Some past agendas
for SGCA general meetings

 

Agenda March 31, 2016

JOIN US TO TASTE & CELEBRATE
A FRESH SPRING!

THE NEW RESTAURANTS OF ST. GEORGE
And there will be vegetable and herb seedlings and fertilizer 
to grow a bit of your own fresh foods.

St. George Greenmarket  Manager Nan Smith will update us on the farmers market after its first year-round operation. 

Reports from
Land Use Committee, with updates on proposed City Planning ideas 
for local rezoning and traffic/parking problems 

 

Agenda January 14, 2016:
PRESERVATION & PROGRESS

How are recent changes and developments in our community affecting our historic communities?

Discussion included

Curtis High School expansion: destruction of the historic stone wall

Affordable housing development at 93 Monroe Avenue, between Monroe & Montgomery

Lighthouse Point: damaging the historic brick wall

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Agenda October 8, 2015:
REBUILDING CROMWELL COMMUNITY CENTER, updates on Wheel plan


The Let's Rebuild Cromwell Community Coalition collected 500+ names of community people in favor of rebuilding Cromwell on the St. George waterfront.  They have proposed a specific location, design, and ideas for funding, to urge elected and government officials to take action.

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Agenda June 4, 2015:
Is the proposed Curtis high school expansion plan good for the education of our students?

SAVE OUR HISTORIC STONE WALLS!


The resolution below was passed at our general meeting.
Please click here to sign the online petition embodying these ideas.

WHEREAS Curtis High School is, by many times over, the most overcrowded high school in Staten Island; and

WHEREAS other high schools in the borough, including New Dorp High, Petrides High and McKee High are currently occupied at less than 100% capacity; and

WHEREAS an additional high school and middle school are desperately needed by residents of Staten Island's north shore, particularly with new developments soon to add hundreds of residential units; and

WHEREAS by the City's own estimates, the expanded school will still result in a Curtis High School that is vastly more overcrowded than any HIGH school in Staten Island, with a population of approximately 140% of capacity; and

WHEREAS the neighborhood in the vicinity of Curtis High School is heavily burdened by the traffic, parking, littering, and security problems attendant to the presence of a high school; and

WHEREAS the currently proposed addition to Curtis High School would add a net total of only seven classrooms, which is insufficient to meet the educational needs of our community for the present and the near future; and

WHEREAS architects say that to provide bleachers for the proposed gymnasium, which comprises half of the proposed addition, the landmarked 150-year-old stone wall which is the neighborhood's signature feature and the backdrop of its historic district, would be demolished;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the St. George Civic Association calls for the funding and construction of a new high school on Staten Island's north shore and opposes the proposed expansion of Curtis.

SAVE OUR
HISTORIC STONE WALLS!

Sign online petition protesting Curtis High School proposed construction plan.

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