Minutes - 6/2010
Friday, June 18, 2010 12:45 PM

 

DISTRICT 10 COMO COMMUNITY COUNCIL 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
Historic Streetcar Station, 1224 North Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55103
Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 7:00 PM
Meeting Minutes
 
Directors present: Panod Klongtruatroke, Jon Knox, Marsha Milgrom
Directors excused: Marcy Micek
Staff present: Rhonda DeBough Insook
 
Knox called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm and agenda and minutes from 5/5/10 approved.
 
Milgrom discussed minutes posting and approval procedure. Members present agreed to approve Executive Minutes via email prior to releasing it on the website and the Council board packet.
 
Knox reported that the City was processing the District’s grant application and payment ought to be issued within a few weeks. Additionally, District 10 received a check for the previous year’s COPP grant. There had been some confusion over what is reimbursable or not.   Finally, to close out the fiscal year 2009, District 10’s tax form 990 is complete and submitted to the accountant with several questions from Treasurer Marcy Micek.
 
DeBough Insook provided an update of staffing and activities. Josh Witte’s one-year anniversary with District 10 is coming up. Josh originally joined as a Job Corps intern and moved to a staff position late fall of 2009. DeBough Insook also mentioned her two-year anniversary in July. 
 
The Executive Committee discussed staffing structure and compensation policy. Currently there is not a clear policy for compensation; the HR Workgroup will address general policy at their next meeting. 
 
The Committee also discussed the timeframe around review of Becky Cline, whose employment letter gives her temporary status at five hours per week to assist mainly with financially related administrative duties. Committee members shared some thoughts about future staffing models.
 
Discussion also took place on some of the specific tasks related to finance and administration. The Executive Committee hopes to meet with DeBough Insook and Cline to understand how the current, temporary arrangement has been working, where any gaps are, etc.  
 
Klongtruatroke previewed the work he hopes to accomplish in updating bylaws. This includes further definition of business membership and voting procedures. Other items under consideration are the fiscal year of the district, board member recruitment and retention and officer elections.
 
District 10 received a letter regarding the proposed noise variance for the July 4 weekend Hmong Festival. Two community involvement opportunities are available: City Council hearing on the variance and an additional meeting arranged by Ward 5 Councilmember Lee Helgen. Executive Committee members questioned whether the Land Use Committee ought to consider the variance request.
 
The Committee discussed agenda items proposed for the June board meeting. The Como Woodlands Advisory Committee would like the opportunity to present. Invitation will also go to Bryan Murphy; he had asked for District 10 Council support of a grant to install solar-energy components in the new Aquatic Center.
 
The meeting adjourned at 9:03 p.m.

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