BACA meeting Monday


Below please find a copy of the flier that is being circulated around the community regarding the next meeting of the Bates Area Civic Association, Inc. Please share the contents of this flier with your neighbors and we hope to see you there!!!


Jim Berry

Holiday Social

Monday, December 4, 2006
Mount Sinai Baptist church
3rd and Q Streets, N.W.

Rooms 1 and 2
7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Please join us for an evening of fun and fellowship.
Feel free to bring a dessert or covered dish to share.

This is an ideal opportunity to meet and greet neighbors from all parts of our community!

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


A Thanksgiving Wish:
During this season of thanksgiving, we trust that you and yours had a wonderful holiday, blessed with the presence of family and friends as well as with good memories to cherish for a lifetime. On behalf of the BACA, we praise you for making the decision to either live or remain in our neighborhood and, of course, we thank you for your support of our civic organization. As we rapidly approach 2007, please accept for yourselves and for all of your family members, our very best wishes for a safe, productive and prosperous new year!

Holiday Wreath Project:
I hope you have noticed the BACA’s attempt to spread a bit of holiday cheer around our neighborhood by posting wreaths on lamp posts in the area. The first year that we implemented this project, our primary focus was on Bates Street, N.W. ; however, in each of the last several years we have progressively expanded the area in which the wreaths have been located. Our reasons for doing so are two-fold. First, we want to promote “peace” in our community and, of equal importance, we see the need for “a stronger sense of unity” among residents. And, among other benefits, we believe that this project provides a meaningful opportunity for residents to show solidarity with one another. As we have done in the past, we have wreaths available that we are selling to those who would like to support this effort. Many residents have already purchased wreaths in previous years that they plan to place on their front doors. The asking price per wreath is $20.00; the money raised from this project will be used to meet the basic cost of purchasing the wreaths as well as to support the efforts of the BACA’s Flower Power Garden Club. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Scott and Matt, Ephraim, as well as Robin and Neda, for storing the wreaths from last year on their respective properties, making it possible for them to be available for hanging again this year.
Tree Trimming Project in Florida Avenue Park :
As we have done for the past couple of years, we plan to purchase a community Christmas tree that we will locate in the pocket park at First and Florida Avenue, N.W. At our upcoming social, we will make some decisions with regard to the date and time of that we will ask residents to gather in the park to help trim the tree. As you may remember, we have a banner that we hung on the fence surrounding the park last year, wishing everyone a very happy holiday!
Daytime Residential Street Sweeping Suspended From 12/4/2006 to 3/ 31/ 2007:
Every winter, the Department of Public Works (DPW) temporarily suspends weekly, (signed) residential street cleaning. This year’s sweeper hiatus will start earlier than usual, on December 4, 2006, and will extend to March 31, 2007. This longer period will allow DPW to shift personnel sooner from street sweeping duties in order to focus on fall leaf collection, and will keep employees in place longer to cope with any late season snow removal. During this time, “no parking/street cleaning” restrictions will also 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-cleaning days during the sweeper hiatus. Posted residential street cleaning resumes Monday, April 2, 2007.