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MINUTES OF COMMUNITY BOARD #10
MARCH 21, 2013
101 City Island Avenue
Bronx, New York 10464
PRESENT: H. Acampora,
R. Baez, R. Bieder, L. Blascovich, L. Burrowes, P. Cantillo, Col. W. Chin, A.
Chirico, P. Devine, V.M. Gallagher, L. Goldstein, B. Heaney, D. Hunt, A. Jack,
R. Lifrieri, J. Marano, J. McQuade, J. Misiurski, L. Popovic, D. Pouchie, M.
Pricoli, M. Prohaska, N. Rosario, T. Salimbene, A. Santiago, R. Sawyer, R.
ABSENT: D. Diaz, R. Dominquez, C. Hughes, R. Kurz, P. LaScala, D.
Lock, K. Lynch, J. McQuade, J. Miller, M.J. Musano, K. Neddermeyer, Rev. C.
Owens, C. Papastefanou, B. Pitt, M. Prince, J. Regina, A. Ribustello, M. Romano,
J. Russo, T. Salimbene, P. Sullivan, F. Ventola (22)
Richard Fedderman - representing U.S. Congressman Eliot Engel
Ciara Gannon - representing State Senator Jeffrey Klein
Ben Randazzo - representing State Assembly Member Benedetto
Stacey Gardener - representing City Councilman James Vacca
Patrick Rocchio - Bronx Times Reporter
Board #10 Staff:
Kenneth Kearns - District Manager
Chairman John Marano convened this meeting at 7:40PM with the Pledge of
The following representatives were then introduced and thanked for coming:
Richard Fedderman, Ciara Gannon, Ben Randazzo, Stacey Gardener, and Patrick
Mr. Marano thanked management of the Lido Restaurant for use of the facility.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SECTION:
1. Pamela Johnson, CEC, School District 11: information shared with community on
education matters - Pre-K enrollment; GED testing changes; K-8 assessment
testing; public hearing on D75 school to be added into the existing building of
MS 160 at 4140 Hutchinson River Parkway
2. Toni Ellison, representing Local 1010 of Highway, Road & Street Construction
Laborers: Local 1010 is offering assistance to community with sidewalk repairs
3. Alisa Levy: representing Griswold Avenue Block Party, July 27, 2013 between
Dwight Place and MacDonough Place
4. Bob Bieder, President of 45th Precinct Community Council: informed community
of the Council’s Breakfast on May 8, 2013 at Villa Barone Manor
Motion to close Public Participation Section made by Mr. Blascovich and seconded
by Mr. Bieder. All were in favor.
Motion to accept minutes with amendment of the February 21, 2013 Community Board
#10 meeting made by Mr. Heaney and seconded by Mr. Goldstein. All were in favor.
BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Mr. Kearns for Mr. Toledo
1. At the February 19 State of the Borough Address, Bronx BP Diaz highlighted
his administration’s accomplishments over the past year as well as:
2. The creation of Gun Crime Registry
3. Health and Wellness Summit on April 6, 2013 from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM on the
Rose Hill Campus of Fordham University
4. Sunday, March 10, 2013 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
5. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Woman’s History Month Celebration
6. Thursday, March 21, 2013 Irish Heritage Month Celebration
7. Saturday, March 23, 2013 Bronx Fathers Taking Action @ Bronx Museum on the
DISTRICT MANAGER’S REPORT: - Mr. Kearns
1. Mr. Kearns and Chairman Marano attended the Borough Service Cabinet Meeting.
Information was made available on efforts to help multiple dwelling home owners
with an HPD loan program with more than three units. Sometime in the future
another information package will be made available for dwellings of one to three
2. Board Budget: A letter was sent to the Mayor; with funding requested for
Hammond Cove dredging; City Island sewer lines; additional Police Officers as
well as equipment and Drug Module; Parks and Recreation – Ferry Point Park:
money is available for construction of comfort station building but nothing has
been done; funds being released to NYC Parks and Recreation for additional PEP
Officers and forestry services
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Mr. Marano
The Executive Committee did not meet in March.
HOUSING/ZONING COMMITTEE: Mr. Kearns for Mr. Sullivan
The Housing and Zoning Committee did not meet in March.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES COMMITTEE: Mr. Kearns for Mr. Russo
The Municipal Services Committee did not meet in March.
Street Activity Permit applicants had expected to appear at the March 19, 2013
Municipal Services Committee which was cancelled. Mr. Kearns read the following
“Resolved...at the request of the Municipal Services Committee of Bronx
Board #10 that the full Board review and approve the following Street Activity
“LaSalle Block Party”, July 4, 2013, 12 Noon to 9 PM, LaSalle Avenue between
Edison and Gillespie Avenues, Contact: Brian Galloway
“Harvest Fields Community Day”, August 17, 2013, 9 AM to 6 PM, Benson Street
between Maclay and St. Raymond Avenues, Contact: Raymond Vargas
“Family Gathering - Block Party”, July 6, 2013, 12 Noon to 9 PM, Hershell Street
between Halsey Street and Seabury Avenue, Contact: Joseph Wright
“3rd Annual Griswold Avenue Block Party”, 7/27/13, 12 Noon to 8:30 PM, Griswold
Avenue between MacDonough Place and Dwight Place, Contact: Alisa Leavy
“3rd Annual End of Summer Party”, 8/31/13, Noon to 9 PM, Bayview Avenue between
Ampere and Watt Avenues, Contact Phillip Lucia
“Fairfax Avenue Block Party”, 6/15/13, Noon to 9 PM, Fairfax Avenue between
Waterbury and Baisley Avenues, Contact: Eddie Malave
A motion to accept the resolution was made by Mr. Bieder and seconded by Mr.
All were unanimously approved at the March 21, 2013 Community Board #10 meeting.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: James McQuade
The Economic Development Committee did not meet in March.
PARKS/RECREATION COMMITTEE: Mrs. Gallagher
Mrs. Gallagher read the minutes which were self explanatory.
Mrs. Gallagher noted that in the Capital Budget additional monies were requested
for a variety of projects which included PEP Officers for Ferry Point and Pelham
Bay Parks; Bartow Pell gardens to be fixed as well as the Pell Cemetery; an
effort is underway to removed downed trees and overgrown vines throughout Pelham
Bay Park; spoke of the urgency for construction of comfort station building for
Ferry Point Park; fixing up Ring Road in Ferry Point Park; turnaround road in
Ferry Point Park – request traffic survey of area; golf course entrance will be
near the toll plaza and a survey is very important.
PLANNING/BUDGET COMMITTEE: Mr. Misiurski
The Planning and Budget Committee did not meet in March.
Mr. Misiurski said work was done last month on the Board budget; NYC is to fund
400 additional parks employees for security and maintenance; wants at least 80
for borough and 40 for Pelham Bay.
YOUTH SERVICES and EDUCATION COMMITTEE: Mr. Bieder
Mr. Bieder noted that the minutes of the Youth Services and Education and Health
and Human Services joint Committee meetings of February and March are self
Youth Services and Education and Health and Human Services Committees are
scheduling a joint event, entitled Health Career Fair on Thursday May 9, 2013
from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Greek American Institute in Pelham Bay. This event
is open to all high school students living in or attending a high school within
Youth Services and Education is also holding an essay contest for high school
students with an April 10 deadline for submission. The topic is “What approach
you would take to stop peers from taking alcohol and drugs”; monetary prizes to
be awarded at the Health Career Fair.
HEALTH/HUMAN SERVICES: Mrs. Hunt
Mrs. Hunt also noted that the joint Committee meetings are self explanatory.
Mrs. Hunt said the Health Career Fair was the idea of District Manager Kearns.
Mrs. Hunt said she is working with Mr. Bieder on this effort. On April 4, 2013
there will be a tour at 7:30 PM at Jacobi Hospital to tour the facility and
learn what is available to the community. All are welcome and the Board Office
should be contacted for attendance. Parking will be available for this tour. The
next meeting of the Health and Human Services Committee is a joint one with
Youth Services and Education and will finalize the plans for the Health Career
Mrs. Hunt addressed traffic accidents on Zulette Avenue between Hollywood Avenue
and Merry Avenue and requested that it be made one way; the Board Office will
reach out to DOT.
Ms. Ciara Gannon, from Senator Klein’s Office introduced Anna Durrett, who is
the Senator’s new Press Secretary. Ms. Gannon also noted that Senator Klein is
sponsoring a jobs fair with Empire Casino at 1200 Waters Place on 4/25/13.
Messrs. Misiurski, Bieder and Col. Chin discussed the importance of not
discounting a trade school education as opposed to a college degree; cited the
prohibitive costs associated with college programs as the debt assumed by all
recent graduates. He contrasted this phenomenon with the lack of vocational high
schools within NYC and noted the need for them.
Mr. Bieder noted that Mrs. Gallagher and Mr. McQuade have been honored this
month by the Bronx Chamber of Commerce.
Motion to adjourn the Bronx Community Board #10 meeting of March 21, 2013 made
by Mr. Bieder, and seconded by Mr. Blascovich. All were in favor.
Respectfully submitted By Susan
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