Regular Meting on January 10, 2019

Attendance included Councilmembers Fazlul Kabir, Kate Kennedy, Denise Mitchell.  Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm.  Agenda Approved.  December 2018 Minutes Approved.

NCPCA City Budget Priorities Forum.  President Krouse led a forum on issues attendees consider budget priorities for the City of College Park.  A list of concerns was collected, and NCPCA will formalize a set of recommendations at the February meeting. Several issues pertained to Rhode Island (Princes Georges County jurisdiction); Route One (State Highway jurisdiction); enforcement/residential concerns of “Doggie Depot Spots”; City evacuation plan, and a comprehensive study on the City’s infrastructure.

NCPCA Picnic Update.  Marci Booth discussed the planning for a picnic event in Spring, 2019. The primary focus is to acknowledge cultural diversity/heritage of our residents. Volunteers are needed to help with planning and food.

Duvall Field Update: President Krouse is invited to participate in a public forum on Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7:00 pm, at Davis Hall to help determine future improvements and develop a better action plan. Issues such as reconfiguring the soccer field and improved lightening will be discussed.

Zoning Code Rewrite Update.  Delegate Tom Dernoga is meeting with the NCPCA Board on January 17 to provide any additional information on the initiative.

NCPCA Bylaws Forum.  President Krouse discussed the following Articles, with voting taking place at the March meeting:

  1. Article 1 Name.  Propose continuation of name of NCPCA as North College Park Community Association for all public purposes, and retain name of North College Park Citizens Association for incorporation and tax purposes.
  2. Article IV Membership Section 3 Dues.  Propose elimination of text related to mailing costs. With this change, NCPCA will no longer mail agenda and minutes to members or charge different dues.  Propose dues increase to $10 per person for all members will be effective beginning June 1.
  3.   Article V Meeting Section 5 Quorum.  Propose quorum as a meeting of at least seven NCPCA members.

Announcements:

  • Councilmember Kennedy asked for input pertaining to the City Council’s initiative to evaluate and revamp the City’s Committees. Mark Shroder stated that the Noise Committee only meet’s when there are complaints, which is opposite of a Committee with term limits.
  • The January Community Police Meeting, held at MOM’s Cafe went well and the next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 7, 7pm. Safety and Security are topics of discussion.
  • The City of College Park Aviation Museum is free to furloughed federal employees.
  • Volunteers to help with snow removal are needed.
  • Martin Luther King event, January 12, 2pm, @ the Clarice.
  • Family Fun Bowling Bash, Bowlero College Park, January 27, 1-4pm.
  • The Prince George’s County’s The Neighborhoods Initiative Disabilities Task Force (TNI-DTF) is seeking members that have experience with city or county programs for the disabled or who are willing to lend their own experience, to help gather ideas to possibly create or assist with programming that can be more impactful for the disabled community. The Disabilities Task Force’s work will also include creating focus groups. As a fast growing county initiative, the Disabilities Task Force has been requested to prepare and submit these ideas to the County Executive’s Office by February 4, 2019 for review and approval.

Send ideas, questions or suggestions to:

Mr. Thomas F. Johnson II, MSSM, Community Developer, Office of Community Relations , 9200 Basil Court, Office 102, Largo, Maryland 20774, O: 301-952-4369 C: 240-495-3270 Email: tfjohnson@co.pg.md.us

Meeting adjourned at 9:28 pm