UPPER CARDOZO-COLUMBIA HTS.
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1A will not meet at its regularly scheduled time Dec. 17. Its next meeting will be Jan. 5. To contact the ANC, call 232-0175.
At the Nov. 19 ANCE 1E meeting, representatives of the D.C. Department of Public Works and Fourth District police officers discussed trash collection, the city's residential parking program and how to get rid of abandoned cars on neigbhorhood streets. The speakers offered the audience several telephone numbers to get more information. To get the phone numbers or other details of the meeting, call the ANC office at 462-3595.
The commissioners also voted to support an application by James Cobb to the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment to open a child development center for 28 children at 2025 Park Rd. NW.
And the ANC announced it had learned that the D.C. Board of Education and the D.C. Department of Recreation have finalized plans to build an additional playground facility at Bancroft School, 18th and Newton streets NW. Construction will begin next June. The ANC played a major role in getting the new playground approved.
ANC 2C's regularly monthly meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. today in Room 114 of the District Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. A representative of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) will discuss a COG proposal to the D.C. Redevelopment Land Agency to build a 200,000-square-foot, nine-story office building in the block bounded by H, G, First and North Capitol streets NE. The proposal specifies that the building must be used by nonprofit organizations.
The commissioners also will consider two applications to the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment: to exempt a restaurant/public hall at 925 Fifth St. NW from providing required off-street parking spaces, to open a laundromat and dry cleaning business in a building zoned for residential use at 1626 New Jersey Ave. NW.
SPRING VALLEY-WESLEY HTS.
ANC 3D will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bentley Lounge in Gray Hall of American University.
A.U. PARK-FRIENDSHIP HTS.
ANC 3E will not meet at its regularly scheduled time today. Its next meeting will be Jan. 14. To contact the ANC call, 244-0800.
ANC 3G will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. The commissioners will discuss a proposal by the Wynmark Development Corp., which owns the Chevy Chase Arcade building at 5520 Connecticut Ave. NW, to enter into an agreement with ANC 3G and Chevy Chase residents to support restoring the historic building without declaring it an historic landmark. ANC 3G filed an application with the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board on Nov. 19 to have the 62-year-old arcade building declared an historic landmark. Since that application was filed, the developers have asked the ANC to withdraw the application and enter into the proposed restoration agreement.
The commissioners also voted at the Nov. 23 meeting to oppose a bill being considered by the D.C. Council to close a portion of a U-shaped public alley in the block bounded by Ingomar Place, Nebraska and Connecticut avenues and the Chevy Chase Parkway NW.
During an administrative session on Nov. 9, the commissioners heard testimony from the applicants for the alley closing, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Reyes, who want to install a fence that would prevent residents from using the section of the alley nearest their property.
Opponents of the closing said many residents use the alley to get to their garages.
The commissioners said they opposed the alley closing because they had learned the Reyes' are considering selling some or all of their property near the alley.
On Nov. 12, the ANC 3G commissioners sent letters to D.C. Councilman Jim Nathanson, D.C. Zoning Commission members Lindsley Williams and Patricia Mathews and to Fred Greene, director of the D.C. Office of Planning, urging the city to change the zoning on the western side of Connecticut Ave. NW, between Military Road and Chevy Chase Parkway, from high density residential to moderate density residential. The ANC wants the land rezoned because twice in the last 20 years citizens' groups have fought the construction of large apartment buildings there.
At the Nov. 23 meeting of ANC 3G, the commissioners unanimously voted to support, in principle, a bill Nathanson introduced to the council requiring the drivers of open trucks in the city to secure uncovered matter or to cover material so it doesn't fly off the trucks.
ANC 6B will host a holiday potluck dinner at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the ANC office, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. For more information, call the ANC office at 543-3344.
The December issue of the ANC 6C newsletter, "The Advisor," is available at the ANC office, Room 300 of the Professional Building, 2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. The issue features holiday festivities in the Anacostia area. For more information, call the ANC office at 889-6600.
ANC 7B will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at Ryland Epworth United Methodist Church, 3200 S St. SE. William Rumsey, of the D.C. Department of Public Works' Bureau of Water Services, will discuss the city's plans to build a water tower in the ANC 7B area.
Ella Dickerson, also of the Department of Public Works, will discuss the D.C. Litter Control Administration Act of 1987 and how citizens can help control litter in their neighborhoods.
And the commissioners will vote on an amendment to ANC 7B bylaws to reduce the quorum needed for a meeting from five to four commissioners.
At the Nov. 23 meeting of the ANC 7B executive committee, commissioners voted to support the following proposed legislation being considered by the D.C. Council: The Dangerous Dog Act of 1987, The Asbestos Licensing and Control Act of 1987, The D.C. Public Hall Regulations and Licencing Act of 1987. The City Council passed this bill on Nov. 24.
The ANC 7B commissioners approved a $600 grant at that same meeting that will help Randle Highlands Elementary School Drum and Bugle Corps members buy new uniforms. The school is located in ANC 7B at 30th and R streets SE. The commissioners also approved a $500 grant to the D.C. Youth Council to pay for an educational seminar.
ANC 7C will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at the ANC office, Suite 2, 4651 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE.
FORT CHAPLIN-BENNING HTS.
ANC 7F will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Benning Stoddert Recreation Center, East Capitol Street and Stoddert Place SE.
ANC 8A will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. For meeting location and agenda, call 563-5500.
ANC 8D will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Call the ANC office at 562-0191 for meeting location and agenda information.