HTCA Annual Meeting & Elections, Wednesday, January 24th, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Bradley Hills Elementary
We have four openings on the HTCA board (in alternate years, we have three openings). If you are interested in joining the board, please contact Lorraine Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org . At present, Marc Ghany and Kate Stern are each running for a second term, and Maggie Bree and Mark De Ravin have been nominated. Jonna Stoycos will continue as hospital liaison. Board members will be elected at the annual meeting.
In order to vote, you must be a current member of HTCA. The dues are $20. per household, per year, and memberships begin each January. You may join by mailing or dropping off a check payable to HTCA to HTCA Treasurer Stephen Brown at 5504 Hoover St., or use a credit card or Paypal on our website, htca.net. Extra funds are always appreciated, as the newsletter, meeting room space, July 4th & seasonal parties, legal and professional fund, and Triangle Garden all require funding. Please donate generously by check or via the website.
If you would like to vote but are unable to attend the meeting, please use the proxy form on htca.net and give your proxy to a neighbor attending (each HTCA member can carry up to 3 proxies). A neighbor may also carry your membership dues, or you can pay these at htca.net.
Community Liaison Committee (CLC) and Neighborhood Meetings with Suburban Hospital
As required by the 2010 legal decision, members of the HTCA Board, along with neighbors whose homes adjoin or confront Suburban Hospital, meet quarterly to discuss any issues that arise and the noise reports. The legal ruling requires that noise levels be tested 4 times per year in a few locations. In addition, there is monitoring of ground vibration levels during the construction at a few locations. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like brought up at the CLC meetings, please contact any HTCA Board member. In addition, there are twice yearly community meetings with Suburban Hospital officers and the construction team to answer questions and inform the neighborhood of developments. The next meeting is scheduled for May 16, 2018, at 7 pm, in the lower level auditorium at Suburban Hospital.
We are pleased that cameras have been placed at the SH garage Southwick staff only entrance/exit to assure that vehicles enter only from Old Georgetown Road and exit to Old Georgetown Road (rather than traveling through the neighborhood via Southwick Street). Owners of vehicles making prohibited turns into the neighborhood are subject to disciplinary action by SH and such action has been taken. We ask that neighbors continue to contact any board member if they observe a vehicle making a prohibited turn. Please note day, time, and any vehicle information (including color, make, and/or full or partial license plate). The 2010 legal agreement is quite strict about controlling vehicular traffic through the neighborhood, and we want to do what we can to ensure this problem does not grow.
Neighbors may have observed that trees, bushes, and grasses have been planted around the SH garage and in sections of the McKinley Street side of SH. The height, species, caliper, and location of the trees is spelled out in the approved landscaping plans, and we are gratified to see greenery return to the area.
A Shout-out and Thank You to Our Block Workers
Many, many thanks to our loyal and intrepid block workers, who deliver newsletters and directories to each household as needed, often on short notice, and in all temps and conditions. We very much appreciate each of you: Terese Bernstein, Diana Chimes, Connie Cissel, Caterina Earle, Penny Fovall, Mary Garofalo, Barry Hauptman, Linda King, Galina Knopman, Marta Legeckis, Kathleen Marsh, Jon Marsh, Deborah Perry, Maddy Rudd, Steven Sabol, Howard Sokolove, and Ruthie Sokolove. If you would like to be a neighborhood block worker or the block worker captain (delivering newsletter packets to the block workers), please contact Kate Stern.
• HTCA Web site – htca.net
• HTCA Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HuntingtonTerraceMD
• Nextdoor Huntington Terrace (registration required) – huntingtonterrace.nextdoor.com/news_feed/
• To subscribe to our official announcements-only HTCAnet email list, please visit the Web site and look for email lists page.
• To subscribe to HT Exchange, our community discussion email group, email Stu Borman at email@example.com orvisit: groups.yahoo.com/group/htcanet/and click the button that says “Join this Group.”
HTCA Board of Directors
• Lorraine Driscoll — President (firstname.lastname@example.org), 8507 Garfield St.
• Stephen Brown — Treasurer (email@example.com), 5504 Hoover St.
• Kate Stern — Vice President (firstname.lastname@example.org), 5513 McKinley St.
• Lori Fish Bard — (email@example.com), 5505 Lincoln St.
• Marc Ghany
• Srini Mirmira
• Jonna Stoycos