March 15, 2004
Present: Sean Wherley, Melinda Ludwiczak, Barb Chung, Arthur Knowles
Absent: Lisa Rudy, Wayne Anderson, Paige Fitzgerald, Natalie Lenz, Niki Valans
Also Present: Sarah Linnes-Robinson, KFNA NRP Coordinator
Ludwiczak moved to approve February meeting’s minutes and Knowles seconded. Chung abstained from the vote.
Linnes-Robinson updated the committee regarding the summer mural project. The KFNA Board has approved the Scope of Service, which has been sent to CPED so they can draft the $15,000 contract. Staff is recruiting members to sit on a closed-Task Force that will oversee the project and do artist and business selections. The Board of directors will place members to the Task Force at the April meeting. Business and Primary Artist applications will be due one week following the annual meeting.
The committee discussed the Community Oriented Policing Grant, and if Kingfield will submit a proposal. Following a review of the Kingfield NRP Plan, Linnes-Robinson advised the group that none of the existing strategies easily fell into the “projects” that the Community Policing would do. The committee decided it was a stretch to apply for these funds and decided to let the opportunity pass.
Staff provided project Updates:
Nicollet Avenue sidewalk repairs: Ward 10 is pressing an “investigation”.
Street lighting petition: Staff is still pressuring the City to find out when the moratorium on projects will be lifted. There is a possibility that the Kingfield project can be done now, since it was initiated before the moratorium. Staff will continue to press this point and get an answer.
King Park improvements: Brian Cornell has been told that if he wants to pursue projects he can contact the Park board directly and get estimates for projects. These can then be presented to the steering committee for their consideration.
The Kingfield Annual Meeting was discussed. Wherley encouraged all Steering Committee members to run for the board since they were already involved and aware of neighborhood issues. The meeting format was talked about, as was how to highlight NRP accomplishments for the past year. Arthur agreed to talk about a list of projects (street lighting, murals, 40th street, Emergency Housing Grants, etc.). Linnes-Robinson will compile a handout of accomplishments and share it with him to shape his presentation.
The meeting was adjourned.
Minutes prepared by Sarah Linnes-Robinson, KFNA NRP Coordinator.