The registration deadline for Tangletown’s Halloween Walking Tour has been extended to Oct. 20. Sign up now to have your yard/home added to our second annual event. A map will be available next week, for the walking tour on Oct 28. Click the flyer below for more information.
Last year the Tangletown Neighborhood Association was proud to introduce the first annual Tangletown Halloween Home Tour. For any of you out there that joined us on the home tour or if you participated as one of the decorated
homes on the tour, I think we can all agree that it was a huge success! So it is with great excitement that we announce the 2nd Annual Tangletown Halloween Home Tour!
If you didn’t participate last year or you are new to the neighborhood here is what you need to know:
• On Sunday October 28th the Tangletown Neighborhood Association will lead two FREE walking tours.
• The first tour will be during the day and will be a family-friendly tour intended for families with small children(not too scary). Strollers and/or wagons are encouraged for carrying very small children.
• The second tour will be in evening and will be much scarier and intended for adults and older kids. Walking shoes are mandatory!
It’s easy. Just by simply filling out the entry form in this newsletter and including a small $5 entry fee anyone in Tangletown who decorates their yard/house for Halloween can be part of this festive event, and will be included on the tour map. Houses (exteriors only!) on the tour will be enjoyed by everyone, and some will be awarded framed certificates for excellence in several categories; Best Lights, Special Effects, Scariest, Most Creative, Best Pumpkins, Kids Choice and Best In Show. Best of Show will also be awarded a professional artist’s rendering of their home, signed and framed.
Once entries are received, TNA board member Jeff Gears will lay out a route and put together a map that includes all homes participating in the Tangletown Halloween House Walking Tour.
So round up your neighbors and submit your entry forms by Oct 13th! Your creative endeavor can be as simple, elaborate or scary as you like.
Depending on the weather, we may call for volunteer vehicles and caravan along the route. Stay up-to-date by looking for signs across the neighborhood in the next few weeks or online here, and be sure to Friend us on Facebook.
TANGLETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, September 17, 2012 7:00 p.m.,Fuller Park
Board members present: Ryan Fisher – President, Steve Bieringer – Vice President, Sandra Bartsias – Treasurer, Carolyn Dungan – Secretary, Birdie Cunningham, Jane Elias, Jeff Gears, Mary Jane Mitchell, Charlie Siftar, Dylan Sirny
Also present: Tjody deVaal, Matt Perry – NEHBA President, Tom Balcom – Historian
- Call to Order 7:08
- Halloween House Tour – Jeff reported that the date for the event has been set and will take place on October 28, the Sunday before Halloween. Entries will be due by October 15 so that the map of participating houses can be completed and posted by the 19th. There will be both a daytime and an evening tour. Whether we will need transportation will depend on which houses register for the event and so will be determined after the 15th. Ryan asked that a budget be submitted for approval at the next board meeting. Mary Jane suggested selling cookies and refreshments at the end of the tour to recoup some of the costs. The entry fee will be $5.00. If we provide transportation there will be a small fee for each rider. Steve offered to help with signage and posting of the tour maps using signs from the 4th of July event.
- Lyndale Avenue reopening celebration – Charlie and Sandra were both at the first planning meeting hosted by NEHBA and led by NEHBA coordinator Jennifer Borger on Thursday, September 6th. Charlie reported that the bridge is expected to open on October 15th and the celebration will be held on the following Saturday, October 20th. NEHBA asked that we highlight the event in our newsletter. They also asked for volunteers to judge the sidewalk art contest and for a contribution towards funding the event. The street and bridge will be open so it will be a sidewalk sale type of event where local vendors give demonstrations and donate refreshments. Charlie informed Jennifer that the TNA board suggests a contest to find a troll that will be hidden somewhere under the bridge. Steven made a motion to contribute $200.00 to the event. The motion passed unanimously.
- Newsletter planning – Tjody pushed out the deadline for articles to tomorrow at midnight. Ryan reported that we have plenty of money n the bulk mail account to cover the cost of mailing. Ryan is going to ask for bids from other printers to determine if there is a more competitive price available for the printing and mailing of our communications. We will continue to use Ideal Printing for the current newsletter.
- NCR neighborhood board training – Birdie has contacted Lance Knuckles, our Community Participation Program (CPP) Specialist, and is waiting for him to get back to her with information on the training.
- Secretary report – The August board meeting minutes were approved.
- Treasurer’s report – Sandra reported that we received $18,000 in reimbursements, the NRP account has been closed, the TNA account balance is $8,594.99 and the NCR account balance is $20,770.44. She will be working on the application for funding through December 2013.
- NUSA Conference planning – The conference is planned for May 24 – 27. There is no new information but Ryan suggested we let Lance be our guide and that we should learn more as we get closer to the date of the conference.
- Arts Committee – Jane reported that the mural unveiling ceremony at Simply Jane Open Artist Studio went well but that the turn out was not as good as expected. At the ceremony the TNA board was recognized for their support and Ta-Coumba Aiken, the muralist, was recognized and he spoke about the mural project. The proposed pressboard murals at the Tangletown Bike Shop and the building across the street were both rejected by the property managers of those respective buildings. The board suggested the following buildings as potential sites: Fuller Park building, Ramsey Middle School building and the 46th and Nicollet strip mall. Jane invited Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl, the art teacher at Ramsey Middle School to attend our next meeting to explore how the students can be involved in community events.
- Communications Committee and NRP committee did not meet, so there was no report from these committees. However, Mary Jane reported that we have not paid out any more façade improvement grant funds.
- Survey Committee – The committee did not meet. This newly formed committee consists of Carolyn, Lynell (who tabulated the last survey which was done via U.S. Mail), Birdie, Steve and Ryan. Ryan volunteered to write a short article for the newsletter letting residents know that the survey will be coming out within the next few months.
- Sustainability Committee – Mary Jane reported that the committee exchanged ideas via email and came up with a list of possible initiatives including sponsoring the B.L.E.N.D. award program, organizing a bike/walk Tangletown event, hosting one of Hennepin County’s Master Recycler courses, underwriting boulevard tree plantings, offering loans or grants and workshops for the remedial treatment of arbor diseases, sponsoring rain garden workshops and discounts for rain barrels, sponsoring education workshops on organic lawn and garden care.
- Wellness Committee – Doug will be setting up a meeting.
- Nicollet East Harriet Business Association (NEHBA) – Matt Perry reported a victory for secondhand and vintage stores with the elimination of the ordinance that required there be a distance of at least 1,000 feet between these types of stores. This change will allow the stores to “cluster”. Next NEHBA will work towards the elimination of the $5,000 bond requirement for the stores. Matt reported that business licensing fees will not increase next year. The latest expansion of NEHBA to Xerxes will be the last one. There were quite a few businesses at Xerxes and 50th and at Xerxes and 56th that signed up. The fall version of the Experience Southwest brochures and posters will be out October 1 and the holiday issue will come out around Thanksgiving.
- Fuller Park – Carol was not present so there was not a park report.
- Fuller Park Plaque – Tom Balcom is working on the written history of the Fuller Elementary School and the conversion of the land to Fulller Park. He gathered pictures from the school board and has been working on finding more resources to provide information. Enrollment in the school ended in 1973 and the park opened in 1974. The dedication of the plaque will coincide with the 40th anniversary of the park opening. Tjody is working on the plaque, the dedication and an article in the current newsletter.
- Responsible Banking Campaign – Mary Jane sent information to the board prior to the meeting and asked that we consider supporting this initiative of JCA and NRCR that involves drafting and passing an ordinance to leverage the city’s deposits to require banks to modify more loans to prevent foreclosures and to restart small business lending across the city.
- Adjournment 8:43pm
Next Meeting: Monday, October 15, 2012 at Fuller Park.
TANGLETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, August 20, 2012 7:00 p.m.,Fuller Park
Board members present: Ryan Fisher – President, Steve Bieringer – Vice President, Sandra Bartsias – Treasurer, Carolyn Dungan – Secretary, Doug Conway, Birdie Cunningham, Jane Elias, Jeff Gears, Mary Jane Mitchell, Tony Proell, Lynell Voigt
Also present: Don Hall – resident with memorial plaque proposal, Matt Perry – NEHBA President, Amanda Vallone – previous TNA Coordinator
- Call to Order 7:09
- CPP annual report – Ryan reported that we have $6,000 in NRP funds rolled over into the current 18 month funding cycle. The CPP annual report is two months late and will be submitted to Lance Knuckles once the board approves it. Ryan had sent the report to board members to review. Mary Jane suggested changing the wording in the report from “2011” to “this funding cycle.” Steve made a motion to approve the report with Mary Janes’s suggested changes. The motion passed unanimously. Ryan will forward it to Lance Knuckles for review.
- Amanda Vallone, the previous TNA Coordinator, handed over the TNA handbook to the secretary. Amanda compiled the handbook that includes the 4th of July event timeline, the last newsletter, budgets and approved grants, recent meeting minutes. She recommended a new binder be created for each year. She also noted that she will hand over a zip drive with e-files to the treasurer. Ryan commented that the handbook will be helpful in defining the coordinator role. Mary Jane suggested that the NRP committee could meet to discuss the role.
- Neighborhood Survey – Ryan stated that we should complete this survey to determine initiatives for the next two to three years. The last survey was done six years ago. The suggestion was made to form a Survey Committee. There was a call for volunteers for this committee and the following members offered to be on the committee: Carolyn, Lynell (who tabulated the last survey which was done via U.S. Mail), Birdie, Steve and Ryan.
- Newsletter – Tjody had recommended to Ryan that we initiate another newsletter soon. She will help in an unpaid capacity. Carolyn offered to send out an email to the communications committee to plan the newsletter. Articles were assigned to various board members with a September 17th due date to be delivered to Tjody to meet a 10/1 publish date.
- Secretary’s Report – the July meeting minutes were approved without change.
- Treasurer’s Report – Sandra reported that the CPP reimbursement request for $31,011 was approved. Outstanding invoices were submitted to Lance Knuckles. The current financials show $6,009.16 NRP rollover funds, $23,942.99 outstanding invoices of which $5,000 was previously received and $18,942.99 that we will receive once Lance approves. Sandra submitted the budget with an amendment to include the rollover funds. A spreadsheet was distributed to the board that shows the NPP CPP contracts. The spreadsheet will serve as a starting point for Lance so that we can work with him to balance with what the city shows. Sandra plans to have the accounts balanced by next board meeting. The TNA account stands at $8,433.33 and the NCR account holds $1,962.54. The NRP account will be closed. It currently has a balance of $17.64. Ryan noted that we spent a lot in June and July and we are just now starting to get reimbursements for projects including the mural project. Ryan noted that we would like to see the NCR improve the reimbursement process. Sandra is keeping electronic copies of all of our receipts.
- NUSA – Ryan stated that the next steps include linking up with NCR and partnering with other neighborhoods especially in regard to the bus tours. Ryan will reach out to Lance for more information and direction.
- Arts Committee – Jane reminded the board of the mural unveiling at Simply Jane Open Artist Studio on Sunday, August 26 from 4pm to 6pm. The potential mural at the Blue Cross Animal Hospital appears to be cancelled due to insurance issues. We are looking at an exterior pressed board mural on the Tangletown Bike Shop building and the building directly across the street.
- Communication’s Committee – Ryan will talk to Tjody about possibly putting together the monthly E-News.
- NRP Committee – there have not been any recent meetings. The survey is no longer assigned to this committee. The facade improvement grant application from Salt Cave is approved by the board even though the work is already finished because they started the application request process back in April. Cupcake Carmel, formerly Sweets Bakery, has been approved for a grant. Mary Jane will follow up with Salt Cave to complete the formal application for our files.
- Sustainability committee – Mary Jane stated that the committee will meet on or before September 7th.
- Wellness Committee – Doug will send out an email to set up the first meeting.
- Don Hall noted that a task force met and will proceed on two fronts 1) Plaque – Tjody is working on a full presentation for the next meeting and also an article for the next newsletter 2) Fuller Park history book or pamphlet – this willl be compiled with the help of our local historian, Tom Balcom. Mary Jane offered to contact the Southwest Patch and the Southwest journal about hosting an article.
- Fuller Park Update – Carole was not present but Ryan conveyed her message to board members to take note of the completed construction in the Fuller Park building that was funded by the TNA board.
- Adjournment 8:35pm
Next Meeting: Monday, September 17, 2012 at Fuller Park.
Sunday – August 26th , 4-6 pm : mural unveiling & dedication ceremony
Come behold our newly completed mural painted by talented muralist Ta-Coumba Aiken, Tangletown artists and local youth. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments in our outdoor garden space!
5411 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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Minneapolis 81 takes on Tangletown
TANGLETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, July 16, 2012 7:00 p.m. Simply Jane Open Artist Studio
Board members present: Ryan Fisher – President, Steve Bieringer – Vice President, Sandra Bartsias – Treasurer, Carolyn Dungan – Secretary, Jane Elias, Mary Jane Mitchell, Tony Proell, Andrea Siegel, Dylan Sirny, Lynell Voigt
Also present: Amanda Vallone – TNA coordinator, Don Hall, Judy Diffley, Roy Lafayette – residents with memorial plaque proposal.
- Call to Order 7:10
- Fuller Memorial Plaque – Don Hall, a Tangletown resident, reported on the progress of the Fuller Park memorial plaque. A draft of the inscription was distributed to the board. Don is working with Tjody for the design, Tom Balcom for historical reference and Steve Bieringer for mock up. Steve also offered to contact the Minneapolis Park board regarding specifications and possible city contractors for this type of project. Tjody obtained cost estimates for a bronze plaque which are $275 for an 8X10 version or $800 – $1,300 for a 12X15 version. The following have agreed to form a committee to see this project through: Don Hall, Judy Diffley, Roy Lafayatte, Tjody DeVaal, Steve Bieringer, Tom Balcom.
- NUSA – Amanda reported on what she took away from her attendance at the 2012 NUSA (Neighborhoods USA) conference. A Neighborhood Pride Tour showcased 60 neighborhoods in Indianapolis and culminated with an event catered by local restaurants. Tangletown may want to participate in the tour for the 2013 NUSA conference hosted in Minneapolis. The application cost is $1,500 and the deadline for application is September 1st. Other neighborhood initiatives that Amanda learned about at the conference were mural projects and a Youth Photography exhibit that displayed photos documenting neighborhoods from a youth perspective. Another session at the conference spoke to intergenerational communities and the importance of labeling programs as “all ages” instead of using the term “seniors”. The Grass Roots session included a mock board meeting which was very basic and offered Amanda no new knowledge. Amanda is suggesting that next year the sessions include a basic track and an advanced track to better serve the different levels of experience.
- Community Participation Program (CPP) Application – Ryan spoke with Lance Knuckles last week regarding the application process and the CPP committee met to work on the application, the ADA policy and the EEO policy. Ryan emailed the documents to the board for review. The application must be approved before TNA can get reimbursed so it is a high priority. Mary Jane made a motion to adopt the ADA policy and the motion passed unanimously. Mary Jane made a motion to adopt the EEO policy and the motion passed unanimously. Mary Jane made a motion that we approve the CPP Application and the motion passed unanimously. Ryan will forward the board-approved documents to Lance for a final review. The Annual Report will be completed by the CPP committee either in person or via email within the next couple of weeks.
- 4th of July Debrief – A meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow evening at Lynell’s home. Dylan and Jane will not be able to attend. Dylan had suggestions to enhance the parade such as segmenting the parade with added features and having some type of finale when it reaches the park. Amanda suggested a tent at the school so that the ticket sales and decoration station is more visible. Steve is going to work on providing signage for Fuller Park events as one way to repay their contribution to the 4th event. Ryan suggested placing flyers on the doors of houses on the parade route to get more spectators. Ryan reported that the event took in $4,285 and after expenses showed a net loss of approximately $270.00 so we can view this as a community engagement event not a moneymaker.
- Contracted staff – Ryan would like to set up a subcommittee to outline the positions of Editor and Coordinator. Those interested should send an email to Ryan.
- Secretary’s report – the June minutes were approved without changes
- Treasurer’s report by Ryan noted that the NRP account stands at $17.64, the CPP account is at $2,049.54 and the Tangletown Neighborhood Association account is at $12,179.97.
- TNA Coordinator’s Report – Amanda provided the report in a document that was distributed to board members. Items for board consideration include getting out the word on the CEE home energy loan program, consider using Bobby and Steven’s Youth Foundation grant money for Fuller Park playground enhancements, start planning a walk/bike event now for this fall, decide when the next newsletter will be published and if E-News should be sent monthly, and let Amanda know what should be her priorities for August and September.
- TNA Committee Assignments – Carolyn will email to all board members a listing of the existing committees and their members. A charter will be provided for each committee.
- Arts Committee – Jane reported that the second mural will be at the Animal Hospital on Lyndale and be led by Tjody. The committee is working on the location for the third mural. Dylan suggested the Fuller Park building. Carolyn reported that the utility box project is moving along and that the committee is working on getting together artwork and photographs from local artists for the next step in the application process that is due July 27th.
- CPP Committee – Mary Jane reported that there are three building facade projects approved for which we are awaiting the applications.
- Tangletown Survey – Ryan reported that one of the goals for the coming year is to complete a new survey to determine residents’ priorities for the neighborhood. The CPP committee will spearhead and all board members are asked to help put together the survey questions. Steve suggested that we get the survey ready for NNO so that it can be distributed at block parties.
- Fuller Park – no update since Carole was not present.
- Additional announcements – Ryan reported that Matt Perry is no longer on the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) but that they recently voted to allow advertising in city funded neighborhood newsletters. If anyone knows of a family that would be willing to host a Japanese student let Ryan know. Many of the 4th of July postcards were returned and it may help to address them to “Current Resident” and “Current Business”.
- Adjournment 9:05 pm
Next Meeting: Monday, August 20, 2012 at Fuller Park.
TANGLETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, June 18, 2012 7:00 p.m.,Fuller Park
Board members present: Mary Jane Mitchell – President, Tony Proell –Vice President, Ryan Fisher – Treasurer, Carolyn Dungan – Secretary, Steve Bieringer, Janine Allison, Birdie Cunningham, Jane Elias, Jeff Gears, Andrea Siegel, Charlie Siftar, Dylan Sirny, Lynell Voigt
Also present: Amanda Vallone – TNA coordinator, Tjody deVaal – Designer, Matt Perry – NEHBA President, Lance Knuckles – Community Participation Program (CPP) Specialist, Ta-Coumba Aiken – Muralist, Don Hall – resident with memorial plaque proposal and various other residents
- Call to Order 7:04
- Margo Ashmore from South Minneapolis Housing Fair Committee described the goals of the fair are to maintain and improve houses in South Minneapolis neighborhoods by bringing together home owners and local businesses involved in home improvement. The fair has been going for 18 years and is held in late February or early March at South High School. The fair is self-sustaining as the vendors pay for their booths. Margo asked that the board respond to her at 612-867-4874 or email at email@example.com with input on the following: 1. Where are residents getting their referrals for building resources? 2. Are people remodeling? 3. What event formats have been successful for Tangletown events that the housing event could borrow on?
- Don Hall a Tangletown resident presented a proposal for a Fuller Park memorial plaque dedicated to those who were instrumental in getting the land converted to a park. When Fuller School (named after suffragette Margaret Fuller) was removed the School Board was against selling the land to the Park Board. There was a proposal to convert the land to housing. A group of residents worked to get the neighborhood’s preference for a park approved by door knocking and interviewing. The park design is based on questionnaires completed by residents that indicated preferences for no high intensity lighting, limited parking, no baseball backstop. The proposed plaque will be aluminum with a short dedication. Mary Jane suggested including some of the history of the park on the plaque. Janine suggested attaching it to the building so it will not get stolen like the first plaque. Ryan offered that if the suggested modifications increase the expense that the board would consider partnering with the costs. Mary Jane suggested that Don talk to Tom Balcom in writing the history and suggested using Tjody for the design. Steve volunteered to plot out a mock up to put on the wall to see what it will look like. Carol Anderson noted that the board needs to take the proposal with a detailed description of the project to the park commissioners for approval.
- Ryan made a motion that the board support the memorial plaque project and continue to work with Don. The motion passed unanimously.
- A Mural Project update was presented. Tjody introduced Ta-Coumba Aiken, the renowned local mural artist that is leading the first mural project at Artescape. Ta-Coumba spoke about the project at Artescape stating that the goals are to make people safe, prevent graffiti and create beauty. The project is about love and peace and healing. Many different ages contributed to the design of the mural and Ta-Coumba pulled the designs together. He is mentoring youth who are working on the project and believes that the mural belongs to the community. It is 14 feet by 48 feet with two smaller pieces on each side. The paint was donated by Valspar. There will be two other murals – the Blue Cross Animal Hospital at 5328 Lyndale and another to be determined.
- Lance Knuckles spoke about how he can help with CPP submission. He informed the board that the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Policy and the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy must be approved before any funds will be distributed for the 2012/2013 funding cycle. Since Tangletown Neighborhood Association does not have a cash flow problem, Lance suggests taking our time to get the CPP submission right. We need to include the bylaws, a budget for the organization and the EEO and ADA policies. Lance suggested using a resource from the CPP Access and Outreach staff to address the community engagement goals. Mary Jane said that the board’s NRP committee will complete the submission and have it to Lance for approval before the next board meeting so that the board can vote to approve it. Lance then encouraged board members to complete the NCR feedback survey. Currently, 276 have completed the survey and they are hoping to have 400. Lance mentioned that CPP offers board member training. There was much interest expressed by the board. Lance will forward the information so that we can set up some formal training for our board members. Finally, Lance announced that the NUSA conference will be held in Minneapolis next year and he will be looking for volunteers to help.
- Secretary’s report consisted of a motion by Tony to approve the May minutes. The motion carried and the minutes were approved.
- Treasurer’s report by Ryan noted that the dwindling NRP account stands at $47.64, the CPP account is at $2,415.66 and the Tangletown Neighborhood account is at $11,403.07.
- The utility box wrap project update by Carolyn reported that the 1st phase of the application process for the micro-grant requires a listing of the proposed utility boxes, their location, measurements and photos. Carolyn had sent an email with the listing to the board members for review and approval so that the application can be completed and submitted. The next phase of the application project will include the proposed artwork for each box. The city is putting together standard designs which we can consider along with any of our own ideas for artwork.
- Steve made a motion to approve the list of utility boxes for the application for the micro-grant. The motion passed unanimously. Carolyn will complete the application and submit it before the July 9th deadline.
- Communications Committee update by Ryan reported that we will use E-News to reach out to residents for the 4th of July event including a call for volunteers. E-News reaches approximately 500 residents. Ryan also submitted an announcement to the Southwest Journal. Ryan would like to see us getting back to a monthly E-News posting.
- 4th of July event update by Ryan reported that the volunteer meeting will be on July 2nd and the all board members are requested to attend. Tjody passed around her draft of the postcard and suggested that we have the post office print and mail because they will mail next day at about the same cost as our annual meeting postcard mailing. Tjody will proceed with this and get the .xls spreadsheet of the mailing list from Ideal Printers. Mary Jane reported that there are nice canopies for sale at Menards and suggested we buy at least one.
- Façade improvements are approved for two businesses for $1,000 each – Simply Jane Open Artist Studio and Hwa Rang Do Martial Arts Academy. There are two other applicants – Sweet Shop and Café Ena. Mary Jane suggested that board members look for places that need improvements and encourage those businesses to apply. She also suggested we get more funds for this initiative.
- Coordinator update by Amanda reminded board members to revisit the CPP submission. Amanda will provide a report via email on the NUSA conference that she attended.
- Nominations for officers opened by Mary Jane. It was noted that we won’t elect an editor since we are contracting that work and that we may need to update the bylaws for this change. Jane nominated Andrea Siegel for president. Andrea declined. Tony nominated Steve Bieringer for president. Mary Jane nominated Ryan for president. Ryan accepted the nomination for president and Steve was nominated for vice president. Carolyn was nominated to continue as Secretary and Sandra Batsias was nominated as Treasurer. All nominees were approved unanimously.
- Fuller Park update by Carole reported that the Ice Cream Social was a success, that there are many camps in session, that there is an open Pottery Workshop on Mondays and that the carpenters will be starting soon on the building improvements (front counter and cabinet doors). Carole stated that she always welcomes suggestions for the park and its programs.
- Matt Perry handed out the new Spring/Summer Experience Southwest brochure and announced that NEHBA will be expanding to Xerxes which will increase the number of business nodes to fifty. He asked that we distribute the Experience Southwest brochures at the 4th of July event.
- Adjournment 8:40pm
Next Meeting: Monday, July 16, 2012 at Fuller Park.
TANGLETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, May 21, 2012 7:00 p.m.,Simply Jane Open Artist Studio
Board members present: Mary Jane Mitchell – President, Tony Proell –Vice President, Ryan Fisher – Treasurer, Carolyn Dungan – Secretary, Steve Bieringer, Tjody DeVaal, Andrea Siegel, Jeff Gears, Lynell Voigt, Jane Elias
Also present: Amanda Vallone – TNA coordinator, Matt Perry (NEHBA President), John Quincy (City Council Member), David Herberholz (Director of Division of Solid Waste & Recycling), Scott Dibble (State Senator) and various residents
- Call to Order 7:12
- “Talking Trash” presentation by David Herberholz (Director of Division of Solid Waste & Recycling) included the following topics: 1. recent expansion to recycling for plastics and cartons 2. single stream recycling should be in place by early 2013 and should not require a rate increase 3. new requirement that yard waste be put in a compostable or reusable container 4. compost pick up is being researched.
- Council member John Quincy read the nomination for the winner of the Tangletown Treasure, commented on the great strides made by David Herberholz since his appointment just 3 months ago, announced that landscaping of 35W is in the works, the Gateway corridors project will commence next month, and the first multi-neighborhood association meeting will be on June 11th. Tjody asked John about lighting on the walking bridge over the creek. John will look into it and encouraged all to contact him with questions or issues or with help navigating the city systems.
- Security committee update by Jeff Gears reported recent crime statistics and recommendations for burglary prevention.
- NEHBA update by Matt Perry started with recognizing the numerous business owners at the meeting and then reported on the façade improvement program, Experience SW promotions, Lyndale Avenue road construction and other road construction projects to come.
- The April meeting minutes were approved without change.
- Treasurer’s Report by Ryan reported cash on hand: CPP $5,000, NRP Checking $805.01, Tangletown Account $10,913.07.
- Arts committee reported on the murals project and the need for more artists, the Tangletown Arts and Crafts sale and the utility box beautification project.
- Communication Committee update by Lynell reported that the goals of this committee are to 1. Get email addresses 2. Get block leaders. Also, we are always looking for more members for this committee.
- Garage Sale – Steve reported that he’s headed up this effort for three years. This year showed a slight drop in the number of households that participated possibly due to Lyndale construction. The profits from the garage sale participation fees are spent on marketing for the next year’s sales.
- 4th of July Event Committee update by Ryan stated that the committee is in the planning phase now and would welcome any new members to the committee and/or volunteers at the event and that if interested email the board.
- Newsletter update by Tjody reported that the focus has become more editorial and we are looking for residents to provide cartoons or poetry by emailing the Tangletown editor.
- Halloween House Tour committee update by Tjody included a presentation of the Best in Show award to resident who won.
- Sustainability Committee report by Mary Jane announced that this is a newly formed committee and that the board would like people to sign up for it.
- Board Coordinator update by Amanda reported on the CPP (Community Participation Program) and NCR (Neighborhood and Community Relations), the expansion of NEHBA to the Tangletown neighborhood and the goal of the board to expand our Facebook membership from the current 120 members to 200 members by the 4th of July.
- State Senator Scott Dibble reported on the redistricting project, and proposals that are currently in front of the legislature.
- Tjody made a motion to dedicate $75.00 to reimburse local artists for their work on the streetscape renditions. The motion passed.
- Ryan made a motion to grant $500 to help pay for sending Amanda Vallone to the NUSA (Neighborhoods USA) conference. The motion passed.
- Board elections – There are five open seats. One board member, April Heers is leaving the board. Mary Jane summarized the duties of board members. The floor was opened for nominations for board members. There were four nominees added to the slate: residents Doug Conway and Berdie Cunningham and business owners Charlie Siftar (Tangletown Bike Shop) and Dylan Sirny (Hwa Rang Do Martial Arts Academy). There was a motion to accept the slate of nominees and the motion passed. Another nomination was made for resident Sandra Bartsias. A motion was made to amend the slate to include this nominee and the motion passed. The motion to approve the slate of five nominees passed unanimously.
- Dog Park update by Tony reported that Lyndale Farmstead Park on 38th and Dupont is the approved site and that construction is starting this summer with plans to be completed this fall. The parking will be redesigned.
- Door prizes were announced by Amanda and then attendees were encouraged to meet next door at the Wise Acre restaurant for a social hour following the meeting.
- Adjournment 8:59pm
Next Meeting: Annual Meeting on Monday, June 18, 2012 at Fuller Park.
TANGLETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, April 16, 2012 7:00 p.m.,Fuller Park
Board members present: Mary Jane Mitchell – President,Tony Proell –Vice President, Ryan Fisher – Treasurer, Carolyn Dungan – Secretary, Steve Bieringer, Tjody DeVaal, Andrea Siegel, Jeff Gears, April Heers, Lynell Voigt, Jane Elias
Also present: Amanda Vallone – TNA coordinator, Dan Fern (Tangletown resident), Matt Perry (NEHBA President), Scott Carlston and Todd Mohagen of Carlston Real Estate Inc.
- Call to Order 7:05
- Secretary’s Report and Approval of March meeting minutes
- Treasurer’s Report – Ryan. Cash on hand: CPP $5,000, NRP Checking $1,475.51 Tangletown Account $12,023.43.
- Scott Carlston and Todd Mohagen presented the proposed project at the Aqua City Plumbing site. Afterwards the floor was opened for Q & A. A major concern of board members was the limited parking – there is only one parking space for rental unit and limited spaces for the Yoga business.
- Garage Sale – Steve and April reported that planning is going fine and people have begun signing up.
- NRP Committee – Ryan, Mary Jane, Amanda and Jane met and looked at open contracts. The mural project is the only contract that is pressing. Amanda passed around the NRP Committee meeting notes to the board members to review on their own.
- Arts Committee – Tjody reported that the Craft Show was moved to the front of the Tangletown bike shop in order to bring attention to the 48th and Grand business node. Tjody requested money for advertising and refreshments. Ryan made a motion to provide up to $200 to support advertising and refreshments for the Arts and Crafts sale . Mary Jane seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Ryan noted that we should write checks out directly to vendors in order to better track costs. Food and drinks need to be funded through the Tangletown account since NRP funds can’t be used for food. Jane reported on the Mural project and said that she has 3 artists (Tjody, Beth Rapatz, Tammy Ortega (owns color wheel) and would like more artists to help with the murals and also with mentoring the students. The board can contact Jane with local artists that might be interested. Jane will train the artists in Artscape space in back of Simply Jane. There are two interested businesses – C&G Food and Fuel and Wise Acre restaurant. Amanda reported that there is $6,435 in the contract for the mural project.
- Utility Boxes project – Carolyn missed the deadline for sending in the application so we will move this project out to the next installation time frame. July 9th is the due date for the application.
- Safety Committee – Janine, Jeff and Steve had nothing to report at this time.
- Annual Meeting – Andrea, Amanda, and Jane reported that three speakers have been invited, the agenda for the meeting has been determined and food and beverage vendors have been selected. Tjody will design the postcard that will be mailed to residents inviting them to the meeting. Ryan suggested that each board member invite at least one resident to attend. We may have up to four board seats to fill. Mary Jane noted that members must be at least 18 years old.
- Newsletter – Tjody asked for help in distributing to businesses. Amanda will make a business listing by corridor/quadrant
- 4th of July – Lynell, Ryan, Carolyn. Ryan will set up a meeting request. Mary Jane suggested that Ryan send the invite to all board members and those who can attend will come. Tjody asked if the crafters can sell at the 4th of July event. It was agreed to table this for discussion at the 4th of July committee meeting.
- E-News – Ryan will replicate the information on the post card for the annual meeting in E-News.
- Lyndale Avenue Bridge Reconstruction/NEHBA/NCEC update – Matt Perry gave an update on the Lyndale road project noting that they are ahead of schedule due to good weather. The bridge project is moving along since they didn’t find any historical items to preserve. It would be nice to have the project done in time for the Twin Cities Marathon the 1st week in October. Caribou is suffering more than most from the construction and the 2nd hardest hit would be the library. The SW Experience shopping guide design is complete and expected to be distributed by the beginning of May. Community engagement committee allotted $13410 in extra funding (to bring us up to 70 % of NRP phase 2 allocation) along with the existing $39110 brings us to $52520 for next period. Elections for Community Engagement Committee are on 6/28. We need to get our elector(from the board) nominated by 6/27. It’s a 2 year engagement.
- Special Services District – Ryan had nothing to report at this time.
- Discussion of request from Chadwick Phillips for teen youth camp. Mary Jane noted that one way that we could approve funding would be to do so in 25% increments. Amanda is going to research what other neighborhoods are doing and also gather some more details on what the funds would be used for. Mary Jane suggested that we vote on this at the annual meeting. Ryan agreed that this is the type of thing we’d like the community know that we are working on and that we should share the details via email beforehand.
- Fuller Park – Carol announced that the Easter event turnout at MLK park was good. The summer programs are posted on the board’s website.
- Other business and announcements –Amanda noted that she will send out an email regarding the details of the national meeting that she would like to attend.
- Adjournment 8:59pm
Next Meeting: Annual Meeting on Monday, May 20, 2012 – Simply Jane’s