Kim Motes called the meeting to order at Other board members in attendance were: David Abele, Dee Cotten, Andrew Hauer, Tom Hoch, Gene Nessly, and Carletta Sweet. Jodi Pfarr was unavailable. Nonboard members in attendance included: Sue Bonin, McCaffery Interests; Pamela Danielson, MN Alliance for Safe Highways; Lieutenants Tony Diaz and Craig Williams, 1st Precinct; Lisa Goodman, 7th Ward Councilmember; Mike Hanson, TCF Bank; June Harmon, financial consultant; Thomas Lallier, Foley & Mansfield PLLP; José Luis, Susie Olson, Teneil Vaughn, all from The Bridge for Runaway Youth; Mike Rollin, CCNP Restorative Justice; and George Rosenquist, downtown resident.
The minutes from the
Lt. Diaz and Williams distributed charts depicting the 1st precinct’s property
crimes year-to-date and citywide Part 1 offenses year-to date, apprised the
board on the 1st precinct’s preparations for the coming summer months, and raised
safety issues regarding the installation of the ATM on
Lisa announced the following:
Next Lunch with Lisa on Wednesday, April 28th at Tiburòn in
Due to the LRT, the Aquatennial Block Party has moved its location
to Hennepin and 2nd Avenues South along
· She had authored city policy to allow bikes on the mall during the bus strike and is now searching for ways to keep the bikes on the mall and to remove the buses.
· Her support of the University of St. Thomas’ Schulze Hall building to be constructed on its green space on Harmon at 12th Street.
TCF Bank Variance Request
Attorney Thomas Lallier and Sue Bonin discussed the variance request for a TCF automated teller outside of Block E on Hennepin Avenue (one TCF automated teller already exits on the opposite side of the building on 1st Avenue North) and answered questions regarding security issues.
Central City Neighborhoods Partnership Restorative Justice Update
Mike Rollin distributed and explained CCNP RJP’s brochure, the 2003 Year in Review, 2003 Neighborhood Service Projects, and Proposal to Neighborhood Organization Boards. Mike also advised the board that the City Attorney will be giving a 6-month progress report on the administrative citation project for the 1st Precinct on Wednesday, April 21st at before the Public Safety and Regulatory Services Committee.
The Bridge for Runaway Youth
Teneil Vaughn, Street Outreach Worker, explained that The Bridge, an approximately 35-year organization located in the Uptown area, provides shelter, counseling, and safety for youth in crisis ages 10 to 21 years. The Bridge currently partners with 12 other agencies in the Twin Cities to provide free, 24-hour services. Teneil, along with his other Outreach Team members, José and Susie, are reaching out to the various neighborhood associations to try and forge additional partnerships. For more information visit their website at www.bridgeforyouth.org.
Pamela Danielson explained the opposition to legislation (House File 804 and
Senate File 1324) allowing heavier trucks on non-interstate highways in
Andy presented the following items for action:
· A motion to approve a liquor license for VCG Holding Corporation (new owners of Scheik’s Palace Royale)
A motion to approve a liquor license for Nochee, a new Italian
restaurant at the
A motion to approve a conditional use parking permit for American
Trio condominium conversion at
All three of the above motions were unanimously approved.
A fourth action item to approve TCF Bank’s variance request for its ATM at Block E was approved by majority vote contingent upon the installation of a 24-hour security camera and marquee. Tom Hoch abstained.
Andy turned over a fifth LUC item to the Chair for his consideration due to his expertise in public housing issues and streetscape design, i.e., 314 Hennepin’s request for a conditional use parking permit. Tom will follow up with Dean Carlson of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority with his comments.
2003 Plan Modification
Tom advised that DMNA’s 2003 plan modification was approved by the City Council.
The contracts for the
Go Before You Go
As a result of the publicity received about GBYG, Kim met with some creative people at a public relations company who showed her the work they’ve done on tough and difficult subjects (e.g., youth drug use, date rape). The company is intrigued by DMNA’s GBYG campaign and will work on some ideas to present to DMNA in a couple months. In the meantime, Kim and Luther Kruger are working on ways to educate the bar owners on how to deal with the situation.
Kim will follow up with Dolly of CPED to pursue the same RFP process that was conducted last year.
Tom advised that DMNA set aside $115,000 for 2004 and $35,000 for 2005 of NRP
funds towards the beautification of downtown. In addition, DMNA is working
with the City to coordinate grants from the EPA, Tree Trust and Watershed District
to pursue the best use of these funds (e.g., installing trees along the LRT
corridor). Tom also advised that funds will not be required for banners along
Kim led a discussion regarding DMNA matching funds for the lighting of the
The meeting was adjourned at
Signed this ________ day of ________________________, 2004.