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Open Letter To 'Friends Of Oakland Lake'

Questions concerning proposed projects that appear to be in a delay mode.

Dear Senator Tony Avella, Councilman Dan Halloran, CB 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece , CB 11 District Manager Susan Seinfeld, Bay Terrace Civic Association President Warren Schreiber, "Friends of Oakland Lake" Vince Tabone and Dan Egers:   

For the past couple of BHCA general meetings, I have been asking for updates concerning the finishing touches of the Alley Creek, Oakland Ravine Projects, in particular the paths surrounding Oakland Lake. What's the latest on this? How can we get this project completed? Who or what is holding this back?    

By now, shouldn't we have a good update for the proposed construction of those public near the entrance of Ft. Totten? We had our rally in front of those porta-johns, now what?        

Finally, our entire community would like to know the estimated time for us to be able to use discretionary funds already put aside to repair the iconic structures surrounding Bayside Hills. There was a time we were under the impression that those repairs were going to be sooner rather than later. Now it is beginning to appear that these projects are going to be years away.     

Please look into this now with your respective contacts because it would be great  to have a heads up on these projects, especially with the outdoor season in full bloom.    

Any information you can provide for us, especially for our upcoming meeting with the community would be most appreciated.

Thank you everybody,

Michael Feiner, BHCA President

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Mike Mathis May 01, 2012 at 10:07 PM
I'd love to know what's going on around Oakland Lake as well. The new entrances are great — but once you're past them, all that oily mud renders the park useless.

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