ANA Board Meeting Minutes — September 2013

Audubon Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting
September 19, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m.

Members Present: Jeff Smyser, Jessica Kracl, Justin Kwong, Adam Sieve, Nic Baker, Sean Koebele and Kevin Kelly.

The July ANA meeting minutes were moved by Sean, seconded by Jessica and were approved unanimously.

Bremer Bank: Justin has been having difficulties with communication and poor service with Bremer. Other issues have been the overdrafts which Bremer was unwilling to compromise and the difficulty with getting new blank checks. The board did not make a formal decision regarding using Bremer. Nic and Adam will meet with Bremer to look into these issues.

ANA Board Meeting Minutes — July 2013

Audubon Neighborhood Association Baord Meeting Minutes
July 1, 2013


Board members: Nic Baker, Adam Sieve, Justin Kwong, Sean Koebele, Jeff Smyser and Kevin Kelly

Absent: Jessica Kracl

Minutes from the June 3 meeting were approved. SK, JS unanimously passed

Treasurer’s Report – No response from Bremer regarding signature card for the bank account.

The NCR account has $2,963.40 and there is $3,114.70 in the Cash Account

Neighborhood Participation Plan Survey update – the Board discussed what type of survey to conduct and what questions to ask residents who are from underserved groups and live in the Audubon neighborhood.

Free Bike Registration Offered by MPD

Register your bicycle with the Minneapolis Police Department!

It’s free, and will help them return your bike if it is lost or stolen.

Every year, thousands of bikes are lost or stolen in Minneapolis. Many of them are recovered. Yet, because of a lack of proper identification, only a small percentage are ever returned to their owners.

The Minneapolis Police Department has created an easy, on-line way to register your bicycle. You will need to include your bike’s serial number, a description of the bike--make and model--and contact information. Use this link to register your bike and in the event it is lost or stolen, and the MPD, other agencies or city departments recover it, we will be able to return it to you quickly.


June 2013 Meeting Agenda

ANA’s next community meeting is Monday, June 3, 7pm, at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1509 27th Av NE.

The Agenda includes:

  • State Senator Kari Dziedzic
  • State Representative Diane Loeffler
  • Hollywood Theater update
  • Colin Harris, Open Streets Minneapolis
  • Northeast Neighborhood Socials Project
  • Virginia Brophy Achman, Twin Cities in Motion

2803 Polk Variance Request

A potential buyer of the vacant lot at 2803 Polk Street has notified the association of his intent to seek a zoning variance for the construction of a house on that property. The variance would grant permission to build within the front yard setback along 28th Avenue NE.

The board will take up this issue at the May 6 meeting, starting no earlier than 8pm. All residents are welcome to attend.

Some relevant links:
CPED Land Sale Evaluation, February 7 2013 (pdf)

R2B zone requires 5000 SF minimum lot area for a new Single Family. As property is a "lot of record" per 531.100 (a), a Single Family Dwelling is a permitted use.

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May–June Newsletter

Download a PDF of the 2013 May–June ANA Neighbor here.

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March–April Newsletter

Download a PDF of the 2013 March-April ANA Neighbor here.

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ANA Offers Rain Garden Program

The “Neighborhood of Rain Gardens”

Rain gardens are beautiful and environmentally significant landscaping features that are gaining popularity. For the second time, Audubon Neighborhood Association is partnering with Metro Blooms and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to educate Audubon homeowners about the benefits and beauty of rain gardens.

Audubon homeowners and property owners are eligible to participate in a neighborhood rain-garden program to manage storm water runoff in the Mississippi River watershed. Up to 30 properties in Audubon Park will be selected to receive onsite consultations, where a rain garden design will be created specific to the property owner’s location. The neighborhood association will provide the majority of the funding for consultations and installations, so the property owner will be able to install the garden at a very reasonable cost.

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