Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6E
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6E convened at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th N.W., Washington, DC, on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Commissioner Padro presided.
Alexander M. Padro, ANC 6E01
Kevin L. Chapple, ANC 6E02
Frank Wiggins, ANC 6E03
Rachelle P. Nigro, ANC 6E04
Marge Maceda, ANC 6E05
Mark Dixon, ANC 6E06
Alfreda Judd, ANC 6E07
I. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
The meeting was called to order at 6:41 p.m. The roll was called and the presence of a quorum was noted.
II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
MOTION: Commissioner Nigro moved and Commissioner Maceda seconded that the Agenda be approved as submitted. The Motion passed unanimously, 5 – 0 – 0.
III. ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2013
Lydia Goring, former ANC 2C commissioner, was invited to conduct the Election of Officers.
Position Nominee Nominated by Vote via Show of Hands Result
Alexander Padro Herself
Kevin Chapple 3 – 2
2 – 3 Rachelle Nigro
Vice Chair Alexander Padro Frank Wiggins 5 – 0 Alexander Padro
Secretary Marge Maceda Alexander Padro 5 – 0 Marge Maceda
Treasurer Kevin Chapple Rachelle Nigro 5 – 0
IV. PSA 308 REPORT: METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Sgt. Makal, newly assigned to Police Service Area 308, reported on crime activity in the area for the period December 1-31, 2012 as follows:
Robberies 2 arrests
Thefts from Vehicles 7
She reiterated that the PSA has been broken down into 21 different beats to provide better coverage. Five (5) officers, previously in PSA 308, will be returning.
A question and answer period followed.
V. IMPACT OF INAUGURAL EVENTS ON ANC 6E RESIDENTS
Commissioner Padro reported that at the last Inauguration there were jersey barriers and rolling street closures around the Convention Center. At this year’s Inauguration, increased security will again be evident, the Secret Service will be holding meetings, and there will be an armed camp around the convention center. He advised residents to look for announcements where they can get additional information. Parking will be problematic with emergency parking restrictions in place.
Abrahim Mumin spoke regarding the hiring of local residents to work during the Inauguration. He asked whether the ANC could reach out to the Convention Center to see if there might be some temporary jobs.
VI. PRESENTATION TO FORMER ANC 2C COMMISSIONER DORIS BROOKS
Former ANC 2C Commissioner Doris Brooks was recognized for more than 34 years of service as an ANC Commissioner. The Commissioners presented her with a dozen roses and a parting gift. Commissioner Padro stated that he is working on additional recognition from the City Council as well as obtaining a proclamation from the Mayor. Commissioner Brooks’ family will be hosting a reception in her honor. Commissioner Brooks expressed her appreciation and made some brief remarks.
VII. SUCCESS RESTAURANT, 917 5TH STREET, NW: REQUEST FOR SUPPORT FOR ABC LICENSE CLASS C FOR NEW RESTAURANT
Commissioner Maceda reported that a Voluntary Agreement has been established with the owner, Reza Akhavan, which includes noise abatement, trash removal, etc. The restaurant, named “Silo,” will be located between Massachusetts Avenue and K Street. Mr. Akhavan anticipates working with local farms to offer healthy food options, plans to use “green” energy, as well as utilizing sustainable furniture. It is hoped that the restaurant will open by the end of March.
MOTION: Commissioner Maceda moved and Commissioner Padro seconded that ANC 6E accept the Voluntary Agreement that has been established and support the application of the restaurant to be located at 917 5th Street, NW for a permanent Class C liquor license and that said support be communicated in writing to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and ABRA. The Motion passed unanimously, 5 – 0 – 0.
VIII. REPORT ON 12/6/12 ANC CHAIRS MEETING WITH MAYOR GRAY
Commissioner Padro reported on the 12/6/12 ANC Chairs Meeting with Mayor Gray. Education was the sole focus of the meeting, with discussion on school closures. Kaya Henderson, Chancellor DC Public Schools, spoke. Mayor Gray stated that Chancellor Henderson will respond to all questions in writing.
Commissioner Nigro stated she would like to involve the other commissioners, not just the Chair, in future quarterly meetings with Mayor Gray.
IX. OTHER NEW BUSINESS
X. OLD BUSINESS
XI. APPROVAL OF 2013 MEETING CALENDAR AND LOCATIONS
MOTION: Commissioner Nigro moved and Commissioner Padro seconded that the Commission shall meet in 2013 on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, until further notice, and that the Commission only meet in August if there is pressing business. The Motion passed unanimously, 5 – 0 – 0.
Commissioner Maceda reported that she is still investigating options for a second meeting location for ANC 6E.
XII. APPROVAL OF METHODS FOR ISSUING NOTICE OF MEETINGS
MOTION: Commissioner Nigro moved and Commissioner Padro seconded that notice of ANC 6E Meetings shall be made by the following means: Email lists and listservs, ANC 6E website, community newspapers, and posting and distribution of notices/newsletters at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library and NorthWest One Library, and other locations in each Single Member District (SMD). The Motion passed unanimously, 5 – 0 – 0.
XIII. USE OF P. O. BOX AS MAILING ADDRESS FOR COMMISSION
The Commission agreed that P. O. Box 26182, Ledroit Park Station, Washington, DC 20001, continue to be used as the mailing address for ANC 6E. The bill is paid until March 2013. Commissioner Maceda will be provided a key to the post office box.
XIV. REQUEST FOR OFFICE SPACE IN A DC GOVERNMENT BUILDING
MOTION: Commissioner Nigro moved and Commissioner Padro seconded that the Chair request from Mayor Gray options for office space in a DC Government building for ANC 6E. The Motion passed unanimously, 5 – 0 – 0.
XV. APPROVAL OF 2013 BUDGET
The Commission tabled a decision on the 2013 budget pending receipt of monies from the DC Government.
XVI. APPROVAL OF PARTICIPATION IN ANC SECURITY FUND
MOTION: Commissioner Chapple moved and Commissioner Nigro seconded that the ANC 6E Security Fund Participation fee of $25.00 for the bonding of the Commission’s officers be approved. The Motion passed unanimously, 5 – 0 – 0.
XVII. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR ANC 6E COMMITTEES
The Commission agreed that a Call for Volunteers to serve on the following ANC 6E Standing Committees should be undertaken:
Communications (Website, Newsletter)
Housing and Economic Development
Planning, Transportation, and Zoning
XVIII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 12/05/12 ANC 2C MEETING
MOTION: Commissioner Nigro moved and Commissioner Padro seconded that the Minutes of the ANC 2C Public Meeting of December 5, 2012 be approved as submitted. The Motion passed, 4 – 0 – 1 abstention (Commissioner Maceda).
XIX. APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT
Commissioner Chapple reported that as of December 31, 2012, the balance of the ANC 2C checking account was $3.00 and that all outstanding checks have been cashed.
MOTION: Commissioner Nigro moved and Commissioner Padro seconded that the Treasurer’s Report be approved as read. The Motion passed unanimously, 5 – 0 – 0.
XX. APPROVAL OF EXPENSES
A. MOTION: Commissioner Chapple moved and Commissioner Nigro seconded that the invoice submitted by Karen L. Loveridge in the amount of $125.00 for Minutes of the January 2, 2013 ANC 6E Public Meeting be approved. The Motion passed unanimously, 5 – 0 – 0.
B. MOTION: Commissioner Chapple moved and Commissioner Padro seconded that an amount not to exceed $1,000.00 be approved for printing of the February 2013 Newsletter by Miller Copying. The Motion passed unanimously, 5 – 0 – 0.
A. Commissioner Nigro reported that she will hold a Single Member District meeting for her constituents around the end of January at 6:30 p.m. Details will follow.
B. Commissioner Chapple reported that he will have a social meeting for his constituents at Shaw Tavern four (4) times a year, with the first meeting to be held sometime in March. Details will follow.
XXII. NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library
MOTION: There being no further business to come before the Commission, Commissioner Nigro moved and Commissioner Padro seconded that the meeting be adjourned. The Motion passed unanimously, 5 – 0 – 0. The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.