A Golden Month The council issued a proclamation naming May “Older Americans Month” in the city. Events will include Rita’s Italian Ice Day, a free produce giveaway and potentially coordination with the Old Greenbelt Theatre and the Golden Age Club to bring the city’s various groups for older Americans together to celebrate. Getting on the […]
A Golden Month
The council issued a proclamation naming May “Older Americans Month” in the city. Events will include Rita’s Italian Ice Day, a free produce giveaway and potentially coordination with the Old Greenbelt Theatre and the Golden Age Club to bring the city’s various groups for older Americans together to celebrate.
Getting on the Right Trail
The council voted to amend the timetable for the Greenbelt Station South Core development. Initially, the plan had called for the Stream Valley Trail, which would connect the community with Cherrywood Lane, to be completed by the issuance of the 250th building permit. But Woodlawn Development Group (WDG) asked for an extension due to difficulties dealing with the state, which owns the land the trail would be built on.
“We’re dealing with entities that are out of our control. If we get the permit sooner, we’ll build it sooner. That’s the max. We just need to build ourselves a little bit of wiggle room to ensure we don’t stop the progress,” said Norman Rivera, representative of WDG.
WDG asked for the deadline to be moved to the 352nd permit, but the council agreed with city staff to require it by the 300th permit. WDG is currently on the 213th permit.
The revision also requires WDG to place signs on the trail indicating the expected date of completion, and for the trail to be fully bonded by the 250th permit.
(Every Step You Take) They’ll Be Watching You
Residents of the Greenbelt Station development expressed their concerns about a rash of break-ins in their community. They requested additional police patrols and city-installed cameras placed in the area to complement those the residents have put up themselves.
Council Member Edward V.J. Putens said he had put an agenda item forward for future discussion to devise a city-wide plan for the use of surveillance cameras.
Climate Control Change
The Council is proposing offering a contract to Shapiro and Duncan Inc. for work to be done on the community center HVAC system. The $355,264 price tag includes replacing the fan coil units, modifying one of the AC units in the gym and installing a new dehumidification coil in an air handler to prevent the growth of mold.
The project initially included work on the adult day care portion of the building, to allow it to pump heat and cold separately from the rest of the building, but Acting Director of Public Works James Sterling said that the proposed costs for that part of the work were too high. That upgrade has been postponed to a later date.
The city will also save some money by buying the 70 fan coil units directly from the manufacturer, Boland Trane, at a cost of $181,792.
The project is budgeted at $545,000.