Kingfield Neighborhood Association
Board of Directors Meeting
February 13, 2008
Board Members Present: Ben Kristensen, David Potosky, David Brauer, Tom Parent, Arthur Knowles, JobyLynn Sassily-James, Dave Saddoris
KFNA Staff Present: Sarah Linnes-Robinson
Community Members Present: David Nicholson, Heidi Fields
Board Members Absent: Darrell Gerber, Karen Pieper, Amy Joe Gracyalny, Mary Hunter, Niki Stavrou, Chris Sur
Meeting Called to Order:
Brauer called the meeting to order at 8:05 PM
Sassily-James offered to send a list of the meetings for which she was in attendance. She has arrived late at Board meetings on occasion, for which the minutes have declared her absent. Sassily-James moved to adopt the minutes. Knowles seconded. The minutes were adopted unanimously.
Linnes-Robinson introduced the four audit findings. Knowles moved to “Approve responses” as prepared by Linnes-Robinson. Sassily-James seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
Financial Policy Revision
Knowles moved to “Approve changes as drafted.” Sassily-James seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
Business Façade Improvement Program (BFIP)
Parent introduced the item. The City has a new BFIP grant program. The KFNA and the Nicollet-East Harriet Business Association (NEHBA) both have considered applying for this grant. There have been discussions between the two organizations on a co-application for this grant, but an agreement on terms has not been reached. Knowles moved for the KFNA to apply separately for the grant. Sassily-James seconded. Parent offered an amendment to empower Brauer to talk to Matt Perry to make one more attempt to come to terms, there being two required conditions: 1) 50% of the funds for the first year would be targeted for the three Kingfield nodes, and 2) The KFNA requires approval of grants for the three Kingfield nodes. Knowles accepted the amendment. The motion passed unanimously.
Bike Rack Rebate Program
A bike rack rebate program was developed by the Green Committee. As this program complies with an already budgeted and funded strategy, it does not require further Board approval.
NRP Plan Modifications
Potosky moved that “$30,295.41 be moved to administration” through two reallocations as outlined by Sarah Linnes-Robinson. Kristensen seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
Parent moved to “Close contract #18111” and return to funds to the NRP Phase I pool as outlined by Sarah Linnes-Robinson. Knowles seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
Sassily-James moved to “Decline payment to Deborah and Nphry”. Knowles seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
Annual Meeting Planning
The event will include a ‘Taste of Kingfield’ with neighborhood restaurants participating. Information on the Lyndale Avenue reconstruction project will be housed at a table.
Committees and Task Forces:
Redevelopment and Zoning
Parent provided an update on the 3700 Nicollet project. The Redevelopment Committee will review a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) at its February meeting. It is anticipated that the Committee will bring the CBA to the Board in March. The Redevelopment Committee with vote on support of variances for the project during its March meeting. It is anticipated that the Committee will bring a recommendation on support of variances for the project to the Board in April. The Green Committee will be meeting with the project Architect and a member from the PCNF development team on Friday, February 15th to review current design and discuss how the project addresses sustainability. Potosky recommended consideration of a KFNA member serving on the PCNF Board.
Potosky showed the new website and discussed some of its features.
Linnes-Robinson provided an update. There are three sites selected for murals in Kingfield: 1) MLK Park building (2 murals), 2) Ungerman Construction, and 3) the building on the southeast corner of 38th and Nicollet. Linnes-Robinson will proceed to contracting with the owners of these sites. Linnes-Robinson will also solicit interest from the owner of the building on the northeast corner of 38th and Nicollet for a possible mural on the north wall of this building.
Parent moved to adjourn at 9:12 PM. There were no objections.
Email votes after adjournment of the February Board meeting:
The bylaw changes as drafted were approved for presention to the community for approval at the Annual Meeting by the following Board members via email vote: Chris Sur, JobyLynn Sassily-James, Darrell Gerber, Karen Pieper, David Potosky, Niki Stavrou, Tom Parent, Arthur Knowles, Dave Saddoris
The BFIP grant co-application with NEHBA was approved by the following Board members via email vote: Niki Stavrou, Tom Parent, Arthur Knowles, Dave Saddoris, David Potosky, Karen Pieper, JobyLynn Sassily-James