Mike Rollin distributed the neighborhood liaison quarterly report for June-August 2003 and updated the board on its activities. The downtown neighborhood had 33 of the total 40 cases for that quarter which consisted of consuming in public, loiter with intent to buy/sell narcotics, disorderly conduct/public urination and disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace. The good news is that CCNP RJ is fully funded which will allow it to move forward with plans to partner with new neighborhoods this winter.
There is an open seat on the CCNP RJ Advisory Team representing the DMNA. If you are interested in serving for the year 2004, please contact Mike at 612-871-8100.
The minutes from the September 9, 2003 board meeting were approved, as amended (i.e., reflect Mark Moller’s absence, and change “legislature” to “federal government” and “spring” to “fall” in Section VIII, first paragraph), by majority vote with Mark abstaining.
Andy presented the following items that the LUC entertained at its October
7th meeting (see memo from LUC dated
Upgrade from Class B to Class A liquor license for Le Cirque
Rouge de Gus at Urban Wildlife Bar & Grill,
Class A liquor license for Food and Drink, Inc. d/b/a Bar Fly
24-hour message data board on Signs B and F at
· Conduct discussions with Nicollet Island/East Bank Neighborhood Associations on issues facing their and our neighborhoods
All four items were unanimously approved.
Paul stated that the Schubert project came through. He had initially voted
against being a fiscal agent for the Schubert and was opposed to coupling it
with other projects (i.e., the planetarium,
Tom explained that the City Council is putting together a study caucus to address the long-term plan for the entire downtown theater district.
Paul advised that the nuisance night court project is not going forward the
way he had envisioned. The City Council encountered a roadblock from the
Paul also advised that he had voted to approve the Downtown East/North Loop master plan.
Kim briefed the board on the three (out of a total of six) projects proposed by DMNA’s Implementation Committee to receive affordable housing funding:
· St. Barnabas Apartments by Central Community Housing Trust for $155,000
· Lamoreaux addition by Central Community Housing Trust for $95,000
Kim advised that this award, totaling $500,000, would leave $375,000 remaining in DMNA’s affordable housing fund. All three projects were approved by majority vote with Andy and Carletta abstaining.
Kim led the board through the changes (as suggested by the NRP attorney’s office) to the NRP reallocation proposal:
· Under Section 2, Crime and Safety, Strategy 7: added “the University of St. Thomas Law School”; removed “Night Court” language; and delineated results
· Under Section 3, Downtown Development: removed strategy related to providing subsidized parking for small to mid-size theaters as it is considered a business-related expense
· Under Section 4, Implementation: added funds for administrative support
Kim advised that a total of $495,000 (of the $515,000 remaining in DMNA’s NRP Phase 1 Plan) was being reallocated under this proposal. Thereafter the board approved the reallocation proposal by majority vote with Kim abstaining.
The Chair advised the board of the following arrangements:
Motion for New Chief of Police
Andy distributed and explained his motion in support of selecting Sharon Lubinski
as the new Chief of Police for the City of
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at
Signed this ________ day of ________________________, 2003.