Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5C recently granted $2,000 for emergency repairs to prevent pipes from bursting at the Crispus Attucks Park of the Arts, after the funding request was reviewed by the D.C. Auditor's office. The grant also will allow the nonprofit group that runs the art center to complete work on the building's exterior.
Led by Victor B. Blackburn, chairman of the housing and economic development committee, the ANC persuaded directors of a proposed mission for street people not to locate the facility at New Jersey Avenue and R Street NW. Residents objected to that site for the mission because it is near several schools and there already are two similar facilities in the area.
Neighbors of "The Nest," a fraternity house or after-hours club at 2029 North Capitol St. NE, have complained to the ANC that its occupants are noisy during the predawn hours. The ANC is looking into ways of having the facility moved out of the neighborhood.
Citizens at a recent ANC meeting complained that snow and ice tends to build up around bus stops, causing a hazard for elderly people. Commissioner Lelia F. Peterbark contacted city officials, who promised to have snow and ice removed promptly from around bus stops.
The ANC recently elected officers for 1982. They are: Daniel Robinson, chairman; Lelia F. Peterbark, vice chairman; Virginia Matthews, treasurer; Joyce Chestnut, financial secretary; Curly Williams, recording secretary; William Young, parliamentarian; Robert Mason, corresponding secretary.