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Minutes 2003
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Meeting_date: December 2, 2003
Posted_by: Clare Barkley

Minutes of December, 2003 MRIA Board Meeting Present: Perry Cooper, David Rocah, Stan Smith, Dan Gilbert, Polly Duke, Neal Friedlander, John Kyle, Connie Lisch, Barbara White, Joe Libercci, Kevin Morton, Tod Myers, Lottie Shivers, Chris Taylor, Patsy Andrews, Dolph Druckman, Johns Hopkins, Doug Kelso, Keiffer Mitchell, jr., Mike Molla, Ellen Richardson, Donna B.J. Shapiro President Perry Cooper called the meeting to order at 8 p.m. The November minutes were approved as corrected. Major John Skinner reported a 20% reduction in all crime in the Midtown District during the year. He also reported increased deployment of police through December and January and a long-term plan to deal with the prostitution issue in Bolton Hill. The Community Relations Council has been reorganized and meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. David Rocah is MRIA representative to the Council. Mayor O’Malley is investigating Eutaw Place speeding as a result of a letter sent by MRIA. Reports of the Community Planning Conference were distributed and are also on the website. President Cooper asked for volunteers to take the planning process to the next step. Patsy Andrews and Estelle Turner met with residents of Marborough, Mt. Royal, and Memorial apartments to discuss communication with MRIA. Their conclusion is that information should be distributed by building presidents. It was moved and seconded to provide free MRIA memberships to building presidents. The motion passed. The names and addresses of the presidents will be provided to the MRIA Secretary. John Kyle moved that MRIA donate $160 to Strawbridge Methodist Church on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the church. The motion passed unanimously. A motion was made to send two community-wide mailings with the intention of increasing membership in MRIA. The motion was tabled to allow time to gather information regarding procurement of addresses of non-members, cost, and other practical matters. The meeting was adjourned at 9:16 p.m.


Meeting_date: November 4, 2003
Posted_by: Clare Barkley

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November minutes Present: Perry Cooper, David Rocah, Stan Smith, Dan Gilbert, Polly Duke, Neal Friedlander, John Kyle, Linda Rittelmann, Barbara White, Greg Baranoski, Roger Marks, Kevin Morton, Tod Myers, Chris Taylor, Patsy Andrews, Penny Catzen, Ashley Chertkof, Dolph Druckman President Perry Cooper called the meeting to order at 8 o’clock. Two bequests have been promised for maintenance of Bolton Hill parks. A motion to spend an unspecified amount of money to consult an accountant to set up the endowment fund was tabled. Perry Cooper described the process of the October 25 Community Conference. Participants organized themselves into 12 discussion groups around issues, which included such topics as housing for the elderly, the Bolton St. synagogue, Mt. Royal Academy, safety, and retail. Reports from each group will be distributed after the Midtown staff types and conveners edit the proceedings. The conference cost was $1,000. Dolph Druckman moved that an exposition of intent and an outline [of the conference] be published. The motion passed. Mike Molla expressed thanks to the community for attending the dedication of the Brown Center. In response to his invitation, it was moved to hold the regular January MRIA Board Meeting at the Brown Center. The motion passed. Perry Cooper announced that 62 invitations were sent for the new homeowners party, and 32 responses were received. The party will be Sunday, November 9 from 3-5 p.m. at the McFadden’s home, 1423 Park Avenue. Jermaine Johnson announced a citywide conference called Operation Crime Watch to be held November 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Douglas High School. The purpose of the event is to recruit and train citizens to watch out for crime in their neighborhoods. Greg Baranoski suggested that MRIA designate a communication director to disseminate information, with the idea that it would increase active membership. Neal Friedlander and Linda Rittelmann said their experience as neighborhood leaders showed that membership stays about the same no matter the effort. The conclusion is that a designated director would be a waste of resources. Perry asked that a small committee form to review, evaluate, and enhance current communication tools. Dolph Druckman said committee chairs can post notes on the website. At the next meeting Estelle Turner and Patsy Andrews will report on the status of communication reaching residents of senior housing. Twenty-two Blue Plaques, marking houses where notable people once lived, will be installed by Thanksgiving. Greg Baranoski reported that new curb cuts will be made of brick, although the original brick was not saved. Fred Shoken reported that the Jentry-McDonald property is at a standstill, disregarding CHAP guidelines and suggested that MRIA request a meeting with representatives of Jentry-McDonald. David Rocah will write a letter to CHAP asking for a meeting with CHAP, JentryMcDonald, and MRIA with a copy to a lawyer. Dan Gilbert reported that the Zoning Board of Appeals would hold a hearing re: Kensett House, 1700 Eutaw Place at 1:30 November 11. He suggested that we write letters opposing any amendment to zoning. Donna Beth Joy Shapiro said she will attend the hearing. The Maryland Transit Authority has asked for a zoning change, which will allow bus shelters to be built in office/residential zones, which will affect 95% of Eutaw Place. The Plan Commission has approved the change. Midtown protested the change. The proposed legislation will go to the City Council and hearings will be held. MRIA will write letters to Council members asking for notification of hearings. The Planning Committee on Streetscape will have a hearing November 20 at the Planning Department. The meeting was adjourned at 9:15.


Meeting_date: October 7, 2003
Posted_by: Clare Barkley

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Minutes of October 7, 2003 MRIA Board Meeting Officers and Board Members present: Perry Cooper, David Rocah, Stan Smith, Barry Blumberg, Dan Gilbert, Joel Balsham, Neal Friedlander, John Kyle, Connie Lisch, Greg Baranoski, Joe Libercci, Roger Marks, Tod Myers, Steve Sisson, Patsy Andrews, Penny Catzen, Ashley Chertkof, Johns Hopkins, Keiffer Mitchell, Mike Molla, Ellen Richardson, Donna B.J. Shapiro President Perry Cooper called the meeting to order at 8:05. Jermaine Johnson, liaison with the Mayor’s office, was introduced as a new neighbor. The minutes of the September meeting were approved. Stan Smith reported that a committee to plan a 75th anniversary observance of MRIA is considering inaugurating an annual cultural event. Suggestions are welcome. Sgt. Hess reported that the police have a possible suspect connected to the recent rash of crimes in Bolton Hill. The crimes are robbery of money, cell phones, and articles that can be easily sold. Eleven Bolton Hill residents have been victimized. He suggests that the court watch program be alert and ready to appear in court when the criminal is caught. He also explained the “Watch Your Car” program. All are welcome to attend the Police Community Council at 7 p.m. October 22 at Eutaw- Marshburn School. A report from the Website committee stated that there have been 160,000 hits on the site since May 2000. The website is self-supporting. Doreen Rosenthal said docents would soon be contacted to adopt a page and keep it current. Perry Cooper said a back-up Webmaster is needed. The Traffic committee met with city representatives to learn what strategies for calming and diverting traffic are possible in Bolton Hill. Street humps on Eutaw Place and McMechen Street were rejected. A no-turn scheme on Lafayette was rejected. The City might consider making Little Dolphin Street two-way to make access to Rte. 83 easier. There was little concern on the part of the traffic department to reduce speed on Eutaw Place.The Education committee reported that Midtown Academy had the second highest academic scores in the city. Both Midtown Academy and Mt. Royal School are grateful for the camcorders donated by MRIA to honor Carson scholars. Mt. Royal teachers are posted throughout the neighborhood at dismissal time on Fridays. Midtown Academy teachers are outside the school daily to supervise departing students.COP committee chair Patsy Andrews reported that 15 drivers will cover 21 hours of driving. More drivers are needed.Bus stops—Legislation will be introduced to City Council extending the agreement to place bus stops wherever the company wants (as in downtown) to residential areas. MRIA will oppose this scheme.David Rocah mentioned City Council Bill 031170, a bill that authorizes the city to implement streetscape plans in the central district according to plans submitted by communities. The plan will be carried out en masse to accomplish a consistent streetscape. However, the legislation provides for a protest plan which means that areas in which a certain number of homeowners vote not to participate, the plan will not be carried out in that area, which defeats the aspect of consistency. David will provide more information before the next meeting.Mike Molla reported that MICA is working out a plan for a dining club so that Bolton Hill residents can use the dining facilities at the Meyerhoff House. The Jentry McDonald property has apparently stopped work on renovation. CHAP did send a letter reminding them of their obligation to observe stated guidelines. Fred Shoken will contact CHAP for current information. A meeting called “Building Bolton Hill” will be Saturday, October 25 at the Mt. Royal Recreation Center. The daylong meeting is free and open to anyone with an interest in the future of Bolton Hill. The professional facilitator, Elwin Guild, will donate his services. Lunch will be provided by MRIA. It was moved and seconded to spend up to $1500 on the event. The motion passed unanimously.Dan Gilbert announced that the Midtown Fall meeting would be October 28 from 7-9 p.m. in the Langshall Auditorium at the University of Baltimore. He also said that Midtown has increased security measures and has added staff to attend parks. This team will be in addition to the safety and clean teams already in place.A motion to support renewal legislation for the Benefit District was passed by MRIA. Jack Lapides, current Bolton Hill representative to Midtown is retiring, and a nominee is needed to replace him.Perry Cooper reported that Artscape 04 will be July 16, 17, 18. Events will begin earlier than usual on Friday and end earlier on Sunday.The meeting was adjourned at 9:20.


Meeting_date: 9/02/03
Posted_by: Clare Barkley

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Minutes of MRIA Board Meeting, September 2, 2003 Board members and officers present: Perry Cooper, David Rocah, Stan Smith, Barry Blumberg, Dan Gilbert, Joel Balsham, Polly Duke, Neal Friedlander, John Kyle, Connie Lisch, Linda Rittelmann, George Lavdas, Joe Libercci, Roger Marks, Tod Myers, Lottie Shivers, Patsy Andrews, Penny Catzen, Dolph Druckman, Johns Hopkins, Keiffer Mitchell, Mike Molla, Ellen Richardson, Donna B.J. Shapiro Minutes of the June meeting were approved. New neighbors were introduced. Treasurer Barry Blumberg gave the quarterly financial report. The annual crab feast held in August was well attended. Elwin Guild and his committee were recognized for their efforts. President Perry Cooper reported that MRIA is now re-incorporated, thanks to the work of Barry Blumberg. Reports from committees are to be turned in to Perry Cooper by email or drop off by September 28. Volunteers are needed to attend the MRIA booth at Festival on the Hill. A meeting of Bolton Hill residents will be held October 25 to discuss “The future of Bolton Hill--our vision.” The owner of Kensett House, 1700 Eutaw Place, requested MRIA support of a special use/non-conforming use zoning variance to allow an art gallery, offices, and 16 apartments on the site. MICA would manage the art gallery. Apartments would be “low income” (70% of area median income.) President Cooper requested more details before MRIA will consider writing a letter of support. Fred Shoken, Chair of the Architectural Review Committee, reported that the proposed Amtrack fence on Mt. Royal near MICA property will be re-designed to accommodate requirements of an historic district. Also the design of a fence for the Bolton Hill Nursery School is under discussion. The MRIA Board approved a mailing to all property owners to remind them of their responsibilities and requirements regarding exterior renovations/improvements. The mailing may also include other neighborhood “rules.” This committee meets the third Wednesday of the month at the MICA building. Stan Smith is heading a committee to plan an observance of MRIA’s 75th anniversary. David Rocah is organizing block captains, the 311 of the neighborhood. Block captains will spot trash, graffiti, and unmaintained properties. Volunteers must have e- mail in order for David Rocah to communicate, and they should be able to “flyer” the assigned block once a year or so. Major Skinner of the Central District will lead a bus tour of the district September 5. Strawbridge Church requests parking passes for the use of those who have business at the church. A resident requested a letter of opposition from MRIA to a thrift shop at 1815 W. North Avenue, which is apparently operating without a permit. More information is requested.


Meeting_date: June 3, 2003
Posted_by: Clare Barkley

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Minutes of June 3 MRIA Board Meeting Board Attendance: Perry Cooper, David Rocah, Barry Blumberg, Dan Gilbert, John Kyle, Connie Lisch, Jeff Robinson, Barbara White, Greg Baranoski, George Lavdas, Steve Sisson, Chris Taylor, Johns Hopkins, Doug Kelso, Keiffer Mitchell, Ellen Richardson, Donna B.J. Shapiro President Perry Cooper called the meeting to order at 8:10 p.m. The minutes of the annual meeting were approved. Barbara White explained that the Swim and Tennis Club asked for 6 temporary parking passes such as those issued to schools and churches. Usually these passes allow parking from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the Swim and Tennis Club requires the time be extended to 9 p.m. The Board voted to allow this only for the term that the pool is operating. Barbara will also investigate having the 2-hour signs replaced where they are missing. Donna Beth Joy Shapiro will check the status of the parking lot in the 1700 block of Bolton Street to see if the participants in the Bible School can use it. Doug Kelso mentioned a dangerous situation at the corner of Mt. Royal Avenue and Lanvale Street where median plantings obscure visibility. Perry Cooper will discuss this with MICA Treasurer Barry Blumberg presented the FY 2004 budget. It was approved unanimously. Past President Dan Gilbert explained the process of reauthorization of Midtown Development District. The Board voted to have Dan represent MRIA on the Midtown Board, and he will act as President of that Board. Dan also encouraged MRIA members to volunteer for one or more of the Strategic Neighborhood Action Program (SNAP) committees. The executive committee suggested that the four Carson scholarship winners in neighborhood schools be recognized with a $250 award. MRIA set aside $500 for a project at Mt. Royal School last year, but the project was not carried through. This $500 and an additional $500 will be allocated for the purpose of recognizing the achievement of the students. After considerable discussion, a motion was amended to award the money to the schools in the name of the honored students. Connie Lisch, MRIA School Liaison, will work with the school authorities and the students to assure a noticeable benefit to a school project or classroom, rather than have the money go to the school’s general budget. This motion passed. The annual crab feast for the police, firefighters, and security staffs from MICA and Midtown will be Wednesday, August 13, 5-8 p.m. at the Bolton Hill Swim and Tennis Club. Elwin Guild agreed to help organize the event with the stipulation that someone assist and observe with the intention to take on the task next year. Nine kiosks (communication boards to be strategically placed throughout Bolton Hill) have been ordered, but will not be delivered for at least four months. An event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of MRIA is being planned by a committee headed by Dan Gilbert and Stan Smith and with the help of other Past Presidents. Anyone who is interested is invited to join the committee. Perry Cooper suggested that anyone who has MRIA memorabilia stashed away might loan this to the planning committee. Sgt. Hess announced that the organized crime unit focusing on the crimes of drugs and prostitution is in place and results in increased policing. Arthur K. Wynn Jr., Central District Coordinator of Seniors Matter, announced a meeting to be June 26 at Waxter Center. The topic of the meeting is safety. President Perry Cooper made the following announcements: Artscape—July 25-27 Baltimore Magazine (June, 2003) mentions Bolton Hill and MRIA. African American Heritage Festival --June 6-8 Bolton Hill Garden Club’s annual garden walk –June 24, 6:30-8 p.m. Believe trashcan distribution—August 23 Sumpter Park Yard Sale—June 7 Bolton Hill Yard Sale—the weekend before Labor Day City Band Concert –July 9 The meeting was adjourned at 9:31 p.m.


Meeting_date: May 6, 2003
Posted_by: Clare Barkley

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Minutes of Annual Meeting, May 6, 2003 The meeting was called to order at 8:15 by President Dan Gilbert. The minutes of the April meeting were approved. Treasurer Barry Blumberg gave the quarterly financial report. Janet Levine, MRIA representative on the Mayor’s Strategic Neighborhood initiative, explained the purpose and the opportunity for MRIA members to serve on one of several committees. President Dan Gilbert called for volunteers to help plan an event to mark the 75th year of MRIA. Also volunteers are needed at the crab feast in August. The annual concert in the park is of uncertain status. The following officers were elected: Perry Cooper, President; David Rocah, 1st Vice President; Stan Smith, 2nd Vice President; Barry Blumberg, Treasurer; The following Board members were elected: Joe Libercci, Penny Catzen, Ashley Chertkof, Dolph Druckman, Johns Hopkins, Doug Kelso, Keiffer Mitchell, Mike Molla, Ellen Richardson, and Donna Beth Joy Shapiro. Dan Gilbert, outgoing President, gave the State of the Neighborhood address. Stan Smith, Past President, presented the following awards: MICA for the Myerhoff House; Kevin Morton for the Hidden Bean; Lynn Pellaton for Bolton Hill Blossoms; Barry Blumberg for organizing the revision of the by-laws; Barbara White for helping the neighborhood through the process for parking permits. The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 p.m.


Meeting_date: April 1, 2003
Posted_by: Clare Barkley

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Minutes of MRIA Board Meeting April 1, 2003 The meeting was called to order at 8:05 by Vice-President Stan Smith. The minutes of the March meeting were approved. Appreciation was extended to Barbara White for her management of parking permit renewals. Stan Smith reported that reauthorization of Midtown Benefits District occurred at the town meeting. Annie Howe, representing MICA Spring Festival Committee, explained plans for the Festival and opportunities for Bolton Hill residents to participate by hanging streamers along the parade route. The Festival is at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26. In topics from the floor, Greg Baranoski asked why MRIA had not sent the $500 contribution to the Madison Avenue project. Treasurer Barry Blumberg explained that the motion to contribute specified that a bill for paving was to be remitted to MRIA. That documentation had not been received. Neal Friedlander reported on the status of the synagogue. The buyers who had planned to develop the property as four condominiums have sold it to a single owner who has other plans for its use. MRIA still has an interest in the property inasmuch as the nearby nursery school uses the back yard as a playground. Neal has the sense that the new owners may not be cooperative in working out an arrangement with the nursery school. He suggests that the MRIA Executive Board might have to act for the Board in this matter. Certain actions may be necessary before the regular Board meeting in June. The Annual Meeting is May 6, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Episcopal Church. The meeting was adjourned at 9 p.m.


Meeting_date: March 4, 2003
Posted_by: Clare Barkley

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Minutes of March 4, 2003 MRIA Meeting President Dan Gilbert called the meeting to order at 8:10 p.m. The minutes of the February meeting were approved Treasurer Barry Blumberg gave the quarterly financial report. Dan Gilbert urged the members to write letters of approval for Midtown reauthorization. These messages are to be sent to the President of the City Council. The Midtown Community Benefits District annual town meeting will be March 25, 7 p.m. at the University of Baltimore Business School Auditorium at 11 W. Mt. Royal Avenue. Representatives of Maryland Institute College of Art presented plans for landscaping and signage in front of the new Brown building. The proposed sign is not in compliance with current zoning requirements, and MICA asks that MRIA support the request for a variance. Board members present voted unanimously to send a letter approving the request to allow construction of the proposed sign to go forward. Stan Smith and Barbara White will serve on the nominating committee. Others are needed. Kathy Smith has agreed to serve on the Problem Properties Committee; Dan Gilbert asked for volunteers to join the committee. The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m


Meeting_date: 2/5/03
Posted_by: Clare Barkley

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MRIA BOARD MINUTES FEBRUARY 5TH, 2003 Board members attending (according to sign-up sheet): Donna Joy Beth Shapiro, Chris Taylor, Connie Lisch, Polly Duke, Barry Blumberg, Perry Cooper, Barbara White, David Rocah, John Kyle, Greg Baranoski, Neal Friedlander, Joel Balsham, Jeff Robinson , Steve Sisson The Board Meeting was called to order by Dan Gilbert, President, at 8:15 P.M. New residents and guests were introduced. The Board minutes from January 8th were approved. Dan Gilbert informed the MRIA Board that he was elected as the President of the Board of Directors for the Midtown Benefits District. Dan requested that the MRIA Board consider whether this position might result in a conflict of interest and whether he should step down as the President of MRIA. A motion was passed confirming the Board’s confidence in Dan’s ability to execute his duties in both positions. A motion was offered to have MRIA on record to support altering the Mayor’s redistricting plan to move portions of Mt Vernon and Charles North into the proposed 11th District to keep the four neighborhoods comprising Midtown Benefits District in the same new district (11th District). The motion was tabled. The Board will discuss with other Midtown neighborhoods whether there is consensus to propose a change to the Mayor’s plan and will report back to the community. Keifer Mitchel, 4th District Councilman, discussed the process and timetable for the modification or approval of the Mayor’s redistricting plan. Dan Gilbert discussed the proposed state bill that would alter the Historic Tax Credit program as it currently exits. He requested community support in opposing any change to the program. Volunteers were requested to attend a February 12th hearing on the bill in Annapolis. Dan Gilbert discussed the problem property at 1212-1214 Eutaw Place. CHAP gave the building owners’ tasks and timelines to complete before the next scheduled meeting. A request was made for a volunteer to fill the vacant committee chair position for problem properties. Dan Gilbert briefed the Board on a proposal by MICA that the current “no parking” signs along Mt. Royal that are in effect during early morning hours become permanent. A motion passed directing MRIA to ask that MICA submit its request in writing. The traffic committee will then consider the request and report its recommendations to the Board. There was discussion about a “crack house” on Madison Ave. and the lack of responsiveness of city agencies to deal with the problem. Greg Baranoski will draft a letter to the Mayor for Board approval requesting the Mayor’s intervention in shutting down the house. The next scheduled board meeting is March 5th. MRIA BOARD MINUTES FEBRUARY 5TH, 2003 Board members attending (according to sign-up sheet): Donna Joy Beth Shapiro, Chris Taylor, Connie Lisch, Polly Duke, Barry Blumberg, Perry Cooper, Barbara White, David Rocah, John Kyle, Greg Baranoski, Neal Friedlander, Joel Balsham, Jeff Robinson , Steve Sisson The Board Meeting was called to order by Dan Gilbert, President, at 8:15 P.M. New residents and guests were introduced. The Board minutes from January 8th were approved. Dan Gilbert informed the MRIA Board that he was elected as the President of the Board of Directors for the Midtown Benefits District. Dan requested that the MRIA Board consider whether this position might result in a conflict of interest and whether he should step down as the President of MRIA. A motion was passed confirming the Board’s confidence in Dan’s ability to execute his duties in both positions. A motion was offered to have MRIA on record to support altering the Mayor’s redistricting plan to move portions of Mt Vernon and Charles North into the proposed 11th District to keep the four neighborhoods comprising Midtown Benefits District in the same new district (11th District). The motion was tabled. The Board will discuss with other Midtown neighborhoods whether there is consensus to propose a change to the Mayor’s plan and will report back to the community. Keifer Mitchel, 4th District Councilman, discussed the process and timetable for the modification or approval of the Mayor’s redistricting plan. Dan Gilbert discussed the proposed state bill that would alter the Historic Tax Credit program as it currently exits. He requested community support in opposing any change to the program. Volunteers were requested to attend a February 12th hearing on the bill in Annapolis. Dan Gilbert discussed the problem property at 1212-1214 Eutaw Place. CHAP gave the building owners’ tasks and timelines to complete before the next scheduled meeting. A request was made for a volunteer to fill the vacant committee chair position for problem properties. Dan Gilbert briefed the Board on a proposal by MICA that the current “no parking” signs along Mt. Royal that are in effect during early morning hours become permanent. A motion passed directing MRIA to ask that MICA submit its request in writing. The traffic committee will then consider the request and report its recommendations to the Board. There was discussion about a “crack house” on Madison Ave. and the lack of responsiveness of city agencies to deal with the problem. Greg Baranoski will draft a letter to the Mayor for Board approval requesting the Mayor’s intervention in shutting down the house. The next scheduled board meeting is March 5th.


Meeting_date: January 7, 2003
Posted_by: Clare Barkley

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Minutes of MRIA Board Meeting January 7, 2003 Board members in attendance: Tod Myers, Polly Duke, Stan Smith, Barbara White, Barry Blumberg, John Kyle, David Rocah, Jeffrey Robinson, Joel Balsham, Dolph Druckman, Donna Beth Joy Shapiro, Fred Shoken. Pastor Mary Worrell announced that a clean-up of Strawbridge church will be January 18 and 25. Volunteers are welcome. John Kyle announced a rally to be at City Hall January 11 to bring attention to adequate funding of parks throughout the city. Keiffer Mitchell spoke generally about the imminent redrawing of City Council districts and suggested that citizens contact the Mayor’s office with ideas regarding the new districts. The Blue Plaque Committee, chaired by Polly Duke, reported that funding has been received from Johns Hopkins and the project is going ahead. MRIA has received a letter from Mr. Fox of the City Transportation Department affirming that a study of traffic patterns throughout the neighborhood will begin soon. Barbara White asks for volunteers to assist with parking registration and visitor permits for those who do not have access to computers. Most of the work will be done on-line. Fred Shoken suggested that Gentry McDonald properties at 1212-1214 and properties at 240 Wilson, 1829 Eutaw Place and 251, 259, and 261 Robert St. be considered for “demolition by neglect.” Keiffer Mitchell offered to help with the Gentry-McDonald problem. A motion was passed that MRIA would promote a plan for stabilization and final development of the Gentry-McDonald property. A letter, including the following motion, was sent to CHAP: “The Mount Royal Improvement Association urges the City of Baltimore to take whatever action is necessary to immediately stabilize the building and any other additional actions to promote and implement prompt long-term preservation.” It was moved and seconded that MRIA write a letter in support of the Lily Carol Jackson Mitchell museum. Henri Daniels will draft the letter.


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