Notice of Public Meeting

You are Invited to a Public Information Meeting about Proposed Infrastructure Upgrade in Far Rockaway Beach Boulevard

The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has submitted an application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSI for a State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit for the reconstruction of the Rockaway Beach Boulevard (DDC Project ID: SANDHW13) in Hammels section of Far Rockaway Beach, Queens. A Public Participation Plan has been developed in accordance with NYSDEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29). The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public about the project and to involve the community during the SPDES permit application review process.

Date: August 30, 2018

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Queens Library at Peninsula, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

Agenda:

  • Project Overview
  • Background
  • Scope of work
  • Project schedules
  • Community Impacts
  • Proposed Mitigation Measures
  • Questions

Your Attendance is Important! Project personnel will be available to answer any questions from the community. For additional information on the proposed project:

Contact Community Construction Liaison, Erich DeSuza: Phone at (347) 771-5846, email sandh13ccl@gmail.com

Visit the repository at: Queens Library at Arverne located at 312 Beach 54th Street Far Rockaway, NY 11692 or the Peninsula Branch of Queens Library located at 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard Rockaway Beach, NY 11693 Visit the project website: http://wwwl.nyc.gov/site/ddc/contracts/SANDHW 13-public-participation-plan.page

Reconstruction of Water Mains, Storm and Sanitary Sewers in Rockaway

Beach Boulevard in Far Rockaway

Fact Sheet

What is the Proposed Project? The Proposed Project will: improve approximately one mile of streets and sidewalk to current New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) standards, install a new drainage collection system; and upgrade and replace existing sanitary sewers and water mains. To implement the proposed project, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) has submitted an application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for dewatering and groundwater pumping operations, which requires a New York State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit. This permit is to construct the Rockaway Beach Boulevard Infrastructure Upgrades (DDC Project ID: SANDHW13) in Rockaway Beach Boulevard and surrounding area, Queens. A Public Participation Plan has been developed in accordance with NYSDEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting (CP-29). The purpose of this fact sheet is to inform the public about the project and to involve the community during the SPDES permit application review process. Why does DDC need to upgrade the infrastructure in Rockaway Beach Boulevard Neighborhood? The existing infrastructure is old and insufficient. This project will provide much needed street drainage for the Proposed Project Area. The reconstructed streets and new infrastructure will improve vehicular and pedestrian conditions, while reducing the potential for future flooding impacts and will support neighborhood resiliency with respect to coastal storms, while providing enhanced infrastructure that will support post-storm recovery efforts. How might the upgrades affect the surrounding community? Community impacts will be temporary in nature and all related to construction. DDC and its contractors propose to control all dust, rodent, noise and vibration during the construction period. DDC will be available to answer all questions for any issues related to special needs access, service delivery coordination (e.g. trash collection), and any property damage. Water service interruptions will only be during the day, and advance notice will be provided to all affected homeowners. Traffic impacts are expected during construction; however, DDC will take all the necessary measures to minimize disruptions to property access, schools, as well as access to transportation facilities, community facilities, and emergency services. How can I participate in the permit review process? Comments may be provided in writing, or by calling the DDC or DEC contacts below for information on meetings, comment period dates, and submitting any oral comments.

Where can I get more information about the proposed expansion? Contact Community Construction Liaison, Erich DeSuza: Phone at (347) 771-5846, email sandh13ccl@gmail.com

Visit the repository at: Queens Library at Arverne located at 312 Beach 54th Street Far Rockaway,

NY 11692 or the Peninsula Branch of Qucens Library located at 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

Visit the project website: http://wwwl.nyc.gov/site/ddc/contracts/SANDHW 13-public-participation-plan.page

Who is responsible for reviewing the Permit Application? NYSDEC Region 2 Headquarters, 47-40 21st St., Long Island City, NY 11101, is responsible for reviewing and issuing the required permits. Tel: (718) 482-4997; email: DEP.R2@dec.ny.gov

RBCA August Monthly Meeting Agenda

August Meeting Agenda

Due to forecasted thunderstorms and high winds we have moved August‘s Monthly Meeting location indoors.

Thursday, August 2, 2018
7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus
333 Beach 90th Street
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Updates from elected officials and representatives
  3. Detective Anthony Byrd and Officer Keith Richardson, 100th Precinct Neighborhood Coordination Officers
  4. New Business/Old Business

This meeting is open to the public, all are welcome to attend!

RBCA July Monthly Meeting Agenda

Thursday, July 5, 2018

7:30 pm
Beach 94th Street and the Boardwalk
Performance Space

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Updates from elected officials and representatives
  3. Melinda Katz, Queens Borough President
  4. Discussion of proposed additional neighborhood parking
  5. Update on NYC City Council Parks and Recreation hearing
  6. New Business/Old Business

Watermelon will be served.
This meeting is open to the public, all are welcome to attend!

RBCA June Monthly Meeting Agenda

Thursday, June 7, 2018

7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus
333 Beach 90th Street
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Discussion of beach closures with guest Portia Dyrenforth, NYC Parks Rockaway Administrator
  3. New Business/Old Business

This meeting is open to the public, all are welcome to attend!

RBCA Special Meeting

Monday May 21, 2018

7:00 pm
Peninsula Library
92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

RBCA is calling a special meeting to discuss DOT’s Cross Bay Bridge Intersection Safety Improvements/Jamaica Bay Greenway Connections Plan. DOT’s plan proposes the installation of a traffic signal and crosswalks at Beach 92nd Street and Beach Channel Drive.  Plan includes additional bike lanes and associated traffic directional changes in the surrounding areas.
This meeting is open to the public, all are welcome to attend!

RBCA May Monthly Meeting Agenda

May Meeting Agenda

Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus
333 Beach 90th Street
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Discussion of the current state of courthouse project on Beach Channel Drive between Beach 91st and Beach 90th Streets
  3. Guest Speaker Councilman Eric Ulrich
  4. Discussion of presentation to the Queens Borough President by Army Corps of Engineers
  5. Discussion and vote on RBCA position regarding the Williams Transco Pipeline project
  6. New Business/Old Business

This meeting is open to the public, all are welcome to attend!

RBCA April Monthly Meeting Agenda

Thursday, April 5, 2018
7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus
333 Beach 90th Street
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Greetings from elected officials and representatives
  3. Presentation by Dr. Mark Gelwan and the Developer of the new medical facility located at Beach 105th St and Rockaway Beach Blvd
  4. Follow up of surveys and suggestions from RBCA March Mixer
  5. Discussion on legislation to ban plastic bags
  6. New Business/Old Business

This meeting is open to the public, all are welcome to attend!

If you have not already mailed in your RBCA membership renewal and dues, you can renew at the April Meeting.

 

RBCA March Monthly Meeting Agenda

March Meeting Agenda
Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:30pm
Bungalow Bar
377 Beach 92nd Street
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

1. Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Introduction of Rockaway Beach Civic Association’s mission and plans for the future.
3. Introduction of Rockaway Beach Civic Association Board members.
4. Meet and Greet listening session.
5. New and old business.

We look forward to seeing all members and guests! If you have not already mailed in your RBCA membership renewal and dues, you can renew at the March meeting.

Meeting is open to the public, all are welcome to attend!

RBCA February Monthly Meeting

February Meeting Agenda
Thursday, February 1, 2018
7:30pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
333 Beach 90th Street
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

1. Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Ratification of election
3. Introduction of new Secretary.
4. FDNY presentation of fire prevention and safety.
5. Guest speakers Park Administrator and Parks Manager.
6. Discussion of liqueur license applications at 97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvdand 96-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
5. Old/New business

Note: 15 member Quorum is necessary for the ratification of election.

We look forward to seeing all members and guests! If you have not already mailed in your RBCA membership renewal and dues, you can renew at the February meeting.

Meeting is open to the public, all welcome to attend!

RBCA January Monthly Meeting Cancelled

The RBCA January Monthly Meeting will not be rescheduled this month. The next RBCA Monthly Meeting will be at 7:30pm Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Knights of Columbus. An agenda for February’s meeting will be sent out soon.

We look forward to seeing all members and guests at the meeting!