Minutes – October 2019

Regular Public Meeting

Monday, October 28, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Emery Recreation Center, 5801 Georgia Ave., NW

Minutes

 

1) Call to Order & Roll Call

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Commissioner Brenda Parks, Chair (ANC 4B04 Commissioner), presiding. It was held at Emery Recreation Center, 5801 Georgia Avenue, NW. Present were Commissioners Evan Yeats (4B01), Erin Palmer (4B02), Scot Knickerbocker (4B03), Perry Redd (4B05), Tiffani Nichole Johnson (4B06), Geoff Bromaghim (4B07), Alison Brooks (4B08), and LaRoya Huff (4B09).

 

2) Old Business

Commissioner Palmer provided information regarding testimony from Commissioner Alison Brooks, Vice Chair (ANC 4B08 Commissioner) and Erin Palmer, Secretary (ANC 4B02 Commissioner) at the DC Council’s Committee on Facilities and Procurement’s Public Oversight Roundtable for Advisory Neighborhood Commissions on September 25, 2019. Commissioner Brenda Parks, Chair (ANC 4B04 Commissioner) also attended the Roundtable. This testimony followed the Commission’s September 23, 2019, Letter re Administrative Support and Infrastructure for Advisory Neighborhood Commissions. Commissioner Evan Yeats (4B01) announced the Commission’s new website: www.anc.4b.com. Commissioner Brooks noted additional possible Commission follow-up after the Commission’s June 24, 2019, Letter of Inquiry Concerning ANC 4B Recreation Centers.

 

3) Consideration and Approval of Agenda

Commissioner Brooks moved to approve the agenda, as amended (removing Item 13, Resolution 4B-19-1009: Resolution on Trinity Episcopal Church (BZA 20111)). The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 1 no, 0 abstentions.

 

4) Approval of September Regular Public Meeting Minutes

Commissioner Bromaghim moved to approve the September Regular Public Meeting minutes. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no, 1 abstention.

 

5) Treasurer’s Report, Approval of Quarterly Financial Report for the Fourth Quarter 2019, & Approval of Budget for Fiscal Year 2020

Commissioner Bromaghim presented the Treasurer’s Report. Commissioner Johnson moved to approve the Quarterly Financial Report for the Fourth Quarter 2019. The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions. Commissioner Bromaghim moved to approve the Commission’s budget for Fiscal Year 2020. The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

 

6) Reports

Metropolitan Police Department, 4th District

Captain Franklin Porter reported on crime statistics in Ward Four and answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

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 4, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

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, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

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, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

 

7) Community Concerns

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

 

8) Presentation: Sayra Molina & Joel Conlon, District Department of Transportation, Urban Forestry Division

Sayra Molina, Community Engagement Specialist for Ward 4, and Joel Conlon, Urban Forester, presented on programs and services offered by the District Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Division, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

 

9) Presentation: Jaime Yarussi, Deputy Inspector General for Business Management, District Office of the Inspector General

Jaime Yarussi, Deputy Inspector General for Business Management presented on the work (including complaint processes), mission, and jurisdiction of the District Office of the Inspector General, as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

 

10) Presentation: Proposed Development at 225 Vine Street, NW

Kevin A. Brown, Montage Development Group, presented on a proposed Development at 225 Vine Street, NW (SMD 4B07), as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

 

11) Consent Calendar:

  • Resolution 4B-19-1001: Supporting the Concept Design of the Arts Plaza, Dog Park & Building 82 and 90 Improvements at The Parks at Walter Reed (Commissioner Bromaghim)
  • Resolution 4B-19-1002: Calling for Accelerated Modernization of Whittier Education Campus (Commissioner Palmer)
  • Resolution 4B-19-1003: Supporting Two-Story Rear Addition and Deck at 6903 5th Street, NW, H.P.A. No. 19-600 (Commissioner Palmer)
  • Resolution 4B-19-1004: Calling on DC Housing Authority to Preserve Public Housing and Protect Public Housing Residents (Commissioner Palmer)
  • Resolution 4B-19-1005: Supporting Proposed Extension and Calling for Expansion and Improvement of Rent Control (Commissioner Palmer)
  • Resolution 4B-19-1006: Calling for Action on Hate Crimes in the District of Columbia (Commissioner Yeats)
  • Resolution 4B-19-1007: Request for Traffic Calming Measures Within Single Member District 4B06 (Commissioner Johnson)

Commissioner Johnson moved to approve the consent calendar. The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

 

12) Resolution 4B-19-1008: Supporting Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage License for Haydee’s, 6303 Georgia Ave, NW (ABRA-060187)

Commissioner Knickerbocker presented a draft Resolution supporting renewal of Haydee’s (6303 Georgia Ave, NW) alcoholic beverage license.

Commissioner Knickerbocker moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 1 no, 0 abstentions. Commissioner Yeats opposed.

 

13) Resolution 4B-19-1009: Resolution on Trinity Episcopal Church (BZA 20111)

This item was removed from the agenda. See Number 3 above.

 

14) Adjournment

Commissioner Knickerbocker moved that the meeting be adjourned. The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

An audio recording of the meeting is embedded below:

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