Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C

General Meeting

Minutes – February 16, 2010

 

Call to Order

A general meeting of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C was held on Tuesday, February 16, 2010.  Chairman, Commissioner, Joe Martin called the meeting to order at 6:40pm in the Roosevelt Senior High School Inn at 4301 13th Street, N.W.

 

Roll Call of Commissioners

Commissioners present included: Joseph Martin (4C09), Joseph Vaughn (4C05), Shanel Anthony (4C07), David Tumblin (4C06), Timothy Jones (4C08), Gabriel Acevedo (4C10), and Steve Leraris (4C04). Commissioners Michael Yates (4C01), James Davis II (4C03) and Janet Myers (4C02) were absent.  A quorum was established.

Approval of Agenda

 

Items to be revisited in March

1.       Takoma Aquatics Lifeguard Academy

2.       The Georgia Avenue/Rock Creek East family Support Collaborative Grant.  

3.       Brightwood Bistro, LLC.

 

 A motion to adopt the modified agenda by Vice Chair, Joseph Vaughan was seconded and approved unanimously by the Commission.

 

Reading and approval of January Minutes

Motion to adopt the amended minutes by Commissioner Acevedo to accept January minutes. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously by the Commission.  

 

Motion by Chair, Joseph Martin to take the Metropolitan Police report out of order on the agenda was seconded and approved unanimously by the Commission.

 

MPD/EMS

Commanding Officer, Kimberly Chisley-Missouri (PSA 404) Kimberly.Missouri@dc.gov, Lt. Michael Whiteside Michael.whiteside@dc.gov and Lt. Lamond, shane.lamond@dc.gov, shared with the community there is an increase in theft from autos and answered questions relating to issues of safety.   

 

Treasurer’s Reports

Checking Account balance as of January 26, 2010: $52, 925.41.

Savings will receive statement at the end of March 2010

Received Allotment of $14,543.00. (1st and 2nd Quarter Allotment)

1st Quarter Report is due (Oct. 2009- Dec. 2009)

Motion by Commissioner Anthony to accept the 1st Quarter Report, the motion was seconded by Commissioner Acevedo and passed unanimously by the Commission.

 

Grants:

 

Commission will review approval process for grant applications.

 

Correspondence & Announcements

·         Raymond Recreation Center is in the planning stages and will host a round table discussion in March. (TBA)  (Commissioner Tumblin).

·          DPW will pick up trash that is placed in dark plastic bags in the front of homes, due to the heavy snow conditions.

·         804 Taylor St., NW Condominiums Project will provide 22 units of affordable housing and 4 units for residents that fall below the 80% work force level.  (Commissioner Anthony)

·         Office of the Peoples Council will host a Public Utility Meeting, “Know your Utilities” at the Peoples Congregational Church.  (Council Member Muriel Bowser)

   

Fire Department  

No representative from the Fire Department attended the meeting.  

 

Community Comments

·         MPD will deploy mobile speed cameras in the 300 block of Rock Creek Church Rd., during the month of March.  (Council Member Muriel Bowser )

No comments presented.

 

New Business

 

Presentation by Angela Johnson, Roosevelt High School Stay Program grant. In celebration of Black History Month, the Roosevelt High School Stay program will hold weekly contest in which students will reflect on the elements of black history. The contests will consist of trivia and essay contests.  The small grant will support the purchase of awards for the 8 winning students such as gift cards from Boarders and the African American Museum, movie tickets and books.

Motion by Commissioner Vaughan to support the Roosevelt High School Stay Program grant for the amount of $320.00, was seconded by Commissioner Tumblin and passed unanimously.

 

Presentation of concerns by Jordana Bradley President of the Condo Association, protesting the entertainment license of the Brightwood Bistro.  Reasons for concerns included no sound proofing of walls, lack of security plans in place, limited parking area for attendees and the loitering outside of the restaurant.

 

Motion by Chair, Commissioner Martin to protest the Application by Bightwood Bistro, LLC to extended hours of operation, sales and service and entertainment pending completion of Voluntary Agreement, seconded and passed unanimously.

The Commission is requesting the attendance of the Brightwood Bistro at the next ANC 4C meeting in March to answer the alleged complaints.

 

 

Presentation by Mark Ewert and Steven Stichter, 401 Rock Creek Church Road., NW, area variance from Sections 403.2, 404.1, and 2001.3, to allow construction of a deck on the rear of the dwelling.

Motion by Commissioner Acevedo to support the area variance from the above stated Sections to allow for the maximum lot occupancy and an addition to a non-conforming structure, seconded and passed with six (6) votes in favor and one (1) vote in opposition (Commissioner Jones).

 

Presentation by Commissioner Anthony to support the Fusion Restaurant in providing light refreshments at the ANC 4C March meeting in the amount of  and not to exceed $100.

 

Motion by Commissioner Anthony to support light refreshments provided by the Fusion Restaurant, was seconded and passed with six (6) votes in favor and one (1) vote in opposition (Commissioner Jones).

 

Presentation by Commissioner Anthony, 804 Taylor St., NW Condominiums Project will provide 22 units of affordable housing and 4 units for residents that fall below the 80% work force level, to formally support efforts, was seconded, and passed with  six (6) in  favor, one (1) in opposition (Commissioner Jones).

 

Motion by Chair, Commissioner Martin to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was seconded and passed unanimously by the Commission.  The meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.