Friday, December 14, 2012

HOLIDAY FUN at Brookland Artspace Lofts, Saturday, December 15, 2012, 11:00am to 2:00pm

HOLIDAY FUN at Brookland Artspace Lofts
MUSIC ★ STAGED READING ★ FOOD ★ FACEPAINTING
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Brookland Artspace Lofts
3305 8th Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20017
Admissions: $5.00 or Donation to "Toys for Tots" or Canned Food Items

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monroe St NE Eastbound will be closed for two weeks

I was just informed that Bozzuto Construction will be moving into the next phase of the Monroe street utility lane closures by the end of this week.  The east bound lanes of Monroe will be closed for about two weeks and traffic will be diverted using Michigan and 7th streets as a detour. 

ANC 5C November Public Meeting 7:00pm -9:00pm 116 "T" Street NE

 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 The Summit @ St Martins
7:00pm -9:00pm 116 "T" Street NE
 
Notice of Monthly 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.
 
Please limit your comments accordingly. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
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Regular Monthly Meeting (7:00 PM)
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Summit @ St Martins
116 "T" Street NE
 
AGENDA ITEMS
 
PUD Application Presentation & Review
o Dance Place
 
Application for Public Space Permit
Motion for Exception Re: Late Submission
o Bacio
Pizzeria - 81 Seaton Place NW
 
Update Re: Rustik
Tavern Sidewalk Café
 
Update Re:
World Mission ANC Grant
 
Discussion Re: Proposed Symbolic Street Name Designation
o St Martin of Tours Catholic Church
1908 North Capitol Street NW
 
Update Re: Resolution in Support of ANC Notice & Great Weight

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Utility Work near CUA Metro Entrance. Please be careful


Neighbors,

I received a message from Kelly Wallace of Bozzuto

"The utility work in the street on Bunker Hill from Michigan ave. down to the Metro entrance will be starting the last week on this month on October 29th, (Correction, this week) and will take until February.  Directly following that we will be installing the arts tower and sidewalk pavers which will take us into May.  Essentially we will be on Bunker Hill for the remainder of the job.

During this time, we will be moving the fencing out away from the sidewalk curb and towards the bridge.  We will continue to allow pedestrians access along the street, but it will be via a 5’ wide “corridor” between the concrete bridge abutment and the fence.  Towards the end of the project (May) we will move the access corridor onto the newly built sidewalk so we can then finish up the rest of the paving."

Please be careful when travelling to the CUA Metro Stop

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ANC5C Public Meeting Tuesday, October 16, 2012 The Summit @ St Martins 7pm

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 The Summit @ St Martins
7:00pm -9:00pm 117 "T" Street NE
Reminder Notice of Monthly 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.
Please limit your comments accordingly. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
**************************************
Regular Monthly Meeting (7:00 PM)
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Summit @ St Martins
117 "T" Street NE
AGENDA ITEMS
 Howard University Job Fair & Vendor Fair
o
New Student Housing Development Project on 4th Street
 Dance Place PUD Application
Application for Public Space Permit – Bacio Pizzeria
o 81 Seaton Place NW
 Resolution in Support of ANC Notice & Great Weight
 Comprehensive Housing Taskforce Resolution
Reminder Re: Relocation of Precinct 44 to Ukrainian Church
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Charita Brent
ANC Commissioner, 5C10

Thursday, October 11, 2012

ANC Special Meeting, Saturday, Oct 13th, 10:00am - Noon, 605 Rhode Island Avenue NE

 
ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 5C

PO Box 26183 . Washington, DC 20001 . http://www.anc5c.com/
Saturday, October 13, 2012 The Greater Mount Calvary
10:00am -12:00noon Family Life Community Center
605 Rhode Island Avenue NE
Reminder Notice of Special 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.
Please limit your comments accordingly. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
**************************************
Special Meeting (10:00 AM)
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Greater Mount Calvary Family Life Center
605 Rhode Island Avenue NE
AGENDA ITEMS
Update Re: BZA Application 18394 –
--Rear Deck and Trellis Addition to Existing Rowhouse
(Hearing appears to have occurred on September 11, 2012)
Application for Public Space Permit – DASH Properties
o Proposed Permit for Fence and Playground
Discussion Re: Bill 19-572 Greater Mount Calvary Way Designation Act of 2011
Reminder Re: Relocation of Precinct 44 to Ukrainian Church

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Police and Pizza Night - This Friday 10/05/2012 from 8 - 9pm

Good Afternoon Neighbors

This Friday, Damien Agostinelli and I are going to host a Police and Pizza Night.  This will give us an opportunity to talk to the police officers that patrol throughout our neighborhood, campus, bike trail and Metro.  Please come with an appetite for pizza and fellowship with MPD 5D.

When:  Friday, October 5th, 2012
Where:  Dance Place Plaza (8th and Kearney)  (you will see our table step)
When: 8 - 9pm

Hope to see you on Friday!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

CUA hosts First Community and Youth Night on Friday, Sept 7th at 7pm. Watch the Football Game for Free!

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY AND YOUTH NIGHT

WHAT:  Catholic University Athletics invites members of the Brookland community as well as children from the surrounding areas to come see the CUA football team in action

WHEN: Friday, September 7 at 7:00 pm.  Cost of admission is free for Brookland residents (with ID)
and children from the surrounding areas (children who wear their youth team jersey receive a free snack)

WHERE:  Cardinal Stadium, located behind the DuFour Center at:
3606 John McCormack Drive NE
Washington, DC 20064

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
6:20-6:45: CUA student-athletes address children
7:00: kick-off
Halftime: children invited to take part in on-field contest

To register, please contact Bobby Picardo at:
202-319-2024 or picardo@cua.edu

Thank you ANC 5C for our CUA South Campus Pet Waste Signs!

Have you seen theses signs throughout the neighborhood?  They look great!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pepco - Have you taken the OPC Pepco Survey?

 Hey Neighbors,

Have you taken the Office of the People's Counsel Pepco Outage Survey.  Take some time out to add to their research.  OPC needs to hear from you. 

Please click on the link below to complete the survey.

https://www.research.net/s/OPC-PepcoOutageSurvey

OPC's goal is to advocate, educate and protect DC consumers.  Learn more about OPC by visiting their website.  http://www.opc-dc.gov/

Thursday, August 2, 2012

ANC 5C10 Single Member District Meeting, Aug 8th at 7pm, Bennett Career Institute, 700 Monroe St NE

Single Member District 5C10 Meeting Announcement

There will be a Single Member District meeting to discuss current and upcoming events in the neighborhood.

Date: Wednesday, Aug 8th, 2012. 
Time:  7 - 8pm
Location:  Bennett Career Institute Auditorium (2nd Floor),  (700 Monroe St NE)

Meeting agenda will include the following topics

Monroe Street Market updates with Bozzuto
Upcoming construction (Dance Place)
Redistricting (How it directly affects our neighborhood)
District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility Program
Recent Storm Concerns regarding power and emergency planning
Rat Abatement Schedule and Urban Wild Life concerns

See you at the meeting

District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility Making Energy Efficiency Improvements Affordable

District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility  Making Energy Efficiency Improvements Affordable
The DC SEU has partnered with Industrial Bank to offer a special program through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, the Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Program. This program provides forgivable loan funds of up to $12,000 for home rehabilitation to eligible homeowners. Energy efficiency and weatherization upgrades offered in this program will make your home a healthier and more comfortable place to live, reduce energy costs by as much as 30%, and create jobs for DC residents.
Who’s Eligible?
Homeowners earning 80% Area Median Income (AMI) or less who live in single-family homes, duplexes, townhouses, condos, cooperatives or manufactured/mobile housing titled as real estate are eligible.
Homeowners must have owned the home for at least one year, and plan to stay in the home for five years.
What does the program provide?
The program provides a forgivable loan, up to $12,000, for energy efficiency and weatherization improvements with some health and safety improvements.
How is the loan forgiven?
The loan is forgiven at 20% each year, over 5 years. No loan payments are required.
What improvements are available?
 Insulation
 Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
 Low-flow plumbing devices
 Efficient water heaters
 Other health and safety improvements
Responsibilities of the homeowner:
 Complete a loan application and provide required income and asset documentation
 Select a DC Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® participating contractor
 Schedule and be at home during your energy audit and upgrades with the contractor you select
 Complete a phone session of credit counseling
 Allow pre and post inspections of the home to confirm and monitor completed work
 Meet the 5 year occupancy requirements
 Complete project by September 30, 2012
For more information and to participate in the program, visit www.dcseu.com/HomePerformance or contact Chelsea Silber at csilber@dcseu.com or 202-505-3041.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there ever a situation in which I would need to make payments on the loan? For example, what happens if the original borrower dies before the end of the loan forgiveness?
The only instance when you would be required to pay back the remainder of the loan is when the primary person on the loan transfers the property (e.g. sale, death) to someone who is not income eligible at 80% of the DC area median income (AMI).
How long must I have owned my home? What happens if I move or sell my home before the 5 year period?
You need to have owned your home for at least one year. If you move or sell your home before the five-year period to an income-eligible buyer, you are not required to pay the remainder of the loan, which transfers to the new homebuyer. If you sell your home before the five-year period to a buyer who is not income eligible, you are required to pay the remainder of the loan to Industrial Bank. As an example, a homeowner that moves at the end of year 4 would only owe $2,400 on the full $12,000 loan if they did not sell their home to an income-eligible borrower.
What is 80% of the DC Area Median Income for my household?
The area median income varies by how many people are living in the home and over 18 years old. 80% of the area median income is as follows based on occupancy:
 A Household of 1: $49,200
 A Household of 2: $56,200
 A Household of 3: $63,250
 A Household of 4: $70,250
What materials should I have on hand to fill out the paperwork for the FHLB program?
For initial eligibility, you’ll need the following for each member of your household 18 or older:
 Paystub or W-2s;
 One recent bank statement for each checking or savings account; and
 One recent statement for each retirement account
You will need more documentation as you complete the process with a program financial professional.
What is the process of scheduling an energy audit and getting the work done? Is there a cost?
After you are verified as income eligible, you will select a DC Home Performance with ENERGY STAR participating contractor. You will work with this business to schedule and complete your energy audit and energy efficiency upgrades. The energy audit is at no cost to you since it is covered by the forgivable loan. If you already have an energy audit, you’ll need to have an electronic or hard copy so the business you select can use that to evaluate your home.
If I need my entire heating and cooling system replaced, would this program cover that level of work?
The Federal Home Loan Bank program has a maximum subsidy for each energy upgrade measure, such as heating & cooling. For example, heating and cooling systems are covered under the program and those upgrades may not exceed 55% of the total forgivable loan.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUSTAINABLE ENERGY UTILITY
80 M Street SE, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20003 ● www.dcseu.com Phone: 202-479-2222 ● Toll-free: 855-MY-DCSEU/ 855-693-2738 ● Fax: 202-683-6748

Thursday, July 19, 2012

COSTCO Job Fair, SATURDAY, July 28th from 9am - 5pm, MT HOREB BAPTIST CHURCH, 2914 BLADENSBURG RD, NE DC (B2 bus)

                            Costco Wholesale
IS
HOSTING A
JOB FAIR
FOR
DC
WARD 5 RESIDENTS
SPONSORED
BY
FT. LINCOLN WARD 5 ANC Commissioner, Robert (Bob) King
AND Mt Horeb
Baptist Church
 
                                 WHEN: SATURDAY,
JULY 28, 2012, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
                                   APPOINTMENTS
& REGISTERED WALK-INS
 
  WHERE: MT HOREB BAPTIST CHURCH, 2914 BLADENSBURG RD, NE DC
(Use
the EARL PLACE Entrance
behind the church--3015 Earl Place)
                Metro
Accessible via B2 bus line
RSVP: SECURE YOUR
INTERVIEW TODAY!   SEND YOUR RESUME TO       COSTCO@LSCALDWELL.COM - BY THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
                                                

Monday, July 16, 2012

ANC5C Public Meeting July 17th at The Summit at St Martins, 116 T Street NE, 7pm

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. Please limit your comments accordingly. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
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Part I: Opening
Call to Order…………………..……………………….……………………….…..Chairman Edwards
Roll Call/Quorum.…..….……………………………………….…….……………Commissioner Brent
Adoption of Agenda
Review/Approval of Minutes.…………………………………………………….Commissioner Brent
Part II: Business Administration
Financial Report.……....………….………..…………………..……….……….Commissioner Ransom
Report & Pay Bills……….………………………...…….……..…….……Commissioner Farmer-Allen
Update: Purchases-Pooper Scooper/Dog Waste Bag Dispenser….Commissioners Brent/Clark
Part III: Community Concerns, Updates and Resolutions
1. Resolution to Support ANC 5B Opposition to Proposed
Bolt Bus Parking at Crummell School……..…………ANC 5B Chairman Jacqueline Manning
2. Proposed Rezoning First & R Street NW – Big Bear Café….....………….….Stuart Davenport
3. Residential Parking on First Street NW…………………….……………………….Karla Lewis
Commissioner Youngblood
4. Grant Review/Edgewood Farmer’s Market Funding Request……………..……Hazel Thomas
5. Update/Reconsideration McMillan Sand Filtration Site…..…….…….VMP Partners/DEMPED
Go to www.anc5c.org to view latest pictures
6. Friends of Harry Thomas Recreation Center…………………………..……….Rashidi Christian
7. Lot Occupancy Variance – 2100 1st Street NW…………….…….……….Commissioner Mueller
8. Review/Approval of Voluntary ABRA Agreement
with Sunset Liquors……..…………………….………………………Commissioner Thomas
Other Community Concerns (if any)
Public Notice Issued on Tuesday, July 11, 2012; Electronic Notice Issued Thursday, July 12, 2012
Pre-Final Notice Issued on Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

ANC 5C Public Meeting,Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 All Nations Baptist Church, 2001 North Capitol 7:00pm -9:00pm

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 All Nations Baptist Church
7:00pm -9:00pm 2001 North Capitol Street NE
Notice/Pre-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. Please limit your comments accordingly. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
**************************************
Part I: Opening
Call to Order……………………………………………………………………….…..Chairman Edwards
Roll Call/Quorum.…..….……………………………………….…….……………Commissioner Brent
Adoption of Agenda
Review/Approval of Minutes.…………………………………………………….Commissioner Brent
Part II: Business Administration
Financial Report.……....………….………..…………………..……….……….Commissioner Ransom
Report & Pay Bills……….………………………...…….……..…….……Commissioner Farmer-Allen
Update: Purchases-Pooper Scooper/Dog Waste Bag Dispenser….Commissioners Brent/Clark
Part III: Community Concerns, Updates and Resolutions
1. Greetings/Remarks from new Council Chairman……….………….Honorable Phil Mendelson
2. Update Re: North Capital Main Street…………………………………………………..Pat Mitchell
3. Washington Gateway Public Space Applications……..…..………………Commissioner Clark
4. 313 Seaton Place NE Condemning Appeal…………………………………Commissioner Clark
5. ABRA Renewal License –Kearney Grocery……………………..………Commissioner Pinkney
6. Review/Approval of Voluntary ABRA Agreement
with Sunset Liquors……..…………………….………………………Commissioner Thomas
7. St. Martin’s Church – Request for Funding…….....……………………..Commissioner Pinkney
8. Proposed Resolution RE: PEPCO Rate Increase……….……………Commissioner Ransom
9. Proposed Rezoning First & R Street NW – Big Bear Café…..……..……….Stuart Davenport
10. Update/Reconsideration McMillan Sand Filtration Site…..….…….VMP Partners/DEMPED
Other Community Concerns (if any)
Notice Issued on Tuesday, July 2, 2012 – Revised July 5, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

DCPS Closed Til Thursday, July 5. Rec Centers will still serve meals if open

On Tuesday, July 3, all District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) will remain closed in the wake of the powerful storms on Friday.
 
Our teams continue their work to ensure that our schools are ready to receive students, staff, Summer Youth Employee Program participants and community based organizations. We hope to resume normal operations and open schools for all programs on Thursday, July 5. DCPS administrative sites will be open and those employees should report to work as usual. 

Free meals will be served to youth under the age of 18 at recreation centers that remain open. For more information on the meals available to youth, visit the Department of Parks and Recreation website at dpr.dc.gov.
    

Pepco Restores Key Power Infrastructure/Storm Debris Collection

Pepco Restores Key Power Infrastructure Following Major Storm
All Substations Have Been Restored
Extra Crews Are Arriving to Speed Restoration Work

        WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On the day after the storm of disastrous proportions hit the mid-Atlantic region, Pepco crews have restored power to major parts of the backbone of the region’s electricity infrastructure.  Power to all high-voltage transmission lines and all substations has been restored.  As well, all water pumping plants have been restored.  
        Damage assessment teams continue to evaluate the destruction to the system so that the information will be used to guide the restoration effort.  Additional damage assessment teams have been brought in from outside the company to assist in this effort.  
        Also on Saturday, tree crews worked to clear fallen trees off of downed power lines so utility crews could rebuild or replace the damaged poles, wires and transformers.  More than 60 additional vegetation management crews from the Carolinas will arrive today.  
            Mutual assistance crews are scheduled to arrive Monday from as far away as Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia and Missouri to help with the restoration work.  Pepco also is reaching out to utilities in the Northeast and Canada for additional resources.  In all, the company has asked for 1,000 line workers from other utilities, however, given the widespread damage across the region, it has been a challenge and it is possible that only a portion of the extra help will be available.  

        The storm that meteorologists are calling a “derecho” brought winds in excess of 70 miles per hour that uprooted trees and tore off limbs, which brought down numerous power lines and broke crossarms and poles.  Line crews, tree crews, call center staff and field support personnel have been deployed around the clock to support efforts to restore service. All Pepco employees have been mobilized for the restoration effort.
           Despite crews working around the clock to restore service as quickly as possible, it could take a week before essentially all customers are back in service. An ETR (Estimated Time of Restoration) for when essentially all customers will be restored will be available later today.
          “A restoration effort of this magnitude requires extraordinary effort and support from other utilities,” said Thomas H. Graham, President, Pepco Region.  “We really appreciate the assistance from all the crews coming in to help.”
           Pepco has activated its Crisis Call Center and reached out to other call centers for added support.  On Saturday, Pepco made outbound calls to all customers to update them on the restoration status. All outages and downed wires should be reported to 1-877-737-2662, through pepco.com or through the mobile app, available for downloading at pepco.com/mobileapp. Customers should request a call back to verify their power has been restored.            Pepco Encourages Safety Precautions After severe storms, Pepco urges customers to take safety precautions. Our safety tips include: ·        Stay away from downed wires. Call 1-877-737-2662 and follow the prompts to report a downed wire or an outage. ·        Avoid crews working in the street. This will keep you and the crews safe, and allow them to work on restoring your power. ·        Visit pepco.com for safety tips and follow the advice of your local emergency management officials. ·        If you plan to use a portable generator, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use only when necessary. Don’t overload it and turn it off at night, while you sleep and when you are away from home. ·        Locate a portable generator in a well-ventilated area. Never run it inside, even in your garage, to avoid the potential hazard of carbon monoxide. Do not connect the generator directly into your home’s main fuse box or circuit panel. ·        Protect food and refrigerated medicine with regular ice in an insulated cooler. If you are without power for more than two hours, refrigerated foods should be placed in a cooler. Foods will stay frozen for 36 to 48 hours in a fully loaded freezer if the door remains closed, and a half-full freezer will generally keep frozen food for up to 24 hours. ·        Turn off power to flood-prone basement appliances if it is safe to do so. However, if you have an electrically operated sump pump, you should not turn off the power in your basement. ·        Tune in to local news broadcasts for the latest weather and emergency information.
·        Take cover if necessary
Customers Asked to Report Power Outages
          Customers’ reports are vital to Pepco’s restoration efforts.  Customers are asked to report outages at pepco.com or by calling 1-877-737-2662 and following the prompts on the automated system. If reporting an emergency or another life-threatening situation such as downed wires, customers should immediately call 1-877-737-2662 and follow the appropriate prompts.  
Pepco also recommends, when reporting an outage, customers request a call back. Call backs allow us to notify customers when work in their area is completed and they also help locate outages that may be specific to customers’ homes.
        To keep up-to-date, customers are encouraged to visit the pepco.com website and listen to local radio stations for updates or use the mobile app.
 
 
Note: 
DPW to Collect Residential Storm Debris between July 1 and July 7
Residents also may bring debris to Ft. Totten Transfer Station.

 The DC Department of Public Works announced today how the Department will assist residents who are cleaning up after Friday’s powerful thunderstorm.

1. If hiring a tree specialist or landscaping company to cut up fallen trees and limbs, please have your contractor remove all the debris, limbs and branches.

2. From July 1-July 7 only, the Department of Public Works will remove from the treebox space(s) in front of residents’ homes, branches that are cut into 4' lengths and tied into bundles no more than 2' in diameter. These items can be placed where the residents' trash is collected or they may bring them to the Ft. Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE, weekdays (except July 4th, Independence Day) between 1 pm and 5 pm, or Saturday, July 7, between 8 am and 3 pm. Directions to Ft. Totten:  Travel east on Irving Street, NW, turn left on Michigan Avenue, turn left on John F. McCormack Road, NE and continue to the end of the street.

3. Please place debris, bagged or loose, in the treebox space, not the gutter or street so the gutters can remain clear and crews can run mechanical sweepers along the curb lanes and gutters. Also, DPW asks residents to resist putting the debris in the street to help prevent flooding in case of rain before the debris is collected. Do not include rocks, stones or concrete.

Residents are reminded that DPW will observe Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, and sanitation services will be suspended for the holiday.  They will resume Thursday, July 5.

• In once-a-week trash and recycling collection neighborhoods collections will “slide” to the next day, so Wednesday’s collections will be made Thursday, Thursday’s collections will be made Friday and so on.

• In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, normal collections will be made Monday and Tuesday; however, Thursday’s collections will be made Friday and Friday’s collections will be made Saturday.

• Street sweeping will be suspended Wednesday, July 4 so motorists will not need to move their cars that day.
 

UPDATE: D.C. Government Open Tomorrow; DCPS Closed; School Bus Service Suspended; Some Cooling Centers Open Overnight

Office of Communications
MEDIA UPDATE
 
CONTACTS:     Pedro Ribeiro (EOM) (202) 481-3095; pedro.ribeiro@dc.gov 
Robyn Johnson (HSEMA) (202) 481-3095; robyn.johnson@dc.gov
Gwendolyn Crump (MPD) (202) 481-3095; gwendolyn.crump@dc.gov
George Williams (DCPL) (202) 481-3095; george.williams2@dc.gov
John Stokes (DPR) (202) 481-3095; john.stokes@dc.gov
   
UPDATE: D.C. Government Open Tomorrow; DCPS Closed; School Bus Service Suspended; Some Cooling Centers Open Overnight 

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)The District of Columbia government will be open tomorrow, but D.C. Public Schools will remain closed as the District continues to respond to power outages that resulted from Friday night’s severe weather as well as the extreme heat that has followed.

Residents are encouraged to get the latest information on emergency response from www.hsema.dc.gov, www.dc.gov, and their Twitter and DC311 app accounts.

Some of the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) facilities open as cooling centers will remain open overnight for residents who do not have power, DPR officials announced.

District officials encouraged workers to prepare for potential commuting delays tomorrow due to lingering problems from storm debris and downed power lines.

And Fire & Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) officials reminded residents of safety procedures to follow when using gas-powered generators.

Below is a round-up of the latest information from across the D.C. government in response to the storm:

D.C. GOVERNMENT OPEN; PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED; OSSE SCHOOL BUS SERVICE SUSPENDED

The District government will be open tomorrow, with the exception of D.C. Public Schools (DCPS). Students and staff assigned to summer school should not report. Moreover, DCPS schools will not be open for use by other community-based organizations (CBOs) or programs, including Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) participants, on July 2nd. DCPS administrative sites will remain open, and those employees should report work as usual. In addition, essential personnel should report to school as they normally do. Other school-based staff members (non-essential employees) are not required to report to school.

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) announced that all OSSE school bus service is suspended tomorrow – including transportation of children enrolled in non-public placements and in other jurisdictions.

SOME COOLING CENTERS OPEN OVERNIGHT

Three of the six DPR facilities that have opened as cooling centers will remain open until 7 a.m. tomorrow morning for residents who still do not have power:

·         Ward 3 - Guy Mason Recreation Center
3600 Calvert Street NW
(202) 727-7736
Hours of operation: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

·        Ward 4 - Emery Recreation Center
5801 Georgia Avenue NW (202) 576-3211
Hours of operation: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

·         Ward 5 - North Michigan Park Recreation Center
1333 Emerson Street NE
Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

·         Ward 6 - Kennedy Recreation Center
1401 7th Street NW
(202) 671-4794
Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

·         Ward 7 - Benning Community Center
5100 Southern Avenue SE
(202) 341-6764
Hours of operation: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

·         Ward 8 - Southeast Tennis & Learning Center
701 Mississippi Avenue SE (202) 645-6242
Hours of operation: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.

MONDAY-MORNING COMMUTE

The District Department of Transportation is working to mitigate any negative effects of traffic-signal outages, storm debris or downed power lines on traffic before Monday morning’s rush hour. DDOT reports:

·        Traffic signals on evacuation routes are powered.
·        DDOT is working with PEPCO to ensure major roads are open by tomorrow morning's rush-hour period.
·        Traffic-control personnel and stop signs have been deployed to intersections where signals are out.

Tips:
·        Treat dark intersections as four-way stops.
·        Stay away from downed wires. They could be energized and electrical contact could be fatal.
·        Stay clear of broken and hanging tree branches, as they can fall at any time.

District residents are reminded to call 311 or go online at 311.dc.gov to report downed trees and branches in public space and to be prepared to provide specific details about the location. The service requests are immediately forwarded to DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA). Priority is given to street trees that have fallen on homes, cars and power lines, and trees that are blocking roadways; then UFA will shift its focus to storm clean up in alleys and other tree related storm debris.

To report a power outage please call Pepco at 877-PEPCO62. Customers may report outages online at pepco.com or download Pepco’s smart phone app, pepco.com/mobileapp, to report and track their outages.

District residents are reminded that trees and branches that fall on or from private property are the responsibility of the property owners.

GAS-POWERED GENERATOR SAFETY

Since there will be a number of District residents who may be without electricity for several days and may be using gas- powered generators, hospitals and providers should be aware of carbon-dioxide exposure risk during storm recovery due to improper use of generators and should screen patients as such with concerning symptoms for CO poisoning.

Families who use generators should know that:

·        Generators must be placed outside away from windows and ventilation intakes.
·        A generator should never be run inside a building or garage.
·        People should not attempt to pour fuel into a generator while it is running.
·        People should not store containers of fuel near working generators.
·        Cars should never be left running in a garage.
·        Symptoms of carbon-dioxide exposure may include; headache, dizziness, nausea- vomiting, fatigue of symptoms of flu –like illness without a fever.

DC Summer Camps Closed Today, July 2nd due to Power Outages

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) continues to work with HSEMA, DGS, Pepco and Fire & EMS to address power outages at various recreation centers across the District. Due to these outages the following DPR Summer Camps and facilities will remain closed today, Monday, July 2, 2012:
  • Arboretum Recreation Center - REC Camp
  • Chevy Chase Recreation Center (Not CCCC) - Little Explorers
  • Cleveland Elementary School - Spanish Immersion Camp
  • Douglass Recreation Center - Little Explorers & Camp SCORE
  • Ferebee Hope Recreation Center - DC Achieve, Camp SCORE & REC Camp
  • Fort Davis Community Center - Discovery Camp & Soccer Camp
  • Fort Lincoln Recreation Center - Cheerleading Camp
  • Hearst Recreation Center - Soccer Camp
  • Hillcrest Recreation Center - Discovery Camp, Little Explorers & Nothing But Net
  • Kenilworth Recreation Center - REC Camp
  • Lafayette Recreation Center - Discovery Camp & Little Explorers
  • Marie Reed Recreation Center - REC Camp
  • Stoddert Recreation Center - Little Explorers
  • Therapeutic Recreation Center - Camp Adventure & Camp Funward Bound
  • Turkey Thicket Recreation Center - DC Achieve, Little Explorers & Discovery
  • Tyler Elementary School - Spanish Immersion Camp
  • Watkins Recreation Center – Discovery Camp, Little Explorers & Tween Camp
Additionally, the following facilities are closed:
  • East Potomac Outdoor Pool
  • Turkey Thicket Recreation Center and Pool

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ward 5 Community Meeting On the Ft. Lincoln Costco Saturday, June 23, 2012 Mount Horeb Church 2914 Bladensburg Road Northeast Washington, DC 20018 at 9am


Robert “Bob” King
Commissioner
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner 5A-12
The Ft. Lincoln Community in Ward 5
Washington, District of Columbia




For your information, representatives from Costco have been invited to present their plans for the Ft. Lincoln Costco. 

Residents of Ft. Lincoln, greater Ward 5 community, Mayor's Office, D.C. Council, and others are invited to attend a June 23rd meeting to learn of the plans for the Costco development and to discuss issues and concerns.

The meeting information is as follows:

The Ft. Lincoln Costco

Joint Single Member District 5A-12
and Ward 5 Community Meeting

Saturday, June 23, 2012,
Registration 9:30 A.M., Meeting starts at 10 A.M.
Mount Horeb Church
2914 Bladensburg Road, Northeast,Washington, DC

Ft. Lincoln residents will have to be verified if they plan to vote on items impacting their immediate community that call for a vote.

Included in the agenda will be:

  • Traffic Study
  • Street Paving, Curbs, and Curb Cuts to comply with the American Disability Act
  • Class A Liquor License Request for Beer, Wine, Liquor
  • Gas Station
  • Job Fair
  • Community Benefits and Amenities Package
  • A Ft. Lincoln Single Member District 5A-12 Vote
  • Utilization of Local, Small, Women-Owned, Minority-Owned, and Disadvantaged Businesses
Other items and speakers on the agenda will be announced. 

Ft. Lincoln residents have three items that that they will need to vote on to meet the Single Member District requirements. Results of this vote will be presented to the entire Advisory Neighborhood Commission for a vote by the commissioners.

Elected officials are invited to participate.  Further details of the meeting with a more precise agenda will be made available soon.  Stay tuned.


Robert "Bob" King
Commissioner
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner 5A-12
The Ft. Lincoln Community






Who Is Invited to this Meeting?

All that might have an interest in the Ft. Lincoln Costco
 
Robert “Bob” King
Commissioner
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner 5A-12
The Ft. Lincoln Community
Washington, District of Columbia

Single Member District 5A-12 (Ft. Lincoln)
&
Ward 5
Community Meeting
On the Ft. Lincoln Costco

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mount Horeb Church
2914 Bladensburg Road Northeast
Washington, DC 20018

9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Meeting Commences

 Agenda includes:
·         Gas Station
·         Traffic Study
·         Street Paving, Curbs, and Curb Cuts to comply with the American Disability Act
·         Class A Liquor License Request for Beer, Wine, Liquor
·         Job Fair
·         Utilization of Local, Small, Women-Owned, Minority-Owned, and Disadvantaged Businesses
·         Community Benefits and Amenities Package
·         SMD 5A-12 vote on liquor license, gas station, and ADA curb cutting

§ The Mayor’s Office
§ The Council of the District of Columbia Gray
§ State Board of Education
§ Advisory Neighborhood Commissions 5A, 5B, 5C
§ The Media
§ Ward Five Political Organizations
§ Premier Community Development Corporation
§ North Capitol Main Street
§ Friends of Rhode Island
§ Brookland Business Association
§ Hispanic Association
§ Parent Teacher Associations
§ Rhode Island Merchants Association
§ Fifth District Police
§ Fifth District Citizens Advisory Group
§ Senior Citizens Building
§ Ward Five Faith Community/Places of Worship
§ Nearby Businesses
§ Prince George’s County neighbors

Civic Associations Representatives

o  Arboretum
o  Bates Street Area
o  Bloomingdale
o  Brentwood 
o  Brentwood Park
o  Brookland
o  Brookland Manor
o  Carver Terrace
o  Langston Terrace
o  Eckington
o  Edgewood
o  Ft. Lincoln
o  Ft. Totten
o  Gateway
o  Hanover
o  Ivy City
o  Langdon
o  Michigan Park
o  North Michigan Park
o  Pleasant Hill
o  Riggs Park
o  South Woodridge (formerly South Central)
o  Stronghold
o  Trinidad
o  Truxton Circle
o  Woodridge