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Bronx, New York 10456
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MINUTES OF COMMUNITY BOARD
Place: 1426 Boston Road
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Dea. Ernest Dawkins
Evang. Patricia Dyson-Johnson
Ernestine Graham Wright
Rev. Milton Stubbs
Deborah Terrell Andy Toledo
Late – LE = Left Early
Late – LE = Left Early
John W. Dudley
Etta F. Ritter
Bronx Borough President’s Office -
Assemblyman Eric Stevenson’s Office -
State Senator Gustavo Rivera Office -
Guests: Zyneisha Green,
All Other Guests Names on File
Call To Order
Ms. Gloria Alston, chairperson at Bronx Community Board Three, called the
meeting to order at 6:05pm. Meeting was deemed advisory due to lack of a quorum
at this time.
Rev. Milton Stubbs led us in prayer.
Community Concerns/Exchange of Information
● The TA President who resides at 3480 3rd Avenue wanted to know if a community
agreement was made with Wavecrest and PWB Management wherein the tenants utility
service is billed through the management company. Mr. John Dudley, district
manager, stated that he will contact his representative from Con-Edison to
acquire said information.
Gail Gadsden, chairperson of the Education Committee, called the roll and a
quorum was not established. At this time, information was exchanged and no
official business was conducted, due to a lack of a quorum.
The following was noted:
Ms. Gail Gadsden was present at the October 2013 meeting
Ms. Elizabeth Luciany requested to be excused at the October 2013 meeting
Ms. Deborah Terrell was present at the October 2013 meeting
Ms. Etta Ritter was requested to correct the attendance of the October General
Amendments to the Agenda
There were no amendments to the agenda.
Ruben Diaz, Jr.-Borough
Mr. Andy Toledo, representative from the Bronx Borough President’s Office,
distributed the Bronx Borough President’s Report for the month of November.
Information was exchanged as follows:
● The Bronx Borough President Diaz 3rd Annual Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week
produced by the Bronx Tourism Council and co-hosted by the Bronx Overall
Economic Development Corporation, showcases the borough’s best eateries by
offering special values and discounts. This 12 day event, which runs from
November 4th to November 15th, is the perfect opportunity to explore your taste
buds and the Bronx.
Mr. Andy Toledo wished everyone a
State Senator Gustavo Rivera
Ms. Latoya Matthew, representative
from State Senator Gustavo Rivera’s office, stated that the Senator is hosting a
“Thanksgiving Creative Celebration”. Senator Rivera is requesting youth
participation in a “essay, poetry or art work” “What are you thankful for this
year?” the winner will receive inclusion in the Senator’s Thanksgiving Day
Showcase. The entry deadline is November 20, 2013.
Ms. Latoya Matthew wished everyone a
“Happy Thanksgiving” on behalf of State Senator Gustavo Rivera.
Assemblyman Eric Stevenson’s
Mr. John Moncrief, representative from Assemblyman Eric Stevenson’s Office,
distributed the “Assemblyman Eric Stevenson Reports to the People” brochure, to
those in attendance.
● Assemblymember Stevenson helps Assembly pass DREAM Act to expand college aid
opportunities to immigrant students
● Assemblymember Stevenson passes bills to strengthen Mitchell-Lama program and
improve affordable housing options
● Assemblymember Stevenson cracks down on crimes against elderly
Zyneisha Green, representative from Nextdoor.com
Ms. Gloria Alston introduced Ms. Zyneisha Green, representative from
Nextdoor.com, to those in attendance. Ms. Zyneisha Green came before the General
Board to inform the community at-large about Nextdoor.com, a free social
networking service for neighborhoods in the United States.
Nextdoor.com provides the following:
● It allows users to connect with people who live in their neighborhood and
discuss issues that concern you as it relates to your community.
● Neighbors can share recommendations about local services (e.g.: babysitters,
● Residents can organize neighborhood events (e.g. HOA, neighborhood watch,
National Night Out)
● Neighbors can report suspicious activities, help prevent crime, and receive
updates from local police.
● Neighbors can connect with parents, pet owners and other groups within your
● Residents can get to know their fellow neighbors and call them by name
● Nextdoor protects you, your information and your neighborhood. More than
20,000 neighborhoods across the country trust Nextdoor to keep them safe.
● Members must verify they live in the neighborhood before they can join a
Nextdoor website. Each Nextdoor website is password-protected and private to you
and your neighbors.
Ms. Green concluded by requesting
that residents join the New York City neighborhood at:
www.nextdoor.com/nyc . At this time, questions and concerns were raised and
Ms. Yokasta Bouwar, Outreach and
Enrollment Coordinator at Urban Health Plan, Inc., was unable to attend
tonight’s meeting due to illness. Ms. Yokasta Bouwar will be rescheduled to come
to the next regularly scheduled General Board in December 2013, to discuss the
“Affordable Care Act”.
Ms. Gloria Alston, chairperson, stated that it is the board members’
responsibility to attend meetings regularly in order for official business to be
conducted. Tonight’s meeting is just informational purposes due to a lack of a
District Managers Report
At this time, Mr. John Dudley, district manager, reviewed Bronx Community Board
Three’s Fiscal Year 2015 Capital and Expense Budget Requests. Due to a lack of a
quorum, a recommendation to approve the Fiscal Year 2015 Capital and Expense
Budget Requests, was tabled until the next regularly scheduled General Board
meeting in December.
Mr. Colbert Nembhard, branch
librarian at Morrisania Public Library thanked Bronx Community Board Three for
their untiring support throughout the years for continued and efficient library
services. Mr. Nembhard informed those in attendance that Morrisania Public
Library will be celebrating its 105 years of existence.
Parks & Recreation/Youth Services Committee
The Parks and Recreation/Youth Services Committee members came to a consensus to
recommend approval of a letter of support for a greenthumb garden application
for the Hoe Avenue & Home Street Community Green Garden at Block 2979, Lots 28,
30, 31, 33, 35 & 36 (Hoe Avenue between Home and Freeman Streets)
Due to a lack of a quorum, this item
was tabled until the next regularly scheduled General Board meeting in December.
Mr. Abdul Johnson, member of the Parks and Recreation/Youth Servicesa Committee,
gave a brief update on C-Ball, not limited to the following:
● C-Ball has secured a $25,000 commitment from Coca-Cola
● Hot 97fm will provide public service announcements and music
● The elected officials and the community will play the first game at Hostoss
Community College or at the Gauchos
● The second game will take place at the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club
● Ms. Wanda Ellis, board member, requested assistance on the removal of a
“Clothing Bin” located on Home Street between Hoe and Southern Boulevard in
front of a vacant lot.
● Ms. Kathy Johnson-Morrison requested installation of a speed reducer on
Jennings Street between Union and Prospect Avenues, due to excessive speeding
along this route.
Birthday/Sickness and Distress
Board members in attendance were informed that Rev. Idus A. Nunn, Jr. was in
Albert Einstein Hospital in the ICU unit, room 432, please keep him lifted up in
Rev. Milton Stubbs led us in prayer.
There being no further business to discuss, this meeting was adjourned at
approximately 7:15 p.m.
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