Ram, as he is most often known, said he would be honored to attend our
meeting. Ram will talk to us about how as the new president of the
Queens Village Civic he is endeavoring to jump start the business district
which has seen its Chamber of Commerce fold and an attempt by a couple
of merchants to restart it fail. Queens Village had begun a plan
for commercial revitalization before Bellerose did, but these efforts are
always difficult and require much perseverance.
We are also interested, due to our proximity to central Queens Village, to hear about other projects such as the transient motel that was stopped by the Buildings Department and what will come of that site. Also, what efforts are being made to attract new members and strengthen the organization to make it more effective in im-proving and preserving the Queens Village community.
We ask that all of you come out and demonstrate by your presence that we are all willing to work together for the common good.
Queens Village and Bellerose have always worked together despite an
issue in the recent past that was a manufactured division, and not a substantive
Another grant request, this one for the 1999-2000 fiscal year was made
to two local state Senators for two studies:
1) analyze and make recommendations regarding parking on Jamaica Avenue/Jericho Turnpike, and
2) study the feasibility of converting the Bellerose Theatre into a movie theatre/performing arts space, including determining if there is a market for such a facility.
If approved, the money would become effective in April.
At our February meeting, Creedmoor Civic voted to pay its JBBDDC
MARCH 8 AT 8 PM
AT THE BELLEROSE BAPTIST CHURCH,
BRADDOCK AVE. AT 241ST STREET
Reflections on a Queens Civic Congress Workshop on Building Violations
To report building code violations, report them to the Department of Buildings for 1- and 2-family homes.
For 3 or more family buildings, contact the Department of Housing and Preservation Development.
Permits from DOB are not required for certain repairs to a home such as siding, and roof shingle replacement. Work such as building a deck, demolition work, major renovations, and some cement work require DOB permits.
Illegal apartment complaints
may be phoned into the DOB at
In our civic area, the predominant colonial style house has a cellar, not a basement. A cellar has 50% or more of its height below grade, and cannot be legally converted into an apartment.
DOB can use evidence such as additional door bell buttons, mailboxes, and electric meters to get a warrant for access.
Currently, the DOB uses a nail and mail process for notification, that is, summonses do not have to be personally served upon property owners.
The Department of Environmental Protection has jurisdiction over asbestos situations. If they cannot enter a premise, to inspect, a violation of “no access” is issued. DOB is lobbying for this same ability.
The practice of parking cars on the front or side lawns is not legal, even if an existing curb cut is used.
Around the Town
New Residents: Please report new residents to President Rose Daddario so that they can be given a Welcome New Neighbor Package. Call Rose at 347-1181.
Thanks to: Mr. & Mrs. Sparacino of 88th Avenue for contributing seasonal home-made decorations for our hospitality table each month.
|March 15||Queens Civic Congress - General Meeting||Ridgewood Junior High School, Forest Avenue at 7:30 PM.|
|March 22||Community Board 13||7:30 PM at Queens Reformed Church, Springfield Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue|
|March 24||105th Police Precinct Community Council||8 P.M. Stationhouse is on 222nd Street diagonally across from P.S. 33|
|March 30||Annual Meeting of the Colonial Farmhouse Restoration Society of Bellerose, Inc.||8:00 PM in the Barn Complex of the Queens County Farm Museum. Guest speaker on the history of Flushing. For members only|
|April 7||Joint Bellerose Business District Development Corporation||6:30 P.M. at Village Hall, Bellerose Village, 50 Superior Road.|
At the March meeting we will vote on a constitutional
change to create a new position of Second Vice President. At the
February meeting we voted to add
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