Meeting Minutes, July 13, 2016

7:00pm – Meeting Called to Order by President Stan Anderson

Introductions & Announcements: Members of the community introduced themselves.   President Stan Anderson said the request for a bench at the AC Transit stop on Regatta had been made to the transit agency.   He advised that plans for a Starbucks drive-thru was being considered by the city’s Design Review Committee.   President Anderson also reminded the group that August 13th was the date for the Rosie The Riveter Rally.

Police Beat Report:   Officer  K. Parlma said there was not much to report for our area.    There was a discussion of a rash of recent car break-ins inside the parking area at the Marina Bay Northshore complex.   There was a discussion of the recurring issues regarding maintenance at our local parks and recent police efforts to increase surveillance.

Announcement – Update on Activity with Executive Committee of MBNC:   President Stan Anderson announced that the Council had received a request that he resign over his handling of neighborhood concerns regarding Richmond Wholesale Meats, a meat-packing business on Regatta Blvd.    President Anderson said that our bylaws do not have any provisions in them regarding handling such a request.   He says he asked the Executive Committee members to offer a “vote of confidence” in whether he should stay on as President or not.   The Executive Committee members voted that they did have confidence in the President. No further action was taken.

Presentation – Fuel Leak in the Marina (Battalion Chief Manly Moulton Jr., Richmond Fire Department):     Mr. Moulton Jr. described an incident in the Marina on June 27th 2016, when a boat sank and leaked 50-100 gallons of diesel fuel into the marina.    The Chief went into great detail about the incident, and the response by authorities to the incident.  The Harbor Master was present and offered additional insights.   Questions from the community were addressed.

Presentation – Riggers Loft Wine Company (Kathy Lund):   Representative Kathy Lund told the MBNC all about her company’s wine tasting operation at the foot of Canal Blvd in Point Richmond.   The operation has spectacular views of the Bay and San Francisco skylines, and is open Thursday through Sundays.  For more information:  www.RiggersLoftWine.com

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30PM.

Minutes Submitted by Stephen Beard, MBNC Secretary