MINUTES

Public Safety Committee

Southwest Partnership

April 24, 2019

Attendees

  • JR Lee
  • Bif Browning
  • Thomas Hams
  • Scott Kashnow
  • Robert Meyer
  • Det. Ryan Perry
  • Dan Rodenburg
  • L Gigi
  • Laura Dykes
  • Catherine Neely

Agenda

Introductions

Approval of Minutes – Motion By Dan 2nd by JR – all approved

Updates

  • BPD
    • Discussed Liquor Board Hearings for three locations
      • 1000 Lombard
      • 1538 W Baltimore St– discussed MOU
      • 1600 W Baltimore St
    • The convenience store at the corner of Baltimore and Gilmor is also an issue.
    • The corner is not as busy as it was before the camera was installed
    • Ask Commissioner and Mayor to consider consolidating all SWP communities into the southern district so that we are all served by the same unit.
  • UMB:  Did not attend
  • Neighborhood
    • Snoop
      • A young man recently passed – lost his life
    • Baltimore St meeting
      • 1200 West Baltimore Street
    • New Cameras
      • There are some new cameras installed on Baltimore Street
      • Perhaps we can apply for federal funding as neighborhoods and get some more cameras – motion by Robert – Thomas 2nd all in favor – we should write the grant – Bif and Thomas have details
    • Alley Gates
      • Friday Gates LLC will take over the building and be able to begin welding
    • Dan updated on the Arlington greenway connector – there are 2 plans at this point
    • We need to check on the security guard in Hollins Market – is he staying?
    • Is anything being done about the buildings in the 1100 block of Baltimore Street that should be demolished – crime and trouble is originating from there.

Old Business

  • We need to send a letter to the City requesting a lighting survey for our entire area
    • Motion by Scott; 2nd by Catherine; All in favor

New Business

Adjourn Scott 2nd by JR

Action items were:

  1.    Ask Commissioner and Mayor to consider consolidating all SWP communities into the southern district so that we are all served by the same unit.
  2.    Submit a grant as each neighborhood for cameras (Bif and Thomas) have the specifics on the grant.
  3.    Make sure the security guard stays in Hollins Market. We have received new reports that the guard was not there and also that he was back but that his contract runs out the end of the month. We need to know clearly and make sure he stays.
  4.    Push the city to take action on the 1100 Block of West Baltimore Street – dilapidated buildings should be demolished.
  5.    Send a letter to the City requesting a lighting survey of the entire partnership area.