USA-PA who supplies Perth Amboy water says that the water that they supplied us was found to have contaminants and they have violated drinking water standards. In a letter dated 2/21/19 mailed to Perth Amboy “customers,” USA-PA notified us about the problem. They said that testing results from 1/7/19 showed that they exceed the maximum contaminant level for TTHM. They say this is not an emergency, but also say that drinking this level of contamination over time increases risk to problems with liver, kidneys, central nervous system and may increase risk of cancer. They also say that women who are pregnant, infants, the elderly or anyone with a compromised immune system may be at increased risk from drinking the water and should talk to a doctor about drinking the water. Continue reading USA-PA Violates Drinking Water Standards
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Bayview Park Bandstand Lights
The Waterfront Neighborhood Association adopted Bayview Park through Perth Amboy’s adopt a park program. We donated lights to light up the bandstand in Bayview Park and with the help of the amazing Perth Amboy Department of Public Works, we were able to add some holiday spirit to this beautiful park. Thank you so much to Geri Barcheski and Dan Cleaver and the members of Public Works for making this happen!
Front St rezoning proposal special meeting at City Hall
More than 100 residents attended a special Perth Amboy Council Meeting on January 29th to voice concerns about rezoning proposals in Perth Amboy. Specifically, Waterfront Neighborhood Association members attended the meeting to voice their concerns about why the proposed rezoning removed legal requirements of parking spaces for proposed new businesses on Front St. Questions about the impact of the increased use of the waterfront through the commercialization of Front St were raised, and if any studies were done to measure if the capacity for growth was there, such as a parking study. Ideas like resident parking were proposed, as Continue reading Front St rezoning proposal special meeting at City Hall
Building relationships with City Departments
As a new group we continue to reach out to the City and have been successful in establishing relationships with City Departments. Recently we worked with the Department of Public Works Director Frank Hoffman and Daniel Cleaver who were very receptive to ideas of relocating the Port a Potties from the entrance of Bayview Park to be less of an eye sore as it was an important issue to many residents. The Port a potties were moved to a more discreet location. It was a great experience in communication and responsiveness.