Minutes - August 31, 2015

Como Community Council--District 10

Land Use Committee

Monday, August 31, 2015

Street Car Station




Present: Kim Moon, Chris Harkness, Bill Sylvester, Frank Dolejsi, Linda Hinderscheit, Amy Perna, Jon Heyer, and David Sorenson


Absent: Kevin Dahm


Call to Order:  Kim Moon called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 


Adoption of Agenda: Motion to approve the agenda (Dolejsi-Sorenson) Passed.


Approval of Minutes: Motion: Approve the minutes of the 08/03/2015meeting.  (Dolejsi-Sorenson) Passed.


Chair Report: Kim reported that he had sent an email to the resident, who had complained last year, about peddlers in the vicinity of the State Fair. Kim visited the area on Saturday, and there were only a few peddlers in the area.


Como-Front-Dale Intersection: Kim distributed a plan authored by the Metropolitan Design Center in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota: Como-Front-Dale: Rethinking The Intersection (2011).


Upcoming Project Recommendations: Councilmember Amy Brendmoen's office had contacted D10 about working together on some projects involving Como Park (traffic calming on Lexington, the Schiffman fountain and the Sundial). Her email had mentioned fundraising through D10. No one from her office was present at tonight's meeting. Kim Moon will contact her office about scheduling a discussion regarding these proposals. The D10 Executive Committee has been charged with Parks strategies from the District Plan. Land Use has been charged with Transportation strategies. Amy and/or Kim O'Brien, and the Executive Committee will be invited to a joint discussion.


Proposed Dog Park: The resident, who proposed this at a recent Board meeting, was invited to tonight's meeting but was not present. She did not respond to Kim Moon’s email. The issue was tabled.


Revised Land Use Work Plan: Linda Hinderscheit had revised the 2015 Work Plan to incorporate strategies from the District Plan and distributed the revised plan for review by the committee before this meeting. Linda will add a transportation objective (regarding traffic calming), which we had originally thought would be addressed by the NSRO committee and get the revised draft out to the committee before the next meeting.


Maryland Avenue: Kim Moon will attend a meeting on September 9th dealing with possible changes to Maryland Avenue. It is a joint meeting with representatives from other district councils and City of St. Paul staff. The City has funding to improve Maryland Avenue. Chris will send items, from the District Plan, regarding Maryland Avenue to Kim.


New Business: Chris Harkness reported that the Front Street Bike Plan has been approved.


Adjourn: Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:49 p.m.


Next Meeting: The next meeting is Monday, October 5, 2015, at the Street Car Station.


Future meeting dates: 11/2 & 11/30


Minutes recorded by Linda R. Hinderscheit, Committee Member

These minutes are not official until approved.



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