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WATCH: OMC Resident Pleads for Help at Village Meeting

Old Mill Court residents unhappy with housing rule at low-income complex.

Several residents from the Old Mill Court apartment complex were on hand for Monday night's Rockville Centre Village Board meeting in an attempt to keep two of their own from being evicted.

Residents say that Denise and Pamela Enoch are in Nassau County court fighting their possible eviction. The two residents are being evicted for allegedly breaking one of the rules set forth in their contract as tenants -- a rule residents have been fighting for a long time.

According to village officials, the rule being argued against is the eviction of a resident if a friend or family member is arrested and charged with any kind of criminal activity.

No specific information on the relating charges was available, however, Denise and Pamela were not arrested themselves, village officials said. Multiple residents fought on behalf of the Enochs Monday night, asking the mayor and board to somehow intervene with the Rockville Centre Housing Authority.

However, the decision is not for the mayor or board to make.

The Rockville Centre Housing Authority Board directs the affairs of the Rockville Centre Housing Authority. The board has five of its seven members appointed to five-year terms by the mayor.

According to the village website, the other two members of the board "are tenant representatives elected by the tenants. The Authority operates a 164-unit low-income complex on Old Mill Court and a 50-unit apartment building at 579 Merrick Road for low-income seniors."

Among the residents defending the Enochs Monday were Christine Welch (see video) and Cynthia Boyd, a 15-year resident of Old Mill Court who was elected to the same housing authority back in September.

The Herald reported:

After an FBI raid on the Old Mill Court complex in June 2011, which involved more than 100 law enforcement officers, Boyd led tenants in a meeting with Mayor Francis Murray to protest the “invasion” that she said frightened its children and seniors in an “overkill” operation that yielded very little in the way of illegal activity.

Rilog March 05, 2013 at 07:12 PM
These rules should absolutely be followed. It is time for the good people of OMC to stand up and fight the crime they live with daily by demanding evictions for anyone who harbored criminals in their homes. This woman who lives in public housing is way to comfortable asking for more from the Mayor. How about you and other residents start giving a little to Rockville Centre. Help the kids in OMC focus on school. Show them that school is important. Where are you when there are meetings regarding problems in town? Where are you at back to school nights? Kids know parents don't care, so they don't either. Take a stand against the crime in your area, so your kids know it isn't ok. Don't protect those who commit the crime.
chris March 05, 2013 at 07:16 PM
Just read that article. Are you kidding. The raid was done to clean up the dirtbags invading OMC and to protect all the people. The way in which is was done is a classic case of safety first for the people and law enforcement. What a disgrace.
joe thrapp March 05, 2013 at 07:24 PM
Here we go again, the 90% almost right Mayor who appoints the RVC Housing board, doesn't say let me look into it on behalf of the OMC Enoch family. He refers it to the RVCHB. Typical he gives the the appearance that the village boards are independent and make their own decisions. Then why is it when one of his friends get before the Planning, Zoning or Architecture boards they all get a heads up from the Mayor. Where is the independence there? What about sending police patrols to Lincoln Avenue a County Road to ticket commercial vehicles? Why does a Lincoln Avenue resident get treated with immediate attention and not OMC residents? So, If the the Roxen Road gang of 8 get convicted on Felony charges for brutally assaulting a man and his wife, will the Mayor ask for the eviction of one of his neighbors family on Broadway? Will he treat them like the the Enoch family in OMC? No, he will speak empty volumes and not say a word. Its time this Mayor started to see his role as head of an occupying army in OMC and started to treat the residents of OMC as members of the community with wants and needs just like the friends and neighbors he so righteously defends. Mayor, step into OMC and rescind the inhuman rule that unjustly convicts and punishes innocent relative of convicted criminals with pogrom like evictions.
Matthew Hogan March 05, 2013 at 07:31 PM
@joebush: The mayor did address the concerns voiced last night and said he would look into the problem further. -- Matthew Hogan Associate Regional Editor Nassau County
chris March 05, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Govt subsidized housing has rules just like personally owned homes.
joe thrapp March 05, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Thank you Matt, I just hope its more than lip service and it's followed up with some real actions. This issue of evictions has been very around for years. I think it would be real positive if the Mayor made this rescinding of eviction a real issue as part of his legacy.
justiceforray March 05, 2013 at 08:36 PM
I dont think its overkill Miss Cynthia. The FBI arrested about 40 peoples out of this place in the last year or two and its been real quiet with Carl Carl, Kay and Latee and the rest of them all in the federal bogeyhouse now. I dont see no scared kids, I see no drugs except for some weed now that they gone. All of Niecy's kids are murderers so whats she complaining about. Pam's husband was a driver for the rest of them and a drug pusher himself. I hope they stay thrown out, this place is better with out them.
Rilog March 05, 2013 at 09:07 PM
The mayor should absolutely stay out of it and let the board decide. Those rules are there for a reason Joe, and like it or not living in publicly subsidized housing brings different rules. When you own your own home you make the rules for what happens inside of it. When you live in someone else's home you follow the rules or get out.
Frank March 05, 2013 at 09:30 PM
hoiw does Cynthia Boyd, a 15-year resident of Old Mill Court, remain just that; a resident. What ever happen to the notion of temporary assistance? Get up and Get Get down, OMC is a joke in your town...
Frank March 05, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Why would murray step into Gangland? It's like watching a episode of "the wire". @ Joe Bush.. NYS Troopers should be policing that strip of land because it is STATE PROPERTY. RVC should not speand a dime policing that hellhole unless RVC gets reimbursed by the STATE.
Dave Kloven March 05, 2013 at 11:58 PM
This should be on YouTube! This is a fine example of what is wrong with this country. Entitlement after entitlement... What does society owe these folks? Isn't decades of government assistance enough? Stop spending taxpayer money on these criminals! There are plenty of people in need of assistance.. How much money has it cost the village to police this area? How do the people of OMC justify their community crime statistics? They don't care! Now they want the mayor to step in and pardon them after they break the rules? Give me a break!! I applaud the rvcpd and FBI for aggressively ripping the criminals out of that place.... Keep it up!!! Oh and by the way, pay them, 3-4 years and I still haven't heard of a contract... @the police , sorry guys, we really do appreciate your work, you guys deserve every dollar you make...
joe thrapp March 06, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Hey Frank, Please help OMC had a thirty million dollar private face lift. I know when you say it's NYS it is. Does NYS own it or is it privately owned.? I don't know the answer to this either if OMC is under NYS authority then why does RVC Mayor appoint a Housing Board to run the place. You are truly a sage and I look forward to hearing from you.
Dave Kloven March 06, 2013 at 12:09 AM
@joe huh? And I just watched the video again.... Is she saying she can't hold an orderly organized meeting? ... Can she elaborate as to why?
Frank March 06, 2013 at 12:21 AM
For those who don't know: OMC is a state run project created in 1966; refer to ARTICLE XVIII HOUSING of the NYS Constition. RVCHA only exists because of the state: N.Y. PBG. LAW § 410 : NY Code - Section 410: Rockville Centre housing authority
Frank March 06, 2013 at 12:23 AM
A municipal housing authority, to be known as the Rockville Centre housing authority, is hereby created and established for the accomplishment of any or all of the purposes specified in article eighteen of the constitution of the state of New York. It shall constitute a body corporate and politic and consist of five members. It shall have the powers and duties now or hereafter conferred by this chapter upon municipal housing authorities. It shall be organized in the manner prescribed by and subject to the provisions of this chapter, and the authority, its members, officers and employees and its operations and activities shall in all respects be governed by the provisions of this chapter. Such authority shall have perpetual duration; provided, however, that if on May first, nineteen hundred seventy, there shall be outstanding no bonds or other obligations of such authority theretofore issued for any of the purposes authorized in this chapter, then its corporate existence shall thereupon terminate and such authority shall thereupon be deemed to be and shall be dissolved.
Cat March 06, 2013 at 12:24 AM
maybe its because you can't understand a word she says. What language is that anyway? Stupid, entitled and gov't funded.
Frank March 06, 2013 at 12:27 AM
For years all of you folks think the mayor can do something about OMC. You're all misguided. It is a state issue and from what I see from Albany they don't give a damn about Long Island, or RVC for that matter. So one dealer is off the street. Big deal. HUD will replace him with three more degenerates.
Frank March 06, 2013 at 12:28 AM
And I asked this question last year: how is Cynthia Boyd still on the dole after 15 years? This is as big of a crime as this dope dealer.
Cat March 06, 2013 at 12:34 AM
the pimple of OMC needs to be popped off of RVC's backside.
joe thrapp March 06, 2013 at 04:17 AM
Hey Frank, Did the thirty million upgrade come from private funds? I have to believe that Ms. Boyd is legally on assistance because if she was not she would lose her benefits. It's kind of like state employees out on job related Disability Insurance. I'm sure no one on this page would say that there is no state disabled insurance fraud and these workers are entitled to their three quarter tax free, life time medical benefits with an annual payout between 45 and 50 thousand dollars. Enjoy the fishing, I sure there are no shortage of righteous NYS disabled retired fishing partners in the Keys.
kevin fox March 06, 2013 at 04:49 AM
Cynthia, Why yell at the Mayor? It's not his fault that an inordinate of your fellow, publicly assisted, OMC residents won't behave like human beings. Rather, thank him and the rest of RVC's tax paying citizens for their largess. There ARE other places you could live. Enjoy this lovely town, great schools that we provide for our kids AND yours. You're Welcome, Kevin
That RVC guy March 06, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Justiceforray, your post is the most important in this whole discussion; Someone who has had to actually live amongst this crime and violence. We can dismiss some of the posts here but we cant dismiss yours.
Frank March 06, 2013 at 02:57 PM
@ Joe bush If you search patch with keywords "Skelos" and "renovation" you will find numerous posts about how Skelos handed over a $31 million dollar tax payer funded Check from NYS for the OMC renovation. He as well as Bossart were on hand 12/07 for the symbolic sledgehammering. Private funding? Please show me one dollar that was private besides the ones in your pocket. It was all tax payer money. Dude this is all old info.
joe thrapp March 06, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Thanks Frank, I wasn't sure. Any OMC in the Keys?
Frank March 06, 2013 at 03:03 PM
As I been saying for years OMC is a state issue and the state should pay to police it. RVC police force is funded by village taxes. That means RVC is policing OMC on the residents' dime; a responsibility clearly neglected by Albany. Not surprised. Albany doesn't even bother to maintain Hempstead lake state park! All upstate parks are pristine. Like I said I blame Albany and I blame Skelos for not taking a stand over downstate neglect. Call Skelos and ask for Policy Change on OMC.
Frank March 06, 2013 at 03:08 PM
Remember for every perp removed from OMC, Three more are shuffled in by NYS and Nassau Courts. Shame on Skelos, shame on Cuomo. and shame on Nassau Courts. Get up and get get down OMC is a joke in your town!
Frank March 06, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Funny I used to blame the mayor(s). Poor stiffs never had a chance against Albany and its welfare machine politics.
Frank March 06, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Has anyone called Sen. Skelos on what's being done to effectively manage that complex?
Resident March 06, 2013 at 09:40 PM
WHy should the people on roxen road be evicted from their house that THEY BOUGHT. The people at old mill are living off other peoples money (our tax dollars). I am all for the rule if you house a criminal you should lose your house if my tax money is paying for your house.

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