Minutes of the ANC1A Regular Meeting

held on January 11, 2012 at Tubman Elementary School, D.C.

 

Chairman William Brown began the meeting at 7:03 p.m. Commissioners present for meeting were: Lisa Kralovic (1A01), Vickey Wright-Smith (1A02), Sheldon Scott (1A03), Betty Pair (1A04), Laina Aquiline (1A05), William Brown (1A06), Thomas Boisvert (1A07), Kent Boese (1A08), Lenwood O. Johnson (1A10), and Dotti Love Wade (1A11). Commissioners absent were Bobby Holmes (1A09). Approximately 44 persons attended the meeting.

 

A quorum was declared.

 

Community Announcements

 

Several persons spoke under the Community Announcements portion:

 

Tiffani Berry spoke about space available to community/non-profit organizations at the Wardman complex.

Claudia Barahona talked about the Drug Free Youth program and the Ward 1 & 2 DC Prevention Center.

Betty Pair announced that the park at 11th and Monroe is scheduled to reopen on January 20th.

Mack Thompson addressed the community with appreciation for past and continued ANC 1A support for the Columbia Heights Village Tournament of Games and encouraged all to participate.

 

Presentations

 

Damon Harvey (DDOT) made a presentation on the coming Enhanced Residential Parking Permit program. Mr. Harvey also took questions from the assembly.

 

Commander Kimberly Missouri (MPD-4D) introduced herself and discussed the recent police redistricting which incorporated parts of former Police Service Area 302 into the Forth District, creating PSA 409. Cmdr. Missouri also discussed recent robberies in the community, how MPD is responding, and what residents can do to assist.

 

Stacey Lincoln introduced himself as a special assistant for Councilmemeber-At-Large Vincent B. Orange and informed the assembly that he and the Councilmember were available to respond to community concerns.

 

Bill Brown, speaking for Sedrick Muhammad, presented information on Mayor Gray's One City Summit.  The Summit will discuss major issues affecting the District of Columbia and will seek resident input on how to address the myriad of challenges we face.

 

 

 

Committee Reports

 

Cecilia Jones presented and distributed the ANC 1A January 2012 Public Safety Report.

 

Official Business

 

Election of Officers


Chair

 

Commission Pair nominated Commissioner Boisvert for Chair. Boisvert accepted the nomination. Commissioner Johnson nominated Commission Love Wade for Chair. Love Wade accepted the nomination. By a vote of 7 to 3, Commissioner Boisvert was elected Chair.

 

Vice Chair

 

Commissioner Boisvert nominated Commissioner Love Wade as Vice Chair. Love Wade accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations. Commissioner Love Wade was pronounced Vice Chair by proclamation.

 

Treasurer

 

Commissioner Kralovic nominated Commission Pair as Treasurer. Pair declined the nomination. Commissioner Pair nominated Commissioner Scott as Treasurer. Scott declined the nomination. Commissioner Scott nominated Commissioner Wright-Smith as Treasurer. Wright-Smith declined the nomination. Commissioner Love Wade nominated Commissioner Brown as Treasurer. Brown accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations. Commissioner Brown was pronounced Treasurer by proclamation.

 

Secretary

 

Commissioner Pair nominated Commissioner Boese as Secretary. Boese accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations. Commissioner Boese was pronounced Secretary by proclamation.

 

Resolutions

 

Resolution to approve the meeting schedule for 2012 passed unanimously on voice vote.

 

Resolution for ANC 1A to participate in the Security Fund for 2012 passed unanimously on voice vote.

 

 

Commissioner Scott introduced a Letter of Support for Jubilee Housing, BZA Application No. 18309, requesting special exception (1474 Columbia Road, NW). Commissioner Scott moved to approve the letter of support.

 

Commissioner Boisvert introduced a Letter of Support for BZA Variance request at 1341 Irving Street, NW. Commissioner Boisvert moved to approve the letter of support requesting change of user from 2-unit flat or one-family row dwelling to 4-unit apartment house.   

Commissioner Boisvert introduced a motion to modify the Letter of Support from a 4-unit apartment house to a 3-unit apartment house.

 

Commissioner Boisvert introduced a Letter of Support for BZA Variance Application for 3609 13th Steet, NW. Commissioner Boisvert moved to approve the letter of support.

 

Commissioner Kralovic introduced a Resolution to Protest ABRA Application for Pinch (3548 14th Street, NW) pending successful negotiation of a voluntary agreement. Commissioner Kralovic moved to support the protest.

 

Commissioner Boese introduced a Resolution to Hire and ANC 1A Intern. Commissioner Love Wade moved to amend the resolution to indicate a preference for the Intern to live in Ward 1. Commissioner Boese accepted the friendly amendment and moved to support the resolution.

 

The Resolution tabled at the November meeting to Support the Districts new iGaming Law and request that the majority of the revenues generated by iGaming be allocated for educational programs was reintroduced. Commissioner Boisvert moved to vote on the resolution.

 

 

Adjournment

 

Chairman Boisvert adjourned the meeting at 9:38 PM.