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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Last Roosevelt Island Residents Association Common Council Meeting Of Current Term Tonight - Are You Interested In Serving Community By Running For RIRA Common Council Member For Next Term Starting In November?

Image Of March 2014 RIRA Meeting

The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council will be meeting this evening at 8:00 PM in the Good Shepherd Community Center (543 Main Street).

As always, prior to the start of each monthly meeting there is a public session in which residents can come and address the Common Council Delegates on any issue of concern.

All residents are encouraged to attend RIRA meetings.

Tonight's Common Council meeting will be the last of this term. A new RIRA Common Council will be elected and seated for the November 2014 meeting.

RIRA President Jeff Escobar invites residents to attend the Common Council meeting and to consider running for the next RIRA Term:
... nominations for a position on the RIRA Common Council and/or as an Executive Officer will open on Wednesday, October 1, and close on October 24 at 9 p.m. Nomination forms can be obtained by email from Nominations Committee Chair Aaron Hamburger (, or in hard copy at either our Public Library or at Public Safety (where there will also be a lock box to drop off your completed forms). As we have been saying in this column, running for an office to represent either your building or RIRA itself is the ultimate form of community service. If you are interested in running and/or have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Aaron at or 212-758-2623. And come to our October 1 Common Council meeting at 8:00 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Center to see the body in action.
Here's RIRA Common Council Candidate Nomination Election Flyer.

Perhaps you can help stop RIRA's dysfunction and make a positive impact on the Roosevelt Island community. Consider running for RIRA Common Council.

UPDATE 5:50 PM - Here's the Agenda for tonight's RIRA Meeting:
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Time & Place: 8:00 pm, Church of Good Shepard

1. Public Session

2. Roll Call of Common Council Members

3. Adoption of Agenda

4. Adoption of the Minutes
a. Adoption of September 2014 Council Meeting Minutes
b. Adoption of February 2014 Council Meeting Minutes
c. Adoption of January 2014 Council Meeting Minutes

5. President’s Report

6. Treasurer’s Report

7. Island Services Committee Report

8. Nomination Committee Report
a. Motion to Expense Up to $300 for Nomination Materials

9. Old Business
a. Government Relations Committee Report (as laid over from September 2014 Common Council Meeting)
b. Resolution for Joint RIRA Letter by RIRA President, Housing Committee Chair, Planning Committee Chair and Island Services Committee Chair to Hudson Related Request a Town Hall Meeting (as withdrawn from September 2014 Common Council Meeting and resubmitted for consideration)

10. New Business
a. Committee Reports and Resolutions Submitted after deadline of 5PM the Friday preceding present Common Council Session

i. Communications Committee Report

1. Resolution to (y) Re-institute Email
Communications by Groups and (z) Permit Common Council Member Distribution of Informative and Promotion Communications

ii. Elections Committee Report
1. Motion to Seek Resolution of Method of Voting and Expenditure of Funds for RIRA 2014-2016 Term of Elections
b. Resolution to Seek Alternate Storage Space for Non-Archival Corporation Records and Materials