2018-05-14 Board Meeting Notes

A regular meeting of the Board of the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail was held at 7:00 pm, on May 14, 2018 at the Chevy Chase Branch of the Montgomery County, Maryland, Library.

Highlights

  • River Road Park. Bruce Adams, Director, Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships (OCP) began a discussion on naming the park for Neal Potter. Neal was the County Executive when the CC Trail was constructed. Neal was on the Council multiple times and was known as Mr. Environment and Mr. Planning. The CCT Board approved a motion proposing the park be named the “Neal Potter Park at River Road”. The name will have to be approved by the Parks Commission. Park signage will also recognize Ms. Dennison, a significant donor, and David Burwell, a founder of Rails-to-Trails.
  • Annual Meeting. The CCCT Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, June 11, at 6:00 pm at the Washington Episcopal School, off River Road near the new Park. CCCT members and the public will be informed about the annual meeting by email and CCCT website. The candidates for the board are the existing board members. The speaker will be Jack Koczela, Chair of the Capital Trails Coalition. Jack will speak on access to the trail at Georgetown between 30th and Water streets, and Key Bridge Access.
  • Email list expansion: Montgomery County list of homeowners’ associations. Leaders of the ANCs in DC’s Wards 2 & 3 – on the CCT. The Palisades Citizens Association.
  • Literature: More brochures and maps have been found. The original for the glossy map cannot be found. Postcards have been reprinted.
  • Bike to Work Day: The County will put a popup 2-way bike lane on Woodmont Avenue.
  • National Park Service Request: For input regarding the gateway at the Georgetown end of the trail. Ron will respond.
  • CC Trail crossing at Little Falls Parkway: On June 13, there will be a public hearing on the CC Trail crossing at Little Falls Parkway. The hearing will be held at 7:00 pm in the Somerset Elementary School on Warwick Avenue/Place? #5811. A Wednesday.
  • Meetings: Lynn has reserved the Bethesda library meeting room for the remainder of the year.

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