Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8A Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 7:00PM
UPO Building | 1649 Good Hope Road SE | Washington, DC 20020
Attendance: 6 Commissioners | 32 Attendees
*March meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather. March 17th Executive meeting was cancelled due to miscommunication on meeting schedule.
- Call to Order (7:05PM)
- Motion to accept Agenda
- MOTION: Cm. Wilson moved to accept the agenda. 2nd: Cm. Fletcher. PASSED: (6-0-0)
- Roll Call
- 6 Commissioners Present, 1 Absent
- Commissioner Barbara Clark (Absent)
- Reading of Minutes
- Cm. Fletcher read the minutes from the Tuesday, February 3, 2015 meeting.
- MOTION: Cm. Wilson moved to approve the minutes as read. 2nd: Cm. Simms. PASSED: (6-0-0)
- Commission Votes
- Ward 8 City Council Special Election Forum
- Motion: Cm. Simms moved to approve the $100 support of the Ward 8 Special Election Forum. 2nd: Cm. Fletcher. Passed: (6-0-0)
- Letter of Support for Far Southeast Collaborative
- Two comments of support from the community, one from Diane Fleming a board member for the Far Southeast Collaborative.
- Motion: Cm. Wilson moved to accept the letter as written. 2nd: Cm. Muhammad. Passed (6-0-0)
- Community Agreement for 2255 MLK Project
- Motion: Cm. Muhammad moved to table the vote until further discussion. 2nd: Cm. Simms. Passed (5-0-1) Cm. Wilson
**Invite Stan Voudrie and David White to the 4/20 meeting to discuss the community agreement.
- Order of Business
- 7th District Commander, Willie Dandridge
- Severe crime is down but petty crime is up. Domestic burglaries are up. Pomeroy Road, Barry Farms, Woodland Terrace and Congress Park – PSA 703 (across from Douglass Road/Washington View) are high crime areas. Abandoned buildings and cars are an issue. We’ve taken the most amounts of guns off the streets. Guns, illegal in the District, are being transported from other states. Police are now required to get out of the car and walking the neighborhood every 15 minutes (60 day plan).
- Office of the People’s Council, Laurence Jones
- April 2014, Exelon announced that they wanted to purchase PEPCO. DC Laws: Consumers have to be better off after than they were before. Consumers must receive direct tangible benefits. DC service commission must decide if this is of the best public interest. They’ve decided that this is not in the public’s interest for four reasons: Reliability, Rates and Jobs. Public Interest Hearing (April 17-19).
- Donna Cooper, President of PEPCO (202) 872-2477 firstname.lastname@example.org; phitomorrow.com
*Chairwoman Natalie Williams extended an invitation to Donna Cooper, President of PEPCO to speak at our May 5th general meeting.
- Anacostia River Pumping Station, DC Water Reps (Bethel Abate, Garry Brennan and Gordon Evans)
- New pumping stations are needed for ventilation and because overflow is currently going into the Anacostia River. The new buildings will be more modern and will have low impact development with solar panels and care taking of the storm sites. The entire project is going to reduce the raw sewage by 96%, by 98% for the Anacostia neighborhood. This will also lower flooding in neighborhoods.
- Commissioner Roundtable
- 8A01: Holly Muhammad
- 2237 Minnesota Liquors License Renewal; Feedback due by May 8th. DHCD has an event at the ARC tomorrow. Creating signs for residents to clean up after their pets. Requested from DDOT for Fairlawn streets to be repaved.
- 8A02: Barbara Clark (Absent)
- 8A03: Cynthia Simms
- Anacostia River Festival. May 2nd SMD Meeting. April 13-25 Early Voting (Judiciary Square/Malcolm X ES). Meeting at UDC tomorrow re PEPCO/Exelon merger (7PM)
- 8A04: Troy Prestwood
- Tenant Roundtable, April 25 at the ANC Office @ 2100-D MLK @ 11AM-12:30P. SMD Meeting TBD.
- 8A05: Charles Wilson (None)
- 8A06: Tina Fletcher
- Grandview Phase II Retaining Wall on Back Facing Morris Road. Sunny’s Liquors Petition (May 16th) and Hearing (June).
- 8A07: Natalie Williams
- April 16th Emancipation Parade
- Community Concerns/Announcements
- Meeting Adjourned (9:00PM)
- MOTION: Cm. Wilson moved to adjourn meeting. 2nd: Cm. Prestwood. PASSED: (6-0-0)
8A01: Holly Muhammad, Vice-Chair | 8A02: Barbara Clark, Treasurer | 8A03: Cynthia Simms | 8A04: Troy Prestwood |
8A05: Charles Wilson | 8A06: Tina Fletcher, Secretary | 8A07: Natalie Williams, Chair