Agenda – July 8, 2021

REVISED AGENDA & ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION

NCPCA – North College Park Community Association
Draft Agenda of Regular In-person/Virtual Meeting
July 8, 2021, 7:00 pm

Location: VFW, 5051 Branchville Rd, College Park

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Agenda Times & Topics are subject to change.

7:00  Welcome & Review of procedures.

7:05   NCPCA officers’ reports & approval of May minutes.

Draft Minutes of the May 13 NCPCA Meeting

7:15   Vote on by-laws referencing nominations and elections (see proposed and original texts below – Item #1).

7:25   Future of Stone Straw Property – discussion of motion made last month (see below – Item #2).

7:35   5G Tower coming to your neighborhood – Councilmember Denise Mitchell

7:55   Break — snacks provided.

8:05   Parking Enforcement – demonstration of new monitoring equipment by Parking Enforcement Director, Jim Miller.

8:30   New Business & Future Agenda Items.

8:40   Member and Guest Announcements.

8:50   Clean up room.

Item #1:

Motion by John Krouse at the 5-13-21 meeting to change the bylaws — for ratification at the 7-8-21 meeting.

Proposed Text:

Section 2: Nominating Committee.  The President may appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of two (2), three (3) or four (4) members to make nominations.  Any member may nominate another member up to the time of the election when the nominee is added to the ballot as a write-in candidate.

Section 3: Term and Procedure.  All officers shall be elected for a term of one year.  The President shall cause ballots to be prepared for the June meeting with the names of all nominated persons, and shall appoint an election committee to count ballots.  Elections shall be by secret ballot for each contested office; if an office has only one candidate, a motion from the floor to elect that candidate by acclamation shall be in order.  A majority of the votes cast shall be required to elect each officer.  Voting shall be open to all members of record and tallied as soon as possible after the ballots are cast.  When the ballots for any office do not provide a majority of votes for a candidate, then the names of the two candidates with the most votes for the office shall be immediately entered into a run-off election.  The candidate with the majority of votes cast in the run-off election shall be elected.

Section 4: Continuance in Office.  In the event that nominees for an office cannot be identified for election at the June meeting, that officer shall continue in office until an election is held.  If the election of officers cannot take place in June, the election shall take place at any regular meeting or special meeting in conformance with Article V of these Bylaws.

Original Text:

Section 2: Nominating Committee.  No later than the April meeting the President shall appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of three (3) members to make nominations.

Section 3: Term and Procedure.  All officers shall be elected for a term of one year.  The President shall cause ballots to be prepared for the June meeting with the names of all persons duly nominated at the May meeting, and shall appoint an election committee to count ballots at the June meeting. Elections shall be by secret ballot for each contested office; if an office has only one candidate, a motion from the floor to elect that candidate by acclamation shall be in order.  A majority of the votes cast shall be required to elect each officer.  Voting at the June meeting for election of officers shall be open to all members of record and tallied as soon as possible after the ballots are cast.  When the ballots for any office do not provide a majority of votes for a candidate, then the names of the two candidates with the most votes for the office shall be immediately entered into a run-off election.  The candidate with the majority of votes cast in the run-off election shall be elected.

Section 4: Continuance in Office.  In the event that nominees for an office cannot be identified for election at the June meeting, that officer shall continue in office until such time as sufficient nominees are identified and an election is held.  If the election of officers cannot take place at the June meeting, the election shall take place at the next scheduled meeting at which sufficient nominees exist for election.

To read NCPCA’s complete by-laws, visit myncpca.org (“Legal” tab).

Item #2:

Motion by Judy Blumenthal at the 5-13-21 meeting regarding the Stone Property

Regarding the Stone property, I move that NCPCA write a letter to Prince George’s County Councilmember Tom Dernoga, stating that NCPCA supports the vision of the Greenbelt Metro Area Approved Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment of 2001 regarding the former Stone Straw property and adjacent industrial properties in Branchville.  NCPCA requests that any future development be designed in conformance with Chapter 14 of the Sector Plan, and that single family infill development be the preferred type of housing, consistent with the adjacent residential zoning of the community.

During discussion, it was suggested that the letter also be sent to the chair of the county council, the county executive, and our two at-large council members.

After discussion, it was agreed to table this motion until the next meeting.