BNCA Meeting Minutes
January 15, 2021
Zoom Virtual Meeting
Officers Present: Dan Schramm, Kathy Jacquart, Leila Duman, Joe Miller, and Fred Jackson
1. Welcome and Introduction – Dan Schramm
Dan welcomed everyone to the meeting and the current Board Members introduced themselves. He noted that new local businesses had been invited to introduce themselves to the community, but had not been able to attend today, though he hopes they will be able to join in the future.
2. Old Business
Planned Unit Development (PUD) on the Reed St. Development: this has been ongoing for several years, but several meetings, many including the developer,Hannover, have taken place over the last few months. In December, BNCA voted on a resolution in support of the project. Generally, though there are still outstanding concerns from the community, on the whole BNCA found the project to be worth supporting. ANC will take up the issue at its meeting next week.
The January Candidate Forum: the BNCA-hosted event for four of the Candidates for the Ward 5 DC City Council Seat was a great success, and Kathy did a wonderful job of organizing the evening. The recording is available online.
3. Treasurer’s Report – Joe Miller
In November, no deposits or income were made. $10 was spent on website hosting and $323 in reimbursements depleted the GoFundMe funds (from a community fundraiser in 2020) which will no longer be tracked. The final total for the BNCA account was $5685.10.
In December, no income or deposits were made. We made two donations of $400 and $250 bringing the balance to $5035.10.
In January, two paypal transfers of membership dues and two membership checks were deposited. $50 was spent for web services bringing the balance to $5638.78.
The Treasurer’s report was accepted with no objections.
4. Officers’ Election
Dan summarized eligibility to run for Board positions or vote in the election, which requires one to be a dues-paying BNCA member in good standing of at least 30 days. Dan will not be running for President and Leila will not be running for Recording Secretary, so those positions have no incumbent.
- Dan nominated Kathy Jacquart for the position of President; Kathy accepted. There were no other nominations for the position.
- Fred nominated Dan for the position of Vice President; Dan declined. Dan nominated Steve Farole for the position of Vice President; Steve accepted and introduced himself to the attendees. There were no other nominations for the position.
- Kathy nominated Joe Miller for the position of Treasurer; Joe accepted. There were no other nominations for the position.
- Dan nominated Ed Kent for the position of Recording Secretary; Ed accepted and introduced himself to the attendees. There were no other nominations for the position.
- Dan nominated Fred Jackson for the position of Member-At-Large; Fred accepted. There were no other nominations for the position.
- Kathy nominated Elise Scott for the position of Communications Director in absentia. There were no other nominations for the position.
- Kathy nominated René McCray for the position of Membership Coordinator in absentia. There were no other nominations for the position.
Dan motioned to vote on the slate by acclamation. The motion passed unanimously. Vote by acclamation passed unanimously.
Prita Kohli announced a 5B03 and 5B05 meeting tomorrow covering the Reed St. Development with the Hanover Company; The ANC 5B meeting next week will cover this topic. More information can be found at anc5b03.com and anc5b05.com/
Magdalena Acevedo, a Community Prosecutor, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office explained her role in liaising with the community. At an upcoming meeting she suggested discussing victim impact statements, particularly for the Rhode Island Ave. statements. She also provided an update on a misdemeanor case for the 5th district where an individual pleaded guilty to a bias-related incident at the Chipotle off of Rhode Island Ave.
Greater Brookland Intergenerational Village always has good activities going on.
Kathy thanked Amanda Frayer for her work on the website and her commitment to continuing to work with BNCA.