Regular Meeting on June 14, 2018

Attendance.  NCPCA officers and board members; College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn; District 1 Councilmember Fazlul Kabir; District 4 Councilmember Dustyn Kujawa; Elected officials and candidates: Jim Rosapepe; Ben Barnes, Matt Dernoga, Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Angela Alsobrooks, Lupi Grady.  Meeting was called to order by Vice President Lisa Ealley.  Agenda approved.

Presentation of Candidates for Elected Office.  Sen. Jim Rosapepe spoke on the current state of Maryland; Del. Ben Barnes, Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk , and Mr. Matt Dernoga presented their agendas for District 21; Ms. Angela Alsobrooks presented her position for County Executive, and faced questions regarding her promotion of development at Metro cites.

NCPCA Officers’ Election.  The service of Treasurer Arelis Perez to NCPCA in 2017 and 2018 was acknowledged.  Mary Cook reported the nominees on behalf of the Nominating Committee and Larry Bleau moved “to elect all the candidates to their respective office by acclamation.” The motion passed unanimously.  The 2018-2019 Officers are:  President, John Krouse; Vice President, Lisa Ealley; Treasurer, Jordan Schakner; Secretary, Judy Blumenthal.

Community Center Committee Report.  Christine Nagle and Mary Cook reported on the status of the North College Park Community Center on behalf of the NCPCA Community Center Committee formed at the May meeting.  M-NCPPC has dedicated $50,000 for the Center. The Committee sought suggestions on how the money should be spent, and a list of activities that can take place at the Center.  Obstacles of development were discussed and the Committee is now seeking to expand its Committee to include interested individuals outside NCPCA.

General Announcements.

  • Early Voting is June 14 – June 21.
  • An Ice Cream Social is scheduled at Duvall Field on Father’s Day, June 17.
  • The proposed Storage Facility is on the City’s Council agenda for June 19.
  • Marcia Booth agreed to take the lead for a NCPCA picnic and asked for volunteers.

NCPCA Officers’ Reports.  President John Krouse reviewed the letter that was authorized an behalf of NCPCA at the May meeting and sent to Chief Barksdale of the Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, which requested an increase in paid staff for the Branchville Fire Station.

NCPCA will meet in July and August.  Discussion of the Community Center, discussion of a NCPCA hosted picnic, and construction plans for the Hollywood Gateway Park will be included in the agendas of the July and/or August meetings.

Treasurer Arelis Perez reported the NCPCA financial records and in-kind contributions related to the conduct of treasurer responsibilities.  NCPCA currently has $1,231.72.

Meeting adjourned at 9:30 PM.