Minutes - 1/2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011 11:50 AM






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1224 North Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Tuesday January 18, 2011



Board Members Attending:  Ted Blank, Barbara Clark, Chris Harkness, Panod Klongtruatroke, Jonathan Knox, Jody McCardle, Marsha Milgrom, Dolores Rufenacht, Penny Spence, Matt Streit


Board Members Excused:  Peter Bolstad, Mike MacDonald, Betsy Wehrwein


Staff Attending:  Jessica Bronk, Camille Schafer


       I.          Call to Order                                                                                                               


     II.          The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.


    III.          COMMUNITY SECTION                                                                                           

A.     Board Chair Report


Chair Jon Knox introduced Jessica Bronk, who begins as District 10’s new Coordinator/Administrator at the end of January.


B.     Treasurer’s Report


Penny Spence reported a total of $29,000 cash on hand.  The city grants and paperwork process is underway.  Some funds were used at the end of 2010 to purchase equipment.


C.     Open Seats


Two board seats remain open with no candidates to date. 


D.     Community Discussion


Community member Ron Edlund provided an update on the Great River Park project (under Environment Committee section, Board Business) a long-term planning effort which is due to be finalized this July.


   IV.          BOARD BUSINESS SECTION                                      


A.     Review/Amend/Approve Minutes & Financial Statements


Corrections were made to previous month’s Board and Executive Committee minutes.  Minutes approved unanimously with motion by MacDonald, seconded by Spence.


B.     Introduce Jessica Bronk


The Board made a formal offer, approved unanimously, to accept Bronk in the position; motion by Harkness, seconded by Milgrom.


C.     Staff Report


Camille Schafer updated board on the grants work needing to be completed; she will assist with this and overlap with Jessica as she begins her assignment in the position.


Josh Witte has reported that auto thefts are occurring, on behalf of the Safety Committee.


D.     CIB Update


A total of five candidates will represent District 10 on the Capital Investment Board (CIB) process.  They are:  Ron Edlund, Greg Lauer, Marsha Milgrom, Dennis O’Rourke, and Gordon Strom.  The CIB process begins late February and continues through April.  Board members are unsure of precise expectations, however, would like to make certain that whatever information and decision making occurs is comprehensive.


E.      2011 Budget


The 2011 is being drafted and at the next Executive Committee and Board will be presented. 


F.      Discuss Major D10 Events and Initiatives in 2011


Discussion by board about event prioritization.  Brainstorming and list generation, which will work in tandem with standing committees.  Suggested tactics to manage an annual events process include creating criteria, timelines, checklists with tasks, etc.


G.     Committee Updates

a.      Environment Committee (Mike MacDonald)


Initiatives include the Capital Region Watershed, Stormwater Management, Woodlands.


b.      Neighborhood Relations Committee (Betsy Wehrwein)


Tabled for later date; however minutes included in Board packet.


c.      Neighborhood Safety Committee (Dolores Rufenacht)


Bike safety event planning is in the works for April.


d.      Land Use Committee (Chris Harkness)


Committee is seeking more members.  In addition, an issue involving store signage has been on the agenda and the Jan. 31 meeting will seek public input.  Business participation is being encouraged.  Land Use Committee is also seeking efforts to work with Neighborhood Relations Committee on overlapping issues.


e.      Communications Committee (Barb Clark)


Barbara Clark reported the Committee having reviewed its 2010-2011 plan, working on the District newsletter, strategic events and a Memorandum of Understanding with the Humphrey Job Corps to provide newsletter assistance


H.           Other Business


Panod Klongtruatroke encouraged Board members to attend the City’s Honor Roll event, honoring several District 10 volunteers.  He also encouraged committee chairs to submit their workplans to staff for use in the City grant by the end of the month.


     V.          Adjourn                                                                                                                       


The meeting was adjourned at 8:53 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Marsha Milgrom.





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