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Minutes of ANC 3E December 8, 2011 Meeting


The meeting convened at 7:30 pm.  Commissioners Bender, Frumin, Quinn, Serebin, and Sklover were present.


Announcements and Open Forum




Crime Report


The Second District Police reported that robberies in PSA 202 were up in the previous 30 days compared to the same period in 2010 and that while property crimes were generally at the same level as the previous year, thefts from auto were up considerably.


Presentation by Friends of Friendship Park and possible vote on resolution supporting FOFP’s partnership with DC DPR


A presentation was made by Kimberly Lehn representing the Friends of Friendship Park (FOFP) requesting endorsement of FOFP’s status as a “friends of” organization.  The Commission agreed to send a letter supporting FOFP’s status as a “friends of” partner with DPR.


Presentation of grant proposal by Northwest Neighbors Village


Frances Mahncke representing Northwest Neighbors Village presented a grant proposal seeking $5000 in support for consulting assistance on their website, a brochure, mailings and poster board and banner material to do outreach to potential beneficiaries and volunteers.  The Commission indicated it was its policy to hear grant requests at one meeting and vote on them at the next and stated it would have such a vote at its January meeting.


Presentation by Connecticut Avenue Pedestrian Action regarding possible pedestrian safety initiative for upper Wisconsin Avenue


Marlene Berlin, one of the leaders of Connecticut Avenue Pedestrian Action (CAPA) explained the process they undertook to consider and recommend pedestrian safety improvements in the Connecticut Avenue Corridor from {check for south end} and Chevy Chase Circle.  The Commission expressed interest in pursuing a similar initiative on Wisconsin Avenue north of Glover Park after the streetscape improvements in Glover Park were completed.


Discussion of DDOT Issues


James Cheeks from DDOT was present.  ANC 3E presented him with a list of issues in the neighborhood and Mr. Cheeks attempted to update the ANC on the status of various projects, with a particular focus on recommendations from the Rock Creek West II Livability Study.  Given that DDOT did not have answers relating to many of the issues, Commissioners stressed again the importance of DDOT bringing on a planner dedicated to issues in the ANC 3E (and Ward 3 generally) area.



Presentation by At-Large Council Candidate Sekou Biddle.


Mr. Biddle spoke and took questions about his candidacy for the DC Council, with a particular focus on education issues.


ANC Business


The Commission voted unanimously to approve the minutes for the August 2011, September 2011, October 2011 and November 2011 Regular Meetings as well as the November 30, 2011 Special Meeting.


The Commission voted unanimously to approve the May 2011, June 2011, July 2011, August 2011, September 2011, October 2011 and November 2011 Treasurers Reports.


The Commission voted unanimously to approve the 3rd and 4th Quarter FY 2011 Quarterly Reports.


The commission voted unanimously to issue a replacement check to the Waters Ward Company for $243.75.


The Commission adjourned at 11:15 pm.



Respectfully submitted,





Matthew Frumin, Chair