Friday, October 23, 2015

RIOC President Charlene Indelicato Says Roosevelt Island Construction Permits At Record High, RIOC Seeks To Minimize Residents Inconvenience And Prods Utilities To Get Permits

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Charlene Indelicato reported to the October 22 RIOC Board of Directors meeting on current construction projects

 Image of Main Street Con Ed Riser Construction Work Taking Place Past Summer

 taking place on Roosevelt Island including:
  • Local Law 11 building facade work scaffolding on Main Street,
  • Cornell Tech,
  • Con Ed High Pressure Gas Line and Risers,
  • Emergency and regular maintenance work on Transformers and 
  • Verizon High Speed Internet Connection To Sportspark
Ms. Indelicato said:
...  I feel like an Air Traffic Controller because we have so many things going on and all of it has to be coordinated.

I know that it impacts the residents. I am very, very concerned, as is the rest of RIOC staff, that the various construction, which has to be done, is done in a manner that is least intrusive. That takes alot of work.

Permits were not required when I first got here.... since change is very hard, we are still in the process of sometimes discussing with various utilities, sometimes prodding various utilities, sometimes threatening various utilities into getting permits that in the rest of the world is as of course.

... We take complaints about the trucks and flag people and we appreciate people telling us what the issues are so we can address them.... PSD has gone above and beyond in the escorting and traffic control to make sure that it is as least intrusive as possible...
Here's RIOC President Charlene Indelicato's October 22 Board of Directors report .