BACA meeting 1/9/06

From Jim
Agenda for the Evening Includes a Discussion of Goals relating to the Following Committees:

Public Safety

Youth Services


Land Use, Planning and Economic Development


Monday, January 9, 2006

Mount Sinai Baptist Church

3rd and Q Streets, N.W.

Rooms 1 and 2

7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Community Update

Happy New Year: As we enter into 2006, please know that the Bates Area Civic Association, Inc. sincerely appreciates the contribution of each and every resident to make the community a clean, safe and productive place in which to live, work, worship and raise our children. Indeed, it is our hope that this is YOUR best year ever!!!

Christmas Tree Collection Reminder: January 3 – 14, 2006

Residents who have not disposed of their trees yet are encouraged to put them – without ornaments or tinsel – in curbside tree boxes. Trees are being picked up during a special two-week collection from January 3 – 14. Residents who wish to keep their trees longer should put them out at their normal point of trash collection (curbside or alley) after January 14. DPW will then collect the trees along with the regular trash, as truck space permits over the following weeks.

Mechanical Street Sweeping Services Suspended for the Winter: January 9 – March 17, 2006

Routine residential street cleaning will be suspended from January 9 to Marcy 17, 2006. During this time, “No Parking/Street Cleaning” restrictions will be lifted. Residents and visitors who park along posted, alternate-side, daytime street sweeping routes will not be required to move their cars on street-sweeping days during this period. Residential street cleaning will resume on Monday, March 20, 2006.

Community Garden Grants Available: Community Greening Mini-grants up to $1,000 are available from Garden Resources of Washington for community & youth gardening projects located in the District of Columbia.

WHO CAN APPLY? Neighborhood & youth groups, schools, after-school programs, civic associations, churches, nursing homes, shelters, transitional housing, community gardens, etc.

FOR WHAT KIND OF PROJECT? Learning gardens, healing gardens, neighborhood beautification, community gardens, tree box beautification, butterfly gardens, food gardens, habitat gardens, rain gardens, etc.

HOW CAN FUNDS BE USED? For plants, seeds, tools, soil amendments, mulch and other gardening supplies, educational materials, community outreach. Funds cannot be used for stipends, salaries, or contractors¹¹ fees.

SELECTION CRITERIA INCLUDES: Project leadership team; detailed project plan; practical time line; realistic budget; long-term upkeep plan; and for youth projects learning goals. Special consideration will be given to groups that attend an information meeting as well as projects involving low-income DC residents and those living in poverty. For one-on-one advice about your project idea or for more information on this funding opportunity, contact GROW at, or 202-234-0591. Garden Resources of Washington, 1419 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20009,

APPLICATION DEADLINE – FEBRUARY 17, 2006 Potential applicants are urged to attend an information meeting: Bring 2-3 leaders of your project. Learn about the grant program, pick up and get tips on successful applications.

*Mon Jan 9th, 6:30 pm, Woodridge Library, 18th & Rhode Island NE

* Tues Jan 10th, 6:30 pm, Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota NE, at Kennedy (M-Ft.Totten)

*Wed Jan 11th, 6:30 pm, Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia NW, at Geranium

*Thurs Jan 12th, 6:30 pm, Takoma Library, 5th & Cedar NW (M-Takoma)

*Sat Jan 14th, 10:00 am, Washington Highlands Library, 115 Atlantic SW, at South Capitol

*Sat Jan 14th, 1:00 pm, Capitol View Library, 50th & Central Ave SE (M-Benning Road)

*Tues Jan 17th, 6:30 pm, Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th NW, at Lamont

*Wed Jan 18th, 6:30 pm, Woodridge Library, 18th & Rhode Island NE

*Thurs Jan 19th, 6:30 pm, Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota NE, at Kennedy (M-Ft.Totten)

*Sat Jan 21st, 10:00 am, Capitol View Library, 50th & Central Ave SE (M-Benning Road)

*Sat Jan 21st, 1:00 pm, Washington Highlands Library, 115 Atlantic SW, at South Capitol

*Sun Jan 22nd, 2:00 pm, Martin Luther King Jr Library, 901 G NW (M-Gallery Place)

For detailed driving or bus/metro transportation directions, see or call the library.