Tom Hoch called the meeting to order at Other board members in attendance were Dee Cotten, Andrew Hauer, Jodi Pfarr, Gene Nessly, and Carletta Sweet. Board members David Abele and Kim Motes were unavailable. Nonboard members in attendance included Laura Boyd, Boyd & Associates; Michael Fleming; June Harmon, financial consultant; 1st Precinct CPS Luther Kruger; Sarah McKenzie, Skyway News journalist; Christie Rock, DMNA Coordinator; Mike Spicer and Sarah Harrell, Mike Spicer Foods Ltd; Paul Zerby, 2nd Ward Councilmember.
The minutes from the
June asked the board to pass a motion to pay the $25 annual nonprofit registration
fee and to file the 990 tax return with the IRS and AG retroactive to
June then distributed “Contract #14007 - Amendment 5” and “Budget Amendment” documents and explained that she had called Barb Lichness to ask whether DMNA should add any more money to its administrative contract since those funds had been reduced to approximately $20,000. In response, Barb suggested adding all Phase 1 money due to the administration contract now. Therefore the $62,000 budget amendment would dispose of all Phase I funds attributable to administration. These two documents were unanimously approved.
Tom reminded the board that earlier this year the NRP Policy Board had set aside $1 million from the Community Oriented Public Safety (COPS) Initiatives Reserve Fund for neighborhood policing activities and that he and Christie developed a $55,000 proposal commiserate with DMNA’s existing strategies. As a result, DMNA was awarded $40,000 and will need to submit a “Scope of Services”, copies of which were distributed at the instant meeting as Exhibit A. No action was required of the board at this time.
For informational purposes only, Andy advised the board of the proposed renovation
of the 4-story plus basement historic
Laura Boyd announced the sale of the restaurant and lounge business in the
Textile Building at 119 North 4th Street Suite 104 to Mike Spicer and Sarah
Harrell who are seeking: (1) a Class B, on-sale liquor license; (2) 2:00 a.m.
permit; (3) tobacco license; and (4) a sidewalk café permit for 2nd Avenue North.
Mike advised they plan on having a New Orleans-style menu, adding a frozen beverage
machine, remodeling the bar area, featuring house music on weekdays and live
jazz on weekends, and targeting an upscale business clientele. Mike has 10
years of business experience in
Michael Fleming, counsel for Ted Glasrud Associates, described the proposed
conversion and refurbishing of the current extended-stay units on floors 26
and 27, known as the Executive Suites at The Centre Village Building, into moderately-priced
condominium units, and explained the rational for filing a registered land survey
to plat the property. Andy distributed a letter he received from Michael dated
Paul announced the revision of the solicitation and loitering ordinances. The portion of the solicitation ordinance he feels is unconstitutional is the asking of money while under the influence of liquor so under the severability clause he struck that item and supported the rest of the ordinance.
Paul again expressed his strong support for banning smoking in bars and restaurants for health-related reasons and related thereto distributed: (a) Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support’s May 2004 Policy Brief on secondhand smoke in Minneapolis worksites; and (b) a proposed ordinance authored by Councilmembers Zimmermann, Johnson Lee, Niziolek, Samuels, Schiff, Zerby amending Title 11, adding Chapter 234 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to Indoor Air Quality.
Thereafter, Paul and Luther Kruger answered questions and updated the board on the status of the summer SAFE program and the city’s other public safety agencies.
Tom reminded the board that it had applied for a MWMO grant and that the Star Tribune’s parking facility was considered the best place to use these funds since it would tie into other greening efforts in the area. More details to follow.
Plan Modification Update
Tom requested postponement on whether to move forward on scope of service for
the Planetarium and the Shubert Performing Arts and
Restorative Justice Program Update
Tom explained he had asked Gina Gerard to develop a proposal to disburse DMNA’s reallocation of $95,000 of NRP funds to work with Central City Neighborhoods Partnership’s RJP. A copy of Gina’s funding proposal for July 2004 to June 2006 was distributed for reference. Thereafter the board decided to allow the administrative citation process work through the system before proceeding further.
Tom advised that due to increased development there are ongoing discussions
taking place regarding designing streetscaping along
Reduced Parking along
Tom and June also addressed the increasing reduction of safe and affordable
parking for customers and employees around
Housing Committee for Seniors Federation Update
The meeting was adjourned at
Signed this ________ day of ________________________, 2004.