Aug 12, 2020 Minutes

Fell’s Point Resident Association

Members Meeting 08/12/2020

 

12 Aug 2020 / 7:00 PM / by ZOOM

 

ATTENDEES

Not logged on ZOOM- not a voting meeting

 

NOTES/DISCUSSION 

  • Introduction of new FPRA Board Members

    • Kim Stanbro, Secretary, and Kate Simms, Asst Secretary

  • FPMS Proposal for Visit Baltimore Sculpture (Maureen)​

    • Goal to bring more customers into Fell’s Point with N. Broadway placement; location will be based on Design Review Committee CHAP recommendation; alternately location could be to entice visitors to park in the Caroline St garage

    • Art sculpture would be a temporary installation and the design cannot be changed

    • Design was approved by Bryce Turner, BCT

    • Also seeking approval from the Historic Preservation Society

    • Member questions and comments:

      • Is this appropriate for a public square?

      • Is this safe/ children climbing on it, liability concerns

      • The size is too large for the square:  11’ x 8’​

  • Al Fresco

    • (Darin) Traffic plan and street direction changes; working with DOT, Liquor Board, Maj Hopkins, and others about the traffic plan- some roads may need opened up.  For the most part, the businesses agree with the road changes.

    • (Jeff) There is an agreement with DOT that there will be no further changes until after Sept 7.

    • Al Fresco survey can be reached at:  FPALFRESCO.org and encourage as many people to respond as possible; survey will close Sept 7

  • Safety Committee (Peter)

    • Concerns over partiers on S. Caroline Street including public intoxication and car racing; noise until 3am

    • The Safety Committee is gathering information and documenting safety issues to present to law enforcement officials

    • Problems in Fell’s Point are minor in comparison to the rest of Baltimore

    • Lack of willingness by residents to call police; documentation will justify need for more resources

    • Block Captains being considered to assist with documenting violations

    • The Safety Committee took the action to meet with the Mayor and Mayor-elect asking about the noise and safety issues 

    • The safety committee strongly encourages residents to call 911 when violations occur

    • Member questions and comments:

      • Lack of police presence

      • Calling 911 for speeding motorcycles and noise issues (22 minutes before police arrived)

      • Pop-up partying is hard to enforce without regular police presence

      • Lack of enforcement for driving while intoxicated

  • Community Service (Susan/Nicole)

    • School supply drive occurring through August 22

    • Drop-off locations at Hendersons Wharf, V-No, and others (Su Casa recommended)

    • Items should be new and will benefit Living Classrooms

    • Contact seschaetzle@gmail.com for more information

ACTION ITEMS

  1. Create Safety Committee Email Distro (Kim/Jonathon)

    1. Action Complete:  Safetycommittee@fpra.org

  2. Add New members to Safety Committee meetings (Kim/Peter)

    1. Action Complete, Aug 13

 

NEXT MEETING:

Wednesday, Sept 2, 2020

7pm by ZOOM

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