Meeting time and location

January 12, 2017
6:30PM to 8:00PM
DeLaSalle High School
1 DeLaSalle Place — on Nicollet Island
(Use leftmost door closest to Downtown)


  1. Call to Order

    1. Verification of Quorum
    2. Approval of Agenda
    3. Approval of  November 2016 Board Meeting Minutes (minutes here)
  2. NIEBNA Administrative Matters

    1. Financial and Business Matters
      1. Treasurer Report (Lisa Hondros)
      2. Approval of Expense Payments — purchase of laptop ($429.11)
      3. Other Financial and Business Matters
    2. Other Business
      1. Status Report: Schedule for the CPP  application for 2017-2019 period — application submission planned for late February, 2017 – requires Board approval (for February Board meeting business)
      2. Status Report: Steps in the closure CPP contract of 2014-2016 period.
        1. Preparation of Final Annual Report due April 30, 2017 — requires Board approval (for February Board meeting business)
        2. Rollover funds to be used for CPP objectives under new contract.
      3. Status Report: NRP Phase 2 Application: approved by NRP Policy Board in October 2016; will be on City Council Agenda for approval (a formality) in January/February 2017; funds available starting in March/April 2017. No Board action required at this time.
  3. Presentations

    1. Update on Nord Haus progress (Jon Fletcher, Lennar Multifamily Communities (LMC)) — update on progress [Board Action: support/oppose demolition of shed on Block 2]
    2. Presentation regarding the proposed extension of the 3rd / Central Ave bridge protected bike-way (Kurt Wayne, Minneapolis Public Works, Transportation Planning and Programming) — presentation and discussion regarding the proposed extension of the 3rd / Central Ave bridge protected bike-way across the bridge to University Ave SE. [Board Action: None anticipated ]
    3. Presentation regarding bees on Nicollet Island (DeLaSalle GREEN Team) — presentation and discussions regarding bees and other pollinators and how to improve the local habitat for these essential parts of the ecosystem.  [Board Action: None anticipated]
  4. NIEBNA Projects and Status Reports

    1. Status Report: Appointment of a new Downtown Neighborhoods Alternate Director on Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership (MRP) Board of Directors (Edna Brazitis, Victor Grambsch)
    2. Status Report: Developing the natural resources implementation plan covering the Not-a-Lot area on the east bank of  Nicollet Island (Lisa Hondros)
    3. Police matters update 
      1. Report: First responders 2016 Holiday Dinner event (Jeffrey Meehan)
      2. Report: Increased staffing petition results (Jeffrey Meehan)
    4. Crown Hydro — current status; possible Board action
  5. NIEBNA Committee Reports

    1. Technology (Michael Guncheon)
    2. Transportation (Dore Mead)
    3. Livability (Barry Clegg)
    4. Economic Development (Kevin Upton)
  6. Other Business and Announcements — and FYI

  7. Adjourn

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