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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 and Borough President James Oddo are pleased to announce the completion of the Page Avenue Sewer Project. This infrastructure upgrade along Amboy Road and Page Avenue, and adjoining side streets have lead to the addition of new water mains and fire hydrants, as well as the introduction of new storm sewers and catch basins designed to improve drainage and help alleviate localized flooding.

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September 16, 2020

Council Member Borelli has passed his legislation (46 – to – 2) to allow restaurants the ability to institute a COVID-19 surcharge up to 10% until 90 days after the reinstatement of full indoor dining.

“We’re trying to give restaurants the option of adding a surcharge to let their customers know they need to raise a little bit more money to make their ends meet,” Borelli said.

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May 27, 2020

Council Member Joe Borelli has sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio to institute Early Retirement Incentives for our oldest and highest paid employees. “Given the current economic climate and impact from COVID-19 on the upcoming budgets, providing an incentive for our employees who are the highest paid and closest to retirement would help lessen job cuts across the board”

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March 30, 2020

Council Member Joe Borelli has sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, calling on them to work with pension boards to ensure that first responders or essential employees of any city agency, state agency, or public authority, who perishes from COVID-19 is presumed to have contracted the virus in the course of their work, and are, as a result, entitled to full contractual line of duty death benefits.

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February 14, 2020

Council Member Joe Borelli to send letter to New York State lawmakers, calling for a referendum to ask voters if bail reform should repealed, amended or allowed to continue as it is.

February 10, 2020

Council Member Borelli plans to vote “No” on the upcoming speed camera legislation, the Reckless Driver Accountability Ace. He is joined by fellow Staten Island elected Steven Matteo, who will also be voting against the bill.

The Reckless Driver Accountability Act aims to create a three-year pilot program, which will required drivers who receive 15 or more speed camera violations, or 5 or more red like camera violations, inside of a 12-month window to complete a safe driver course offered by the DOT.

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January 20, 2020

Council Member Borelli and Borough President James Oddo teamed up to provide the New York City Parks Department with a $4 million dollar investment into the E.M.T. Christopher J. Prescott Playground in Huguenot, Staten Island.

The new playground, which will be ADA-accessible will provide a sensory experience for children utilizing different surface textures and colors and special sensory play equipment to engage even more children than just a standard park.

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December 9, 2019

Council Member Borelli will be introducing a bill to begin a study on the secession of Staten Island. Co-sponsored by Minority Leader, and fellow Staten Island Council Member, Steven Matteo. The bill is also supported by fellow Staten Island electeds such as Borough President James Oddo.

“The legislation is intended to begin the process of studying the impact of secession on Staten Island, the city, and the state.

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