February 11, 2014 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council Board Meeting Minutes
February 11, 2014 – 5:30 p.m., 3515 Zenith Ave. S. (Home of Ian Kees)

Board Members:  John Abraham-Watne, Kathy Cobb, Ian Kees, Richard Logan, Haydee Peterson, David Rhees, Mary Underwood.  Staff:  Rhea Sullivan.  

The meeting was held at the home of Ian Kees due to a power outage at The Bakken Museum.

Summer Movie Night:  In order to hold a Summer Movie Night(s) at the neighborhood soccer field, we will likely need to work with the park that is closest to us.  Our contact at the Park Board will let us know which park that is.  A motion was made: “Move to spend up to $1,200 to sponsor up to three movie nights in the park.”  The motion carried.  It was suggested that it would be best to have some consistency with date, like the same day each month.  The date for signing up is coming up on February 24.  

Polar Bear Plunge:  Ian Kees reported that we need to submit what we would like to appear on the JumboTron.  It was suggested that we put together a series of photographs (perhaps 6) that represent the neighborhood – like the Greenway, the business nodes, The Bakken Museum.  We would like to include the text: “West Calhoun Neighborhood Council Welcomes You.”  Ian will find out what format they need it in.  John Abraham-Watne agreed to help if a PowerPoint is needed.  ACTION ITEM:  Rhea will send the text and images to Megan Powell at the Polar Bear Plunge.  She will also request one table and two chairs.

The Board discussed having a presence at the event on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  The consensus was that we should do it.   This is the schedule for staffing the tent:  

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Haydee Peterson and Rhea Sullivan

12 – 2 p.m. – Kathy Cobb

2 – 4 p.m. – Richard Logan

Ian said that we have 10 VIP seats available.  David requested to use two for his staff on February 28 because they will be observing the fireworks.  

Ian agreed to distribute the Save The Date flyers for the fireworks.

Lighting Walk:  Our Lighting Walk will be held on Wednesday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m.  We will begin and end at Wakame.  Council Member Linea Palmisano and her Policy Aide Emily Ziring will attend.  Richard Logan and John Abraham-Watne will lead the walk.

Tryg’s development:  David Rhees reported that we had a letter from Janet Halloway (who may be on the CIDNA Board) asking WCNC to take a position on the Tryg’s development.  Our concern is that we would need to be educated in order to make an intelligent response.  David offered that we could consider taking a position if someone on the Board wants to research it.  There were no volunteers.  Apparently CIDNA only weighed in on the height of the building.     

Next meeting:  Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  

The meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m.