I. Mark called the meeting to order and introduced the Board members present.
II. Lt. Woo presented a neighborhood police report:
- Property crime is down 38%
- The leading crime is larceny – especially from sheds and vehicles
- There are no major crimes to date
- He encouraged neighbors to keep sending videos of crimes
- He mentioned the gunfire reports and the police are trying to track these down; they have mostly been in Forest Hill
- There is a special program, Light Up the Night which focuses on neighbors keeping on porch lights during dark hours (consider changing to 500 lumens)
- Lt. Woo is on NextDoor if you need to contact him
III. Lori Markum gave an update on the 1901 Georgia property
- If the single family home has a 25 foot setback on both Kansas and Greenville, that only leaves 20 feet to build
- The proposal is a 16 foot setback off of Kansas
(9 foot setback reduction)
- The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on January 2
- The proposed house is less modern with no rooftop deck. It is more of a farmhouse/craftsman style home.
IV. Greenville/Carter rezoning has to go through the Planning Commission
- Chris Leesfeld and wife, Jodie are requesting the City to vacate part of the end of the road on Greenville as well as the west alley Carter Street
- They will live on a lot there and develop the other 4 lots.
- Concerns about sewage and future development were brought up.
- Sewer from the end on Carter would cause potential issue and each house would have a grinder pump.
- Questions were raised about how to mitigate and avoid wetlands and how to get back to original grade.
- Mark and Chris will plan an organized walk there as a site visit.
- A public comment will take place at the Planning Commission meeting and then at the City Council meeting.
- For additional information, please contact a Board member or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a map.
V. The Greater Byrd Park Geese Management Task Force reported on their plan to limit the goose population in the Byrd Park area. There is a summary report that is available to neighbors upon request (email@example.com).
VI. Stephanie Lynch, City Council member-elect spoke on several upcoming events and her plans in office.
- The first week in January there will be an open community member forum/listening session forum for Navy Hill. This will be in collaboration with other civic leagues around the City.
- Her goal is to provide objective, non-biased education about the Navy Hill project including the VCU study and Davenport study that have been done.
- She will be at Albert Hill on Wednesday, November 20 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
- She can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; and 703-945-4619.
- Amy Robins will stay on with Stephanie and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-646-5724.
- There will be a Holiday/Farewell/Welcome Party at the Randolph Community Center on Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.
- A cleanup will be coming up for parts of Harrison and a date is TBD.
VII. The next meeting will be January 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm.