January 2010

St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association

Meeting Minutes

Monday, January 25, 2010

Webster School Room 116

7:00 pm

In Attendance: Tom Hoch, Clareyse Nelson,  Sylvia Radford, Jana Huffman, Taras Karkoc,  Kristi MacKay, Blaine Muyers, Diane Hofstede, Jeremy Weiland

President – Tom Hoch

–                      Meeting called to order at 7:05pm.

–                      Taras Karkoc made a motion to adopt the November minutes.  Sylvia Radford seconded the motion. The November minutes are adopted.

Treasurer – Taras Karkoc

–                      Taxes were paid out of the Park Fund. (total: $1406.76)

–                      Qwest was paid $52.13 out of the NRP fund.

–           Sylvia Radford made a motion to adopt the treasurer’s report.  Jana Huffman seconded.  Motion carried.

City Planning Meeting – Jeremy Weiland

–                      Ideas were generated for presentation at the Neighborhood City Planning Meeting that Jeremy will attend this week.

–                      Ideas included the following:

–                      Preserve and improve access to those natural amenities already available  in SAE.

–                       Improve the use and accessibility of the riverfront on the Eastside of the Mississippi.

–                      Address the importance of pedestrian and bicycle friendly connections to other trails and accessibility to parklands.

–                      Put in place a plan for preserving and maintaining a green canopy for the neighborhood.

–                      Diane Hofstede talked about the importance of SAE’s input.

Tree Trust – Tom Hoch

–                      Tom will look into this for discussion at a future meeting.

Revolving Loan Fund –

–                      Claryese Nelson made a motion to approve the release of $75,000.00 to be made available for home improvements in SAE, consistent with the existing guidelines.  Sylvia Radford seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Upcoming Meetings:

–                      Discussion of NRP Phase II and Dog Park should be handled at the February meeting.  The neighborhood will need to vote on the plan created by the board; most likely this will take place at the annual meeting in June.

–                      Use of 311 and Housing Inspections should be scheduled for the March meeting.  A postcard advertising this meeting should be sent out to the neighborhood.

Clean Sweep of Adams Street NE

–                      Discussion of a possible time frame (and publicity for the event) should be handled at a future meeting.

Monitoring of SAE Blocks

–                      There needs to be a redistribution of blocks that board members will be responsible for monitoring and reporting.  This will be handled at the next meeting.  Kristi will have maps available.

Meeting adjourned: 8:36pm

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