Most of the regular Neighborhood Relations Committee attendees have shared that they’re unavailable for tonight’s meeting, so we’re going to cancel. Sorry for any inconvenience. Most of the agenda items have enough lead time to shift to the September meeting, but we will attempt to accomplish some of the necessary Harvest Festival Planning via email next week when people are back in town. If you would like to be included in the Harvest Festival planning emails, please let me or Jessica <firstname.lastname@example.org> know.
The D10 Environment Committee will still be meeting tonight at 6pm. If this cancellation creates a D10 meeting-sized hole in your life, I encourage you to attend and check out what the Environment Committee is planning! You can see the agenda and zoom info here on the D10 website: https://district10comopark.org/august-3-2022-environment-committee-meeting/
The Neighborhood Relations committee typically meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:15pm. All D10 Como Park meetings are open to the public and have space for community members to bring topics for discussion. This month’s meeting will be held hybrid in person at the Como Streetcar Station (1224 Lexington) and via Zoom.
D10 Como Community Council – AGENDA
Neighborhood Relations committee 08/’22
August 3 2022 – 7:15 PM
Como Streetcar Station (1224 Lexington Pkwy) and Zoom(Link) – (Call-in info above)
Community participants can bring topics & concerns
- Blood Drives – Aug 2 recap plus additional dates
- Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 9am-3pm
- Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 9am-3pm
- Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 9am-3pm
- Thursday, May 25, 2023, 9am-3pm
- Ice Cream Social – Feedback/debrief
- Entertainment (bubble/balloons)
- Ice Cream
- Como Connect
- Harvest Festival –
- Look over Volunteer Spreadsheet
- Confirm Demonstrations
- Confirm Entertainment
- Do we want food?
- Halloween Decor Prep (Action Item)
- Door Hangers
- Como Neighborhood History Project (Laura Oyen)
- Fairgrounds Citywide Drop-off – Sept. 17, 8am-1pm (Volunteer Sign-Up)
UPCOMING D10 EVENTS
- August 13, 9am-1pm Donate Good Stuff Eco-Fair
- Sept. 10, 3-5pm Tilden Harvest Festival (sd1 Event)
- Sept. 17, 8am-1pm Citywide Drop-off @ Fairgrounds
- Oct. 1, 10am-Noon Fall Como Tree Trek
- Oct. 8, 9am-Noon Lake Como Cleanup (Saturday)
- More upcoming events at district10comopark.org/Events
UPCOMING D10 MEETINGS
- August 16, 6pm – Land Use Meeting
- August 16, 7:15pm – D10 Board Meeting
- Sept. 7, 6pm – Environment Committee
- Sept. 7, 7:15pm – Neighborhood Relations Committee
About D10 Committee Meetings
RESPECT: D10 meetings are open to ALL community members. Please respect other voices and opinions. Try to keep discussion input brief and leave space for those who aren’t as comfortable speaking up at public meetings (if you’ve already spoken on a subject or asked a question, give others a chance before you speak again).
VIRTUAL/HYBRID: Technology has increased our reach to more people, but as we adjust to new features, it’s important to keep other’s experience in mind. Please use the raise hand feature or indicate in the chat if you’d like to speak, and know that those attending in person can’t always see the chat comments. Our board and meeting leaders are all volunteers, and are still learning and adapting to new meeting tech as well, please bear with us as we work to improve our meetings!
MOTIONS: D10 uses Robert’s Rules of order, often especially relaxed in committee meetings, but occasionally motions are brought to the floor, mostly for action items (below). Our bylaws state that D10 community members in attendance are members of committees, except disciplinary committees, with the right to make motions, vote, and speak in debate.
- Motions require a first (“I move to…”),
- A second (“I second the motion”),
- Then, following “any additional discussion”, the motion is voted on.
- Note: All community members in attendance may vote in D10 committees.
ACTION ITEMS: These are an important part of our organization process, but can be confusing at first. Action Items (AIs) approved at committee meetings are sent to the full D10 board for approval. Board members may bring AIs to the board independently as well, but AIs approved by committees only require a second at board meetings. You can view many examples of past action items here on Google Drive.
QUORUM: This is a term that refers to meeting attendance and whether a meeting is considered “official”. D10 bylaws define quorum for committee meetings as “a majority of the D10 Board members” assigned to the committee. In practice, this becomes a mostly semantic matter, as we still hold a meeting even if quorum is not met, notes are still taken and submitted to the board. Motions and votes cannot be made, but Action Items could be submitted to the full board individually by any board members present.
MISC. GLOSSARY: D10 meetings often use acronyms or reference partner organizations and City departments, as well as ongoing projects that new attendees might not be familiar with. Below are links for common references, if there’s anything you think should be added, please ask or email email@example.com.