Minutes - 3/2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011 1:00 PM

District 10 Como Park

Executive Committee Meeting

Como Streetcar Station

Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 PM

 Meeting Minutes


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

Committee members excused:  Penny Spence

Staff attending: Jessie Bronk

Others attending:  Chris Harkness, Dolores Rufenacht


I.     Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 7:05 p.m.


II.    CIB Discussion

Chris Harkness reported that at the recent Land Use Committee, members expressed strong

objection to the proposal for McMurray fields’ Community Facilities project.  In addition, the Committee would like to support a District 11 project to create a bike ramp at Pierce Butler.


III.  MGM Discussion

Chris Harkness also reports that Land Use Committee will likely resume MGM work.  Jessie and Chris will work with Lee Helgen’s office to let community know of any details/actions.


IV.  Subdistrict 3 Election

One applicant has self-nominated in Subdistrict 3.  Election will be held at March meeting.


V.  Diversity on Board

Jon Knox reiterated the need to develop board diversity.  Several ideas were discussed for outreach to underrepresented groups within the District 10 areas.


VI.  Biking Initiatives

Dolores Rufenach, Safety Committee Chair, discussed new biking initiatives and interface with Russ Stark’s office and the City of Saint Paul Parks & Recreation. 


VII. City Grants

A few lingering items exist to be completed:  the community and board survey and inclusivity matrix.  March 15 is the target date for completion and approval.


VIII.  Office Administration

Discussion about budgeted mileage expense/procedures, office hours and meeting prioritization/scheduling for staff.  Also payroll process in handbook needs amendment language to reflect current practices (timing issue with check disbursement).  Office supply purchasing discussion; best use of staff time and account management/reimbursement.


IX.  Intern Program

Discussion over number and scope of work for office interns through the Humphrey Job Corps and other programs.  Executive Committee would like to see concrete deliverables, timelines, tenure etc.  Any interns utilized will require prior letter to define these parameters.


X.  Other Items

Discussion over District 10 records retention policy and equipment sharing procedures.


XI.    Adjournment

         The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.                               

Respectfully submitted by Marsha Milgrom.

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