April 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012 7:00 p.m.,Fuller Park

Board members present: Mary Jane Mitchell – President,Tony Proell –Vice President, Ryan Fisher – Treasurer, Carolyn Dungan – Secretary, Steve Bieringer, Tjody DeVaal, Andrea Siegel, Jeff Gears, April Heers, Lynell Voigt, Jane Elias

Also present: Amanda Vallone – TNA coordinator, Dan Fern (Tangletown resident), Matt Perry (NEHBA President), Scott Carlston and Todd Mohagen of Carlston Real Estate Inc.  

  1. Call to Order 7:05
  2. Introductions
  3. Secretary’s Report and Approval of March meeting minutes
  4. Treasurer’s Report – Ryan.  Cash on hand:   CPP $5,000,  NRP Checking $1,475.51 Tangletown Account $12,023.43.
  5. Scott Carlston and Todd Mohagen presented the proposed project at the Aqua City Plumbing site.  Afterwards the floor was opened for Q & A.  A major concern of board members was the limited parking – there is only one parking space for rental unit and limited spaces for the Yoga business. 
  6. Garage Sale – Steve and April reported that planning is  going fine and people have begun signing up.
  7. NRP Committee – Ryan, Mary Jane, Amanda and Jane met and looked at open contracts.  The mural project is the only contract that is pressing.  Amanda passed around the NRP Committee meeting notes to the board members to review on their own.
  8. Arts Committee – Tjody reported that the Craft Show was moved to the front of the Tangletown bike shop in order to bring attention to the 48th and Grand business node.   Tjody requested money for advertising and refreshments. Ryan made a motion to provide up to $200 to support advertising and refreshments for the Arts and Crafts sale .  Mary Jane seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  Ryan noted that we should write checks out directly to vendors in order to better track costs.  Food and drinks need to be funded through the Tangletown account since NRP funds can’t be used for food.  Jane reported on the Mural project and said that she has 3 artists (Tjody, Beth Rapatz, Tammy Ortega (owns color wheel) and would like more artists to help with the murals and also with mentoring the students.  The board can contact Jane with local artists that might be interested.  Jane will train the artists in Artscape space in back of Simply Jane.  There are two interested businesses – C&G Food and Fuel and Wise Acre restaurant.   Amanda reported that there is $6,435 in the contract for the mural project.
  9. Utility Boxes project – Carolyn missed the deadline for sending in the application so we will  move this project out to the next installation time frame.  July 9th is the due date for the application.
  10. Safety Committee – Janine, Jeff and Steve had nothing to report at this time.
  11.  Annual Meeting – Andrea, Amanda, and Jane reported that three speakers have been invited, the agenda for the meeting has been determined and food and beverage vendors have been selected.  Tjody will design the postcard that will be mailed to residents inviting them to the meeting.  Ryan suggested that each board member invite at least one resident to attend.  We may have up to four board seats to fill.  Mary Jane noted that members must be at least 18 years old.
  12. Newsletter – Tjody asked for help in distributing to businesses.  Amanda will make a business listing by corridor/quadrant
  13. 4th of July – Lynell, Ryan, Carolyn.  Ryan will set up a meeting request.  Mary Jane suggested that Ryan send the invite to all board members and those who can attend will come.  Tjody asked if the crafters can sell at the 4th of July event.  It was agreed to table this for discussion at the 4th of July committee meeting. 
  14. E-News – Ryan will replicate the information on the post card for the annual meeting in E-News.
  15. Lyndale Avenue Bridge Reconstruction/NEHBA/NCEC update – Matt Perry gave an update on the Lyndale road project noting that they are ahead of schedule due to good weather.  The bridge project is moving along since they didn’t find any historical items to preserve.  It would be nice to have the project done in time for the Twin Cities Marathon the 1st week in October.  Caribou is suffering more than most from the construction and the 2nd hardest hit would be the library.  The SW Experience shopping guide design is complete and expected to be distributed by the beginning of May.  Community engagement committee allotted $13410 in extra funding (to bring us up to 70 % of NRP phase 2 allocation) along with the existing $39110 brings us to $52520 for next period.  Elections for Community Engagement Committee are on 6/28.  We need to get our elector(from the board) nominated by 6/27.  It’s a 2 year engagement.
  16. Special Services District – Ryan had nothing to report at this time.
  17. Discussion of request from Chadwick Phillips for teen youth camp.  Mary Jane noted that one way that we could approve funding would be to do so in 25% increments.   Amanda is going to research what other neighborhoods are doing and also gather some more details on what the funds would be used for.  Mary Jane suggested that we vote on this at the annual meeting.  Ryan agreed that this is the type of thing we’d like the community know that we are working on and that we should share the details via email beforehand. 
  18. Fuller Park –  Carol announced that the Easter event turnout at MLK park was good.  The summer programs are posted on the board’s website.
  19.  Other business and announcements –Amanda noted that she will send out an email regarding the details of the national meeting that she would like to attend.
  20. Adjournment 8:59pm

 Next Meeting:  Annual Meeting on Monday, May 20, 2012 – Simply Jane’s