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Next Meeting November 8, 2018 – Draft Agenda

Draft Agenda of Regular Meeting    Thursday, November 8, 2018  7:30 pm at Davis Hall 

Agenda Times & Topics are subject to change.  Draft minutes of the October 11, 2018 NCPCA meeting will be distributed at the meeting and may also be posted at www.myncpca.org

7:30  Call to Order and urgent announcements regarding conduct of meeting, followed by motion to approve the agenda with any changes this evening.

7:35  P.G. Zoning Update.  A summary of what we know, and then a brief discussion of concerns to be addressed at our Special Meeting on Nov. 15 starting at 6:30 pm at Davis Hall.

7:45  Presentation, Edgewood Road Park & Hollywood Commercial Streetscape   Ms. Terry Schum, Director of College Park Planning Department will provide updates about the planning, design and construction of these two important projects in North College Park .  As time allows, there may also be discussion of other City projects such as the 52nd Avenue   Dog Park and Duvall field athletic field renovations.

8:30  Break & Refreshments.  Members are always welcome to bring something to share while all of us enjoy a quick break.

8:40  City Service Concerns.  Resident concerns about large trash pick up, enforcement of noise, code, parking and traffic, public safety and other neighborhood concerns will be subjects of discussion.  Bring your concerns!

9:10  Approval of Minutes, Officers Reports.  Minutes of our October 11 meeting will be approved, and NCPCA Officers will provide reports.

9:15  Announcements.  Elected officials, members and guests will make announcements of activities and upcoming events of interest.

9:20  New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting on December  as time allows.  This is your opportunity to bring up topics of concern and possible action.

9:30  Motion to continue meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn at 9:30 and must exit the building by 9:45 pm .

Next Meeting October 11, 2018; Draft Agenda

Agenda Times & Topics are subject to change.

Draft minutes of the September 13, 2018 NCPCA meeting will be distributed at the meeting and may also be posted at www.myncpca.org

7:30  Call to Order and urgent announcements regarding conduct of meeting, followed by motion to approve the agenda with any changes this evening.

7:35  Featured Guest – College Park Community Library.  As part of our ongoing effort to recognize and learn more about local groups that serve our community, we will be hosting a presentation and engaging with Ms. Jackie Kelly and other representatives of the Library.  A new featured guest will be invited next month, and nominees will be discussed in New Business.

7:55  Community Center Update.  Members of the NCPCA Community Center Committee and our City Councilmembers will be present the latest information about funding and programming for a new community center in North College Park..

8:30  Break & Refreshments.  Members are always welcome to bring something to share while all of us enjoy a quick break.

 8:40  P.G. Zoning Code Rewrite.  NCPCA continues to work with legal counsel to understand the implications of the County Zoning Code Rewrite on residents of North College Park.           Of particular concern are potential future impacts to property owners within 1,000 feet of US 1, MD 193 University Boulevard, and Greenbelt Metro Station.  An update of current status and discussion of concerns will be presented.

9:05  Approval of Minutes, Officers Reports.  Minutes of September 13 meeting will be approved, and NCPCA Officers will provide reports.

9:10  Announcements.  Elected officials, members and guests will make announcements of activities and upcoming events of interest.

9:15  New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting on October 11 as time allows.  This is your opportunity to bring up topics of concern and possible action.

9:30  Motion to continue meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn at 9:30 and must exit the building by 9:45 pm.

August 9, 2018 – Agenda

NCPCA – North College Park Community Association 7:30 pm at Davis Hall 

NCPCA Dues.  If you didn’t renew last month, please bring renewal form and payment with you.

7:30  Call to Order and urgent announcements regarding conduct of meeting; followed by motion to approve the agenda for tonight with any motions of amendment.

7:35  Bad Behavior at Hollywood Neighborhood Park.  Parties after dark, trash, noise and recent police calls.  We may be having a visit from Park Police about recent problems.  Please bring your concerns to discuss.
7:45  NCPCA Community Picnic.  A committee led by Marcia Booth was established at the June meeting to explore a community picnic event later in the summer or fall.  Volunteers are needed, and this would be great opportunity to meet neighbors and strengthen our community and build goodwill for our Association. Contact Marcia at boothaven@verizon.net.  NCPCA funds and approval of membership may be necessary for publicity and materials for the event, and will be considered in new Business.
 
8:05  College Park Meals on Wheels.  If you have ever wondered about Meals on Wheels, or if you were not aware that we had an active local chapter, the Chair and Co-Chair will provide info about the origin of the program, the current activities and services of our local volunteers in College Park, and will answer all your questions.
 
8:15  Featured Businesses & Organizations.  Would you like NCPCA to recognize and allow presentations from local businesses and organizations as a regular feature of our meetings?  Who would you like to invite and recognize in September?  Plans for next month will be considered at this time.
8:30  Break & Refreshments.  Members are invited to bring something to share.  Ice Cream Sandwiches will be provided.
 
8:40  Legal Services for Zoning Review.  It may be appropriate for NCPCA to obtain the services of a pro bon attorney to examine the proposed Prince George’s County Zoning Ordinance and to identify ways that the ordinance might impact or benefit our community.  Discussion and a motion to empower the officers to enter into an agreement and to reimburse some expenses may be considered at this time.
 
8:55  Updates.  Hollywood Dog Park, Planning for Community Center, Hollywood Gateway Park, Hollywood Commercial Streetscape, Rhode Island Avenue Bike Lanes… what’s going on in North College Park ?
 
9:05  Approval of Minutes & Announcements.  Minutes of July 12 meeting will be approved; NCPCA Officers will provide reports; elected officials and guests will make announcements of activities and upcoming events.
9:10  New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting on September 13 as time allows.
9:30  Motion to continue meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn and exit the building before 9:45 pm.

Agenda – July 12, 2018 Meeting

NCPCA – North College Park Community Association 7:30 pm at Davis Hall 

NCPCA Dues.  If you didn’t renew last month, please bring renewal form and payment with you.

Agenda Times & Topics are subject to change.  Draft minutes of the June 14, 2018 NCPCA meeting will be distributed at the meeting and may also be posted at www.myncpca.org

 

7:30  Call to Order and urgent announcements regarding conduct of meeting; followed by motion to approve the agenda for tonight with any motions of amendment.

7:35  Construction Plans for Hollywood Gateway Park.  Rescheduled from last month, when City Councilmembers Kabir and Kennedy were asked to provide a summary of info about construction of this new park at US 1 and Edgewood Road.

7:50  Community Center Committee Planning Update.  The NCPCA Community Center Committee led by Mary Cook and Christine Nagle will provide news of their recent work to develop a community center with funded activities, meeting space and other amenities in North College Park.  A major outreach effort is being planned, which may include expenditure of NCPCA funds for publicity and materials with approval of membership.  Volunteers are needed.

8:10  NCPCA Community Picnic.  A committee led by Marcia Booth was established at the June meeting to explore a community picnic event later in the summer or fall.  Volunteers are needed, and this would be great opportunity to meet neighbors and strengthen our community and build goodwill for our Association. NCPCA funds and approval of membership may be necessary for publicity and materials for the event. 

8:30  Break & Refreshments.  Members are invited to bring something to share.

8:40  Approval of Minutes & Announcements.  Minutes of June 12 meeting will be approved; NCPCA Officers will provide reports; elected officials and guests will make announcements of activities and upcoming events.

8:55  Approval of Letter to Angela Alsobrooks.  At the June meeting, candidate for County Executive Ms. Angela Alsobrooks expressed interest in the history of community concerns related to development near Greenbelt Metro.  This letter will provide a response to her request.

9:05  Updates – US 1 Storage Facility at Hollywood Rd & US 1 Chick-fil-A at Branchville Rd.  The latest planning and zoning news will be presented.  Possible NCPCA resolution in new business.

9:15  New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting on August 9 as time allows.

9:30  Motion to continue meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn.

 

Please visit our website at www.myncpca.org for previous agendas, meeting minutes, bylaws and more! 
 

Membership in NCPCA is open to all adult residents of North College Park, and only members may vote in decisions of the Association.  Please complete the membership form and mail it with your dues payment, or bring dues and payment to a meeting. 

NCPCA meets at Davis Hall, 9217 51st avenue at 7:30 PM on the 2nd Thursday of each month, July and August meetings are optional.  Please send questions about NCPCA to johnkrouse@yahoo.com

NCPCA North College Park Community Association Agenda of Regular Meeting 7:30 pm at Davis Hall –  Thursday, June 14, 2018

IMPORTANT Please pay your membership dues before the meeting begins. Only current members may vote in the election of officers.

Times and topics of this agenda are subject to change. Draft minutes of the May 10, 2018 NCPCA meeting will be distributed at the meeting and may also be posted at http://www.myncpca.org

7:30 Call to Order and urgent announcements regarding conduct of meeting; followed by motion to approve the agenda for tonight with any motions of amendment.

7:35 Announcements of Candidates for Elected Office. Sen. Jim Rosapepe, Del. Ben Barnes and Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk and are expected. Also expected are Mr. Matt Dernoga, candidate for Md. House of Delegates, and Ms. Angela Alsobrooks, candidate for County Executive. If other candidates for office within the NCPCA area wish to speak, they will be allowed ~ 5 minutes each. This segment will be limited to 25 minutes. General announcements of elected officials are scheduled later.

8:00 NCPCA Officer Election. This item will begin promptly at 8 pm. After any other nominations are received from the floor, ballots will be distributed and current NCPCA members will elect the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of NCPCA for the next year.

8:10 Community Center Committee Report & NCPCA Resolution. The report of the NCPCA Community Center Committee was endorsed last month, and the Committee has continued its work by discussing future plans and funding in light of the recent $50,000 budgeted for the North College Park community by M-NCPPC. The Committee will present an update, and if a motion is made, it will be considered at this time or immediately after the break.

8:40 Break & Refreshments. Members are invited to bring something to share during a short break.

8:50 Construction Plans for Hollywood Gateway Park. City Councilmembers Kabir and Kennedy have been asked to provide a summary of the latest information about this new park at US 1 and Edgewood Road.

9:00 Announcements. Report of President regarding NCPCA letter to P.G. Fire Dept. about Branchville VFD staffing; report of Treasurer regarding summary of costs to support membership; presentation of new NCPCA officers for 2018-2019; comments of new officers; comments of elected officials, members and guests.

9:10 New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting, as time allows. Unless a special meeting is called in July or August, the next meeting of NCPCA will be September 13, 2018. If there is interest in a special meeting in July, it may be scheduled at this time.

9:30 Motion to continue meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn.

Please visit our website at http://www.myncpca.org for previous agendas, meeting minutes, bylaws and more!

Membership in NCPCA is open to all adult residents of North College Park, and only members may vote in decisions of the Association. Please complete the membership form and mail it with your dues payment, or bring dues and payment to a meeting.

NCPCA meets at Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month, except July & August meetings are optional. Please send questions about NCPCA to johnkrouse@yahoo.com

NCPCA North College Park Community Association Agenda of

Regular Meeting 7:30 pm at Davis Hall – Thursday, May 10, 2018

Times and topics of this agenda are subject to change. Draft minutes of the April 12, 2018 NCPCA meeting will be distributed at the meeting and may also be posted at http://www.myncpca.org .

7:30 Call to Order and urgent announcements related to conduct of the meeting; followed by amendments to this draft agenda; followed by a motion and vote to approve the agenda for tonight.

7:35 Branchville Fire Station Staffing Concerns. Chief Eric Gove of Branchville, and possibly Chief McLelland and other fire officials from Branchville and P.G. County will discuss staffing, emergency response dispatch from Branchville, and impacts on North College Park residents. Possible resolution in New Business.

8:05 Announcements of Candidates for Elected Office. Mr. Tom Dernoga, candidate for Prince George’s County Council – District 1 is expected. If other candidates for office within the NCPCA area wish to speak, they will be allowed in conformance with past practice. General announcements of elected officials are scheduled later.

8:15 Community Center Committee Report & NCPCA Resolution. The NCPCA Community Center Committee will present its report and request acceptance and endorsement of their conclusions. Discussion will follow. If a motion to endorse is approved, NCPCA will immediately consider a resolution to send a letter to M-NCPPC in support of funding for a new community center in North College Park.

8:30 Break & Refreshments. Members are invited to bring something to share as we pause for a short 10 minute break.

8:40 Rhode Island Avenue & Bike Lanes. A discussion about the May 9 City planning meeting will be provided, followed by questions and answers. Possible NCPCA resolution in New Business.

8:50 Hollywood Commercial District. A discussion about recent City planning for the park at US 1 & Edgewood Road will be provided, followed by questions and answers. Possible NCPCA resolution in New Business.

9:00 Hollywood Gateway Park. A discussion about recent City planning for commercial district improvements will be provided, followed by questions and answers. Possible NCPCA resolution in New Business.

9:10 Preliminary Report of Nominating Committee & Officers Reports. NCPCA officer elections are in June. The NCPCA Nominating Committee established at the April 12 meeting will provide an update regarding nominations. Officer Reports will follow, then review and approval of minutes of the April 12 NCPCA meeting.

9:15 General Announcements of Elected Officials, Members and Guests.

9:20 New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting on June 14, as time allows.

9:30 Motion to continue meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn.

Please visit our website at http://www.myncpca.org for previous agendas, meeting minutes, bylaws and more!

Membership in NCPCA is open to all adult residents of North College Park, and only members may vote in decisions of the Association. Please complete the membership form and mail it with your dues payment, or bring dues and payment to a meeting.

April 12, 2018 Meeting

Draft Agenda

Times and topics of this agenda are subject to change. Draft minutes of the March 8, 2018 NCPCA meeting will be distributed at the meeting and may also be posted at http://www.myncpca.org .

 7:30 Call to Order and urgent announcements related to conduct of the meeting; followed by amendments to this draft agenda; followed by a motion and vote to approve the agenda for tonight.

7:35 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Schedule. Mr. Bobby Archer will present highlights of this year’s performance schedule.

7:40 Announcements of Candidates for Elected Officials. Mr. Julian Lopez, who currently running for P.G. County Council at Large, has requested time to address to NCPCA. If other candidates for office within the NCPCA area wish to speak, they will be allowed in conformance with past practice. General announcements of elected officials are scheduled at 8:50 pm

7:50 Update re City Charter Amendment. A proposed City Charter change 18-CR-02 is scheduled for introduction by the City Council on April 10. NCPCA approved a letter regarding future charter amendments on March 8, 2018. A update of the proposed amendment and possible NCPCA resolution will be presented. To see details go to http://www.collegeparkmd.gov/document_center/MayorCouncil/ Agendas/2018Worksession/040318WSP.pdf . Possible resolution and/or letter in New Business.

8:05 Branchville Fire Station. Update of recent concerns about fire and emergency staffing. Possible resolution and/or letter in New Business.

8:20 Community Center. Report of NCPCA Committee regarding planning for a new community Center in North College Park.

8:30 Break & Refreshments. Members are invited to bring something to share as we pause for a short 10 minute break.

8:40 Nominating Committee. NCPCA elections are in June, and volunteers are needed for a nominating committee to identify willing candidates.

8:45 Officer Reports followed by review and approval of minutes of March 8, 2018 NCPCA meeting.

8:50 General Announcements of Elected Officials, Members and Guests.

9:00 Hollywood Neighborhood Park Update. Latest construction activities to enhance recreational uses in the park will be summarized.

9:05 Rhode Island Avenue Traffic, Travel Lanes & Bike Lanes. We discussed traffic and bike lane planning at recent meetings. Do we want to invite County officials to an upcoming NCPCA meeting to address general concerns about traffic, maybe about new traffic signals or roundabouts? Where do we go from here?

9:15 New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting on May 10, as time allows.

9:30 Motion to continue meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn.

Please visit our website at http://www.myncpca.org for previous agendas, meeting minutes, bylaws and more!

Membership in NCPCA is open to all adult residents of North College Park, and only members may vote in decisions of the Association. Please complete the membership form and mail it with your dues payment, or bring dues and payment to a meeting.

NCPCA meets at Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month, except July & August meetings are optional. Please send questions about NCPCA to johnkrouse@yahoo.com

Next Meeting – March 8, 2018

Draft Agenda of Regular Meeting

7:30 pm at Davis Hall.  Thursday, March 8, 2018

Times and topics of this agenda are subject to change.

7:30  Call to Order and urgent announcements related to conduct of the meeting; followed by amendments to this draft agenda; followed by a motion and vote to approve the agenda for tonight.

7:35  Art Silver Recognition.  After 19 years, Sunnyside resident Art Silver has retired from the City’s Public Works Dept.  Mayor Wojahn has set up a gift donation at https://www.gofundme.com/thank-you-gift-for-art-silver and we will use this opportunity to express our thanks.

7:40  Announcements of Elected Officials.  Ms. Donna Edwards, who is currently running for P.G. County Executive, has requested time to make a brief address to NCPCA members is expected tonight.  If other candidates for elected office within the NCPCA area wish to speak at this or future meetings, they will be allowed in conformance with past practice.

7:55  Update & Discussion – US 1 & Edgewood Road Gridlock.  Recent info and member discussion about severe morning and afternoon traffic congestion at the intersection of US 1 and Edgewood Road.  Possible NCPCA resolution in ‘New Business’.

8:15  Update & Discussion – Rhode Island Avenue Traffic.  Recent info about planning for new bike lanes on Rhode Island Avenue and member discussion of traffic problems on Rhode Island Avenue in the North College Park.  Possible NCPCA resolution in ‘New Business’.

8:35  Break & Refreshments.  Members are invited to bring something to share as we pause for a short 10 minute break.

8:45  Planning & Volunteers Needed.  Help is needed for updating the NCPCA website, and ideas and help are both needed if NCPCA will be organizing a community event this spring.  Let’s talk about these and other ideas… and if you want to help, this is your chance.  Possible NCPCA resolution for use of NCPCA funds for flyers, website or an event in ‘New Business’.

9:00  Officer & Committee Reports followed by review and approval of minutes of February 8, 2018 NCPCA meeting.

9:05  General Announcements of Elected Officials, Members, and Guests.

9:15  New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting on March 8, as time allows.

9:30  Motion to continue meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn.

Please visit our website at www.myncpca.org for previous agendas, meeting minutes, bylaws and more!

Membership in NCPCA is open to all adult residents of North College Park, and only members may vote in decisions of the Association.  Please complete the membership form and mail it with your dues payment, or bring dues and payment to a meeting.

NCPCA meets at Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month, except July & August meetings are optional.  Please send questions about NCPCA to johnkrouse@yahoo.com

Draft Agenda of Regular Meeting
7:30 pm at Davis Hall.  Thursday, February 8, 2018
Times and topics of this agenda are subject to change.  Draft minutes of the January 11, 2018 NCPCA meeting are atwww.myncpca.org .
 7:30  Call to Order and urgent announcements related to conduct of the meeting; followed by amendments to this draft agenda; and then a motion to approve the agenda for the meeting tonight.
  7:35  Update – Reconstruction of Hollywood Park.  Work began in January.  This update will provide an overview of current status and recap NCPCA recommendations to M-NCPPC in Fall, 2016.
 7:40  Presentation – Income Tax Update.  Larry Bleau will present information about recent changes to income tax law that may impact current and future income tax returns, followed by member questions.
 7:55  Update – New Dog Park.  The current status will be presented.  Last month, City Manager Scott Sommers presented alternative concepts, and NCPCA approved the resolution shown in the minutes.
 8:00  Update – New Amendments to City Charter.  Items to be discussed and possibly introduced by the Council on Feb. 6 will be reviewed.  Possible NCPCA resolution in ‘New Business’. 
 8:15  Update – City Budget.  An opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions.  Bring your ideas and concerns! 
 8:25  Break & Refreshments.  Members are invited to bring something to share as we pause for 10 minutes. 
  8:35  Discussion – US 1 & Edgewood Road Gridlock.  Member discussion of afternoon traffic and ideas for intersection of US 1 & Edgewood Road.  Possible NCPCA resolution in ‘New Business’.
 8:50  Discussion – Rhode Island Avenue Traffic.  Member discussion of traffic problems and ideas for Rhode Island Avenue in North College Park.  Possible NCPCA resolution in ‘New Business’. 
  9:05  Report – New Community Center in North College Park.  The current status and recent efforts of the committee established at the December 2017 NCPCA meeting will be presented.
  9:10  General Announcements of Elected Officials, Members, and Guests.
 9:15  Officer Reports followed by approval of minutes of January 11 NCPCA meeting.
 9:20  New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting on March 8, as time allows.
 9:30  Motion to continue meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn.
 
Please visit our website at www.myncpca.org for previous agendas, meeting minutes, bylaws and more! 

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

 

Next Meeting – January 11, 2018

The next NCPCA meeting will be Thursday, January 11 at Davis Hall.

Draft Agenda of Regular Meeting – 7:30 pm at Davis Hall on Thursday, January 11, 2018

Times and topics of this agenda are subject to change. Draft minutes of the December 14, 2017 NCPCA meeting are at http://www.myncpca.org .

7:30 Call to Order and urgent announcements related to the conduct of the meeting,

7:35 Presentation – New Dog Park at Duvall Field. Ms. Brenda Alexander, Deputy Director of College Park Dept. of Public Works

7:55 Presentation – Storage Facility on US 1 at Hollywood Rd.

8:15 Report – New Community Center in North College Park.

8:20 Break & Refreshments. Members are invited to bring something to share as we pause to enjoy a short break.

8:30 Discussion – US 1 & Edgewood Road Afternoon Gridlock.

8:45 Discussion – City Budget.

9:00 General Announcements of Elected Officials, Members, and Guests.

9:05 Officer Reports followed by approval of minutes of December 14 NCPCA meeting.

9:10 New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting on February 8, as time allows.

9:30 Motion to continue meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn.

Next Meeting – December 14

The next NCPCA meeting will be Thursday, December 14 at Davis Hall.

Draft Agenda of Regular Meeting – 7:30 pm at Davis Hall on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Times and topics of this agenda are subject to change.   Draft minutes of the Nov. 9 NCPCA meeting are at https://myncpca.org/2017/12/05/minutes-201711/

7:30     Call to Order and urgent announcements related to the conduct of the meeting.  General announcements are scheduled at 8:40 pm.

7:35     Presentation – North College Park Community Center.

7:50     Summary of County Zoning Code Rewrite.

8:25     Holiday Party & Break.  Members are invited to bring drinks or snacks to share as we pause to enjoy a short break.  Cookies and other seasonally-appropriate sweets are especially welcome 😊

8:40     Update:  Procedures for resident communication to City Council about City charter amendments, ordinances and other official matters.

8:50     General Announcements of Elected Officials, Members, and Guests.

 Approval of Minutes of November 9 NCPCA Meeting.

Reports of NCPCA Officers.

9:00     New Business by motion of members, and new topics for discussion as time allows.

  1. Motion of NCPCA to authorize a letter to M-NCPPC regarding County Zoning Code rewrite.
  2. Call for Agenda Items for January 11 NCPCA meeting.

9:30     Motion to continue meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn.

Don’t forget to renew your membership! Download the latest membership application and bring it with you or mail to 4912 Nantucket Road, attn: NCPCA.


Summary of Meeting on November 9

  • Mr. Thomas Rodden reported on Residential Tax Credits & Other Info Useful to Homeowners in College Park.
  • President Suchitra Balachandran of West College Park Citizens Association reported on P.G. County Small Donor Election Fund: Giving Government Back to the People.
  • Councilmember Kabir reported that 20% of North College Park residents voted at the November 7th elections.·
  • Bridget Warren, Chief of Staff to Councilwoman Mary Lehman reported on Prince Georges County Zoning Code Rewrite.

Summary of Meeting on October 12

  • Question and Answer session with mayoral and city council members.
  • Announcements regarding city events and services.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on September 14

  • Hollywood Streetscape – Terry Schum presented the latest plan for the Hollywood streetscape project.
  • Johnson Development discussed potential plans for the building of a storage facility at the corner of Hollywood Road and Route 1.
  • Our contract police discussed the security and contract police arrangement.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on Aug. 3

  • Non citizens right to vote – Discussion regarding a proposal by the City Council to allow non citizen residents to vote in the City Elections.
  • Misc. city events – Highlights of events happening in the city as well as a recap by Councilmember Kabir regarding National Night Out.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on June 8

  • Legislative UpdateSen. Jim Rosapepe, one of our MD State Senators, will gave us highlights on this past legislative session in Annapolis.
  • Traffic – Members voiced concern over many areas of northern College Park that have traffic and congestion issues. A committee was formed to generate ideas on how to deal with these.
  • Elections – NCPCA members elected new officers: John Krouse (President), Lisa Ealley (Vice President); Judy Blumenthal (Secretary); and Arelis Pérez (Treasurer).

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on May 11

  • Hollywood Shopping Center – William Steen from Carrolton Enterprises spoke to members about various changes in the Hollywood Shopping Center.
  • Gardening – Member Kate Kennedy spoke to members about how to start a garden and make use of the new community garden area.
  • Membership Dues – Members discussed changing NCPCA’s dues, but decided to make no changes.
  • Elections Committee – The Nominating Committee gave its retport. Members then formed an Elections Committee to elect officers at the June meeting.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on Apr 13

  • Hollywood Streetscape Improvements – Terry Schum, and consultants presented concepts for the Hollywood StreetScape Improvements. Goals are to make the Hollywood commercial district community friendly, pedestrian and bicycle friendly, and improve landscaping. See proposal on City’s web site.
  • Greenbelt Metro Town Center Parking Garage Detailed Site Plan – The committee for the Detailed Site Plan met with city staff and consultant to review the detailed site plan. NCPCA passed a motion in support of the plan but with conditions.
  • Elections Committee – An elections committee was formed. Elections will be held in June.
  • Budget Items – A motion to support three budget items passed.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on Mar 9

  • Development Update – Councilmembers gave a brief update on proposed nearby projects and road improvements.
  • Shaban Property Rezoning – This was revisited but no changes made.
  • Budget Wish List – Members informed Councilmembers of items they desired to obe included in the next budget.
  • Name Change – Members voted to change the name of the organization to North College Park Community Association.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on Feb 9

  • Shaban Property Rezoning – The 2-parcel property at the northwest corner of Edgewood Rd. and Rhode Island Ave. (site of Blue Tech Cleaners) was rezoned from CSC to OS (Open Space) without the owner’s consent.  The owner’s attorney asked for support to rezone to MUI. About 3 years ago NCPCA supported a rezone back to CSC. Members voted once more to support a rezoning to CSC, but took no position on a rezoning to MUI.
  • Greenbelt Metro Development – Members discussed the issues with the anticipated Detail Site Plan and its impact on northern College Park, especially in terms of stormwater runoff. a committee was formed to work on a response to the DSP.
  • Bylaws Amendment – Members briefly discussed possible changes to NCPCA’s official name. Two name changes were proposed, which will be voted upon at the March meeting.

See full minutes for more details.

Summary of Meeting on Jan 12, 2017

  • Tree Canopy – PEPCO officials explained the tree trimming and removal process. Electric utilities must review their electric lines every 4 years, create a plan to deal with potential problems, finalize the plan, and implement it.
  • Stormwater Management Projects – Members were informed of two areas identified for possible stormwater management projects. Both sites have problems.
  • Hollywood Park Update – The City sent a letter to the Dept. of the Environment, Prince Georges County Parks, opposing the creation of a large storm pond in Hollywood Park, and received a response.
  • Greenbelt Station Detail Site Plan – This is is now available. There is concern of its drainage plan.

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Summary of Meeting on Dec 8, 2016

  • Duvall Field Updates – Recently there were two committee meetings. There was no consensus on a report or recommendations for Duvall Field projects. Additional committee members were appointed.
  • Community Garden Update – The location of the community garden is to be in the open space across from the Youth and Family Services building, behind the drycleaner.
  • Stormwater Project Survey – Updated the motion to ask the city for assistance with a survey to get feedback on the stormwater management projects proposed for North College Park.

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Summary of Meeting on Nov 10, 2016

  • WSSC – WSSC personnel spoke about water main repairs in progress between Hollywood and Huron Sts. and between Rhode Island Ave. and Narragansett Pkwy.  The work will replace the existing pipe and house connections.
  • Mondo Market Beer and Wine License – Owners of Mondo Market and their attorney informed members they are seeking a Class B beer and wine license, which would permit sales only for consumption on the property.
  • Community Bulletin Board – Fazlul Kabir presented members with three different styles for bulletin boards at two potential locations and solicited their feedback.
  • Community Yard Sale – Mark Hoffman, an auctioneer and community member, proposed the idea to have a community yard sale 2-3 times each year.

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Summary of Meeting on Oct 13, 2016

  • Elaine Ellis Health Center – Presentation was given about the new health center. It is a Federally Qualified Health Center and therefore is required to treat all who come regardless of ability to pay.
  • EZ Storage – The owner of the EZ Storage facility proposed for the end of Branchville Road, adjacent to the train tracks.
  • Economic Development – Ryan Chelton, the City’s new Economic Development Coordinator briefly introduced himself and took questions.
  • Hollywood Park Stormwater Management Committee Presentation – General conclusions of the committee were to preserve the general character and uses of the park, including the trees. Members voted to adopt the committee’s report and transmit it to Park and Planning and the City.

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Summary of Meeting on Sep 8, 2016

  • Stormwater Management – Leaders of the Clean Water Partnership presented members with five sites in northern College Park for potential retrofit projects to improve water quality.
  • Hollywood Park Project – A plan was described to create a pond in Hollywood Park to treat runoff from a larger area. Members formed a small committee, mainly of those who live nearby, to engage Park and Planning on the design. A motion was passed to request the City get community feedback on the proposed sites.

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Summary of Meeting on Jun 9, 2016

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