It's been a busy month and we have lots to talk about at our meeting this Monday, October 17th, 7:00 pm sharp, at St. Adalbert Parish Center, lower level, 52-40 84th Street.
104th, 108th, 110th Precincts will give us our crime stats for the past 28 days. We are interested in hearing about any unusual incidents, as well as any incidents involving our homeless hotels - Metro Motel homeless shelter, Pan Am homeless shelter and the newly opened Holiday Inn homeless shelter.
Roman Paprocki from Council Member Crowley's office will update us about her lawsuit and any other information relating to the Holiday Inn homeless shelter debacle.
Debbie Cox, a Maspeth resident who is an attorney, will give us an update on the community's effort to end the practice of hotels being used as homeless shelters.
Sebastian Maguire from Council Member Dromm's office will talk about the State legislation that was passed relating to zombie houses (empty, abandoned homes) and how it may help us address the issue of derelict properties in Maspeth, Elmhurst and Woodside/Winfield.
Marialena Giampino, a member of Community Board 4 and Newtown Civic, wants start a grass-root effort to rezone Elmhurst. She believes new development is out-of-character with the neighborhood and would like to see the many one and two family homes preserved. She will give a brief presentation. We will need to take a vote as to whether or not we want to support this effort. If so, we would need some volunteers to work on this project (don't look at me, I have enough to do. lol) which would entail working on fundraisers, etc. She will explain.
Hope to see you all on Monday!
Roe Daraio, President
COMET Civic Association