Photo Courtesy of Councilman Ulrich’s Office
Ulrich has secured more than $85,000 for additional trash pick-up locations and mechanical broom sweeping services.
By Michael V. Cusenza
City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) this week announced that he has secured more than $85,000 for the expansion of sanitation services in the 32nd Council District.
Joined on Tuesday morning at Cross Bay Boulevard and 156th Avenue by City Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, Community Board 10 Chairwoman Betty Braton, CB 10 District Manager Karyn Petersen, Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic President Joann Ariola, and other local leaders, Ulrich unveiled the initiative, which includes additional trash pick-up locations, as well as mechanical broom sweeping services along Cross Bay Boulevard between Liberty Avenue and 165th Avenue.
“Cross Bay Boulevard is a very busy commercial strip in this community. There are thousands of people that shop here and work here on a daily basis. It is a great challenge for Sanitation and local business owners to keep it clean,” Ulrich said. “Ensuring the cleanliness of the district is a top priority. I would like to thank Commissioner Garcia, and all those at the Department of Sanitation, that have made this expansion possible.”
According to Ulrich, the added mechanical broom service, which accounts for $26,000 of the more than $85,000 allocated for the sanitation expansion, is scheduled for every Tuesday, midnight – 8 a.m., so that it does not affect parking along the main Howard Beach thoroughfare.
And the remaining $60,000 of the initiative will expand trash pick-up services in problematic areas throughout the district, Ulrich said, including Beach Channel Drive, 116th Street, Cross Bay Boulevard, 102nd Street, Coleman Square, Liberty Avenue, 160th Avenue, 165th Avenue, East 20th Street, 159th Road, 157th Avenue, 102nd Street and West 12th Street, among others.
“We are thrilled to be able to partner with the Council member to make sure that we are defining our services based on what the community really needs,” Garcia added. “The additional baskets that [the Councilman] has funded, as well as the mechanical broom service, will help take this community to a new level.”