Thursday, April 10, 2014

RIOC Board Of Directors Meeting Today - Roosevelt Island 2014 Public Purpose Funds, Cultural Center Renovation, Steam Tunnels, Cell Phone Antenna License Among Items On Agenda

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):





5:30 P.M.[1]

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes

1. January 23, 2014 Board Meeting (Board Action Required)

IV. Old Business

V. New Business

1. Presentation of the FY 2013-2014 QTR 4 Procurement Report

2. Authorization to Restrict Funds to Satisfy “Other Post Employment Benefits” (OPEB) Obligations (Board Action Required)

3. Authorization of Expenditure of Public Purpose Funds (Board Action Required)

4. Ratification of Insurance Binders for 2014-15 (Board Action Required – Materials to Follow)

5. Authorization to Enter into Contract with Spacious Living Group, LLC d/b/a SLG Construction for Roosevelt Island Cultural Center Renovation Project (Board Action Required)

6. Authorization to Amend the Contract with Nelson & Pope Engineers & Surveyors for the Cultural Center Renovation Project Construction Documents (Board Action Required)

7. Authorization to Enter into Cell Antenna License Agreement with T-Mobile Northeast LLC (Board Action Required)

8. Authorization to Enter into Contract with Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. for Assessment of the Steam Tunnels (Board Action Required)

9. Authorization to Enter into Contract with Admit Computer Services, Inc. d/b/a IMPACT for Public Safety Department Records Management System (Board Action Required)

10. President’s Report

11. Committee Reports

a. Audit Committee

b. Governance Committee

c. Operations Advisory Committee

d. Real Estate Development Advisory Committee

12. Public Safety Report

VI. Adjournment

[1] The RIOC Board Meeting will commence following a public comment period. The public comment period is not part of the meeting.


CheshireKitty said...

No, I was simply asking if all individually-filed motions (such as the 4 that Frank opposed and which were subsequently either voted down, not submitted or removed/tabled) that do not pass at the CC are considered a game, why aren't other motions that are endorsed by committees (such as the BOP) but are not subsequently passed at the CC, not a game?

(Of course, the BOP is only one example of committee-endorsed resolutions/letters/reports that do not subsequently pass at the CC. Most reports/resolutions/letters submitted by committees to the CC for approval that do not pass, are of course not so controversial and therefore memorable.)

You say both actions waste the CC's time. Yet, others would say the motions, in being read and recorded in the Agenda, have a purpose, even if it is on a purely symbolic/protest level.

I'm sure Frank, who sometimes finds himself with little support, would be the first to assert the right of RIRA members, along with CC members to file individual motions/resolutions at RIRA committee meetings, the same way CC members can individually file resolutions for consideration at CC meetings.

You can ask Frank if he felt his resolution, submitted at the PSC for consideration at their 7/15/13 meeting, ever had a chance of passage. Certainly, those that filed the BOP against Frank felt their motion would pass - even if it consisted of unsubstantiated nonsense. Or, maybe those that filed the BOP knew it would never pass, and Frank knew his PSC resolution would never pass, but both filed their motions anyway. Would we say Frank was wasting the PSC's time as much as those that filed the BOP against was wasting the CC's time?

My point is: In each case, those that file motions individually (Frank, Mickey, Janet, Helen) as well as even committee-endorsed motions (such as the BOP) although they know their resolutions may not pass, they are still allowed to file their motions, if only symbolically.

If you think symbolic or protest motions/resolutions are a waste of time or a game, then that is your option. Such symbolic or protest motions, even if they are products of committees, are allowed to be filed, a practice, that was referenced by Escobar on 4/8/14.

YetAnotherRIer said...

I haven't heard about an RFP going out so I assume that the RIOC did not make any effort to look around this time.

KTG said...

Its funny I know that one guy in Manhattan Park has 2 bars in Astoria, wonder if he knew it was open for bid. Also there are few places in nyc that have pop up spaces in parks where they contacted.

I actually like the concept the service and food needed a little help.

PeaceandPlenty said...

Wow, is this for real? This must be a late April Fool's joke. Who on earth would claim to be acting in the best interests of all Roosevelt Islanders when they've already made it clear that only some people are offended? I'm not offended. How is this in my best interests? If you don't like the channel, turn it off. If you don't like the Wire, throw it away. Since it's already being delivered door-to-door and has been for years, this reeks of retalion and punitive action. Who could possibly think people would react positively to this, whether or not they like the Wire?