July 2010

Tangletown Neighborhood Association

Regular Board Meeting

Monday, July 19, 2010

7:00 P.M.

Fuller Park


Board members present: Mary Jane Mitchell – President; Tony Proell – Vice-President; Mary Davidson – Treasurer; Bruce Bruemmer – Secretary; Steve Bieringer; Tjody DeVaal; Carolyn Dungan; Jane Elias; Ryan Fisher; Lynell Voigt

1 . The meeting was called to order at 7:03 pm by Mary Jane Mitchell.

2 . The June meeting minutes were approved.

3 . Mary Jane recapped the 4th of July Parade and Festival.  There was a meeting of the subcommittee which summarizes some of the suggestions for improvement.  The festival just about broke even, and not having all of the food at the top level (because of the threatened rain) did affect sales.

4 . Mary Jane raise the idea of a Taste of Tangletown event.  The group was looking at the Kingfield neighborhood celebration.  The board discussed the idea and many variations.

5 . Tony Proell reported on the CEE Home Energy Audit Program.  We need to get people to attend the information meeting to make this a success.  The informational meeting will likely be held in October.  There will be a meeting August 24th at 6:30pm at Mayflower Church for leaders and planning.  Tony will contact Amy Lavender of the Minneapolice Police to see about contacting block leaders.

6. NRP Phase 2 projects update – Tom Balcom had not arrived yet.  Mary Jane reported that there were funds available from the interest rate buy down program.  This discussion would be taken up by the NRP subcommittee made up of Tom, Ryan, Mary Jane, and 2 other non-board members.

7 . Tjody led the discussion of the Welcome Packet/Business Directory.  She asked people to proof and said that board members to seek out tags lines and listings in the brochure with their respective businesses (same as the 4th of July assignments).  Board members should report back to Tjody ASAP.

8 . Mary Jane discussed the Home Tour scheduled for September 18th.  Though Sarah Cortright is off the board, she said she would help coordinate the tour.  Discussion was laid over to the next meeting.

9 . Tjody noted stories for the newsletter and the timing for the Fall

10. The discussion of the Strong Clean energy petition was passed onto next meting.

11 . The board opened discussion on the support of the Kingfield dog park.  The group was generally in favor of better dog park facilities in Southwest.  Mary Davidson offered to craft a letter.  The Board unanimously passed a resolution that we thought the Kingfield proposal was a great idea.

12 . Mary Jane noted that Carrie McCade had advocated the establishment of a Facebook page for Tangletown.  This has been set up and Board members were encouraged to refer to it.

13. Tom Balcom and Bruce reported on the past Lyndale Avenue Bridge update meeting at Burroughs School. Lyndale Ave. south of the creek will be completely closed next summer with roadwork extending down to 58th Street (see http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/lyndale2/index.asp for more details).  Input is still being taken on the Bridge design, with various option for the look of the bridge facade.  Bruce reported some concerns over the Park Boards plans to connect the bike path with the new path under the bridge.

14 . Mary Davidson passed out information about the current budget.

15 .Carole Anderson reported on Fuller Park  and urged board members to look at http://www.minneapolisparks.org/home.asp to see all of the activities.

16 . Jane Tjody were forming a committee of the arts.  Tom called attention to the Citizens for Minnehaha Creek Art Exhibit, October 22-23 at Burroughs School.  He will also be conducting a historical walking tour on August 4th.

17 . The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 pm.
Next Meeting: Monday, August 16