October 11, 2016 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council

Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the Neighborhood Organization

October 11th, 2016
6:00 PM

Location of Meeting: The Bakken Muesum

The regular meeting of the Neighborhood Organization of West Calhoun Neighborhood Council was called to order at 6:11 PM on October 11th 2016 at The Bakken Museum by Allan Campbell.

Approval of Agenda

The agenda for the meeting was distributed and unanimously approved.

Welcome

Allan Campbell

CM Palmisano Update:

  • Street sweeping starts October 18th
  • Early voting began Sept. 23rd
  • Bird safe glass will be used in NEW skyways downtown
  • Hoping to have a left arrow a the Dean/Lake intersection by the end of the year
  • Working on the turn arrows at 32nd and Excelsior
  • There will be some sort of public art at the West Lake station in West Calhoun

New 5th Precinct Inspector Kathy Waite

  • Inspector Waite introduced herself and talked about her career and her vision
  • Chelsea our PMD Safety Specialist talked about recruiting new block leaders. She gave the WCNC some ideas on how to better door knock at the apartments in the neighborhood

November Meeting

The board voted in a unanimous voice vote to not meet in November. The WCNC meeting falls on election night and the Bakken is a polling place. The WCNC will meet again in December.

Phase II Plan

A Community Vote took place for the approval of the WCNC Phase II Plan. A motion was made and seconded to approve this plan. This motion passed with a unanimous voice vote.

Agenda and Time of Next Meeting 

The next meeting will be held at 6:00 AM on December 13th , 2016 at the Bakken Museum

The meeting was adjourned at 7:16PM by Allan Campbell

Minutes submitted by: Krsitina Erazmus
Minutes approved by: WCNC Board

September 13, 2016 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council

Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the Neighborhood Organization

September 13, 2016
6:00 PM 

Location of Meeting: The Bakken Muesum

 

The regular meeting of the Neighborhood Organization of West Calhoun Neighborhood Council was called to order at 6:03 PM on Sept. 13th 2016 at The Bakken Museum by Allan Campbell.

Approval of Agenda

The agenda for the meeting was distributed and unanimously approved.

Welcome

Allan Campbell

Committee Updates

  • There was a motion made and seconded to approve sending out an oversized postcard to help promote the Community Meeting. This motion was approved with a unanimous voice vote.

Phase II

  • Community notice goes out Sept. 20th.
  • NRP – remove the word “considered.”
  • There was a motion made and seconded to accept the NPP with edits. This motion was approved with a unanimous voice vote.

Treasurer Report

  • There was a motion made and seconded to look into a third party accounting firm to help with the Treasurer duties and accounting. The Board authorized staff to set up a meeting with the Mobius Group for further discussion.

Newsletter

  • The newsletter will go out at the end of October

Events

  • Astronomy Night was a success. Residents were able to see Saturn and the moon. There was also a Juno mission to Jupiter presentation. The Board will have a discussion at the November retreat to talk about which events to continue.

Safety

  • Richard will attend that CIDNA meeting to discuss out Phase II plan.
  • The safety observations will continue.
  • The MN Safety Council is partnering with the Safety Committee
  • The number of pan handlers is increasing in the neighborhood. W32nd and excelsior – Staff will be looking into the possibility of getting traffic to strip the lanes with turn arrows – as you come up from the lake it is a one way and there is confusion about which lane to be in to turn safely.

Agenda and Time of Next Meeting

 The next meeting will be held at 6:00 AM on October 11th , 2016 at Bakken Museum

The meeting was adjourned at 7:31 PM by Allan Campbell

Minutes submitted by: Krsitina Erazmus
Minutes approved by: WCNC Board

December 13, 2016 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council

Meeting Minutes

December 13th, 2016

Meeting called to order at 6:08

Motion made and seconded to approve both Sept and Oct. meeting minutes. This motion passed with a unanimous voice vote.

CM update – Patty Day

  • Main update was the city budget.
  • Took dollars from LED to address youth violence. Will hire 15 more officers.
  • Body cameras are on all officers.
  • Lake and Dean left turn arrow – getting ready to turn it on

 

Accounting Update

  • Staff will connect with Mike Wilson regarding taxes.
  • There was discussion regarding hiring Megan from the Mobius Group to be the account for the WCNC.
  • The WCNC agreed to the terms presented by staff on behalf of the Mobius Group. There was a motion that was seconded and passed with a unanimous voice vote to agree to contract with the Mobius Group beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

CPP Application

  • There was a motion that was seconded to approve the 2017-2019 CPP Application. This motion passed with a unanimous voice vote.

New Website

  • The new site will be ready for preview at the Jan. meeting.

Safety Map

  • There was discussion regarding the Safety map. Richard has put dots on the intersections of concern.
  • There is a need for informational signage.
  • Is it possible to have a sign indicating caution – that you are entering a congested neighborhood?
  • There is interest in traffic calming – have better crosswalk markings to make peds feel safer crossing.
  • Need for directional traffic signs.

Coordinator Update

  • The Board is interested in partnering and working in collaboration with other neighborhoods on projects.
  • The Board is looking to schedule a neighborhood Happy Hour at a local restaurant to promote the WCNC and help residents connect.

Coordinator Contact

  • Staff and residents were excused from the meeting so the Board could discuss staff’s contract.
  • The WCNC would like to update staff’s contract.

New Business – none

Meeting adjourned at 7:40

 

 

 

 

July 14, 2015 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council Meeting Minutes

July 14th 2015 – 6:00 p.m., The Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S.

Board Members Present: , Ian Kees, David Rhees, Richard Logan, Brent Olson, Mary Underwood, Katie Larson, Haydee Peterson, Kathy Cobb, Allan Campbell, neighborhood staff Kristina Erazmus and NCR staff Jack Whitehurst

Meeting called to order at 6:00 with a Welcome by President Ian Kees.

Treasurer’s Report: Brent Olson is the new Treasurer. He has had a chance to look over the checkbook and finances and is getting to know our procedures.

Coordinator Report by Kristina Erazmus:

There was a discussion on the renaming of Lake Calhoun. With increasing media coverage the issue was discussed by the Board. Staff reached out to Brad Bourn to initiate the beginnings of a conversation. He explained that the Park Board has not taken a position on this issue. This is his personal position as a Commissioner. He feels that the lake should be renamed. He will be available in whatever capacity the Board sees fit as this issue moves forward. The Board discussed inviting Brad to a future meeting. They would also like to discuss other issues that are important and timely to West Calhoun Neighborhood. Concerns came up regarding any financial burdens that would be placed on the neighborhood such as signs and materials. The biggest issue to the Board was the process. Is this collaboration with our PB representative? Is this a priority for the neighborhood? There was a motion made and seconded and passes unanimously to table this discussion until the Sept. meeting to see how and where the issue and conversation unfolds. There was another motion made and seconded and passed unanimously to add a question to the Green Space written survey to be handed out at Movie Night to ask residents their opinion on renaming Lake Calhoun.

Phase I and Phase II Updates – presented by Jack Whitehurst.

Jack Whitehurst, the WCNC Neighborhood and Community Relations staff, attended to help clarify where WCNC stood with its financials, Phase I and Phase II dollars. Jack began by letting the Board know that the waiver request for additional time to create a Phase II plan was approved by David Rubedor, Assistant City Coordinator/Director for NCR. This was an important announcement for the Board as the Phase II plan has been in limbo due to the ongoing stops and starts of the SWLRT. With the wavier granted, Jack and Kristina will be able to work on the WCNC Phase II Plan, make plan modifications to the Phase I Plan and draft a Neighborhood Priority Plan at the same time. The WCNC will work on neighborhood engagement to set the priorities of the residents/neighborhoods.

Committee Reports:

  • Communications and Outreach: Newsletter went out, postcards went out and the first of two adds were in the Southwest Journal to promote Movie Night. We have placed work on developing a new website on hold until the fall.
  • Environment: New bike racks in the neighborhood are moving forward.
  • Safety: Richard, Committee Chair, asked the WCNC to support the ongoing safety efforts the committee is focusing on. They would like to set up a meeting with officers to discuss safety in the neighborhood. The number one priority right now for the committee is a Public Safety Meeting/Seminar.   There was discussion about how this meeting would fit in with the city Multi-Model Study currently underway in the neighborhood.   Discussion about this had the WCNC thinking it would be better to wait for the Multi-Model study to be completed to see how committee priorities will fit in with the results. There was a motion made and seconded and passed unanimously to give the Safety Committee $200 for related equipment to help with the traffic tracking they are preforming in the neighborhood.
  • Long Term Vision: The Green Space Survey update: responses have varied, there seems to be more owners than renters completing the survey. Filling in the field is the number one concern expressed by residents. Also, there are open houses scheduled for the Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun Master Plan. These open houses will be listed on the website.
  • SWLRT: The Met council has approved the downsized budget.

Movie Night Update: Movie Night is coming together. Food Trucks and ice cream confirmed. Will create a FB event. Weather should be nice.

Uptown Community Engagement: There is one meeting left. The committee looking for some “low hanging fruit” for first project to work on.

Blueprint for Equitable Engagement:

  • Ian will create a first draft for the WCNC. Once completed the Board will be asked for feedback. The due date for a response was pushed out to Aug. 14th.

Land Sale on France Avenue – presented by Leslie Lydell

  • Leslie presented a brief background of the sale to the WCNC. She asked the board to attend the Ways and Means meeting on July 20th. The position of some residents is why give up and just sell the land. Why can’t they keep the land public for residents to use?

Minutes respectfully submitted by Kristina Erazmus

April 12, 2016 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council

Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the WCNC

April 12, 2016
6:00 PM

Location of Meeting: Bakken Museum

Present at Meeting: Katie, Brent, Allan, Richard, David, Annie, Kathy

Absent from Meeting: Mary

The regular meeting of the WCNC of West Calhoun Neighborhood Council was called to order at 6:05 PM on April 12, 2016 at Bakken Museum by Katie Larson.

Approval of Agenda

The agenda for the meeting was distributed and unanimously approved.

Review of Previous Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and unanimously approved.

Amendment To Agenda

Katie/Brent

Would like to amend the agenda to add the Treasurer’s Report. Brent will be stepping down as treasurer and would like some time to transition out of the position to properly train in a new treasurer.

Engagement Committee Update

Kathy

Kathy and Annie walked around the block to take photos of the utility boxes to begin the utility box wrap project. They would like to open it up to a neighborhood Photo Contest to help decorate the boxes.

CM Palmisano’s New Aide

Patty Day

Patty introduced herself to the Board and is looking forward to working with us.

Events

Alan

The conversation to decide on the nomination process for the Calhoun Treasures was tabled last month for discussion and resolution this month. Following a discussion, the Board decided that this year it is acceptable to offer the award to two people.

City Council Update

CM Linea Palmisano

Linea’s city update included: information on Organics, street sweeping, the Minneapolis Parks proposal and the 3 different proposals on the table, Residents will hear more about these proposals as well as a clear direction in the next two weeks when this issues comes before the COW. Linea is working with traffic and the Minnikada Club to put in a speed wagon at the intersection where a biker was recently injured.

Coordinator Update

Tina Erazmus

Coordinator Update included:

* a FB event page for Earth Day

* will pick up the supplies for Earth Day

* have a meeting set up w/ DOJO / website

* working on the Annual Meeting and the Annual Report

Agenda and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held at Annual Meeting! 6:00 PM on May 10, 2016 at the Bakken Mueseum

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM by Katie Larson.

Minutes submitted by: Kristina Erazmus
Minutes approved by: WCNC Board

March 8, 2016 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhod Council

Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the WCNC Board

March 8, 2016
6:00 PM

Location of Meeting: Bakken Museum

Present at Meeting: Ian, Katie, Brent, Kathy, David, Allan

Absent from Meeting: Kathy, Mary, Richard, Annie

The regular meeting of the WCNC Board of West Calhoun Neighborhod Council was called to order at 6:00 PM on March 8, 2016 at Bakken Museum by Ian Kees.

Approval of Agenda

The agenda for the meeting was distributed and unanimously approved.

Review of Previous Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and unanimously approved.

Welcome

Ian

Ian will be stepping down from the WCNC. Kathy made a motion to have Katie step in and take over. Katie will serve through the May meeting. Motion was seconded by David and motion passed with a unanimous voice vote.

Long Range Committee Update

Katie

There will be two other CAC meetings – the last CAC meeting was well attended. The Board still wants to stay plugged in to the upcoming meetings as well as the Park Board meetings.

Engagment Committee Update

David

Website:

The committee recommends that the Board should go with DOJO for the build/design of the new website. The committee like the discount, the proposal and training. The proposal was very well received by the committee.

David made a motion to go with the DOJO Group for the build/design of the new website. The motion was seconded by Kathy and passed unanimously by voice vote.

Utility Box Wraps:

The Board wants to move forward with this project. There was discussion regarding the use of the stock photos offered by the city or we use an original. Kathy is looking over the requirements. We need to determine which boxes are eligible and which ones we want to do. The cost will be between $500-$1500. There was a suggestion to have a resident Photo Contest for original photos of the neighborhood for the box wraps.

Event Committee Update

Allan

  • Movie Night will be July 28th and the movie will be Inside Out.
  • There was discussion regarding this years Calhoun Treasurers award. Discussion was regarding how we choose nominees and if we need to nominate someone each year. This discussion was tabled for a final decision next month.

Safety Committee Update

Steven from CIDNA was our guest. He presented a letter that was drafted by the Safety Committee regarding asking permission to hand out the Traffic Congestion Brochure to residents in the parking lot to help ease the congestion in Market Plaza. Discussion points were that perhaps just thanking them without asking for anything is a better approach, who will the letter will be coming from i.e. Chair, Board or Committee, and is handing out the brochure the best and most effective way to get the information out to residents. Resolution was to redraft the letter to just thank them, for their cooperation and to look forward to working with them in the future.

Coordinator Update

Tina

Discussion about the topics of Annual Meeting

Agenda and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on April 12, 2016 at the Bakken Museum

The meeting was adjourned at 7:08 PM by Ian Kees.

Minutes submitted by: Kristina Erazmus
Minutes approved by: WCNC Board

February 9, 2016 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council

Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the West Calhoun Neighborhood Council

February 9, 2016
6:00 PM

Location of Meeting:
Bakken Muesum
3537 Zenith Ave. S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416

Present at Meeting: Board Members: Ian Kees, Katie Larson, Kathy Cobb, Allan Campbell, Richard Logan, Annie Zager, Brent Olson, David Fettig, Mary Underwood

The regular meeting of the West Calhoun Neighborhood Council of West Calhoun Neighborhood Council was called to order at 6:04 PM on February 9, 2016 at Bakken Muesum by Ian Kees.

Approval of Agenda

The agenda for the meeting was distributed and unanimously approved.

Review of Previous Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and unanimously approved.

Welcome

Ian Kees

Ian will be looking to step down soon and is looking for any Board member interested in taking over as Chair. Katie also announced that she will be stepping down this summer as well. Kathy then added she would also be stepping down after the Annual Meeting in May.

Treasurer Report

Brent Olson

Brent went through the financials and talked about the 2016 CPP allocation. Tina will talk to Jack to get questions answered regarding the allocations as well as the contract – Third amendment.

Long Range Committee Update

Katie Larson

Katie talked about the meeting that she had with PB rep. Brad Bourn. Brad encouraged the board to attend Park Board meetings after the CAC. Also, to focus on adding notes to the CAC recommendations. There was a conversation regarding the lack of clout that neighborhood has; in addition there is concern at the Board and neighborhood level that the continued addition of amenities will burden traffic, parking and ultimately safety. These issues are not being addressed.

Katie requested any final feedback needs to get to her by the end of the week, next Tuesday at the latest.

Events Commitee Update

Allan Campbell

The Loppet was a big success The WCNC six person team won their race!

The Polar Plunge will be the 5th and 6th of March. There was discussion of the WCNC corporate sponsorship. We are not allowed to set up a table but we can set up our flags, a game and have handouts.

Movie Night this year will be on July 28th. The movie will be Inside Out. 8:44 Sunset, 9:10 movie start time. We can present the Calhoun Treasurers at 8:45. We will be able to have food trucks and can charge them as a fundraiser.

Safety Committee Update

Richard Logan

The Safety Committee wants to watch how the intersections are being plowed. They may start taking pictures. They will continue to watch traffic @ the Dean Parkway intersection.

Regarding the brochure that has been prepared and vetted by Nathan; they want to proceed with contacting Calhoun Commons for their agreement with handing out the brochure.

CM Update

Emily Ziring

Emily discussed what is happening at the Ward 13 offices. For more information:

http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MPLS/bulletins/13258e5?reqfrom=share

CAC Discussion

Ken Dahler

Ken attended the meeting to hear the concerns of the Board in regard to the recent CAC recommendations. What the Board is asking for is help in supporting the position supported not only by the Board but also the residents of the neighborhood who expressed their feedback in a Green Space survey. Because we have so little as far as amenities – school, park, facilities etc, that what the residents do say should hold value. Ken agreed to help.

Bakken Lease Discussion

Ian Kees

Discussion regarding the new proposed lease by the Bakken is a shard increase from last year. Staff looked at the Ackerberg building in the neighborhood as a alterative. After discussing that option, it was determined that staff meet with the Bakken to see if there is room to negotiate the lease down to $1300.

Discussion Of Signage At 32nd And Excelsior

Annie Zager

There was discussion regarding the residents that are continuing to park in the crosswalk at the intersection of 32nd and Excelsior. This is creating a dangerous crosswalk for both peds and trying to the turn the corner. After a call by a resident to the CM office, patrols were sent out and nine citations were given. While the Board does not want to limit parking in such a dense area, the safety

concern was deemed more important. There was a motion made and seconded to allocate $400 for

No Parking Signs at the intersection of 32nd and Excelsior. This was approved by a unanimous voice vote.

Staff will look into how we can go about paying for the signs.

Coordinator Update

Tina Erazmus

  • There was some new pricing from Print Globe. There was a motion made and seconded to allocate $800 for more whistles in a variety of colors. The motion passed in a unanimous voice vote.
  • After a conversation with Constant Contact – the email program that WCNC uses, if we pay for a full year we will get a 30% discount. The was a motion that was made and seconded to have staff pay for a one year subscription to Constant Contact.
  • Staff will begin working on the Annual Report.

Consideration of New Business

Park Board Referendum

Meg Forney

Currently there is a 15 million dollar gap in PB funding. The PB is looking for support in a citizen driven effort, including a petition.

Development

Richard Logan

Richard thinks it is time to think big and begin engaging our large commercial neighbors such as Ackerberg and Calhoun Commons, to see what they think and how they feel about development in the neighborhood.

Agenda and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on March 8, 2016 at the Bakken Museum

The meeting was adjourned at 7:34 PM by Ian Kees.

Minutes submitted by: Tina Erazmus
Minutes approved by: WCNC Board

January 12, 2016 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council

Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the Neighborhood Organization

January 12, 2016
6:00 PM

 

Location of Meeting:
The Bakken Muesum
3537 Zenth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416

Present at Meeting: Katie Larson, Brent Olson, Allan Campbell, Annie Zager, Richard Logan, David Fettig, Mary Underwood, Tina Erazmus

Absent from Meeting: Ian, Kees, Kathy Cobb

The regular meeting of the Neighborhood Organization of West Calhoun Neighborhood Council was called to order at 6:03 PM on January 12, 2016 at The Bakken Muesum by Katie Larson.

Approval of Agenda

The agenda for the meeting was distributed and unanimously approved.

Review of Previous Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and unanimously approved.

Welcome

Katie Larson

Katie notified the Board that Ian would be unable to attend and that she will be chairing the meeting this evening.

Treasurer Report

Brent Olson

Brent discussed the balances in the accounts. He talked about what to do with the unrestricted funds. One option would be to open a separate account for these funds. The bank however, needs a minimum of $500 and there are fees associated with the account. The second option would be to deposit the funds into an existing account and keeping them separate with accurate accounting.
The Board voted unanimously to approve the second option.

 

West Lake Multi Model Transportaion Study

Nathan Koster And Team

Nathan Koster and Team went through the findings of the study in a slide presentation outlining recommendations. Nathan indicated that all these findings will be posted soon on the project webpage:

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/all/WCMS1P-138480

Coordinator Update

Kristina Erazmus

Our next Coordinator Meeting will be next week. Eric Gustafson, Executive Director of the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization and member of the NCEC, will be attending. He is chairing the effort with representatives from neighborhood organizations across the City to make recommendations about improving the CPP and determining a plan for future neighborhood funding after the year 2020. Eric requested attend our meeting after realizing that there were no neighborhoods represented from the SW part of the City.

The N2020 group is working on a list of recommendations to be submitted to the City in early 2016. Scott Engel from Carag gets the sense that they are interested in
– The NCR department providing value by creating more resources like a best practices archive, trainings requested by neighborhood organizations, and fostering collaborations amongst neighborhoods.
– Strengthening CPP requirements for neighborhood organizations including ensuring policies that welcome participation, tighten financial management, and involving underrepresented groups.

Long Range Committee Update

Katie Larson

The Long Range Committee is working on the CAC and current recommendations of the CAC Committee to focus on the Recreational Vision vs. the Ecology Vision that was supported by the residents and WCNC.

Engagement Committee Update

Annie Zager And Kristina Erazmus

The newsletter should be in mailboxes within three days. The RFP was approved by unanimous voice vote. The RFP will be mailed out by Kristina to the three companies that the committee had decided on. There will be follow up at the Feb. meeting.

Events Committee Update

Allan Campbell

Allan talked about deciding on the events for the WCNC to focus on in 2016. The motion was passed with a unanimous voice vote to support these events:

  • Weekend of February 6th-7th: Loppett.
  • Weekend of March 5th,6th: Polar Plunge.
  • April 23rd: Earth Day.
  • July?: Movie Night and Calhoun Treasures.
  • September: Astronomy Night.

Safety Committee Update

Richard Logan

Richard talked about the focus of the Safety Committee is the brochure that they are working in conjunction with CIDNA on to pass out to residents to help with congestion at Market Plaza. Staff will send the electronic copy of the brochure to Nathan to get his feedback before it is sent off to be printed.

Phase II Discussion

Katie Larson

Discussion regarding the Phase II letter and staff time dedicated to the planning and implementation of Phase II. Also continuing to involve Jack Whitehurst for his help throughout the process. Katie will be following up with Ian who is currently working on the Phase II letter.

New Business

Annie Zager

Annie expressed concern regarding residents parking in the crosswalk at 32nd and Excelsior. With scarce parking, residents are parking into the crosswalk. This is obviously a very dangerous situation for both peds and cars turning. Could WCNC work to get some signage up to remind folks not to park in the crosswalk. With agreement from the Board, this item will be added to the Feb. agenda for discussion.

Agenda and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be held at 6:00 AM on February 9, 2016 at:
Bakken Museum
3537 Zenith Ave. S.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM by Katie Larson.

Minutes submitted by: Krsitina Erazmus
Minutes approved by: WCNC Board

March 14, 2017 Minutes

West Calhoun Meeting Minutes

March 14th, 2017

Welcome

New Members

  • There was a motion and second to accept Sandra Reiger and Tim Musson as new WCNC Board members. The motion was passed with a unanimous voice vote.

Meeting Minutes

  • There was a motion to accept the January and February meeting minutes. The motion was seconded and passed with a unanimous voice vote.

Park Board Update

  • There was a discussion regarding the next steps to improve the flooding in the Green Space. Reviewed the meeting that staff, Allan and Richard had with Michael from the Park Board. The meeting went very well. They talked about the flooding, creating a more “park like” feel, getting a kiosk for the space and the lack of a name.
  • There is another meeting that is set for March 28th with Michael and James from the Watershed.
  • There was a request from Michelle from the SWJ to get an official comment form the WCNC regarding the CAC recommendations’ for the Green Space. The Board agreed that the letter previous written by Katie and approved by the Board would best explain the position of the WCNC. Staff will send the letter to Michelle.

Council Update

  • Kendall from Linea’s office attended to give the CM update.
  • There is a tree lottery coming up.
  • He talked about the information governance – how the city handles data.
  • The city is looking for applicants to sit on the many boards and commissions.
  • The listening sessions on the minimum wage is wrapping up.
  • The Audit Committee is asking the Audit Department to look into US Bank Stadiums. What are the obligations and risk to the city? Concerns include: suites & parking ramp.

Mobius Group – Accountant Presentation

  • Megan talked about getting all our financials in order.
  • Talked about “best practices” and to look at some examples to adapt to the WCNC policies. Separation of Duties is one example.
  • The MN Council of Nonprofits is a good place to find that information.
  • There was a motion made and seconded to accept Tim Musson as the new WCNC Treasurer. This motion was seconded and passed with a unanimous voice vote.

Project Committee Spreadsheet

  • Allan walked through the committee list and the projects assigned to each committee.

Traffic Update

  • Gave an update on the updates that Shane sent over and our next steps.

Park Dedication Funds

  • We pay taxes to support parks yet the WCNC has no parks.
  • What is available and how do we access the funds to help improve the Green Space.

Coordinator Update:

  • There was a motion made and seconded to accept the 2016 CPP Annual Report with the acceptation of some minor edits. This motion passed with a unanimous voice vote.
  • Discussion to strengthen partnership with the Bakken. Went over some opportunities. The final decision will be made in April.

Adjourn

  • The meeting was adjourned at 7:35
  • The meeting minutes have been respectfully submitted by Kristina Erazmus, staff for the WCNC.

February 21, 2017 Minutes

West Calhoun neighborhood Council

Meeting Minutes

February 21st, 2017

There was not a quorum present so agenda items were discussed.

  • Discussion of the upcoming Art of Hosting meeting.
  • Will have to go over the committee spreadsheet in March.
  • Safety updates form Shane – recorded intersection but has not watched it yet. Waiting to hear back from the County about signage at Lk and Market Plaza.
  • The CPP application was approved, is signed and we are waiting for an advance.
  • Phase II plan was also approved by the City Council.
  • “Frozen Funds” were restored to the neighborhoods by the City Council. WCNC will receive $77,000.
  • Newsletter will go out in the Spring to promote Annual Meeting.
  • Talked about Annual Meeting ideas.
  • Talked about Snow Emergency flyers.
  • Setting up meeting with the PB.