Agenda – January 10, 2019

Agenda Times & Topics are subject to change.  Draft minutes of the December 13, 2018 NCPCA meeting will be distributed at the meeting and may also be posted at www.myncpca.org

7:30 – Call to Order and urgent announcements regarding conduct of meeting, followed by motion to approve the agenda with any changes this evening.

7:35 – NCPCA City Budget Priorities Forum. The City Council will soon develop its budget for the next fiscal year.  Please bring your questions and concerns about things that should be priorities for our neighborhood.  NCPCA will formalize a set of recommendations in February.

8:15 – NCPCA Picnic Update. Marci Booth will present the latest information about planning for a picnic event in Spring 2019.

8:20 – P.G. Zoning Code Rewrite Update Judy Blumenthal and John Krouse will present information about NCPCA efforts to understand the new zoning code and any changes that should be pursued under advisement of our legal counsel.

8:25 – Duvall Field Focus Group. John Krouse was asked to serve on a focus group, and a public forum is scheduled at Davis Hall on January 17 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Your concerns are welcome now.

8:30 – Break & Refreshments. Members are always welcome to bring something to share while all of us enjoy a quick break.

8:40 – NCPCA Bylaws Forum. Please refer to bylaws at myncpca.org/legal. The following proposals and any others will be discussed for introduction at our February 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.
  3. Article V Meeting Section 5 Quorum. Propose quorum as a meeting of at least seven NCPCA members.
  4. Dues Increase.Propose dues increase to $10 per person for all members will be effective beginning June 1.

9:10 – Approval of Minutes, Officers Reports. Minutes of our December 13 meeting will be approved, and NCPCA Officers will provide reports.

9:15 – Announcements. Elected officials, members and guests will make announcements of activities and upcoming events of interest.

9:20 – New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting on February 14 as time allows.  This is your opportunity to bring up topics of concern and possible action.

9:30 – Motion to continue meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn at 9:30 and exit the building by 9:45 pm.

Agenda – February 14, 2019

Agenda Times & Topics are subject to change. Draft minutes of the January 10, 2019 NCPCA meeting will be distributed at the meeting and may also be posted at www.myncpca.org

7:30 – Call to Order and urgent announcements regarding conduct of meeting, followed by motion to approve the agenda with any changes this evening.

7:35 – Compassion & Choices. Mr. Robert Landau will present info about efforts to promote ‘Death with Dignity’ and change Maryland law. Read more at compassionandchoices.org.

7:55 – NCPCA Bylaws & Membership Dues. The following were discussed on Jan. 10. Formal motions will be accepted today for vote on March 14. NCPCA Bylaws are at myncpca.org/legal.

  1. Change to Article 1 Name. The following text is proposed for addition to the Bylaws, after the current text:
    NCPCA is incorporated in the State of Maryland as North College Park Citizens Association, and uses that name for all tax and legal purposes.
  2. Change to Article IV Membership Section 3. The following text is proposed for deletion: The Association may, in addition to dues, assess an annual mailing fee to cover the cost of sending the newsletter and other communications by postal mail.
  3. Bylaws Change to Article V Meeting Section 5 Quorum. A quorum at a meeting shall be at least seven NCPCA members.
  4. Dues. Dues of NCPCA shall be $10 per year, starting on June 1 and ending on May 31, 2020. Note: Dues must be paid before the NCPCA officer elections on June 9, 2019.

8:10 – NCPCA Picnic Update. Marci Booth will present the latest information about planning for a picnic event in Spring, 2019.

8:20 – NCPCA City Budget Priorities. The list of City budget priorities was sent by email and will be posted with brief recap at the meeting. The current list follows below. We will add additions and then participate in a fun exercise to identify our priorities. A summary will be presented at the end of the meeting.

8:30 – Break & Refreshments. Members are always welcome to bring something to share while all of us enjoy a quick break and complete the budget priorities exercise.

8:40 – P.G. Zoning Code Rewrite Update. The latest info about NCPCA efforts to understand the new zoning code and any changes that should be pursued under advisement of our legal counsel.

8:50 – Approval of Minutes, Officers Reports. Minutes of our January 10 meeting will be approved, and NCPCA Officers will provide reports. Topics will include Branchville Chick-Fil-A, Duvall Field Forum, other topics.

8:55 – Announcements. Elected officials, members and guests will make announcements of activities and upcoming events of interest.

9:00 – Summary of Budget Priorities. The results will be presented, and letter will be sent to Mayor & Council.

9:05 – New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting on March 14 as time allows. This is your opportunity to bring up topics of concern and possible action.

9:30 – Motion to continue meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn at 9:30 and exit the building by 9:45 pm.

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Please visit our website at www.myncpca.org for previous agendas, meeting minutes, bylaws and more!

Membership in NCPCA is open to all adult residents of North College Park, and only members may vote in decisions of the Association. Please complete the membership form and mail it with your dues payment, or bring dues and payment to a meeting.

Agenda – March 14, 2019

Agenda Times & Topics are subject to change.  Draft minutes of the February 14, 2019 NCPCA meeting will be distributed at the meeting.

7:30 – Call to Order and urgent announcements regarding conduct of meeting, followed by motion to approve the agenda with any changes this evening.

7:35 – Recognition of Arthur Eaton. Arthur was a long-time resident of our community, and previously served as President and Vice President of NCPCA.  He passed away on February 17.

7:45 – NCPCA Letter – Community Center in North College Park. A letter developed by Mary Cook (NCPCA Community Center Committee) from NCPCA to Sen. Rosapepe with many cc’s will be read for approval.

8:00 – NCPCA Letter – Hollywood Streetscape, Exercise Path and Narragansett Run. A letter developed by Mary Cook (from NCPCA to Prince George’s Councilmember Tom Dernoga) will be read for approval.

8:10 – NCPCA Bylaws & Membership Dues. The four items below were discussed on Jan. 10, and formal motions were introduced on Feb. 14.  NCPCA Bylaws are at myncpca.org/legal. Today, we will vote on all four of the following:

  1. Bylaws Change to Article 1 Name: The following text is proposed for addition to the Bylaws, after the current text:NCPCA is incorporated in the State of Maryland as North College Park Citizens Association, and uses that name for all tax and legal purposes.
  2. Bylaws Change to Article IV Membership Section 3: The following text is proposed for deletion: The Association may, in addition to dues, assess an annual mailing fee to cover the cost of sending the newsletter and other communications by postal mail.
  3. Bylaws Change to Article V Meeting Section 5 Quorum: A quorum at a meeting shall be at least seven NCPCA members.
  4. Dues Increase: Dues of NCPCA shall be $10 per year, starting on June 1 and ending on May 31, 2020.  Note:  Dues must be paid before the NCPCA officer elections on June 9, 2019.

8:25 – NCPCA City BudgetPriorities. The list of priorities was developed with input of members on February 14, but due to very low attendance on that date the priorities were not ;sent to City Council.  The priorities will be quickly reviewed, and a motion to allow members who were not present on February 14 to add their priorities will be considered.

8:30 – Break & Refreshments. Members are always welcome to bring something to share while all of us enjoy a quick break and complete the budget priorities exercise.

8:35 – Tax Update. Larry Bleau will present some highlights of recent tax changes.

8:45 – NCPCA Picnic Update. News about planning for the Hollywood Heritage Picnic event in Spring will be presented.

8:55 – Approval of Minutes, Officers Reports. Minutes of our February 14 meeting will be approved, and NCPCA Officers will provide reports.

9:00 – NCPCA Officer Election Nominating Committee. Elections will be June 13 and all offices will be selected by vote on that date.  Members are needed to develop a list of candidates for each office and to create ballots.

9:05 – Announcements. Elected officials, members and guests will make announcements of activities and upcoming events of interest.

9:10 – New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting on April 11, as time allows.  This is your opportunity to bring up topics of concern and possible action.

9:30 – Motion to continue meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn at 9:30 and exit the building by 9:45 pm.

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Please visit our website at www.myncpca.org for previous agendas, meeting minutes, bylaws and more!  Membership in NCPCA is open to all adult residents of North College Park, and only members may vote in decisions of the Association.  Please complete the membership form and mail it with your dues payment, or bring dues and payment to a meeting.  NCPCA meets at Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month, except July & August meetings are optional.  Please send questions about NCPCA to johnkrouse@yahoo.com

Agenda – June 13, 2019

Agenda Times & Topics are subject to change. Draft minutes of the April 11 and May 9, 2019 NCPCA meetings will be distributed at the meeting and may also be posted at www.myncpca.org

NCPCA Dues. Dues of $10 must be paid to vote for NCPCA officers. We will be collecting dues today and must be paid before meeting begins to be eligible to vote!

7:30 – Call to Order and urgent announcements regarding conduct of meeting, followed by motion to approve the agenda with any changes this evening.

7:35 – Featured Business – Proteus Bicycle. Proteus has relocated to the former Mom’s location in Hollywood Shopping Center on Rhode Island Avenue. Laurie Lemieux will provide an update about new products and services at the new and much larger Proteus location.

7:50 – Beltway Widening Impact on Hollywood & Sunnyside. Representatives of MDOT SHA will present the latest information about the proposed beltway widening project. In info presented to NCPCA on May 9, and in later posts by Councilmember Fazlul Kabir at http://www.kabircares.org/?s=beltway, we learned that this project may remove or significantly impact homes and greenspace in North College Park including Odessa Road, Niagara Road, Ontario Road, and in the wooded area between 52nd Place and Al Huda School along Edgewood Road. In total, as many as 45 homes in North College Park may be at risk, and many other residents may be subject to increased noise and pollution.

8:40 – Break & Refreshments. Members are always welcome to bring something to share, while all of us enjoy a quick break.

8:50 – NCPCA Officer Elections. Members will elect NCPCA President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The nominating committee has identified candidates, and nominations for these offices will also be taken from the floor. Election results will be presented tonight.

9:00 – Approval of Minutes & Officers Reports Minutes of our April 11 and May 9 meetings will be approved, and NCPCA Officers will provide reports.

9:05 – Announcements. Elected officials, members and guests will make announcements of activities and upcoming events of interest.

9:10 – Election Results and Presentation of New NCPCA Officers. Please thank our outgoing officers and welcome our new officers for 2019 – 2020.

9:15 – Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting. This is your opportunity to bring up topics of concern and action.

9:30 – Motion to continue our meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn at 9:30 and exit the building by 9:45 pm

Agenda – April 11, 2019

Agenda Times & Topics are subject to change.  Draft minutes of the March 14, 2019 NCPCA meeting will be distributed at the meeting and may also be posted at www.myncpca.org

7:30 – Call to Order and urgent announcements regarding conduct of meeting, followed by motion to approve the agenda with any changes this evening.

7:35 – Legislative Wrap-up.  Sen. Jim Rosapepe and Delegates of the Maryland’s 21st Delegation will be visiting with us tonight to present news about this year’s legislative session.

8:00 – City Response to NCPCA Community Center Letter.  The NCPCA letter to Sen. Rosapepe and the City’s response to Sen. Rosapepe will be reviewed.  Questions and discussion with members of the 21st Delegation will follow.

8:30 – Break & Refreshments.  Members are always welcome to bring something to share, while all of us enjoy a quick break.

8:40 – Chick-Fil-A Development Plans.  A proposal for a large restaurant with drive-in lanes near the College Park Veterans Memorial at US 1 and MD 193 Greenbelt Road will be reviewed.  Motion for NCPCA resolution regarding this project is likely afterward questions and answers.

 9:00 – City Budget.  NCPCA priorities were sent to Mayor & Council, and discussions are now underway.  Councilmembers Kabir and Mitchell are hosting a Budget Town Hall Meeting at Davis Hall, Friday April 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Tonight would be an ideal time for recap and clarification of our concerns.

9:10 – Approval of Minutes, Officers Reports, Nomination Committee Report  Minutes of our March 14 meeting will be approved, and NCPCA Officers will provide reports.  Would you like to serve as President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer?  Please let Mary Cook know.  Elections are June 13.

Reminder:  NCPCA Dues of $10 must be paid by June 13 to vote for NCPCA officers.

9:15 – Announcements.  Elected officials, members and guests will make announcements of activities and upcoming events of interest.

9:20 – New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting on May 9, as time allows.  This is your opportunity to bring up topics of concern and possible action.

9:30 – Motion to continue our meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn at 9:30 and exit the building by 9:45 pm.

Agenda – May 9, 2019

Agenda Times & Topics are subject to change.  Draft minutes of the April 11, 2019 NCPCA meeting will be distributed at the meeting and may also be posted at www.myncpca.org

7:30 – Call to Order and urgent announcements regarding conduct of meeting, followed by motion to approve the agenda with any changes this evening.

7:35 – Cruz Development – Apartment Building near Branchville Fire Station. Mr. Daniel Lynch will present design concepts for a new apartment building near Branchville Fire Station.  The site is between MD 193 University Boulevard and Branchville Road.  Up to 8 stories of rental apartments are possible.  In previous discussions, approximately 72 units of affordable housing / workforce housing were planned.  This project was discussed by NCPCA once or twice in the past.

8:30 – Break & Refreshments.  Members are always welcome to bring something to share, while all of us enjoy a quick break.

8:40 – Approval of Minutes, Officers Reports, Nomination Committee Report. Minutes of our April 11 meeting will be approved, and NCPCA Officers will provide reports.  The Nominating Committee will also provide an update.

Nominations. Would you like to serve as President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer?  Please let Mary Cook know.  NCPCA Elections are June 13. 

Dues. NCPCA Dues of $10 must be paid by June 13 to vote for NCPCA officers.  We will be collecting dues today!

8:50 – Announcements. Elected officials, members and guests will make announcements of activities and upcoming events of interest.

9:00 – New Business by motion of members, followed by call for new topics for discussion tonight, or for discussion at our next meeting on June 13, as time allows.  This is your opportunity to bring up topics of concern and possible action.

9:30 – Motion to continue our meeting will be in order, otherwise we adjourn at 9:30 and exit the building by 9:45 pm.

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Please visit our website at www.myncpca.org for previous agendas, meeting minutes, bylaws and more!   

Membership in NCPCA is open to all adult residents of North College Park, and only members may vote in decisions of the Association.  Please complete the membership form and mail it with your dues payment, or bring dues and payment to a meeting. 

NCPCA meets at Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month, except July & August meetings are optional.  Please send questions about NCPCA to johnkrouse@yahoo.com

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