Berwyn District Civic Association Meeting
April 16, 2020
Meeting was held via Zoom video due to Coronavirus. BDCA board members attending: Bob Catlin, Lily Fountain, Tim Triplett, Ron Cameau, Karyn Keating, Jim Nealis, Chad Stern. Other attendees included PJ Brennan, Monroe Dennis, Mayor Wojahn, Marina and Chris Dullnig, Kelly Jordan, Jason and Maddie ?, Curry Rose, Richard Winston, Dennis McGrath, Liesl Koch
Meeting called to order at 7:35 p.m. Previous meeting minutes were accepted (February) and seconded. The BDCA currently has $1,850 in the bank, and Lily sent copy of the funds account to Tim. Mayor Wojahn addressed the coronavirus pandemic – the city and county are tackling this issue, and the county hot line at 301-883-6627 can assist. See collegeparkmd.gov/covid19 for city updates. The 20740-zip code area has 43 cases – please continue social distancing, wearing masks, etc. African American and Latino communities are especially hard-hit. You can go to Fed-Ex Field to be tested for the virus but must have a doctor’s order. Route1maskmatch on Facebook can help get masks. The essential stores staying open include groceries, restaurants, home-supply (i.e., Home Depot), and check the city web site for other open businesses.
Lily reminded folks to wash masks often.
Councilmember Brennan said the covid
focus was on the most vulnerable people – elderly, living alone, so please
engage with them! About $12,000 in
grants were made to two city aid agencies – the Food Bank and Meals on
Wheels. Chef Andres? Central Kitchen is
helping with meals at
Mayor Wojahn said he believes there is a 50-50 chance that
UM will not open for Fall, 2020 – that classes will be on-line, which will hurt
local businesses relying on student customers.
Lily wondered if campus had a ‘link’ like ‘Blackboard’ to reach all
students at once – that would be helpful.
Councilmember Dennis informed us Mrs. Lomax, wife of previous mayor, had
passed away, and Karyn said BDCA would send a condolence card.
Tim and Lily discussed holding more meetings via the web. Karyn moved to adjourn, PJ seconded. Meeting adjourned at 8:42 p.m.
Notes compiled by Jim Nealis