Minutes - July 1, 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 7:10 AM

District 10 Community Council

Land Use Committee

Monday, July 1, 2013

Street Car Station




Members Present: Linda Hinderscheit, Kim Moon, Chris Harkness, Bill Sylvester and Tom Eyre

 Members Absent: Curt Stock

 Staff Present: Ted Blank

 Others Present: None

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

 Adoption of Agenda: Motion to approve the agenda (Sylvester-Eyre).  Passed.

 Approval of Minutes: Motion: Approve the minutes of the 4/29/13 and 6/3/13 meetings (Hinderscheit-Harkness) Passed

 Walgreens Window Photos: Kim reported that the Como Park photos are up in the Walgreens windows. Kim plans to write a thank you letter to Walgreens. In addition to posting the photos in the false windows, they have been responsive to planting additional shrubs in front of the fence and in the green space along Lexington.

 New Business: Bill brought up the concern that there are no sidewalks along Larpenteur by the proposed O'Reilly auto parts store (former Patrick's Bar). Lack of sidewalks was a concern expressed by community members at an ad hoc Land Use Plan meeting.

 We discussed writing a letter to the development firm and the City of St. Paul. A suggestion was made to invite the developer to an upcoming meeting and to give them a heads up that we will suggest the addition of sidewalks

 Motion: Encourage O'Reilly Auto Parts to install sidewalks along Larpenteur Avenue as part of the construction of their new store (Sylvester-Moon) Passed.

 Ted followed up on the boulevard paving at Holy Childhood, which we discussed at our last committee meeting. There is no plan to do so. 

 Ted reported that he received three emails complaining about the Back to the 50s car show at the Fairgrounds. Ted is going to investigate options for closing the street (Midway Parkway) during the Car Show. Chris brought up the need for a noise variance for the Car Show. Linda suggested inviting the police to a D10 Council meeting to listen our concerns. Ted will contact Russ Stark's office to get some advice about what we can do to get our concerns heard and addressed.

 Adjourn: Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:44 p.m.

 Next Meeting: The next meeting is Monday, August 5, 2013, at Java Train.

 Future Meeting Dates (Mondays at 7:00 at the Street Car Station unless noted otherwise): 9/2, 9/30, 11/4, 12/2

 Minutes recorded by Linda R. Hinderscheit, Committee Member

These minutes are not official until approved.


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