Minutes of the ANC1A Regular Meeting

held on March 14, 2012 at Tubman Elementary School, D.C.

 

Chairman Thomas Boisvert began the meeting at 7:03 p.m. Commissioners present for the meeting were: Vickey Wright-Smith (1A02), Sheldon Scott (1A03), Betty Pair (1A04), Laina Aquiline (1A05), William Brown (1A06), Thomas Boisvert (1A07), Kent Boese (1A08), Bobby Holmes (1A09), Lenwood O. Johnson (1A10), and Dotti Love Wade (1A11). Commissioners absent were Lisa Kralovic (1A01). Approximately 36 persons attended the meeting.

 

Community Announcements

 

Several persons spoke under the Community Announcements portion:

 

Commissioner Johnson provided a postcard petition for those that oppose a rate increase by PEPCO.

Sylvia Robinson announced the coming In Her Honor event which honors women who have made a difference in the Pleasant Plains and Park View neighborhoods.

Cecilia Jones informed the community about a community building meeting to be hosted by the NWCHCA on March 20th.

Cathy Hanes spoke about the SHARE Food Network (sharedc.org).

Josh Saltzman briefly introduced himself and his plans to open an eatery at 3412 11th St. NW.

Grace Lenihan spoke about LAYCs conference, Youth United for Healthy Communities.

Farhang Farhani introduced himself as the owner of La Caprice.

Josh Singer informed the community about the Wangari Gardens project at Park Place and Kenyon Streets, NW.

Commissioner Wright-Smith announced DDOTs plans to install parking meters in front of the Allegro building.

Commissioner Pair announced that she had a community bulleting board available to a good home.

Commissioner Boese informed the assembly that there would be a community walk with MPD in the Park View Community on March 17th.

Commissioner Boisvert gave notice that ANC 1A may be revising its by-laws at the April meeting.

 

Committee Reports

 

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

 

 

Treasurers Report

 

Commissioner Brown informed the commission that issues with the FY 2011 3rd Quarterly Report had been resolved with the auditor and the FY 2011 4th Quarterly had been filed.

 

Presentations

 

Jason Broehm and MPDs Lisa Sutter made a presentation on the DC Pedestrian Advisory Council and their goal of introducing cameras for photo enforcement.

 

Sylvia Robinson made a presentation focused on the accomplishment and goals of the Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force.

 

Official Business

 

Resolutions

 

Commissioner Brown introduced a Grant application in the amount of $500 for the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace. Commissioner Brown moved to approve the grant.

 

Commissioner Boisvert introduced a Grant application in the amount of $800 for CHIME (Community Help In Music Education). Commissioner Boisvert moved to approve the grant.

 

Commissioner Boisvert introduced a Grant application in the amount of $1,000 for Casey Trees to plant new trees at Harriet Tubman Elementary School. Commissioner Boisvert moved to approve the grant.

 

Commissioner Boese introduced a Landmark Nomination for the former York Theater building (3635-3641 Georgia Avenue). Boese moved to approve the nomination.  

 

Commissioner Boisvert introduced a Voluntary Agreement for Made In Mad Momos ABRA Application ABRA-088409 (3605 14th Street, NW). Commissioner Boisvert moved to approve the voluntary agreement.

 

Commissioner Aquiline introduced a Voluntary Agreement for Lime Fresh Mexican Grill ABRA Application ABRA-088850 (3100 14th Street, NW). Commissioner Aquiline moved to approve the voluntary agreement.

 

Commissioner Brown introduced a Letter of Support for Meridian Pints DDOT public space application. Commissioner Brown moved to approve the letter.

 

Commissioner Aquiline introduced a Letter of Non-Support for DDOT Public Space Permit (#62809) for Z-Burger. Commissioner Aquiline moved to approve the letter. Commissioner Aquiline withdrew the motion. The issue was tabled until the April ANC 1A meeting.

 

Adjournment

 

Chairman Boisvert adjourned the meeting at 10:02 PM.