Minutes - 1/2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 9:25 PM

District 10 Como Park

Executive Committee Meeting

Como Streetcar Station

Wednesday, January 5, 2010, 7:00 PM


Meeting Minutes

Committee members present: Jon Knox (chair), Panod Klongtruatroke, Marsha Milgrom, Penny Spence

Staff attending: Camille Schafer, Josh Witte

Others attending:  Chris Harkness, Bill Sylvester, Betsy Wehrwein


I.     Call to Order, 7:10 p.m.

II.    Chair Report – none.

 III.  Unfinished Business

              A.  Coordinator position

  • Jessie Bronk has accepted the Coordinator position, contingent on final details.
  • Background check requires locked file cabinet in office – purchased.
  • Interim staff transition training plan.  This is still in the works but may vary over a period of months rather than one month. Camille and Josh are both available. 

B. Year end capital purchases

A number of purchases were made to enhance District 10 meetings/office organization/systems.

C.  Council budget

District 10’s 2011 budget will need board approval and submission to the City.

D.  Contract/workplan

While there is no specific deadline, the workplan/contract should be submitted by March. Coordinator should assume responsibility, with board committee chairs contributing.  Review will begin in February if not sooner.  At the January meeting, committee chairs will be reminded to begin working on this process.

E.  Survey

·        Community members will be sent an annual survey.  In addition, many committees have periodic input from the community.  Marsha will draft questions for both the newsletter and the website, with the goal of completing the survey by Feb.  The four goal areas will be the basis for the survey, with a scale of 1-5.

·        Next September a board survey will also be developed.

IV.  New Business

A.  Chelsea Heights PTO would like a letter of endorsement.  Panod will draft it.

B. Notification for CIB representatives

·             5 candidates applied and will need to complete a form

·             A recommendation was made to ensure the District clarification

C.  Special Election

·        Two open positions remain on board:  Subdistricts 2 and 3.

D.  Newsletter article submission is the end of this week.  Discussion of topics.

E.   Event ideas

Betsy Wehrwein discussed the goal of conducting research on possible District 10 events and cross-promotional/organizational opportunities, with a focus on seniors.   Other events need to be fleshed out to determine how to prioritize/organize multiple events.

F.  Land Use Committee

Moms Against Tobacco, Scenic St. Paul and other partners will be present at the next meeting.  Chris Harkness, the committee chair, asked whom to target for the meeting. Businesses to invite would include those along Como Ave., Dale and Lexington. It is unknown when a potential new ordinance on signage will come before City Council nor what the timeline for input will be on behalf of the district councils.

G.  CIB proposals in District 10

The Chelsea Heights playground renovation appears to be the only proposal seeking District 10 approval for the upcoming CIB cycle.

V.   Other Discussion Items

A.   Site plan reviews

Betsy Wehrwein spoke about site plan reviews, for which the City does not necessarily notify district councils.  Examples are new buildings or renovations.

VI.    Adjournment

         The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.                               

Respectfully submitted by Marsha Milgrom.

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