Introduction and Welcome
Liz Brennan introduced herself and the other officers.
Approval of Minutes
March minutes were distributed and approved.
Guest Speaker Karl Moritz, Researcher, Park and Planning
Mr. Moritz made a presentation and fielded question on the new draft of the "Annual Growth Policy" for Montgomery County. He distributed a hand-out and explained how the AGP works to ensure implementation of the "Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance". This ordinance is in place to ensure that the Planning Board does not approve a subdivision unless it finds that public facilities are adequate. He also discussed in detail the process of tests and reviews a proposed development project must go through to get approval. Detailed notes and the hand-out are available from the PRA Secretary.
As a result of the discussion and presentation, there was a motion to write a letter supporting the concern of CKC and the Garrett Park Civic Association to maintain the AGP ceiling element at proposed development at Grosvenor. The motion was passed.
Chris St. Clair provided a handout of the current Financial Report:
2003 Opening Balance = $474.56.
2003 Income to Date = $1227.46.
2003 Expenses to Date = $819.69.
Balance = $882.33.
Chris St. Clair reported for Kitty Stone that current membership stands at 148.
Claire Murphy reported that the Saul Rd. island got a clean-up in April. She has contacted the Dept. of Public Works Division of Highway Services in order to get a rough schedule of the approximately 12 annual mowings the island receives. This will enable the committee to organize supplemental maintenance and mowings.
The directory is still being planned. Some contacts have been made regarding advertising. 125 residents have submitted data. We may just go with what we have.
The Coalition of Kensington Communities (CKC) meeting in May included a presentation from Safeway regarding the proposed renovation of the Kensington store. The project has not yet been approved by Park and Planning. The expected completion date is 2005. The structure will be multi-story like the Giant and Safeway stores in Bethesda. The CKC supports a modernized Safeway but wants to see improved traffic patterns at the intersection of Connecticut and Knowles.
NIH Bioterrorism Facility Update
Kira reported that she can no longer be our representative on this issue. Tom Robertson will replace her. The risk assessment is underway, but there are no results yet. The project will come before the Planning Board this summer even before the risk assessment study is complete.
Next meeting September 22, 2003