5D Meeting notes

Neighbors,

Art Slater, the new chairperson of the Fifth District Police Citizen’s Advisory Council, asked me to pass the message below to you.

Best,

Jim Berry

ANC 5C

—–Original Message—–

From: Talader

Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 11:32 AM

To: JBerry;

Subject: 5D CAC Meeting

Mr. Berry,

This message concerns our upcoming 5D CAC meeting on Thursday.

Some of the members of the Bates Area Civic Association had questions about response times for calls for service and how calls are prioritized and dispatched, so I’ve asked Commander Greene to invite Capt. Crane to speak on the subject. Residents in several citizen groups wanted to learn more about how to get the most from the Mayor’s Call Center (727-1000), hence Todd Douglas has agreed to speak at the 5D CAC. The Commander would like citizens to take a more in-depth look at police operations through a Citizens Academy. Can you share the following announcement with your e-mail group?

Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council Monthly Meeting

Residents in the Fifth District are cordially invited to attend the Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council (5D CAC) Meeting on Thursday, June 24, 2004 at the Home for the Aged, 2601 18th St, NE. at 7:00 PM

Invited speakers include:

Capt. James Crane, Director, MPDC Communications Division

Todd Douglas, Ward 5 Neighborhood Services Coordinator/Core Team

MPD Citizens Police Academy Representative

The purpose of the 5D CAC is to enable citizens to assist in and make less hazardous the task of reducing crime and promoting public safety; and to function in an advisory capacity to the Fifth District Commander. As citizens we work with the Commander to find 5th District-wide solutions to increase public safety, develop programs for youth and recognize those who provide outstanding service to citizens, among other activities.

All residents who live in the Fifth District are welcome and encouraged to attend. Membership dues are $4.

Sincerely,

Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council

Art Slater, Chair

Regina James, Vice-Chair

John Washington, Treasurer

Tom Usselman, Corresponding Secretary

Frances Penn, Recording Secretary

PSA 501 tonight

Neighbors,

I found out yesterday from Lt. Mitchell that a community meeting for

residents of Police Service Area 501 will be held on Thursday, June 17,

2004, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., at Saint Paul’s College, 3015 4th

Street, N.E.

Hope to see you there!

Best,

Jim Berry

ANC 5C

Upcoming 5C meetings

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 MEETING NOTICES

Monthly Meeting

Invited guests include representatives from the following

organizations:

Washington Hospital Center

Catholic University of America

United States Postal Service

Where: Metropolitan Wesley

AME Zion Church

1712 North Capitol Street, N.W.

When: Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

__________________

Monthly Forum

Where: Saint Paul’s College

3015 4th Street, N.E.

When: Tuesday, July 6, 2004

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Bates St (Eastern Shaw, lower Eckington) Meeting Tonight

Neighbors,

I take this opportunity to remind you of tonight’s meeting of the Bates

Area

Civic Association, Inc. Specifically, the meeting will be held at

Mount

SInai Baptist Church, 3rd and Q Streets, N.W., between the hours of

7:00

p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Art Slater, the new Chairperson-elect of the Fifth

District Police Citizen’s Advisory Council is scheduled to make some

comments about his prelimary plans to move that group on matters of

public

safety. In addition, Alice Harper, the Community Relations Specialist

from

the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency who is assiged to

cover

the Fifth Dstrict, plans to make some comments about the history of her

agency’s work with the MPD and the Fifth District community. Inasmuch

as

the summer is rapidly approaching, Lionel Taylor, Ward Five Coordinator

from

the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, wants to let you know about

some

of the activities that are happening in Ward Five for residents of all

ages.

And, consistent with our intention to have each of the candidates for

an

At-Large City Council seat appear before the Association in advance of

the

November 2004 election, Candidate Kwame Brown has been invited to

attend

this month. (It should be known that Mr. Brown had multiple campaign

events

on his schedule for the date of our meeting when the invitation was

initially extended to him. So, he was invited with the understanding

that

we would invite him again next month, if it turns out that delays from

his

pre-existing commitments, essentially, prevents him from coming to our

meeting this month.)

In addition to the above, we have a Flower Power update and other

announcements of importance. So, we hope to see you tonight!

Best,

JB

June 5 Shaw Bike Fest

Come one, come all! Saturday, June 5, 2004, 10am to 2pm, join Shaw EcoVillage and Manna CDC for the Shaw Bike Festival. The Bike Festival will occur at Shaw Skate Park, 11th St. & Rhode Island Ave.,NW, nearest the Shaw/Howard U Metrorail stop on the greenline.

Activities include: helmet give-away, fittings and safety checks, obstacle course and “slowest person” race , raffle, face-painting and crafts, a ‘petting zoo’ featuring bikes and other human-powered vehicles, advice and workshops for adult bike enthusiasts- commuting and technical skills- bunny

hopping, log jumping, guided Shaw Historical Bike Tour, developed by EcoDesign Corps program interns, rain barrel construction/water conservation workshop, food and fun!

Contact Noel Petrie at 202.265.2019 for more information.

# # #

The Shaw Bike Festival is an event of Shaw EcoVillage and Manna CDC

The Shaw EcoVillage Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded in 1998 to train youth to be creative leaders for meaningful and sustainable change in our urban neighborhoods.www.shawecovillage.com

Manna CDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community development organization in

the District of Columbia collaborates with Shaw residents, business owners and other community stakeholders to maximize the community’s assets. The program of activities includes community organizing and leadership development, affordable housing development and preservation, and community economic development. www.mannadc.org

New PSA 501 Meeting

Neighbors,

Please be reminded that there will be a meeting of community residents

from PSA 501 (i.e., the PSA that we are now located in) on Thursday, May 20,

2004. Specifically, the meeting will take place in the auditorium of

Dunbar Senior High School, New Jersey Avenue and O Street, N.W., between the

hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. This is the first meeting of residents from

this newly configured PSA, since the time of our relocation from the Third

to the Fifth District.

Please make your best effort to attend this important public safety

meeting.

And, also bring some neighbors.

Best,

Jim Berry

ANC 5C

Spring Clean-up Day

Neighbors,

Saturday, May 1, 2004 has been declared “Spring Clean-up Day” in our

neighborhood. This is the 10th consecutive year that this event has

been promoted in the community by North Capitol Neighborhood Development,

ANC 5C, the Bates Area Civic Association, and other neighborhood groups. In

this regard, residents are asked to use the day as an opportunity to begin

the process of “spring cleaning” by also sprucing-up and/or fixing-up

things around their respective properties or households. Where possible,

residents are asked to perform these tasks between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and

1:00 p.m. on Saturday to show solidarity with this community-wide

initiative.

And, it is hoped that this type of clean-up activity will be ritualized

on every Saturday morning until the Fall.

Best,

Jim Berry

ANC 5C

4/2/2004 Admissions Deadline for Applications to McKinley Tech

Neighbors,

The admission deadline for McKinley Technology High School is April 2,

2004.

Please share this information with friends and neighbors whose children

will

be entering the 9th or 10th grade this September. Additional

information

follows.

McKinley Technology High School will open in the fall of 2004 with 9th

and

10th grade students recruited from across Washington, DC. The school

will

offer a learning environment that is digitally enhanced to allow for

teachers and students to engage in a project based curriculum that has

the

rigor of a first class liberal arts education and the job skills of a

technical program.

McKinley Technology High School will provide students the opportunity

to

pursue an intense focus in bio/medical technology

, information technology

, and/or broadcast technology

.

Admission to McKinley Technology High School is by a competitive

application

process. The process ensures that students who enter McKinley Tech have

demonstrated sufficient academic success, social maturity and the

personal

discipline necessary to be successful. Students from throughout the

District

of Columbia are invited to apply. The deadline for applying for

admission is

April 2, 2004.

The application process will ask for the following information:

* A photocopy of an official grade report from the last two years

* Attendance record for the last two years

* Recommendation forms

* An essay written by the student

* A personal interview

* A writing sample

Admissions information and applications for McKinley Technology High

School

are available in PDF format by clicking on the links below:

MTHS 2004-2005 Application in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) version



MTHS 2004-2005 Application Information Packet

in Adobe Acrobat

(pdf)

version

Hardcopy applications are available at the school’s temporary offices

at

1709 3rd Street, NE. For more information, call 202-576-8058 or email

the

principal at daniel.gohl@k12.dc.us.

Best,

Jim Berry

ANC 5C

Hazardous Waste Collection

Neighbors,

Below please find important information concerning Hazardous Waste

Collection events scheduled to occur in April 2004.

Best,

Jim Berry

ANC 5C

HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION – 4/3 & 4/24

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold its bi-annual

household

hazardous waste event at two

locations on Saturday, April 3 from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Residents may bring household chemicals and other materials to the

Carter

Barron Amphitheatre parking lot at 16th and Kennedy Streets, NW or to

the

Penn

Branch Shopping Center parking lot at 3220 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

This

drop-off service is free and open to all District residents.

DC residents can bring items including old cleaning and gardening

chemicals,

small quantities of gasoline,pesticides and poisons, acids, varnish,

oil-based paints, solvents, aerosols, wood preservatives, spent

batteries of

all kinds, roofing tar, chemistry sets, automotive fluids, even

asbestos

floor tiles to the collection site for environmentally safe disposal.

A professional hazardous waste contractor will remove materials

from residents’ vehicles. The materials will then be taken to an

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved facility for processing.

Electronics recycling, normally conducted in conjunction with the

household

hazardous waste collection, will instead take place at the Carter

Barron

parking lot on April 24, from 9 am – 3 pm.

Residents are asked to bring computers, cell phones,television sets,

office

equipment and other electronics to that special collection event.

Iems that will not be accepted during the Household Hazardous Waste

Collection Day include munitions, explosives, bulk trash, wooden TV

consoles, propane tanks, microwave ovens and other appliances, as well

as radioactive or biologically active wastes.

For more information on household hazardous waste,visit the DPW website

at

http://www.dpw.dc.gov/info/house_haz_waste.shtml