RCA's March 2009 Meeting Minutes

President/Vice-President's Report


Treasurer's Report

1. No expenditures in February or March.
2. Annual Membership fees ($10) are now due.
3. RCA and Garden Accounts' information are available, please see Pat T., Treasure, for details.

Transportation Committee Report

1. H Street Shuttle now in operation
2. Service Request has been submitted to revise the destination sign at C & 17th Streets, NE, to change the text from "Downtown" to "Lincoln Park" and "Eastern Market" and "RFK" & "Armory" to "Anacostia Riverwalk Trail".
3. Committee plans to collaborate with ANC6C Transportation Committee to request DDOT implement 2003 Motor Carrier Management and Threat Assessment Study recommendations for strict motor-coach and commercial-truck routes through the Greater Capitol Hill community.

Outreach Committee Report

1. Committee now has the complete 'Chronicles of Narnia' and are still accepting books, especially ‘Teen’ focused fictions and non-fiction, for the Rosedale Community Lending Library RCA OC established in the Rosedale Recreation Center. Please contact RCA, rosedaledc@gmail.com, for further information on how you can contribute.

Garden Committee Report

1. For the last year the committee, led by Pat J, has actively discussed and pursued the land-purchase, northern half of the land that the Kingman Park/Rosedale Community Garden (KPRCG) is currently on, from the current private owner. Currently, the owner allows RCA to use the land for the garden in exchange for KPR Garden members maintaining the site (cutting-grass and vegetation, collection on-site trash, etc.). KPRCG is pursuing the purchase to ensure the garden’s future endeavors and to ensure the viability of the financial and labor investments to garden improvements and infrastructure. This would also allow the garden to pursue permanent utility water service.
2. A $2,500 grant has been pledged by Capitol Hill Community Foundation (CHCF) to go towards the land’s purchase. A big thanks CHCF for their pledge and belief in the KPRCG’s efforts!

Crime & Safety Report

1. The Rosedale community is encouraged to attend MPD's PSA 103 (Police Service Area) monthly meeting (2nd Wednesday evening @ 7PM at Miner E.S., 601 15th St. NE) to discuss crime and safety issues directly with the MPD officers that serve the Rosedale neighborhood.

Old Business

1. Capitol Hill Restoration Society will host a Rosedale neighborhood "Historical Walking-tour" on May 30, 2009. The Rosedale community is encouraged to participate. Please contact RCA, rosedaledc@gmail.com, to learn how you can volunteer! More information about this exciting event to follow...
2. RCA members are planning to testify and submit a letter to the Library Oversight Committee, chaired by Harry Thomas, meeting on Monday, March 16, at 10am, to urge DC Public Library to commit and allocate funds for a new public library-wing within the new Proposed Rosedale Community Center project since 2 neighborhood library kiosks are scheduled to be closed, R.L.Christian kiosk at 13th & H Streets and
Langston on Oklahoma Ave & Benning Road.
3. It appears the much anticipated new Rosedale Community Center ground-breaking ceremony, scheduled for April 12, 2009, for has been postponed to May. If anyone has more information please post or contact RCA, rosedaledc@gmail.com.

New Business


General Discussions

1. Gladys Mack, ANC6A07, who was in attendance, stated the Pinnacle Apartments is currently under renovation and units are being sold under HUD's "Housing Choice Voucher Program". For further information contact the property manager, Ms. Richardson (no contact info provided)

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