I didn’t get a chance to give this update in the SMD meeting last Saturday, so here’s a quick update of what the entire 5C Adivsory Neighborhood Commission has been up to.
We held our first meeting on Wednesday, January 16 at 7pm at the 5th Police District Headquaters. We elected our slate of officers and they are:
Chair – Jacqueline Manning
Vice-Chair – Antonette E.Russell
Treasurer – Nolan Treadway
Secretary – Marjorie D. Thomas-Barnes
We discussed two liquor licenses that are pending in the ANC, both are in the new Rhode Island Row development at the Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood metro stop. The restaurants that applied are Sala Thai and Carolina Kitchen. We were not able to take a vote on these licenses, as some of the fine points of the applications were still being worked out.
We were also scheduled to discuss a proposed expansion of Israel Baptist Church (at Brentwood Road, Saratoga and 12th Street. On the south side of Rhode Island Avenue, but not the church right on the Avenue), but we did not have the information on hand to discuss it.
We did not adopt by-laws because we were still trying to figure out some of the changes we’d like to make, so we tabled that until our February meeting.
Our February meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 20th at 7pm at the 5th District Police Headquarters. (A meeting that I unfortunately won’t be able to attend)