Minutes, July 7, 2015

7:32 pm – Meeting Called to Order by President Stan Anderson

Introductions & Announcements: Members of the community introduced themselves.

Police Beat Report: Officer B. Therriault gave a report.  Marina Bay had two reported crimes in June. One was a stolen car and the other was identity theft.   This low incident rate was noteworthy because of a recent surge in property crime elsewhere in Richmond.   Officer Therriault circulated a picture of an alleged “peeping tom” reported here in Marina Bay.   Officer Therriault advised community members to email the department’s traffic sergeant directly regarding these types of concerns.

Moody Underpass Project Report (Jacqueline Majors): Ms. Majors said there was no date yet for the complete opening of the underpass in September.   She said the sidewalks would not open until the September full opening.   She indicated that the flashing red traffic lights at the Meeker/Marina Bay Parkway intersection would be upgraded to a full signal system after all the construction was completed.

Presentation – Parks Service Events (Kieren Slaughter): Mr. Slaughter gave a presentation regarding events this summer at the Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park & Museum.   This includes the “Rosie Rally” planned for August 15th at the park.

Presentation – “Made in Richmond” (Janet Johnson): Ms. Johnson gave a presentation regarding a city program to support gift baskets made by local Richmond businesses.

Presentation – New Charter School (Jorge Lopez, Principal): Principal Lopez gave a presentation regarding Amethod Charter School’s proposal to move their Richmond Charter School location to a space on Marina Bay South near the Harbor Master Building.   He said the school would serve up to 660 students from K-8 beginning this fall.     A vigorous discussion occurred about safety concerns for the play area at the school, possible traffic congestion from students being dropped off and other potential impacts on the community.

Minutes Submitted by Stephen Beard, MBNC Secretary