Minutes – Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B

June 23, 2014 Public Meeting

 

PLEASE NOTE:   In compliance with Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th Edition, §48, page 468, the minutes of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B are a record of the actions taken by the Commission, not a record of what people said during the meeting.  Accordingly, comments made by commissioners or members of the public will not be recorded in detail in the minutes.  For a full record of everything that was said at the meeting, please go to www.anc4b.org and click on the “Meetings” link to hear an audio recording of the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The meeting was called to order at 7:04 PM, Commissioner Ronald 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 Sara Green, 4B02 Faith Wheeler, 4B03 Fred Grant, 4B04 Brenda Parks, 4B05 Brenda Speaks, 4B07 Judi Jones, 4B08 Yvonne Jefferson, and 4B09 Douglass Sloan.  A quorum was present for all votes.

 

1)         Approval of the Agenda

 

The agenda as presented was revised. 

 

(A)       Commissioner Austin moved to remove consideration of the VIP Room Settlement Agreement from the agenda.  Commissioner Grant seconded the motion.  The motion was adopted, 6 yes, 0 no.

 

(B)       Commissioner Austin moved to add consideration of the Takoma Station Tavern rooftop garden to the agenda.  Commissioner Parks seconded the motion.  The motion was adopted unanimously, 6 yes, 0 no.

 

(C)       Commissioner Speaks moved that the representatives of 4Ever Emery be allowed to make their grant application presentation immediately if they arrived before 8 PM.  Commissioner Grant seconded the motion.  The motion was adopted unanimously, 8 yes, 0 no.

 

2)         :  Grant Application -- 4Ever Emery

 

Ms. Cynthia ______, the Secretary of 4Ever Emery, presented their application for a $1,000 grant.  The funds would allow them to rent a large tent for their annual community picnic in August.  The tent will provide shelter from the sun for the elderly and children.  Commissioner Speaks moved that the Commission approve the grant application.  Commissioner Jones seconded the motion.  The motion was adopted unanimously, 9 yes, 0 no.

 

3)         Presentation and Recommendation Vote:  Application of Appelles, LLC to Establish A Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center at 6523 Chillum Place N.W.

 

Following a presentation by Mr. George Moynahan and Mr. George Aganes, representing Appelles LLC, the applicant, Commissioner Jones moved that the Commission adopt a resolution opposing the establishment of a medical marijuana cultivation center on Chillum Place N.W   Commissioner Speaks seconded the motion.  The motion was adopted, 7 yes, 1 no, 1 abstain.

 

 

The adopted resolution:

 

RESOLVED:

That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B (the Commission) opposes the proposed establishment of a medical marijuana cultivation center (the Center) at 6523 Chillum Place N.E.  The reasons for the Commission’s opposition are stated below in response to three questions posed by the D.C. Department of Health (DOH):

1. The ANCs’ concerns regarding the potential adverse impact of the proposed location on the neighborhood.

 

The area is an industrial/commercial strip that has varied businesses that have been operating from five years to thirty years or longer.  The Lamond residential community surrounding the industrial/commercial district has fought very hard to monitor the businesses that come and go on the Chillum Place commercial strip.  The Lamond Community Development Corporation (LCDC) was established to monitor and redesign the industrial area in collaboration with current businesses, schools and residents.  The Commission supports the LCDC and its efforts in the Lamond and Takoma communities.  The LCDC community has fought off three other applications surrounding the topic of marijuana.  The Chillum Place industrial area has six schools within the industrial/commercial zone that the LCDC supports. The industrial zone has an artisan business similar to the marijuana industry that the LCDC supports.

There are fledgling, unique businesses that bring positive foot traffic to the industrial area.  Area residents support these businesses and want the viability of the area to continue.  A marijuana cultivation center would tip these fragile efforts the wrong way.  Public safety resources are still a concern in and around the industrial area as well.  Putting this questionable endeavor in the industrial area would slow the economic development in the area to a halt.  Even the most loyal patrons of the existing businesses will become wary of the area.

 

2. The ANCs’ concerns or support regarding an overconcentration or lack of dispensaries in the affected ward.

 

There already a marijuana dispensary in this ANC Single-Member District (ANC 4B07, 6925 Blair Road, NW) that the Commission did not support. Somehow it was approved to open without residential support or medical community support.  Additional marijuana establishments are unacceptable.

 

Federal law still considers marijuana growth and distribution illegal.  Residents are very concerned and oppose an illegal enterprise that will have negative effects on businesses in the neighborhood.

 

If marijuana distribution is truly medical, the Center should be in a medical setting like the Washington Hospital campus. Inquiries by Commissioner Judi Jones to the medical facilities around the area, WHC, Providence, and Veterans hospitals, about housing the Center were declined.  This suggests that the medical community doesn’t see marijuana as a medical protocol for many patients.  Providence and Veterans hospitals have drug and alcohol recovery programs that are counter-intuitive to “medical” marijuana.  Also, dispensing marijuana would be illegal for the established medical community.  Private medical practices wouldn’t assign marijuana as a part of their regular prescriptions.  One doctor indicated to Commissioner Jones that he has prescribed medical marijuana for patients who are fighting the effects of cancer treatments.  His prescriptions go through a rigorous federal process and he would never recommend his patients go through the WDC process.

 

3. The ANCs’ concerns or support regarding the proposed location’s proximity to substance abuse treatment centers, day care centers, and halfway houses.

 

There are six schools within the Chillum Place industrial area that the community supports including one school that goes from pre-k to grade 12.  All of them are within the boundary areas of the proposed medical marijuana cultivation center.  This business is incompatible with the design of the community and LCDC.  The surrounding businesses and residents are not ready for the negative impact the marijuana outlet will bring to the community.

 

Along with schools, there is an over-saturation of group homes of various mental and physical disabilities in the area. One group home (youths) backs up to the rear of the proposed Center.

 

Further, seeing the Center operating so publically, while at the same time we are locking up kids the same age as the high school students at an alarming rate for selling the same products creates an atmosphere of hypocrisy and racial tension that our society and schools are not ready to handle.  Additionally, the federal government mandates that marijuana remain illegal.

 

For all these reasons, the Commission opposes the establishment of the Center at this location and strongly recommends against it.

 

4)         Presentation and Recommendation Vote:  BZA 18791, Application for Special Exception, 5422 Blair Road N.E. – Community Residential Facility and DDOT Public Space Permit Application for Curb Cut

                                                 

Mr. Keith Butler, representing Community Connections, presented their application and answered questions and concerns from Commissioners and the public.  Following the presentation and discussion, Commissioner Jefferson moved that the Commission adopt a resolution opposing the application to increase the occupancy from six to ten residents.  Commissioner Wheeler seconded the motion.  The motion was adopted by roll call vote, 7 yes, 2 no

 

The roll call vote:

 

YES                                                                NO                                                      ABSTAIN

Green                                                             Austin                                               

Wheeler                                                         Jones

Grant

Parks                                                 

Speaks

Jefferson

Sloan

 

The adopted resolution:

 

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B has reviewed Community Connections Inc.’s (the Applicant) application to the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA 18791) for a special exception from the zoning regulations to increase the number of residents at their facility at 5422 Blair Road N.E. (the Facility) from six to ten residents.  The Commission has also heard a presentation from the applicant regarding their plans.

Ř  The Commission has heard comments and concerns from residents who oppose any increase in the number of residents at the Facility.

Ř  In meetings with the South Manor Park Neighborhood Association, the Applicant agreed to reduce the number of residents from the requested ten to eight residents.

RESOLVED:

That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B (the Commission) opposes the application for an increase in residents from six to ten and strongly recommends that the number of residents remain limited to eight.

Commissioner Jefferson moved that the Commission adopt a resolution supporting the application of Community Connections for a public space occupancy permit to construct a curb cut at 5422 Blair Road N.E.  Commissioner Parks seconded the motion.  The motion was adopted unanimously by roll call vote, 9 yes, 0 no.

 

The roll call vote:

 

YES                                                                NO                                                      ABSTAIN

Green                                                                                                                        

Wheeler                                                        

Grant

Parks                                                 

Speaks

Austin

Jones

Jefferson

Sloan

 

The adopted resolution:

 

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B has reviewed Community Connections Inc.’s (the Applicant) application to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for a public space occupancy permit to construct a curb cut at 5422 Blair Road N.E.

 

RESOLVED:

That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B (the Commission) supports the application for a public space occupancy permit and recommends that the Public Space Committee approve the application.

 

5)         Presentation and Recommendation Vote:  Application for Substantial Change in License to Add Roof Deck/Summer Garden – Takoma Station Tavern, 6914 4th Street N.W. -- ABRA 079370

 

Mr. Craig Butler, attorney representing the owner of the Takoma Station Tavern, presented their application for a substantial change in their liquor license to allow a rooftop garden.  Following the presentation and questions and discussion, Commissioner Jefferson moved that the Commission adopt a resolution protesting the application.  Commissioner Grant seconded the motion.  The motion was adopted unanimously by roll call vote, 9 yes, 0 no.

 

 

The roll call vote:

 

YES                                                                NO                                                      ABSTAIN

Green                                                                                                                        

Wheeler                                                        

Grant

Parks                                                 

Speaks

Austin

Jones

Jefferson

Sloan

 

The adopted resolution:

 

Takoma Station Tavern (the Applicant), ABRA-079370, is applying for a substantial change in its Class C Tavern liquor license to add a rooftop summer garden with seating for 25 patrons and a capacity of 75 patrons.

 

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B has heard a presentation from the Applicant and has also heard the comments and concerns of constituents regarding this application.

 

RESOLVED:

That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B protests the application of Takoma Station Tavern, 6914 4th Street N.W., for a substantial change in its Class C Tavern liquor license on the basis of concerns about adverse effects on the peace, order, and quiet of the community; and

 

That Commissioner Faith Wheeler, ANC 4B02, will work with the Applicant and the community to develop a settlement agreement which will come back to the Commission for a vote.  Commissioner Wheeler will represent the Commission and this resolution before the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

 

6)         Takoma Station Tavern Application to Historic Preservation Review Board

Following a presentation by Takoma Station Tavern and discussion and questions, Commissioner Jefferson moved that the Commission adopt a resolution supporting Takoma Station’s application for approval of its rooftop garden design by the Historic Preservation Review Board.  Commissioner Speaks seconded the motion.

Commissioner Wheeler moved to amend the resolution by changing the “Resolved” section to read:

“That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B (the Commission) supports the Historic Preservation Office Staff Report for the rooftop garden and recommends to the Historic Preservation Review Board that the staff report be approved; and

That Commissioner Faith Wheeler, ANC 4B02, will represent the Commission and this resolution before the Historic Preservation Review Board.”

Commissioner Green seconded the motion.

The motion to amend was adopted by roll call vote, 5 yes, 4 no.

 

The roll call vote:

 

YES                                                                NO                                                      ABSTAIN

Green                                                             Grant                                                 

Wheeler                                                         Parks

Speaks                                                           Austin

Jefferson                                                       Jones

Sloan

 

The resolution as amended was adopted unanimously by roll call vote, 9 yes, 0 no.

 

The roll call vote:

 

YES                                                                NO                                                      ABSTAIN

Green                                                                                                                        

Wheeler                                                        

Grant

Parks                                                 

Speaks

Austin

Jones

Jefferson

Sloan

 

The adopted resolution:

 

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B has reviewed the plans of Takoma Station Tavern to construct a rooftop garden accommodating seating for 25 patrons and occupancy of 75 persons as submitted to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

 

Ř  The Commission has heard comments and concerns from residents of the neighborhood surrounding the Applicant’s premises.

Ř  The Commission has heard a presentation from the Applicant regarding his plans for the proposed rooftop garden.

Ř  The Commission has previously addressed a letter of general support for this project to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

 

RESOLVED:

That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B (the Commission) supports the Historic Preservation Office Staff Report for the rooftop garden and recommends to the Historic Preservation Review Board that the staff report be approved; and

 

That Commissioner Faith Wheeler, ANC 4B02, will represent the Commission and this resolution before the Historic Preservation Review Board.

 

 

6)         Presentation and Recommendation Vote:  Application For Renewal of Class C Restaurant License – Cheerz, 7303 Georgia Avenue N.W. -- ABRA 095178

 

Ms. Deanna Watson and Ms. Roxanne Dover, owners of Cheerz, presented their application for renewal of their Class C Restaurant liquor license.  Following questions and discussion, Commissioner Jones moved that the Commission adopt a resolution protesting the application.  Commissioner Grant seconded the motion. 

 

Commissioner Green moved to amend the resolution by adding to the sentence that ends “. . . on the basis of concerns about adverse effects on the peace, order, and quiet of the community” the words “and concerns about parking.”  And to add the language “That Commissioner Sara Green, ANC 4B01, will work with Cheerz and the community to develop a settlement agreement which will come back to the Commission for a vote.”

Commissioner Wheeler seconded the motion. 

The motion failed on a roll call vote, 3 yes, 6 no.

The roll call vote:

YES                                                                NO                                                      ABSTAIN

Green                                                             Grant                                                 

Wheeler                                                         Parks

Jefferson                                                       Speaks

                                                                        Austin

                                                                        Jones

                                                                        Sloan

 

Commissioner Green asked that the language “That Commissioner Sara Green, ANC 4B01, will work with Cheerz and the community to develop a settlement agreement which will come back to the Commission for a vote” be added to the resolution.  There was no objection and the addition was agreed to.

The resolution as amended was adopted, 8 yes, 1 no.

 

The adopted resolution:

 

RESOLVED:

That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B protests the application of  Cheerz, 7303 Georgia Avenue N.W., for renewal of a Class C Restaurant liquor license on the basis of concerns about adverse effects on the peace, order, and quiet of the community; and

That Commissioner Sara Green, ANC 4B01, will work with Cheerz and the community to develop a settlement agreement which will come back to the Commission for a vote.

7)         Approval Vote:  Letter to Department of Parks and Recreation Regarding Required Support/Approval Letters for Use of DPR Facilities

Commissioner Austin presented a draft letter to the Department of Parks and Recreation objecting to requiring letters of support for use of DPR facilities from ANC 4B commissioners.

 

Commissioner Austin moved that the letter be approved.  Commissioner Jones seconded the motion.  The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 1 no.

 

The approved letter:

 

June 24, 2014

 

Ms. Jacqueline Alvarado

Office of Permits

Department of Parks and Recreation

Government of the District of Columbia

 

Dear Ms. Alvarado:

 

At its regularly scheduled public meeting on June 23, 2014 (notice of which was properly given, and at which a quorum of nine of nine members was present), Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B (the Commission) voted (­­8 yes, 1 no) to approve this letter to you.

 

The Commission objects to the Department of Parks and Recreation policy of requiring citizens who apply to use recreation center facilities, especially outdoor park sites, to obtain a letter of support from an individual Commissioner representing either the citizen’s single-member district or the single-member district in which the recreation center is located.

 

Neither the full Commission nor individual Commissioners have the time or resources to investigate and evaluate individual applicants seeking to use DPR facilities.  Therefore, such recommendation letters are pro forma and are not based on actual knowledge of the applicants.  We do not think it is a good use of the time and resources of individual commissioners or the Commission as a whole to issue gratuitous recommendation letters. 

 

Furthermore, this policy puts individual ANC 4B Commissioners in a position of approving or vetoing the use of a public resource.  We do not believe that such veto power is part of an ANC 4B Commissioner’s role.  In fact, the only actions that have standing under DC Code Subchapter V, §1-309 are actions of the full commission approved by majority vote in a properly noticed public meeting.  Individual commissioners and their individual views and actions have no standing.

 

Finally, the Commission believes that the managers of each recreation site are in the best position to know the limitations of the site and the appropriateness of the proposed uses.

 

Taking all of these considerations into account, the Commission asks that the DPR Office of Permits stop requiring a letter of support from individual ANC 4B Commissioners.  We do ask that the Permits Office notify the Commission at least two weeks IN ADVANCE, through its office email (office@anc4b.info) of any events large enough to have an impact on the community.

 

Thank you for your consideration and assistance in this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ronald Austin, ANC 4B06

Chair

 

8)         Resolution Regarding Release of D.C. Government Surplus Property at Ft. Totten Square

 

Commissioner Sloan moved that the Commission adopt a resolution making recommendations regarding the disposition of D.C. Government surplus property at 300-320 Riggs Road N.E. (Ft. Totten Square).  Commissioner Green seconded the motion.  The motion was adopted unanimously, 9 yes, 0 no.

 

The adopted resolution:

 

WHEREAS:

Lowe Enterprises and JBG Companies are building a mixed used development at 300-320 Riggs Road, N.E., called Fort Totten Square (FTS). To facilitate the plans, the Lamond-Riggs Development Task Force (LRDTF), acting on behalf of the Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association (LRCA), supported the expenditure of millions of dollars in public funds and met with DDOT regarding a major street reconfiguration of the Riggs Road/S. Dakota intersection to specifically benefit the private development project, and to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety.

 

WHEREAS:

The District of Columbia (the City) is proposing to categorize a government-owned parcel (PAR 10250030) as surplus so that the developers and the City can enter into a land disposition agreement (LDA).

 

WHEREAS:

The LRDTF has a good working relationship with the FTS developers but believes FTS development is at an important crossroads that necessitates the consideration of key community priorities that currently are not in the LDA, but should be to get community approval.

 

WHEREAS:

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B has heard from residents and community representatives in the Lamond-Riggs community. While there is general support for bringing more retail to the Riggs Road/South Dakota corridor, there is also considerable concern about some important elements and we find that concern persuasive.

 

ANC 4B cites the following issues and concerns:

1.    the need for resources to mitigate the negative effects of the significant increase in density resulting from this project, which will put a strain on community infrastructure, resources, public safety and city services;

2.    the need for changes to the affordable housing language in the LDA and an increase in the number of affordable units with a portion reserved for seniors from the surrounding community;

3.    the need for employment and business development opportunities for Lamond-Riggs residents during pre- and post-construction;

4.    the need for ongoing community beautification, including landscaping, maintenance, etc. due to the loss of green space that, while underutilized, has been an important part of the community; and

5.    better warranties regarding the quality of retail to fill the site over the long term.

6.    the District of Columbia government never put this property out for bid.

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that community benefits from the City and the FTS Developers should be codified in any LDA, including but not limited to what is summarized below:

 

1.    Community benefit, general: Specific language that the agreement is to the benefit of the Lamond-Riggs community via LRCA.

 

2.    Affordable housing: Language providing that (a) the income levels for the affordable housing units be based on the average DC income, not the average area median income; and (b) that the percentage of affordable housing units be increased to a minimum of 30 percent with the units equally distributed throughout the development and vary in type.

 

3.    Business development: Language specifying that in partnership with the LRCA and LRDTF: (a) significant opportunities and financial incentives will be provided to foster Lamond-Riggs businesses/retail entrepreneurs; (b) there will be a plan to aggressively market retail opportunities to local retailers; (c) a diverse mix of high quality retailers and not solely discount retailers, will be recruited; and (d) LRCA will be informed of potential retail tenants at least 30 days before any lease is signed.

 

4.    Workforce development: Language specifying that significant opportunities will be provided, in partnership with the LRCA and LRDTF so that local businesses/residents have a premium opportunity to participate in pre-, active and post construction- and long-term work involved in this project. This is to include providing resources in job training, employee development, and workforce transition, as well as job fairs in the Lamond Riggs Community.

 

5.    Educational development: Funding of a community program that provides financial support to local schools and provides internship and employment opportunities to high school and college students in partnership and as directed with the LRCA and LRDTF.

 

6.    Beautification initiative: Funding for beautification of streetscape along the corridor, to include: (a) landscaping design and maintenance along the corridor; (b) an assistance program for landscaping and curbside maintenance for residents near FTS; (c) Green Team or similar concept for area trash and recycling maintenance; (d) improved signage at key corridor points and lampposts that brands the “Lamond-Riggs Community”; and (e) public art.

 

7.    Community group support: Funding to community groups and nonprofits to help support and build upon ongoing and new community services, equipment, staffing, and other needs. Establishing a tenants association composed of residents from all buildings that can partner with LRCA and LRDTF to improve the quality of life for everyone in Lamond-Riggs and to help mitigate the negative effects of this project on Lamond-Riggs.

 

8.    Amenities. Funding for community activities such as movies in the park, farmers market, public seating in pocket parks, public tennis courts, public pool, public outdoor walking track, etc. Creating and maintaining public meeting space for Lamond-Riggs community organizations.

 

We direct this resolution to the Deputy Mayor’s Office for Economic Development.  We ask that the Deputy Mayor’s Office and City Council consider this resolution prior to any decisions/votes on the parcel’s status as surplus and the LDA, and respond in writing.

 

10)      Approval Vote:  Resolution Regarding Department of Parks and Recreation Fees

 

Commissioner Green said that more information on this issue is needed before the resolution can be considered.  She moved that consideration of the resolution be postponed to the September 23 Commission meeting.  Commissioner Parks seconded the motion.  The motion was adopted unanimously, 9 yes, 0 no.

 

11)      Approval Vote:  Resolution Regarding Proposed Tax on Gym Memberships, Yoga Classes

 

Commissioner Jefferson moved that the Commission adopt a resolution opposing a proposed tax on gym memberships and yoga classes.  Commissioner Parks seconded the motion.  The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no, 1 abstain.

 

The adopted resolution:

 

Advisory Neighborhood Commission takes note of the following:

Ř  The Council of the District of Columbia is considering a proposal to apply sales tax to yoga classes and gym memberships.

Ř  These businesses significantly contribute to the health and welfare of the citizens of the District of Columbia.  They are essential preventive health care services equivalent to visits to the doctor, hospital services, and surgeries.  These medical services are not subject to sales tax.

Ř  Most of these businesses are small local businesses that would be significantly harmed by an increase in cost.

RESOLVED:

That Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B opposes the application of the D.C. sales tax to yoga classes and gym memberships, and strongly urges the Council of the District of Columbia to reject this proposal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Concerns

 

For a full record of community concerns expressed at the meeting, please go to www.anc4b.org and click on the “Meetings” link to hear an audio recording of persons expressing community concerns, beginning at 20 minutes, 29 seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Nineteen people addressed the Commission with concerns or questions:

 

1)         Ms. [name inaudible], opposed the proposed medical marijuana cultivation center on Chillum Place N.E.

 

2)         Ms. Jocelyn Johnson, ANC 4B03, expressed concern about overgrown bushes around her house on Tewkesbury Place N.W between 8th Street and 9th Street

 

3)         Mr. Michael Sindram, ANC 4B02, asked the Commission to support Veterans Court.  He also asked the Commission to oppose the DDOT streetcar project as a waste of money. 

 

4)         Ms. Liz McGinnis, ANC 4B01, said she opposed the expanded hours of operation for Cheerz and supported the protest of their license because of the noise, increased traffic and parking problems.

 

5)         [Name inaudible] complained about trash in the alley behind her house in the 600 block of Tewkesbury Place N.W.  The trash blocks her yard and prevents her from parking her car.

 

6)         Mr. Andre Carley, ANC 4B01, asked the Commission to allow the negotiating process between the community and the owners of Cheerz to go forward. 

 

7)         Ms. Jocelyn Johnson complained about inadequate trash collection

 

8)         Mr. Robert Tate supported Cheerz’ extended hours. 

 

9)         Ms. Dodie Butler said residents around Takoma Station also wanted the opportunity to negotiate with the Takoma Station owners to come to an acceptable Settlement Agreement without being conflict with the Commission.

 

10)      Mr. Norris Iverson, who has owned a business on Georgia Avenue for years, supported the extended operating hours for Cheerz.

 

11)      Mr. Alpha McPherson, ANC 4B01, said he did not think that the changes in the law should interfere with the community’s ability to develop effective agreements with businesses holding a liquor license.

 

12)      Mr. [name inaudible], ANC 4B01, said he supported Cheerz and its expanded operating hours.  He asked the Commission to support Cheerz.

 

13)      Mr. Fernando Mayo, ANC 4B01, opposed Cheerz’ application for expanded operating hours.

 

14)      Commissioner Steve Whatley, ANC 4A03, said he helped draft a settlement agreement for Cheerz.  He believed that a good agreement could be reached.

 

15)      Ms. Jean Atchison, ANC 4B01, opposed the expanded operating hours for Cheerz.

 

Presentations and Reports

 

1)         Lt. John MacDonald, 4th District, Metropolitan Police Department, presented information regarding recent crime in the 4th District and answered questions and concerns. 

 

2)         Commissioner Jefferson, Secretary, presented the draft minutes of the May 20, 2014 regular public meeting.  Commissioner Parks moved that the minutes as presented be approved.  Commissioner Speaks seconded the motion.  The minutes were adopted unanimously, 7 yes, 0 no.

 

3)         Commissioner Grant, Treasurer, presented the Treasurer’s Report

 

ANC 4B Treasurer’s Report – June 23, 2014

 

As of May 30, 2014 the Industrial Bank checking account balance was $6,879.35.

 

Balance – 4/30/14                                                                                        $  8,478.92

                                                                       

Income – 5/1/14-5/30/14

Interest                                                                       $         0.31

 

Expenditures – 5/1/14-5/30/14                              $  1,559.88

 

Ending balance – 5/30/14                                                                          $  6,879.35

 

 

The following checks were cashed between 5/1/14 and 5/31/14:

Check #

Amount

Date Cashed

Name

Purpose

Meeting Approval Date

4896

39.99

5/1/14

 

Verizon

Internet

2014 budget

2/24/14

4895

95.97

5/1/14

Verizon

Landline Telephone

2014 budget

2/24/14

4900

398.77

5/1/14

Capital Services & Supplies

Office supplies

2014 budget

2/24/14

4905

461.70

5/16/14

James H. Irwin

Net salary & wages

2014 budget

2/24/14

4904

39.99

5/20/14

Verizon

Internet

2014 budget

2/24/14

4903

101.76

5/20/14

Verizon

Landline telephone

2014 budget

2/24/14

4906

461.70

5/30/14

James H. Irwin

Net salary & wages

2014 budget

2/24/14

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 PM.