Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6E
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6E convened at the Northwest One Library, 155 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC, on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Marge Maceda, Chair, ANC 6E05
Alexander M. Padro, Vice Chair, ANC 6E01
Antonio D. Barnes, Secretary, ANC 6E06
Kevin L. Chapple, Treasurer, ANC 6E02
Rachelle P. Nigro, ANC 6E04
Frank S. Wiggins, ANC 6E03
Alfreda S. Judd, ANC 6E07
MOTION:Commissioner Maceda moved and Commissioner Nigro seconded that the Agenda be approved as amended. The Motion passed unanimously, 7 yeas (Commissioners Nigro, Padro, Maceda, Chapple, Wiggins, Barnes, and Judd) – 0 nays – 0 abstentions.
MOTION:Commissioner Wiggins moved and Commissioner Padro seconded that the Minutes of the ANC 6E Public Meeting of June 7, 2016 be approved with corrections to be submitted to the Secretary. The Motion passed unanimously, 7 yeas (Commissioners Nigro, Padro, Maceda, Chapple, Wiggins, Barnes, and Judd) – 0 nays – 0 abstentions.
Crime statistics for the indicated periods are as follows:
|Offense||1D (PSA 103)||3D (PSA 308)|
|6/5/2015 to 7/5/2015||6/5/2016 to 7/5/2016||6/5/2015 to 7/5/2015||6/5/2016 to 7/5/2016|
|Robbery Excluding Gun||36||27||51||23|
|Robbery with Gun||10||18||6||17|
|Assault Dangerous Weapon Excluding Gun||15||23||16||15|
|Assault Dangerous Weapon With Gun||3||1||4||9|
|Violent Crimes Total||66||84||84||68|
|Theft from Auto||178||183||253||258|
|Property Crimes Total||511||580||506||529|
Sgt. F. H. Fawzi of 5D – Sgt. Fawzi stated he had nothing unusual to report. Thefts from Auto, however, are still maintaining their high levels. Increases in crime have been outside of 5D.
Lt. Ronald Netter of 3D (PSA 308) – Lt. Netter reported the following:
1) July 28, 2016 – 3D CAC Meeting, 1620 V Street, NW, 7:00 p.m.
2) August 2, 2016 – Third District National Night Out, Bruce Monroe Park, 3000 Georgia Avenue, NW, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
3) August 27, 2016 – Back to School Block Party and Community Affair, 1300 block of 5th Street, NW, 2:00 pm to 7:00 p.m.
4) 2016 3D Summer Activity Schedule (handout).
The applicant’s attorney provided an update regarding the PUD at 251 H Street and stated they are restarting the process. The initial plan was to add two stories on top of the existing building, but now they plan to build a 130 foot high building next door. This will be a new Phase II building on the property. There is ground floor parking underneath the building. The design of the building is still a work in progress and the applicant will reappear before the ANC at a later date with more details.
Commissioner Padro expressed concern about parking. He was told there will be 40 spaces, but that 60% of the building’s employees take public transportation.
Phase B: Construction of Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) and diversion facilities along tunnel alignment. The estimated start date of this work is September 2017, with estimated completion in May of 2023.
A number of lane closures are anticipated at the R Street site, Florida Avenue site, and T Street
ANC Commissioners expressed concern about reduced parking and night noise. They were informed that there will be no weekend work, work hours during the week will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and that there will be night noise restrictions.
MOTION: Commissioner Nigro moved and Commissioner Barnes seconded that ANC 6E not support the HPRB’s recommendation that a horse gate, instead of a porch, be installed in the front of 416 Ridge Street, NW. The Motion failed by a vote of 3 yeas – 4 nays – 0 abstentions.
MOTION: Commissioner Padro moved and Commissioner Chapple seconded that ANC 6E support the application of 416 Ridge Street, NW and HPRB’s recommendation that a horse gate, instead of a porch, be installed in the front of 416 Ridge Street, NW and that said support be communicated in writing to the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB). The Motion passed by a vote of 4 yeas (Commissioners Padro, Chapple, Maceda, Judd) – 3 nays (Commissioners Nigro, Wiggins, and Barnes) – 0 abstentions.
MOTION: Commissioner Maceda moved and Commissioner Barnes seconded that the application for a grant submitted by the Perry School Community Services Center, Inc. be approved in the amount of $3,000.00, not the $1,500.00 normally given for ANC 6E grants, primarily because the camp’s students are in ANC 6E’s area and ANC 6E has the funds to support the grant. The Motion passed unanimously, 7 yeas (Commissioners Nigro, Padro, Maceda, Chapple, Wiggins, Barnes, and Judd) – 0 nays – 0 abstentions.
Commissioner Chapple reported the balance in the checking account is $56,402.54.
MOTION: Commissioner Chapple moved and Commissioner Padro seconded that the Treasurer’s Report be accepted. The Motion passed unanimously 7 yeas (Commissioners Padro, Maceda, Chapple, Wiggins, Barnes, Nigro, and Judd) – 0 nays – 0 abstentions.
[Commissioner Padro returns to the meeting].