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Synopsis of the June 8th, 2010 Meeting

Public comments included announcements about upcoming events. Safeway’s attorney, realtor, architect, and engineers presented their renovation plans for the Olney Safeway. The building will LEED certified, the underground parking will have natural lighting, and a ¾ acre circular park will beautify one side. Duchy Tractenburg listed budget cuts and ways the county will raise revenue but warned about future cuts. Committee reports were brief. Chuck Graefe motioned that GOCA join SEROCA to limit the upcoming church’s parking spaces, and the motion passed. Joe Fritsch described the planned Lake Frank Trail and the surrounding neighbors’ opposition. Joe Morrison motioned that GOCA accept the bike plan and Bob Beard seconded the motion. It was almost tabled but was approved by a majority.

Upcoming Events or Information

1. June 20 – GOCA Day at the Farmer’s Market – Delegates eligible for lunch at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge and a $20 shopping spree.

2. June 24 – Coffee for Ike Leggett at 7 Minuteman Court, Rockville, 7:30 p.m.

3. June 26 – Donna Edward’s Housing and Foreclosure Forum at People’s Community Baptist Church at 31 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.