ANC 3F buzzed with activity at Tuesday night’s meeting at the Methodist Home.
The commission voted to support the immediate modernization and renovation of Murch Elementary School, which has been delayed until 2015. (Read more here about why Murch parents believe it’s an urgent matter.)
The five commissioners in attendance also voted to re-elect Adam Tope as chair, Karen Perry as vice chair, and Bob Summersgill as treasurer. There was no nominee for secretary. ANC 3F06 commissioner David Solorzano Lowell held that post, but he resigned from the commission in January.
Some additional items were added to the agenda that day.
ANC 3F passed a resolution 5-0-0 to request, again, that DDOT install a crosswalk on the southern side of Windom Street on Connecticut Avenue. Commissioner Karen Perry presented a January 2004 letter she’d found in old ANC records. It was from DDOT, approving the crosswalk and other street improvements, and according to Commissioner Perry, that had come as a result of another ANC resolution based on some items from the Connecticut Avenue transportation study – funded by DDOT.
Commissioners and residents have been asking for the crosswalk ever since, most recently at a December community meeting about the Saul Centers’ construction pedestrian plan, hosted by Commissioner Sally Gresham.
And the commissioners voted 5-0-0 to spend $1920 to renew the commission’s ad in the Forest Hills Connection for another year. Marlene Berlin, the editor of Forest Hills Connection, spoke of needing this to help cover operating costs. And she mentioned that the hard work of the ANC is a central focus of this publication.