Some past agendas
Agenda March 31, 2016
JOIN US TO TASTE & CELEBRATE
THE NEW RESTAURANTS OF ST. GEORGE
St. George Greenmarket Manager Nan Smith will update us on the farmers market after its first year-round operation.
Agenda January 14, 2016:
How are recent changes and developments in our community affecting our historic communities?
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 June 4, 2015:
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.