Minutes - 5/2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009 10:10 AM

Executive Board Meeting Minutes
May 6, 2009
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District 10 Community Council
Executive Committee Meeting
Historic Streetcar Station
May 6, 2009 7:00 p.m.
Present: David Arbeit, Ted Sheu, Marcy Micek, Lori Klongtruatroke, Camille Schafer, Rhonda
Guests: Mike MacDonald
1. Call to Order
2. Approve Agenda/ Review/Approve April Minutes
April minutes need to be resent.
3. Chair Report (David)
4. Financial Update (Marcy)
We currently have $11,000.00 available in the District’s account.  That will allow approx.
2 months worth of expenses.  
5. Organizer Report -- Activities and Issues (Rhonda)
There will be a neighborhood “paint the pavement” to teach neighbors how to do this
activity in their neighborhood.  
Rhonda is trying to get information about getting neighbors to use one garbage hauler in
the area to reduce traffic on the local streets.
Rhonda is going on vacation on June 11th.  
Rhonda may have an intern opportunity through U of WI, River Falls for Dist. 10.  It
would be an unpaid position.
Como Park Alliance would like to know if we would help hand out maps for the historic
walking tour they are hosting this Saturday.
6. Discussions
a. Staff Transition
There will be a shift in position of the existing staff instead of having Camille Schafer
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leave District 10.  Camille will fill the Board Administration Role and Rhonda
DeBough-Insook will fill the Community Organizer role.  
Josh, the intern we have had with us from Job Corps, will come back and help
balance out the hours this summer while Rhonda is taking less hours during the
summer months.  
b. City Work Plan and Contracts
The Citizen Participation Program & Neighborhood Crime Prevention Program were
gone over and explained to the committee members.
There were changes made to the City Work Plans that will hopefully make it more
streamlined in the future.
c. Lexington/Larpenteur/California Area Development
There has not been much activity since the last meeting last month.  There is a
drawing from Howard Paster up on the District web site for residents to view.  There
will be a survey done by the residents on the proposals.  The City will look into how
the current plan fits into the area plan in place there, and possible zoning changes.  
7. Other (Rhonda)
Peter Leech is a photographer who lives in Como Park.  He has taken pictures of the
Japanese Garden over in Como Park.  He wants to ask District 10 to be a fiscal agent for
the grants he needs to write in order to allow him to create an exhibition.  
Marcy explained that this is a normal function of the Council as long as the funds are
kept separate.  David disagreed since this is not a Dist. 10 endorsed project.  Marcy
suggested seeing what he has written up.  David wanted to have policies in place before
agreeing to do this type of project in order to have clear definitions and guidelines.  He
also noted that this type of project has not been done by the District before.
Marcy will create a draft fiscal agent policy.
8. Agenda for May Board Meeting
a. Community Meeting Issues
Don Ganje in regards to the pool in order to update the Council on any changes.
Ted may bring up the Lexington/Larpenteur issue.
b. Action Items
Grant submissions
9. Adjourn
Meeting adjourned at 8:45pm
Meeting minutes submitting by Lori Klongtruatroke

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