Regular Meeting on December 11, 2014

Minutes of Regular Meeting on November 8, 2012

Meeting began at 7:35 pm. Councilmembers Fazlul Kabir and Patrick Wojahn were present. Neither presenter was yet present, so the meeting agenda was changed to allow them time to arrive.

Announcements and Reports

Officer Reports

Moved by John Krouse/Leslie Booth: Adopt the minutes of NCPCA November 13 meeting without change; motion passed.

Treasurer Jackie Pearce-Garrett reported a current balance of $1,272.40; no expenditures have been paid since the last meeting.

President Chris Nagle reported that she will meet with the Berwyn Citizens Association to discuss Branchville Gardens, and that she has not heard anything from SHA about beltway road improvements. There were no other officer reports.

Announcements

Lisa reported that graffiti appeared at the Berwyn Heights 7-11 overnight and wondered if it could be gang related; there is also some graffiti on Edgewood Road near the speed hump sign, and on the guardrail of the Rhode Island Ave. beltway underpass; Patrick Wojahn reminded members of the College Park Community Foundation’s gala on 12/13.

Presentations

Hollywood Façade

Michael Stiefvater, the College Park Economic Development Coordinator, was to give a presentation on potential improvements to six different façades of businesses in the Hollywood Commercial District. He was unable to get the projection equipment working, so he showed members the visual renderings on his laptop after the meeting ended. He also reported that the City had hired a consultant to do a Hollywood streetscape design, who would be meeting with NCPCA members early next year.

Mary Lehman

County Councilmember Mary Lehman spoke to members about recent accomplishments and took questions from members about their concerns. Topics covered were changes to the Greenbelt Metro development; that US 1 improvements are now among the top 3 transportation priorities for the County (the others are the Greenbelt Metro interchange upgrade and MD 210 Indian Head Hwy.); a possible North College Park community center; the College Park City University Partnership has sent a Letter of Interest to the owner of the Stone Industrial property; and that she will chair the County Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee.

At 8:30 the meeting adjourned; holiday treats were served.

Submitted by Larry Bleau, Secretary.

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