Community Meeting - Minutes
Chairperson Angel Alston, called the meeting to order at , in the Metro Transit Police Department District 1 Marlon Morales Building. A quorum as established by call of the roll.
Roll Call by Commissioner Janae Grant
Commissioner Angel Alston Commissioner Philip Blair
Commissioner Herman Preston Commissioner Stephen McCoy
Commissioner Carolyn Steptoe Commissioner Timothy Thomas
Commissioner Shirley Rivens Smith Commissioner Janae Grant
Commissioner Robert King Commissioner John J. Feeley, Jr.
· There was a silent invocation initiated by Commissioner Alston. Paul Washington, public servant and tireless community worker, was remembered at Commissioner King’s request.
· It was motioned by Commissioner King and seconded by Commissioner Preston to accept the agenda. The motion passed by voice vote.
· It was motioned by Commissioner King and seconded by Commissioner Preston to accept the minutes with any necessary corrections. The motion passed by voice vote.
Correspondence – There were no correspondences. There were no committee reports.
Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr
The councilman commended the commissioners for their
support of the Gantt, Nelson, Smith and
· He also counseled all present to insure that there are working smoke alarms in their homes.
He reminded all of the change of date for the
councilman’s Leadership Summit which will be on Saturday,
The councilman is particularly concerned about what
may be happening to
The councilman presented Commissioner King with a
resolution from the City Council commending the commissioner for 38 years of
dedicated service to the
§ Officer Lucas – MPD/ PSA 405 – Theft from auto is up in 5A.
§ Residents in
Election of Officers
It was motioned by Commissioner Alston and seconded by Commissioner King to declare all seats vacant in order to start the voting process. The motion passed by voice vote.
Janice Booker served as the facilitator and counter for the election.
· Chair – Commissioner King nominated Commissioner Alston, seconded by
· Vice Chair – Commissioner Riven-Smith nominated Commissioner Grant seconded by Commissioner King. Commissioner Steptoe nominated Commissioner Thomas, seconded by Commissioner Preston. The motion passed in favor of Commissioner Grant with 10-2-0 abstention.
· Recording Secretary – Commissioner King nominated Commissioner Roberts. Commissioner Rivens Smith nominated Commissioner Feeley. Commissioner Washington nominated Commissioner Steptoe. All three declined the nomination. Commissioner Feeley reconsidered and accepted the nomination of Commissioner Rivens Smith, it was seconded by Commissioner King. The motion passed in favor of Commissioner Feeley with 11-0-1 abstention.
· Corresponding Secretary - Commissioner King nominated Commissioner Roberts. Commissioner Washington nominated Commissioner Rivens Smith, who declined. The nomination was seconded by Commissioner Preston. The motion passed in favor of Commissioner Roberts with 10 -0- 2 abstentions.
· Treasurer - Commissioner Rivens Smith nominated Commissioner Washington seconded by Commissioner King. Commissioner Washington was elected by acclimation upon no more nominations. The motion passed in favor of Commissioner Washington with 12 -0- 0 abstention.
· Parliamentarian - Commissioner Grant nominated Commissioner King seconded by Commissioner Preston. Commissioner King was elected by acclimation upon no more nominations. The motion passed in favor of Commissioner King with 11 -0- 1 abstention.
· The councilman officiated at the swearing in of officers.
§ 5A-01, Commissioner Sandi
§ 5A-02, per Commissioner Roberts- William "Billy" Lofton made his transition on Tuesday, January 27th and he will be missed. I would appreciate that you announce my phone number 636-7173 to the audience if they have any questions/concerns.
Commissioner Angel Alston:
§ 5A-04, Commissioner Herman Preston:
The commissioner will hold his first single member district meeting of the year
on Wednesday, February 11, at
in St. Catherine Hall at
§ 5A-05, Commissioner Stephen McCoy: The commissioner noted
the new development in his SMD with the opening of the
John J. Feeley, Jr.: The commissioner commended the councilman on his speedy
action in responding to community concerns about plans to put in place built
Whereas the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration has charged Brookland Restaurant Inc. t/a the Cardinal’s Nest with five violations of the alcoholic beverage regulation code, including serving alcohol to persons under the legal age, selling liquor not for consumption within the said establishment, and permitting the sale of side drinks on two separate dates, 3/28/08 and 8/28/08, and
Whereas the Brookland Restaurant Inc. t/a the Cardinal’s Nest has broken provisions of their voluntary agreement with residential neighbors in nine instances as observed by ABRA investigators on three different dates, 3/28/08, 5/17/08, on 6/22/08, and
Whereas the residents of 5A06 voted 18 to one in support of revocation of the Cardinal’s Nests ‘s license at a single member district meeting on January 12, 2008,
We, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission for 5A, support the
revocation of the liquor license of said Brookland Restaurant Inc. t/a the
Cardinal’s Nest on
The resolution was seconded by Commissioner Blair. The chair reported that she received a phone call from a representative of the Cardinal’s Nest just prior to the current meeting requesting an opportunity to represent that institution’s case. She proposed tabling the resolution until such a presentation was made. On a vote by hand the commission voted to table the resolution, with 11 voting to table the resolution and one abstaining.
Commissioner Feeley also announced his intention to put forward a resolution concerning the Brookland/CUA Metro Small Area Plan at the COW meeting set for next week.
§ 5A-07, Commissioner Carolyn Steptoe: The commissioner
commended all those who reached out to the bereaved families connected with the
Jackson Street Fire. She particularly praised the work of the pastor of
§ 5A-08, Commissioner Timothy Thomas: The commissioner held the first SMD meeting of the year last week at the Hospital for Sick Children. Captain Mark Jones of the Metropolitan Police, Councilman Thomas, and Bruce Goldman from the Hospital for Sick children spoke.
§ 5A-09, Commissioner Shirley Rivens Smith: Dollar Tree is
coming to Eastern and
§ 5A-10, Commissioner Philip Blair: The
commissioner presented several pending issues. Woodridge Civic has asked the
commission to look at developments at 20th and
Commissioner Janae Grant: The first SMD meeting of the year was held at
Commissioner Robert King: The commissioner reported that Costco at
Mr. Howard Weyes from District Department of Transportation: DDOT will
be soliciting input on the North Capitol Street Cloverleaf study to consider
what should happen in this area the size of
Persons of Interest: Jesse Brown assured those present that Bobby Q’s
would be an establishment similar to his other
Mr. Cristaldo from Manna Inc. introduced himself and stated that
Manna’s plans for
Ms. Ellena __________, the manager from the Cardinal’s Nest, stated that she looked forward to an opportunity to present a defense of that institution to the commission, particularly to describe the community contributions made by the Cardinal’s Nest to the Ward.
Ms. Alice Thompson, the Mayor’s representative, shared her contact information with those present.
Mr. Anthony Hood from BZA was recognized.
Chair Alston adjourned the meeting at .
Respectfully submitted by
John J. Feeley, Jr.