ANA Community Meeting Minutes — October 1, 2012

Annual Meeting Minutes
October 1, 2012


Board members: Nic Baker, Kevin Kelly, Adam Sieve, Candace Baker, Sean Koebele, Jeff Smyser, Melanie Birke, Justin Kwong, Craig Pederson.

Invited guests: Robin Sauerwein (ANA office manager), City Councilman Kevin Reich, State Senator Kari Dziedzic, Carrie Day-Aspinwall (Neighborhood Specialist)

Nine additional community members


  1. Call to order: Nic Baker called the meeting to order at 7:07 P.M.

    1. Quorum (10 percent of registered members) is met.

  1. Review of agenda: No changes or additions.

  1. Review and approval of September 10, 2012 community meeting minutes. It was moved and seconded to approve as written. Minutes approved unanimously.

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Harvest Gathering at NEMS

From the flyer (pdf):

Join your neighbors for an evening dedicated to fostering community. Associate Justice Alan Page, Founder of the Page Foundation and Minnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, will be this year’s speaker. This FREE event will include live music, keynote speaker, dessert, and discussion. Come ready to meet some new folks and
discuss authentic community.

November 19th, 2012 @ 7pm • Northeast Middle School (2955 Hayes Street NE) • • @NEHarvestGather

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Middle School October Update

Another academic year is underway at Northeast Middle School, and students and staff are again hard at work. A variety of new (and returning) programs and systems are in place this year. Here are a few of the highlights.

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November-December Newsletter

Download a PDF of the 2012 November-December ANA Neighbor here.

Also see our archive of past issues.

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ANA Updates By-Laws

At its Annual Meeting on October 1st, 2012, the Audubon Neighborhood Association voted to adopt revised By-Laws.

Download the By-Laws here (pdf), or find them along with our other rules, plans and policies on our ANA Essentials page.

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Tenants Rights Workshop

From the flyer (pdf):

Tenants Rights Workshop

October 23, 2012
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

At: Joule
1200 Washington Ave S, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis (at the 35W exit)

What is this?
There are landlords who are good. There are some landlords who would be better if they had the right information. And then there are many others who aren’t interested in doing what’s right.This is for tenants who have experienced the last kind.

There is a $35 fee, which includes lunch and take-home materials. Check the flyer for complete details.

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November Meeting Rescheduled

The November 5th ANA community meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, December 3rd, at 7pm.

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ANA By-Laws Vote

The ANA Board is proposing changes to the Association By-Laws to comply with City requirements and reflects current practices.

The draft new by-laws and a table summarizing the proposed changes are attached below.

ANA’s current by-laws can be found here.

The membership will be voting on the proposed changes at ANA’s annual meeting on Ocitber 1st. There will be time for question and discussion before the vote is taken.

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Streetcar Plan Open House

A series of three open house meetings is scheduled to give the public an opportunity to learn about modern streetcar and enhanced bus options being considered on a key route through the city, and to share their ideas on improving transit service. The City of Minneapolis is examining options to improve public transit along the busy corridor that includes Nicollet Avenue through south Minneapolis and downtown and Central Avenue in Northeast.

The open houses will provide an overview of the Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study, which is just beginning and will continue into 2013. The study will identify a preferred transit enhancement that could serve as the first phase of a longer-ranger vision for transit service in the corridor.

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2PAC Personal Safety Workshop

The 2nd Precinct and the 2nd Precinct Advisory Council are sponsoring a Personal Safety workshop on Monday, October 15th, from 6pm to 7:30, at Budo Martial Arts at 1101 Stinson Blvd
At this class, you will learn how distance awareness, body language, eye contact and tone of voice can play a role in preventing a physical assault. Simple physical self-defense techniques are also presented. This workshop is free, paid for by the 2nd Precinct Advisory Council, with space donated by Budo Martial Arts. This may be the only Personal Safety Workshop in 2nd Pct this year. These classes have been very popular. Save your place by contacting Sean at or calling 612-781-2299.
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