Minutes – November 2019

Regular Public Meeting

Monday, November 25, 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 7:01 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 Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW. Present were Commissioners Evan Yeats (4B01), Erin Palmer (4B02), Scot Knickerbocker (4B03), Perry Redd (4B05), Geoff Bromaghim (4B07), Alison Brooks (4B08), and LaRoya Huff (4B09).

 

2) Old Business

Commissioner Palmer provided information regarding Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B’s Comprehensive Plan Working Session on Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., at the Metropolitan Police Department’s 4th District Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW. Commissioner Palmer also provided information regarding the Commission’s draft revised Rules of Procedure. Commissioner Redd provided several updates regarding his Single Member District, including as related to Lot 69, which the Commission addressed in Resolution 4B-19-0907, Supporting Cessation of Imminent Action by Urban Farming Land Lease Program in Lot 69 located in Brightwood Park.

 

3) Consideration and Approval of Agenda

Commissioner Palmer moved to approve the agenda, as amended (revising Item 9 to provide, Tischa Cockrell, President, Terry Goings, Second Vice President, Proposed Friends of Riggs-LaSalle Recreation Center; adding Item 9.a, to provide, Tischa Cockrell, Rocketship PCS Riggs Campus; and revising Item 19 to reflect the correct Resolution number, 4B-19-1108). The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

 

4) Approval of October Regular Public Meeting Minutes

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

 

5) Approval of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B Annual Report

Commissioner Brooks moved to approve the Annual Report. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

 

6) Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Reimbursement of Expenses to ANC 4A

Commissioner Bromaghim presented the Treasurer’s Report. Commissioner Bromaghim moved to approve the reimbursement of expenses to Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

 

7) Reports

Metropolitan Police Department, 4th District

Sergeant Austin 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.

 

8) Community Concerns

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

 

9) Presentation: Tischa Cockrell, President, Terry Goings, Second Vice President, Proposed Friends of Riggs-LaSalle Recreation Center

Tischa Cockrell, President, and Terry Goings, Second Vice President, presented on a request for Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B’s support for the proposed Friends of Riggs-LaSalle Recreation Center.

Commissioner Parks indicated the Commission will consider action on the issue in January.

 

9.a) Presentation: Tischa Cockrell, Rocketship PCS Riggs Campus

Tischa Cockrell presented on concerns regarding Rocketship PCS Riggs Campus.

Commissioner Parks indicated the Commission will consider action on the issue in January.

 

10) Presentation: Sassan Gharai, SGA Companies, Proposed Development at 300-308 Carroll Street, NW & 325 Vine Street, NW

Sassan Gharai, SGA Companies, presented on a proposed Development at 300-308 Carroll Street, NW and 325 Vine Street, NW (SMD 4B07), as well as answered questions from Commissioners and community members.

Mr. Gharai will return to the Commission’s January meeting for another presentation and possible Commission action.

 

11) Presentation: Kevin A. Brown, Montage Development Group, 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.

Mr. Brown may return to the Commission’s January meeting for another presentation and possible Commission action.

 

12) Consent Calendar:

  • Resolution 4B-19-1101: Supporting Necessary Funding for Lighting and Pathway at Takoma Community Center (Commissioner Knickerbocker)

Commissioner Knickerbocker moved to approve the consent calendar. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstentions.

 

13) Resolution 4B-19-1102: Supporting Application for Alcoholic Beverage License for Walmart, 310 Riggs Road, NE (ABRA-109874)

Commissioner Huff presented a draft Resolution supporting Walmart’s application for an alcoholic beverage license.

Commissioner Huff moved the draft Resolution. Commissioner Parks called for a roll call vote.

Commissioner Yeats – no

Commissioner Palmer – abstain

Commissioner Knickerbocker – abstain

Commissioner Parks – yes

Commissioner Redd – no

Commissioner Bromaghim – yes

Commissioner Brooks – yes

Commissioner Huff – yes

The motion was adopted, 4 yes, 2 no, 2 abstentions. Commissioner Yeats and Redd opposed. Commissioner Palmer and Knickerbocker abstained.

 

14) Resolution 4B-19-1103: Protesting Application for Alcoholic Beverage License for Boulevard Lounge, 6233 Georgia Ave, NW (ABRA-115385)

Commissioner Knickerbocker presented a draft Resolution protesting Boulevard Lounge’s application for an alcoholic beverage license.

Commissioner Knickerbocker moved the draft Resolution. Commissioner Parks called for a roll call vote.

Commissioner Yeats – no

Commissioner Palmer – abstain

Commissioner Knickerbocker – yes

Commissioner Parks – abstain

Commissioner Redd – no

Commissioner Bromaghim – abstain

Commissioner Brooks – abstain

Commissioner Huff – abstain

The motion failed, 1 yes, 2 no, 5 abstentions. Commissioner Yeats and Commissioner Redd opposed. Commissioner Palmer, Commissioner Parks, Commissioner Bromaghim, Commissioner Brooks, and Commissioner Huff abstained.

 

15) Resolution 4B-19-1104: Supporting Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage License for S&S Wine & Spirits, 6925 4th Street, NW (ABRA-114978)

Commissioner Palmer presented a draft Resolution supporting renewal of S&S Wine & Spirits’ (6925 4th Street, NW) alcoholic beverage license.

Commissioner Palmer moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 6 yes, 2 no, 0 abstentions. Commissioner Yeats and Redd opposed.

 

16) Resolution 4B-19-1105: Supporting Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage License for Takoma Station Tavern, 6914 4th Street, NW (ABRA-079370)

Commissioner Palmer presented a draft Resolution supporting renewal of Takoma Station Tavern’s (6914 4th Street, NW) alcoholic beverage license.

Commissioner Palmer moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no, 1 abstention. Commissioner Yeats abstained.

 

17) Resolution 4B-19-1106: Supporting Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage License for The V.I.P. Room, 6201 3rd Street, NW (ABRA-105823)

Commissioner Parks presented a draft Resolution supporting renewal of The V.I.P. Room’s (6201 3rd Street, NW) alcoholic beverage license.

Commissioner Parks moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 0 no, 1 abstention. Commissioner Yeats abstained.

 

18) Resolution 4B-19-1107: Supporting Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage License for Jackie Lee’s, 116 Kennedy Street, NW (ABRA-105767)

Commissioner Brooks presented a draft Resolution supporting renewal of Jackie Lee’s (116 Kennedy Street, NW) alcoholic beverage license.

Commissioner Brooks moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 1 no, 0 abstentions. Commissioner Yeats opposed.

 

19) Resolution 4B-19-1108: Resolution on Trinity Episcopal Church (BZA 20111)

Commissioner Yeats presented a draft Resolution on Trinity Episcopal Church (BZA 20111).

Commissioner Yeats moved the draft Resolution. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 1 no, 0 abstentions. Commissioner Redd opposed.

 

20) Adjournment

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

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

ANC 4B Meeting November 25, 2019

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