Allison Frankel says that the residents of South Bellmore need to get together to improve the area they live in.
Frankel has decided to start the South Bellmore Civic Association, which is aimed at tackling local issues.
"Our goal is to help guide our community through the bureaucracies of local government, address the needs of our neighbors and improve the quality of life in South Bellmore," says Frankel on the Civic Association's new website, which can be accessed by clicking here.
Frankel said that she's looking for residents to attent the inaugural meeting of the Civic Association, which will be held on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Bellmore Library. She added that she's spoken to local civic leaders Claudia Borecky and Joe Baker about running a civic, and she said she wants to bring that kind of attention to South Bellmore, an idea she came up with before Hurricane Sandy struck.
According to the Association's website, areas of particular need include Mill Pond (flowers, a new sign and fencing), the Bellmore Train Station (flowers in the planter boxes and a new Bellmore Station sign), Bellmore Village (donated trees and flowers) and JFK High School (updates both inside and out). Frankel added that she wants to explore a neighborhood watch program in South Bellmore as well.
While there's civic representation in North Bellmore, North Merrick and South Merrick, the residents in the southern part of Bellmore haven't had a civic presence recently.
"We really have no voice," Frankel said. "I want to get us back on the map."
For more information on the South Bellmore Civic Association, you call call Frankel at 516-578-9049, email her at Allison.Frankel@yahoo.com or visit the website by clicking here.
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