Bell Park Manor- Terrace is a cooperative
development located in north Queens Village. We have 47
acres and house 850 families. Our community has often been compared to the
country in its appearance. Our doors opened in 1951 and many of our residents
are the original settlers.
Please check out our website: www.bellparkmanorterrace.com
for details and pictures.
We have meetings each month, except for
January, February and August, on the second Monday. We meet at 8pm behind
building #7 on 229th Street. The floor is open to all residents.
Please refer to our newsletter for guest speaker information.
Each year we have elections for all
positions. Please give a little of your time to your community by joining the
If you wish to contact any member of the
Council please drop a note in the Council mailbox located in the management
office or mail to: 221-22 Manor Rd Queens Village, NY 11427. We are no longer
going to be publishing our phone numbers, private addresses or email addresses.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Recent Accomplishments or Good Deeds by the Council:
As you are aware, safety is a main concern
for the Council. Recently, DI Michael Bryon, of the 105th PCT issued a Zero
Tolerance Policy for all schools. In order to help him out, photos were taken
and made available for viewing at out last Community Meeting. They are entitled
Stupid Parent Tricks. Both Creedmoor Civic and BPMT Community Council
collaberated to put this together. The objective is to show the offenders just
how dangerous they have behaved. Hopefully, they will stop endangering our
Play group is open to all children between
the ages of infancy and 7 years old. Sorry, we do not at this time offer
programs for older children. There is no membership fee to join. In the warmer
weather, our group is generally outdoors in the playground (behind the
management office). During in climate times, we use the room (formally the Block
Watchers room). We meet each Friday, between 4-6pm. All donations that you have
would be greatly appreciated. We accept crayons, markers, paint and lots of
construction paper. Other supplies that we could use are: buttons, cotton balls,
There are two current petitions that have
been made available at our meetings. One, is regarding cell phone antennae that
have been installed without public knowledge. Many residents, upon hearing the
facts from Mr. John Campos, were disturbed by the dangers of the constant flow
of radiation. The closest antennae are the ones on top of Key Food. Key Food has
filed the proper documentation for these several antennae. The objective for the
petition is to gain public knowledge prior to installation so that we all have
an opportunity to input our opinions.
Second, is regarding the privatization of janitorial services in Region 3 (which
includes School District 26). There is a concern among the parents in our local
school, PS18 that the privatization of these services may pose a health risk and
possible endangerment of our children. The health risk is that no on is
inspecting the hired contractor to see if they are indeed following all health
laws. The employees of these companies, the very people in our schools with our
children, do not have full background checks performed on them. It is unclear
whether one can be legally performed as it is with the Department of Education.
If your opinion counts, please attend the November or December meetings to add
your name to the petitions.
You may not realize it but as a resident,
you are automatically a part of a very active civic. Our monthly meetings are
designed for your best interest and we would love to hear what you are thinking.
Please try to attend. We don't bite!
The Executive Council wants to send a round
of applause out to every one of our residents for your participation in the many
events that do take place throughout the year. We have received many compliments
regarding our organization and our newsletter. It makes us feel as though we are
doing a great job and we appreciate the pats on our backs.
New Email Address:
Here it is and please add it to your address
book: BPMT1951@aol.com. Please keep it clean. Other civics are welcomed to send
your info to us. Note: complaints regarding management and Board should be first
addressed appropriately. You may send copies of your letters to the Council but
please understand that the Council cannot engage in personal situations nor can
we enforce the Proprietary Lease. If your complaint has not resolved itself, you
may chose to add it to our Liaison Report. Be aware that this report gets
published in our newsletter for all to see. All correspondance must contain your
name, address and a phone number. If you fail to comply, you will not get a
High School Students:
Martin Van Buren HS has assured us that the
Physical Education for Living class has been diverted away from our development.
We still many high school student lingering throughout our development,
particularly in our garbage and laundry rooms. If you see this, call 911. They
are trespassing and that is unlawful. The HS has not accepted responsibility for
these students. In a letter addressed to the Council, the Principal claims the
students are from other high schools. However, when I approach the police
officers who detain the students, they claim that the majority of the students
are from Martin Van Buren. Hopefully, more attention will be given to the many
students who are exiting the school and this situation will dissolve.
We started off the year with a great start
for this wonderful program yet we had to collapse it due to lack of dispatchers.
Anyone wishing to continue this program should get in touch with Kathi Taylor
via mailbox or email. Please do not call the phone number listed in the paper.
That is a temporary number and it will not be in service too much longer.