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City Council Agenda for Dec. 18

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The following is the calendar for the regular meeting of the Long Beach City Council for Dec. 18, 2012. For more details on the meeting's agenda, visit the City of Long Beach’s wesbite.

  
PUBLIC HEARING: Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of
the City of Long Beach Re: Appendix A – Zoning to Help in the  
Rebuilding of Houses Throughout the City

PUBLIC HEARING: Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking
Requirements Re: Premises 156-158 East Park Avenue, (second floor),
Long Beach, New York.
     Re: Retail Optical Store

PUBLIC HEARING: Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking
Requirements Re: Premises 250 East Park Avenue, (street floor), Long
Beach, New York.  
    Re: Jewelry Store

1. Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Long Beach
Re: Appendix A – Zoning to Help in the Rebuilding of Houses
Throughout the City.

Legislative Memo: This amendment to the code will allow residents to
raise the height limit of new residential structures in order to comply with
FEMA and New York State Building requirements without the need to get
a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals.

2. Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking Requirements Re:
Premises 156-158 East Park Avenue, (second floor), Long Beach, New
York.
    Re: Retail Optical Store
 
3. Resolution Granting Waiver of Off-Street Parking Requirements Re:
Premises 250 East Park Avenue, (street floor), Long Beach, New York.
    Re:  Jewelry  Store

4. Resolution to Schedule the First Regular Council Meeting of January for
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 and the Second Regular Council Meeting for
Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ecember 18, 2012      

5. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract for the
Removal and Disposal of the City’s Boardwalk with the Lowest
Responsible Bidder.

Legislative Memo: This is the first step in the reconstruction of the
boardwalk as a result of damage sustained by Superstorm Sandy.  The
boardwalk decking structure must be removed. As per bid specifications,
all benches, railings and light fixtures will be removed and stored by the
City for safekeeping. Funding is being requested through public assistance
grant monies from FEMA.

6. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract for the
Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting of Eight Municipal Buildings with
the Lowest Responsible Bidder.

Legislative Memo: As a result of Superstorm Sandy, there was standing
water in eight municipal buildings and because of the uncertainty of what
was in that water and the damage it caused, cleaning, sanitizing and
disinfecting is required. Funding is being requested through public
assistance grant monies from FEMA.

7. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract to
Conduct Air Monitoring and Sampling at Eight Municipal Buildings with
the Lowest Responsible Proposer.

Legislative Memo: As a result of Superstorm Sandy, there was standing
water in eight municipal buildings and because of the uncertainty of what
was in that water and the damage it caused, cleaning, sanitizing and
disinfecting is required as well as testing of the air quality as a
precautionary measure. Funding is being requested through public
assistance grant monies from FEMA.

8. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase Various Vehicles
from New York State Contract.

Legislative Memo: As a result of Superstorm Sandy, seventeen City
owned vehicles were destroyed and thirteen need to be replaced at this
time, included are heavy duty vehicles with plows in anticipation of the
upcoming winter season as well as energy efficient hybrid sedans. Funding
is being requested through public assistance grant monies from FEMA.

9. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase Vehicles for the
City’s Fire Department under Nassau BOCES Contract.

Legislative Memo: As a result of Superstorm Sandy, City owned
emergency response vehicles were destroyed and need to be replaced.
Five vehicles were destroyed and we are replacing only four. Insurance
monies will cover at least 50% of the cost and additional funding is being
requested through public assistance grant monies from FEMA.

10. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract to
Furnish and Install a Back-Up Generator at the Roosevelt Blvd. Lift
Station with the Lowest Responsible Bidder.

Legislative Memo: During the Storm, the Lift Station took on significant
flooding and the Back-Up Generator was submerged and failed and needs
to be replaced. Funding is being requested through public assistance grant
monies from FEMA.

11. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract for the
Rental of 20 Yard and 30 Yard Roll-Off Containers and Disposal of
Contents from the Lowest Responsible Bidder.

Legislative Memo: This is a standard contract that the City has always
had in place to remove our daily work debris, such as asphalt, concrete,
and vegetative debris.
Tony in Long Beach December 22, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Eddie also makes an interesting comment about mitigation, perhaps he is from a different Long Beach where the residents have bags of money but on my block we are mostly blue collared shmoes working paycheck to paycheck. Those of us that had flood insurance were quickly shown the gate by FEMA, then swiftly handed off to SBA for loans few could afford left with the task of rebuilding from the proceeds of flood policy's that leave a substantial gap between construction costs and insurance reimbursement.
Beachguy December 22, 2012 at 06:18 AM
I was told by the SBA inspector that losses uncovered by insurance would be eligible for loans at 1.68% . If a person has no assets and a bad credit rating then they won't get a loan but will be eligible for a "grant" from FEMA. If this is true, and I dont know if it is, then if you either bought Insurance and accumulated assets or are in Tonys situation where youre working Just to make ends meet, then it sees that the best thing is to be a spendthrift without anything and you'll be handed taxpayers money. So consider going on welfare and they will give you all you need.
Beachguy December 22, 2012 at 06:28 AM
Tony-- you're right. Can someone explain why none of the recommendations of the private engineering company made in 2009 were implemented? NONE. That's where the blame lies. I'm not saying it would have prevented the devastation but it very well may have substantially mitigated things. take a look at Bradley Beach, NJ where enlightened city leaders took appropriate measures and the area was virtually untouched. But TILB secretly ruled by a cabal of Surfriders influenced by That archfiend, Snoopy.
water guy December 22, 2012 at 07:23 AM
So how long will it take to come up with some plan to protect us? seems nothing has been done to protect us in the event of a winter storm, so what if the sand on mount sandy is a little dirty,I was under the impression that the city had brought some new sand sifting equipment, sure it had all types of crap in it, clean it and put it back where it belongs, I was under the impression that sand is a natural filter, if this was years ago it would be right back on the beach.Is SF also to be blamed for keeping it there? As a NON EXPERT just some stupid citizen of this city for 60 years I would have thought that the good would out weight the bad, put it back where it belongs, on the beach and sift all the garbage out, then again I am just some dumb ass that thinks out side of the box.EPA, SF and the rest of the experts, how can we be protected. But on the bright side when it snows we all can ski and sled on the new mount sandy.kidding of course. We need help and fast.
water guy December 22, 2012 at 07:30 AM
And like most of us I only want the best for us, I put my thoughts here and do get the pros and cons but when it comes down to our city I only want the best, to protect our families, our home and our community. Thats it plain and simple, no name calling, no BS just whats best for all of us, we all might have difference of opinions but the reality is we all care thats why we are here, to voice our opinion to be able to vent, to be able to express how we feel, deep down we all love it here thats why we live here.

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