Community Board 11 voted in favor of a measure Monday night to give co-ops and condos disaster relief assistance for severe storms as well as heard from the 111th Precinct’s captain on a recent uptick in crime.
The City Council has already approved a resolution regarding a provision of disaster relief for co-ops and condos. CB 11 voted during its monthly meeting in Bayside last night to support the measure.
Currently, co-ops and condos are only eligible for federal loans during severe storms, such as Hurricane Sandy. The resolution would make them eligible for federal grants.
The board passed the measure with only one member voting in opposition.
Jason Huerta, captain of the 111th Precinct, dropped by the meeting to discuss a recent increase in robberies and car break-ins.
“There have been a rash of iPhone thefts,” he said. “Typically, the victims were punched or assaulted. I’d stress that people do not flash their devices.”
He said there has also been a rise in auto break-ins, especially near Springfield Boulevard and Queensborough Community College.
CB 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece also announced that Bayside High School would soon undergo a renovation that would include roof work and upgrades to its exterior.
Work would begin after school and could take place throughout the evening, but no start date has been finalized. The project was estimated for completion by March 2016.