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Many state and local agencies know GWAPP as a community organization but unfortunately for several years now they have not been.
GWAPP has not been meeting with the member organizations.
GWAPP has not been communicating with their member organizations.
GWAPP has not been voting on new board members annually.
GWAPP has not been meeting according to their bylaws.
GWAPP did not make public a solicitation of new members of the new proposed board; there are no plans to announce it at the March 5 meeting. It’s not on the agenda.
GWAPP did not inform its email list of the meeting (it is only known to the public because of concerned community members) which, according to its bylaws, is open to the public.
GWAPP proposes no room on March 5 for any public discussion. (See the letter)
Why the concern about the change? How does this affect the community? Among other reasons, this is a concern because GWAPP and NBBC are due to receive public funds, but will, as of March 5, be a non member organization. When the Attorney General’s office first allocated these funds, GWAPP was a member organization, not a corporation with no member organizations.
On October 25, 2011, the DEC and CPF submitted a letter approving the funds of the EBP for build-out of the boathouse, promising up to $7 million for the project. Runner-up projects would receive any leftover funding that was not used in the creation of the boathouse, however those projecst cannot receive funding until the principal project, the boathouse, is completed.
GWAPP IS THE APPLICANT FOR THE BOATHOUSE (NBBC). The North Brooklyn Boat Club, through GWAPP, was allocated $3 million to build the boathouse at GMDC building at 1155-1205 Manhattan Avenue, not at its current location of 51 Ash Street. GWAPP was allocated these funds as a community organization, not a private one.
As a community, we want you to have some facts, and ask GWAPP questions if you have them. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also asking you to show up on March 5, even if it is just to show the board members that we know what is going on and that we care. The meeting will be held at Warsaw at 261 Driggs Avenue, at the corner of Driggs and Eckford, on March 5 at 7:00 pm.
GREENPOINT WILLIAMSBURG WATCHDOGS
Below are just a few links to catch you up to date. Note: within the blogs are several links to earlier articles written at the time events were happening, it is suggested to read through these as well. This will give you a nice time frame diagram as to how all of this evolved.