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Avella tours College Point

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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:30 am

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and his staff toured College Point last Friday in search of quality-of-life issues that need to be addressed.

Avella and staff were able to pinpoint a wide range of issues, including potholes, clogged catch basins, dead trees or trees in need of emergency pruning and graffiti.

Specifically, there were over 150 tree- related problems, over 60 roadbed-pothole problems and close to 50 problems concerning utility wires, that totaled close to 400 total complaints.

“One of the main reasons I decided to initiate this tour was the fact that College Point does not get the regular attention from city agencies that it deserves,” Avella said. “Its population has been increasing, yet the services it receives from the city has not been able to keep pace.

“I have compiled a list of all the issues and will be submitting them to the appropriate city agencies for their prompt review,” he added.

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