Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does!
[Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
I'd like to take the opportunity to share some recent announcements and updates from my office.
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New York City Council Member
Ulrich Calls on Congress to Grant Wounded Vets No-Cost Admission to National Parks
Councilman Eric Ulrich iscalling on Congress to grant veterans with service-related disabilities free admission to National Parks. Ulrich, who served as Chair of the Veterans Committee from 2013 to 2017, introduced Resolution 0116 last week, continuing in his legacy as a fierce advocate for veterans.
"Although it would be impossible to fully repay the debt we owe our veterans for their service, our government should make every effort to commemorate the sacrifices of our brave men and women in uniform," Councilman Ulrich said. "Serving as Chair of the Veterans Committee was an honor and a privilege, but my work is far from over. I vow to continue being an advocate for our nation's heroes."
Ulrich's resolution calls for Congress to pass and the President to sign "S.355 - The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act of 2017," which would grant veterans with service-related disabilities free admission to National Parks. The resolution cites the 900,000 wounded soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a 2015 Congressional Research Service (CRS) study, which found that approximately 327,000 service members suffered from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) between 2000 and 2015.
"The beauty of our National parks, from Yellowstone to Yosemite, from Grand Teton to the Grand Canyon - are unparalleled," Ulrich said. "I am proud to spearhead this measure, which would allow the finest among us to experience these wonders free of charge for life."
Important Reminder from Councilman Ulrich - Deadline to Appeal Property Tax Assessments is March 15
Councilman Eric Ulrich would like to remind you that the deadline to appeal your home property tax assessment is March 15, 2018. If you disagree with the assessed value of your home, you have the right to challenge the assessment with the New York City Tax Commission.
If you disagree with your assessment, you must submit a TC108 form with the Tax Commission. You may view and/or download the TC108 form at this link.
If you need help appealing your assessment, the New York City Department of Finance is hosting a "Property Tax Event" at Queens Borough Hall, located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens, at the following dates and times:
February 15, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
February 20, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Tax Commission can reduce your property's assessment, change its tax class and adjust exemptions. Before filing with the Tax Commission, review your Notice of Property Value (NOPV) and if it has a line called "Effective Market Value," you must prove that your current market value is less than the Effective Market Value to win your Tax Commission appeal.
Success Academy in Far Rockaway is now accepting applications for students grades K-3. You may submit an application online, by mail, or in-person. There is no cost to submit an application or attend. Success Academy Charter Schools are free public schools open to New York State residents.
To apply for the 2018-2019 school year, or to learn more, click this link.
All eligible applications submitted are automatically entered into a lottery, and no further step is needed. The Success Academy lottery will be conducted in early April.
Councilman Ulrich Announces DEP Sewage Treatment Worker Exam Information
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) exam period to become a Sewage Treatment Worker is officially open, and will run through May 1, 2018.
The entry level salary for this position is $334.08 per day. The Sewage Treatment Workers, under general supervision, will operate, maintain, and repair machinery, equipment and structures in wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, intercepting sewers, sludge treatment and disposal facilities and associated equipment facilities; take samples and carry out testing of sewage; and perform related work. Positions are available at DEP locations throughout the five boroughs.
A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent
Three years of full-time satisfactory experience in relevant field*
Class A or B Commercial Driver's License ("CDL") or a valid CDL Learner's Permit
Certificate Requirement - Within first three months of appointment, employees must obtain all of the following Certificates of Fitness: C92, F60, G22, G44, G46, G60, G98, S94
New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is an is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Ulrich Announces School Crossing Guard Job Opportunities with NYPD
Photo Courtesy of the NYPD
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is currently recruiting School Crossing Guards. Join the NYPD as a School Crossing Guard and help keep our children safe. Earn full-time health benefits on a part-time work schedule (20 to 25 hours a week). Promotional opportunities are available. To apply, clickthis link.
The New York City Police Department is an is an Equal Opportunity Employer.