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Environment, Open Space & Parks


1. Call to Order- Adoption of the Agenda (5)

2. Presentations & Discussions

a. The committee will be prepared to review the Department of Environmental Protection request for a letter of support for the repair and mechanical upgrade of the final settling system and the construction of a prefabricated storage building at the Wastewater Treatment Plant on Wards Island. This presentation was given on November 12, 2015, at which time the committee failed to attain quorum (15).

i. Alicia West, Director of Public Design Outreach; Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Director of Community Affairs; and Humberto Galarza, Manhattan Coordinator, NYC Department of Environmental Protection

b. Informational presentation on the installation of a public art project in Marcus Garvey Park (15).

i. Savona McLain, West Harlem Art Fund

3. Continuing Business

a. Update on the letter of support for the electronic scoreboard at Lincoln Park- 135th Street and 5th Avenue (5).

b. Update on the letter of authorization granted to Prentis “Sonny” Gibbs II by the NYC Parks Department for the non-exclusive use of the southeast corner of East 135th Street and 5th Avenue (5).

4. Informational Updates

a. The November 22, 2015, Parks Without Borders meeting was attended by several members of CB11. Parks Without Borders is a new design approach focused on creating more open, welcoming and beautiful public spaces where parks and neighborhoods meet. As part of OneNYC, Mayor de Blasio has dedicated $50M to the program. To nominate a park for this new project visit before February 28, 2016.

5. New Business

a. As the newly elected CB11 Board Officers are sworn into their respective positions it is the sincere hope that the E, OS and Parks Committee will continue to define our Mission Statement, review our district needs and advocate strongly for our committee Capital and Expense budget items (5).

6. Announcements

a. Committee members please be prepared to discuss once again the committee “Call to Order” time of 6 vs 6:30 pm.

7. Adjournment

a. Please arrive promptly at 6:30 pm so that an adjournment of no later than 8 pm may be attained.

Earlier Event: December 9
Land Use, Landmarks & Planning
Later Event: December 14
Nominating Committee