Minutes - February 1, 2016

Como Community Council--District 10

Land Use Committee

Monday, February 1, 2016

Street Car Station




Present: Kim Moon, Chris Harkness, Bill Sylvester, Kevin Dahm, Frank Dolejsi, Linda Hinderscheit and Michael Kuchta (staff)


Absent: Jon Heyer and David Sorenson


Call to Order:  Kim Moon called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. 


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


Approval of Minutes: Motion to pprove the minutes of the 01/04/2016meeting.  (Dolejsi-Harkness) Passed.


Chair Report: Anne Thom, who is interested in establishing an off-leash dog park in the neighborhood, sent an email to the office expressing her displeasure at the committee’s lack of interest in working to establish such dog park.


Parks & Rec request for Entertainment License: Parks and Rec recently has been informed by the Dept. of Safety and Inspections that they need an entertainment license for musical performances at the Pavilion.

Motion: Approve a letter of support for the addition of a Class B entertainment license to the liquor license at the Pavilion/Como Dockside. (Dahm-Dolejsi). Approved.


Midway Parkway Traffic: It is not totally evident to drivers, who are unfamiliar with Midway Parkway, that the main, center section of Midway Parkway is two-way. Chris indicated that it is a frequent occurrence that people, going in either direction, drive in the left lane. Kim is going to send an email to Elizabeth Stifler explaining the problem and asking if something can be done to make it more clear to drivers that the main part of the street is two-way.


Letter about McMurray Field Traffic Study: Kim has written a letter to Parks and Rec, expressing District 10's concern regarding the current transportation plan proposal. We are concerned specifically with the lack of a traffic study and the fact that Parks and Rec did not inform Ramsey County of the proposed changes to traffic flow on Lexington, Como and Hamline, which are all county roads. There is a site plan meeting this Wednesday. Michael is planning to attend and report the results of the community survey. Michael reported that Ramsey County has requested a traffic study.


New Business: No additional new business.


Adjourn: Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m.


Next Meeting: The next meeting is Monday, February 29, 2016, at the Street Car Station.


Future meeting dates: 04/04, 05/02, 05/31*, 07/05*, 08/01, 09/06*, 10/03, 11/01* and 12/05.  Dates marked with * are Tuesdays (following a Monday holiday).


Minutes recorded by Linda R. Hinderscheit, Committee Member

These minutes are not official until approved.



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