South Bellmore Civic Association Set to Form

(Credit: Allison Frankel)
(Credit: Allison Frankel)
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.

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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.

What do you think of the new civic association forming? Do you plan on joining? Why or why not? Tell us in the comments section below. 

swv January 10, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Sounds like a nice idea and probably much needed, but a little exclusionary for those living in Bellmore proper (not North Bellmore). There are 2 post office towns - Bellmore and North Bellmore - no real such thing as South Bellmore.
thomas stoerger January 10, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Bellmore & North Bellmore share the same post office 11710 N/Bellmore office is a annex. Secondly if you want to be a leader I ask you why did you move here if you are paying more and its "not as nice". While there are items there used to be a civic assoc. of sorts in the center of town?. Good Luck however in your endeavor.
thomas stoerger January 10, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Bellmore and North Bellmore share many of the same services such as Post Office 11710 Main Office in Bellmore and Annex in N.Bellmore. The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmore's. Not to be confrontational but when you looked to move here what prompted you to buy here if its "not as nice"?
Alison Frankel January 11, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Hi, I grew up in Town of Oyster Bay, lived in the city for 10 years and recently bought a house in South Bellmore. We rented here for 3 years prior and I chose to live here because I love my neighborhood, the friends that I've met & we are in 1 of the top school districts. With that being said, there is a lot of disrepair in our 3 sq mile radius area. I only want to improve & repair some things that have gone ignored. I don't want to ruffle any feathers or disrespect a town that I just moved to. Mill Pond has had a broken sign for over 1 year and the fence has been in disrepair for many years. I now have a baby and would love to take her to a beautiful green space. I love everyone's feedback and I love my town, I look forward to spending many years here. Thank you for your comments and please let me know of any other thoughts you have. p.s. There was Central Bellmore Housing Assoc but it closed, it could always start up again so I'm really focusing on the 2 peninsula's and Merrick Road at the moment. I tried to team up with White Face Civic but they only handle the other South Bellmore Peninsula and their neighborhood. I'm a young mom and only want what's best for all our families. For example a neighborhood Watch Program. -Ali
eileen January 11, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Hi Alison, you can alway reach out to Matt or I. We have had much success, it always nice to connect with civic minded people. All the best Eileen
sir farts-a-lot January 12, 2013 at 01:35 PM
Maybe you should recommend a fund raiser for Kennedy PTSA. How about a swimsuit calendar highlighting the real Kennedy Cougars. There must be enough suitable candidates among the parents of students at Kennedy and their teachers.


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