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October 10, 2013 Town Meeeting Minutes
Town of Cheverly
Meeting Minutes
    October 10, 2013

Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 8:00 pm in the Cheverly Community Center.  

In attendance:  CMs, Riazi, Eldridge, Thorpe, Rodgers, Cook.

Pledge of Allegiance


Minutes – Town Meeting 9/12/13

Minutes – Worksession 9/26/13

Town Administrator’s Report

Mr. Warrington asking folks to try to keep the stormdrains clear of leaves to help with water flow.  We are planting trees and should be done in the next week or so.  Our auditors will be in next week to prepare our annual audit.   

CM Riazi asked about the NPS homes and Mr. Warrington responded that the Department of Interior is out to bid on the removal of the homes.

Chief’s Report

Chief Robshaw crime was down in September and we had a very good month.  Theft continues to be our number one crime.  We made an arrest last week and we have closed 23 cases.  Our Public Safety Day was our most successful in years and Prince George’s County has been very helpful in providing support in that success.  We donated $400 to Concern for Police Survivors and $50 to the Boy Scouts.  Halloween is at the end of the month and is from 6pm to 8pm.

CM Riazi is there also an October 1st seat belt law going in effect for front and back seat and do we have anyone trained on infant seats.

Chief Robshaw I will expand on that in the Newsletter, but seat belts must be worn if available.  We do not have anyone currently on staff that can do child seat inspections because it is a 7 day course, but the County Police have officers on staff that can provide an inspection.  We will be posting a wanted look-out on our website of a burglary and robbery suspect from Ward 5.  We have a picture, but not a name.

Committee Reports

Recreation Council Report

Town Administrator The Halloween party will be October 26th at 3 in the afternoon is this year’s Halloween Party.  The parade starts at 2:45 at Gast Park.  They need volunteers to help.

Green Infrastructure Committee

Mayor there are 4-5 people that make-up the core of this committee.  Anyone who wants to give an hour to participate on this committee please come on the second Monday of the month at 7:30.

CM Cook there is a worksession on October 22 at the Bladensburg Community Center to get rebates for the stormwater fee that is now being charged.

Cheverly Day Report

CM Thorpe we will have the Cheverly Day meeting next week and Glen Barton is now the Treasurer for the Committee and we thank Micah Watson.  We thank Kathrine Andrews for her work on the Cheverly Day communications, so we are looking for someone to aid us in this area.  It will be May 31st.

Planning Board Report

CM Eldridge the Planning Board meets the second Tuesday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 and all are welcome.  We discussed the Kenilworth Industrial Park study and there will be a 202 Corridor presentation at the next Worksession.  There is a final push for Envision Cheverly.  We are looking at bike connections to get us to the Anacostia Trail.  We have met with property owners to create a nice short cut through the Cheverly Industrial Park.  

Mayor on October 10th memebers of MNCPPC will be here from 6:30 to 8pm and they will be discussing the Kenilworth Avenue Industrial Park Study. At the next Worksession, MNCPPC will be there to discuss the wrap-up of the 202 Study Plan.  I will make sure the synopsis is available.

Citizen Input

Landover Road Resident noted concerns for public safety.  Ambulances have sirens on and it is very disturbing.  People speed on Landover Road and can Cheverly put speed bumps to slow down traffic.  In the back of Landover Road is an alley and it is being used as a dumping ground and there is a lot of tree and construction debris.  There is trash in the street by the Medical Center.  My neighbors are cutting down a lot of trees in their back yards and I find that disturbing and I wanted to bring my concerns to this committee.

Ms. Wanda Gist I live in Ward 6.  I am new to Cheverly and over by the 7-11 at the ramp that brings you back into Cheverly.  There are weeds and bushes and overgrowth.  I am afraid of sitting at that light because it is so dangerous.  I am asking you to ask the State to cut some of this down and we will prevent people from being robbed and attacked.

Mayor and Council Announcements

CM Riazi  there are upcoming events at the American Legion.  October 19th there will be live music.  October 26th is the Crab Feast, tickets will be $30 and $35 at the door.    

CM Cook there is a free flu shot clinic on Saturday, October 12th at Northwestern High School 9 to Noon and on October 16th from 9-3 on Wednesday’s and Thursdays at the Prince George’s Health Clinic.
CM Eldridge there will be a Community Market this Saturday at 8 am in the Community Center parking lot.  The next Worksession will include the Route 202 Sector Plan to hear about the recommendations.

Mayor there will be an Octoberfest in tandum with the community market from 11-6pm on the grounds.  There will be 3-4 types of beers and braukwerst and a band.  Worksession items will be: Dangerous Weapons, Shade in Gast Park, Alley Request, Mosiac Lease Amendment, Potential Variance Request on 3119 63rd Place, 202 Corridor Study Presentation, Street Light Request in Ward 3, Front Yard Libraries.

  • CM Riazi to excuse CM Coolen.  CM Cook seconded. Approved 5-0.
  • CM Cook to close the meeting for a personnel matter.  CM Eldridge seconded. Approved 5-0 by voice vote.
Mayor we are adjourned.

Town of Cheverly
Summary of Action
October 10, 2013

  • CM Riazi to excuse CM Coolen.  CM Cook seconded. Approved 5-0.
  • CM Cook to close the meeting for a personnel matter.  CM Eldridge seconded. Approved 5-0 by voice vote.
  • CM Eldridge to open the meeting.  CM Rodgers seconded. Approved 5-0.

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