DRAFT MINUTES

Meeting time and location — March 10, 2016,6:30PM to 8:00PM, DeLaSalle High School (sign-in sheet here)

Agenda

  1. Call to Order — meeting called to order at 6:35pm by President Grambsch.

    1. Verification of Quorum (7 Directors Present) – Directors Present (Beddow, Clegg, Folliard,Grambsch, Hondros, Lehman, Mead, Melzer, Rosenberg, Sheran, Watkins); Directors Absent (Casey, Johnson, Larkey, Meehan, Schneerman, Steller, Upton, Welton) — 12 Directors present, Quorum verified. (Director Sign-in & Vote Talley Sheet)
    2. Approval of Agenda — approved by unanimous vote.
    3. Approval of  January 2016 Board Meeting Minutes (minutes here) – approved by unanimous vote.
  2. Presentations

    1. Council Member Report – Council Member Jacob Frey – CM Frey updated the Board on various topics and the status of projects of interest to the neighborhood.
    2. Presentation by Xiaoteng Xavier Huang and John Sigimura, proprietors of the “PinKU Japanese Street Food” restaurant, presented and discussed their forthcomming new restaurant on University Ave NE. The  presentation was very well received by the Board which, after some discussion, passed by unanimous vote a resolution in support of the new restaurant  (resolution language here).
    3. Presentation by Joe Pingatore, partner/owner of “The Butcher Block” restaurant, presented and discussed their plan to expand the restaurant into the former  Pacifier space in East Hennepin. The  presentation was very well received by the Board which, after some discussion, passed by unanimous vote a resolution in support of the new restaurant (resolution language here).
  3. NIEBNA Administrative Matters

    1. Financial and Business Matters
      1. Treasurer Report (Lisa Hondros) – the Association is solvent and that there were no financial transactions requiring Board action or confirmation since the prior Board meeting.
      2. Approval of Expense Payments — none
      3. Other Financial and Business Matters
        1. Approval of renewal of General Liability Insurance with American Family for the Mat 7, 2016 to May 6, 2017 period  (premium – $233) — approved by unanimous vote.
        2. NIEBNA will participate in the group D&O policy for Minneapolis neighborhood associations administered and paid for by NCR. Item for the information of the Board — no action required.
    2. Community Participation Plan (CPP) 2015 Annual Report preparation — report due April 29, 2016.  Item for the information of the Board — no action taken 
  4. NIEBNA Projects and Status Reports

    1. Possible application to Stewardship Grant project of the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) to fund the cleanup of the “Not-a-Lot” on Nicollet Island (Barry Clegg, Victor Grambsch) – formal action deferred to a later meeting.
    2. Application for Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds. Lisa Hondros (Task Group Chair) reported in the start of the application process based on meetings with NCR staff.  Progress (at long last) is being made. (Current Application Draft here)
    3. 2nd Precinct Advisory Council February 2016 meeting report (report text here) (Jeffrey Meehan)  Item for the information of the Board — no action taken
  5. NIEBNA Committee Reports

    1. Technology (Michael Guncheon) — web site is running well. No suggestions for improvement received to date.
    2. Transportation (Dore Méad) — City/county staff continue to develop and refine possible changes in the traffic flow. There will be 1 or 2 additional public meetings of the the task group yet this spring and recommendations should be available later this summer.
    3. Livability (Barry Clegg) – no report.
    4. Economic Development (Kevin Upton) — no report
  6. Other Business and Announcements

  7. Adjourn

Agenda subject to change — order of items may be changed