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MTA to Explain Revised Plan to Place Monopolies in 7 Neighborhoods at Next Public Meeting

STATEN ISLAND, NY — MTA officials will explain the Staten Island Railway’s (SIR) updated radio system plan — including the proposed placement of controversial monopolies along the train’s route — at a meeting of the Community Board 3 this week.

On Wednesday, November 2, the Traffic and Transportation Committee will host the MTA in a public, virtual meeting at 7 p.m. Representatives will explain the revised and shorter monopoly design — which were originally planned for 150 feet — without adding additional structures to the plan. The new plan calls for only one of the poles to be 150 feet tall.

Posts are provided at the following locations:

  • Clifton (Bay St and Greenfield Ave)
  • Brady Central (near Leslie Avenue and Parkinson Avenue)
  • New Dorp (Princeton Avenue and S. Railroad Avenue)
  • Bay Terrace (Bay Terrace and S. Railroad Avenue)
  • Annadale (Annadale Station Parking Lot)
  • Pleasant Plains (Amby Road and Penton Street)
  • Arthur Kill (Adjacent to Arthur Kill Station)

Staten Island community members said the Monopolies’ original height did not match the nature of the seven neighborhoods where they would be located, with much of the borough consisting of one- and two-story buildings.

Also at the public meeting, the MTA’s System-Wide Accessibility Office will explain accessibility improvements in the transit system.

Community Council 3 will also hold a virtual public hearing of its health and social services committee on Tuesday, November 1 at 7 p.m., during which representatives from the Richmond Wellness and Detox Center will present their plans to obtain a license for integrated processing. installation at 351 Veterans’ Road. to help adults and teens with mental health and addiction issues.

The facility will include a separate and distinct inpatient detox program, as well as an outpatient substance abuse/mental health program with the ability to also offer primary care services to patients.

Representatives from National Grid will also make a presentation on where the state is in its journey to ensure a fossil-free future and what National Grid is doing about it.

Those interested in attending one of the meetings should register by 9 a.m. on the day of the meeting by following this link:

Community Council 2

Community Council 2 will consider an application to build a battery energy storage system in Bulls Head to reduce the risk of brownouts and blackouts in residential areas during a public hearing on the use of lands on Tuesday evening of the whole council.

The application, filed with the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals by Eric Vath of Goldman Harris LLC, requests a special permit to build the storage system on two lots at 1634 Richmond Ave.

The meeting will take place on Zoom at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1. To start the meeting, visit: Kick-off meeting – Zoom.

Community Commission 1

Community Council 1 will host a Youth Committee Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1. The Zoom meeting ID is 611 901 7845. The passcode is f7QEkZ.

Additionally, a virtual public land use hearing will be held on Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. during which council will consider a request from the Standards and Appeals Council to extend a waiver for the continued use of an auto repair station at 41 Barker Street.

To join the meeting, go to Zoom website. The meeting ID is 817 4013 6842.


All meetings of the community council and their committee meetings are open to the public. They provide a great opportunity for residents to learn about events happening in and around their neighborhood.

Below is more information about the three community councils on the island:


Arlington — Castleton Corners — Clifton — Concord — Elm Park — Fort Wadsworth — Graniteville — Grymes Hill — Livingston — Mariners Harbor — New Brighton — Port Richmond — Randall Manor — Rosebank — St. George — Shore Acres — Silver Lake — Stapleton — Sunnyside — Tompkinsville—West Brighton—Westerleigh.

The Chairman of the Board is Nicholas Siclari. The phone number is 718-981-6900.


Arrochar — Bloomfield — Bulls Head — Chelsea — Dongan Hills — Egbertville — Emerson Hill — Grant City — Grasmere — High Rock — Lighthouse Hill — Midland Beach — New Dorp — New Springville — Oakwood — Ocean Breeze — Old Town — Richmond — South Beach — Todt Hill—Travis.

The phone number is 718-568-3581. The fax number is 718-568-3595. The President is Robert P. Collegio, PE The District Manager is Debra A. Derrico.


Annadale—Arden Heights—Bay Terrace—Charleston—Eltingville—Great Kills—Greenridge—Huguenot—New Dorp—Oakwood—Pleasant Plains—Prince’s Bay—Richmond Valley—Richmond—Rossville—Tottenville—Woodrow.

The office phone number is 718-356-7900. The Chairman of the Board is Frank Morano; the district manager is Charlene Wagner.