January 2015

BOARD MEETING MINUTES – Monday, January 19, 2015 – 7:00 p.m., Fuller Park

Board members present: Steve Bieringer, Ryan Fisher, Andrea Siegel, Sandra Bartsias, Lauren Anderson, Karen Costello, Matt Chapman

Board members absent: Tony Proell, Jon Mcaab, Charlie Siftar, Laura Silver, Mary Jane Mitchell, Eric David

Also present:

Called to order: 7:11pm

Fuller Park building improvements update
The building’s wifi antenna was moved and the resulting increase in signal is huge. TNA and community members also received work that the school age side of the playground will be finished in the spring.

TNA Coordinator position upcoming interviews
Ryan gave an overview of the TNA Coordinator hiring process to date. Several strong applications were received and reviewed by the Hiring Committee. Interviews with top candidates are scheduled for Wednesday, January 21st and Wednesday, January 28th. The board discussed interview topics to cover with each candidate. Steve will adapt Tangletown’s past interview questions to include more situational questions and send them out to the Hiring Committee. The final interviewers are Ryan, Andrea, Sandra, and Lauren and Steve is happy to fill in as needed as a back up. Interviewers will plan to meet 10 minutes ahead in the upper level meeting room at Fuller.

TNA holiday party:
Unfortunately, the board wasn’t able to find an available neighborhood venue for a holiday party in December. Ryan proposed moving the February meeting over to La Fresca partway through the evening as a rescheduled holiday party.

Officer reports:
Secretary’s report – a move to approve the November 2014 Minutes was made, seconded, and approved.
Treasurer’s report – Sandra reported that the issues around our 2013 annual report have been resolved and TNA received a $5,600 2014/2015 Community Participation Program deposit from the City. The board examined the revised 2014-2016 CPP budget. TNA’s next step is to rollover $42,000 from the 2012-2013 contract. The board will discuss allocating these leftover funds to different accounts at a future meeting. Allocations will differ from those made in years past pending the hiring of our new Coordinator (YAY!). The TNA account is currently at $15, 749.46 (a $300 increase from a generous donation from affordable housing community Creekside Commons) and the CPP account is at $25,621.03.

Committee reports:
• Arts – Nothing to report. The board is eager to start working on the utility box wrap project later this spring.
• Communication – The board discussed increasing the number of regular e-newsletters and annual printed newsletters. TNA currently distributes two annual newsletters and, since the neighborhood association has available funds, this could increase to three or four per year.
• NRP – Nothing to report.
• Sustainability – Lauren gave an update on the Sustainability Committee’s Green Day planning. The event will take place on Saturday, April 11th, 2015. Exhibitors are getting signed up and the committee is discussing the possibility of having Bees Kneez and City of Mpls/TNA present workshops on urban beekeeping and organics respectively. TNA was also invited to be a part of MPRB’s Fuller Park Earth Day Clean-up and fair (12-2pm on 4/25/15). Sustainability is looking for other board members to help table – Karen can help with the event – thanks, Karen!
• Business – Steve will follow up with Dylan and Jane about a neighborhood business listing to gauge where the project was left and how to coordinate with NEHBA’s Experience Southwest campaign.

Partner and other announcements:
Steven and Eric have been working on adapting a smaller a-frame sign that can be customizable for all TNA’s community events. The new signs will be light and easy to move with a waterproof pocket for brochures and room to post details on each Tangletown event. It should be a great way to increase visibility throughout the neighborhood and attendance at events.

The board also discussed the SW Journal article on the city gateway signpost errors. There are no finalized plans to correct the (many) errors but the article makes for an entertaining read.

Adjourned: 8:16pm

Minutes submitted by Lauren Anderson, TNA Secretary