CHCA Meeting Minutes: September 2009

The meeting of the Crow Hill Community Association, Inc. was held on September 15, 2009 at the Haitian/American Daycare, Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.

Nina is chairing, Julie taking minutes

Nina gives an overview of CHCA and explains dues.

Attendees give reasons for coming to the meeting.  They include public safety, neighborhood shootings, landmarking, starting new businesses in the neighborhood.

Nina discusses the following:

  • The importance of attending precinct meetings and CHCA’s involvement in getting more police attention on Franklin Ave.
  • The 2001 Dormitory Authority Grant and CHCA’s plan to revise the budget to fulfill the reimbursement procedure.  It is being proposed that the money be used for lights and cameras on Franklin Ave.
  • Planning for the 25th Anniversary of CHCA

Hadia speaks to the need for more volunteers to help out with CHCA.

New attendee says that we need a sign on the door at meetings because she had trouble finding the meeting this evening.

Sarah spoke about CHCA’s role in the preservation of monastery to keep it from turning into low-income housting.  Proposes the use of the senior citizen residence for future meetings.

Tish James is looking into why budgeted money is not being used for cameras on Franklin.

Nina speaks to the importance of using 311 to lodge complaints in order to make our comunity vocal.

An attendee speaks about the artist commercial space at 925 Bergen.

Nina updates attendees on CHCA’s landmarking progress.  CHCA has 150 evaluations, and needs more volunteers.

Nina gives an update on the construction at Eastern Parkway & Franklin Ave.  Eve is speaking to the developer about the problems the construction site is causing by taking over the sidewalk.

Nina recommends using 311 to lodge complains about construction sites in the neighborhood.

Hadia mentions that the flea market on Franklin Ave. is running through September.

There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

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