Welcome to the North College Park Citizens Association (NCPCA), your neighborhood forum for citizen involvement and advocacy.
The next meeting has been rescheduled to Feb 20, 2014. Below is the agenda:
Agenda for Meeting of Feb 20, 2014
- 7:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
- 7:35 Joseph Shapiro, Assistant Comptroller of Maryland, will discuss recent changes to Maryland tax laws.
- 8:00 College Park Budget Wish List. Councilmembers Patrick Wojahn and Fazlul Kabir will provide an update of their priorities, and NCPCA members will provide feedback, and ideas that should be considered for the next City Budget. This is your chance to weigh-in on the things that matter most to you!
- 8:25 Recess and refreshments.
- 8:35 Updates re College Park Academy, Charter Amendment, FBI Relocation, other news.
- 8:45 NCPCA Participation at Book Festival on March 22 and / or Good Neighbor Day on March 29. Discussion of possible NCPCA event, or participation at other City events will also be discussed.
- 9:00 Approve Minutes, Officers Reports.
- 9:05 Announcements of Guests & Officials.
- 9:15 Future Topics & New Business
- 9:30 Adjourn
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Summary of Meeting of Jan 9, 2014
- Relocation of College Park Academy – Discussion of concerns related to possible future relocation of the Academy to the Al Huda School site. Members listed issues they’d like Council to address.
- UM Emergency Alert System – A short presentation was made. besides faculty, staff, and students, City residents can subscribe.
- NCPCA became a sponsor of the Prince Georges Running Club and made a $300 donation.
Summary of Meeting of Nov 14, 2013
- Economic Development Update – Michael Stiefvater, Economic Development Coordinator for the City of College Park, discussed economic development projects throughout the city.
- Monument Realty Update and Jerk Pit – Councilmember-elect Alan Hew shared updates to the Monument Realty project, and shared that the Jerk Pit has withdrawn its application for an entertainment license.
- Jackie Pearce Garrett presented the idea of having an NCPCA event in May.
- The Al Huda School property is on the market.
- The fire incident on Palco Place was discussed.
Summary of Meeting of Oct 10, 2013
- Council Candidate Forum – Each of the District 1 candidates for City Council (Patrick Wojahn, Fazlul Kabir and Benjamin Mellman) spoke to memebrs. Later on Andrew Fellows, who is running for another term as mayor, spoke in a similar manner.
- Hollywood Road Sidewalks – City Engineer Steve Halpern explained that sidewalks are already planned for both sides of Hollywood Road east of 51st Place, and he wanted NCPCA input on extending those sidewalks to Rhode Island Ave.
- Student Conduct – Tamara Saunders, Associate Director of the UM Office of Student Conduct, spoke to members about the revised Code of Student Conduct. The biggest change, made on 5/13/13, extends the code to include actions off campus.
- UM Golf Course Development Update – Those who live nearby the golf course are getting very organized to oppose the development.
- 9909 Edgewood Road – Annabel Schaupner reported on behalf of a NCPCA committee that was appointed to evaluate options for the use of this property.
- The Seven Seas restaurant had closed; College Park Lanes bowling alley has requested the transfer of the beer and wine liquor license; the restaurant is slated to become a Korean BBQ; College Park Day will be on Oct 19 at the Wells Ice Rink.
- Next month we will discuss the parking situation at Hollywood Elementary School. With its current access configuration, parents who drop off or pick up students block the street. We will discuss a possible second entrance to the school to allow better drop off/pick up at the door and smoother flow.
- The petition to rezone the Shaban property from Open Space (OS) to Commercial Shopping Center (CSC), its original zoning, is proceeding.
- Hollywood Road Sidewalks – Moved to oppose the construction of sidewalks on Hollywood Road between 51st Pl. and Rhode Island Ave.; motion was tabled and may be brought up at a subsequent meeting.
Summary of Meeting of Sep 12, 2013
- Parking Zone 2-B Restriction Change – After much discussion a straw vote was held; it was heavily against a change that would allow nonpermit holders to park during the weekday afternoon.
- 9909 Baltimore Ave. There was much discussion of a developer request for use of this property as medical offices (vacant property at Edgewood Rd and US 1. General sense was against such a use on the basis that it would involve greater traffic and parking. Suggestions were to get reliable figures from City and County planning staff about traffic figures and to talk to immediate neighbors a bit more.
- Representative of Carrollton Enterprises, which owns shopping center that includes MOM’s and REI, introduced their new public relations person.
- Green Streets Explanation of and discussion about City proposal (only 40% funded thus far) to construct stormwater infiltration on two residential streets. Recommended immediate neighbors be contacted and bring item back at a future meeting.
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