The FMTA blog is back from its winter hibernation with a roundup of late December and early January news.
What do steam, natural gas, and raccoons have in common? All three are recent issues in our community that the Queens Fresh Meadows management provided inadequate notification to tenants. The steam, as in steam arising from a sidewalk, was a long-term issue on 67th Ave last fall and seemingly fixed by management after an over 2 months delay. Stream problems arose again this winter with no notification given to tenants in nearby buildings.
At the end of 2015, some residents on 186th Lane discovered no natural gas in their kitchens and waited five days to hear anything back from management. Perhaps related to this, no parking signs were posted on street signs and the sides of buildings in one segment of 186th Lane in December stating that there was to be no parking on December 21 through 23. These signs offered no explanation and included no identification information, leading some tenants to believe the signs were a hoax. (An excavation was required to replace a pipe that ran under 186th Lane.)
No hoax was the sign (partially shown at right) posted on a garbage corral near the Oak Grove. The sign reported the death of many raccoons, presumably from canine distemper. As with the no parking signs, there was no identification given and a preference for using all capital letters.
The FMTA respectfully asks that the Queen s Fresh Meadows management do a better job informing tenants about problems in the community. The FMTA suggests that posted notices should always identify management as the source of the notice and that notices be distributed to an area wider than the immediately affected area. The FMTA also invites QFM management to use social media to inform its tenants of important news and offers this blog as a place to post notices, too.