The Week Ahead…and ANC6B Withdraws Support for Swamp Fox Memorial – For Now

Cold?  The orchids are blooming at the Botanical Garden

Cold? The orchids are blooming at the Botanical Garden

The Week Ahead….and ANC6B Withdraws Support for Swamp Fox Memorial – For Now

by Larry Janezich

Swamp Fox Memorial

Last Tuesday night, ANC6B voted to withdraw its conditional support for siting the proposed Swamp Fox Memorial in Marion Park.  Its letter to the National Park Service (NPS) said that the ANC did not feel that the NPS or the memorial’s sponsor had honored the prerequisites upon which the ANC’s support was conditioned, and that the ANC’s conditional support had been misconstrued or misrepresented as unconditional support from the Commission.

The process under which finalizing and siting the memorial has halted, owning to the imminent expiration of Congressional authority for the project and will not continue until an extension of the authorization is signed into law.

The letter states, “Should the (authorizing) legislation pass…ANC6B must be actively involved at each stage,”  and, “if (the concerns of neighbors) are not seriously addressed within the planning process, we will actively oppose this project moving forward at Marion Park or any other site in or adjacent to ANC6B.”

Some neighbors wanted even tougher language reflecting their opposition to any memorial in the park, but the ANC wasn’t willing to go that far.  At least two commissioners, Hoskins and Krepp seemed sympathetic to that point of view.  The letter was agreed to on a 6 – 3 – 1 vote, with Commissioners Oldenburg, Flahaven, Jayaraman, Burger, Hagedorn and Loots voting in favor, Commissioners Hoskins, Krepp and Chao voting against, and Commissioner Samolyk abstaining.

The Week Ahead…

Monday, February 16

Presidents Day

Trash and recycling collections and parking enforcement will be suspended. All services will resume Tuesday, February 17.

Trash/recycling collections:  Trash and recycling collections in once-a-week collection neighborhoods will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week.  In neighborhoods with twice-weekly trash collections, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.

Tuesday, February 17

CANCELLED ANC6A Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee meeting.

Tuesday, February 17

CHRS Board of Directors meets at 6:30m, Capitol Hill Townhomes, 750 6th Street, SE

Wednesday, February 18

ANC6A Economic Development & Zoning Committee meets at 7:00pm, Sherwood Recreation Center, 640 10th Street, NE

Among items on the agenda:

1102 Park Street, NE (HPRB): Applicant seeks HPRB approval for a rear addition to their home and for the proposed renovation of their garage.

Thursday, February 19

PSA 108 meets at 7:00pm, Liberty Baptist Church, 527 Kentucky Avenue, SE

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