Wednesday, March 26, 2008

March 2008 Meeting

Join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, March 26th at 7:30 PM in the United Cerebral Palsy of New York City's Community Room at 175 Lawrence Avenue.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Community District 14 Youth Conference Planning Meeting

Brooklyn Community Board 14's Youth Services Committee is meeting on Thursday, March 20th at 7 PM in the Board office (810 East 16th Street) to formulate plans for a proposed Youth Conference within Community District 14, which has the same boundaries as the 70th Precinct.

Various City agencies, including the 70th Precinct, and other community organizations are attending. All are welcome to come and participate in the discussion and planning process.

For more information, contact the Board office at (718) 859-6357.

Monday, March 3, 2008

January 2008 Meeting Minutes

7:30 PM

Officers Present

Ed Powell, President
Beverley Kilpatrick, Vice President
Jonathan Judge, Recording Secretary
Mavis Theodore, Sergeant-at-Arms

Elected Officials & Other Representatives

Capt. James Fulton, Brooklyn South Narcotics
Doris Ortíz, District Manager, Community Board 14
Eli Slavin for Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
Shawn Campbell for Assembly Member James Brennan

Roz Sokol for Assembly Member Steven Cymbrowitz
Wendy Ann Powell for Assembly Member Rhoda Jacobs
Pinny Ringel for Council Member Simcha Felder

The regular meeting of the 70th Precinct Community Council was called to order at 7:45 PM. President Powell invited everyone to join him in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The President hten acknowledged the various representatives of elected officials present at the meeting (see above).

1. Report from the President - Ed Powell
President Powell spoke on the importance of encouraging greater community participation in the Council. There is tremendous potential that the Communtiy Council can fulfill since everyone who is a member is, by that fact, a community leader. Most importantly, each member helps to disseminate information about public safety to the rest of the community by talking to their neighbors, or reporting to community organizations about what occurs at our meetings. Increasing the Council's reach, therefore, is important for improving public safety within the 70th Precinct.

2. Dedication Plaque for Hynda Lessman Schneiweiss - Mavis Theodore & Beverley Kilpatrick
Hynda Lessman Schneiweiss, a long-serving member and officer of the Council, active in Brooklyn Community Board 14, Newkirk Area Neighborhood Association (NANA), the Flatbush Development Corporation, and Public School 217, has fallen quite ill and is currently in hospice. To show the community's deepest appreciation and gratitude for a lifetime of community service, the above-mentioned community organizations will be dedicating a plaque to Ms. Schneiweiss. More information will be available at the next meeting about the dedication event.

Ms. Theodore, who volunteers for Learning Leaders, an organization that donates books to school libraries, will be holding a book collection drive in honor of Ms. Schneiweiss' service to that organization.

3. Officer of the Month & Open Forum with Officers of the 70th Precinct - Inspector Harris

Cop of the Month
Officer Clarke, a member of the Hot Spot Unit, was on patrol on Flatbush Avenue and Vanderveer Place, and noticed a man walking around with an open container of alcohol in a paper bag. Officer Clarke went to approach him, but the individual threw the open container out and ran. When Officer Clarke inspected the contents of the bag, he found a gun in it as well. He pursued the individual and apprehended him.

New 70th Precinct House
A resident inquired about the status of plans to relocate the 70th Precinct house. Inspector Harris stated that the City has set aside funds to build a new precinct house at 1326 Ocean Avenue between Avenue H and Avenue I, and is in the process of acquiring the property. CB14 District Manager Doris Ortiz announced that the Board's Public Safety Committee will be meeting on Money, February 4, 2008 to hear a presentation from the NYPD on the steps for moving the precinct to Ocean Avenue. Anyone interested in more information about the meeting should call the Board office at 718-859-6357.

4. Donation to United Cerebral Palsy's Doorways to Independence Program - President Powell
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, Inc. has been seeking donations to its Doorways to Independence Program, which helps modify homes of disabled individuals to make it more accessible for them. Because UCP has been an excellent friend to the Council, and performs many wonderful services to the community, President Powell moved that the Council make a donation of $100.00 to the Doorways to Independence Program. The motion was seconded, and hearing no objections, it was adopted unanimously.

5. Remarks from Captain James Fulton, Brooklyn South Narcotics
Captain Fulton spoke briefly about the current priorities of Brooklyn South Narcotics and ways in which the NYPD is trying to combat drugs in Brooklyn neighborhoods.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Jonathan Judge
Recording Secretary