Meeting time and location

March 9, 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  January 2017 Board Meeting Minutes (minutes here)
  2. NIEBNA Administrative Matters

    1. Financial and Business Matters
      1. Treasurer Report (Lisa Hondros)
      2. Approval of Expense Payments –none
      3. Other Financial and Business Matters – insurance coverage for 2017
        1. D&O Policy Premium ($832) using NCR policy – approved at the November 2016 Board Meeting.
        2. General Liability ($233) using NIEBNA policy – approved at the November 2016 Board Meeting.
        3. Decline Terrorism Coverage [Board Action: approval] 
    2. Other Business
      1. Status Report: Steps to complete CPP contract of 2014-2016 period
        1. 2017 CPP Annual Report draft here.  [Board Action: approval]
        2. Prepare 2017 Financial Report [Board Action: Approval]
      2. Status report: CPP Plan for 2017 specifically and 2017-2019 in general   
      3. Status Report: NRP Phase 2
        1. Basic Application: final approved by by City Council in February 2017
        2. Expand application: City has informed us that we will receive and additional $52,836.08 in NRP Phase 2 funds that were frozen by City Council action back in 2010. We have to revise out Basic Application and Plan to include these funds. These funds will be subject to the “70% housing” rule.
      4. Draft Revenue Forecast for years 2017 to 2024(!!!) here
  3. Presentations

    1. 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 (slides here) regarding the proposed extension of the 3rd / Central Ave bridge protected bike-way across the bridge to University Ave SE. [Board Action: comment and support/oppose]
    2. Union Bank & Trust (UBT) Sign variance (picture here) — FYI:  UBT wants to add a non-interactive lighted sign to the canopy of the drive thru facility on University Avenue in MHNA area. They are asking for a letter of support. [Board Action: approve]  
  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) — issue has been deferred until last in the Spring.
    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. Update on status of Nicollet Island – Boom Island Bridge renovation (Lisa Hondros) — do we need to take further action?
    4. Potential project (in conjunction with STAWNO & SAENA)  to improve appearance of bridges,especially the fences, over railroad tracks (Kevin Upton)
    5. Does the Board want to sponsor (in conjunction with other 3rd Ward neighborhoods) one or more Candidate Forums for 3rd Ward Council Seat race? (Victor Grambsch) — target date would be late-April or very early-May.
  5. NIEBNA Committee Reports

    1. Technology (Michael Guncheon) — report here
    2. Transportation (Dore Mead) – No report
    3. Livability (Barry Clegg) – No Report.
    4. Economic Development (Kevin Upton) — report here
  6. Other Business and Announcements — and FYI

  7. Adjourn

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