In a letter to the editor, various members of the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse are expressing their dissatisfaction with the city council for voting on the Union Dry Dock lease before it was public available.
First of all, we want to express our heartfelt appreciation for your unwavering support in completing the acquisition of the Union Dry Dock property.
Nevertheless, we are disappointed that the public was not given a copy of the Union Dry Dock lease.
The lease was not made readily available until after the minutes of the City Hall meeting were posted the following day. Council members voted on a lease that they may have only glanced over.
In the spirit of transparency we hope that in the future, stakeholders will have a seat at the table and that the administration, council members, and the public can have a mutually informed discussion about the issue at hand.
Although our volunteers are not satisfied with the current lease agreement for Union Dry Dock and our lack of involvement, we understand that part of the governing process is compromising.
We truly hope that the compromises made will allow us to continue to run our programs in a safe manner.
Director Gonzalez, your leadership and guidance have been instrumental, and we appreciate your follow through with our request by adding Section 2.5 (a)(b)(c)(d).
We strongly urge the administration/city authorities to be vigilant and proactive in enforcing the safety and environmental provisions of the lease.
We are grateful for your commitment to the Hoboken community and your continued support of the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse programs.
The community at Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse:
Alvaro Rey Garrido, Volunteer
Adrian Concepcion, Volunteer
Allison Wolf, Volunteer
Amy Lam, Volunteer
Andreas Buhelman, Volunteer
Andrew L Carlson, Volunteer
Benedicte Catelin, Volunteer
Boris Catelin, Volunteer
Carlos Hernandez De Pena, Ke Aloha Outrigger Coach, Volunteer
Carol Sun, Volunteer
Carter Craft, HCCB Board Member
Chanel Wright, Volunteer
Christopher Chan, HCCB Guide, Volunteer
Claire Kerker, Volunteer
Diane Eckerle, Ke Aloha Outrigger Coach, Volunteer
Elaine Ann Blum, Volunteer
Edward Acker, Ke Aloha Outrigger Coach, Volunteer
Elizabeth Hernandez, Volunteer
Erica Nickerson, Volunteer
Evgeniy Savov, Volunteer
Gerry Sova, HCCB Board Member
Halden Bailey, Volunteer
Frank Traineau, Volunteer
Jannar Aarse, Volunteer
Jenna Lanzaro, Volunteer
Jennifer S Cox, Ke Aloha Outrigger Coach, East Coast Outrigger Racing Association President, Volunteer
Jeremy Roche,HCCB SUP Instructor, Volunteer
Jessica Pratt, Volunteer
Jiyun Shin, Volunteer
Jose Mediavilla, Volunteer
John Farrell, Volunteer
JohnAnthony DiMaria, Volunteer
Jozef Mravik, Volunteer
Julianne Darwin, Volunteer
Katelyn Chen, Volunteer
Keith S Tsang, HCCB Board Member, Executive Director at Ke Aloha Outrigger, Volunteer
Ken Dominguez, Volunteer
Kristin Svorinic, Volunteer
Lisa Michurski, Volunteer
Madeline Karp, HCCB Guide, Volunteer
Marie Ester Rollie Vitarelli, Volunteer
Martha Levin, Volunteer
Michelle McMillian, Volunteer
Monique Baumont, Volunteer
Natasha Quiroga, Volunteer
Naomi Morton, HCCB Guide, Ke Aloha Outrigger Coach, Volunteer
Nicole Teitler, Volunteer
Oscar Hernandez, HCCB Board Member, Volunteer
Paul Bayliss, Volunteer
Riaz Shaikh, American Canoe Association New Atlantic Division Director At Large
Head Kayak Instructor at Resilience Paddle Sports, Volunteer
Rosella Venafro, Volunteer
Ryan T Connolly, Volunteer
Sean Pfarr, Volunteer
Sean A Wright, HCCB SUP Instructor, Volunteer
Shiyan Zhang, Volunteer
Stephanie Hildebrand, Volunteer
Thomas Hildebrand, Volunteer
Wendy Lau, Volunteer
Yoon-jee Kim, Volunteer
Yvonne Enigk, Volunteer
Zin Narin Nas, Volunteer
Zoe G Park, Volunteer