Regular Meeting on October 12, 2017

Meeting was called to order by President John Krouse at 7:30 pm.

Attendance.  Approximately 75 attendees, including great-granddaughter of Edward Daniels; NCPCA Officers; the City of College Park Mayor and Council Representatives from District 1, 2, 4; and the following candidates for the November 2017 City elections:
Mayor Candidates in Attendance: S. H. Tom Chen, Mary C. Cook, Lalzarliani H. Malsawma, Patrick L. Wojahn

Council Candidates in Attendance:  D-1: S. Elizabeth DeBosky,  Christopher P. Gill, S. M. Fazlul Kabir,  Catherine Hope Kennedy.  D-2: P. J. Brennan,  Richard J. Douglas, Alexander C. Tobin  D-4: Oscar E. Gregory, Alan Y. Hew, Dustyn B. Kujawa, Denise C. Mitchell


Councilmember Kabir presented Moriah James’s paper on the, “The Vision of Edward Daniels: The History and Heritage of Daniels Park and Hollywood on the Hill”.

President Krouse explained how NCPCA includes District 1, District 2, and District 4.  He then chaired the Candidates’ Forum as follows:

Mayoral Candidate Forum.  3 minutes were allowed for Question 1: Considering your past experiences and goals for the future, please explain why you are the best candidate? and 2 minutes were allowed for Question 2: Please describe your three highest priorities as Mayor?

City Councilmember Candidate Forum.  2 minutes were allowed for Question 1: Please describe your best qualifications for serving as Councilmember?  1 minute was allowed for Question 2:  Please describe your vision for preserving and enhancing North College Park?  1 minute was allowed for Question 3: Please describe the greatest problem facing the City of College Park?

Minutes of September 14, 2017.  The minutes were approved with no amendment.

Treasurer’s Report.  Current status: Savings  $1061.47   Checking $188.78    Total:  $1250.25


  • Duvall Field Ribbon Cutting, October 13.·
  • Program at the Aviation Museum, October 18. ·
  • Free Yoga Program @ Old Parish House, October 21.·
  • Animal Welfare Committee to provide free microchips, October 28. ·
  • District 2 and District 4, respectively, will host Candidate Forums.·
  • Phi Kappa Psi (fraternity at the University of Maryland) is available to local residents who need assistance. Contact Billy Bruno @ 267.283.6590.

November NCPCA Agenda may include a police survey.

Meeting Adjourned at 9:22 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted by Judy Gail Blumenthal, Ph.D. Secretary

Regular Meeting on September 14, 2017

North College Park Community Association (NCPCA) Meeting

September 14, 2017, Davis Hall, College Park, Maryland

Meeting was called to order by President John Krouse at 7:30 pm.

Minutes of August 3, 2017 NCPCA Meeting were approved as amended to read “former County Council Member Tom Dernoga is running for election.”

Approximately 35 attendees including: NCPCA Officers and Council Members Nagle, Kabir, Cook; City of College Park speakers Scott Somers, Manager, Terry Schum, Director of Planning, Robert Ryan, Director of Public Services; Guest speakers Brian Curry, Johnson Development and Edward Gibbs, Land-use Attorney; Police Officer LT Keleti.


  • Terry Schum presented on the continuing issue of improvements to the Hollywood District, emphasizing the planning study of 2014, that is now at the 30% phase. Primary concerns pertain to county storm drain easements, public right-of-ways and pedestrian safety and security – all in relation to Narragansett Pkwy. There is a need for funding source because the City is currently funding $1M of the $3M estimated cost. Other discussion included the lack of unified lighting fixtures in the City because each District has autonomy to select their own fixtures.
  • Brian Curry of Johnson Development and Edward Gibbs, Land-Use Attorney, presented a concept drawing for a Storage Facility that would be located in District 4 on 9/10 of an acre.
  • Robert Ryan and Officer Keleti spoken on security and contract police.

President Report

NCPCA has a storage closet in Davis Hall, which houses Association documents dating back to the 1990s.

Vice President Report

New members are joining weekly and email database is current.

Treasury Report

Current status:

  • Savings $1061.12
  • Checking $188.78
  • Total: $1249.90


  • Old Parish House will be celebrating its 200th anniversary September 15-17.
  • City’s Greenteam will hold an event at the Community Center on September 15.
  • NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction will celebrate its 5th anniversary Sept16th.
  • Free YOGA classes begin on September 23rd at Old Parish House.
  • Community Clean-Up scheduled for September 30th.
  • Police District 1 Coffee Club meets each Wednesday @ 9:00 am at Jason Deli’s on Rt 1.
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Next month Agenda items will include candidates running for office.

At 9:30 pm there was a motion to continue. Meeting adjourned at 10:00 pm.

Respectfully Submitted by Judy Gail Blumenthal, Ph.D. Secretary