Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3B
Glover Park/Cathedral Heights
P.O. Box 32312
Washington, DC 20007
Thursday, May 10, 2001
A regular, monthly, public meeting of ANC3B was called to order at 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2001 at Guy Mason Recreation Center. Commissioners present and constituting a quorum were Ann Lloyd Breeden (03) Vice Chair; Toni A. Ritzenberg (04); and James C. Lively (05). Commissioners absent were Monica Mizerek (02). The (01) seat remained vacant.
Sgt. Griffin, PSA 205, stated that 44 reported crimes took place in the Month of April 2001. Thefts from autos continue to be a large problem throughout the 2nd District. In April there was one sex offence that was a domestic violence case and one assault case that was closed.
Approval of Minutes
A motion was made, seconded, and passed to approve the minutes of the April 12, 2001 meeting (2-0-1 abstaining was Commissioner Breeden).
Monthly Expense Report
A motion was made, seconded, and passed to approve the April 2001 expense report (2-0-1 abstaining was Commissioner Breeden).
42nd Street Update
Commissioner Breeden stated that the ANC is still waiting for the Parking survey that was due to be completed by the end of March 2001. Additional regulated parking spaces were identified throughout Glover Park including spaces on 42nd Street. She also stated that the Department of Public works has compiled a list of streets that are scheduled for resurfacing, reconstruction and upgrading.
ANC 3B01 Single Member District (SMD) Commissioner Opening
Commissioner Ritzenberg stated that there is still an opening for the ANC 3B01SMD seat. Anyone who is interested in filling the vacancy should contact Commissioner Ritzenberg.
ANC 3B Office Space Update
Commissioner Breeden stated that ANC 3B will meet with members of the Friends of Guy Mason to see if arrangements can be worked out that will accommodate the needs of the classes at the center as well as locating an office for ANC 3B at Guy Mason.
Stop Sign Installations
Commissioner Breeden reported that the four-way stop signs had been installed at the intersections of Benton and 40th Street as well as W and 39th Street. Replacement signs had been installed at W and 39th Place and W and 38th Street.
Report on Census 2000 Information for ANC and Ward Redistricting
Report on Lawyers Have Heart 5K/10K Race Route
Commissioner Ritzenberg stated that this would be the last year that the race route blocks off part of The Palisades, Burleith, and Georgetown neighborhoods.
New Construction at 37th and Tunlaw Road
The developer of two empty lots at this location did not show up for the meeting. Commissioner Breeden stated that the ANC would contact the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to find out what the status is of the permits issued for this lot.
Liquor License Renewal for Pearson's Liquor
No objections were raised to the renewal of the liquor license for Pearson's Liquor.
Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) on New Annual Assessment
Mr. Herbert Huff from OTR informed the meeting that DC is in the process of converting from a tri-annual assessment process to an annual assessment process.
Glover Park is made up of "tax neighborhoods" of Glover Park and Observatory Circle. New assessments have gone out to Cathedral heights and Observatory Circle. Mr. Huff explained that this process would be phased in over a three-year period. Anyone who believes that the assessment of his or her home is incorrect should contact his office.
Commissioner Lively stated that a quick review of properties in Glover Park revealed land values from a low of $7.00 /sq. ft to a high of $54.00 /sq. ft and asked what process OTR used to come up with the value of property. Mr. Huff stated that there seemed to be too large of a spread and asked that the ANC provide his office with any information on questionable valuation.
Robert Hyman, Glover Park Citizen Association President, asked if Assessors were actively in the field investigating properties as he had found several properties were claiming a homestead deduction when in fact renters occupied the properties. Mr. Huff welcomed any information the communities could provide and offered to meet with community representatives and review properties that the ANC and GPCA felt were in violation of the Homestead deduction.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Minutes approved on June 14, 2001 by a vote of ____________
Monica Mizerek Toni A Ritzenberg
The Glover Park/Cathedral
Heights ANC thanks Person-to-Person PC
This document was last revised on 07/19/2002 01:19:40 AM.
The agenda was last modified on 06/10/2002 07:52:10 AM.