2000-02-12 / Front Page

Improvements Slated At Bay Towers

Pictured are (left to right) Josephine Flores, Legal Aid Society; Jane Shortell, Legal Aid Society; Assemblywoman Pheffer; Vera Donatien, tenant; Sabrina Davis, Margert Community Corp.; April Neubauer, attorney-in-charge, Legal Aid Society; Kathleen Casey, tenant; Myrna Chapman, acting president, tenants' association; Congressman Anthony Weiner; Javes Reyes, tenant; Sharon Williams, Bay Towers Management; Mary Burns, tenant; Jo Ann Shapiro, task force chairperson; Wayne Murchison, Margert Community Corp; and Joseph Barden, Margert Community Corp.

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer and Congressman Anthony Weiner recently joined with residents of Bay Towers to view new windows in a model apartment at 320 Beach 100 street. Margert Community Corporation has been awarded the contract to begin work in February. The project is expected to take approximately two months to complete.

All residents at 320 Beach 100 street will be receiving new "soft-coat" low-e glass argon filled IG units. Additionally, the heating and domestic hot water system that services both buildings will be upgraded and
improved.

This work came to be under the leadership and effort of the Bay Towers Task Force. The members include representatives of the Bay Towers Tenants' Association, Congressman Anthony Weiner, Assemblywoman Pheffer, Bay Towers Management, HUD, HPD and the Legal Aid Society.

"Working together, we have been successful in making sure that the needs of the Bay Towers residents are met," stated Congressman Weiner.

The task force meets monthly to address the structural and capital needs for the Bay Towers development. A comprehensive plan was derived, and the implementation is about to begin.

"Along with our new windows and heat and hot water system, the residents can also look forward to upgraded elevator service, brick and facade work and repairs, and other improved services for Bay Towers. However, we must continue to work to ensure that all the residents' needs are addressed," stated Myrna Chapman, acting president of the Bay Towers Tenants' Association.

Bay Towers has already realized numerous improvements since the inception of the task force. New intercoms were installed, the laundry rooms have been modernized and remodeled, facade work has been completed and security measures have been improved.

"Together as a task force, we have been able to work collectively to
improve the quality of life for Bay Towers residents. The task force is
proof that government working with the people can get the job done, but it
takes a commitment from all sides to be successful," concluded Pheffer.





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