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Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5C

Arboretum, Brentwood, Fort Lincoln, Gateway, Langdon, South Woodridge, most of Woodridge
5C01 - Antonette Russell, Vice Chair 5C02 - Karla Butler 5C03 - Bob King 5C04 - Jacqueline Manning, Chair 5C05 - Regina James 5C06 - Vacant 5C07 - Nolan Treadway, Treasurer

March 20, 2013 Fifth District Station 1805 Bladensburg Road NE Washington, DC 20002 I. Call to Order and Quorum – The meeting was called to order at 7:07pm by Chair Manning. Commissioners present: Antonette Russell, Karla Butler, Bob King, Jacqueline Manning and Regina James, constituting a quorum. Police Report a. Sgt Johnson presented a report for PSA 503. She stated that there has been an increase in violent crime and prostitution along the New York Ave NE corridor, particularly at the Days Inn Hotel. The New York Ave corridor includes PSAs 503, 505, and parts of 506. It appears that many of these participants travel from Atlanta and Florida to engage in prostitution in the DC area. b. Sgt Johnson also noted that the community needs to become more aware of their surroundings, especially around large groups of teenagers. There has been an increase in crimes committed by young girls. She referenced a recent robbery at Rita’s Ice on Rhode Island Ave NE that involved a young girl. There is a rising trend of “flash mobs” engaging in criminal activity, including robberies. If you see any suspicious activity, please call 911. III. Presentations a. Carl Thomas, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Clean City – Mr. Thomas briefed the community on the establishment of the Clean City office. The office was created by the former Mayor, Anthony Williams. OCC monitors the progress of the Department of Public Works (DPW) on trash pickup and also grade their performance to ensure DC becomes the

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Arboretum, Brentwood, Fort Lincoln, Gateway, Langdon, South Woodridge, most of Woodridge cleanest city in the nation. There are four assessments conducted a year and include a rating of 1 (best) to 4 (hazardous). Mr. Thomas stated that DC residents are responsible for cleaning tree boxes and 18 inches from the curb in front of their homes. OCC is also involved in the Adopt-ABlock program. Adoptees are responsible for the upkeep of a minimum 2 square block radius and required to conduct quarterly clean-up events. OCC will play an assistant role if adoptees are not able to effectively engage DPW. OCC would request that DPW prioritize that particular area for clean-up. Mr. Thomas stated that OCC also partners with the following programs: MPD Littering Program (May is Litter Prevention Month); Neighborhood Watch Program (organizing communities); and Department of Transportation (DDOT) Urban Forestry Adopt-A-Tree program. If you have additional questions, Mr. Thomas can be reached at 202.724.8967 or carl.thomas@dc.gov. b. Mark Williams, Ward 5 Community Liaison, Office of Community Affairs, Executive Office of the Mayor – Mr. Williams informed the community that his role as the community liaison is to facilitate information from the Mayor’s Office to residents in Ward 5. His primary responsibility is to ensure that there’s a direct link from the community to the Mayor. He also stated that residents should call 311 if there are any issues within the Ward and take note of the confirmation number. There is also a 311 phone app where you can attach photographs of the impacted area. If you have any additional questions, Mr. Williams can be reached at 202.340.7140 or marchim.williams@dc.gov. i. Ward 5 Budget Town Hall Meeting with the Mayor – Will be held on April 10th (6:30-8:30pm) at Luke C. Moore Academy, 1001 Monroe St NE. Mr. Williams will distribute flyers to all ANC Commissioners and community groups. He encouraged all Ward 5 residents to attend as the proposed budget could impact the community. c. Jon Mandel – Business and Community Affairs Coordinator, Office of Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie – Mr. Mandel briefly mentioned that his role in the Councilmember’s office is the assist in various roles ranging from tree removal to escalated trash pickup. He will engage agencies to ensure services are delivered to Ward 5. Residents are encouraged to log onto the Councilmember’s website (www.kenyanmcduffie.com) for updates and to sign up for the newsletter. Councilmember McDuffie will hold community engagement hours throughout the ward this weekend.

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Arboretum, Brentwood, Fort Lincoln, Gateway, Langdon, South Woodridge, most of Woodridge i. Chuck Brown Amphitheatre Update – Mr. Mandel announced that Commissioner Treadway (absent) will hold a meeting on April 23rd at 9am to discuss future enhancements of the theatre. Location: 2601 18th St NE ii. Gateway Community Walkthrough – a walkthrough has been proposed in the Gateway community to discuss businesses illegally operating without proper licenses and discuss installation of speed humps. iii. Lisa Sutter, Program Manager, MPD – Ms. Sutter has implemented a new program to monitor and ticket large trucks accessing residential areas. A device is currently placed at 12th and Michigan. The monitor also has a speed camera. At this time, there is only one monitor per ward. iv. Legislative Update – Community on Health: Council hearing on a moratorium to limit the number of cultivation centers in each ward. IV. Amendments a. Commissioner James requested that the agenda be amended to include the announcement for the vacancy for Single Member District 5C06. Petitions can be picked up at the Board of Elections. Applicants will need a minimum of 25 signatures to qualify. Approved: 5 to 0 V. Treasurer’s Report a. Chair Manning, on behalf of Commissioner Treadway, presented the Treasurer’s report. She announced that 5C has yet to receive the former 5C budget. A budget should be presented in April. On February 20th, a deposit in the amount of $25,930.56 was made for the redistricting reappointment. Check #1794 - made out to the ANC Security Fund, in the amount of $25, has not yet cleared. The current balance is $25,907.79. b. Commissioner James requested that a motion be presented to participate in the ANC Security Fund and approve the $25 expense. Approved: 5 to 0. VI. Community Concerns a. Fred Gordon, Chairman of Community Outreach, DC Fire Fighters Association, Local 36 – Mr. Gorman informed the community that he does not represent the Fire Department but rather its members. He stated that the Local 36 chapter would like to engage the community and assist with various programs. The chapter has held an inaugural event called

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5C
Arboretum, Brentwood, Fort Lincoln, Gateway, Langdon, South Woodridge, most of Woodridge Operation Warmth, where they donated 1000 new coats to under privilege families. The program will now expand to serve residents in all wards. He also informed the community about Turkey Drop. This is a program that distributes meals to residents in Ward 5. For more information, Mr. Gordon can be reach via email at fred.gordon@iaff36.org. b. Dawn Quattlebaum, Director, Seabury Resources for Aging – Ms. Quattlebaum presented the community with several announcement: i. Office of Aging – will hold training session during the month of April and June. Seabury will begin recruitment. ii. Office of Aging and FEMA will present “Shelter in Place” training. ANC Commissioners and apartment manager are encouraged to attend. (March 27, 9-10:30am) - 3200 Ft Lincoln Drive NE iii. “How the Internet Can Benefit Seniors” seminar (April 24th). Flyers will be distributed. iv. 2014 Budget – Chair Manning and Commissioner King will advocate for additional funding for the Office of Aging. If you are interesting in assisting or providing a written testimony, please contact Ms. Quattlebaum. v. Seabury will hold a fundraising event for Seabury’s Leadership and Aging event on June 6th at American University. VII. Adjournment a. Meeting was adjourned at 8:23pm.

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