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Welcome to the North College Park Citizens Association (NCPCA), your neighborhood forum for citizen involvement and advocacy.

The next meeting is scheduled for Oct 9, 2014. Below is the agenda:

Next Meeting is October 9

Agenda for Meeting of October 9, 2014

  • 7:30 Pledge of Allegiance
  • 7:35 School Board Candidates – Q&A with Peggy Higgins and Lupi Grady – The candidates will discuss their vision and goals for the School Board. Each candidate will answer 2-3 questions from NCPCA.
  • 7:55 Environmental Finance Center- Staff from the Environmental Finance Center at UMD will discuss the stormwater /drainage assessment they are conducting in College Park. Residents input on existing stormwater management practices and the identification of locations where stormwater practices are lacking will be appreciated.
  • 8:15 Referendum on County Council Term Limits – Discussion of ballot question J which would extend term limits of the County Council and County Executive from 8 years to 12 years.
  • 8:25 Update on New Interchange at Greenbelt Metro – SHA representative will discuss planning efforts and potential impacts on North College Park.
  • 8:40 Break/Refreshments
  • 8:50 Update on Greenbelt Metro Development /FBI- Developer’s representative Garth Beall will provide an update on the status of the project and efforts to minimize negative impacts to the environment and North College Park.
  • 9:15 Approval of Minutes, Officers Reports
  • 9:20 Guests & Officials Announcements
  • 9:25 New Business & Future Agenda Items
  • 9:30 Adjourn
  • 7:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
  • 7:32 Presenation of Tax Updates (postponed from previous meeting)
  • Review of Draft NCPCA Flyers for Distribution at Events, etc.
  • Discussion of Changes to NCPCA Email Policy to allow moderated discussion using email list serve.
  • Update on several matters:
    • Update re College Park Mother’s Day 5 K Race on May 11 through North College  Park.  NCPCA is a sponsor!
    • Update on the animal shelter.
    • Update on Branchville VFD.
    • Review of the City’s performance during the snowstorms.
  • Recess and refreshments.
  • Form NCPCA Nominations Committee.  Nominations to be announced on May 8, election of officers on June 12.
  • Approve Minutes, Officers Reports.
  • Announcements of Guests & Officials.
  • Future Topics & New Business
  • Adjourn

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Summary of Meeting of September 11, 2014

  • Proposed Metrobus Changes – A WMATA representative presented a proposal to split Metrobus Routes 83 and 86 in half with a common terminal at the College Park Metro Station.
  • Community Partners Program – A County representative discussed community initiatives to identify, track and maintain vacant and foreclosed properties.
  • Community Police – Our local patrol / community liaison officer gave an update on crime in the area.
  • Members discussed possible future agenda items and approved printing and distributing flyers.

Summary of Meeting of June 12, 2014

  • College Park Community Foundation – Dave Milligan gave a short presentation on the current activities of the CPCF.
  • Development Overview – Ms. Terry Schum, Director, College Park Planning Dept. provided an overview of City and development projects in our area.
  • Officer Elections – Elected to office were: Chris Nagel, President; Arthur Eaton, Vice President; Jackie Pearce-Garrett-Treasurer; Larry Bleau, Secretary.
  • Greenbelt Metro Interchange – Voted to send letter to SHA.

Summary of Meeting of May 8, 2014

  • Nominations – Nominees were announced for each office.
  • Greenbelt Metro Entrance – Members voiced numerous concerns about the College Park side of the access to the Greenbelt Metro.
  • City Police Force – Members discussed various aspects of the City’s contract police and a potential City police force.
  • Hollywood Road Extended – Members opposed a suggested feasibility study on extending Hollywood Road to the west side of US 1 to connect with the Mazza Grandmarc development.

Summary of Meeting of Apr 10, 2014

  • NCPCA Email List – Discussed if NCPCA email list (ncpca) should be changed to be a discussion list. No change made.
  • Graffiti – There has been graffiti at Hollywood Rd. and Rhode Island Ave, as well as other places. Residents have reported this to the City.
  • Pedestrian Safety – Rebecca Vaughan gave members a presentation on research she had done about the safety of the pedestrian crossing at US 1 and Edgewood Rd., as well as US 1 and I-95 exit ramp.
  • Dannielle Glaros announced she is running for office of County Council
  • Endleman Property – The University of Maryland wants to use this property as an urban farm.
  • Light Rail – SHA plans a light rail line along US 29, a spur of which will go to MD 193.
  • Parking On 53rd Ave – People (nonguests) routinely use a guest pass to park near the metro station, in violation of City rules.

Summary of Meeting of Mar 13, 2014

  • Tax Update – Presentation on Federal and MD tax changes and how they affect homeowners, workers, and retirees
  • Assistant City Manager, Bill Gardiner, introduced himself
  • NCPCA Flyer – Review of draft NCPCA flyer
  • College Park Mother’s Day 5 K Race on May 11 through North College  Park
  • Good Neighbor Day – Gloria Blackwell, University of Maryland Director of Community Involvement, spoke to members about the upcoming Good Neighbor Day (Mar 29, 9-1:30)
  • Safety Concerns were expressed about behavior of nonresidents in the four tunnels area, members asked for police support to address these concerns
  • City Budget Wish List discussion
  • College Park Academy discussion
  • Greenbelt Metro Development discussion

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.

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