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

BACA meeting: Preservation and Green things

oh you know I’m showing up to this one.
Anyway, from our great leader Jim:

Neighbors,

In addition to the folks who are coming to talk about the benefits of
historic preservation, I have invited DPW Inspector Brooks and Raman
Bhatia, from an organization known as Community Greens, to make remarks
tomorrow.
I’m sure you all know who Inspector Brooks is, but you may not have
heard of Community Greens. Specifically, Community Greens is a partnership
between Ashoka: Innovators for the Public and The National Trust for
Historic Preservation. Their work is supported by the Fannie Mae
Foundation, Graham Foundation, and the Kodak American Greenways Awards. They
received initial seed funding from HUD. The mission of Community Greens is to
catalyze the development of shared green spaces inside residential
blocks in cities across the United States. At this point, thery are trying to
focus on neighborhoods across the country that have limited access to
quality green spaces.
Hope to see you tomorrow!
Best,
Jim Berry
BACA

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MONTHLY MEETING NOTICE

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Guest Speakers Include:
Rebecca Miller
Administrator
DC Preservation League

and

Patsy Fletcher
Outreach Coordinator
DC Office of Planning
Historic Preservation Office

Monday, April 4, 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

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Forestry Grant Writing Workshop:

The Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) in the District Department of
Transportation (DDOT) offers competitive matching grants from $1,000 to
$10,000 for community re-greening projects that increase and improve
the District’s urban forest while DC residents learn more about and take
ownership of the trees in their urban environment. These Green Grants
are offered to local government units and schools, 501(c) 3 non-profit
organizations or other local community tree volunteer groups. Projects
must be located within Washington, DC and require a 1-1 match from
non-federal funding sources.
To assist potential applicants, UFA is holding a proposal writing
workshop Saturday, April 9th at the Reeves Center 6th Floor Conference Room,
2000 14th Street NW from 9am to 2pm. Interested persons should RSVP by
calling Toni Jefferson, 202-671-5133.
Applicants must submit a complete application package to the Urban
Forestry Administration by May 31st, 2005.
UFA is the local government entity responsible for managing the
District’s street trees. UFA works in close cooperation with its federal partner,
the USDA Forest Service (USFS), to raise the level of understanding and
awareness regarding urban and community forestry within the District of
Columbia. Since the early 1990s, UFA has received both technical and
financial assistance from USFS to fund the DC Green Grants Program.
For further details on the Green Grants Program and application
requirements, visit UFA online at
http://ddot.dc.gov/ufa/cwp/view,a,1293,q,575536,ufaNav_GID,1631,ufaNav,|3269
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E-cycling Collection Events:

On Saturday, April 23, 2005 and again on Saturday, May 14, 2005, from
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Washington, DC residents may dispose of
electronic items at Carter Barron Amphitheater Parking Lot, 16th and Kennedy
Streets, W. Items that will be collected for recycling are (1) computers; (2)
consumer batteries (dry cell); (3) electronics; (4) cell phones; (5)
inkjet, laser, & copier cartridges; and (6) foam packaging. These evens are
being sponsored by the DC Office of the Clean City, Washington, DC Recycles,
the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive, The George Washington
University, DELL, US Department of Justice UNICOR Federal Prison
Industries, Inc., Rethink, Reduce, Reuse (and then Recycle); Whole Foods; and the
Association for Quality Education, Inc. For more information call
(202)
645-8245 or (202) 727-1000.

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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, W. 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.

Free Mulch

via James Berry
Neighbors,

It has come to my attention that wood chips/mulch will me available at
the locations listed below on Monday, March 21, 2005 until they are all
gone. Please note that these materials are for the use of residents for their
yards, tree boxes and in our community parks.

Best,

Jim Berry
ANC 5C

84 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Yolanda’s Cleaners
1743 lincoln Road, NE Harry Thomas Community Center
1st & Florida NW Park at R & Florida Avenue
N. Capitol & Fla. Ave. NW Park on NWcorner of Fla. Ave.
43 Adams Street, NW In the Rear of Adams