Community Board 11 is a small unit of government of the City of New York, whose district encompasses the neighborhoods of Allerton, Indian Village, Morris Park, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway, Van Nest and other areas (or parts thereof, zip codes 10460, 10461, 10462, 10467 and 10469) in the great Borough of the Bronx. Coterminous with the 49th NYPD Precinct, the district is delimited by Bronx Park East and the Bronx River Parkway to the west, Adee Avenue, Boston Road and East Gun Hill Road to the north, the Hutchinson River Parkway to the east, and East Tremont Avenue to the south.
The Board itself consists of up to 50 volunteers who are appointed by the Borough President, although at least one half of the Board’s membership is selected from nominees of the district's respective Council Members. The Board is headed by an Executive Board, which consists of a Chair, First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and Sergeant at Arms.
The Board plays an important advisory role in land use and rezoning matters, on-premise consumption liquor licenses and street activity permits. It is also responsible for identifying community needs as a part of the City's budget process. It works with various governmental and non-governmental agencies such as 311, the Department of Buildings, Department of Sanitation, Department of Environmental Protection...ConEd, the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the New York Public Library...and civic associations to coordinate and improve the delivery of municipal services.
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