Berwyn District Civic Association Thursday, June 16, 2017


  1. Agenda Item 1. Roll Call of Officers. The following BDCA officers were present: President Christy Dollymore, 1st Vice President Rose Colby, 2nd Vice President Bob Catlin, Corresponding Secretary Tim Triplett, Recording Secretary Liesl Koch, Director of Berwyn News Circulation Jim Nealis, Newsletter Editor Elizabeth Kuligowski, and Director Kevin Young.


  2. Agenda Item 2. Approval of Minutes. A motion was made to accept into the record the minutes from the May 18, 2017, meeting. The motion was seconded, and passed by a show of hands.


2. Agenda Item 2. Treasurer’s Report. President Dollymore made the following financial report on behalf of Treasurer Nick Brennan:

[see page 2]


A motion was made, seconded, and passed to accept the treasury report into the record.


  1. Agenda Item 4. BDCA Elections. A motion was made, seconded, and passed to vote in to the office for the coming year the following slate of officers: Rose Colby (President), Bob Catlin (Vice President), Jim Nealis and Karyn Keating‐Volke (Recording Secretaries), Chad Stern (Treasurer), Kevin Young (at‐large board member), Dan Blasberg (Director of State of Maryland/General Assembly Issues), Elizabeth Kuligowski (Newsletter Editor), Jim Nealis (Director of Berwyn News Circulation), and Karyn Keating‐Volke (Welcoming Committee Director).


  2. Agenda Item 5. Starting Time of Membership Meetings. The starting time for the monthly membership meetings at Fealy Hall has been moved back to 7:30pm. A motion was made, passed, and seconded to change the bylaws to state that regular meetings will begin at 7:30pm or 8:00pm and that the time for each meeting would be announced in the newsletter.


  3. Agenda Item 6. Announcement Board at Jack Perry Plaza. The orientation of the announcement board at Jack Perry Plaza will be changed from east‐west to north‐south. This will make it easier to attract the attention of cyclists on the bike path.


  4. Agenda Item 7. Report on 2017 Maryland Legislative Session. Senator Jim Rosapepe and Delegate Joseline Pena‐Melnyk of the 21st Legislative District reported on their accomplishments during the past legislative session. Issues discussed include: requiring electricity providers to get more of their energy from renewable sources; overhauling liquor regulation in P.G. County as a result of recent scandals; submitted a balanced budget; created a commission to look at would the impact on Maryland would be if the ACA (Obamacare) were repealed; moratorium on testing from pre‐K to K; price‐gouging by pharmaceutical companies; treating opioid addiction; releasing people who’ve been arrested but can’t afford bail if they’re not a flight risk or considered a danger to society; remove someone’s ability to own a gun if they’ve used one in a domestic violence case; State pension funding; etc.


  5. Agenda Item 8. Approval of Minutes. Aimee Olivo, Chief of Staff for P.G. County Councilwoman Dannielle Glaros, reported on behalf of Councilwoman Glaros. The County Council passed a $3.8 billion county budget. Councilwoman Glaros has been focusing on quality of life issues. For example, she wants to make it easier for the County to remove abandoned cars – right now, it takes too long. She’s also working on the problem of loud noise from commercial districts that are next to residential ones. The area around and including Plato’s Diner and Quality Inn has been purchased by the University Foundation. The University has an agreement for a mixed‐ used development on the site. They’re interested in the Applebee’s property too, but do not have an agreement with the owner of that property.

    Berwyn District Civic Association

    Treasurer's Report

    6/15/2017


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    April

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    June

    July

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    $180.73

    $180.73

    $183.44

    $180.73

    $230.29

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $1,136.65

    P.O. Box

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    Events

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    Bank Fees

    $15.00

    $0.00

    $15.00

    $15.00

    $15.00

    $15.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $75.00

    PayPal Fees

    $0.00

    $0.59

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.59

    Website

    $21.57

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $21.57

    $52.38

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $95.52

    Other

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    TOTAL

    $217.30

    $181.32

    $195.73

    $220.01

    $248.11

    $245.29

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $1,307.76

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    Memberships

    $0.00

    $35.00

    $25.00

    $70.00

    $15.00

    $15.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $160.00

    Donations

    $0.00

    $90.00

    $105.00

    $45.00

    $5.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $245.00

    Advertisement

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $500.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $500.00

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    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

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    $0.00

    $125.00

    $130.00

    $615.00

    $20.00

    $15.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $905.00


    ACCOUNT BALANCE: $1,592.22

  6. Agenda Item 2. Miscellaneous Issues. Chick‐fil‐a is aware that there could be a lot of opposition to its current proposed site for a new restaurant. Senator Rosapepe and Eric Olson have called them to encourage them to consider the area near the Metro station, where currently there are few food options.

The status of Lidl is unknown.

Senator Rosapepe is trying to get the owners of the BP filling station, Town Hall, and McDonald’s to agree to allow their property against Route 1 to be altered to allow for tree‐planting. They seem amenable to the proposal.

A permit has been issued for the October bonfire. It’s scheduled for October 21st.

A National Night Out event is being scheduled by the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator for Tuesday, August 1st. More details will follow.


The meeting was adjourned.


Meeting attendees (from sign‐up sheet):


Bob Catlin

Rose Greene Colby Christy Dollymore Harvey Himmelfarb

Karyn Keating‐Volke Liesl Koch Elizabeth Kuligowski Jim Nealis

Aimee Olivo Joseline Pena‐Melnyk Harry Pitt

Jim Rosapepe

Alex Tobin Tim Triplett Kevin Young


Liesl Koch, Recording Secretary, BDCA.