MPCA Minutes 04 FEB 2020

Michigan Park Citizens Association
04 February 2020
Turkey Thicket Recreational Center
     The meeting began at 6:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  The minutes were approved.
     Ms. Oqo Aqwai, representative from Councilmember McDuffie, encouraged neighborhood particiaption in the budget process through the councilmember’s office by completing a survey distributed and collected during the meeting.
     Ms. Donice Adams, 4D outreach specialist for the U.S. Attorney’s office, passed out this month’s court report listing charges and highlighting select convictions. This report can be requested by neightbors by faxing in the completed form, Sign-Up for the Court Report. The report is available monthly. The sign-up sheet must be signed and faxed to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to reeive the monthly court report.  A complete list of outreach specialists from the U.S. Attorney’s office is below.

Court Report Sign-up

     President Ralph Bucksell proposed approval of $1,000 from the general fund to make partial payment toward purchase and installation of a water spigot and backflow preventer. The motion was moved by Paul Wood and approved. This money is in addtional to the $500 previsouly donated by ANC 5B John Feeley.
     President Ralph Bucksell proposed approval of $200 from the general fund to the Saint Anthony’s Boy Scouts.  The motion was moved by Joan Thiel and passed. The Boyscouts have committed themselves to helping MPCA during our Spring Cleanup of the triangle park, scheduled for Saturday, 18 April.
     In response to a question about the vacant ground level reatail space in the recent Fort Totten development, President Bucksell noted two factors.  Significantly higher real estate taxes and the opening of a the nearby Wallmart (Riggs and South Dakota Avenues) have depressed business prospects at those locations.
     Ralph presented graphics of traffic problems around 10th Street and Michigan Avenue near the metrorail and bus stop.  He solicited member input for his dicussions with Councilmember McDuffie, who sits on the D.C. Transportation Committee.
     Ogo Aqwai, Mr. McDuffie’s representative to Michigan Park Citizens Association, sent a electronic copy of Mr. McDufie’s survey to obtain Ward 5 residences input and comments on his proposed budget for 2021.  The form does not provide any space for other input.  You can send your comments directly to Mr. McDuffie’s office.  The form is posted on our web page.
     The meeting adjourned at 7:50pm.


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