Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association

Minutes from Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Aloft Hotel

900 Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

I.          Call to Order and Introductions

            Board Chair Carletta Sweet called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m.

Other board members in attendance included Gerry Ewald; Andy Hauer; Denise Holt, Secretary; and Scott Parkin, Vice Chair. 

Board members Natasha Heimer, Treasurer; Kim Motes; and George Rosenquist were unable to attend.

No guests were in attendance at this meeting.

Staff member Christie Rock also attended the meeting.

II.        Consideration of the Agenda

Sweet asked if there were any additions or revisions to the agenda.  There being no additions or revisions to the agenda,

Sweet moved and Hauer seconded a motion to approve the agenda.  The motion passed. 

III.       Land Use Committee Report


Land Use Committee Chair Andy Hauer advised that the Planning Commission had reviewed the site plan for the Shinders property and recommended that the City Council approve the plans as presented. 

IV.       Crime and Safety Update

            No crime and safety update was given.

V.        NRP Implementation Update

Andy advised that there was no new information to report.

VI.       Marketing / Communications Project Update

Ewald moved and Holt seconded a motion to approve the September 9, 2008 board meeting minutes.  Sweet called for discussion.  The motion passed.

VIII.    Consideration of December 2008 Financial Statements

Staff member Christie Rock presented the December financial statements and advised that there were no unusual expenses for the month of December just the regular professional services, telephone and bank charges.

Hauer moved and Parkin seconded a motion to receive and file the December 2008 Financial Statements.  Sweet called for discussion.  The motion passed. 


            Presentation of the 2009 Budget

Staff member Christie Rock presented a draft of the 2009 operating budget; she will present a final copy at the January 2009 board meeting for consideration that will include the numbers in the Downtown Identity, or website line item to reflect payments to Sassafrass Design in 2008. 

Update on DMNA NRP Phase I review processStaff member Christie Rock indicated that she hopes to have a draft of the NRP Phase I Plan Review completed by the January 13, 2009 board meeting. 

Update on outreach and collaboration with other downtown organizations.  Respective board members gave updates on activities related to the other downtown organizations in which they are involved.  

Hauer moved and Ewald seconded a motion to adjourn the board meeting.  The motion passed.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

Signed this ________ day of ________________________, 2009.

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Chair                                                                   Secretary