2009 Sept 21st Board Meeting minutes draft

Tangletown Neighborhood Association
Regular Board Meeting, Monday, September 21, 2009
7:00 P.M.
Fuller Park

Present: Steve Bieringer, Bruce Bruemmer (secretary), Chris Burns, Mary Davidson (treasurer), Ryan Fisher (president), Lynell Voigt, Jane Elias, Mary Jane Michell (vice-president), Tony Proell, Tom Steichen, Woody Dixon.
Others: Carole Anderson,Tom Bolcom (NRP Rep.), Tjody de Vaal (editor), Amy Lavender, Meredith Johnson, Matt Perry

1. Ryan called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm.
2. The agenda was approved.
3. The August meeting minutes were approved as amended.
4. Meredith Johnson gave an update of the home tour. There was one additional home added to the group. The board discussed whether to offer home cleaning or flowers (because of the cost). Ryan asked for approval to spend up to $450 toward the home tour. Seconded. Motion passed.
5. Ryan reported making efforts to contact Mark Haugen about board attendance as outlined in the bylaws. Ryan move the Mark Haugen be removed from the Board. Seconded. Motion passed.
6. Amy Lavender reported on the neighborhood policing plan. She is looking for greater participation by residents and business owners. The narcotics unit was disbanded; some narcotics agents will be assigned to the precinct. The group discussed the crime workshop. It will be held October 12 and has a capacity of 30. There will be an emailing out to block leaders.
7. Tom Bolcom reported on the NRP Phase 2 update and strategy. He suggested that the board be mindful about making sure the funds are spent. There are pressures to eliminated NRP (replaced by “Community Engagement&rdquoWinking. The group discussed current projects, including $14,000 is for Fuller Park; works for the Water Tower (watering system and hand rail); money for crime prevention workshops; event communications and staffing, business exterior improvement, and the Lyndale Ave. project.
Nicollet East Harriet Business Association’s Matt Perry (who was attending) discussed aspects of the Business Association. Much of what they are able to offer is volunteer efforts for the paperwork, which is fairly labor intensive.
Ryan asked if people were interested in joining subcommittees to sort some of this out for TNA.
-Parks (Mary D. and Lynell)
-Water Tower (Tom S.)
-Business Exterior Improvement (Jane, Steve, and Tom B.)
-Crime and Safety – (Tjody)
-Lyndale: Possibility of moving these funds (about $12,500) into Business Exterior project (Mary Jane)
-Historic and Natural Preservation (Bruce)
8. Mary gave the treasurer’s update. She has 3 boxes of material going back to Phase 1, and she is making progress.
9. Carol Anderson gave an update on Fuller Park activities. They had a wonderful summer. Daycare and ice cream social went well. Two Halloween parties are planned for October: preschool and evening (6-8) for the whole community. She asked for suggestions about computer labs.
10. Tjody raised the issue about businesses not getting the newsletter. The board also asked for newsletters to be distributed in the library and some businesses.
11. Meg Fourney introduced herself as a candidate for the Park and Recreation Board.
12. The meeting was adjourned at 8:42.