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Regular Meeting on September 13, 2018

Attendance included District 1 Councilmembers Fazlul Kabir and Kate Kennedy; District 4 Councilmember Dustyn Burkart Kujawa,  Suchitra Balachandran, President, West College Park Citizens Association

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm. Agenda amended to include approval of July Minutes.

Featured Businesses & Organizations.  Discussion followed on having a different service or business organization attend the NCPCA each month to increase awareness of their organization and mission. Example of organizations identified: Lion’s Club, Art Exchange, My Organic Market, and vendors that have a table at the Saturday’s North College Park Farmer’s Market.

Community Center Update. Councilmember Kabir discussed the Community Center Survey. The following motion was made that passed unanimously: “NCPCA supports continued study and City support for a Community Center in North College Park.”

Legal Services for P.G. Zoning Review.  Judy Blumenthal presented an update on the status of a pro bono attorney.  Discussion included private donations that are allowed under 501(c)(4). A motion was also put forth to allow NCPCA spend $100.00 on a filing fee to retain services of an attorney with Community Law Center in Baltimore. The motion passed unanimously.

Hollywood Commercial District Streetscape Project. Councilmember Kennedy provided an update on the award for the construction and design scheduled for October 2018.

Approval of Minutes. July and August Minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report. NCPCA currently has $1,246.73.

General Announcements:

  • College Park Day, Saturday, October 6, 2018, 12-6pm, College Park Aviation Museum. The event is open to the public and free to attend.

  • The District Council is holding oral arguments on September 17, 2018 regarding the proposed storage facility that would be located on Route one in North College Park. See Oscar Gregory if you are interested in attending.

  • A new indoor fitness center, Posh Cycling and Fitness is coming soon. Follow the progress @ posh.fit.

·         College Park Parkrun, Free, Every Saturday, 9:00 am, Free 5km, Paint Branch Trail, 4289 Metzerott Road, College Park, MD 20740

  • College Park Chorale this Sunday, September 23, 7:00 to 8:30pm at St. Andrew’s Church (an Art Exchange Event)

  • Residents interested in solar energy for their home are to contact Rachael@neighborhoodsun.solar; 240.845.7130

New Business:

Suchitra Balachandran, President, West College Park Citizens Association discussed dialogue taking place on public financing for candidates running for an elected position. Discussion followed.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:47 pm.

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