Regular Meeting on November 10, 2016

Minutes of Regular Meeting on November 10, 2016

Note: The meeting was held at Phillips Kleiner VFW Post.

Meeting began at 7:30 pm.  Mayor Wojahn and Councilmembers Fazlul Kabir and Christine Nagle were present.

Minutes and Officer Reports

No President’s report.

Moved by Jamie/Arthur: Adopt the minutes of NCPCA October 13 meeting without change; motion passed.

Treasurer Eric Hoffman reported a current balance of $958.28, which includes $25 in dues. No expenditures have been paid since the last meeting.  There were no other officer reports.



Jason Flory, construction manager for WSSC, and Ernest Pigott, contract manager, spoke to members 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.  Notices will be placed on homes with the dates of service.  WSSC needs to pressurize pipes, chlorinate them, and flush the lines, which can take days. They will patch the streets where they have to dig, and want to complete the work before first snowfall.  The streets will probably be smoothly paved in the summer of 2017, most likely in coordination with the City’s repaving program, which begins each July. The WSSC emergency number is on its web site and operates 24 hours each day.

Mondo Market Beer and Wine License

Owners of Mondo Market and their attorney, Keith Showstack, informed members they are seeking a Class B beer and wine license, which would permit sales only for consumption on the property. The owners expanded their grocery store to have a café, which seats 40. The Class B license would require sales M-Th 8am-10pm and F-Sa 8am-11pm. The owners met with the City and are working on a Property Use Agreement, which would most likely require that no more than 30% of their sales come from alcoholic beverages.  The owner is always at the property, there will be security cameras, and there will be a machine to check IDs. All happy hour events will be with food served. There are 12 parking spaces in front, 3 in the rear. A hearing is scheduled for Nov 22.

Community Bulletin Board

Fazlul Kabir presented members with three different styles for bulletin boards at two potential locations and solicited their feedback. These would be locked and protected by plexiglass. A member of the community would be selected to manage ads, flyers, etc., posted on the board.  The City also plans to replace the bulletin board at Duvall Field.

Community Yard Sale

Mark Hoffman, an auctioneer and community member, proposed the idea to have a community yard sale 2-3/yr with a rain date, to be held at peoples’ houses. He suggested the 1st Saturday in April, after July 4, and in mid-September, and would coordinated these dates with other yard sales. He can be reached at 240-205-8577 (w). He will have a sign-up sheet at December’s meeting.


There was some discussion of breaking and entering of vehicles and ways to prevent this.  Announcements: 11/14 Mary Lehman will meet with residents for coffee 8-10; 11/15 Prince Georges County Police want to say thanks, will have brunch at 3pm and 11pm; 11/19 there will be a community cleanup of the west part of Rhode Island Ave, meet at the Tot Lot at 10am; Councilmember Christine Nagle discussed reintroducing a holiday lights contest that had previously been conducted by the city; and leaf pickup has already started.

New Business – none

The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.

Submitted by Larry Bleau, Secretary.