Monday, April 27, 2009

Next Steps: Please submit questions about the salt pile

At tonight's meeting regarding the salt pile on the piers along Columbia St., it was decided that the next appropriate step in taking action will be to field questions from residents of the community and present them to our elected officials, as well as to the Port Authority (who controls the piers), and American Stevedoring Inc. (the company that operates the piers through a lease with the Port Authority).

This Friday at 4pm, members of the Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association (COWNA) will be meeting with representatives from the offices of David Yassky (confirmed), Bill De Blasio (confirmed), Daniel Squadron (confirmed), and Community Board 6 (confirmed). Also to be invited (not yet confirmed) are representatives from the offices of Nydia Velasquez, Jerrold Nadler, and Joan Millman.

At this meeting they will presenting the questions that they receive from you, the members of this community. Please send any questions you might have to contact { at } where they will be sorted out and compiled for this meeting. All questions should be submitted no later than midday Wednesday.

Please note that the above named parties are very well aware at this point of the adverse effects that people are experiencing (i.e. salt on their cars, salt hitting windows, being hit with salt while walking), and therefore questions regarding who, what, why, when, and how will be more useful.

Stay tuned here and at the COWNA site for updates as this story continues.

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