Email Correspondence for 2010

This page lists email correspondence sent by NCPCA officers during 2010. It only includes emails sent to parties external to NCPCA on matters of substance. It does not include inter-officer emails, emails between officers and members, simple acknowledgments or thank-you’s. It also does not include emails that are generally available to the public, such as posts to mailing lists or letters to the editor of newspapers.

This page was last updated June 10, 2010.


Bamboo Eater – June 1, 2010

To: Bamboo Eater business owner
From: Larry Bleau
Welcome to College Park! Allow me to introduce myself: I am president of the North College Park Citizens Association (http://myncpca.org/), the civic association that encompasses the area where your business is located.

I must admit, your business has cause quite a stir amongst our members. For that reason, as well as neighborliness, I think it reasonable to give you an opportunity to introduce your business to the residents here and address some of their concerns.

Our next meeting is Thursday, June 10, at 7:30 at Davis hall (see our web site for location and agenda). Let me know if you can attend.

Larry Bleau
NCPCA President
larrycp1@gmail.com
301-474-1338


From: Sean Kirk
Sent: Jun 8, 2010
Dear Larry Bleau,I was informed by my business partner that you contacted us in regards to us speaking to the North College Park Civic Association this Thursday, June 10. We are more than happy to speak and address any concerns that the community may have. I have lived in College Park for over 6 years. This is my home, and I desire to live here and run this business for 30 years until I retire. We are honest, trustworthy individuals, and desire to be active leaders in the local community. What is the exact address of of the location where you hold your meeting? What time would you like us to show up to speak? We are happy to close down our store early to address your concerns. If there are multiple time slots to speak, we would appreciate a later time because we would like to stay open as late as possible while still giving us enough to time to walk to the meeting. Look forward to meeting you.Thank You,
Sean Kirk


State’s Attorney Candidate Forum – June 1, 2010

To: Candidates for State’s Attorney
From: Larry Bleau
Dear Candidate for State’s Attorney,

The North College Park Citizens Association (http://myncpca.org/) has traditionally held a candidates forum every four years before elections for County office. Since you have filed or announced for the office of State’s Attorney, we would like to inquire if you are interested in participating in such a forum, and are available. We have reserved Thursday, July 17, as a tentative date, although this is flexible. Please let us know if you are available, and if not, what other date(s) in July you are available.

Larry Bleau
NCPCA President
larrycp1@gmail.com
301-474-1338


Parking Permit presentation – May 4, 2010

To: Bob Ryan
From: Larry Bleau
Bob,

Please confirm you or an alternate will be able to attend the NCPCA meeting on May 13 to speak on the City’s Parking Permit program.

As I mentioned earlier, questions you will be asked will include how much money the City spends (or has budgeted) to implement this program. When I looked at the proposed budget, I could not pull out figures for this program from other parking enforcement efforts of the Public Services Dept. Members will want to know the costs of enforcement compared to the revenues from the permit fees, and what measures are being taken (or proposed to be taken) to reduce these costs.

I have scheduled 30 min. for these matters, which will include Q&A. If you think it will require more, let me know.

Thanks much.

Larry Bleau
NCPCA President
larrycp1@gmail.com
301-474-1338


Facilitated Meeting – April 28, 2010

To: Leslie Rollins
From: Larry Bleau
Ms. Rollins,
Thanks for the conversation this afternoon. As we discussed, I will get in touch with the NCPCA treasurer and get him on board with a mediation effort, then work out when the two of us should meet with the NCPCA secretary. I do not recall just now if you said you would like to be present at that meeting.

If I recall our talk, if the secretary agrees mediation should go forward, we would set up a date, announce this to the NCPCA members, and you could come with the necessary materials. If he does not agree mediation is needed, we would have to move forward to a larger group mediation session.

Larry Bleau
NCPCA President
larrycp1@gmail.com
301-474-1338


From: Leslie Rollins
Sent: Apr 28, 2010
That’s correct. And the larger group would be a facilitated meeting. It is important to not say large group mediation because the processes are very different. Attached is the mediation request form and a flyer so that you can have a brief overview of what mediation is.

4-H Club – April 24, 2010

To: Larry Bleau
From: Jennifer Hill
Mr Bleau,

My name is Jennifer Hill and I am a special education major here at the University of Maryland, College Park. I also serve as the President for the University’s Collegiate 4-H Club through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Dean Cheng-I-Wei has been persistent in working with our club to partner with the Prince George’s county 4-H program to start a local College Park 4-H club. It will meet here on campus monthly to benefit the youth in the local community. 4-H is a community of young people ages 5-18 across American who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Our first meeting will be held on May 8th from 12:30pm-2:30pm. I have attached the flyer to this email.

Would it be possible for the flyer to be circulated as a supplement to the North College park Citizens Association newsletter as we are trying to reach out to as many local families as possible? 4-H is an equal opportunity program and is open to all! Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information. Also I would be more then willing to come and speak with you, the association, or attend an event to promote this new opportunity if that would be of assistance. Thanks so much in advance and have a great weekend.


Jennifer Hill
Secondary Special Education Major Candidate
GO TERPS!!!


Question about other audio recordings – April 22, 2010

To: Civic Association Presidents
From: Larry Bleau
Greetings, fellow civic association presidents. As president of the North College Park Citizens Association, I write to obtain information from you about your organization’s practice and policy with respect to making audio recording your meetings. NCPCA will discuss the subject of audio recordings at its May 13 meeting, and I would like to give members information about other local practices.

If you could, please respond to the following questions, and feel free to elaborate. Use the Reply-All function only if you wish all other civic association presidents listed to see your responses, bearing in mind they may not wish to.

  1. Does your organization have its meetings in a public setting? Are the meetings generally open to the public?
  2. Does your organization’s Secretary make, or is s/he allowed to make, an audio recording of any part of the meeting?
  3. If so, are there restrictions on the use of such a recording? E.g., to assist in writing the minutes.
  4. Does your organization allow such a recording to be posted on a web site or distributed electronically?
  5. If so, are there restrictions on this distribution? For instance, posted on the organization’s web site only in a protected area, posted in an unprotected area (open to the world), distributed to members only, distributed to members plus a few other guests, prohibitions on redistribution.
  6. If recordings are allowed, is notice given at each meeting that a recording is being or might be made?
  7. Do reporters sometimes attend your meetings? If so, are they explicitly permitted to make recordings? Alternately, is there some prohibition against them doing so?
  8. Do you have an approved policy or bylaw on the subject of meeting recordings? If so, would you be willing to share it?

Let me know if you desire that I share the results of the responses I receive, as well as any policy adopted by NCPCA. Thank you for your time and assistance.

Larry Bleau
NCPCA President
larrycp1@gmail.com
301-474-1338


Question about MD law on recordings – April 21, 2010

To: Electronic Frontier Foundation
From: Larry Bleau

I am hoping you can assist me in resolving a privacy matter. I am president of the North College Park Citizens Association, which is incorporated and operates as a 501(c)(4) organization but with restrictions in its bylaws to prohibit campaigning or any partisanship (see http://myncpca.org/).

At our April meeting our Secretary recorded the meeting to assist him in producing accurate minutes. The portable microphone was clearly visible at the front table; however, no announcement was made that the meeting was being recorded, and many members were surprised to learn afterwards that a recording was made.

Do you happen to know the applicable Federal or MD law with regard to recording of comments made by members of an organizations at a meeting of that organization that is open to the public? NCPCA has no policy or position on the matter, and our bylaws are silent as well. One member claimed that a notice is required to be posted at the door to the meeting room if the meeting is to be recorded, but I cannot find, through some basic searches, if there is a state or Federal law that requires this, or if something else may be required. I have added a discussion of this matter to the agenda for our May meeting, but I would like to start the discussion with knowledge of what the law requires or allows and proceed from there. Any pointers you have to applicable law would be helpful.

Larry Bleau
NCPCA President
larrycp1@gmail.com
301-474-1338


City budget wish list items – March 12, 2010

To: Joe Nagro, City Manager
From: Larry Bleau

Mr. Nagro,

The North College Park Citizens Association held its monthly meeting on March 11 and, as we have done for many years, discussed what we would like to see in the upcoming City budget. While there was no resolution passed, a few ideas were suggested that may in keeping with the current economic times:

  • Have additional recreational events for families with teens or with no children. An example was to bring back the summer concerts.
  • Increase parking enforcement efforts to ticket cars on City streets that are parked illegally or in the wrong permit zone.
  • Increase fees charged to landlords for the annual inspections to better cover the cost of those inspections.
  • Work with the proper authorities to have the State enact legislation that would allow municipalities to obtain revenue from certain establishments within their boundaries; e.g., bars.
  • Add a few more street lights to areas where that are currently too dark (no light on pole as opposed to light not working).
  • Provide wireless Internet access at the Youth and Family Services building for children who use the drop-in center.

Thank you for considering these items.

Larry Bleau
NCPCA President
larrycp1@gmail.com
301-474-1338


Observational Skills Workshop – March 1, 2010

To: Ofc. Sean Lewis
From: Larry Bleau

Ofc. Lewis,

Ofc. Sarita gave me your contact info, and suggested I touch base with you about possibly holding an Observation Skills class at our civic association meeting.  We meet monthly on the second Thursday of the month, 7:30, at the City of College Park Public Works facility (aka Davis Hall); the next two meetings are Mar 11 and Apr 8. We have 171 members in 100 households, but typically only 20 or so attend a given meeting. We may be able to get a better turnout. (web site below sig)

What are your thoughts on the subject, and what does your schedule look like?

Larry Bleau
President, North College Park Citizens Association
larrycp1@gmail.com
301-474-1338
http://myncpca.org/


Planning to cancel NCPCA meeting – March 9, 2010

To: Janeen Miller
From: Larry Bleau

Thanks for the quick response, Janeen.

Claire, please reserve Davis Hall for the rescheduled NCPCA meeting on Feb 25, same time (7-10).

Thank you both.

Patrick and Christine, if you could, please announce the rescheduled meeting at today’s meeting. Will the Council meeting will be rebroadcast at 8pm, its usual time? Most folks won’t know to tune in earlier otherwise.

Larry Bleau
NCPCA President
larrycp1@gmail.com
301-474-1338


From: Janeen Miller [mailto:jsmiller@collegeparkmd.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 12:45 PM

Either February 18 or 25 are available.  Please let us know what you choose and please copy Claire Carabello so she can book Davis Hall.  She is copied on this reply, but her e-mail address is ccarabello@collegeparkmd.gov.  Thanks.


Planning to cancel NCPCA meeting – March 8, 2010

To: Patrick Wojahn and Christine Nagle
From: Larry Bleau

Patrick and Christine,

Given the weather forecast and road conditions, I plan to cancel and reschedule this Thursday’s NCPCA meeting. Before I send out an email message, though (which I will post to both the ncpca and north-college-park lists), I would like to find out when Davis Hall is available to reschedule the meeting. I would like another Thursday, either 2/18 or 2/25. Please let me know, if you can, which of these is available.

Also, if you can think of a reason the meeting should not be rescheduled, please let me know. I realize this means staff will not have a chance to generate cost estimates on budget wishlist items, but you may have planned to address some other matter, so let me know.

Larry Bleau
NCPCA President
larrycp1@gmail.com
301-474-1338


NCPCA planning update item – January 14, 2010

To: Terry Schum
From: Larry Bleau

Terry,

Our agenda for tonight has grown, and we have two heavy hitters: bylaws amendment and filling two officer positions. Add to this the house break-in and Azteca discussions.

Given this, I do not want the update of development activities to exceed 10 minutes. Do you think this can be done? Or would you rather this be held off for another time? I am inclined to the latter, unless there is something we really, really should know about.

Larry Bleau
NCPCA President
larrycp1@gmail.com
301-474-1338


Confirm NCPCA meeting visit – January 4, 2010

To: Terry Schum
From: Larry Bleau

Terry,

The NCPCA agenda will go to print in a day or two. I just want to confirm that you or someone from Planning will be able to attend and give a presentation on development projects in northern CP.

Larry Bleau
NCPCA President
larrycp1@gmail.com
301-474-1338


Attend next meeting, reason for cruisers? – January 4, 2010

To: Ofc. Sarita

Just checking to make sure you can attend our next meeting, to be held Jan 14.

Also, a neighbor called me to ask about the reason for several cruisers on Nantucket Road on Sunday evening (Jan 3). This is my neighborhood as well, although I did not see the cruisers. |Is there something I can pass along about this? Thanks.

Larry Bleau
NCPCA President
larrycp1@gmail.com
301-474-1338


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