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ANA Community Meeting Minutes (unapproved)
April 5, 2010
Salvation Army, 2727 Central Ave.
1. Call to Order/Welcome
2. Review Agenda
a. Josh Miller, MN Dept. of Health—Radon
b. Rose Ryan, Mpls Public Works—Bike Boulevard
c. Home Energy Workshop update
d. Spring WingDing
e. Art-A-Whirl, Hollywood Theater update
3. Approve February 2010 Community Meeting Minutes
a. Motion made to approve February 2010 minutes. Motion seconded. Vote occurred. Motion carries unanimously.
4. President’s report
a. Board member Jeff Ricker has taken new job and has resigned board seat.
b. Nic Baker expressed interest in board seat.
c. Motion made to elect Nic Baker to the ANA board. Second made. Vote occurred. Motion carries.
d. Ed Guzek , who is also interested in filling a vacant board seat, could not attend tonight’s meeting.
5. Treasurer’s report
a. Lisa Friedman stated that there is about $8,000 in the NRP account and about $1,200 in the cash account.
6. Land Use committee report
a. Matt Brown indicated that the farmers’ market will begin on June 17.
7. Tabled Motions/Unfinished Business—None
8. New Business
i. Joshua Miller from the MN Department of Health gave a presentation on radon gas in homes and radon mitigation.
b. Financial Planning
i. Marty Schriber introduced financial planners who will offer financial planning classes beginning April 15 on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6-7pm at Castle Remodeling on Johnson St.
c. Bicycle Boulevard
i. Rose Ryan from Mpls Public Works gave a presentation on the proposed bicycle boulevard between the Stone Arch Bridge and Columbia Heights.
ii. Within Audubon Park, the bike boulevard is proposed to follow Polk St south of 29th Ave and Tyler St north of 29th.
iii. Improvements along the route include removing 4-way stops at 26th/28th and Polk St and installing speed bumps or traffic circles.
iv. Cindy Schulte suggested that speed bumps, if constructed, should be concrete rather than asphalt.
v. If traffic circles are constructed, volunteers would be needed for maintenance.
vi. Gavin Watt expressed concern that the alignment of the bike boulevard had changed from the original plan, which followed Taylor and Polk Streets.
vii. Motion made by Gavin Watt to object to the Polk-Tyler route and support the original route proposed by the City’s Bikeway Plan. Motion seconded. Vote occurred. Motion carries—7 ayes, 4 nays, 5 abstentions.
viii. Gavin Watt suggested communicating the resolution to Councilmember Reich.
d. Home Energy Workshops
i. Corri Sandwick indicated the next Community Energy Services workshop would be held on April 29 and solicited volunteers for recruiting attendees.
e. Spring WingDing
i. Matt Brown encouraged everyone to attend the Spring WingDing on April 24 and discussed the proposed activities.
f. Art-A-Whirl, Johnstock, Hollywood Open House
i. Craig Pederson encouraged everyone to attend Art-A-Whirl and Johnstock on May 14-16.
ii. Matt Brown indicated that an open house at the Hollywood Theater is proposed for May 15, although the details still need to be worked out.
9. Elected Officials—None
10. Access to the Floor
a. Meeting Frequency/Location
i. Jen Shadowens expressed concern that meeting attendance has been lower since the community meetings were moved to the Salvation Army from Audubon Park. She indicated that ANA’s Internet communication is phenomenal, but would like to see more people involved in the meetings.
ii. Other community members agreed and suggested increasing the frequency of the meetings.
iii. Matt Brown indicated that ANA began holding quarterly meetings instead of monthly meetings last year since the board was spending a lot of time planning meetings rather than working on other projects.
iv. Craig Pederson suggested ANA could hold community meetings six times per year rather than four times and that the board could consider a revised meeting schedule.
b. TC Daily Planet
i. Ann Alquist from the Daily Planet indicated that the publication is revamping its community pages and would like to partner with neighborhoods.