Kim Motes, Chair, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
Other board members in attendance were David Abele, Treasurer; Dee Cotten; Andrew Hauer; Tom Hoch; Jodi Pfarr, Secretary; Gene Nessly; and Carletta Sweet, Vice Chair.
Others in attendance included: Ann Calvert, CPED project coordinator; Jenny Buller of Restorative Justice Community Action Inc.; Lois Conroy, Assistant City Attorney; John Van Heel, downtown resident appointee to the steering committee of the Minneapolis 10-Year Transportation Action Plan; Christie Rock, DMNA coordinator; Jeremy Stratton, staff writer for the Downtown Journal; Ward 2 Council Member Paul Zerby.
Vice Chair Carletta Sweet made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 13, 2005 board meeting. Treasurer David Abele seconded the motion. Kim Motes called for discussion. The minutes were unanimously approved.
Christie Rock distributed and explained the F2005 Budget vs. Actual as of October 2005 document and the bank register for October 1-31, 2005.
Vice Chair Carletta Sweet made a motion to receive and file the October 2005 financial statements. Gene Nessly seconded the motion. Kim Motes called for discussion. The financial statements were unanimously received and filed.
LUC Chair Andy Hauer reviewed the following projects:
· Nomination of representative to review CPED RFP. CPED Project Coordinator Ann Calvert is seeking a DMNA representative to review an RFP that CPED is preparing for a parcel of land located down river from the new Guthrie Theatre. The parcel is located between 10th and 11th Avenues South and South 2nd Street and West River Parkway. Calvert indicated that the DMNA representative would have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the RFP language before it is let to the development community, as well as review and provide feedback on all of the responses.
Gene Nessly made a motion to nominate Vice Chair Carletta Sweet as the DMNA representative and Treasurer David Abele as the alternate. Dee Cotten seconded the motion. Kim Motes asked for discussion. The motion was unanimously passed.
· Eclipse condominium development. Treasurer David Abele asked LUC Chair Andy Hauer if he could provide an update on the Eclipse condominium development project planned for the northwesterly side of Hennepin Avenue between Washington Avenue North and North 3rd Street. Abele is interested in finding out when construction is expected to start. Hauer indicated that he plans to check on the project’s status and get back to Abele.
Future agenda items
Mill City Farmers’ Market
proposed for Chicago Avenue Plaza. This
item will tentatively be discussed at the December 6, 2005, Land Use Committee
· Parcel D update. Brighton Development will attend the November 1, 2005, Land Use Committee meeting and give an update on the Park Avenue East Lofts project.
· Whitney Hotel conversion to condos. The developer of this project is seeking a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to increase the height of the building. The developer is tentatively scheduled to present at the November 1, 2005, Land Use Committee meeting.
VII. Minneapolis 10-year Transportation Action Plan Update
John Van Heel gave a report to the board regarding the Minneapolis 10-year Transportation Action Plan. Van Heel is a resident of the Loring Park neighborhood, and is the designated citizen representative on the steering committee for the development of the action plan.
Van Heel noted that the City of Minneapolis is hosting a series of workshops to give the public an opportunity to share their ideas on how the City can improve its transportation system. The workshops will provide an overview of the City’s 10-Year Transportation Action Plan, which is under development, and provide information on the transportation challenges facing the City.
When completed, the Transportation Action Plan will be a citywide plan that addresses a full range of transportation options and issues, including pedestrians, bicycles, transit, automobiles, and freight. The 10-Year Action Plan will also include additional materials, including a web-based transportation fact book; a transit and street operations plan for downtown; and new street design guidelines that reflect the characteristics of the surroundings.
Pre-registration for the workshops is not required. Since the workshops will include presentations on transportation challenges facing the City, followed by structured dialogue, participants are encouraged to arrive at the designated meeting start time.
The Workshops are being held:
• 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005
North Commons Recreation Center, 1801 James Ave. N., Minneapolis
• 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005
Butler Square Building, First Floor Conference Room A and B, 100 N. Sixth St., Minneapolis
• 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005
Keewaydin Recreation Center, 3000 53rd St. E., Minneapolis
For more information regarding the Minneapolis 10-year Transportation Action Plan, visit the following web site: www.downtown2015.com.
CCP/SAFE. Crime Prevention
Specialist Luther Krueger did
not attend the meeting.
New trespassing ordinance.
Assistant City Attorney Conroy gave a presentation to
the board regarding the new trespassing ordinance that was put in place this
past summer. The ordinance allows business and property owners to limit people
from public spaces if they commit a crime or use the property for which it
wasn’t intended. For example, if a person is caught shoplifting at Marshall
Fields, Marshall Fields can prevent the person from entering the business
for up to a year. This extends the time from a previous cap of 30 days.
Ms. Conroy is providing training on the new ordinance on the third Wednesday
of the month during the months of October, November and December. The training
takes place in the First Precinct Community Room from noon to 1:30 p.m.
· Livability crime initiative. Ms. Conroy and Jenny Buller from Restorative Justice Community Action gave a report on a new livability crime initiative that was implemented in the Second Precinct. The initiative is called the Minor Consumption Referral Program. The program has received over 200 referrals during the past month. Ms. Conroy stated that she would like to replicate the program in the First Precinct. She has spoken with numerous officers, and they seem receptive and in some cases enthusiastic about the idea. The program is only successful if the police support it. She asked the DMNA board for feedback and some thoughts on what the livability issues are in the downtown neighborhoods. Board members suggested the following: public urination/indecent exposure; disorderly conduct; harassment. Vice Chair Carletta Sweet asked whether other public service agencies can participate in the referral program, e.g., the Transit Police. Ms. Conroy said she has had conversations with them about the program.
Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
Signed this ________ day of ________________________, 2005.