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Minutes from Audubon Neighborhood Association
Monday, December 13, 2010 – Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
1. Call to Order
a. Attendance: Craig Pederson, Matt Brown, Nic Baker, Corri Sandwick
2. Review of Meeting Agenda
3. Approve November Meeting Minutes
a. Motion by Brown to approve November meeting minutes
b. Second by Baker
c. Motion carries
4. Officer and Committee Reports
a. President: Craig discussed the City budget situation and its impact on neighborhoods
b. Treasurer: account balances--$2,185 in cash account, $6,555 in restricted account
c. Communications: Nic indicated that he is continuing to obtain materials to include in the welcome packets
d. Land Use: Matt suggested that a commercial or institutional property be included in the rain garden project and Gustavus Adolphus Church would be a good candidate. The board agreed and Matt will approach the church about the possibility of constructing a rain garden.
5. New Business:
a. Discussion of housing program promoting working with residential architects
i. Corri and Matt discussed the possibility of implementing an architectural consultation program similar to those offered in Richfield and St. Louis Park, as well as a low-interest loan program that would encourage applicants to consult with an architect.
ii. The board agreed that offering a discounted architectural consultation to up to 20 homeowners with a $50 co-pay would be workable. It would potentially be funded by interest income from the loan programs.
iii. Corri will ask CEE about accessing the program income and report back in January.
b. Phase II housing allocation, uses for program income, and Code Compliance Program
i. ANA’s remaining Phase II NRP funds have been frozen due to the City budget situation.
ii. Corri will research establishing a “green” loan program that would replace the Code Compliance program, which has not been used.
c. January Community Meeting Agenda
i. Doron Clark could be invited to discuss City funding of neighborhoods
ii. Volunteer recruitment/ interest in Supersale
iii. Recovery Bike Shop
iv. Owners of Hazel’s
d. Board member recruitment/discussion of officers for 2011
i. Craig and Corri are willing to remain on the board, although Craig would rather not continue to serve as president
ii. Candace Baker is interested in serving on the board
iii. There are two other open seats and Craig and Corri will approach neighbors who may be interested.
e. NRP Funding Implications of 2011 City Budget Adjustments
i. While Phase II NRP funds have been frozen, ANA will receive $31,000 in 2011 from the City. This will potentially fund staff, rent, and the newsletter.
f. 2011 Spring WingDing
i. Matt will approach Scott Gagnon, the park supervisor, about planning for the WingDing, which is planned for Saturday, April 30.
6. NE Chamber of Commerce Update: none
7. Unfinished Business: none
8. Review Action Items
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm