Tuesday, April 14, 2015

ANC 5D Meeting Tonight 7-8:30pm [UPDATED]

The MOM's is an anchor tenant at the Hecht Warehouse development on New York Ave.  
Two of three presentations on this month's agenda relate to the development.

Apologies for the late notice on the agenda, but it was not publicly distributed via email until early this morning. Although someone did share a photo with me of a rather mangled agenda posted to a resident's door. Here's stuff you need to review last month's meeting. If you missed last month's meeting there's a good change you also missed the "ANC 5D Treasurer's Report - March 10, 2015." This is a document produced by the Treasurer, but not approved by the full ANC. It's not been adopted as an official document, and that's pretty much not going to happen for various reasons. But it is important because it lays out the Treasurer's concerns with ANC 5D financials and the manner in which they have been conducted. It also seems likely that ANC 5D will vote tonight to participate in the ANC Security Fund. This will allow them to spend money from their account. You can find screen shots of it at the bottom of this post.

One other note, I think many of us were expecting to see Tony Puesan of HR-57 on tonight's agenda (again), but he's noticeably absent. I have reached out to him to ask why (maybe it's a scheduling thing).


Puesan reports that he will be at the meeting and prepared to discuss the pop-up. As far as he knows he is on the agenda.

Agenda (unedited):


Public Meeting
April 14, 2015, Fifth District Police Headquarters, 1805 Bladensburg Rd NE
7-8:30 pm


1.      Greetings                                             Commissioner Kathy Henderson
2.      Roll Call                                              Commissioner Yvonne Buggs
3.      Public Safety Report                           Commander Dierdre Porter

a)      What you should know about sexual assault

4.      Hecht’s Warehouse Update                Douglas Development Team
5.      Arcadia Organic Market                     Benjamin Brantley
6.      Bikram Yoga Ivy City                        Kendra Blackett-Dibinga

7.      Administrative Matters
a)      Treasurer’s Report             Commissioner Kathy Henderson
b)      Approval of Minutes          Commissioner Kathy Henderson
c)      Liquor License Protests

8.      Citizen’s Concerns
9.      Announcements
10.  Adjournment


PetaGay Lewis, 5D01
Keisha Schropshire, 5D02                  Treasurer
Adam Roberts, 5D03
Bernice Blacknell, 5D04                     Parliamentarian
Kathy Henderson, 5D05                     Chairperson
Yvonne Buggs, 5D06                         Secretary
Clarence Lee, 5D07                            Vice Chairperson

ALL MEETINGS CONDUCTED ACCORDING TO ROBERT’S RULES of ORDER ************************* Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 8.27.33 AMScreen Shot 2015-04-14 at 8.27.52 AM Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 8.28.06 AMScreen Shot 2015-04-14 at 8.28.20 AM


Anonymous said...

Interesting that in the agenda the Treasurer is not listed as lead for the Treasurer's Report but Commissioner Henderson is listed. Is that so she can bury questions on the laptop and other purchases highlighted in the March report?

inked said...

I hadn't even noticed that. I do know that Comm. Shropshire couldn't make the last meeting. Hmm...

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much to Com. Shropshire for your thorough and transparent work on the ANC finances. I hope you are able to resolve the questionable expenditures and move forward. Your hard work is greatly appreciated!

Anonymous said...

what's this Arcadia Organic Market about

Anonymous said...

So this loon is asking the volunteer ANC to pay more than a grand for her new laptop? That's nuts and no way anyone should allow that to stand.

inked said...

I believe this is regarding an Arcadia Mobile Market, which is basically a bus that distributes fresh locally sourced produce to underserved communities.

inked said...

I suspect it's supposed to be a shared laptop, but I'd really like to see it, know where it lives, see the record of a vote approving the purchase, and understand why the ANC spent so much on a new laptop.

inked said...

I neglected to mention that this is regarding a location at the Family Health and Birth Center (i.e., Developing Families) 801 17th Street. They will be there Thursdays from 4-6pm.

They actually showed up at the last ANC 5D meeting but Comm Henderson wanted them to come to her SMD meeting first.

Karen said...

Just a comment about the mobile market - it's a great resource. They have local organic dairy, meat, veggies, and fruits.

Anonymous said...

Same shit different place - http://www.hillnow.com/2015/04/14/h-street-ne-bar-da-luft-closed-after-brawl/

pat said...

Bikram Yoga, Organic Market,
well Ivy City is turning all Hipster.

Anonymous said...

what's a hipster?

Anonymous said...

IRFIC - I was at the mtg last night but did not know about the treasurer/financial issues. This is serious and I am concerned that 5D Commissioners will all sit by meekly and allow KH to run the show. That must stop. Also SMD Comm. must have mtgs in their communities. Enough of the grand-standing, meet with your community, walk your streets, talks to us,and let's not give a pass to every big developer that comes in and says "this is what I want". Ask the hard questions.

Anonymous said...

this is 1850 worth of stuff that the ANC is asking for reimursement?