Minutes - 9/2008
Monday, September 01, 2008 3:30 PM

  

 

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes 

September 3, 2008 

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DISTRICT 10 COMO COMMUNITY COUNCIL 

Executive Committee Meeting 

September 3, 2008 -  7:00 p.m. 

Historic Streetcar Station 

1224 N. Lexington Parkway 

St. Paul, MN 

 

Present:  Kim Klose, Marcy Micek, Camille Schafer, Rhonda Debough-Insook 

1. Call to Order 

Marcy called the meeting to order at 6:55 p.m. 

2. Board Resignations/non-renewals: 

A. John Marino– at large - resigned 

B. Sharon Frisell – sub-district 1 – will not run after her term expires 

C. Dennis – at large – no official notice, just suspicion of not running again 

D. Kim Klose – secretary has a conflict with 3rd Tuesdays of the month and may have to 

resign.  Can the Board meeting schedule be changed to another night? 

Camille/Rhonda will ask the Communications committee to advertise the vacancies.  

3. Financial Report - Marcy 

A. August numbers arrived just yesterday, and Marcy has not had a chance to look at it yet.  

Our cash flow situation is stable pending large unforeseen issues. 

4. Organizer Report – Camille & Rhonda  

 

A. Web design & email blasts – we need someone who can do these items.  The website 

looks dated, and is difficult to navigate.   Misty (newest Board member) has these 

skills.  Are we contracting/committed to current vendor?  Misty, on behalf of the 

Communication committee is researching costs/software/etc.  Let’s check with David 

for the historical context. 

B. Camille met with COPP grant people.  We can still submit reimbursements for 2007 

if she can verify expenses and prove there has been no other reimbursement. For 

2008, it appears funds have been set aside for us, but we have not officially applied 

for them.  Camille has the contract application form.  It is recommended that we 

compile our ideas/goals and run it by them for unofficial approval before we submit 

 

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September 3, 2008 

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the contract.  Possible projects: welcome wagon, software for website (under 

communications); updating/revising the Como neighborhood guide booklet.  2009 

contracts should be submitted December 2008. 

C. Computer – has the office computer ever been backed up?  If so, what is the 

procedure?  If not, we need to set up a system.  

D. Neighborhood Honor Roll – the City honors volunteers in each community.  Let’s 

find a noble, unrecognized volunteer (community gardeners, rec center volunteers, 

Lyngbloomston). 

E. Camille still doesn’t have online access to the bank records.  Marcy submitted the 

request already. 

F. Staff pay period schedule – checks are currently dated 2 weeks after the end of a pay 

period.  Requesting a change to 1 week post-pay period.  Camille will draft a letter, 

Marcy will send it to the accountant. 

G. Camille has received all committee mid-year reports, but has not compiled it yet 

H. Rhonda really wants a second desk for the office, and is willing to shop at the 

Neighborhood clean-up.  Kim recommended checking the UMN reuse resources. 

Action item: Camille will draft a letter to COPP.  Rhonda will get a quote from Misty.  

Camille will find out about the current owner of the website.  Marcy will ask a colleague 

about recommendations regarding an external drive. 

 

5. Agenda for the August Board Meeting 

A. Board Vacancies – review election process, ask for nominations, encourage 

community members to register to be able to vote. 

B. Change the Tuesday schedule of Board Meetings? 

C. Sholom Home  - update from LU, with a date for a community meeting.  Can this be 

included in regularly scheduled committee updates? 

D. Neighborhood Clean-up – does Dennis have his required number of volunteers? 

E. Neighborhood Honor Roll – ask for nominations. 

6. Adjourn 

Kim moved to adjourn, Marcy seconded the motion.  So moved.  The meeting was adjourned 

at 7:49 p.m. 

 

Minutes submitted by Kim Klose. 

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