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The City of New York is divided into fifty-nine geographic community districts, served by a local rep. body known as a Community Board. Each Community Board is composed of up to fifty unsalaried individuals who either live in or have an interest in the community, selected to serve on the board by the Borough President or local City Council representatives.

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS



Career Building COMMITTEE


Chairperson: TBD
Meeting Day: TBD
Time:TBD
Place: TBD


Responsibilities include the following:

  • Offer job development and readiness training for chronically unemployed individuals including veterans in the community.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Chairperson: Ms. Atim Oton
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of the Month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: CNR-Center Light Healthcare Center
727 Classon Avenue (bet.Park Place and Prospect Place)

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Plan for community revitalization projects in District 8
  • Advise Community Board membership on commercial and residential proposals being developed
  • Disseminate information on economic development to community residents
  • Schedule public hearings pertaining to proposed changes in district development

 


EDUCATION COMMITTEE


Chairperson: Ms. Sharon Wedderburn and Mr. Kwasi Mensah, Co-Chair
Meeting Day: 1st Tuesday of the month
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: CNR-Center Light Healthcare Center
727 Classon Avenue (bet. Park Place and Prospect Place)

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Establish liaison/linkages with community schools in order to improve school operations and support educations priorities
  • Help advocate the adequate allocation of revenue for school services
  • Develop a networking relationship with the district's parochial, proprietary schools, and colleges
  • Assist schools in getting needed City services and funding

 


ENVIRONMENT/SANITATION COMMITTEE


Chairperson: Ms. Helen Coley
Meeting day: 3rd Tuesday
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: CB 8 District office
1291 St. Marks Avenue (bet. Buffalo and Ralph Avenues)

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Comment on issues pertaining to the protection of the District from air, noise, and water pollution
  • Keep abreast of new developments in water purification treatments as well as of toxic substances which may threaten drinking water and clean air
  • Monitor service delivery for water supply, sewer maintenance, catch basin cleaning and other related issues
  • Recommend locations for the placement of hydrant sprinkler caps for summer use
  • Identify and report: air pollution problems caused by local businesses or multiple dwellings; subway stations that need cleaning; merchants, factories or residences that do not package and/or dispose of their garbage properly; noise polluters such as late night social clubs; unauthorized construction on weekends or nights; sources of loud noise at inconvenient hours
  • Review and monitor sanitation services

 


Health/Human Services COMMITTEE


Chairperson: Kwasi Mensah, Chair / Dr. Flize Bryan, Co- Chair
Meeting Day: 1st Monday of the Month
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: CNR- Center Light Healthcare Center
727 Classon Avenue (bet. Park Place and Prospect Place) (Board Room)

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Deal specifically with service delivery issues affecting the District's senior citizen population
  • Disseminate information about senior citizen rights and entitlements
  • Plan and coordinate the delivery of services and senior citizen programs
  • Interface with public and private agencies that provide senior citizen services
  • Conduct human services needs assessment, including services for health, youth, senior citizens, infants, homeless, and the handicapped
  • Monitor and evaluate the District's public and private human services programs before consultations and hearings
  • Review proposals for human services programs and make recommendations to the Community Board
  • Establish strong working relationship with area hospitals and health care centers to make sure adequate services are provided to the community
  • Entertain proposals from health and/or human service providers including day cares, head start programs, drug and alcohol treatment centers, mental health facilities, transitional and supportive housing initiatives, and others
  • Work with health care providers to obtain information and free screening services for residents in the District



HOUSING/ULURP COMMITTEE


Chairperson: Ms. Nizjoni Granville and Ms. Ethel Tyus, Co-Chair
Meeting Day: 1st Thursday of the Month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: CNR-Center Light Healthcare Center
727 Classon Avenue (bet. Park Place and Prospect Place)

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Identify needs and strategies for neighborhood improvements
  • Assess vacant buildings in the neighborhood for possible seal-up or demolition
  • Monitor inspection services of the Dept. of Buildings and the Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
  • Establish budget priorities and make recommendations to the Board on housing issues
  • Monitor housing construction and rehabilitation projects
  • Make recommendations on the disposition of City-owned property in the District
  • Plan and conduct public hearings on land use terms
  • Assess local needs and take notice of district changes, i.e., economic growth and housing
  • Review ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) applications and make recommendations to the full Board

 

PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE


Chairperson: Ms. Glinda Andrews and Ms. Kim Albert, Co-Chair
Meeting Day: 1st Tuesday of the Month
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: St. John's Recreation Center
1251 Prospect Place (corner Schenectady Avenue)

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Review and approve park designs and rehabilitation projects
  • Establish budget priorities from needs assessment for parks and recreational services in the District
  • Seek to attract new recreational services for youth and adults
  • Identify possible funding sources for recreational and cultural projects

 


PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE


Chairperson: Ms. Shalawn Langhorne and Mr. Desmond Atkins, Co-Chair
Meeting Day: 3rd Monday of each month
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: 77th Precinct
127 Utica Avenue (corner of Bergen Street)

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Arrange meetings with community residents, business and civic groups to discuss public safety issues
  • Discuss issues of concern with Police officials
  • Discuss issues of concern with fire and EMS representatives
  • Meet with representatives from Engine and Ladder Companies, and EMS officials to discuss the needs for improving fire services in the community, which would be included in the District's Budget Priorities
  • Develop budget priorities for public safety issues

 


sla & sidewalk cafe review cOMMITTEE


Chairperson: Mr. James Ellis, Co-Chair
Meeting Day: 1st Monday of the Month
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: CNR- Center Light Healthcare Center in the ATRIUM
727 Classon Avenue (bet. Park Place and Prospect Place) (Board Room)

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Review and discuss both new and renewal applications for establishments seeking liquor licenses from New York State Liquor Authority for clubs, bars, restaurants, local grocery stores, and other establishments in the District
  • Review and discuss applications for Dept. of Consumer Affairs Sidewalk Cafe permits and Dept. of City Planning Enclosed Sidewalk Cafe permits.


TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE


Chairperson: Dr. Frederick Monderson and Mr. Robert Witherwax, Co-Chair
Meeting Day: 4th Tuesday of the Month
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: CNR-Center Light Healthcare Center
727 Classon Avenue (bet. Park Place and Prospect Place)

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Keep abreast of all transportation issues within the District
  • Monitor quality and quantity of transportation services within the District, including services of City and franchised buses, subways, elevated trains, and commuter travel services
  • Develop transportation budget priorities for the Board's consideration
  • Review scopes and design for capital projects and report to the Board



YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES COMMITTEE


Chairperson: Ms. Akosua Albritton
Meeting Day: 2nd Monday of the Month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: CNR-Center Light Healthcare Center
727 Classon Avenue (bet. Park Place and Prospect Place)

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Conduct district-wide youth services needs assessment
  • Develop plans for filling gaps in youth services
  • Compile list of possible funding sources for youth services
  • Coordinate workshops, seminars, conferences on issues of concern to youth, e.g., health, employment, substance abuse, education, and recreation
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There are several things you can do to get more involved in CB #8:

1.Report a complaint or request for service by contacting the District Office.

2. Attend meetings of the Community Board and ask to be put on the mailing list to get meeting notices.

3. Apply to become a Community Board Member. You can do so either by picking up an application at the Community Board's Office, contacting the Brooklyn Borough President's Office at 718-802-3700, or by contacting your local Council Member.

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Brooklyn, NY 11213
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