minutes - 4/2011
Monday, May 30, 2011 12:10 PM






Historic Streetcar Station

1224 North Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

7:00 PM


Attending:  Ted Blank, Peter Bolstad, Barbara Clark, Chris Harkness, Panod Klongtruatroke, Jon Knox, Marsha Milgrom, Kim Moon, Jack Roberts, Dolores Rufenacht, Betsy Wehrwein


Excused:  Jodie McCardle, Mike MacDonald, Penny Spence, Matt Streit


       I.          Call to Order                                                                                                               


The meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m.


     II.          Review, Amend, Approval of Agenda                                                                 


Motion by Barbara Clark, second by Marsha Milgrom to approve agenda. 


    III.          COMMUNITY SECTION                                                                                           

A.     Board Chair Report


Chair Jon Knox reported the City contracts are executed.  Thanks to Camille Schafer, Jessie Bronk and Panod Klongtruatroke for work on the contracts.


B.     Treasurer’s Report


Jon Knox reported for Penny Spence.  Minor changes were made to the financials.


C.     Como Woodlands Classroom – Deb Robinson


Deb Robinson shared a brochure on the Rededication of the Kilmer Fireplace.   The project received a Legacy grant and restoration will be completed within three years.  At the point of completion, members of the public will be allowed to use the Fireplace with a permit.  The Rededication ceremony takes place May 19.  All are welcome.


D.     Charities Challenge Running Group – Gary Westlund


Mr. Westlund presented the Charities Challenge, which serves special populations with health risks.  In addition to special events, there are regular trainings at Como Park.


E.      Community Discussion – none.


   IV.          BOARD BUSINESS SECTION                                                                                   

A.     Review/Amend/Approve Minutes & Financial Statements


Motion to approve minutes by Kim Moon, seconded by Barbara Clark.


B.     Staff Report (Jessie Bronk)


Jessie Bronk spoke about the leadership series for board members offered through the City.  Gismo training is complete.  It is a system to map city areas with good picture quality.  It allows for special focus- -on city features – more specific than some GIS.


Jessie would like some feedback on Job Corps internships this summer on potential projects that would be educational.


The Como Garage Sale deadline is pending. 


The Bike Rodeo is April 30, 9:30-11:30 at North Dale Rec. Center.  Schools and churches will be targeted for flyering. 


A district council is asking the district council collaborative to change their name.


C.     Como Regional Park Advisory Rep Selection


Board members were asked to vote on who will represent the district on a new Advisory Committee.   Four candidates registered to be the representative.  Jon Knox recapped the purpose of the committee.  It will have broad scope and a two-year term.  Three candidates spoke and answered questions from the Board. Paul Kolias was elected representative, with Jim Hendrickson as alternate.


D.     Environment Committee – Mike MacDonald

A.     Grant Application

B.     Electric Charging Stations


Jon Knox referenced a proposal to fund rain barrels at a discount to District 10 residents.  Chris Harkness moved to approve the letter/action item, seconded by Jack Roberts.  Board approved unanimously.  Knox also mentioned the exploring of charging stations.


E.      Land Use Action Item – Chris Harkness


Chris Harkness discussed the Small Area Plan update. Land Use requests an ad-hoc committee as required by the City.  This is not the same as a district land use plan.  The Small Area Plan becomes part of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.  Harkness is seeking a board member to chair the committee who lives in Subdistrict 1.  Motion to approve action item by Panod Klongtruatroke, seconded by Kim Moon.  Unanimous passage.  


F.      Exec Committee Establish Ad-hoc Committee for Bylaw Review

A.     Possible Term Extensions/Annual Meeting Change Discussion

Panod Klongtruatroke introduced action item to create ad-hoc Bylaws Review Committee.  Marsha Milgrom motioned to approve item, seconded by Ted Blank.  Unanimous passage.  Klongtruatroke asked for volunteers on the committee, receiving five.   Jon Knox mentioned a likely outcome of bylaws change would be a term redefinition.  Jack Roberts explained legal and perceptual ramifications. 


G.     CIB Update


The final scores were shared from the CIB committees.  They are preliminary.


H.     Committee Updates

a.      Neighborhood Relations Committee (Betsy Wehrwein)


               Report found in minutes.  


b.      Neighborhood Safety Committee (Dolores Rufenacht)


               Bike Rodeo is the next big event.   Volunteers are sought. 


c.      Communications Committee (Barb Clark)


               Report found in minutes.


     V.          Adjourn                                                                                                                       


The meeting was adjourned at 8:52 p.m.


Submitted by Marsha Milgrom.

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