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CB 11 Re-elects Iannece, Talks Budget Priorities

Jerry Iannece of Bayside Hills retains chairman position, along with other incumbents.

Community Board 11’s leadership for the upcoming year will remain the same following an election held Monday night.

Jerry Iannece was unanimously supported to stay on as CB 11’s chairman, while Christine Haider will remain first vice chairwoman.

Dennis Novick will continue to be the board’s second vice chairman, while Laura James will remain its third vice chairwoman.

Board members also discussed Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s preliminary Fiscal Year 2013 budget.

Joan Garippa, co-chairwoman of CB 11’s Capital and Expense Budget Committee, said she was looking for funding requests to send to city agencies.

Haider called for a continued cleanup of trees that were downed by storms in northeast Queens during the past year.

“We had a lot of storms and a lot of trees went down,” she said. “It’s horrible and it makes our community look terrible. It’s ruining the look of our neighborhood.”

Jason Huerta, the , told board members that crime was down in six of the seven categories so far in 2012.

The number of burglary incidents went up slightly, he said.

“There’s not much going on,” he said. “That’s a good thing.”

cmjake March 06, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Congratulations, Jerry. We love you!!
Michael Feiner March 07, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Jerry Iannece re-elected? Great!

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