Minutes - 4/2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009 10:00 AM

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April 1, 2009
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District 10 Community Council
Executive Committee Meeting
Historic Streetcar Station
April 1, 2009 7:00 p.m.
 
Minutes
 
 
Present: David Arbeit, Ted Sheu, Marcy Micek, Lori Klongtruatroke, Camille Schafer, Rhonda
DeBough-Insook 
Guests: Matt Schmitt
 
1.
 
Call to Order
7:00pm
2.
 
Approve Agenda/ Review/Approve March Minutes
Motioned by Marcy -  March minutes Unanimously Approved
3.
 
Chair Report (David).
In the 1st week in June there will be a neighborhood meeting with Parks and Rec.
focusing on parking and traffic.
 
4.
 
Financial Update (Marcy)
City contract work plans need to get in within the next month in order to assure
appropriate funding for 2009.  2008 COPP Grant  - the wages piece of it needs to be
reviewed again.  
 
Matt Schmitt spoke about submitting our newsletter into the Monitor.  The deadlines are
compatible and our newsletter and it could be delivered to the District 10 area.
5.
 
Organizer Report -- Activities and Issues
Another intern is coming in next week, her name is Kelly.  There will be upcoming
meetings with the block club leaders.  There will also be Building Clubs which are like
block clubs, but with apartments.  Kelly will be involved with this.  She will also be
involved with the Facebook page and the Welcome Wagon for new residents.  
 
Russ Stark offered to speak at our next Community Council meeting regarding the
budget.
 
David stressed keeping track of the staff work going into the Energy Park area in order to
be reimbursed by the Copp grant if/when it comes through for 2009.  And to use the word
ecommunications when sending neighborhood blasts.
 
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Kelly will be working on the garage sale as well.
 
Camille spoke about a gang shooting not far from our neighborhood.  David spoke about
having a police officer come and speak during a community council meeting about
neighborhood safety.  Perhaps it could be rolled into the block leaders, and involve Ken
Kunkle’s safety committee.
 
MN Council of Nonprofits will allow us to have several publications we might be able to
use.  The National Night Out kick off party is June 3rd from 6-7:30pm.  They are asking
for a $25 donation from each of the participating districts.  David suggests having the
Neighborhood Safety Committee involved in this.  
 
The 2009 COPP Grand has been resubmitted.  
6.
 
Discussions
a.
 
Staff Transition
Camille will be leaving us in early June.  We need to figure out what the staffing
options are.  Rhonda should be encouraged to give ideas and suggestions in how to
move forward after June.  Camille will be available for contact after June for
questions and guidance during the transition period.  Marcy spoke to creating a
timeline in dealing with the available job opening.  David spoke to having a few
members of the Executive Committee and the two staff members sitting down and
working on this.
b.
 
City Work Plan and Contracts
Camille had put together several drafts that are required for the 990. The first one is
due on May 15th.  David wants to have the Board look at them.
c.
 
Draft Policies and Procedures Review
 
d.
 
Como Park Meeting
Monday March 30th was the Como Park Master Plan meeting here at the Streetcar
Station.  There was a good turnout.  Art Oglesby is going to photograph every page of
the documents that were submitted in order to share with the community.  
 
The pool has many documents posted on our web site and on Art’s web site.
 
CIB recommendations went in today.  They ranked 21 projects with 150 points,
which included District 10 and Citywide projects.
e.
 
Lexington/Larpenteur/California Ave. Development (Sheu)
April 7th there will be a meeting at the Streetcar Station looking at the
Lexington/Larpenteur node study with Mr. Pastor, but he cannot make it.  It will be
more of a neighborhood meeting now looking at the node study and commenting on it
and asking questions of the City staff that will be there.  There were about 60 people
at a neighborhood meeting held last night.  The plans have not been well received that
involve a big-box retailer in that site.    In 2006, the Board passed a Land Use Study
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that is more consistent with the vision that some in the neighborhood envision.  This
Land Use Study was also passed by the City Council in 2006.
f.
 
Two additional CIB rankings  
The two additional CIB projects were discussed.
 
g.
 
District Council Budget Letter
David asks if there is a real threat to the Community Councils in terms of a budget
cut.  Meetings with the Mayor have produced an understanding of possible budget
cuts to the Community Councils in St. Paul.  If that is the case, he will work on a
letter from our District regarding its need for no cuts to its budget.  
 
7.
 
Agenda for April Board Meeting
 
a.
 
Guest Speaker Options
i.
 
Russ Stark? 
Lee Helgen? 
 
b.
 
Reports/Discussions/Update Items
i.
 
Matt Schmitt wants time to discuss the upcoming changes to the web site.
ii.
 
The garage sale needs to be discussed.
iii.
 
Lexington/Larpenteur node study
c.
 
Work Plan Review/Discussion
 
d.
 
Action Items
i.
 
Authorize Contract Submission
ii.
 
Sholom Home Resolution
 
8.
 
Adjourn
 
 
Meeting minutes submitting by Lori Klongtruatroke
 

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