ATA December 14, 2023 General Membership Meeting & Holiday Dinner Minutes

WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2023, 6-9pm

WHERE: Parks & People Stone House

The New Auchentoroly Terrace Association (ATA) held its General Membership Meeting and annual Holiday Dinner in person at the Parks and People Stone House Thursday, December 14, 2023, 6-8pm.

  • ATA President Graham Coreil-Allen called the meeting to order.
  • ATA Chaplin Deacon Tally led an opening prayer.
  • Baltimore City Police Department Western District Commander Major Matt Correll shared public safety updates.
    • He explained that as a result of redistricting, the Western District’s geography has expanded but is still working with the same number of officers. He is working on getting more officers into the Western District in order to accommodate the increased territory of calls. 
    • He stated that their data indicates that seniors are not being targeted as victims of crime, despite the public perception.
    • He indicated that victims of crime are most vulnerable when they lack attention to their surroundings.
    • He invited residents to share tips with him via phone or email, or anonymously via the Metro Crime Stoppers phone number.
  • Reginald Williams shared updates on the GVRS program.
  • Invited but unconfirmed representatives from the 7th District Baltimore City Council Office and the 40th District Senate Office did not appear.
  • A representative from the Baltimore City Budget Office did not appear.
  • Block captain Brittany King introduced a new program from the Maryland Zoo offering free membership to families in our neighborhood. A representative for the Zoo also shared greetings.
  • Denise Taylor, owner of Second Chance II drug treatment recovery program introduced herself and the services they offer clients now living at 2331 Bryant Ave. The property manager for the home was also in attendance.
  • President Coreil-Allen introduced for initial discussion a proposed by-laws update to increase annual ATA dues to $20 for residents, maintaining the $10 dues for seniors, and adding a new category of $100 dues for local businesses that wish to join the association in a non-voting capacity. The next steps discussed are distributing the proposal ahead of the next meeting and then making formal motion for debate and a membership vote.
  • Greater Mondawmin Coordinating Council Executive Director Eli Lopatin shared updates, including information about two job openings with the organization, the planned renovation of Douglass High School and proposed embedded health center, the RAISE grant to making improvements to the Modnawmin transit station, Open Works opening a second location next to Coppin State University, PACE senior services center opening at the Village at Mondawmin development, and forthcoming monthly public GMCC meetings.
  • Meeting was adjourned.
  • A joyful Holiday Potluck Dinner commenced

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