Minutes 9/2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010 1:20 PM

Land Use Committee

September 13, 2010

Java Train


Members Present: Chris Harkness, Linda Hinderscheit, John Knox, Bill Sylvester, Sally Worku,


Others Present:  Rhonda DeBough (D10 Community Organizer)


Call to Order:  The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m.


Approval of Minutes:  The minutes of the 08/09/10 meeting were approved.


MGM/Walgreens and Sholom Home Redevelopment:  No additional information has been obtained regarding the MGM/Walgreens development proposal (at Lexington and Larpenteur) or for the Sholom Home redevelopment proposal (at Midway Parkway and Snelling).


State Fair 2010: 

A bike-ped cab company has contacted Rhonda DeBough regarding their transport of State Fair patrons.  Rhonda has sought comments from people living in the neighborhood and will share them with this committee.  We may have some suggested input regarding safety (lighting after dark) and driver behavior, etc.  The issue was raised regarding their need for a license from the city to operate this business.  Last year golf carts were used for a similar purpose and were shut down by the city for lack of cab licensing.


Vendors:  Vendors or peddlers who sell their products off of the Fairgrounds (for example, bottled water) need to have a peddler’s license from the city. There were reports of some mobile peddlers using public property or asking residents if they could set up shop on their lawns (and not being gracious when the answer was “no”). It would be helpful for residents to know the regulations surrounding State Fair peddlers off the Fairgrounds site.


Rhonda will ask an intern to research St. Paul’s regulations regarding peddlers and bike/ped cabs. These will be posted on the D10 website before next year’s State Fair. 


Rhonda will also put a question in the next D10 e-mail blast regarding the behavior of peddlers/vendors in the neighborhood. 


New Business:  There was no additional new business.


Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 7:54 p.m.


Next meeting:  The next Land Use committee meeting will be held on Monday, October 11, 2010 at Java Train.


Minutes recorded by Linda R. Hinderscheit, committee member


These minutes are not official until approved.

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