Glenn Dale Citizens Association
Meeting Minutes – July 19, 2005
Prepared By Jim Titus, Secretary
Meeting started at 7:40 PM. All officers attended. (For other attendees, see the "Attendence Section on the web page.) The President [Henry] introduced everyone. He noted that the Treasurer [John Shields] has been Treasurer for 15 years..
Secretary’s Report [7:41 PM]
The Secretary [Jim Titus] was out of town during the June meeting. The Vice President [Mary] said that a volunteer had taken the minutes and emailed them to her, but the email may have been deleted from her computer because she could not find them today. No one knows who took the minutes. She and John will try to go over the attendence list and contact whoever it was.
Mary’s Oral report. The June meeting. We had 10 people with 3 new members. We discussed Bell Station Rd.
Treausurer’s Report. We have received checks for $59.80—we now have $1443.87.
1. Marietta is free one of the days this weekend, probably Sunday. Activities for children, program called "Summer fun". Dorsey Chapel.
2. No more announcements.
Old Business [7:46]
The following are comments from the President, unless otherwise indicated.
Montesori School. New project wlil be near Prospect Court and Hillmeade. It will have an entrance opposite Northridge. The people there are concerned. The agreement among the parties: Hillmeade Road is wide enough to be restriped to allow better access into the site. Jim Titus: The impact of the restriping on the bikelane is unclear.
Golf Course. Summary: The project is at least temporarily suspended by bureaucratic circular logic.
President: The detailed site plan has been remanded back to planning board on a technicality, namely, the detailed site plan was different from the preliminary plan. The reason? Because planning staff imposed conditions on the preliminary plan, and the detailed site plan complied with those conditions. This happens all the time—it’s what is supposed to happen, and it usually does not cause a remand. John: Realistically, the goal was delay.
Mary: the revised plan was better. Doug Peters had few questions. One question by Council: All the old golf course paths would become footpaths open to the public in the plan. Councilmen Bland and Harrington wanted to make sure that buyers knew that the trails would be open to the public. Their concern is with all these open-to-public areas not being maintained, and resulting fees with people unprepared. Mary addeed: If this is such a problem, how did Northridge deal with that?
Mary added: the trees along the NACO development by Northern Avenue that was supposed to be protected have been bulldozed.
Trails. [7:58 PM] WB&A Trail will be extended to the Pax River any week now.
Glenn Dale Hospital. [7:58 PM]. Not much happening this month. John noted that similar hospitals at Forest Glenn had been remediated for less than $1 million, so it ought not cost the $3 million (or more) previously assumed.
East Glenn Dale Plan [8:03]
Henry: We will take a position against CB-48 if it is what John says. Motion passed. John asked Jim if he could put it up on the web site. Jim said he would do so when he uploaded the minutes.
Adjourn shortly after 9:05 PM.