SBNA Meeting Updates

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

The South Baltimore Neighborhood Association got together for their monthly meeting on Tuesday night. Here’s a recap:

1901 South Charles Street Seeks Leasing Trailer

John Mayer, president of Chesapeake Realty Partners, and his attorney came to the meeting looking for support for a leasing trailer for the adjacent 1900 S. Charles property.  The trailer was unanimously supported by SBNA.  For full coverage about the building and trailer, read our full article.

Officer Reitz Stopped By

Major David Reitz, the commanding officer for Southern District Police, stopped by the meeting to introduce himself.  Reitz recently worked in the southeast district which is similar to the southern district as they both have many bars and a mix of good and bad areas.  Major Reitz is putting an emphasis on property and nuisance crimes in the area.  He said the police are looking to give more citations in alcohol-related incidents as they allow the police to stay on the streets instead of all night at central booking. He also noted that it sends an expensive message to the perpetrators. For additional police news, you can read our article with information about the recent assault at Riverside Park.

C&R Pub Apologizes for PR Gaff

A bartender from C&R Pub was recently put on 98 Rock to promote the food at the pub, but the interview was apparently steered in the wrong direction and resulted in the bartender flashing herself. The owner and manager stopped by to apologize for the issue and any embarrassment it caused the neighborhood.  They were hoping to promote their food, but the DJs had other ideas.

Clement Street Looking for Traffic Help

Clement St., between Hanover and Race St., is having problems with speeding cars on their block.  They needed SBNA’s permission to start a petition for a traffic change and SBNA unanimously approved.

Teen Council Report

The teen council participated in a Teen CSI Project involving Commissioner Bealefeld.  The kids really enjoyed the project and did a fabulous job.  The teens also cooked a meal for the police and will be attending a college lacrosse game tonight.

Liquor Advisory

Liquor license transfers were approved for Rowhouse and Taco Spot.  SBNA also drafted a letter for bar owners in the neighbhorhood that detailed how to deal with problems and issues between residents and bars.

Historic Picnic on Federal Hill

The neighborhood associations of Federal Hill, Federal Hill South and South Baltimore will be hosting a historic picnic on Federal Hill on Sunday, May 6 from 12 – 2 pm. The event will celebrate Federal Hill being the location that marked Maryland’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Bring a dish to share and enjoy a huge Federal Hill birthday cake during this great community event!

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