Minutes – Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B

February 22, 2016 Regular Public Meeting



The meeting was called to order at 7:04 PM, Commissioner Ron Austin, Chair (and ANC 4B06) presiding. It was held at the MPD’s 4th District Community Room, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW. Also present were Commissioners 4B01 Andre Carley, 4B03 Scot Knickerbocker, 4B04 Brenda Parks, 4B05 Brenda Speaks, 4B07 Judi Jones, 4B08 Barbara Rogers, and 4B09 Douglass Sloan. A quorum was present for all votes.



2) Consideration of the Agenda


Commissioner Carley moved that the agenda be approved as presented. Commissioner Rogers seconded the motion. The motion was adopted unanimously, 7 yes, 0 no


3) Resolution 4B-16-0201 -- Recommending a Transportation Plan for Neighborhoods in Single-Member District 4B07 Addressing Parking, Traffic Flow, Commercial Traffic


Commissioner Judi Jones moved that the Commission adopt a resolution making recommendations to the District Department of Transportation addressing problems of parking, traffic flow and commercial traffic. Commissioner Carley seconded the motion. The motion was adopted unanimously, 8 yes, 0 no.


The adopted resolution:


Advisory Neighborhood Commission (the Commission) takes note of the following:



RESOLVED:


The Commission recommends the following changes to enhance the commercial traffic flow in and around the Lamond and 4B07 areas without sacrificing residential parking:






FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commission designates Commissioner Judi Jones, ANC 4B07, to represent the Commission in all matters relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED, that, in the event the designated representative Commissioner cannot carry out her representative duties for any reason, the Commission authorizes the Chairperson to designate another Commissioner to represent the Commission in all matter relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED, that consistent with DC Code §1-309, only actions of the full Commission voting in a properly noticed public meeting have standing and carry great weight. The actions, positions and opinions of individual commissioners, insofar as they may be contradictory to or otherwise inconsistent with the expressed position of the full Commission in a properly adopted resolution or letter, have no standing and cannot be considered as in any way associated with the Commission.


4) Resolution 4B-16-0202 – Recommendations Regarding Engine 22 Building Design


Commissioner Carley moved that the Commission adopt a resolution making recommendations regarding the design of a new building for DCFEMS Engine 22 at Georgia Avenue and Butternut Streets NW. Commissioner Sloan seconded the motion.

Following discussion, the Commission adopted the resolution by roll call vote, 5 yes, 0 no.


The roll call vote:


YES NO ABSTAIN

4B01 Carley 4B04 Parks

4B03 Knickerbocker 4B05 Speaks

4B06 Austin 4B07 Jones

4B08 Rogers

4B09 Sloan


The adopted resolution:



The Design Review Committee of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B (the Commission) has reviewed the proposed design for a new fire station at 6825 Georgia Avenue NW (Engine 22). The Committee’s report is attached to this resolution and is incorporated herein.


The Committee has recommended that the Commission support the construction of a fire station at this site as necessary for the community.


RESOLVED:


That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B supports the proposed design of the Engine 22 fire station with the following recommendations:







FURTHER RESOLVED, that, consistent with Councilmember Anita Bonds’ initiative to reduce costs to Advisory Neighborhood Commissions by, among other things, providing rent-free office space in District Government building, the Commission recommends and requests that DGS and DC Fire/EMS provide office and meeting space for Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B, possibly to share with Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4A.


FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commission designates Commissioners Andre Carley, ANC 4B01 and Frank Jones, ANC 4B02 to represent the Commission in all matters relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED, that, in the event either of both of the designated representative Commissioners cannot carry out their representative duties for any reason, the Commission authorizes the Chairperson to designate another Commissioner to represent the Commission in all matter relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED, that consistent with DC Code §1-309, only actions of the full Commission voting in a properly noticed public meeting have standing and carry great weight. The actions, positions and opinions of individual commissioners, insofar as they may be contradictory to or otherwise inconsistent with the expressed position of the full Commission in a properly adopted resolution or letter, have no standing and cannot be considered as in any way associated with the Commission.


5) Resolution 4B-16-0203 – Recommendations to Historic Preservation Review Board Regarding Exterior of Takoma Theatre


Commissioner Judi Jones moved that the Commission adopt a resolution supporting the design of the exterior of Takoma Theatre. Commissioner Carley seconded the motion.


Commissioner Judi Jones moved to amend the resolution by striking the third bullet that stated there would be no residential use for the building, but that no other use had been determined. Commissioner Speaks seconded the motion. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 1 no.


The Commission adopted the motion as amended by roll call vote, 8 yes, 0 no.


The roll call vote:

YES NO ABSTAIN

4B01 Carley

4B03 Knickerbocker

4B04 Parks

4B05 Speaks

4B06 Austin

4B07 Jones

4B08 Rogers

4B09 Sloan

The adopted resolution:


The Design Review Committee of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B (the Commission) has reviewed the proposed design for the renovation of the Takoma Theatre at Fourth and Butternut Streets N.W. The Committee’s report is attached to this resolution and is incorporated herein.


The Commission takes note of the following:





RESOLVED:





FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commission designates Commissioner Frank Jones, ANC 4B02 to represent the Commission in all matters relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED, that, in the event the designated representative Commissioner cannot carry out his representative duties for any reason, the Commission authorizes the Chairperson to designate another Commissioner to represent the Commission in all matter relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED, that consistent with DC Code §1-309, only actions of the full Commission voting in a properly noticed public meeting have standing and carry great weight. The actions, positions and opinions of individual commissioners, insofar as they may be contradictory to or otherwise inconsistent with the expressed position of the full Commission in a properly adopted resolution or letter, have no standing and cannot be considered as in any way associated with the Commission.


6) Resolution 4B-16-0204 – Recommendations to City Council Regarding Vision Zero


Commissioner Carley moved that the Commission adopt a resolution making recommendations regarding the District Department of Transportation Vision Zero proposal. Commissioner Knickerbocker seconded the motion. The resolution was adopted unanimously, 8 yes, 0 no.


The adopted resolution:


The Public Works/Infrastructure Committee of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B (the Commission) has reviewed the proposed Vision Zero program for changes in traffic laws and fines. The Committee’s report is attached to this resolution and is incorporated herein.


The Commission takes note of the following:






RESOLVED:




FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commission designates Commissioner Andre Carley, ANC 4B01 to serve as the Commission’s liaison with DDOT, with a special emphasis on traffic safety, and to otherwise represent the Commission in all matters relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED, that, in the event the designated representative Commissioner cannot carry out his/her representative duties for any reason, the Commission authorizes the Chairperson to designate another Commissioner to represent the Commission in all matter relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED, that consistent with DC Code §1-309, only actions of the full Commission voting in a properly noticed public meeting have standing and carry great weight. The actions, positions and opinions of individual commissioners, insofar as they may be contradictory to or otherwise inconsistent with the expressed position of the full Commission in a properly adopted resolution or letter, have no standing and cannot be considered as in any way associated with the Commission.


6) Resolution 4B-16-0205 – Recommendations Regarding Riversmart Grant Program


Commissioner Sloan moved that the Commission adopt a resolution supporting the District Department of energy and the Environment RiverSmart Innovation Grant Program. Commissioner Carley seconded the motion. The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 1 no.


The adopted resolution:


The Public Works/Infrastructure Committee of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B (the Commission) has reviewed the Department of Energy and Environment’s (DOEE) RiverSmart grant program The Committee’s report is attached to this resolution and is incorporated herein.


The Commission takes note of the following points raised by the Committee:









RESOLVED:







FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commission designates Commissioner Douglass Sloan, ANC 4B09, to represent the Commission in all matters relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED, that, in the event the designated representative Commissioner cannot carry out his/her representative duties for any reason, the Commission authorizes the Chairperson to designate another Commissioner to represent the Commission in all matter relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED, that consistent with DC Code §1-309, only actions of the full Commission voting in a properly noticed public meeting have standing and carry great weight. The actions, positions and opinions of individual commissioners, insofar as they may be contradictory to or otherwise inconsistent with the expressed position of the full Commission in a properly adopted resolution or letter, have no standing and cannot be considered as in any way associated with the Commission.


7) Resolution 4B-16-0206 – Recommendations Regarding Design of a Charter School and Gym at the Walter Reed Site

Commissioner Speaks moved to adopt a resolution making recommendations regarding the design of a charter school and gym at the Walter Reed site. Commissioner Judi Jones seconded the motion.


Following discussion and several friendly amendments adopted without objection, the Commission adopted the resolution unanimously, 7 yes, 0 no.


The adopted resolution:


The Design Review Committee of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B (the Commission) has reviewed the concept for a charter school and gymnasium at the Walter Reed Site. The Committee’s report is attached to this resolution and is incorporated herein.


The Commission takes note of the following points raised by the Committee:




RESOLVED:




FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commission designates Commissioners Brenda Speaks, ANC 4B05 to represent the Commission in all matters relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED, that, in the event the designated representative Commissioner cannot carry out her representative duties for any reason, the Commission authorizes the Chairperson to designate another Commissioner to represent the Commission in all matter relating to this resolution.


FURTHER RESOLVED, that consistent with DC Code §1-309, only actions of the full Commission voting in a properly noticed public meeting have standing and carry great weight. The actions, positions and opinions of individual commissioners, insofar as they may be contradictory to or otherwise inconsistent with the expressed position of the full Commission in a properly adopted resolution or letter, have no standing and cannot be considered as in any way associated with the Commission.


8) Vote: Resolution 4B-16-0207 – Recommendations to the Zoning Commission Regarding ZC 04-33G, Amendments to Chapter 28, Zoning Regulations: Inclusionary Zoning.


Ms. Sara Jones, Chair of the Design Review Standing Committee, reported that her committee did not have sufficient time to review ZC04-33G and make recommendations to the Commission.


Following discussion, Commissioner Judi Jones moved that the Commission adopt a resolution opposing the proposed amendments. Commissioner Speaks seconded the motion. The motion was adopted, 4 yes, 0 no, 2 abstain.


The adopted resolution:


RESOLVED:


That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B does not support the proposed amendments to Chapter 28, Zoning Regulations—Inclusionary Zoning, based on the information provided.


FURTHER RESOLVED, that consistent with DC Code §1-309, only actions of the full Commission voting in a properly noticed public meeting have standing and carry great weight. The actions, positions and opinions of individual commissioners, insofar as they may be contradictory to or otherwise inconsistent with the expressed position of the full Commission in a properly adopted resolution or letter, have no standing and cannot be considered as in any way associated with the Commission.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:10 PM.