Tangletown Neighborhood Association Agenda
January 17th 2005
1. Officers reports- minutes, treasurer’s report
2. Neighborhood visitors and guests
3. John Black?property re-development
4. Scott Benson
5. NRP Plan modifications [SEE BOTTOM OF POSTING FOR DETAILS]
B-ball court and balcony railing at Fuller
6. Old business
7. New business?
Tangletown Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
Monday, January 17, 2005
Call to order at 7:20 p.m. by President Roger Hegeman.
Board Members present: Roger Hegeman, Georgia Stephens, Samantha Kealey, Lynell Voigt.
Also present: Rus Thomas, Ed Wunsch, Tom Balcom, Suzanne Rhees, and Stephanie and John Black.
Introductions. We held off on the minutes as there was not a quorum to approve.
Tom Balcom proposed a traveling exhibit about Tangletown because 2006 will mark the 120th year of our neighborhood: old houses, schools, the creek, the orphanage. Roger suggested possible corporate sources of dollars for the project. Tom will put something in the next (March) newsletter to see if there is any interest.
John and Stephanie Black, who are not residents of Tangletown, but bought the property directly south of Snyder’s and are renting it, are contemplating tearing it down and building a 3 or 4 town house rental unit on the lot. They are not planning this soon but wanted to get a feel for what the neighbors would think.
Georgia gave the Treasurer’s report: as of December 31, 2004 our account had $5,773.00.
Suzanne Rhees said she is trying to recruit more members for the LASR-CC; their next meeting is January 25th.
Rus showed us the railing fix idea for Fuller Park. However, lacking a quorum, we tabled the discussion of plan modification until the February meeting. He said approximately 300 of the questionnaires have been returned and will be used to build focus group to move to Plan II.
Tom said that the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Citizen’s Task Force has been meeting since September and will be meeting until next June. Their next meeting is February 15th at Burroughs and he is planning to attend and report back to us.
There was a brief discussion of asking members to RSVP their intentions of attendance for the meeting so we could know if we could plan to do business (with a quorum) at the meeting. Roger would send out an email.
The next meeting is Monday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. at Fuller Park. Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
ATTACHMENTS Tangletown NRP plan modifications
There are two Plan modifications that the Steering Committee would like you to consider at the January Board meeting. One of them we spoke about back in September, and that is the basketball court at Fuller Park. 1. We are currently contracted with Parks and Recreation to do a simple overlay and re-striping. When the firm, contracted to do the job, came to the site, they determined that given the current state of the court, what we had agreed to would be a five-year fix-at best. They recommended that we replace the court ? a twenty-year fix. 2. We had contracted with Parks and Recreation to child proof the balcony railing at Fuller Park. We contracted for a fix recommended in 2003. Now, Parks and Recreation has come up with a better/simpler, more elegant plan that is costlier. We have the funds to make both of these modifications. The basketball court change would result in a new scope of services and contract ? where as the changes for the railing would only need a simple amendment to the existing contract. Both would need Board approval of the plan modifications (below.)
At the board meeting, we will be able to explain the details of the two basketball court alternatives and show you (with models) the two railing solutions.
I have included the budget changes and drafts of resolutions for your review prior to the meeting. Basketball Court (new solution) New Contract Cost: $10,500.00 Currently in strategy: $2,000.00 not contracted but in plan $4,202.18 contracted (resurfacing and striping) C-20034 total: $6,202.18 Difference: $4,297.82 to come from Business Façade Improvement Contract (terminated)
$6202.18 +$4,297.82= $10,500
Balcony Railing (new solution)
Contract amendment Cost: $5,646.00
Currently contracted: $3,933.00 contract C-20035
to come from Business Façade Improvement Contract (terminated)
Resolution 1:Basketball Court The Tangletown Neighborhood Association accepts the Tangletown NRP Oversight/Steering Committee?s recommendation to implement a plan modification whereby: $4,297.82 would be transferred from Business, Goal 1, objective 1, strategy1 Business Façade Improvement Grant Program to Parks and Public Spaces, Goal 1, Objective 1,Strategy 1 Fuller Park Basketball Court and directs its chair to sign any agreements or contractual documentation that is result of this action The board understands that this action is to place additional funds in the Basketball Court strategy to enable the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board to perform a complete overhaul of the basketball court at Fuller Park rather than the resurfacing of the court outlined in contract C-20034.
Resolution 2: Fuller Park Balcony Railing The Tangletown Neighborhood Association accepts the Tangletown NRP Oversight/Steering Committee?s recommendation to implement a plan modification whereby: $1,713.00 would be transferred from Business, Goal 1, objective 1, strategy1 Business Façade Improvement Grant Program to Parks and Public Spaces, Goal 1, Objective 2, Strategy 1 Fuller Park Balcony Railing and directs its chair to sign any agreements or contractual documentation that is result of this action The board understands that this action is to place additional funds in the railing strategy to allow for a redesigned solution for the Fuller Park balcony railing and will result in an amendment to contract C-20035
Rationale: The Business Façade Improvement Grant Program generated more than $150,000 in actual business façade improvements with $52,064.26 of Tangletown NRP dollars spent. During the fourth year of this program, no businesses requested funding. The contract was terminated leaving $17,935.74 to be redirected to other strategies in the Phase I Action Plan. Since the time of the original contracts for the basketball court and the balcony railing, September 2003, the Park Board has deemed the solutions prescribed to be unsatisfactory and not cost effective and has made new recommendations to the neighborhood.