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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

June 12, 2013 Fifth District Station 1805 Bladensburg Road NE Washington, DC 20002 I. Call to Order and Quorum – The meeting was called to order at 7:03pm by Chair Manning. Commissioners present: Antonette Russell, Bob King, Jacqueline Manning, Regina James, and Nolan Treadway, constituting of a quorum. Introductions – Commissioners introduce themselves and their area. Determination of Quorum – Commissioner Russell determines there is a quorum Agenda Approval – Commissioner James moves to approve the agenda as provided, agenda approved with unanimous vote. Minutes Approval – a. Commissioner Treadway provided the minutes for the May meeting. b. Commissioner James moves to accept the May minutes as submitted. Commissioner Russell seconds. May meeting minutes approved with unanimous vote. VI. Treasurers Report a. June Treasurer Report – Treasurer Commissioner Treadway reports the ANC has spent no money since the last meeting and the current balance in checking is $25,932.79. The current balance in savings is $2.03.

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Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5C
Arboretum, Brentwood, Fort Lincoln, Gateway, Langdon, South Woodridge, most of Woodridge b. Commissioner Treadway says ANC 5C is working with CM McDuffie and the DC Office of ANC to get disbursements from DC going to 5C. c. Commissioner Treadway looks forward to having some expenses in the coming months, such as opening a PO Box. d. Commissioner Treadway asks that the 2013 Q2 Quarterly Report (covering January, February, March 2013) be approved. Commissioner James moves to accept the report, Commissioner King seconds. Report is approved by unanimous vote. VII. Presentations a. Officers Ruiz and Gonzales, PSA 503 offers MPD report i. There were a couple shootings in PSA 503 in May, which is unusual. ii. There was a shooting that actually took place in PSA 503, another that at first looked like it was b. Report from CM McDuffie i. CM McDuffie highlights recent budget accomplishments 1. New budget will expand H Street Main Street 2. New budget will create Rhode Island Ave Main Street 3. Got $2 million for infrastructure improvements for Rhode Island Ave. 4. Sr. Citizens Advisory Council asked for more services for Seabury and transportation. McDuffie included funding for two new caseworkers for Seabury and improved WHETS transportation 5. Increased funding for emergency rental assistance 6. CM McDuffie fields and answers questions from the community 7. CM McDuffie mentions Ward 5 community crime forum next week 8. CM McDuffie mentions his State of the Ward address coming up later in June 9. CM McDuffie mentions a community walkthrough in Brentwood, in Commissioner James’ SMD. c. Report from DDOT i. Angelo Rao, who works in the parking department ii. Fields a question from the chair and commissioners. iii. Takes questions from community ANC 5C – www.ancward5c.com – PO Box 80127, Washington, DC, 20018

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5C
Arboretum, Brentwood, Fort Lincoln, Gateway, Langdon, South Woodridge, most of Woodridge iv. Summary of issues for follow-up: 1. Ward 5 transportation study history 2. Changing meters on Rhode Island Ave NE in Woodridge from 1 hour to 2 hours 3. For Commissioner Manning – speed problems on 800 block of 19th Street NE 4. For Commissioner James – “ROSA details” and info on the implementation of the Ward 5 transportation study 5. Bladensburg between V and New York Ave – remove parking signs allowing for non-rush hours parking on Bladensburg 6. Bladensburg/Channing people not getting ticketed when they are in violation 7. Fort Lincoln traffic study 8. 12th and Bryant traffic signal 9. “these are not easy things, but I will relay them to the appropriate folks” 10. His phone # is 202-671-1370 11. His email: angelo.rao@dc.gov d. Woodridge Library Update i. Presenters: 1. Chris Wright with DC Public Libraries 2. A lawyer who is working on the zoning variance 3. Someone from the architect’s firm, Bing Thom 4. Not a full update, but more about the parking space variance that is being requested 5. As zoning code is currently written, the library would need to provide 15-20 parking spots. 6. The current library has 11 parking spots. This would retain the 11 parking spots, but requires a variance. ii. Commissioner Treadway makes a motion to pass a resolution (attached) in support of the zoning variance for the Woodridge library. Commissioner King seconds. Motion passes on unanimous vote. e. DC Department of the Environment, River Smart Homes i. River Smart Homes programs subsidizes homeowners to make improvements to their land and home that reduces storm water runoff.

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Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5C
Arboretum, Brentwood, Fort Lincoln, Gateway, Langdon, South Woodridge, most of Woodridge ii. Our area has low participation, despite being in an important watershed (Hickey Run Watershed) VIII. New Business a. Commissioner King – BZA Application 18576, for Fort Lincoln Banneker Townhouses, LLC i. For development of 42 new townhomes ii. Commissioner King held a single member district meeting on June 1 iii. Commissioner King asks for support of the variance iv. Residents are concerned with these new townhomes, there is concern about notice of the meeting. v. Commissioner Russell is concerned about voting on this because we have no info on the BZA case and no presentation from the developers. vi. Commissioner James is concerned about the timeline, that this BZA case is coming up in a couple of weeks. Suggests the commission should send a letter asking for a delay in the BZA case. vii. Long discussion about notice and meetings and what the community wants and all that. 1. After much discussion, Commissioner James makes a motion to write a letter to the BZA, requesting a delay in the determination of this application in order for ANC 5C to review the case and get a presentation from the developer so that the commission and the community can come to this meeting to view this project. 2. Commissioner Treadway asks for clarification of who will write the actual letter. Commissioner James said she would write it, send it to Chair and Vice Chair and then we could all review it before the Chair signs it and sends it to the BZA. 3. Commissioner Russell seconds the motion 4. Commissioner King asks for clarification of what the motion is on the table 5. Commissioner James asks if Commissioner King would prefer to write the letter. Commissioner King agrees to write the letter. 6. Motion passes 5-1, Commissioner King opposes, other support. ANC 5C – www.ancward5c.com – PO Box 80127, Washington, DC, 20018

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5C
Arboretum, Brentwood, Fort Lincoln, Gateway, Langdon, South Woodridge, most of Woodridge

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Adjournment a. Commissioner James moves to adjourn the meeting and Commissioner Manning adjourns the meeting. Meeting was adjourned at 9:23pm.

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