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District 51

Joseph C. Borelli

Annadale, Arden Heights, Bay Terrace, Charleston, Eltingville, Great Kills, Greenridge, Heartland Village, Huguenot, New Springville, Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley, Rossville, Tottenville, Woodrow

Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore) and Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo are asking the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC DPR) to re-evaluate the recent exclusion of mountain biking trails from the design of Fresh Kills Park.

The original drafts of the Fresh Kills Park master plan that were released to the public by NYC DPR in the spring of 2006 had included miles of trails specifically designated as mountain bikeways at the request of local community members and bicycling organizations.

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Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) has signed onto a letter written by Council Member Margaret Chin, Chair of the New York City Council’s Committee on Aging, which urges Governor Cuomo to restore the proposed change to the way the state allocates federal Title XX funding, which appears in his executive budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 and would cut $17 million from the Department for the Aging’s (DFTA) budget.

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Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) is asking the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to designate a week of significantly increased enforcement of littering and illegal dumping along the Arthur Kill Road commercial and industrial corridor between Veterans Road West and Huguenot Avenue, as this is a chronically problematic area for detritus that has been illegally disposed of.

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Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore), and Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo are introducing a resolution calling on Mayor DeBlasio and the New York City Department of Transportation to name one of the new, Ollis-class ferry boats in honor of Detective Russel Timoshenko, a Staten Islander and a member of the New York Police Department who was killed in the line of duty.

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In a letter addressed to the City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) is asking for their assistance in transforming CUNY schools across the city into open-access centers of development for New Yorkers of all backgrounds through the implementation of a policy of barrier-free access to mental health courses for any veteran of the United Stated military, regardless of their education level or financial capacity.

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In a letter written to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R – South Shore) and Minority Leader Steven Matteo (R – Mid Island) addressed three major concerns they and their constituents have regarding the overall fairness of property tax assessments on Class One properties throughout the city. This letter is the result of months of extensive research by the council members, which had uncovered gross inequities in the assessment of properties in borough to borough comparisons, which is an effect of the city inaccurately assessing Class One properties for decades by using a formula based on statistical data, instead of an actual in-person assessment by a qualified assessor, as mandated by state law.

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Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New York City Department of Transportation are announcing the commencement of work on the Bridge Street cross-through turn in Richmond Valley.

This project will create a new small street and turning opportunity under the Outerbridge Crossing, just prior to the Arthur Kill Road and North and South Bridge Street intersections, to ease traffic and create efficiencies in anticipation of higher volumes of traffic in the area.

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One of the most striking results of the 2016 presidential race was that the fault lines of American politics seemed to fracture the electorate over geo-demographic lines in addition to, if not to a greater extent than, the predictable racial and economic divides.

Where a person resides has become as much an indicator of their politics as the more traditionally established gauges of ethnicity, income, and education.

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Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) and local business owners are welcoming back Staten Island shoppers to their home community where they can find retail and big box stores, open spaces, recreational activities, and great dining options without paying tolls or navigating jug handles; Staten Island even had its own pumpkin patch this season!

Some of the many upcoming events in our community for children and families include autumnal and Christmas festivals at Mount Loretto in Pleasant Plains, the Grand Illumination and Colonial Christmas at the Conference House in Tottenville, and the annual Annadale Christmas tree lighting.

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