Monday, December 29, 2008

Calling for new Community Board 6 Members: Applications Due January ONE, 2009!

Holiday Greetings from CORD!!

The time to get your applications in to Community Board Six (our community board) in order to be considered for service to the board is FAST APPROACHING!!

January 1, 2009 is the deadline! Please see the application below at our Dec. 18th CORD post and/or go to the website and see for yourself. The more people that apply for the community board the better as it sends a message that we all do indeed care about Carroll Gardens and we are willing and able to participate in the decision making process for our beloved neighborhood.

Calling for new Community Board 6 Members: Applications Due January ONE, 2009!

Please consider serving our community by submitting a New Member Application Community for Community Board 6 to the offices of our Borough President Marty Markowitz and to our Councilman Bill DeBlasio.

The deadline is in a few short weeks! (January 1, 2009). Learn more about Community Board 6 and find this application at

CB 6 covers: Red Hook, Carroll Gardens , Park Slope, Gowanus, and Cobble Hill.

If you have questions please write us at

""The Community Boards play an important role in improving the quality of life for all citizens of Brooklyn, but many people don't know about them. We urge you to learn how your Community Board can help you, and how you may be able to help your Community Board.

Community Boards are local representative bodies. There are 18 throughout Brooklyn . Each Board consists of up to 50 unsalaried members appointed by the Borough President, with half nominated by the City Council Members who represent the community district. Board members are selected by the Borough Presidents from among active, involved people of each community, with an effort made to assure that every neighborhood is represented. Board members must reside, work or have some other significant interest in the community.

Boards meet once each month. At these meetings, members address items of concern to the community. Board meetings are open to the public, and a portion of each meeting is reserved for the Board to hear from members of the public. In addition, Boards regularly conduct public hearings-on the City's budget, on land use matters, and other major issues-to give the people of the community the opportunity to express their opinions" (CB 6 Website)

CB 6
250 Baltic Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718.643.3027
Fax: 718.624.8410

For a separate application to Community Board 6 to become a CB 6 Committee Member please refer to this email sent by Craig Hammerman:


DECEMBER 22, 2008
(718) 643-3027, EXT. 205


It's that time of year again when Brooklyn Community Board 6 (CB6) reconstitutes
the composition of its standing committees. Although CB6 committee membership
must be composed primarily of a majority of Board Members, membership is also
open to Non-Board Members as well. This allows for broader, grassroots public
representation on the Community Board's standing committees, and encourages and
facilitates citizen participation in local government within our communities.
The Brooklyn CB6 district includes the neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens/South
Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Columbia Street District, Gowanus, Park Slope, and Red

Individuals who wish to serve on a committee can pick up a Committee Membership
Request form from the CB6 District Office at 250 Baltic Street (between
Court/Clinton Streets), Monday through Friday between the hours of 10AM and 4PM,
or download the form from the CB6 website at .
Appointments to committees for a seven-month term are effective February 1,
2009. Pending approval of proposed by-laws revisions, we will be shifting our
annual appointment calendar to begin on September 1 each year beginning in 2009.
There will be a second, mandatory application process during Summer 2009 for
September 1 committee appointments. Non-Board Members who are appointed to a
committee enjoy the same participatory rights and are expected to fulfill the
same member-related responsibilities as Board Members serving on committees.


. Economic/Waterfront/Community Development and Housing
. Landmarks/Land Use
. Parks/Recreation/Cultural Affairs
. Public Safety/Environmental Protection/Licenses/Permits
. Transportation
. Youth/Human Services/Education

Committee Membership Request forms must be received at the District Office no
later than January 14, 2009 for consideration in initial annual reconstitution
of committees. Additional requests for membership may be made at any time
throughout the year, but appointments will be made based on the availability of
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Happy Solstice all!

Best, Craig

Craig R. Hammerman
District Manager
Brooklyn Community Board 6
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-6401

t. 718.643.3027
f. 718.624.8410

Serving the neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens/South Brooklyn, Cobble Hill,
Columbia Street District, Gowanus, Park Slope and Red Hook


With the "Protect Our Homes" petition, CORD was formed in May, 2007. This petition arose as an overwhelmingly negative response to the coming of the over-sized 360 Smith Street Development at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place (Aka Oliver House; aka 131 Second Place). This petition, which had well over three thousand signatures, led to a new zoning text amendment in summer of 2008.

To: Our Elected Officials, Community Leaders, The MTA:
(MAY, 2007)

We the undersigned Carroll Gardens homeowners and residents, are appalled by the "as of right" ruling which allows owners and developers to erect buildings in our neighborhood with no regard to the impact they will present to our quality of life and the value of our homes........