Berwyn District Civic Association

Thursday, September 20, 2012

1. Agenda Item 1. Officers Present. Officers present were President Kevin Young, 1st Vice President Harry Pitt, Recording Secretary Liesl Koch, and Berwyn News Editor Elizabeth Kuligowski.

2. Agenda Item 2. Special Guest - Tony O’Donnell, Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives. A motion was made, seconded, and passed to suspend the normal order of business in order to allow a special presentation by Tony O’Donnell, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland’s 5th Congressional District. Mr. O’Donnell summarized his background. He currently serves in the

Maryland House of Delegates. He discussed his reasons for deciding to run against Representative Steny Hoyer and his positions on various issues. He took questions from the audience.

3. Agenda Item 3. Minutes. A motion to approve the minutes from the June 21, 2012, meeting was made, seconded, and passed.

4. Agenda Item 4. Treasurer’s Report. The Treasurer was not in attendance.

President Young announced the balance as of today ($2,842.67), which does not yet show our expenses for Berwyn Day. Next month we’ll have a complete report.

5. Agenda Item 5. News from County Councilman Eric C. Olson. Danielle Glaros, Councilman Olson’s Chief of Staff, gave the audience a wrap-up of the legislative session. She spoke about “CountyClick,” for example—a new online request system that allows residents to submit service requests for non-emergency issues “ranging from potholes to blighted property.” She also announced a meeting about “Formula 2040”—the master plan for parks, recreation, and open space in P.G. County for the next 30 years—to take place on September 25th. She announced some “coffees” that Councilman Olson will be holding over the next two or three months to learn more about the issues on people’s minds.

6. Agenda Item 6. City Council Member Report. Councilman Bob Catlin reported on a variety of subjects, including the charter school the City and University on working

on together, the Koons Ford property, the possibility of a new carwash in the area, the Maryland Book Exchange property and other possible student housing sites, a survey the City will be distributing soon, potential plans for several local businesses, and WSSC’s upgrade project in the neighborhood. Councilman Monroe Dennis discussed rent stabilization, how it relates to quality of life, and the possibility of the University making off-campus students subject to the same kinds of behavior rules it has for its on-campus students.

7. Agenda Item 7. President’s Report. BDCA President Young might organize a graffiti cleanup.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:50pm

Meeting attendees (from sign-up sheet):

Maribel Avlonitis Robert Catlin Monroe Dennis Chris Dullnig Marina Dullnig Linda Ferrete Nancy Forney Vic Forney Danielle Glaros
Harvey Himmelfarb
Marge Himmelfarb
Liesl Koch
Bob Kuligowski Elizabeth Kuligowski Heather Olsen
Harry Pitt Tom Slezak Forrest Tyler Sandra Tyler Larry Wenzel Kevin Young
Liesl Koch, Recording Secretary, BDCA.