February 2007

Tangletown Neighborhood Association
Regular Meeting, Monday, February 19, 2007
7:00 P.M. Fuller Park

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Agenda. Moved and seconded. Approved.

3. Approval of Minutes from January 2007. Moved and seconded. Approved.

4. Newsletter. Georgia Stephens discussed the recent history of the newsletter and stated that she will be phasing out of working on the newsletter over the next two issues. Anyone interested in taking a role on the newsletter should email editor@www.tangletown.org The deadline for the Spring issue is March 19th (next Board meeting) in terms of getting text to the editors.

5. Charter Wine/Beer License for Cafe Ena at 46th Street W. and Grand Ave S. – Erin Ungerman. New café will be opening that will serve latin fusion cuisine. The owners are seeking a wine and beer license. The café will be similar to El Meson. They plan to open at the end of March/beginning of April. Moved to send a letter to the City that TNA does not oppose this application. Seconded. Approved.

6. Unofficial Tangletown website – Bruce Jenkinson. Described a new website he and Susan Birdsey are developing to introduce the neighborhood to newcomers to the areas. The site will have information on history such as the Water Tower and orphanage, and may have links to local businesses. It is planned to go live in a few months.

7. Discussion of Tangletown crime concerns. Jerry Doyle and Tom Balcom will be meeting with the new Police Dept Crime Specialist to talk about recent crime issues. There have been some incidents of repeated vandalism (“tagging”) in the last few months. Communication with Washburn has been ongoing to help address this and other student-related issues but there are reports of relatively little progress to date.

8. NRP report – Tom Balcom. Meetings on NRP Phase 2 are continuing and the committee has been meeting with planners from the Park Board on Fuller Park needs and other issues such as boulevards and trees. Jean White also attended that meeting and also this Board Meeting. She is with the Community Education Program at Washburn High School. Jean reported that Washburn is planning an Earth Day cleanup and the student volunteer association may also do some recycling and planting trees as well. Jean also agreed to contact the Washburn administration regarding restarting discussions about neighborhood concerns regarding student behavior. Tom Balcom noted the NRP story in today’s Star Tribune regarding whether there will be a Phase 3 of NRP after 2009. There have been lots of discussions taking place across the city regarding this issue and there will be lots more in the next months and years. Tom attended the Lynnhurst Expo community event last week and it featured a number of booths publicizing various issues or services. In January, All About Family came to talk to the Tangletown board about possibilities of holding an event in the neighborhood. Tom will talk to Fuller about whether it could host a possible Lego Washburn Water Tower event in April or May.

9. Treasurer’s Report – Supat Tipayamongkol. Balance is $7,927.09 at present.

10. Open Matters – Board Members or Members of Tangletown President has the new citizen participation contract. Moved, seconded and approved to have President sign the new contract. Lynnhurst is looking for a neighborhood representative to assist with an Earth Day clean up along Minnehaha Creek.

11. Adjournment. Moved and seconded. Approved.

Sarah Cortright, Jerry Doyle, Ryan Fisher, Norman Foster, Andrew Hedden, Meredith Johnson, Laura Silver, Supat Tipayamongkol

Other: Tom Balcom, Georgia Stephens, Erin Ungerman, Bruce Jenkinson, Susan Birdsey, Jean White.

Not present: Mary Davidson, Steve Edwards, Joe Thiegs.

2006-2007 Board
Sarah Cortright, Mary Davidson, Jerry Doyle, Steve Edwards, Ryan Fisher, Norman Foster, Andrew Hedden, Meredith Johnson, Laura Silver, Joe Thiegs, Supat Tipayamongkol.

approved at March 2007 meeting