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May 9, 2019 – Regular Meeting at Davis Hall

North College Park Community Association
May 9, 2019 – Regular Meeting at Davis Hall

Attendance included Mayor Patrick Wojhan; Councilmembers Fazlul Kabir, Kate Kennedy; Guests: Thomas Tanner, Branchville Volunteer Fire Company; Cruz Companies (John Cruz III, Daniel Cruz, Jr., Armond McCoy, Daniel Lynch, Attorney)

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm.

Agenda approved with two additions. April 2019 Minutes Approved.
Development. Daniel Lynch, Attorney for Cruz Companies, presented a design concept for an apartment building near Branchville Fire Station, between MD 193 University Boulevard and Branchville Road. This is the first public meeting and the company will file a detailed site plan. Concept Site Plan was passed. The development is intended to be a two-level, 80 unit “Workforce Housing.”

State Highway Administration (SHA). President John Krouse recused himself from all SHA discussions and meetings because of his position with the Administration.

Councilmember Fazlul Kabir presented an update on the beltway expansion that will have a negative impact on College Park, such as loss of properties, green space, kill a playground, and increase noise and pollution. Motion was unanimously approved for NCPCA to send a letter (Jordan Schakner signator) in opposition to the beltway expansion in College Park.
Solicitor Signs. Councilmember Fazlul Kabir discussed the need to have “welcome” “solicitor signs” at several of the entrances into North College Park. For example, at Gateway Park and all entrances on to Rhode Island.

Nominations Committee. Volunteers needed for the committee, and request for additional names for the slate of officers.

President’s Report. John Krouse presented highlights of the May 8, 2019 meeting with County Councilmember Tom Dernoga. Park & Planning has budget some money for the proposed North College Park Community Center.

Treasurer Report. NCPCA balance is $787.69.

Announcements
Mayor Patrick Wojhan reported:
May 13, 7:00pm is a “vision and planning” public meeting for the future of Duvall Field
May 14 will be a public hearing on the budge. Vote is scheduled for May 28
Councilmember Kate Kennedy reported:
May 10 is Night Out
Community Garden has vacancies
Kennis Termini reported: May 11, 8:00 am, Beltsville Garden Club meeting at High Point High School.
General Announcements:
September 2019, City Council is planning to hold meetings at Davis Hall.
Peggy Higgins is retiring. NCPCA thanked her in abstention for her hard work.
Fall 2019. Dog Park is expected to finished. Grass seed will need replacement.
Meeting adjourned at 9:26 pm

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Draft Minutes – April 11, 2019 Meeting

NCPCA – North College Park Community Association –

April 11, 2019 – Regular Meeting at Davis Hall

Attendance included State Senator Jim Rosapepe; State Delegate Mary Lehman; Councilmember Fazlul Kabir; Assistant City Manager, Bill Gardiner; Community Liaison, Lindsay Divaly

Agenda approved March 2019 Minutes Approved

Legislative Update. Delegate Lehman and Senator Rosapepe reported on the following:

· HB1413/SB1030: Providing $1 Billion In Increased Funding For Public Schools · HB166/SB280: Raising Minimum Hourly Wage To $15 · HB109/SB285: Banning Use Of Plastic Foam · HB1169/SB895: Raising Age For Buying To Tobacco Products To 21 · HB697/SB868: Prohibiting Denial Of Health Insurance Over Pre-Existing Conditions · HB768/SB759: Creating A Prescription Drug Price Monitoring Board · HB1428/SB619: Reforming The University Of Maryland Medical System Board Of Directors · HB 1783: Interagency Commission On School Construction

· HB 505: SB 763: Proposed Summer Study For Artificial Turf

· Expand Access To State Pre-K Program To All Low-Income Three- And Four-Year-Olds; Casinos State’s Education Trust Fund: $125M For The Next 30 Years ; Sr. Property Tax Relief; Child Tax Credit; Clean Energy Jobs Bill; Pedestrian Safety Fund; Summer 2019 Study; I-495/I-270 Congestion Relief Improvements

Response To NCPCA Community Center Letter (Attached). Senator Rosapepe discussed financing a Community Center using Bond money that requires matching money.

Zoning Update: Judy Blumenthal reported on the April 9th County Council Zoning Update Meeting, emphasizing the maps are scheduled to be released in May. County Councilmember Dernoga expressed interested in working with his constituents

Announcements:

· Councilmembers Fazlul and Mitchell will hold a Town Hall meeting on Friday, April 12, 7:00pm, Davis Hall

· Good Neighbor Day, April 13. Meet at MOM’s Organic Market

· County Councilmember Dernoga will hold a public meeting Wednesday, May 8, 7:00pm, Davis Hall

· Mary Cook, Chair, NCPCA Nominating Committee, is seeking nominations for all positions

· A Prince George’s County Police officer fired her gun after confronting some shoplifters at the Home Depot this morning

Meeting adjourned 9:31 PM.