BACA meeting Monday

From Jim
Neighbors,

Below please find a facsimile of the notice that is being circulated around
the community in connection with the upcoming meeting of the BACA. In addition, I am including in this transmission a copy of the agenda that I am proposing to the group on Monday night.

Please pass the contents of these data along to your friends and neighbors,
and also make your best effort to attend.

Hope to see you there!

Best,

Jim Berry
BACA
MONTHLY MEETING NOTICE

Guest Speakers Include:

Susan Cheng
Office of the Deputy Mayor For Planning and Economic Development re. Proposals to Develop the Old Fire House near North Capitol & R Streets,N.W. and Rick Rybeck DC Department of Transportation re. New York Avenue Corridor Study

Agenda Includes:

Public Safety Committee Report
Land Use, Planning, and Economic Development Committee Report
Environmental Services Committee Report
“Flower Power 2005” Program Report

Monday, July 11, 2005
Mount Sinai Baptist Church
3rd and Q Streets, N.W.
Rooms 1 and 2
7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the meeting and/or the Association,
contact
Jim Berry at (202) 387-8520 or at jamojam@msn.com.

BATES AREA CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20001

July 11, 2005

Monthly Meeting Agenda

1. Meeting Called to Order 7:00 p.m.

2. Opening Comments J. Berry

3. Public Safety Committee Report: Alice Harper, Chairperson

(a) Fifth District Police

(b) AUSA Rhonda Redwood
Community Prosecutor, Fifth District

4. Land Use, Planning, and Economic Art Slater,
Development Committee Report Chairperson

(a) Remarks: Susan Cheng, Office of Deputy Mayor
for Planning and Economic Development, re. Old
Firehouse near N. Capitol & R Streets, N.W.

(b) Remarks: Rick Rybeck, DC Department of
Transportation, re. New York Avenue Corridor Study

5. “Flower Power 2005” Mary Ann Wilmer, Chairperson

6. Environmental Services Scott Shappell,
Committee Report Chairperson

7. Office of C/M Orange Linda Perkins, Director Constituent Services

8. BACA Housekeeping J. Berry

9. Announcements:

(a) Next BACA Meeting – Monday, August 1, 2005

10. Adjournment 9:00 p.m.

JDB

Town Hall Meeting on Public Safety – 6/9/2005

From Jim Berry

Neighbors,

At Large Councilmember Phil Mendelson is hosting a Town Hall meeting on
tomorrow evening in order to receive feedback from the Ward Five community
on the oerall perfomance of the Metropolitan Police Department as well
as on the quality of services that we routinely receive from them (i.e., positive
or otherwise).

This meeting will take place at the Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church, 605
Rhode Island Avenue, NE, in the Bishop Alfred A. Owens Family Life Center,
commencing at 7:00 p.m. For more information regarding tomorrow’s program
or the work of the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on the
Judiciary, please contact Councilmember Mendelson’s office at (202) 724-8064
or you may email him at PMendelson@dccouncil.us.

Best,

Jim Berry
ANC 5C

Public Notice of June 21, 2005 Meeting of ANC 5C

PUBLIC NOTICE

Monthly Meeting

Invited guests include representatives from the following:

Metropolitan Police Department

DC Is Electric

Eric T. May
Vice President, Urban Realty Advisors, LLC & Thomas Gnecco
Sr. Project Manager, James G. Davis Construction Co. re. An update on development and construction issues pertaining to the Old Gage School, 2nd and Elm Sts., NW

Where: Edgewood Terrace Senior Building
635 Edgewood Street, NE, 9th Floor
(Crawford Hall)
When: Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Art’s Survey

Check the Truxton Circle website for the links in regards to the things and docs passed out at the BACA meeting last night.
One of the links is Art Slater’s Straw Suryvey of Small Area Plan Businesses, Amenities (http://www.truxtoncircle.org/doclib/strawsurvey.pdf) which you can give to Art, email him talader@verizon.net but I think it should be stalader@verizon.net . Just fill up to 15 businesses and rate them.

5C meeting

From Jim

Neighbors,

Below please find a public notice concerning the next meeting of ANC
5C.
Hope to see you there!

Best,

Jim Berry
ANC 5C

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 5C
POST OFFICE BOX 77761
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20013
TELEPHONE: (202) 832-1965/1966
www.anc5c.org

PUBLIC NOTICE

Monthly Meeting

Invited guests include representatives from the following:

Metropolitan Police Department
DC Department of Parks and Recreation
A&R Development Corp
re. The Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station Retail and Residential
Development

Where: First New Hope Baptist Church
1822 3rd Street, NW
When: Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Poll

From Jim
Neighbors,

At the BACA meeting on Monday, PSA 501 Sgt. Mitchell asked those in
attendance what they felt were the top five public safety priorites in
our part of PSA 501. Hence, I pose this question to you for your input.

At your earliest convenience, please give me some feedback on this
question.

I plan to get back with Sgt. Mitchell on or about May 10, 2005, so
please have your input into me before this date.

Best,

Jim Berry
ANC 5C

BACA meeting tonight & other info

From Jim

Guest Speakers Include:
William O. Howland, Jr., Director
DC Department of Public Works
and
Raman Bhatia
Community Greens

Agenda Includes:
Public Safety Committee Report
Land Use, Planning and Economic Development Committee Report
Introduction of “Flower Power 2005”

Monday, May 2, 2005
Mount Sinai Baptist Church
3rd and Q Streets, N.W.
Rooms 1 and 2
7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

NEIGHBORHOOD UPDATE

Summer Job Fair for Ward Five High School Students: On Wednesday, May
4, 2005, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Council Member
Vincent B. Orange is sponsoring a job fair for high school students with GUEST
SERVICES, INC. The job fair will take place in the John Wilson
Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 103. On-the-spot interviews will be
conducted for jobs as cashiers/servers and ice cream cart attendants at
a rate of $8.00 per hour. Applicants must bring two forms of identification – i.e., a social security card and a valid driver’s license or any other government issued photo identification. Background checks will be conducted following a successful interview. For more information, call (202)724-8028.

Ward Five Picnic: On Saturday, May 14, 2005, from Noon until Dusk,
Council Member Orange is sponsoring his annual picnic and plant giveaway. The
picnic will be held at the Langdon Park and Recreation Center, 20th and
Franklin Streets, NE. In addition to the plant giveaway, there will be
food and music as well as a moon bounce, pony rides, bingo and other
activities for children. This picnic represents the kickoff of the spring and
summer cleanup campaigns that Mr. Orange would like to stimulate in every
neighborhood in Ward Five.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day: On Saturday, May 14, 2005,
from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Washington, DC residents may dispose of
household hazardous waste items at Carter Barron Amphitheater Parking Lot, 16th
and Kennedy Streets, NW. Items that will be collected for recycling are:
(1) acids; (2) aerosols; (3) antifreeze; (4) asbestos tile; (5) batteries;
(6) cleaning chemicals; (7) drain openers; (8a) furniture stripper; (9)
ink; (10) varnish; lawn and garden chemicals; (12) fertilizer; (13) lighter
fluid; (14) mercury themometers; (15) moth balls; (16) motor oil; (17)
paint; (18) pesticides and poisons; (19 roofing tar; (20)
solvents/thinners; (21) transmission, windshield wiper and brake fluids; (22) wood
preservatives; and (23) your old green or maroon recycling bin. This
event is being sponsored by the DC Department of Public Works. For more
information call (202) 727-1000.

Police Service Area (PSA) 501 Monthly Meeting: The next PSA 501 meeting
will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2005, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.,
at the Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church’s Bishop Alfred Owens Family Life
Center, 609 Rhode Island Avenue, NE. This meeting represents an important
opportunity for residents to share their public safety concerns with
the MPD official who is directly responsible for providing police coverage to
our area. In addition, residents can be exposed to “best practices” that
are being implemented by citizens in other parts of the city to combat
crime.

Senior Citizens’ Police Academy: In partnership with the DC Office on
Aging, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has created a unique
opportunity for seniors to understand the operations of the Department,
develop problem-solving skills and strategies, become ambassadors to
their communities, and volunteer to help solve crime. The MPD’s Senior
Citizens’ Police Academy program was developed in concert with the Partnership
Academy, a crime prevention leadership training program for community
residents and other stakeholders in the District of Columbia. MPD will provide
senior citizens with free courses that enable them to understand each other,
their role in neighborhood safety and health, and the role of their MPD
partners; courses that build the capacity of neighborhood residents to impact
crime and disorder problems; and courses that support the leadership that is
necessary for systemic change. The program runs for 12 weeks on
Tuesday mornings for approximately three hours. Classes will begin in June
2005.
Participants must be 50 years of age and older, express a willingness
to complete the entire program, be a resident of the District, and consent
to a background check. For more information, please contact Marsh Hott at
(202) 727-8751 or the Office on Aging’s Information and Assistance Unit on
(202) 724-5626.

“Happy are those who dream dreams, and are willing to pay the price to
make
them come true!”

BATES AREA CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20001

May 2, 2005

Monthly Meeting Agenda

1. Meeting Called to Order 7:00 p.m.

2. Opening Comments

3.Public Safety Report Fifth District Police

4. Remarks: William O. Howland, Jr.,
Director, DPW
Insp. Jacqueline Brooks
DPW

5. Remarks: Raman Bhatia
Community Greens

6. “Flower Power 2005” Mary Ann Wilmer

7. Land Use, Planning, and Art Slater
Economic Development
Committee Report

8. Office of C/M Orange Linda Perkins, Director
Constituent Services

9. BACA Housekeeping J. Berry

10. Announcements:

(a) Next BACA Meeting – Monday, June 6, 2005

11. Adjournment 8:30 p.m.

12. Social Period 9:00 p.m.

JDB

DPW To Hold Two E-Cycling Events This Spring

From Logan Circle’s listserv
DPW To Hold Two E-Cycling Events This Spring

Residents may bring computers and other items for environmentally safe
recycling on either April 23rd or May 14

As part of the District’s celebration of Earth Day, the DC Department
of Public Works and the Clean City Office are partnering with federal
agencies, George Washington University and the Dell Corporation to
sponsor a special electronics-recycling event on Saturday, April 23
from 9 am – 3 pm at Carter Barron Amphitheatre on 16th and Kennedy
Streets,
NW.

A second e-cycling event will be held in conjunction with DPW’s
regular
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off on Saturday, May 14th from 9 am –
3
pm, also at Carter Barron.

Old computers and accessories, office equipment, TVs and other
electronics comprise a rapidly growing segment of America’s waste
stream.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, more than 3.2
million tons of electronic waste is laid to rest in landfills each
year.

Many types of electronics contain significant amounts of potentially
hazardous materials such as arsenic, lead and mercury. In the U.S. it
is estimated that approximately 70% of the toxic metals in landfills
comes
from discarded electronics. Pollution and the potential for adverse
health
affects from improper disposal of electronics are becoming serious
concerns.

Additionally, almost all of the materials in electronics -from
plastics
and glass to precious metals can be extracted and reused.

E-cycling your end-of-life electronics keeps their harmful components
out of landfills and supports the recovery and reuse of valuable
materials.

Residents may bring televisions and audio-video equipment, cell
phones,
home office equipment, computers, computer parts and computer
components for
end-of-life disposal or recycling. All computer monitors and TV
screens must be intact – not cracked, punctured or shattered.

Peace and Blessings
Shireen Mitchell

Truxton, Eckington, LeDroit meet up

From the TC Dispatcher:
Friday’s TC Happy Hour was fantastic. Over 30 people attended. It was great to
meet so many of you. If you couldn’t make it…don’t fret. Several locations
were discussed for another HH some time mid-May.

**

Donna B. suggested we re-attempt gathering pet owners in the park at First and
Florida, NW. With nice weather and daylight on our side…I say let’s do it!

Bring your dog, cat, ferret… whatever and let’s meet between 6 and 6:30ish.
Don’t have a pet? No worries. I got a couple to spare.

Truxton/Florida Park is centrally located to Bloomingdale, Eckington and Truxton
Circle…so PLEASE pass this on to your neighbors.

See you tonight.

Scott