September 2017 Meeting Minutes

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.

Meeting

  • 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

Announcements

  • 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

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