Minutes of the November 14, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Outreach Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Outreach Committee met on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the offices of the Fifth Avenue Committee, at 621 Degraw Street. CAG Attendees: Sabine Aronowsky, Christine Petro, Eric McClure, Jessica Roff Guests: Natalie Loney, Benjamin Solotaire, Terri Thomson Agenda: – 90% design of RTA1 clean up – Can EPA produce fact… Read more »

Minutes of the November 4, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Water Quality/Technical Committee

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Last month Terri put together a meeting on the phone with NYSDEC.  Water Quality FOILed information about some of what was said, re: 20,000 waterbodies and not enough time. Since 2012, when the CAG submitted a resolution requesting reclassification of the Gowanus Canal, there have been eight requests for reclassification submitted to NYSDEC; four of them were… Read more »

Minutes of the October 7, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Water Quality/Technical Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Water Quality/Technical Committee met on Tuesday, October 7, 2019, at Mary Star of the Sea, 41 1st Street. CAG Members present: Diane BuxbaumMarlene DonnellyKatia KellyRichard LawrenceAmy MotznyPeter ReichMaryann YoungSusan Yung Guests (via conference call): Heidi Dubeck (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Section Chief, Remediation)Aaron Fischer (NYSDEC)Ed Hampsten… Read more »

Minutes of the November 5, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the offices of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, at 543 Union Street. CAG Members present: David BriggsLouis KleinmanHildegaard LinkSteve MarcusAndrea ParkerPeter Reich Guests: Terri Thomson (National Grid)Amelia Alman (New School)Liana Nudelman (New School Item 1 Water Quality Committee is preparing… Read more »

Gowanus Green/Public Place Presentation to Community Board 6, Monday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.

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On Monday, December 2, at 6:30 p.m., at PS 32 in Carroll Gardens, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the New York City Department of City Planning will present an update on the future of the Gowanus Green/Public Place site to Brooklyn Community Board 6’s Economic, Waterfront, Community Development and… Read more »

Next Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group General Meeting: Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. (LOCATION CHANGE)

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Please join us for our final General Meeting of 2019, on Tuesday, December 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, #E300, in Gowanus (please note this is a change from our regular meeting place). All of our meetings are open to the public. DRAFT AGENDA (all… Read more »

Minutes of the September 24, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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Gowanus Canal CAG General MeetingTuesday, September 24, 2019Mary Star of the Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street Announcements: Doug Sarno opened the meeting at 6:35.  Minutes from June approved.  Project Updates Christos Tsiamis, EPA Remedial Project Manager for the Gowanus Canal cleanup, presented the EPA updates.  EPA has the “no fishing” signs ready, thanks to… Read more »

Minutes of the October 15, 2019 Meeting of the Gowanus Canal CAG Land Use Committee

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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at the offices of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, at 543 Union Street. CAG Members present: David BriggsKatia KellyAndrea ParkerPeter ReichBrad VogelMaryann Young Guest: Steve Marcus Item 1 Review of 2016-2019 Land Use Committee resolutions. Action For resolutions where it appears… Read more »

NYC Department of Environmental Protection Response to EPA’s Rejection of CSO Retention Tunnel Proposal

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On October 3, 2019, New York City Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Vincent Sapienza responded in writing to US Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez regarding EPA’s rejection of the city’s proposal to build a tunnel to capture combined sewer overflow rather than the tanks proscribed by the EPA. The EPA has ultimate… Read more »