Monday, December 19, 2011

ANC5C Holiday Celebration, December 20, 2011, The Summit, 116 T Street NE at 7pm

December 20, 2011
7:00pm -9:00pm
The Summit
116 T Street NE
Public Holiday Celebration and Meeting
Bring a friend – let’s celebrate
Part I: Gathering
6:45 pm
Unity Call…………………..………………………………….…..Commissioner Edwards, Chairman
Confirmation of Quorum .…………………………………………………….
Adoption of Agenda
Review/Approval of Minutes.………………………………………..
Part II: Business Administration
Financial Report.………..…………………………..……….Commissioner Salatti, Financial Secretary
Review/Approval 4 Qtr Financial Report Documents..…………Commissioner Ransom, Treasurer
Report & Pay Bills………………………..…………………..………Commissioner Ransom, Treasurer
Meet the Fire Chief………..Kenneth Ellerbee, fire Chief

Part III: Community Concerns, Updates and Resolutions
1. Community Concerns
2. 225 Escot Street NE, Rear Deck Public Space Application……..Commissioner Farmer-Allen
3. Consideration of Alternative Proposals for Curb Cut - ANC 5C02 related to Dunbar High
School…………………………………………………..………Commissioners Thomas and Pinkney

Each one – Bring a Friend.
Let’s Celebrate the Accomplishments of 2011and Rejoice in the Expectations of 2012

Sunday, December 11, 2011

5C10 Single Member District Meeting 12/14/2011 - 721 Lawrence St NE @7pm

Single Member District meeting on Wednesday, Dec 14th 2011.  The meeting will take place at 721 Lawrence St NE (De Sales Hall Reading Library) at 7pm.
We will have representatives from the Metropolitan Police Department, DDOT Public Space Operations and Bozzuto Construction

South Campus Construction
DDOT Permits Operations Project
Smart Meter
Community Updates

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Building Futures - Construction Pre Apprenticeship Program

Building Futures Prepare for Construction and Building Trade Apprenticeships and Jobs PRE-APPRENTICESHIP CLASSES Help You Become a Better Candidate for Entry Into These Occupations: Insulation ● Heavy Equipment ● Building Maintenance ● Laborers ● Cement Masonry ● Steam fitting ● Bricklaying ● Sheet Metal Work ● Plumbing ● Electrical Systems ● Carpentry ●
Ironwork ●Fire & Alarm Systems ● Painting

You will learn about:

  •  The construction industry
  •  Tools and materials
  •  Basic construction math
  •  Blueprint reading
  •  Job readiness
  •  Green Technologies

Become certified in:
  •  OSHA 10
  •  CPR
  •  First Aid
  •  Flagger Safety
  •  LEED 101

 To apply you must:
  • Be 21 years of age or older 
  • Be Drug-free & healthy
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a Valid Driver’s license or Learner’s Permit 
If you are interested in CONSTRUCTION as a career, CALL (202) 974-8223 for more information.
If you have previous construction experience, please fax your resume to us at 202 974-8152 - Building Futures 
 Community Services Agency of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO In partnership with Wider Opportunities for Women This program is possible through funds provided by DOL GJIF, the MARPAT Foundation, and other local supporters

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Monroe Street Market Project will commence on 11/28/2011

    Starting Monday, November 28th, Bozzuto will create their presence in the neighborhood commencing the Monroe St Market Project. Preparation of construction trailers will start immediately on 7th and Monroe St NE.
    • Work Schedule: Monday – Saturday 7am – 5pm. Saturday is considered a make-up day if work was halted during the week
    • Delivery Schedule: Monday – Saturday 7am – 5pm. Bozzuto has communicated with subcontractors that idling is not permitted. Penalization will take place if caught.
    • Waste Disposal: Monday – Saturday 7am – 5pm
      The community will be updated periodically on the progress of the project via website Truck traffic routes, street/sidewalk closures and more can be tracked. In addition, updates will be displayed via weather safe message board on Monroe St NE and 7th St NE.

    Thursday, November 17, 2011

    PEPCO: Public Service Commission Community Hearings for Pepco’s Request for $42.1 Million

    Public Service Commission is hosting a Ward 5 Community meeting to discuss Pepco’s request for $42.1 Million dollars (Public Service Commission Dockets Formal Case No. 1087).  On July 8, 2011, Pepco filed an Application for a rate increase with the D.C. Public Service Commission requesting an additional $42.1 million in distribution rates.

    Ward 5 Meeting Details

    Bethesda Baptist Church
    1808 Capitol Ave, NE
    Monday, November 21, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

    Attendance is not limited to the ward in which you reside in. Come “Let Your Voice Be Heard” at the meeting that is the most convenient for you.

    OPC’s Position on the case:

    Reliability is vital! Consumers are entitled to reliable service. Before any rate increase is approved, all reliability projects must be carefully designed and thoroughly analyzed to ensure they deliver a marked improvement in the quality and reliability of Pepco’s service.
    OPC requested the Commission dismiss Pepco’s rate case in its entirety and require the company to demonstrate it is providing reliable service as a basic condition of its regulatory obligation to provide, just and reasonable utility service. Alternatively, as a minimum requirement:
     The Commission should designate reliability as an issue in this case and require Pepco to submit detailed testimony that supports all projects designed to improve reliability.
     The Commission should require Pepco to prove that the consumer benefits of the smart grid outweigh the cost of the deployment.
     Pepco’s new proposals to change the Commission’s review of future rate cases should be summarily rejected in this proceeding.

    The Commission must conduct a thorough review and scrutiny of Pepco’s cost of service adjustments and return on equity (profit) proposals, in light of the fact that this is Pepco’s third Application for rate relief in 4 years while service continues to deteriorate.

    Consumers must have a voice in this case. These are your dollars!

    Stay up to date with the case by visiting OPC’s website:

    The Commission’s decision is expected in the Spring of 2012.

    Those who wish to testify at the community hearings should contact the Commission Secretary at (202) 626-5100 by the close of business three (3) business days prior to the date of the hearing.
    Representatives of organizations shall be permitted a maximum of five (5) minutes for oral presentations.
    Individuals shall be permitted a maximum of three( 3) minutes for oral presentations. If an organization or an individual is unable to offer comments at the community hearings, written statements
    maybe submitted to the

    Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia,
    1333 H Street, N,W,
    Suite 200,West Tower,
    Washington, D.C. 20005.

    For more information on OPC
    D.C. Office of the People’s Counsel
    1133 15th Street, NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005
    Phone: (202) 727-3071
    Fax: (202) 727-1014
    TTY/TDD: (202) 727-2876

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    DDOT - Updates on 5C10 Street and Traffic issues

    Based on the SMD 5C10 walk through back in September 2011, the 700 block of Kearney NE has been scheduled for repair.  On November 15, DDOT Ward 5 Team members were on Kearney NE preparing for work.

    Note: The 700 block of Lawrence Street NE is scheduled for repair.  DDOT has partnered with DC WASA to investigate Lawrence's sub surface issues which has gravely impacted the street's condition.  We should receive information from the study in the near future.

    DDOT has also added new signage throughout 7th ST NE and Monroe St NE for Speed and Truck Traffic limitations 

     Thank You again for addressing the needs of SMD 5C10.  We appreciate your hard work and look forward to the upcoming improvements.

    DPW Cleanup - Charles Drew Memorial Bridge Clean up completed

    Thank you to Department of Public Works Ward 5 Team for removing the weeds and trees along the base of the Charles Drew Memorial Bridge (311 Service Request Update - 11-00322288)

    The overgrown trees created a safety hazard for 7th St side CUA/Brookland Metro traffic that traveled in the early morning and evening hours.

     Picture taken in September 2011

    Picture taken November 16, 2011

    Monday, November 14, 2011

    ANC 5C Public Meeting November 15th 2011, 7pm, 2405 First Street NW

    Meeting Notice for ANC 5C's next monthly meeting, Tues, Nov 15, 2011, 7pm, to be held at the Alpha House, 2405 First Street NW, closer to Bryant St NW.

    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Dance Place host ART on 8th Gala on Saturday Nov. 12th at 7pm

    ART on 8th Gala

    Saturday, November 12 at 7:30pm

    Join Dance Place in celebrating our 31st Anniversary Season and our partnership with the new Brookland lofts at our annual Gala fundraiser! Get in on the action with our Dance Sampler classes; learn Texas Two-Step, Salsa, Hoop Dance and Beyonce’s Move Ya Body. Join a Flash Mob and dance to the spin jams of DJ Glowstik. Mix, mingle and bid on unique items at our silent auction, enjoy libations and tasty treats.


    3225 8th Street NE , Washington DC 20017

    $125 of your ticket purchase is tax deductible!

    Wednesday, November 9, 2011

    Monroe Street Market Ground Breaking Ceremony

    Today, the long awaited Catholic University of America South Campus Development project was officially branded as Monroe Street Market project.  The partnership between Catholic University of America, Single Member District 5C10,  DC Government, Abdo Development, Bozzuto Group and Pritzker Realty Group was captured in the symbolic ground breaking ceremony near the corner of Michigan Avenue, Northeast, and 7th Street Northeast.

    The Monroe Street Market project will consist of a progressive mix of uses: approximately 720 residential units, 45 townhomes, 83,000 square feet of street-level retail, 15,000 square feet of artist studio space, a 3,000 square-foot community arts center, and 850 parking spaces

    The first phase, consisting of 562 residential units, is scheduled for completion in summer 2013.

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    ANC5C Economic Development Committee , 11/12/2011 at 11am - Summit at St. Martin's, 116 T Street, N.E.

    ANC5C Economic Development Committee is confirmed for this Saturday, November 12, 2011.  The location is the Summit at St. Martin's, 116 T Street, N.E.  The time is 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.

    Items for discussion
    - Job creation on upcoming development projects i.e. CUA South Campus, McMillian Sand Filtration Plant, etc
    - Small Business Partnerships with development projects

    Wednesday, November 2, 2011

    You're Invited: Monroe Street Market Groundbreaking Ceremony - November 9th 10AM

    Join Mayor Vincent Gray, Jim Abdo, Tom Bozzuto, Pritzker Realty Group and The Catholic University of America President John Garvey invite you to celebrate the groundbreaking of Monroe Street Market, a multi-phase development that will transform The University's South Campus into a vibrant, mixed-use community.

    Wednesday, November 9th at 10:00 a.m.

    Michigan Avenue NE and 7th Street NE
    Washington, D.C. 20017

    RSVP by contacting

    About the Community Monroe Street Market is multi-phase development located on five city blocks in Washington, D.C.'s Brookland neighborhood, adjacent to the Brookland Metro station and just three miles north of the U.S. Capitol. The community will ultimately consist of a progressive mix of uses: approximately 718 residential units, 45 townhomes, 83,000 square feet of street-level retail, 15,000 square feet of artist studio space, a 3,000 square-foot community arts center, and 850 parking spaces. Approved plans also include streetscape and hardscape improvements which will greatly improve the South Campus's walkability, creating a lively, pedestrian-friendly atmosphere and significantly improving traffic patterns and pedestrian crossings along Michigan Avenue.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    Ward 5 Job Training - Career Navigation Class Starts 10/17 at Goodwill 2200 South Dakota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC

    We are offering an exclusive Career Navigation Class. Intake sessions for this training course will begin on Monday, October 17th, 2011 and continue through Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 (excluding weekends). Please be advised that the Intake Sessions for 10/17-10/21 and 10/24-10/26 will be held at 2200 South Dakota Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20018. Please forward all interested individuals who meet the requirements to the number below. .                                                                                                                                                                                           
     Goodwill of Greater Washington’s….FREE
    Career Navigation Job Training Class
    Open to DC residents 18-years-old or over who currently receive Food Stamp benefits. Transportation stipend included!
    Intake is scheduled for October 17th-21st and October 24th-26th, 2011 promptly at 10:00 a.m. CLASS STARTS OCTOBER 31ST!
    Program Benefits:
    ·        Resume and cover letter formatting assistance
    ·        Mock job interview instruction
    ·        Individualized job placement assistance and career coaching
    ·        Development of online job searching skills
    ·        Math and literacy skills development
    Eligibility Requirements: 
    (Selection will be based on applicant’s ability to fulfill and show proof of the following qualifications):
    • Be 18 years of age or older and a District of Columbia resident
    • Ability to complete a 5-week course; Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    • Able to complete CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems) math and reading assessment
    • Current recipient of Food Stamps benefits  
    What do you need?
    o Social Security Card or Birth Certificate
    o Valid DC Government issued Photo ID
    o Proof of DC residency (government issued photo ID with DC address)-don’t have this? We can still help….
    o Proof of Food Stamps benefits (EBT card or official letter from IMA)
    October 17th-21st and October 24th-26th promptly at 10:00 a.m.
    at Goodwill’s Headquarters…
    2200 South Dakota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC
    For more information call:  202-715-2618 or
    Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station, Bus B8/B9 or Brookland Metro Station, Bus H6
    Once enrolled, travel assistance is available.
    *Subject to change

    Monday, October 24, 2011

    PEPCO - Smart Meter Installation today in CUA South Campus Neighborhood

    Today, there will be PEPCO representatives installing Smart Meters in the Catholic University of America South Campus neighborhood.  Representatives will knock on the door and inquire if anyone in the home is currently dependent on the electrical source such as residents on life support.  The representatives will turn off the electricity and install the meter.  There is no reason the representative should need entry into the house.  The process should not take longer than 5 min.

    If there are any concerns about any representatives, contact MPD by dialing 911.

    For more information about PEPCO's initiative

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    ANC5C Public Meeting October 18th 2011 at 7pm at Bennett Career Institute, 700 Monroe St NE, 20017

    Government of the District of Columbia
    PO Box 26183 . Washington, DC 20001 . www.ANC5C.COM
    Meetings: 3
    Tuesday each month
    *Executive Meeting
    November 1, 2011
    November 15, 2011
    (7:00 PM)
    Alpha House (Mu
    Lambda Chapter of
    Alpha Phi Alpha
    2405 First Street NW
    Visit our web site:
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Bennett Career Institute
    7:00pm -9:00pm 700 Monroe Street NE
    -Preliminary Notice/Agenda
    Monthly Public Meeting
    At the appropriate time, all attendees will be given the opportunity to participate in the meeting, offer suggestions
    and make recommendations for consideration. Unless otherwise noted, floor time is limited to 60 seconds. During
    deliberations, Commissioners are limited to 5-minute presentations and 90 seconds for comment.
    comments accordingly
    Please limit your. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
    Part I: Opening
    6:45 pm
    Call to Order…
    ………………..………………………………….…..Commissioner Edwards, Chairman
    Roll Call/Quorum
    Adoption of Agenda
    Review/Approval of Minutes
    September 20, 2011
    October 4, 2011 (Special Meeting)
    Chairman’s Report – Summary of Meeting with Mayor
    Meet the Fire Chief…………………………………………Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbee
    Chief, DC Fire & Emergency
    Medical Services Department
    Police/Crime Report
    Part II: Business Administration 8:00 p.m.
    Financial Report.
    ………..…………………………..……….Commissioner Salatti, Financial Secretary
    Review/Update RE: 4
    th Qtr Financial Report Documents..……Commissioner Ransom, Treasurer
    Report & Pay Bills………………………..…………………..………Commissioner Ransom,
    Part III: Community Concerns, Updates and Resolutions 8
    :15 p.m.
    2. Parade Plans for Howard University Homecoming 2011
    3. Internet Gaming (iGaming)…………………………………
    4. Update Re: Redistricting…………………….……………………….……….…….
    Community Concerns……………………………….……..………………………..
    5. Update/Consideration Progress - Engine Company No. 12
    6. Upcoming ABRA Renewal Licenses in 5C Area
    7. Committee Reports/Updates…………………….
    Grants Committee Updates/Progress Reports
    Review of Grants Procedures
    8. Meeting/Adjournment…………....………………………………………….…………………9:00 PM
    Legislation Committee Updates

    Monday, October 3, 2011

    DDOT - Single Member District 5C10 receives response from DDOT

    On Sept 16th, Terraine Wiggins (DDOT) and Charita Brent(5C10) conducted a walk through of Single Member District 5C10.  Items that were brought to DDOT's attention included:

    - Street/Curb repair between 700 and 800 block of Lawrence ST NE
    - Street/Curb Repair between 700 and 800 block of Jackson ST NE
    - Speeding 3200 and 3500 block of 8th ST NE
    - Street signs placement on 3200 and 3500 block of 7th St NE
    - Sidewalk repair

    Multiple reports were created documenting the issues.  To view the report, please visit our ANC 5C website.  (Will include link soon)

    On Sept 30th,  DDOT had actually responded with the following

    Speed limit signs were placed on posts on 8th St NE

    Street repairs were being conducted on Jackson St NE.

    On behalf of SMD 5C10, we want to thank DDOT for their efforts to improve our district.

    Friday, September 23, 2011

    DC - Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication Ceremony, Sunday October 16th

    The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation's leadership announced the ceremonial dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will be held on Sunday, October 16. The Dedication program will begin at 9 a.m. in West Potomac Park. President Barack Obama, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, members of the King Family, and civil rights leaders are expected to participate. Access to the dedication will begin at 8:30 AM. on Sunday, October 16, 2011. The Dedication ceremony is open to the public. No tickets are required.  Previously held Dedication tickets from August 28th are no longer required. We encourage attendees to bring folding chairs and blankets for comfort.

    There will not be parking for commercial or private vehicles at the dedication site. The Memorial Foundation encourages the use of public transportation. However, please visit the following link for further information:

    For the Dedication Ceremony designated areas for persons requiring the use of wheelchairs are available. Attendees utilizing the designated ADA areas can be accompanied by one additional guest. Please note that wheelchairs will not be available at the event. They encourage attendees to bring chairs and other mobility devices.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011

    UDC CC - Job Training Opportunity, The 2011 Building Trades/Handyman Services Program Starts Oct 4th, 2011

    UDC CC & NDS Fix-IT
    The 2011 Building Trades/Handyman Services Program
    (Class begins: Tuesday, October 4, 2011, enrollment is closing soon.)
    Program Description: The Handyman Certificate/Certification Program is a twelve week, nine module course. The Program is devised to develop certified basic tradesperson skill sets that will better equip individuals for the workforce. Students will successfully complete the course by either receiving a certificate and/or receiving a certification ID card.   Each module will be taught by an experienced tradesperson.
    Requirements: GED or High School Diploma, D.C. resident,

    When:  The course meets three times a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6pm - 8pm.  

     Location:              UDC CC Bertie Backus Campus
                                 5171 South Dakota Avenue, NE
                                 Washington, DC 20018

    Course Description
    1. Gen Repair Basics
    2. Carpentry basics
    3. Wall & Floor Tiling
    4. Plastering/Drywalls
    5. Paint
    6. Plumbing
    7. Basic Electrical
    8. HVAC
    9. Masonry

    ofc  202 529 1971,

    WMATA - Metro launches SmarTrip® Online Reload

    News Release
    For immediate release: September 22, 2011

    Metro launches SmarTrip® Online Reload
    Customers can now add value online
    Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles today announced the launch of a feature customers have requested for years: the ability to add value to a SmarTrip card from the convenience of their computer.

    “Customers can now go online rather than getting in line,” said Sarles. “This is the latest—but certainly not the last—example of how we are going to use technology to improve our customers’ travel experience.”

    The SmarTrip Online Reload feature makes it more convenient for riders to manage their SmarTrip card balances and avoid lines at fare machines. Metro officially launched the feature today following a successful pilot program that included 150,000 customers.

    Any customer with a registered SmarTrip card can load value simply by logging onto their SmarTrip account on Metro’s website,, and clicking on the “add value” link. The system accepts all major credit cards.

    Because SmarTrip fare value is stored on the card, rather than in a central computer, customers must complete their transaction by touching their card to a target, such as a Metrorail faregate, vending machine or bus farebox. Customers should allow up to one business day for value to be transferred to their card when touching a rail faregate or vending machine and up to three business days at a bus farebox.
    To use the online reload feature, customers must have a registered SmarTrip card and online account. The feature currently works only on SmarTripcards; the ability to add value to MTA CharmCard® will be added at a later date.

    A future upgrade will allow customers to load value on their card automatically whenever their balance drops below a specified amount.

    Customers with questions about the new online reload feature can contact the SmarTrip Regional Customer Service Center at 1-888-762-7874.




    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 26, 2011               

    Event to serve thousands of District residents seeking assistance with utility bills

    WHAT:                                    The District’s Joint Utility Discount Day (JUDD)

    WHEN:                                    Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    WHERE:                                   Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall A

                                                    801 Mount Vernon Square, Washington, DC 20001


    WHO:                                               Keith A. Anderson, Chief of Staff, District Department of the Environment
    Betty Ann Kane, Chair, District of Columbia Public Service Commission
    Sandra Mattavous-Frye, People’s Counsel, Office of People’s Counsel
    Eric C. Grant, Vice President, Corporate Relations, Washington Gas
    Thomas Graham, President, Pepco Region D.C. Pepco
    George S. Hawkins, General Manager, DC Water
    J. Henry Ambrose, Verizon Washington, DC
    Stephanie Reynolds, Director, Call Center Operations, Nationsline, INC.

    BACKGROUND:  The Joint Utility Discount Day (JUDD), co-sponsored by the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), DC Water, Verizon, PEPCO, Washington Gas, Nationsline, and Office of People’s Counsel, has historically been one of the largest energy assistance events in the District.  The event attracts thousands of qualified District residents seeking discounts on their utility bills.  

    NOTE:  This year, JUDD will only accept applications for the utility discount program.  Applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will not be accepted at this event.  Residents interested in applying for LIHEAP benefits should call 311 to schedule an appointment.
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    Monday, September 19, 2011

    ANC5C Public Meeting Sept 20th 2011 at 7pm at Franklin P. Nash United Methodist Church, 2001 Lincoln Road NE


    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Franklin P. Nash United Methodist Church
    6:45pm -9:00pm 2001 Lincoln Road NE

    JOIN ANC 5C For A Community Conversation with
    Honorable Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011

     Congresswoman Norton discusses the debt ceiling bill, federal cuts and effects on the DC economy and jobs. What next for DC TAG. Protecting the DC budget from harmful riders. Prospects for budget autonomy and equal congressional rights for DC.

    The following additional items will also be discussed (up to 10 Minutes each)

    • Status of Documents\Submission 3rd Quarter Financial Report 
    • Bryant Street Pumping Station
    • Water Pipe Reconstruction Project
    • Catholic University Campus Plan - Update
    • Program Updates/Expansion Plans
      ……………….Ellice Perez, General Manager Em Hall – Marketing Manager
    • Zip Cars

    Thursday, September 15, 2011

    CUA Campus Plan 2012 Meeting Tonight at 7PM, Pryzbola Center, Great Room C

    Special 5C10 Single Member District Meeting, Thursday Sept 15th at 7pm at CUA

    Single Member District 5C10 will hold a special meeting to discuss the 2012 Catholic University of America Campus Plan.

    When:  Thursday, Sept 15th, 2011
    Where:  Pryzbola Center, Catholic University, Great Room C
    Time:  7 - 9pm

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011

    NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION - Public Special Meeting - 09/06/2011

    September 6, 2011


    This to advise that the ANC 5C Special Meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.
    It seems that all items originally slated for discussion has been resolved and there is no
    longer an urgent need for the Commission to meet.

    Our next regular scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The
    Honorable Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will be our guest speaker.
    Please mark your calendars and join ANC 5C in a “Community Conversation” with
    Congresswoman Norton. The meeting will be held at Franklin P. Nash United Methodist
    Church located at 2001 Lincoln Road NE.

    Look forward to seeing you on the 20th.

    Ronnie Edwards,

    Monday, September 5, 2011

    Special 5C10 Single Member District Meeting, Thursday Sept 15th at 7pm at CUA

    Single Member District 5C10 will hold a special meeting to discuss the 2012 Catholic University of America Campus Plan.

    When:  Thursday, Sept 15th, 2011
    Where:  Pryzbola Center, Catholic University, Great Room C
    Time:  7 - 9pm

    ANC 5C Special Meeting - Tuesday, Sept 6th at 7PM, 1615 3rd St NW

    Special ANC Meeting

    When - Tuesday, September 6th 2011
    Where - Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 1615 3rd St NW
    Time - 7pm - 9pm

    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    DDOT - Have a down tree or scattered tree limbs? Call 311

    Government of the District of Columbia
    Department of Transportation
    Triple Logo cropped

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011
    Media Contact: John Lisle – 202-671-2004

    Downed Tree Removal Efforts Continue
    Residents Are Advised to Call 311 to Report Downed Trees and Branches and to Contact PEPCO Directly to Report Downed Wires
    (Washington, D.C.) The District Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) is continuing to remove downed street trees and branches from right-of-ways and houses as Pepco resolves downed wire situations.  Over the next few days, UFA will focus on removing tilted stumps and generating work orders for sidewalk repairs where fallen trees have caused significant damage.

     If anyone is aware of remaining tree hazards blocking roads, sidewalks, or alleys, as well as public trees against buildings, please call 311 or submit a service request at If there are wires involved, please call Pepco’s emergency line at 202-872-3432.  

    UFA also asks that residents withhold requests for routine tree inspections until Tuesday, September 6 to allow staff to focus on completing the storm related clean-up.

    Saturday, August 27, 2011

    Hurricane Irene Emgergency Shelters

    Department of Human Service (DHS) – will reserve five (5) recreation centers for possible emergency shelters IF conditions warrant. The shelters are as follows:
    • Benning Stoddert Community Center
      100 Stoddert Place, SE
    • Southeast Tennis and Learning Center
      701 Mississippi Ave. SE
    • Emory Recreation Center
      5801 GA Ave. NW
    • Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
      1100 Michigan Ave. NE
    • Kennedy Recreation Center
      1401 7th Street NW

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray Declares State of Emergency in the District of Columbia - Hurricane Irene

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray Declares State of Emergency in the District of Columbia
    Mayor Vincent C. Gray has declared a State of Emergency in the District of Columbia and is urging residents to take the necessary precautions to prepare for the effects of Hurricane Irene.

    The storm is expected to bring heavy rain, flash floods, coastal and estuary flooding, high winds and the threat of tornadoes to the area. The city is getting ready for the impending storm and placing agencies on alert.

    “While we cannot predict with certainty the path of the hurricane, residents must be ready,” said Mayor Gray. “That means residents need to have a plan that they can activate. If they do not have a plan, they can go to to learn what is needed. These storms can cause power outages that may last through several days. Residents should have an adequate supply of medications, infant formula, water, fresh batteries and other essentials.”

    The District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will begin operating around the clock at 6 am on Saturday, August 27. Interagency personnel will gather at the EOC, at the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE, to monitor conditions and coordinate the District government’s response to the storm.

    To follow emergency alerts on a real-time basis via, input #DCIrene into the search field to see all the participating District agencies responses and alerts.

    Sandbags Available 8/27 at Noon
    The Department of Public Works is assisting residents with preparing their homes to withstand flooding by distributing five sandbags per household beginning at noon, Saturday, August 27, at RFK Stadium, Lot 7. DPW staff will be on hand to direct residents to the distribution point. Distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis, and will continue until the supply is exhausted. Residents will be asked to show DC identification.

    The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) are working to ensure the safety of the traveling public from potential storm-related impacts.
    WMATA is taking steps in advance to prevent service disruptions. Specifically:
    • Crews have placed more than 2,000 sandbags around the escalators at Metrorail stations that have a history of flooding issues.
    • All drainage pumping stations are being checked in advance of the storm and will be monitored throughout the weekend.
    • Plant maintenance staff is clearing drainage areas near stations and yards.
    • Additional support personnel have been scheduled to be on duty throughout the weekend to respond to any situations that may arise.
    • Chainsaws are being deployed in Metro motor vehicles for use in the event of downed trees.
    “We’re putting all of our resources in place to address any issues that arise out of the extreme weather conditions this weekend,” said Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles. “We will be updating our customers through our website, Twitter, email alerts and the media.”

    Metro will provide service information throughout the storm online at and via Twitter@wmata. Metrorail customers may also sign up for Metro alerts via e-mail by visiting or tune to broadcast traffic reports for service information.
    Given the probability of severe winds and the potential for flooding DDOT’s active construction, project worksites are being secured to prevent damage. DDOT has also directed permit holders working in public space to take measures to ensure their work zones are secured. All work in the right of way, with the exception of emergency repairs, will be suspended at the close of business today (Friday, August 26).
    In addition:
    • Drainage ways in flood-prone areas are being cleared and actively monitored to prevent flooding issues.
    • Generators are being deployed city-wide to provide backup power for traffic signals.
    • The Urban Forestry Administration is proactively pruning trees along some critical roadways.
    • DDOT personnel and contractors will be on call throughout the weekend to clear downed trees and debris.
    • DDOT is coordinating emergency evacuation preparedness efforts with HSEMA, U.S. DOT, VDOT and MDOT and will continue to track the weather conditions through the weekend.
    DDOT will be providing critical traffic-related and emergency information on a real time basis via Residents are strongly urged to avoid traveling during the storm if possible. High winds could topple trees and pose a hazard to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

    If weather conditions become unsafe, transit services may be impacted or suspended during the storm. For updates please use the following resources:

    Metrorail and Metrobus: and
    DC Circulator: and
    Capital Bikeshare:, and

    DC Water
    DC Water facilities are equipped to withstand weather-related events, and water service interruptions are not anticipated during the hurricane. This includes during power outages. In an effort to minimize water damage, DC Water has checked and cleared storm drains in all areas at risk for flooding.

    DC Water crews will be stationed throughout the District to monitor hurricane impacts and respond to emergencies. The 24-Hour Command Center will operate in a location with backup power and available for emergency response. The Washington Aqueduct, responsible for treating District drinking water, is working closely with DC Water to monitor water treatment plants and the distribution system.

    DC Water encourages residents to prepare for Hurricane Irene:
    • Collect cold tap water for storage – one gallon per person (or pet) per day. Store water in a cool environment. Bottled water is unnecessary and most stores are sold out after so many people paid more than a $1 per gallon. Turn on the tap – it’s a penny per gallon.
    • Consider freezing a few jugs, and place these in the fridge during a power outage to keep food cold.
    • Minimize flooding risks – clear gutters and downspouts.
    • Store unscented liquid household chlorine bleach to disinfect water if service is interrupted and for general cleaning and sanitizing.
    • Help DC Water after the storm - safely remove debris blocking storm drains or call 202- 612-3400 for major blockage.
    Residents should report water emergencies and flooding to the 24-Hour Command Center at 202-612-3400.

    For more information, visit or contact DC Water Customer Service at 202-354-3600 and the 24-Hour Command Center at 202-612-3400.

    Citizens are asked to call 311 to report any downed trees or branches in the public space and to provide as much detail as possible

    Emergency Information Resources:
    Emergency preparedness information is available at and at HSEMA Hurricane Fact Sheet*. Members of the public are also encouraged to sign up to receive updates on severe weather, traffic and incidents via email and/or text message from ALERT DC at Residents can also monitor cable Channel 16 in the District for storm updates.

    Detailed information about traffic evacuation routes and transportation tips for an emergency incident are available online at

    Residents should report water emergencies and flooding to the 24-Hour Command Center at 202-612-3400.

    For more information, visit

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    DC Residents Day - Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication Viewing - 08/23/2011

    DC Host Committee for the 
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication

    D.C. Residents to Get Early Look at New Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    No Tickets Required for Early Viewing

    Residents of the District of Columbia will have an opportunity to view the new Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial on August 23, 2011.  Several hundred thousand visitors from around the world are expected to visit the District for a series of events leading up to the official dedication ceremony on Sunday, August 28. 
    To allow DC residents access to the memorial, no tickets will be required for the early viewing.

    Organizers are encouraging visitors to be in line before 9:00 PM to be able to view the memorial before it closes at 10:00 PM.  The queue line will begin forming at 23rd Street and Independence Ave SW.

    WHAT: “DC Residents Day” Early Viewing for Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Dedication

    WHERE:   Tidal Basin.  Line for the public forms at 23rd and Independence St. SW,Washington DC

    WHEN:  The Memorial will be open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. 

    Friday, August 19, 2011

    Serve DC - Free CPR/AED Training Emergency Training Aug 20th 441 4th ST NW (Judiciary Square)

    This is just a reminder. As you all may know there are a number of trainings coming up for the remainder of this month. Below is a list of all the upcoming trainings and the link to register for them.
    August 20, 2011 – CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (9:00am to 5:00pm)
    August 23, 2011 – Managing Spontaneous Volunteers in the Time of a Disaster (6:00pm to 9:00pm)
    August 27, 2011 – Remote First Aid (9:00am to 5:00pm)
    August 28, 2011 – Remote First Aid (9:00am to 5:00pm)
    Each of these trainings will be held at 441 4th Street NW Washington, DC 20001. If you are interested in taking either one of these classes please use the link to register online or e-mail me back with your name and confirm that you will be attending. You are free to bring 1 to 2 guests with you. If you are planning to do so then please leave your guests name when you leave your name if you plan on e-mailing me back.
    Thank you for your time.
    Ashley Divers
    Serve DC - The Mayor's Office of Volunteerism
    Emergency Preparedness Summer Intern
    2000 14th Street NW
    Suite 101
    Washington, DC 20009
    (202) 727-8298

    Wednesday, August 3, 2011

    SMD 5C10 Meeting - Aug 10th at 7pm 721 Lawrence St NE

    Single Member District 5C10 Meeting Announcement

    Join the neighbors of Single Member District 5C10 for our quarterly meeting. 

    Date:  Wednesday, Aug 10th
    721 Lawrence St NE
    , De Sales Hall, De Sales Library
    Time:  7 – 8 pm

    Invited guest include Jonathan Dorrough of MPD 5D, Mike Henehan of Bozzuto Construction and representatives from Catholic University.

    Agenda Topics Include

    -          Crime and Safety
    -          Emergency Planning
    -          New Construction (CUA South Campus)
    -          Pet Waste Receptacle
    -          Catholic University 2012 Campus Plan Community Workshops

    Tuesday, August 2, 2011

    ANC 5C10 Single Member District Meeting - Aug 10th 2011

    SMD 5C10 will be hosting a Single Member District meeting on Aug 10th, 2011 at 721 Lawerence St NW (De Sales Hall, De Sales Library).

    Special Guest will include representative from MPD, Bozzuto and Catholic University.

    Will post agenda soon.

    ANC5C Special Public Meeting - Thursday, Aug 4th at 7pm at First New Hope Baptist Church 1818 3rd Street NW

    Agenda for ANC 5C Special Public Meeting for Aug 4th 2011

    Government of the District of Columbia
    PO Box 26183 . Washington, DC 20001 .
    Thursday, August 4, 2011
    7:00pm -9:00pm
    First New Hope Baptist Church
    1818 3rd Street NW
    Notice & Agenda
    This is to provide notice that ANC 5C will hold a Special Emergency Meeting on
    Thursday, August 4, 2011. The following items will be discussed:
    3rd Quarter Financial Report
    o Status of Documents\Submission
    Consider Emergency Funding Request –
    o Stronghold Civic Association – August 6, 2011 Event
     Consider Request for ABRA/Stipulated Liquor License…….Firehouse
    Grant Applications -The following groups have submitted applications for consideration:
    Friends of Edgewood Rec (Michael Henderson)
    Amateur Kickboxing Federation ( Michelle Hamond)
    Edgewood Farmers Market
    Perry School
    “R” Street Bike Lines………………………………………………………
    CUA South Campus Tree Planting Plan……………………….……….
    PRE - EXECUTIVE MEETING – Starting at 6:00 P.M.

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    Second CUA Community Outreach Workshop Aug 11 at 7pm

    The Catholic University Of America
    Office of Public Affairs
    Washington, DC 20064

    July 28, 2011

    On behalf of The Catholic University of America, I am writing to invite you to attend the second community outreach workshop on the University’s process to undertake a comprehensive revision of its Campus Master Plan.

    The workshop will be held on Thursday, August 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Great Room. All members of the Brookland community are invited to participate.

    The agenda of the workshop will include a recap of the first community workshop on July 20, an update of the Master Plan process, a review of Master Plan key issues and concepts, and a discussion with community members in attendance.

    Catholic University President John Garvey and other University officials will be in attendance. Representatives from Ayers Saint Gross, the architectural consultant that the University has engaged for the Campus Master Plan process, will lead the workshop.

    The purpose of the Master Plan is to articulate how the campus’s physical infrastructure may be modified to support the future vision of the University. It has two components: academic and physical plant. The academic component connects programming plans with their associated effect on facilities.

    Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at the workshop.

    In order for the organizers of the workshop to plan appropriately, all members of the Brookland community wishing to attend are asked to R.s.v.p. no later than Wednesday, August 10. Please send an e-mail to or call 202-319-5600.


    Victor Nakas
    Associate Vice President for Public Affairs
    The Catholic University of America