Office of Borough President James P. Molinaro
Staten Island, New York
Borough President Molinaro Adds Muscle to Islandwide Spring Cleaning
Borough President James P. Molinaro today announced that more than 20 sites across the Island have undergone a spring cleaning, thanks to the new, improved Borough President’s “Clean Team” fleet.
Last November, Molinaro acquired a new graffiti removal truck and a new van for his “Clean Team.” Both vehicles were surplus from the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).
A 1998 GM flatbed diesel was converted into the Borough President’s new graffiti truck, and all equipment and supplies were transferred from the old vehicle to the new. The Borough President’s Office incurred no expense to have the new vehicle operational.
In addition, a 2004 14-passenger Ford van was acquired from DCAS for a new Borough President’s “Clean Team” vehicle. The surplus van had a broken windshield and roof damage, but with $2,600 in Borough President discretionary funds, the vehicle was repaired good as new by Auto Pro Collision on Grasmere Avenue.
The vehicle replaces a van that was on loan more than nine years from Atlantic Express, and transports the Borough President’s “Clean Team,” which is comprised of Borough Hall staffers and Arthur Kill Correctional Facility inmates who are dispatched to clean up areas across the Island.
“We’re very fortunate to replace at little or no cost vehicles that were either on loan or no longer functional,” said Molinaro. “Now we’ve got new vehicles up and running, and my office’s Clean Up and Graffiti Removal crews are now out there performing Spring cleaning across the Island.”
So far this Spring, the Borough President’s “Clean Team” has cleared trash from more than 20 sites, including roadsides and City-owned lots.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the success of my Clean Team, which is working hard to keep our communities clean and attractive,” said Molinaro. “We’ve made an impressive visible difference in the appearance of our neighborhoods.”
Molinaro has made graffiti and litter removal a top priority of his administration, and recently co-chaired with City Councilman James Oddo a series of “Graffiti Summits” to find creative solutions to graffiti vandalism on Staten Island.
Residents requesting trash clean-ups or graffiti removal can contact the Borough President’s Helpline at (718) 816-2000. The Helpline will record the complaints and put them on a list for future clean-ups.
Sites recently cleaned by the Borough President’s “Clean Team”
NARROWS ROAD NORTH and CLOVE ROAD
LYMAN AVENUE and TOMPKINS AVENUE
SEGUINE AVENUE and SINGLETON AVENUE
TRAVIS AVENUE and VICTORY BOULEVARD
ARTHUR KILL ROAD and HUGUENOT AVENUE
ARDEN AVENUE and ARTHUR KILL ROAD
WESTWOOD AVENUE and BUCHANAN AVENUE
NUGENT STREET, HUNTER AVENUE and MORELAND AVENUE
OCEAN AVENUE and FATHER CAPODANNO BOULEVARD
FRONT STREET and EDGEWATER PLAZA
OLGA STREET and HYLAN BOULEVARD
HYLAN BOULEVARD and NARROWS ROAD NORTH
STEUBEN STREET and NARROWS ROAD SOUTH
ARTHUR KILL RD. between WEST SERVICE RD. and VETERANS RD. E.
SNUG HARBOR ROAD and RICHMOND TERRACE
ZOE AVENUE and STOBE AVENUE
WOODVALE AVENUE between VAIL AVENUE and FINLAY AVENUE
BOROUGH HALL PERIMETER
April 28, 2005