Minutes – June 2019

Regular Public Meeting

Monday, June 24, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

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

Minutes

1) Call to Order & Roll Call

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Commissioner Brenda Parks, Chair (ANC 4B04 Commissioner), presiding. It was held in the community room at the Metropolitan Police Department’s 4th District Station, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW. Present were Commissioners Evan Yeats (4B01), Erin Palmer (4B02), Scot Knickerbocker (4B03), Brenda Parks (4B04), Perry Redd (4B05), Tiffani Nichole Johnson (4B06), Geoff Bromaghim (4B07), Alison Brooks (4B08), and LaRoya Huff (4B09).

 

2) Old Business

The Commissioners had no old business to report.

 

3) Consideration and Approval of Agenda

Commissioner Bromaghim moved to approve the agenda, as amended (adding Letter Regarding ANC 4B Support for Naming the New North Middle School Ida B. Wells Middle). The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no. 
4) Approval of ANC 4B Office Space Use Agreement

Commissioner Parks moved to remove this item from the agenda. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no. Commissioner Redd abstained.

 

5) Approval of May Regular Public Meeting Minutes

Commissioner Johnson moved to approve the May Regular Public Meeting minutes. The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no.

 

6) Reports

Metropolitan Police Department, 4th District

Captain Franklin Porter reported on crime statistics in Ward Four.

Office of Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon T. Todd

Dolly Turner, representing the office of Councilmember Brandon T. Todd, reported on Councilmember actions and events of interest to residents of Ward Four.

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.

Report: Ward 4 Representative to the State Board of Education

Not present.

 

7) Community Concerns

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

 

8) Presentation: Nykisha Cleveland, Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Police Complaints

Nykisha Cleveland, Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Police Complaints, presented on the work and functions of the Office of Police Complaints.

 

9) Presentation: Deloris K. Ramsey, Fair Elections Manager, Office of Campaign Finance

Not present.

 

10) Presentation: Brent Sisco, Department of Parks and Recreation

Brent Sisco, Department of Parks and Recreation, presented on the design and timeline for the Takoma Dog Park.

 

11) Presentation: Laura Barclay, Executive Director, Old Takoma Business Association

Laura Barclay, Executive Director, Old Takoma Business Association, provided an update on the Takoma Business District and proposed Takoma Commercial Infrastructure Committee. 

 

12) Consent Calendar:

  • Resolution 4B-19-0601: Supporting Installation of Roof Solar Panels at 6824 5th Street, NW, H.P.A. No. 19-439 (Commissioner Palmer)
  • Resolution 4B-19-0602: Supporting Shuttle Bus for Incoming Ida B. Wells Students Residing Near Brightwood and LaSalle Campuses (Commissioner Knickerbocker)
  • Resolution 4B-19-0603: Supporting Pedestrian Safety Improvements by the Takoma Metro Station (Commissioner Yeats)
  • Resolution 4B-19-0604: Supporting Proposed Design for The Parks at Walter Reed Building O (Commissioner Bromaghim)
  • Resolution 4B-19-0605: Supporting Proposed Design for The Parks at Walter Reed Building P (Commissioner Bromaghim)

Commissioner Johnson moved to approve the consent calendar. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no. Commissioner Redd absent.

 

13) Resolution 4B-19-0606: Supporting Proposed Design for 218 Cedar Street, NW

Commissioner Bromaghim presented a draft Resolution in support of the proposed design for 218 Cedar Street, NW.

Commissioner Yeats moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 5 yes, 3 no. Commissioner Knickerbocker, Commissioner Brooks, and Commissioner Huff opposed. Commissioner Redd absent.

 

14) Letter of Inquiry: Calling for Response to Concerns Regarding Safety and Maintenance Issues at Recreation Centers in ANC 4B

Commissioner Bromaghim presented a draft Letter of Inquiry calling for a response from government agencies regarding safety and maintenance issues at recreation centers within the boundaries of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B.

Commissioner Palmer moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no. Commissioner Redd absent.

15) Resolution 4B-19-0607: Requesting Removal of Bus Stop Shelter at 6134 New Hampshire Avenue, NE

Commissioner Bromaghim presented a draft Resolution requesting removal of a bus stop shelter at 6134 New Hampshire Avenue, NE.

Commissioner Bromaghim moved the draft Resolution. Commissioner Yeats, Commissioner Palmer, and Commissioner Johnson opposed. The motion was adopted, 5 yes, 3 no. Commissioner Redd absent.

 

16) Letter of Inquiry: Calling for Response to Concerns Regarding Use of Heavy Trucks on Aspen St, NW and Other Residential Streets

Commissioner Palmer presented a draft Letter of Inquiry calling for a response from government agencies regarding the use of heavy trucks on Aspen Street, NW, and other residential streets.

Commissioner Brooks moved to amend the draft Letter of Inquiry to include language regarding Blair Road, NW. The amendment was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no. Commissioner Redd absent.

Commissioner Johnson moved the draft Letter of Inquiry, as amended. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no. Commissioner Redd absent.

 

17) Letter regarding ANC 4B Support for Naming the New North Middle School Ida B. Wells Middle

Commissioner Knickerbocker presented a draft Letter regarding Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B support for naming the new north middle school Ida B. Wells Middle.

Commissioner Bromaghim moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no. Commissioner Redd absent.

 

18) Adjournment 

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

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:28 p.m.

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