July 19, 2004
Present: Sean Wherley, Melinda Ludwiczak, Arthur Knowles, Wayne Anderson, Sam Zordich, Lisa Rudy
Absent: Barb Chung, Natalie Lenz, Niki Valens
Also Present: Sarah Linnes-Robinson, KFNA NRP Coordinator and Marie Hauser, Park Board Representative
Knowles moved that the May NRP Minutes be approved as drafted. Anderson seconded and all gave their consensus.
Linnes-Robinson reported that the City approved four of the Neighborhood murals and all were scheduled to begin in the next few weeks. The fifth mural was on hold because the business owner had left the town on a lengthy vacation before having a chance to meet with the artist. It seems possible that this mural can also be completed this summer, although until he is back this cannot be assured.
Staffer Rachel Foran has been doorknocking, sent a letter, and doing follow-up phone calls with Nicollet Avenue property owners concerning the lighting petition. The results of her work are attached, although because each signature does not carry the same weight, it is hard to tell how many more signatures are needed. Rather the amount of property each person owns determines the “value” of their signature, and she noted that three property owners are really necessary for the success of this petition; the large land owners are Super Shuttle, Salvation Army, and The Latter Day Saints Church. The committee agreed that these should be targeted first, thus letting us know how many smaller parcels we need signatures for. Wherley agreed to attend these meetings as a board representative with Foran.
A Community Initiated Grant submitted by Niki Brovold was discussed. It includes the design and installation of an art bus stop outside of Lucky Girl Grocery. She has received agreement from Metro Transit to remove the current structure and also for the installation of the new design. The cost of the project is $3500 and the grant would cover $3000. Linnes-Robinson said, upon questioning, that she assumed Brovold will pay the remainder. Rudy approved the CIG grant for the Art Bus Stop Project and Ludwiczak seconded. It is planned to be installed in August 2004.