Tuesday, September 27, 2011

CERT Training available Oct 1 & 2

Attention Mount Rainier!  In light of the plague of natural disasters we have suffered over the last few years (Snowmaggedon, earthquake, Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee) it would be great to have more of our neighbors go through the CERT program.

This weekend, October 1-2, 2011, Prince George's County Office of
Emergency Management ( OEM ) will be hosting a Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT) training.  DelMarVa Search and Rescue will be
teaching the class. The class will take place at the Prince George's
County Fire Services Building, it is located at 6820 Webster StreetLandover Hills, Md 20784. Registration is from 0800-0900 hours and classroom instruction is from 0900-1600 hours.

If you would like to take the CERT class, please feel free to
contact me by email at ksg2nd@comcast.net or by my cellular phone at

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Passing the Hat for Neighbors in Need

Passing the Hat for Neighbors in Need

As many Mount Rainier residents know, a few weeks ago there was a devastating fire on Otis Street that cost two families their homes - a total of 11 adults and 3 children are displaced.  Senior Ward 2 Council Member Ivy Thompson has taken the lead on organizing to help the families, and the two of us have formed a committee with neighbor Tyrese Robinson to facilitate "passing the hat" in the community so Mounties can donate to our neighbors in need.

The past two Saturdays money has been collected at the Mount Rainier Farmer's Market and we plan to make that available again this Saturday, September 17.  Also local businesses Glut, ZZ Pizza, and Nisey's Boutique, along with City Hall, have collection jars.  Tremendous thanks to them for being outstanding community members!

Passing The Hat: Busboys and Poets, Tuesday Sept. 20, 5PM-Close

Mark Your Calendars! Tuesday, Sept. 20 Busboys and Poets will join our efforts to Pass The Hat for our Neighbors in Need. They have graciously agreed to go against their normal protocol in order to help our community. On Tuesday, Sep. 20, they will donate 5% of money from FOOD AND DRINK sales toward out families.

Please Note: this is a community effort thus this offer is only valid at our local Busboys and Poets.
5331 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, MD

Special thanks to neighbor Tyrese Robinson for really stepping up and making this happen!!

Anacostia Hours local currency info meeting 9/14

You are invited to…
“How to Use an Hour”  (an Anacostia Hour, that is…)
When:  Wednesday, September 14, 2011 – 7-9PM     
Where:  4104 32nd Street, Mount Rainier
Are you unsure what to do with those Anacostia Hours that are burning a hole in your pocket, or sitting in your cash register, or perhaps a kitchen drawer?  Are you thinking:  where did I put that directory of goods and services they gave me, when I signed up as a member? 
What:  Join the organizers of the Anacostia Hours local currency initiative on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, for a free and brief “inservice” training on how to make the most of your Hours, while boosting circulation of the currency and increasing benefits to community participants.   We will be hosting this event at 4104 32nd Street, Mount Rainier, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  All are welcome, members and non-members alike!  To accommodate those just getting back from work, we’ll begin the session with a pot luck supper offering.  Feel free to bring something to add to the potluck. 
This informal and interactive training will cover such topics as: 
  • using the Hours directory and website (www.anacostiahours.org)
  • initiating transactions
  • advertising your goods & services
  • keeping your membership current
  • getting change (smaller denomination Hours bills – or dollars and cents)
  • communicating with the Hours community
  • expanding the base of members, goods & services.
  • for storefront businesses, additional tips and guidance
To help us with planning, please RSVP to:  anacostiahours@yahoo.com  or
Nick Williams, nwilliams550@gmail.com, 443 722-0528

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Council Meeting, Tuesday 9/6/2011

September 6, 2011
One Municipal Place
7:00 PM 

Mayor and Council meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at City Hall.

Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
Review and Approval of Agenda
Review and Approval of Minutes
Official Reports
  • Mayor 
  • Council 
  • City Manager 
  • Department Heads
General Public Comment (Limited to Three (3) minutes per person per subject matter)

New Business
Proclamation Designating September 2011 National Preparedness
Resolution 10-2011 appoint John Saunders to the City of Mount Rainier Ethics Commission
Resolution 11-2011 Approving Designated Areas for 2011 MainStreet Application
Resolution 12-2011 Approving Application for Tax Credit Joe’s Movement Emporium
Resolution 13-2011 Approving Application for Tax Credits for HIP Services, Inc.
Resolution 14-2011 Declaring city property surplus and disposing of police vehicles

Possible Funding for Irene Damage

Please contact City Hall (jwallace@mountrainiermd.org -  301-985-6583)  if you or someone you know suffered flooding in their basement as a result of Hurricane Irene.  It is a possibility that the homeowner may receive some assistance from FEMA.  Officials are slated to conduct an analysis starting next week on this matter.