Minutes - September 6, 2016 - Draft

Como Community Council--District 10

Land Use Committee

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Street Car Station




Present: Kim Moon, Linda Hinderscheit, Melissa Finnegan, and Michael Kuchta (staff)


Absent: David Sorenson and Bill Sylvester


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


Adoption of Agenda: Motion to approve the agenda (Hinderscheit-Finnegan) Passed.


Approval of Minutes: Motion: Approve the minutes of the 08/01/2016 meeting.  (Moon-Finnegan) Passed.


Chair Report: As approved at the last board meeting, Kim sent a letter of support for extending liquor store hours on weekdays to the City Council.  Kim addressed a resident's concern brought to Michael regarding State Fair parking on lawns. In the past, when Councilmember Russ Stark was approached regarding this issue, he did not express interest in changing the regulations surrounding State Fair parking in the surrounding neighborhood. We will plan to have a informational community meeting in late July/early August regarding rules and regulations concerning Fair parking. Kim also talked to Mark Erickson (resident near the Fair) about his concern regarding peddlers on Midway Parkway; Mr. Erickson indicated that he did report this to DSI; however, he reported that DSI did not enforce the code.


Bandana Square Event Center: The developer was not at tonight's meeting but had presented his plan thoroughly at our last Land Use meeting. The process is now moving through the City.

Motion: Approve a letter of support for Falls Event Center redevelopment of the old Children's Museum at Bandana Square (Moon-Finnegan). Passed


Recreational Fire Discussion: Kim reported the results of the recreational fire survey, which was conducted via Survey Monkey over the past few weeks. There were 502 responses to the survey. Most of those who responded (63%) were those who had recreational fires on their property. Most respondents did not support limitation of recreational fires. There was discussion regarding the general distribution of the survey. Linda will write a summary of the results and the current City regulations regarding recreational fires. This will be disseminated through the newsletter and website.


Other Business: None


Adjourn: Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:39 p.m.


Next Meeting: The next meeting is Monday, October 3, 2016, at the Street Car Station.


Future meeting dates: 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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