Feb 2019 Meeting Notes

Bates Area Civic Association

Meeting Minutes

Feb. 4, 2019

Called to order at 7:02

Welcome and Officers’ Report

  • $3009 in bank
  • $20 per person to become a member

MPD Updates

  • 5B to 3B transition
  • Violent crime slightly up, property crime slightly down, motor thefts slightly down
  • Would like a list from BACA of areas of concern
  • Learning curve to finding the hot spots, open lines of communication with community association makes a big difference in what can be accomplished
  • Bike patrol: effective with 5D, will continue with 3D? 
  • Matrix: personel change, officer’s pick schedule, hoping to have more bike officers
  • Kyle can help out getting information on security camera
  • iWatch DC – send a message for something like suspicious vehicle or person, 
  • Text tip line
  • List of areas of concern:
    • Q St beween 1st and 3rd // Florida, south on 1st (west side)// spillage off of North Capitol into neighboring blocks (alleyways) // pop up block parties on Florida Ave and 3rd (302, 304 Florida avenue) // 308 florida ave // 1712 south st. // BP gas station – loitering, overdoses // unit block of r st  between florida (walkway) // 4th and q // alley between p and bates
  • Tree trimming – partnering with other city agencies for other resources, less cover for crime
  • Noise violations for car alarms going off in the middle of the night? How to approach?
  • 311: call for non-emergency // 911: for emergency // 50511 – texting the tip iine
  • How to give recognition to a police officer?  You can do this on the MPD website  under commend or complaint

Updates from the Mayor’s office (Mr. Chestnut)

  • Christmas tree pick-up until Feb. 8th .  Please send block locations.  
  • In Feb,  DC circulator is free
  • Career services for high risk individuals
    • Trinidad focus outreach was successful
    • Council members asking for more money and people in the program
  • Feb. 11 – town hall on budget items, // Feb 23-25 – other meetings
  • Youth Employment Service – Feb. 16th
  • New Bates daytime center at NY and Florida for homeless
    • At Presbyterian church
    • Hours: 9a-5p

Updates from CM McDuffie’s office

  • Budget process starts this week – every agency reviewed for performance
  • Budget community meeting
  • DC Water project – who would give free inspections for water damage
  • 412 and 410 Richardson Place – BZA appealed permit  // decision about occupany

Updates from ANC Commissioners

Karla Lewis

  • Sunset Liquors – voting at Feb. 19th meeting// waiting for other members of the community to raise concerns
  • Richardson appeal received – certificate of occupancy was given in error

Bradley Thomas

  • Feb. 19th Public ANC meeting.  Agenda: Lot at North Capitol and Florida (since 2006) new designation of Bloomingdale as historic district,  the plan was not deemed historic by the Bloomingdale Civic Assoc.   2.) DPW – snow emergency removal 3.) Wendy’s intersections, Eckington Civic Assoc has a demand letter from DDOT to come up with new solutions 
  • NY Ave. playground opening – renovations but no money for staffing. $500,000 available for staffing but not being used.
  • Cell tower placement.  DDOT March 21st meeting looking for community input.
  • Citizen’s advisory council – 4th Thurs of the month.   1630 D St.
  • Black Composers Dunbar Alumni concert for Black History Month this coming Saturday from 1-3p

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