CHCA Meeting Minutes: June 2008

Minutes of June 17, 2008

The meeting of the Crow Hill Community Association, Inc. was held on June 17, 2008 at the Haitian/American Daycare, Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.

PRESIDENT’S OPENING:

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Eve Porter.

MINUTES:

Minutes of the May 20, 2008 meeting were read and accepted.

NEWSLETTER:

Ms. Porter explained that she would like everyone to go through the Crow Hill Newsletter and get a general idea of what was done and what needs to be done.

Ms. Porter said that Franklin Avenue is developing and she would like to see more partnering and a way for the community to have more input.

She would also like to see everyone join in having the drug dealers off the streets, some of them actually live on the block.

COMMUNITY LANDMARK:

Ms. Porter would like to discuss at the September’s meeting to have Crow Hill land marked. Stacey and Nina started taking pictures.

Ms. Taylor mentioned that the Land Mark Committee will meet tomorrow (June 18, 2008) at St. Gregory’s Church. Letitia James’ newsletter mentioned that she would like Crow Hill to be included.

At Ms. Porter’s request, Sarah Taylor gave more insight with what happened with Crow Hill in the past.

DORMITORY AUTHORITY GRANT:

Ms. Porter said that we have not heard from anyone explaining if the grant was lost.

Hakeem Jefferies said he would try to reinstate the loan.

Ms. Porter stated that the grant for $250,000 was given, but we had to get someone to do the job, pay for it and then be reimbursed by Dormitory Authority.

BEDFORD/ATLANTIC ARMORY:

Brooklyn is being dumped on. The City plans to move single homeless men from New York City’s only intake center to the Bedford-Atlantic Armory in Crown Heights. Nina explained that 450 letters were sent to the Mayor asking him to abandon the plan. She asked that those who did not participate in the letter writing, to please do so as they are trying to send 1,000 letters to the Mayor.

It is a terrible service. People stay at the Armory longer than they are supposed to.

The building where they are coming from is being torn down for a luxury hotel.

77TH PRECINCT:

Responding to complaints by residents that they are being ignored by cops of the 77th Precinct, when they are called, Ms. Porter advised them to attend the Precinct meetings on the second Monday of each and voice their concerns. She said that she would mention it to Captain Cosgrove when she sees him.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

$___________ was deposited into Banco Popular on Friday, June 13, 2008.

Dues were collected in the amount of $60.00.

GO GREEN:

A few people turned out in May to plant. They planted on Franklin Avenue and received very good response from people.

More trees or the replacement of the trees that were destroyed are needed on Franklin Avenue.

OTHER:

Work has started on Mr. Eli Mazon’s apartment building.

Fisher’s store is closing for renovation and reopening in September.

Ms. Taylor said that an Internet Café opened up at Franklin Avenue and Park Place.

The outside café on St. Johns Place is doing a wonderful job.

Stacey would like to have a mail box around Park Place. She would also like people to patronize the stores and eateries more often.

Ms. Taylor said that the Manager of Community Board 8, Ms. Doris Alexander, should be contacted regarding Speed Bumps for St. Charles and St. Francis Place.

There were complaints about parking in the area. Ms. Porter suggested that in order to ease the parking problem, what was done in Park Slope can be done in our area by limiting street cleaning to one day, with the stipulation that everyone take turns in sweeping their area.

Fundraising:

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