Chair Amber Gove (6A04) called the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A meeting to order at Miner Elementary School, 601 15th St. NE, with Commissioners Brian Alcorn (6A08), Ruth Ann Hudson (6A05), Sondra Phillips-Gilbert (6A07), Mike Soderman (6A03), Phil Toomajian (6A02) and Stephanie Zimny (6A06) in attendance. Commissioner Marie Claire Brown (6A01) was absent.
Chief of Staff Ben Stutz from the Office of the City Administrator shared some investments from the proposed DC budget that will target Ward 6, including plans for replacing the Rosedale Community Center pool, $15 million toward turning the old Miner Elementary building, (601 15th St, NE) into an early education center with slots for 180 children up to five years of age and $28 million slated for traffic calming, road redesign and streetscaping along the length of Florida Avenue.
DC Water Offering Free Lead Testing Kits
DC Water provides an interactive map, found at www.dcwater.com/servicemap, which allows residents to enter their home address and access whatever records, if any, DC Water has regarding the composition of each property’s water service line. John Diegnan, the communications coordinator for DC Water, suggested residents request a free lead test from DC Water, by contacting the Drinking Water Division at 202-612-3440 or emailing email@example.com. He also shared a few tips for reducing potential exposure to contaminated drinking water such as using an antimicrobial filter that’s certified to meet the National Sanitation Foundations (NSF) Standard 53 for lead removal, and routinely cleaning and occasionally replacing each faucet aerator, located at the tip of the faucet where trace lead particles may accumulate. For additional information and tips, visit www.dcwater.com/lead-testing.
Metro Police Department First District Captain Pulliam
Captain Michael Pulliam has recently been assigned to the First District side of ANC 6A. Though Captain Pulliam did not report any specific incidents, he did mention the continued reports of package thefts around the city. He encouraged residents to take advantage of the rebate offered through the DC government to help defray the cost of installing outward facing security cameras on private homes and businesses. Information pertaining to this rebate program can be found by visiting www.ovsjg.dc.gov/service/private-security-camera-system-incentive-program. Captain Pulliam can be contacted by email at Michael.Pulliam@dc.gov.
Transportation and Public Space Actions
The commissioners voted unanimously to send a letter of support for the proposal of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to install traffic-calming measures as proposed at the Ninth Street/West Virginia Avenue/L Street NE intersection.
The commissioners voted unanimously to decline to support permit application #324283 to extend eight driveways through public space to allow access to the alley lots located behind the 17 Solar Condominium property at 410-417 17th St. NE, due to the petitioner’s lack of guidance from DDOT’s Public Space Committee (PSC) about alley lot access requirements and the likelihood that a more suitable parking solution can be found.
Alcohol Beverage Licensing
The commissioners voted unanimously to protest the license renewal of Dangerously Delicious Pies, 1339 H St NE, unless the Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee recommends not protesting at its April committee meeting.
The commissioners voted unanimously to send a letter of support for a stipulated endorsement to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) for the addition of a nine-seat sidewalk cafe by Duffy’s Irish Pub, 1016 H St. NE.
Economic Development and Zoning
The commissioners voted unanimously to send a letter of support to the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) for a special exception from the lot occupancy requirements to construct a two-story rear addition to an existing principal dwelling unit in the RF-1 Zone at 1433 G St. NE (BZA #19989).
The commissioners voted unanimously to send a letter of support to the BZA for a special exception to construct a rear addition to an existing, attached principal dwelling unit in the RF-1 Zone at 1348 Constitution Ave. NE (BZA #19997).
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