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RNA General Membership Meeting:
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Location:
Harbor View Health Care Center
178 Ogden Avenue
1st Floor Cafeteria
 
Agenda:

-Proposed project at 299 New York Avenue

-Riverview Park Renovation Update

-RNA Committee Updates

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Membership dues and donations help sustain the RNA. Annual dues are $10. Please join on our website, at an RNA meeting, or make checks payable to Riverview Neighborhood Association and mail to:
RNA
PO Box 7176 
Jersey City, NJ 07307

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June 2019
RNA Bylaw Amendments
City Council Items
Vault Allure 2019
Ogden's End Community Garden
JC Plastic Bag Ban
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
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Greetings!
 
 
Please join us tonight, June 11th at 7:30PM for our monthly meeting at the Harborview Health Center, 178 Ogden Ave at Franklin St - 1st Floor Cafeteria. There will be a representative from the JC Police Department on hand to listen to any concerns. 

We will hear from AB Cruz about a proposed project at 299 New York Avenue (three stories, four units, two parking spaces, and landscaping) and from Kern Weissman for an update on the Riverview Park renovation. Representatives from RNA committees will also provide updates with community advocacy and upcoming events. 

IMPORTANT: WE WILL BE DISCUSSING PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE RNA BYLAWS (see proposed changes below)

MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE UP FOR RENEWAL!
(dues are annual based on the calendar year)

If you have done so already, please renew your $10 RNA membership for 2019 or join as a new member HERE. Members in good standing have voting rights but anyone can serve on a committee Link to the official boundaries.

You must pay your dues before or at the meeting to participate in any membership votes. 


RNA Board of Directors Proposes Amendments to Bylaws

RNA Board of Directors is proposing a change in the bylaws to delineate what should happen if an officer or director moves outside the RNA boundaries during the course of his or her term, but still lives in the Heights.  To promote continuity and allow for the recruitment of dedicated replacements, the Board is proposing permitting directors and officers to finish their one-year term, if the board approves and if the director or officer still lives in the 07307 area code.  We will take a formal vote on this amendment during the July 2019 general membership meeting on July 9th.  

The changes are underlined and highlighted below:

Article III Members

Section 4. Termination and Suspension.

If a Member moves out of the geographical area, or sells his or her property or business, membership in the organization is terminated, except for a Director and/or Officer who may complete their term of service provided that: (i) they continue to reside within the boundaries of Jersey City Heights (07307 zip code) and (ii) a majority of the remaining Board approves. A Member may be suspended or expelled for cause by a majority vote of the Board only after receiving due notice of a hearing before the Board and an opportunity for the Member to be heard by the Board. "Cause" for suspension or expulsion includes, but is not limited to, a Member's breach of these bylaws or failure to abide by any Code of Conduct implemented by the Board pursuant to Article IV, Section 8 herein. A Member whose suspension or expulsion arises from failure to meet eligibility requirements of membership in RNA, such as by failure to pay the annual membership fee, shall be given a reasonable opportunity to cure the defect.

Article V Board of Directors

Section 2. Qualifications, Number, and Election.
At the time of election, Directors shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age and shall reside within the geographic area of RNA.

Section 16. Relocation within the Boundaries of Jersey City Heights
In the event a Director moves out of the geographic boundaries of RNA during the course of their term, the Director's membership in RNA may continue and they may complete their term of service, provided that: (i) they continue to reside within the boundaries of Jersey City Heights (07307 zip code) and (ii) a majority of the remaining Board approves.


Article VI Officers

Section 6. Relocation within the Boundaries of Jersey City Heights
In the event an Officer moves out of the geographic boundaries of RNA during the course of their term, the Officer's membership in RNA may continue and they may complete their term of service, provided that: (i) they continue to reside within the boundaries of Jersey City Heights (07307 zip code) and (ii) a majority of the remaining Board approves.

City Council debates ordinances for affordable housing and AirBnB regulation

Presently before City Council are ordinances recommending the regulation of AirBnB short-term rentals in Jersey City and for the requirement of affordable housing set asides for new development projects requiring variances. For more information about the current status of these ordinances, read the following links: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, and Link 4.  If you have a viewpoint as to the matter, you should contact your city council representatives (e.g. Michael Yun, Richard Boggiano, or any of the at-large representatives) or Mayor Steve Fulop's office.
 
Opening Night of Vault Allure was a big success

RNA, in conjunction with the Statuary, Margo and Walter Parks, and Nokia Bell Labs, have brought back the Vault Allure series to Historic Holland Street. This festival incorporates art, music, dance, technology, poetry, and video to provide a vivid cultural experience to all attendees at no cost. Thank you to Nokia Bell Labs and the City of Jersey City for helping make this festival possible. Also, thank you to Kern Weissman for coordinating RNA's involvement in and planning of Vault Allure. 

Mark your calendars for the next two experiences on July 13th and August 10th. If you would like to volunteer, please let us know at riverviewneighborhood@gmail.com



 
Ogden's End Community Garden is Open for the 2019 Planting Season

Ogden's End Community Garden is open to the public seven days a week.  If you would like to get involved with your neighbors, RNA is hosting volunteer hours on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. The Garden is located at the south end of Ogden Ave below Cuneo Pl. All are welcome! 

 

Information about Jersey City's Upcoming Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban
 


Upcoming and Ongoing Events - Heights Activities Calendar


RNA Monthly Meeting- June 11th at 7:00 pm at Alaris Health at Harborview, 178 Ogden

Backroom Broadsides Spoken Word/Poetry Series:
First Tuesday of each month from 8pm to 10pm, the next event is July 2nd at Fox and Crow - Open mic (5 min limit per reader)

Check our "Weekend Update" emails, sent every Friday morning, for all the events in the Heights and the offerings from our Weekend Update business sponsors. 

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Brian Rans
Riverview Neighborhood Association
Riverview Neighborhood Association, PO Box 7176, Jersey City, NJ 07307
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