Neponsit Property Owners' Association
Keeping our community beautiful and safe
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Keeping our community beautiful and safe
The Mayor & Governor want to set up tent cities for migrants in our area.
We have heard that Floyd Bennett Field/Fort Tilden/Riis Park are being considered, we need to mobilize and do all we can to fight this. The proposed locations are far from medical services, schools and public transportation. We do not have the infrastructure nor the proper facilities & utilities to support large quantities of migrants and there is no local employment available for them. NYC has had more than its share of migrants thrust upon us, enough is enough.
Please write & Call 311 to leave a message for the Mayor & the Governor
Please write & call our city and state elected officials. The following are their contact info:
Contact Mayor Adams
Go to nyc.gov/311
Then type in mayor and/or call 311
Call Governor Hochul too
Or go online to the governor.ny.gov
Or by Mail:
The Honorable Kathy Hochul
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Stacy Amato: 718-945-9550
Mayor Adams: (212) 788-3000
There will be a meeting of the Belle Harbor Property Owners this evening, May 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club.
It will be of great interest to us as they will discuss the following:
• Gov. Hochul's request for migrant camps at our parks/schools
• Updates to Belle Harbor Security Patrols
• Schedule for beach closures
• Neponsit Home Demolition Update
Please share this with your friends and neighbors. While we are indeed two different organizations, we share the same community and the same concerns.
Our dedicated team of Directors and Executive Officers are all volunteers who are selflessly committed to community service. We're focused on helping our neighbors and insuring proper and effective government services to our community. We're also dedicated to protecting our people and property at all times. In essence, we're a diversified group of neighbors working collaboratively to get things done. Think you would be a good fit to join us and help out? We welcome and encourage everyone to get involved! We're hoping for more active participation from every block in the community. Our goal for the future is to identify at least one "Block Captain" from each block to help keep neighbors properly informed about current events that are affecting our community.
The Neponsit Property Owners' Association was founded more than 100 years ago. Unlike so many other beachside communities, Neponsit was developed as a year-round residential community, comprised of only single family homes. Originally, the property owners' deeds had exclusive rights to use the private beach, along with automatic membership in the NPOA. Although the beach has since become public, the NPOA remains committed to its responsibility to keep our community beautiful, quiet and safe for all 12 months of the year just as it was originally intended. The NPOA has been dutifully fighting hard for over a century to maintain the character and quality of life in our extraordinary neighborhood and we will continue to do so moving forward.
We focus on giving maximum effort for our community while providing full transparency in both our goals and financials. Our fundamental mission is to keep Neponsit beautiful and safe. To that end, our dues-paying members fund the maintenance, planting and irrigation of all public spaces in Neponsit including the Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Beach 147th and Beach 142nd Street Malls and all of the beach entrances. We also take care of Gwirtzman Triangle when the Parks Dept. fails to do so. We've done this year in and year out without any government assistance or funding whatsoever, and with fewer than half of our members contributing dues. The active members of the NPOA have now even begun providing evening security patrols in Neponsit. We cannot insure that all of these services will continue throughout 2023 without a greater commitment and contribution from all of our members. We're totally committed to our mission, but we cannot do it alone.
The NPOA has commenced a critical Dues Drive for 2023 that ends on July 4th. There are currently about 580 homes in Neponsit. While all property owners in Neponsit are automatically members of the NPOA, paying dues is voluntary. Currently, less than half of our members are actively paying their dues. The NPOA Directors are committed to increasing both awareness and participation from our members while being fully transparent with the finances. We strive to educate everyone about the important services currently being provided to all Neponsit residents courtesy of the dues-paying members. Simply put, the NPOA cannot afford to continue keeping Neponsit safe and beautiful without a greater commitment from all members. For 2023, we're asking members for an annual contribution of at least $400. Please join us! We ask that your 2023 dues be paid ASAP to insure a continuation of service through the end of the year. Thanks in advance for your voluntary contribution to the Neponsit Property Owners' Association. As a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, all contributions are fully tax deductible.