Membership Meeting Minutes-May 11, 2016

  • Call to Order, 7:32
  • Agenda items:
    • Police Report
    • Potomac Yard Metro Station
    • House & Garden Tour recap
    • Bylaws Committee Report
    • Dominion Virginia Transmission Line
    • Land Use Committee
    • Funding Request
    • Announcements

  • Alexandria Police Report, Captain Dennis Andreas
    • Overall, crime 9% down
    • Homicide on  Lincolnia Road
    • Parking enforcement question
      • Continue level of enforcement on MVA
      • Need new factors for anything to change
  • Potomac Yard Metro Station Presentation
    Transportation and Environmental Services, Carrie Sanders/Daphne Scott

    • Motion carries to limit discussion to 8:00pm
    • Why a new station?
      • Access to jobs
      • Desirability of living in Alexandria
      • Help manage traffic congestion
      • Provide multimodal transportation
    • Potomac Yard History
      • Decommissioned 80’s
      • Development  began 1990’s
      • Alt B is preferred last year adopted by City Council
    • Construction access Old Town Greens/Potomac Greens
    • Leave GWPway alone!
      • NPS greatest stakeholder
    • Financing
    • Design/Build later this year
      • Design: Currently 30%
      • Must go to BAR for  conditional approval
      • Covered secure bike parking
      • This is envisioned as an “urban” station
        • No car parking, kiss&ride, no feeder buses
      • Nearby park not in use during construction
        • Communicated to community
      • Security and safety questions
    • Aim not to replicate Tysons Corner
    • Email: comments@potomacyardmetro.com
    • Final Design to be represented June 2016
    • Projected opening 2020
  • House & Garden Tour Recap, Bea Robinson
    • Thanks!
  • Bylaws Committee Report, Seán Crumley
    • Overview of major changes proposed
    • Concerns:
      • Deep disappointment about loss of business member category
      • Proposed expenditure authority criticized
      • Discussion about quorum requirement
    • Quorum call before motion by committee was presented
  • Dominion Virginia Transmission Update
    • Overhead not preferred option
    • CSX option preferred by Committee
    • 12 options considered
  • Land Use Committee
    • Custis
      • Opposes subdivision apple lost of contributing structure
    • 1504B MVA “Sicilian Pizza”
      • Pizzeria/Carry-out/Delivery
      • Since 2010: Family restaurant
      • No alcohol served
      • LUC voted no
        • Safety of intersection
        • Motion: Deny request
        • Vote: 7 aye; 5
      • Adopt-a-Park Funding request
      •  Motion carried
    • Nominations and election COmmittee
      • Candidates for uncontested office
        • Sean Crumley – Secretary
        • Bea Robinson – Treasurer
        • Lisa Quandt – Seargeant at Arms
      • Candidates for President
        • Rod Kuckro
        • A petition for Julie Jakopic was received at the beginning of meeting
    • Announcement
      • Del Ray Artisans
      • Del Ray Business Association
    • Adjournment

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