Minutes of the January 31, 2024 Yorktown Civic Association General Membership Meeting
A General Meeting of the Yorktown Civic Association was held in the library of Yorktown High School. Brian Young, Secretary, reporting.
Those in attendance include Frank White, Mehul Vora, Mark Loper, Ellie Thayer, Campbell Maloney, Krista Staley, Dan Supon, Adriana Damianova, Terry Costello, David Shaw, Mary Shaw, David Coia, Jackson Weber, Courtney Weber, Steve Mefisa, John Weber, David Haring, John Alber, Michael Mensing, Sarah Leidelan, David Friedman, Yulia Yaani, Rener Selwood, Zachary Newkirk, Dustin Anderson, and Michael Cantwell.
- YCA NEWSLETTER
- Mr. Cantwell advised that the Civic Association re-started publication of the Newsletter and solicited feedback on the document.
- LANGSTON BLVD. AREA PLAN RECAP
- Messrs. Cantwell and Newkirk advised that the Arlington County Board recently adopted the Langston Boulevard Area Plan and described its substance. They described advocacy provided by members of the Yorktown Civic Association Executive Committee and identified how the Area Plan was revised according to that input. Project updates are available at Plan Langston Boulevard: Project Updates – Official Website of Arlington County Virginia Government (arlingtonva.us).
- 25th PLACE NORTH/ NORTH EMERSON STREET/ 25TH ROAD NORTH SIDEWALK PROJECT (“THE SIDEWALK PROJECT”)
- Mr. Haring provided an update on a Sidewalk Project to install sidewalks in the vicinity of 25th Place North. The Sidewalk Project is presently in the initial interest survey, which requires 60% of affected households to vote in favor for the Project to proceed. If project garners the required votes, Mr. Haring anticipates that Arlington County would fund it in June 2024.
- PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
- Mr. Cantwell contacted representatives of the Arlington County Government and urged them to undertake a traffic study of the area around Yorktown Highschool with the objective of identifying the single infrastructure project that would most improve pedestrian safety in the area.
- NEIGHBORHOOD DAY
- Mr. Cantwell announced that the Civic Association aspires to hold a neighborhood day at Chestnut Hills Park in either the spring or fall and put out a call for volunteers to organize.
- REVISIONS TO YCA BY-LAWS
- Mr. Cantwell described proposed revisions to the Civic Association by-laws, which generally address membership status and voting eligibility.
- TREASURER’S REPORT AND MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
- Mr. Anderson provided a Treasurer’s report. He announced that the Executive Committee decided to eliminate the lifetime membership option. Lifetime members will continue to enjoy a lifetime membership, but in the future, members will be required to renew annually. The Civic Association experienced an increase in membership registration coinciding with the publication of the newsletter. Several remembers renewed their membership at the meeting.
- NEW BUSINESS
- Two matters were raised. First, a neighbor described the proliferation of litter along Harrison. It was resolved that members of the Executive Committee will contact administrators at Williamsburg Middle School and Yorktown High School to address the situation. Second, a neighbor raised concerns about water draining near the tennis courts at Yorktown High School.
- YCA NEWSLETTER