Regular Meeting on May 11, 2017

Minutes of Regular Meeting on May 11, 2017

Meeting began at 7:30 pm.  Councilmembers Mary Cook, Fazlul Kabir and Christine Nagle were present.  Mayor Patrick Wojahn was also present.

A motion to adopt the minutes of NCPCA April meeting without change passed.


Carrollton Enterprises

William Steen, VP for External Affairs at Carrollton Enterprises, spoke to those assembled about changes coming to the Hollywood Shopping Center.  REI has closed its store there, and MOMs signed a 20-25 year lease to move into the vacated space.  They will add a cafe named The Naked Cafe and will have Mighty Pet, a part of MOMs, as a third component.  They should open in September.  There are four candidates for MOM’s current location; the name of the new tenant will not be disclosed until one of them is chosen.  MOMs, as the anchor tenant, can place restrictions on who or what type of businesses can operate at the shopping center.  The Farmers Market has about 10-15 vendors.  A mobile clinic, operated out of Doctors Hospital, will be at the shopping center Thursdays 9-4.  If there is any projected traffic increase Carrollton Enterprises will inform the City.

Community Garden

Kate Kennedy, a Master Gardener intern, gave a short update on and took questions about the new community garden, located behind the Blue Tech Cleaners building.  Several plots are available to gardeners, cost $15/yr, which includes water and integrated pest management; call Steve Beavers for more info.  Search for “grow it eat it” for more information about what to grow or contact the Maryland Extension Service.  Contact Kate for more info at 202-400-1501 (cell) or email her .

Reports and Announcements

Treasurer Eric Hoffman reported a current balance of $994; no expenditures have been paid since the last meeting.  There were no other officer reports.

New Business

Dues Discussion

Members discussed possibly raising the dues, currently at $5/yr/member plus $5/yr for postal delivery of minutes and agenda.  No one spoke in favor of increasing the dues.  President Jackie Pearce-Garrett asked for volunteers to print and mail the hardcopies rather than relying on officers; Arelis Perez, a new member, offered to do so if there were fewer than 25 to mail.

Nominations and Elections

John Krouse reported that the committee now has candidates for all offices.


Mayor Patrick Wojhan arrived just before the meeting closed; he and Fazlul made several announcements: 5/20 community clean-up at the shopping center at 9am;  there is a big delay on work at the Duvall Field site due to Pepco, no completion date; Davis Hall should be ready to use once more in the fall; Hollywood StreetScape plan will be revised and will come back to the community (the R. I. Ave. service road is owned by County, not City, for example); bids will go out on Hollywood Gateway Park soon; WSSC sewer rehabilitation lines will start soon, call 443-686-1558 for more info; 5/12 4-8pm will be a Senior Art Show at St. Andrews; and 5/18 5-7pm Third Thirsty Thursday at Ledos.

Moved by Eric Hoffman/Jamie Lark: Adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 8:49 pm.

Submitted by Larry Bleau, Secretary.