Minutes- 10/3/12
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:35 PM

Monday, October 3, 2012
7:00 PM

Members Present: John Knox (chair), Panod Klongtruatroke (vice chair), Linda Hinderscheit (secretary), Penny Spence (treasurer)

Staff Present: Jessie Bronk

Others Present: Dave Micek


I. Call to Order at 7:00pm

II. Dave Micek: Dave Micek came to discuss ways to honor Marcy Micek’s memory in the community that align with District 10’s mission. Ideas that were talked about were monthly walk around the lake, a community picnic and community conversations.
III. Board Elections: Elections will be Tuesday, October 16. Jessie will complete the voter guide with the list of candidates for the Friday e-newsletter.
A. Open Executive Positions: We have no applications for the Vice-Chair and the Treasurer position.

IV. October Meeting Speaker: We have no speaker for the October meeting. Panod is looking in to options.

V. Land Use Action Items for October Meeting: The Land Use Committee is requesting to submit two letters regarding Metro Transit Service Concept Plan and an Energy Park Drive construction project. The Executive Committee approved the letters, and there will be action items for the board at the October meeting to affirm the approval. Land Use will also be presenting a third letter of recommendation and action item on a nonconforming use issue that will be on the City Council agenda on October 17.

VI. Bylaws Action Item: There were a few suggestions from the board that the Bylaws Committee reviewed. A finalized copy will be voted on at the October Council meeting.

VII. Board to Vote to Null and void Copier Lease? Penny is giving the copier lease to attorney Ted Sheu, a former board member, to review the fine print. The Executive Committee is recommending to the Council that the lease be considered null and void, since it was not signed by the chairperson, not dated and not approved by the Council at the time of its agreement.

VIII. Bulk Permit Fundraising Letter: Our bulk mail permit and nonprofit status was approved by the post office. Jessie explained the process of using the bulk mail permit. We still need a mailing list before sending our fundraising letter.

IX. Committee Chair Status: Curtis Stock has volunteered to be the new Environment Committee member.

X. Insurance: Workers Comp, Reimbursement Policy: Jessie is having difficulty contacting our insurance provider (Nonprofit Insurance Providers) regarding our workers compensation and our reimbursement from our old policy. Jessie needs proof of our workers compensation in order to receive our COPP grant funding.

XI. Pancake Breakfast: The Pancake Breakfast is October 27. Penny needs board members to volunteer to help out that day. Penny is having a phone conference with Cate and the chef to discuss the food order.

XII. Safety Committee Letter: The committee wrote a letter regarding the City’s dog ordinances, and will be submitting it soon.

XIII. Neighborhood Clean up Feedback: The Neighborhood Cleanup went very well. We had a great turnout of District 10 volunteers and the event ran smoothly. There has been lower participation at cleanups all across the City this year.

XIV. CIB Proposals: CIB Proposal requests are due in January. We will include this on the October Council agenda so folks can brainstorm proposal ideas.

XV. Como Curb Clean Up: The Como Curb Cleanup, organized by Janna Caywood, is coming up on October 13-21. District 10 is the main partner on this event. Jessie will be emailing the board for requests for board member participation.

XVI. Adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Jessie (Bronk) Currier

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