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WORA July Member Meeting
Mark Mhley
15:23
Renew your WORA Members via check to: WORA PO Box 175, Annapolis, MD 21401 or online through: https://wardone.org/join-renew/$20 for single person / $35 for all other memberships (couples/families/absentee homeowners), questions contact Susan Hardy at susanhardy345@gmail.com
Mark Mhley
19:02
The details of Executive Order #27 are as follows:- Requires restaurants, bars and other food service establishments to cease indoor operations by 10:00 p.m.  - Prohibits indoor social gatherings of more than 25 people and outdoor social gatherings of more than 50 people. - “Social gatherings” include, but are not limited to, parties, cookouts, concerts or performances, parades, festivals, conventions, fundraisers, and other gatherings that are not associated with operating or patronizing a business.
Mark Mhley
21:04
ree COVID-19 testing downtown Monday July 27 9am-11am- You do not need to be sick and you do not need a referral. Testing can be done by appointment by calling 410-222-7256 or you can just walk up. If you have questions about COVID testing call 410-216-9167- Location is the Donner Parking Lot at 144 Compromise Street in downtown Annapolis, across from the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre.
Mark Mhley
23:25
There’s Elly’s comments in a PDF for everyone
Jonathan Hollander
23:41
Erik is from annapolis
Jonathan Hollander
23:51
he grew up here
Mark Mhley
26:10
All people who wish to testify must submit the requestthrough www.annapolis.gov/testimony at least four hours beforemeeting. They also must ‘dial in at least 15 minutes before thestart of the meeting. You are allowed three minutes and thenmuted and removed from meeting.
Marty Etzel
29:45
is there grandfathering for existing ADU's?
kate stillwell
37:50
my neighbors think that electronic capability means they do NOT have to display sticker
Bret Mingo
42:02
can you post that number here?
Elly Tierney
44:07
That's the conundrum. STICKERS are not necessary for ticketing by enforcing agent. They are simply to assist in self policing & I believe show a sense of ownership of the permitted space.
Hope Stewart
45:46
fcnolan@annapolis.gov hstewart@annapolis.gov smrice@annapolis.gov
Bret Mingo
46:22
I happen to own 667-NAPTOWN. Y'all want it?
Hope Stewart
47:55
They mayor's office number is 410-263-7997
Marty Etzel
49:23
can someone articulate the problems in ERZ's? We live 1 1/2 blocks from City dock, It is dead quiet by 11p, the USNA is in lockdown on the Yard, the only issue to us is the noisy cars and motorcycles. what else?
Sam & Joyce Maranto
50:23
motorcycles are a giant nuisance. far more than bar patrons.
Marty Etzel
51:26
sam & Joyce - totally agree
Chris Cole
51:32
it’s not about a problem, necessarily. The core concern is that there’s no clear path to provide feedback—positive, neutral, negative—on the zones. In Ward 1, there are multiple ERZs. Each potentially has a different zone captain. There’s been conflicting information on how residents can provide feedback, and it’d be ideal to clearly define a single channel
Bret Mingo
54:34
i live on fleet street. there is no way to walk in covid compatible ways on either sidewalk at the end of fleet hitting market square because of crowding by the two bars at either side of fleet street at market space. I have a 9 year old daughter and walking in the middle of the street doesn't work. We need the pedestrian rights of way open in a socially distance way.
Elizabeth Clare Conger
57:07
I would really love to see a farmers market downtown at market space once a week.
Sam & Joyce Maranto
58:06
is Charleston’s City Market an we
Sam & Joyce Maranto
58:29
sorry. is Charleston’s City Market and example?
Elly Tierney
59:06
By the time we get a decibel meter to cite a motorcycle they've blown past. It's unfortunate.
Carolyn Mitchell
59:41
I have a comment from Pinkney Street
Bret Mingo
01:01:09
i have a comment about fleet and market
Elly Tierney
01:01:19
unfortunately socially distancing in an open market is difficult, but they are definitely in the CDAC concept plan in Market Place!
Mark Mhley
01:01:21
Got it Bret
Diane Rey
01:05:29
I have a house on Pinkney. I didn’t hear anything from anyone ahead of time. It’s difficult to get to our house, but we make it happen in the spirit of supporting the community - BUT it would have been nice to have been asked ahead of time. AND - 10 % off on a glass of wine at Market House or something similar would have been a neighborly quid pro quo.
kate stillwell
01:11:41
instead of using orange and white barricades around every restaurants, use white ones or orange ones, not both.
Chris Cole
01:20:48
+1 for Bret’s comments, and to expand: it’s definitely can be a challenge (as a pedestrian) to navigate tables while maintaining a 6’ distance
Marty Etzel
01:34:11
The City has done an amazing job providing a platform with ERZ's for getting the businesses reopened and there wasn't any time for planning since an emergency. Our business was at 20% of prior year (on average) for 3 months! Probably a similar number for most other businesses downtown. This is good conversation tonight about making tweaks to keep the positive momentum going. When we get to October we will be at same point if indoor dining still heavily restricted and USNA closed... The big concern now is for businesses to make it thru the winter
Harald Mangold
01:46:36
I applaud Claire for her comment. some of the BRZ organizers ONLY think about what is good for businesses with very little, if any, consideration for the residents. this is why many residents asked for a city contact to help.
Harald Mangold
01:47:33
we just want to be heard too. we are for helloing the businesses, please don’t misunderstand.
Marty Etzel
01:49:01
we need a bakery downtown..
kate stillwell
01:49:47
during CDAC process, the “saving of parking spaces” was paramount. and yet, now with ERZ the city has wiped out many spaces in favor of outdoor dining. I feel there is a disconnection between making it a priority for planning but easily cast aside for “saving businesses”
Chris Cole
01:50:25
A bakery downtown would be awesome! Annebeth’s does often have fresh bread, but it’s not necessarily a “regular” item
Elizabeth Clare Conger
01:54:08
a bakery, a market, and a real general store. I can dream.
Harald Mangold
01:56:03
yes Bakery...market house has one of the best pastry chefs I have seen in the US...bake us some awesome bread please!
Mark Mhley
01:56:12
Anyone else for comments or questions or concerns?
Sam & Joyce Maranto
01:57:25
A comment. My first meeting. great discussion and perspectives. thanks.
Mark Mhley
01:57:42
Thanks for coming Sam. Join WORA!!!!!!
Sam & Joyce Maranto
01:57:52
we’re paid members.
Diane Rey
01:57:56
If a market is able to come in, we need to regularly patronize it! I understand from Market House staff that the market corner of Market House wasn’t patronized enough…. Although I admit it could have been better.
Mark Mhley
01:58:17
Awesome! Thanks…don’t have my gigundous member list in front of me
Chris Cole
02:00:05
solid point, Diane! I often hear that a market isn’t sustainable, because there aren’t enough residents (which often makes me laugh…). If we can attract a market, we would need to make an effort to support it until it’s established
Noelle Richmond
02:00:23
I would second Carolyn's comments. I admit I rarely venture into town to transact "normal business." We need a hardware store, a real market/ grocer, etc.
Chris Cole
02:01:24
Steven’s was the perfect HW store for W1, too: always had the odd skeleton key, weird sized hinge to fit historic fixtures
Joann Vaughan
02:02:57
I run MFA Circle Gallery on State Circle and I live in Ward One. Arts organizations are severely impacted. Come by and see what we have on our walls. Support local artists.
Rock Toews
02:03:08
The lack of diversity in businesses downtown is directly related to the cost of occupancy being tied to the indiscriminate issuance of liquor licenses.
Chris Cole
02:03:19
Joann, share the gallery’s hours?
Rock Toews
02:03:28
Thanks Mark!
Joann Vaughan
02:03:34
11 am - 5 pm every day
Chris Cole
02:03:40
👍
Harald Mangold
02:04:08
I thought the market house rent was set so it could survive with relatively little volume. if we got shopping lists of items they cover and they keep prices in line with other stores as their rent is low, this might work. unfortunately, we never knew what they have and there was very little marketing for that part of the space
Carolyn Mitchell
02:04:21
Rocke - you hit the nail on the head!
Noelle Richmond
02:04:25
Agree with Joann. We meed to promote and support our arts organizations and galleries.
Elizabeth Clare Conger
02:04:29
👍
Diane Rey
02:04:37
Thanks all for your perspectives and hard work. It ain’t easy, but Annapolis is worth it!
Chris Cole
02:04:45
+1
Sam & Joyce Maranto
02:05:18
+2
Harald Mangold
02:05:53
thanks all