Minutes – January 2019

Regular Public Meeting

Monday, January 28, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

MPD, 4th District Station, 6001 Georgia Ave., NW

Minutes

1)    Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Commissioner Scot Knickerbocker, Chair (ANC 4B03 Commissioner), presiding. It was held in the community room at the Metropolitan Police Department’s 4th District Station, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW.

2)    Roll Call

Present were Commissioners Evan Yeats (4B01), Erin Palmer (4B02), Scot Knickerbocker (4B03), Brenda Parks (4B04), Perry Redd (4B05), Geoff Bromaghim (4B07), Alison Brooks (4B08), and LaRoya Huff (4B09). The 4B06 seat was vacant at this time.

3)     Election of Officers

Upon receipt of e-mail confirmation that a member of the Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions was not necessary for the election of officers, the election of officers proceeded. Commissioner Knickerbocker conducted the election of officers.

Commissioner Knickerbocker called for nominations for Chair. Commissioner Parks nominated herself for Chair. There were no other nominations. Commissioner Parks was appointed by acclamation.

Commissioner Knickerbocker called for nominations for Vice Chair. Commissioner Palmer nominated Commissioner Brooks. There were no other nominations. Commissioner Brooks was appointed by acclamation.

Commissioner Knickerbocker called for nominations for Treasurer. Commissioner Yeats nominated Commissioner Bromaghim. There were no other nominations. Commissioner Bromaghim was appointed by acclamation.

Commissioner Knickerbocker called for nominations for Secretary. Commissioner Yeats nominated Commissioner Palmer. There were no other nominations. Commissioner Palmer was appointed by acclamation.

4)    Consideration of the Agenda   

Commissioner Knickerbocker moved that the agenda be approved. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no.

5)    Appointment of Representative to Walter Reed Community Advisory Committee

Commissioner Knickerbocker called for nominations for Representative to the Walter Reed Community Advisory Committee. Commissioner Yeats nominated Commissioner Bromaghim. There were no other nominations. Commissioner Bromaghim was appointed by acclamation.

6)    Appointment of Representative to Walter Reed Foreign Mission Committee

Commissioner Knickerbocker called for nominations for Representative to the Walter Reed Foreign Mission Committee. Commissioner Bromaghim nominated Commissioner Yeats. There were no other nominations. Commissioner Yeats was appointed by acclamation.

7)    Approval of Meeting Schedule

Commissioner Knickerbocker moved that the Commission set the following meeting schedule for regular public meetings in 2019.

The fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the community room at the Metropolitan Police Department’s 4th District Station, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW, except the month of May, when the Commission will meet on the third Monday, and except for the months of July, August, and December, when no regular public meeting will be held:

  • February 25
  • March 25
  • April 22
  • May 20
  • June 24
  • July – no meeting
  • August – no meeting
  • September 23
  • October 28
  • November 25
  • December – no meeting

The motion was adopted unanimously, 8 yes, 0 no.

8)    Approval of 2019 ANC Security Fund

Commissioner Knickerbocker moved that the Commission approve its participation in the 2019 ANC Security Fund and payment of the $25.00 annual fee. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no.

9)    Report: Metropolitan Police Department

A representative from MPD’s 4th District reported on issues and concerns of interest to residents of the 4th District.

10)    Report: Ward 4 Councilmember

Councilmember Brandon Todd reported on proposed legislation and community events of interest to residents of Ward Four.

11)    Report: Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services

Keshawn Harris, representing the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services, reported on Mayoral actions and events of interest to residents of Ward 4.

12)    Report: Ward 4 Representative to the State Board of Education

Representative Frazier O’Leary reported on issues related to the State Board of Education of interest to residents of Ward 4.

13)    Community Concerns

Members of the community were allowed the opportunity to present questions or statements.

14)    Presentation: Proposed Intersection Improvements at 4th / Cedar / Blair

Richard Kenney, Deputy Chief Engineer, and Zahra Dorriz, Supervisory Engineer for Team 2, Infrastructure and Project Management Division, DC Department of Transportation, presented on the status and timeline for proposed intersection improvements at 4th / Cedar / Blair by the Takoma Metro.

15)    Presentation:  Large Tract Review Process at 5901 Blair Road, NW

Representatives for the developer of a proposed self-storage facility at 5901 Blair Road, NW, presented on the project as part of the Office of Planning’s large tract review process.

16)    Consent Calendar:

 

  • Letter Supporting Board of Zoning Adjustment Application for Special Exception for an Expanded Child Development Home with 20 Children and 5 Staff at 240 Quackenbos Street, NE.
  • Resolution 4B-19-0101 Supporting Board of Zoning Adjustment Application for Construction of Rear Deck at 6430 8th Street, NW.

 

  • Resolution 4B-19-0102 Supporting Public Space Occupancy Permit Application for Curb Cut at Proposed Self-Storage Facility at 5901 Blair Road, NW.

Commissioner Knickerbocker moved to approve the consent calendar. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 1 no.

17)    Letters to Metropolitan Police Department and City of Takoma Park Regarding Police Dog Attack 

Commissioner Yeats moved that the Commission issue two letters to the Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department and the Mayor of the City of Takoma Park regarding use of force by the Takoma Park police within the boundaries of the Commission. On December 3, 2018, a Takoma Park police officer lost control of a K9 around Maple and Carroll Streets, NW, which attacked a resident bystander. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no.

18)     Resolution 4B-19-0103 Supporting HPRB Application for Proposed Addition at     7126 Chestnut Street, NW

Commissioner Yeats moved that the Commission adopt a resolution supporting an application to the Historic Preservation Review Board for a proposed rear addition at 7126 Chestnut Street, NW. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no.

19)    Resolution 4B-19-0104 Supporting HPRB Application for Proposed Solar Panels at 500 Dahlia Street, NW

Commissioner Yeats moved that the Commission adopt a resolution supporting an application to the Historic Preservation Review Board for the installation of solar panels at 500 Dahlia Street, NW. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no.

20)     Resolution 4B-19-0105 Supporting BZA Application for Domino’s at 6239 Georgia Avenue, NW

Commissioner Knickerbocker moved that the Commission adopt a resolution supporting an application to the Board of Zoning Adjustment for the relocation of a Domino’s (including operation of the fast food establishment and fast food delivery service) at 6239 Georgia Avenue, NW. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no.

21)    Resolution 4B-19-0106 Supporting BZA Application for VIP Room at 6201 3rd Street, NW

Commissioner Knickerbocker moved that the Commission adopt a resolution supporting an application to the Board of Zoning Adjustment for a modification of the conditions of the original order governing the VIP Room at 6201 3rd Street, NW, to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on the premises. Commissioner Knickerbocker called for a roll call vote.

Commissioner Yeats – AYE

Commissioner Palmer – AYE

Commissioner Knickerbocker – AYE

Commissioner Parks – AYE

Commissioner Redd – AYE

Commissioner Bromaghim – AYE

Commissioner Brooks – AYE

Commissioner Huff – AYE

The motion was passed.

22)     Adjournment

Commissioner Knickerbocker moved that the meeting be adjourned. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no.

The meeting was adjourned.

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