2011-04-08 / Letters

Civic Disrespect

Dear Editor,

Our organization has been in existence since 1962 with boundaries on the north of Jamaica Bay, on the west - Beach 108 Street, on the south- the Atlantic Ocean and on the east - the eastside of Beach 79 Street.

I had hoped to have the opportunity to speak with you this past Saturday, expecting that you would have attended State Senator Smith’s Town Hall Meeting.

As you were not there, I would like to convey our disappointment at your group’s total disregard of and disrespect for the Rockaway BEACH Civic Association.

Last year Peter Stubben asked me on what street did the Rockaway BEACH Civic Association’s boundary end. I gave him the boundaries as stated above. So the question is: 1) did Peter share that information with your group and your group chose to infringe on the area our association encompasses? or 2) did Peter withhold this information from your group?

It is curious why your group chose to “simplify our name - MYRockPark” and chose a name very similar to the Rockaway BEACH Civic Association, an association that has been in existence for 49 years.

We are requesting that your group modify your “coverage area” to exclude any streets within the Rockaway BEACH Civic Association’s boundaries, just as you did for the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association and the Neponsit Property Owners Association. One would ask if you showed the respect to BHPOA and NPOA and modified your “coverage area” why wasn’t the same done for Rockaway BEACH Civic Association? - You stated in The Wave “The Board... not to spark controversy, nor to hijack any fellow community groups’ membership.“ Keep to your word and re-align your group’s coverage area to begin on Beach 109 Street.


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