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Board Meeting Minutes from 7/28/14

Anthony East Neighborhood Association

 Meeting Minutes

Monday, July 28, 2014

Clare Apartments

President Jeremy Wieland called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

Board members in attendance: Jeremy Wieland, Nick Espinosa, Peter Radford, Andrea Stelljes, Donna Stutelberg, Derek Griffith, Josh Keller. Absent: Alana Espinosa, Larry Ranallo.

Others in attendance: Carol Johnson – Resident. Renee Louck – 2nd Precinct. Margo Ashmore –Northeaster paper. Abby Rowan – Neighborhood Administrator.

  1. Small Area Plan Update and Review: The final plan is going through the review process with staff from the City of Minneapolis before the full City Council votes on the plan. Jeremy advised all board members to read the Plan. The administrator will email the board with the link to the plan.

The draft plan for public review is available on the City’s website for the plan at:  HYPERLINK “http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cped/projects/StAnthonyEastPlan” \t “_blank” http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cped/projects/StAnthonyEastPlan.

The St. Anthony East Neighborhood Small Area Plan is now available for a 45 day public comment period prior to the commencement of the City’s formal plan approval process through the Planning Commission and City Council. The comment period will extend from Monday, June 30 until Wednesday, August 13, 2014. All comments received during the public comment period will be incorporated in the public record and taken into consideration in editing the final draft of the plan.

  1. Communications – email & newsletter: Verified Beth Van de Walker as the “owner/creator” of the format after the administrator sends the content. The board agreed to continuing to work with Do Good Biz for the publishing and distribution of printed literature. Content board members agreed on for the newsletter is a “We’re back” pitch, SAENA contact information, board member names, meeting schedule, information about the NRP plans, information about upcoming elections and voting poll locations, information about Webster school opening in 2015/construction, Tuesday night walking group, ash tree update, 311/911 guide. Will arrange for speakers from the 2nd Precinct and GMHC (pronounced gimmick) to attend the next community meeting for educational talks on loans and crime and safety.

Treasurer’s Report: Jeremy Wieland explained the Treasurer’s Report and the four different accounts that the SAENA Treasurer maintains. Reviewed most recent Treasurer’s report. Noted SAENA needs to account for money allegedly spent/document money not spent and will clarify this with Donna, Jack W., and Taras.

  1. Board Member Priorities:

            Josh: Community engagement, up to date with communication efforts

            Donna: Learn the treasurer’s role thoroughly, get past records, clarify the owed/not

            spent loan money

            Andrea: Add another event

            Derek: Community involvement, research investing our unspent money in a way

            that provides on-going rewards for the neighborhood

            Nick: Tenant Organizing

            Jeremy: Have Small Area Plan accepted by City Council, communication with

            residents, events

            Peter: Understand and keep up with Webster school planning

  1. Reports from Guests (2nd Precinct and Northeaster): Crime rates staying low, trying a new system for the public commenting on how specific crimes have affected them going from requesting comments post-arrest to requesting comments at the time of the crime. A representative from the 2nd Precinct can come to community meetings to give updates and answer questions/address comments if requested and available.

The Northeaster is produced every 2 weeks, always welcomes ideas/articles via submission of letters to the editor. Interest in participating in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Tour of Homes where remodeled, historic, and unique homes are promoted should contact Northeaster. Thoughts of how to maximize the annual Northeast garage sale weekend are also welcomed.

  1. Officer Election Results:

            President: Jeremy Wieland

            Vice President: Nick Espinosa

            Treasurer: Donna Stutelberg

            Secretary: Andrea Stelljes

  1. Comments from Community Members: Carol Johnson expressed concern about BINGO noise coming from LUSH in the middle of the day on a weekend. Jeremy noted that under a certain decibel level, establishments are allowed to have noise until 10pm. It was advised that all comments/complaints involving non-emergency city items be directed to 311.
  2. Next Meeting, August 25, 7pm Clare House – Community Meeting. Administrator will look into having a speaker from the NRP and from the 2nd Precinct attend to explain the loan opportunities through the Association and crime in the neighborhood.

The meeting adjourned at 8:10pm.

Submitted by Abby Rowan, SAENA Administrator

July 31, 2014

Next Community SAENA Meeting – August 25, 2014

Please join us at the next St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association meeting, open to all, on August 25, 2014 at 7pm at Clare House, 929 Old Central Ave, Minneapolis, MN.

We will have speakers from the 2nd Precinct to answer questions and respond to comments regarding crime in our neighborhood and also somebody who will speak about the monies available to each of you for improving your homes or properties. 

These meetings are your opportunity to be involved, to learn, and to ask about what is happening right in your own neighborhood. Come check it out! 

2014 -2015 Board Members

 I present to you your SAENA Board Members!

 

  • Jeremy Wieland, President                            

(612) 702-3917   jeremywieland@comcast.net

Term: 2013-2015 (2)

 

  • Donna Stutelberg, Treasurer

612-331-6514  saena3@gmail.com

Term: 2014-2016 (1)

 

  • Andrea Stelljes, Secretary

(612) 331-9206    akstelljes@gmail.com

Term: 2014-2015 (3)

 

  • Peter Radford

(612) 378-4824    pmradford@mmm.com

Term: 2013-2015 (1)

 

  • Larry Ranallo

(651) 894-4488    mooseman358@yahoo.com

Term: 2014-2016 (3)

  • Derek Griffith

(507)201-5324   derekgriffithmn1984@gmail.com
Term: 2014-2016 (1)

  • Nick Espinosa

(612) 362-0441    espinosa.nick@gmail.com
Term: 2013-2015 (2)

  • Alana Espinosa

(612) 414-9179     alanaespinosa@gmail.com
Term: 2014-2016 (1)

  • Josh Keller

(612)270-2984    joshdkeller@gmail.com
Term: 2014-2016 (1)

 

 

Annual Meeting Minutes

St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association
Annual Meeting Minutes
Monday, June 23, 2014
Clare Apartments

President Jeremy Wieland called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. followed by introductions.

Board members in attendance: Jeremy Wieland, Colleen Espinosa, Nick Espinosa, Peter Radford, Andrea Stelljes, Larry Ranallo, Laura Taken-Holtze, Donna Stutelberg. Absent: Taras Karkoc

1. Treasurer’s Report: Jeremy Wieland explained the Treasurer’s Report and the four different accounts that the SAENA Treasurer maintains.

2. Small Area Plan Update and Review: The final plan is going through the review process with staff from the City of Minneapolis before the full City Council votes on the plan. Below is a message sent via email regarding the public review period and the information needed to participate in the process:

St. Anthony East community stakeholders:

The St. Anthony East Neighborhood Small Area Plan is now available for a 45 day public comment period prior to the commencement of the City’s formal plan approval process through the Planning Commission and City Council. The comment period will extend from Monday, June 30 until Wednesday, August 13, 2014. All comments received during the public comment period will be incorporated in the public record and taken into consideration in editing the final draft of the plan.

The draft plan for public review is available on the City’s website for the plan at: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cped/projects/StAnthonyEastPlan.

Paper copies will also be available for review at City planning offices and the Pierre Bottineau Library.

In order to ensure they are included in the public record, written comments should be submitted to Haila Maze, via email or regular mail, at the contact information provided below. Comments should be sent no later than August 13.

Haila Maze, AICP, Principal City Planner
Minneapolis Department of Community Planning & Economic Development Planning Division
105 5th Avenue South, Room 200, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (612) 673-2098; Fax: (612) 673-2728
haila.maze@minneapolismn.gov

Thanks for helping to plan for the future of the St. Anthony East neighborhood. Please contact Haila if there are any questions.

3. Community Commons Park Update: Treatment to prevent Emerald Ash Borer infestation has begun on the 34 ash trees in the park. The 3-yr treatment plan is being applied by Phil Jubert, a certified arborist. The playground equipment is being repaired.

4. Webster School Update: Will re-open as a K-3 community school in Fall 2015. Expect construction for renovation to begin soon.

5. Precinct Changes for Elections: 828 Spring St. NE will remain a polling place. City of Minneapolis decided to move the polling place for residents north of Summer Street to the Northeast Armory to relieve congestion at 828 Spring St NE on election day.
6. Special Thanks to:
• Laura Taken-Holtze for taking the lead and putting in months of work on the Small Area Plan and working with the consultants and Steering Committee
• Taras Karkoc for diligently serving as Treasurer and fulfilling three consecutive terms on the Board.
• Larry Ranallo for his generous donation of ice cream and use of The Moose on Monroe parking lot for plant give-away.
• Jeremy Wieland for keeping things running in the absence of a neighborhood administrator.

7. Questions and Comments from residents:
• What is going on with vacant lot on corner of Van Buren and Spring St? Most likely sold as a residential lot.
• Litter problem along Spring St. around Lush and Vegas especially on weekends. Bar owners will be contacted about the problem.
• SAENA phone number needs to be answered and calls returned. Problem has been solved with the hiring of Abby Rowan as new Neighborhood Administrator.
• Crime in neighborhood: safety measures were emphasized; security alarms on homes and motion sensor lights are encouraged.
• Is affordable housing addressed in the Small Area Plan? Yes, it is part of the plan.

8. St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association Board of Directors Election:
• Four open slots for 2014-2016 term; one slot for 2014-2015 due to Laura Taken-Holtze’s resignation.
• Taras Karkoc has served three consecutive two-year terms so must step down; Other terms ending in 2014: Andrea Stelljes, Colleen McKee Espinosa, Larry Ranallo
• Laura Taken-Holtze is moving out of St. Anthony East which leaves a one-year opening on the Board; one member will be elected to fulfill a one-year term.
• There were six nominees for Board: Larry Ranallo, Andrea Stelljes, Colleen McKee Espinosa, Josh Keller, Derek Griffith, Alana Espinosa
• Decision was made that the four nominees with the highest number of votes will fill four slots (two year term); fifth highest will fill Laura’s term (one year)
• New Board Members elected for 2014-2016: Derek Griffith, Larry Ranallo, Josh Keller, Alana Espinosa
• Elected for 2014-2015 (to fulfill one year term due to Laura’s Taken-Holtze’s resignation): Andrea Stelljes
• Election of officers will take place at the next Board meeting on Monday, July 28, 2014.

Following the Board elections, the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Submitted by Andrea Stelljes, SAENA Secretary
July 18, 2014

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