Assemblywoman Melissa Miller is pleased with the progress of renovations to the Atlantic Beach Tennis Center, a project which is expected to be finished during spring of 2019. In 2017, Miller gave the Village of Atlantic Beach a $100,000 State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM) Grant for reconstruction of the tennis center and installation of bathrooms and exits which follow the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
“Getting to help improve the town I was born, raised and still live in is a wonderful feeling,” said Miller. “A quaint residential neighborhood with private beaches for its residents, Atlantic Beach has provided a great life for my family and so many others throughout the years. I can’t wait for the tennis center’s renovations to be completed so our families can continue to enjoy all Atlantic Beach has to offer.”
The Village of Atlantic Beach provides a unique opportunity to its residents as it is so close to New York City, while also offering the privacy of a suburban neighborhood and a short walk to the beach. Other projects in the area include the repaving of roadway on Ocean Boulevard, the addition of center median parking spots and an upgrade to the drainage system.
“We are about 75% complete with our renovation of our handicapped accessible Tennis Center building,” said Atlantic Beach Mayor George Pappas. “We have turned this building into a year round center to meet in times of need such as Hurricane Sandy as well as a place residents will be able to enjoy a yoga class or a card game. It would not have been possible without our State Assemblywoman Missy Miller who provided a grant from the State of New York. Missy has shown her commitment to Atlantic Beach and her entire district. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated pubic official representing all of us.”