CHCA Meeting Minutes: June 2009

The meeting of the Crow Hill Community Association, Inc. was held on June 16, 2009 at the Haitian/American Daycare, Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.

PRESIDENT’S OPENING:

The meeting was called to order at 7:45 p.m. by Eve Porter.

MINUTES:

Minutes of the April 21, 2009 meeting were read and accepted with one correction.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

There was no financial report.

INTAKE CENTER UPDATE:   

Stacey gave an update on the intake center, stating that there were permits posted on the Bedford-Atlantic Armory. They are not expanding, just trying to move the intake center here. The City is saying that the intake center in the city will remain open.

It is necessary to keep the pressure on and get the forms signed and submitted to the Mayor’s office.

Ms. Porter said that the Peter Young Center is open, but Community Board 8 turned them down.

COMMUNITY BOARD 8:   

Ms. Porter informed us that Ms. Nizjoni Granville is the new Chairperson of Community Board 8.  The information will be given out soon.

Nina stated that we should be looking at the news.  They are cutting Community Boards across the City.

PATROL ON FRANKLIN AVENUE:

Nina reported that at the 77th Precinct meeting on June 8, 2009, Commissioner Kelly said that he does not have the manpower to have cops on foot patrol.  There were questions as to why there are no cameras, when funds were given for lights and cameras.  The Commissioner said that the monies were not allocated.  Council Member, Letitia James said that the monies were allocated for the cameras.

It is reported that the Commissioner evaded questions from the people.

Deputy Inspector Cosgrove stated that he would give patrol on Nostrand and Franklin Avenues.  There will be patrol Nostrand Avenue from Eastern Parkway to Atlantic and Franklin Avenue from Eastern Parkway to Atlantic Avenue.

FRANKLIN AVENUE:

The Amos family from Bedford Academy on Franklin Avenue complained about the unruly youths. They threw bottles at some girls, and the older people are being robbed on a regular basis.  There were complaints that the police were called, they responded, but did nothing about the situation.  The residents were very unhappy with the response.

The residents were advised to take their badge numbers in future.

Hodiah said that just calling the cops is not effective anymore.  Protesting on the street should have a greater impact.  It was decided to advertise and try to get a 100 or more people.

It was reported that they are putting the drugs in the car wheels of residents in the area.

John Boyd volunteered his services regarding the cameras.

Ms. Porter promised to speak to DA Charles Hines about getting some people on Franklin Avenue.

Ms. Porter promised to walk Franklin Avenue during the week.  She will get in touch with Hodiah and let her know who is interested in getting the cameras.

BRISTEN’S FLEA MARKET:

Nina spoke about finding a drop off location for collecting the stuff for the flea market.

OTHER:

On July 25, 2009, there will be a Kids Day event on Sterling Place between Franklin and Classon Avenues.  Free food and different events for the kids are planned.

ADJOURNMENT/PRAYER:

There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

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