER WEATHER EVENT.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd, 7:30 P.M., P.S. 195
Also on the agenda: an update of community concerns sent to us by residents since our last meeting.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME….BRING A NEIGHBOR…BRING A FRIEND…
OVER 175 PEOPLE HELPED CELEBRATE THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP’S 75 YEARS OF SERVING THE COMMUNITY. It was a festive occasion with Senator Golden, Assemblyman Cymbrowitz, Councilman Deutsch along with the Mayor’s Office, the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, and Guest of Honor-the Comptroller of the City of New York, Scott Stringer in attendance. Many presidents and board members of local civic associations honored the MBCG with their presence as well.
Festivities continued with balloons, music, food, a special toast and friends greeting friends along with both current and former Manhattan Beach residents.
As We Continue The Celebration Of Our 75th Anniversary,
We Invite You To Our Next Meeting On:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th
7:30 P.M. at P.S. 195
The Agenda Will Include:
What was: A “Look Back” at our community with Guest Speaker Ron Schweiger, Brooklyn Historian
And What Will Be:
FOUR YEARS AND COUNTING!!! What the Army Corps of Engineers has “planned” to keep us safe?
$4 million dollars allocated to Manhattan Beach by NY Rising for future Storm Resiliency–how will it be spent?
Your thoughts are important!!!
Everyone is Welcome….Refreshments…brin
IF YOU HAVE NEVER GONE TO A COMMUNITY MEETING YOU MUST CONSIDER GOING TO THIS ONE!!!! TO DATE: NO ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO PREVENT THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY FROM ANOTHER “SANDY”!!! YOUR ATTENDANCE IS NECESSARY IN ORDER FOR THE “POWERS THAT BE” TO HEAR YOUR CONCERNS, FOR YOU TO LEARN WHAT WILL BE DONE TO PROTECT US IN THE FUTURE AND TO MAKE SURE WE ARE PROTECTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!
BRING YOUR FRIENDS, RELATIVES—EVERYONE…THIS IS OUR FIRST CHANCE TO LISTEN AND TO SPEAK…IT MIGHT BE THE ONLY TIME!!!
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY MEETING!
As residents of a waterfront community, we have faced serious concerns about flooding and resiliency since the events of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Working with Senator Schumer and other colleagues, we were successful in ensuring that Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, and Manhattan Beach were included in the Army Corps’ resiliency study of the Northeast corridor.
Now I invite you to participate in a public information session with the Army Corps, so that you can understand the suggested plans, and share your comments with the Corps.
The Army Corps of Engineers will discuss preliminary flood control plans for our area at a public meeting at Kingsborough Community College on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 6 to 9pm. See attached flyer for more information.
This project will provide important protection for our area, using a variety of different structures as well as devices such as flood gates. I urge you to attend this meeting so that you can see what is planned and provide your input.
WELCOME BACK FROM SUMMER BREAK!!
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP WILL BE HELD ON
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st
7:30 P.M. at P.S. 195
The Agenda Will Include:
CATCHING UP ON EVENTS SINCE OUR JUNE MEETING
WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR ISSUES…WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE US TO WORK ON?
REPORT FROM COUNCILMAN CHAIM DEUTSCH to included: various issues including resiliency from “Sandy”
Light Refreshments…everyone is welcome