Regular Meeting on April 14, 2016

Minutes of Regular Meeting on April 14, 2016

Meeting began at 7:35 pm.  Councilmembers Mary Cook, Fazlul Kabir, and Christine Nagle were present.

Moved by John Krouse/Dave Turley to approve minutes: Minutes were adopted unanimously with one correction to the opening dates of the Farmers Market.

Officers Reports

Jackie Pearce Garrett donated NCPCA pin-back buttons for volunteers to wear at outreach events. The meeting with The Office of Real Estate will not move forward. State Highway Administration will not begin acquiring property in North College Park for at least ten years, as that is associated with phase 2 of construction. 48th Avenue from Lackawanna Street to Fox Street (9400 to 9600 blocks) is scheduled to have all the curbs replaced and the pavement resurfaced. Door hangers should be going out next week. WMATA is constructing a shallow swale at the entrance to the metro to help remedy issues with water ponding on the pedestrian paths during heavy rains.

Eric Hoffman reported a balance of $958.56. There were $10.00 received in dues, $0.30 in interest, and $11.50 in printing expenditures.


Bike Share Plans for North College Park

Terry Schum, director of planning for the City of College Park, presented locations and schedule for implementation of bike share. The bike share system is scheduled to launch May 4. There will be two locations in North College Park: one close to the bus stop at the intersection of Edgewood Road and Rhode Island Avenue; a second one near the entrance to the Greenbelt metro station at the intersection of 53rd Avenue and Lackawanna Street. In total, the entire system will have 150 bike parking spaces, 125 bikes, 14 stations throughout the city. 5 of the bikes will be handicap accessible (tricycle, side-by-side, hand-cycles). Stations are modular so that it will be relatively easy to downsize or add stations as space and demand calls for. A bike wrangler will be employed to help rebalance bikes throughout the city. Bikes are all equipped with GPS equipment so that the location of the bike is always known. 1 year membership is $65, 1 day is $6, 1 month is $25, 6 months is $40. The bike share costs the city approximately $40,000 out of pocket over three years, as much is paid for by grants.

Nominating Committee

John Krouse and Kate Kennedy have volunteered to serve as the nominating committee. Those wishing to nominate themselves or others should contact John or Kate.

New Business

Subcommittee for Duvall Field Improvements

A subcommittee was established to gather resident input for improvements to Duvall Field. This summer, construction on the updated concession stand will take place. Future improvements are planned, including a walking track around the perimeter of the field. The President will reach out to the community for volunteers, as well directly to the Boys and Girls Club.

Stolen Mail Packages

Member Dave Turley requested action to help resolve issues with mail delivery and police action on stolen mail packages. Councilmembers Nagle and Kabir will follow up with Mr. Turley.

Reports and Announcements

Announcements: The city is holding a competition for a anti-littering logo. Cash prizes available! Budget town hall is Friday, April 29. Moose Lodge is having a yard sale on Saturday April 16.

Unanimously voted to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 9:20 pm.