Commissioners Present: Will Hill, Antonette Russell, Neil Glick,
Chairperson Scott Cernich chaired the meeting and the Commissioners introduced themselves.
There was a quorum for conducting business.
Adoption of Agenda
The Chair asked if there were any changes needing to be made to the agenda. Commissioner Jarboe stated that under the Financial Tax Adjustment Report there are two other items needing to be added. One is the ANC Security Fund and second is the Quarterly Report.
Commissioner Olson wanted to add prior to adjournment the review and approval of the December Minutes.
Commissioner Hill made the motion that with no other changes the Commission adopt the revised agenda. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Olson. The Chair asked if there were any in opposition and hearing none, the agenda was adopted as amended.
Election of Officers
The Chair stated that Gottlieb Simon head of the Office ANCs was present and would conduct the election of officers.
Mr. Simon reminded everyone that he was once the Executive Director of ANC 6B and stated how pleased he was to be of assistance. He then reminded everyone that every January each ANC is required to elect new officers for the year and at 6B there are five (5) to be elected; Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian. He further stated that they would be elected in that order and election of officers requires a majority of Commissioners present voting for them, and not simply a majority of Commissioners present and voting, thus it is an absolute majority. There were eight (8) Commissioners present therefore it will require five (5) affirmative votes for that person to win. The further stated that the election will be an open ballot and not secret ballots.
Mr. Simon then stated the
floor was open for nominations for the office of Chair Person. Commissioner Olson nominated Commissioner
Mr. Simon then asked if there
were any nominations for the office of Vice Chairperson. Commissioner Russell nominated Commissioner
Mr. Simon then asked if there
were any nominations for the office of Secretary. Commissioner Cernich nominated Commissioner
Mr. Simon then asked if there were any nominations for the office of Treasurer. Commissioner Olson nominated Commissioner Ken Jarboe for the position of Treasurer. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wright. Mr. Simon asked if there were any other nomination for Treasurer and there were none. He then asked the nominee if he wanted to make a statement and his response was no. Mr. Simon stated that having no other nominees, he declared Commissioner Jarboe winner of Office of Treasurer.
Mr. Simon then asked if there
were any nominations for the office of Parliamentarian. Commissioner Wright nominated Commissioner
Mr. Simon then thanked everyone for the opportunity to assist in the election of officers and then turned the meeting over to the Chair, Commissioner Cernich.
All Commissioners thanked Mr. Simon for his assistance and support in conducting the election of officers.
Commissioner Cernich asked if there were any members of the community wishing to speakout.
Mr. Christopher Herman who
He wanted to request that the ANC look at the potential impact of these projects on the traffic in the community.
Mr. Joe Howard who lives at
Commissioner Cernich, who’s SMD Mr. Howard resides, informed him that last year the Commission did sent a request to DDOT about placing a traffic light at that particular intersection. Unfortunately, they did not feel it was justified to do so. He went on to say that the Commission would be happy to resubmit the request.
Mr. Howard responded that he is aware that they (DDOT) had informed them that the particular location did not exceed the minimum of three (3) accidents per year to warrant a stop light. However, he has personally taken photo documentation of four (4) accidents at that particular location. Unfortunately, the police have told him they will not give a ticket unless someone is carried away in an ambulance or some other extreme issues. He stated that are many fender-benders at that location that do not require an ambulance, thus no record is keep of the incident.
Commissioner Jarboe stated that he would be happy to make a motion to renew the commission’s request for a stop light at that intersection, because the Commission has been given the same excuse for not placing a stop light at the intersection and he feels that it is definitely needed.
The Chair stated that the
Commission would be more than happy to renew its request and asked Mr. Howard
to include his photo documentation so that it can be included with the
requesting letter to DDOT. Mr. Howard
was instructed to send his information to the office or to
Commissioner Jarboe suggested
that Mr. Howard contact DDOT to see what is involved in getting rumble strips
The Chair stated he will refer the issue to Planning and Zoning Committee for its review.
During the ABC Committee
session Commission Olson stated that Commissioner Jarboe had made a motion
regarding the stop light at 11th and D and his motion had not been
seconded, therefore she wanted to second his motion. The Chair then asked all in favor of
Commissioner Jarboe’s motion to renew the Commission’s for a request for a stop
light at 11th and
Community and Commission Announcements
Commissioner Jarboe stated
that there are several traffic studies being conducted and the various
open-house meeting, and there will be a Capitol Hill Transportation Study which
will be held Tuesday, January 24th at the Southeast Library from
5:00 – 8:00 pm, and there is a meeting of on the Pennsylvania Avenue Scenic
Byway which will be held on Wednesday, January 25th here in the ANC
meeting room (Old Naval Hospital) from 6-8 pm., and then on Wednesday, January
18th there is a meeting about the Paving Restoration Projects on 6th
and 8th Streets from Pennsylvania Avenue all the way up to Florida
Avenue. The meeting will be held at the Northeast Neighborhood Library from , which will affect a
lot of traffic in the area. Finally,
DCRA has opened the
Gottlieb Simon mentioned that DCRA now has a full-time liaison person in the name of Eric Rodgers.
announced that 16th Annual Barney Circle Martin Luther King
Anti-Crime Rally and March will be January 16th at 7 and will be
Commissioner Russell stated that she had seen a commercial regarding the marathon in March which is being conducted by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance and she was of the opinion that they were suppose to return to the ANC to provide a status update on the race and wanted to know it this was correct.
The Chair stated that she was correct in that they were instructed to come back and provide the Commission with an update on their progress. He then asked Mr. Randolph to check and see exactly when they are planning to return for the update.
The Chair asked if there was anyone present to represent Lincoln Park Mini-Market and no one was present.
Commissioner Jarboe stated that Lincoln Park Mini-Market is in his SMD and the Commission had voted on this before, but they didn’t have their placards displayed thus they had to come back again and they didn’t show up the last time either. Therefore, he moved that the Commission takes no action. He went on they said they he has not heard of any problems associated with their establishment, in fact he’s heard good things about what they are doing. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Glick.
The Chair then asked all in favor of Commissioner Jarboe’s motion to take no action to raise their hands. The vote was unanimous 9-0.
Commissioner Glick announced that Commission had voted in December of 2005 on Southeast Market renewal of its liquor license requiring them to sign a Voluntary Agreement, and he reported that they have executed such an agreement.
Committee reports and announcements
Financial Tax Adjustment Report
Commissioner Jarboe stated that this is an ongoing battle with the IRS regarding back taxes. There were a couple of quarters back in 2002 and 2003 where the IRS credited our 941 tax payments to the wrong quarters. For example in the first quarter of 2003 the Commission got a refund of $62.00. In the second quarter of 2003 they told us we owed them $30.00 and then added a bunch of interest and penalties that we had to pay. The same thing happen, which is a little more complicated, in the first quarter of 2002 where a payment that was made in January 2002 was credited to the December 941 Quarterly Report. IRS was going to give us a refund but they are saying that the statute of limitation has run out on the refund, so they will not credit the $200.00 to the proper quarter. Second, in that particular quarter, one of the commission’s payments did not show up in that quarter. So for the first quarter of 2002 the Commission has a payment that is due, not including penalties and interest, of $431.70. He went on to say that his hope is that once that is paid, the Commission can trace the missing check and appeal the $200.00 that they misallocated and the Commission will end up getting that back. He stated that he was told by the IRS that until the Commission paid the principal, we can not start the appeal process on the penalty and interest. Therefore, he moved that the Commission pay the IRS $431.70 for the first quarter of 2002 and $30.17 for the second quarter of 2003. This will pay all the principal the Commission owes up to now and he will appeal the penalties and interest portions. Commissioner Glick seconded the motion.
The Chair asked all in favor of Commissioner Jarboe’s motion to raise their hands. The vote was unanimous (9-0).
ANC Security Fund
Commissioner Jarboe stated that every year the Commission is required to be bonded or participate in the Security Fund, which is $25.00. He went on to say that the Commission is required to pass a resolution that says ANC 6B approve the participation in the ANC Security Fund in the amount of $25.00.
Commissioner Glick moved that the Commission pass the resolution and approve $25.00 for the ANC Security Fund. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Olson.
The Chair asked all in favor of approving the Security Fund resolution and the $25.00 payment to raise their hands. The vote was unanimous (9-0).
1st Quarter Financial Report
Commissioner Jarboe reported that the biggest expense was for salary and wages. Item #4 Federal Wages and Taxes is higher than normal because it includes some of the back taxes that we are catching up on. It does not include penalties because when the IRS came back after we had files and they came back and said we had not paid enough, so we have been catching up. He went on to say that he has asked them to waive the penalties and that is still under appeal. This is because it was their fault in that they misapplied some of the payments against different quarters rather than where they should have been.
Commissioner Wright asked about Item #23 Others and what was its makeup.
Commissioner Jarboe stated that it was for EMCAC Membership and for the Fagon Community Guide Ad. He went on to say that the Commission was well within budget and that the Commission had just received the letter from the Auditor releasing the next allocation of money. He then moved for the adoption of the Quarterly Report. It was seconded by Commissioner Glick.
The Chair then asked all in favor of adopting the Quarterly Report to raise their hands. The vote was unanimous (9-0).
Approval of Minutes
Commissioner Olson informed
the Commissioner that they had before them the minutes of the December Meeting
Minutes for approval and with their approval will be upload to the
website. Commissioner Olson went on to
point out two things for clarification.
The first was a HPA Case on
She then asked about BZA #
Commissioner Olson then moved that the Commission approve the December ’05 Minutes, subject to typographical error corrections. Commissioner Russell seconded the motion.
The Chair asked all in favor of approving the December 2005 minutes to raise their hands. The vote was unanimous (9-0).
There was no further business
and Commissioner Hill made the motion that the meeting be adjourned until its
next meeting date of