With a quorum present, Mark Moller called the meeting to order at Other board members present were: Dee Cotten;
After introductions, Mark trimmed the agenda and asked the board members to jot down three ideas (as related to agenda item 9) on how DMNA can improve, and then to submit these ideas to Christie who will read them aloud later in the meeting for further discussion.
Mark advised that there are three candidates for the two positions available: Mark Bauer; Monroe Bell, and Dee Cotten. Mike Rollin then informed the board that the Advisory Team is the governance structure for RJP which will change starting January 1st. There will now be two representatives appointed by each of the seven neighborhood boards represented who shall serve for a 1-year term.
Carletta moved and Andy seconded to nominate Mark Bauer and Dee Cotten. Mark moved to nominate Monroe Bell. No second was made for this motion. The motion to nominate Mark and Dee was carried unanimously.
Ruth Kildare thanked DMNA for its NRP contribution to the SSC and advised that,
according to a Skyway News article, it is the most successful NRP program in
downtown. SSC is a place where seniors can congregate in downtown
Mark clarified that also DMNA has funds yet to be allocated that it has not yet determined a process for distributing additional NRP funds for the SSC program.
Brian Fessler, who serves on the subcommittee on the Nicollet Mall Advisory Committee, suggested establishing a “neighborhood standards” committee for the downtown neighborhood in order to achieve common goals related to neighborhood livability issues. Since DMNA will need to re-determine the types of committees required going forward, Tom advised Brian that the board would contact him thereafter regarding his suggested committee.
Mark moved and Tom seconded to approve the conditional use permit for Lucky’s
Mark moved and Tom seconded to oppose the RFP from McCaffrey for the
Mark advised that DMNA received a request from the Minnesota Ad Project to
use DMNA’s office as a staging area for its Oscar Party to be held on
Tom moved and Gene seconded to defer the election of officers until the next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on January 14, 2003. The motion was carried unanimously.
After the board divided into pairs and completed the Icebreaker interview, feedback was requested and received from the board on how the association can improve, what its priorities should be going forward, what committees to retain/establish, their respective functions and meeting dates/times.
After entertaining discussion, the board agreed to maintain the following three committees based on the issues it addresses on a regular basis: land use; public safety and liability; and NRP Implementation. Mark agreed to draft the functions of each and forward them to the board members in advance of the next meeting. The board also agreed to limit the monthly meetings to 2 hours.
There being no additional business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 8:38 p.m.
Signed this ________ day of ________________________, 2003.