Minutes--July 1, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 8:15 PM

District 10 Como Park Community Council

Boundary Change Ad Hoc Committee

Minutes – July 1, 2013


Attendees: Pete Bolstad (Co-Chair), David Arbeit (Co-Chair), Ted Blank (District 10 Administrator) and William Lipkin


I.               Review of Agenda: The committee reviewed and agreed on the agenda for tonight’s meeting.


II.              Review of 6/17/13 Minutes: The committee reviewed the minutes of the 6/17/13 meeting.  Suggestions were made to change two items.  Pete agreed to make these changes.  Pete indicated that he accidentally deleted the revisions for the 6/3/13 meeting and threw out paper copies of the 6/3 meeting.  Pete agreed to re-do the 6/3 minutes before the next meeting.


III.            Welcome to Bill L: David and the committee provided an update of the committee’s progress to our newest member, Bill Lipkin.  David provided Bill with a packet of materials including the committee’s charter, Guiding Principles, maps of possible sub-districts and minutes of past meetings.  Bill agreed to continue on the committee.  We agreed that Bill’s knowledge of the South Como area and his recent experience with the District 6 council would benefit the committee’s future work.


IV.            New Applications for the Committee: Ted reported receiving two applications for this committee after the 6/15/13 deadline.  While the committee had initially agreed to extend invitations to new members in September, we agreed that new members might assist our current work and that we should not turn down potential volunteers.  Ted agreed to call the two applicants, Erin Dooley and Anne McInerney and invite them to join the committee.  Ted agreed to give Erin and Anne the option of joining now or waiting until September.


V.             Sub-district Boundary Update/By-law Language:

No changes to sub-district maps or the by-laws have occurred since our last meeting.  David agreed to review potential options before the 7/15 meeting and Pete agreed to contact Panod to begin the process of reviewing/revising by-law language.  The committee was reminded of the expectation of the by-laws being drafted by August 15.  The committee agreed that the completion of the initial draft of the by-laws may need to be pushed back to September-October 2013.  The committee agreed that we should hold a public forum to review sub-district boundaries no later than mid-October 2013.


VI.            Discussion at July 16 Board Meeting:

The committee agreed to try to prepare for a presentation at the July 16 Board meeting to present various sub-district and by-law scenarios.  The committee agreed to develop a plan for presenting information to the board at our next meeting on July 15, 2013.


VII.          Adjournment:

Committee agreed to adjourn at 9 PM.


Respectfully submitted,



Pete Bolstad


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