Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Roosevelt Island Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, April 6 - Public Purpose Funds Expenditures, Alterations in Manhattan Park Bedrooms, Blackwell House Programming & More But Nothing Yet on Main Street Master Leaseholder

 Image Of December 2010 RIOC Board Of Directors Meeting

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp. (RIOC) will be holding it's April 2011 Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday April 6 starting at 5:30 PM. The meeting is being held at the Manhattan Park Community Center instead of the Good Shepherd Community Center.

Prior to the start of the Board meeting there is a period of time for members of the community to comment and ask questions of the Board Members. According to RIOC:
A 30-45 minute public comment period wherein those who sought to address the Board would have pre-registered, with time for any speaker limited to two (2) minutes. Pre-registration would be accomplished by addressing RIOC at its web site or in person at RIOC's office prior to the day of the meeting. Public comment should be for the purpose of receiving comment, not to engage in debate or colloquy with board members. The Chair would control the time and limit for each speaker.

By scheduling the public comment period as above, the town hall style session following alternate Board meetings should be obviated. The RIRA meetings now held the evenings before each Board could function as the equivalent of a town hall meeting, with Board members attending as they wish, but with the expectation that a senior RIOC staff person would also attend to answer questions on Agenda items.
Note that RIOC requires a member of the public to sign up at least a day before the meeting in order to be recognized to speak during the public comment period.  So, if you have any questions or statements regarding anything concerning Roosevelt Island - the Red Bus, Main Street, Public Purpose Funds, Coler Goldwater Plans, Tram Operations, Parks, Dog Poop, anything at all - make sure to sign up here.

Below is the April 6, 2010 RIOC Board of Directors Agenda:
APRIL 6, 2011
5:30 P.M.1

  I. Call to Order
  II. Roll Call
  III. Approval of Minutes
           1. January 19, 2011 Board Meeting (Board Action Required)
  IV. Old Business
  V. New Business
           1. President's Report
           2. Authorization of Expenditure of Public Purpose Funds for 2011-12 (Board Action Required - Materials to Follow)
           3. Authorization to Enter into Insurance Binders for 2011-12 (Board Action Required)
           4. Authorization to Enter into a License Agreement with the Roosevelt Island Historical Society for Use and
               Public Programming of the Blackwell House (Board Action Required - Materials to Follow)
           5. Authorization to Enter into a Contract for Island-wide Landscape and Maintenance Professional Services
               (Board Action Required - Materials to Follow)
           6. Authorization to Enter into Amendment of Contract with A1 Works-in-Progress Associates, LLC for Owner's
               Representative Services in Connection with the FDR Four Freedoms Park Project (Board Action Required)
           7. Authorization to Enter into Amendment of Contract with Elite Imaging LLC for Document Scanning Services
               (Board Action Required)
           8. Authorization to Consent to Manhattan Park's Major Sublease and to Approve Plans and Change in the
               Bedroom Mix  (Board Action Required)
           9. Committee Reports
                a.  Audit Committee
                b.  Governance Committee
                c.  Operations Advisory Committee
                d.  Real Estate Development Advisory Committee
          10. Public Safety Report
  VI. Adjournment

1 The RIOC Board Meeting will commence following a public comment period, which is not a part of the RIOC Board Meeting.
The subject of the Main Street Master Leaseholder was addressed at yesterday's RIOC Real Estate Committee meeting in executive session without the public being allowed to attend. As of the time that this is posted no word yet on whether the Master Leaseholder will be added to tomorrow's RIOC Board Meeting Agenda.

Yesterday, I asked RIOC President Leslie Torres for some information regarding Manhattan Park's plan to change the bedroom mix in their buildings. Have not received any response back yet.

UPDATE 3:40 PM - RIOC Director Jonathan Kalkin has more on the status of the Main Street Retail Master Leaseholder.


Anonymous said...

"Authorization to Consent to Manhattan Park's Major Sublease and to Approve Plans and Change in the Bedroom Mix (Board Action Required)"

Does anybody know what this is all about?


Manhattan Marymount College wants to lease 26 additional apartments for student housing at Manhattan Park. That's what the change in bedroom mix Agenda item was about. RIOC approved it at yesterday's meeting.

Anonymous said...

Oh, great. More students. 3 or 4 kids squeezed into 2BR apartments. Lovely. Can't wait for the warmer weather when the students come out to the roof decks and party in front of our windows.

Ava said...

Those pesky kids are always breaking the washing machines and dryers. (But what do I know - I haven't done laundry in 2 years).

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