Kingfield Neighborhood Association
Board of Directors Meeting November 14, 2007
Board Members Present:
Arthur Knowles, Dave Saddoris, David Potosky, Karen Pieper, Tom Parent, Chris Sur, David Brauer, JobyLynn Sassily, Niki Stavrou
Board Members Absent:
Mary Hunter, Amy Joe Gracyalny, Ben Kristensen
KFNA Staff Present:
Sarah Linnes-Robinson, Joanna Hallstrom
Jake Weyer, SWJ
Scott Pampuch. Corner Table
Scott Bordon, Resident
Heidi Fields, Drift Woord Bar
Elizabeth Glidden, Cm 8th Ward
Meeting Called to Order:
David Brauer called the meeting to order at 7:05PM
No community forum
The minutes from October were accepted with no changes.
Dave Saddoris noted some inaccuracies from August to September in regards to the storm water project. He and Sarah will check figures after the meeting.
Farmer’s Market Sarah had requested via email that we change the previous recommendation to use MAP Project Redesign to not using them because of the fact that. Scott Pampech from the FM task force at meeting to discuss FM becoming a committee of KFNA. Discussion points:
Sarah Linnes-Robinsons suggests that this would give FM assurance of the board’s backing, a real commitment.
Chris Sur requests an outline of communication lines between the board and FM. Is there money for a coordinator? (total market costs ran $12,000. – $13,000 in ‘07)
Some publicly unseen conflicts occurred between FM staff and KFNA because of communication issues and that FM grew into a bigger project than expected. Scott answers that communication issues arose because of loose structure; people unsure of who the leader was. He’d like more formality in chain of command. The berry picking/selling procedure was offered as an example of confusing communication, even though it was a huge success with customers.
Niki says this is a classic example of growing pains, getting bigger and better.
Niki Stavrou motions that the FM task force becomes a committee of the KFNA Board. Chris Sur seconds. All others ayes.
Sarah says there is money for contracting continuing the market project in ‘08.
David Potosky motions that funding come from 2008-2009 NRP budget, that $11,000.00 is earmarked for FM. (second?)
Plymouth Church Neighborhood Foundation Community Meeting review Some discussion of the community meeting held Nov 7:
Police officer Tom Thompson compared Plymouth project to the Lydia project. The raw data is prejudicial, not reflecting people really living in project. (Criminals would use the address as home, but not actually live there, skewing the data that there was more crime because of residents’ activities.)
Still many inaccuracies and rumors, important to keep community actively involved. We need to ask hard questions and make sure we’re getting best possible answers.
CPaS and Redevelopment need to work together
Elizabeth Glidden was happy that Plymouth was responsive and open about crime statistics. It shows good faith.
Can we throw this responsibility to R and D? Ask specifics like “We need this __________ by _______time.”
Special link on website on KFNA to update community on Plymouth church project should be in place.
Motion is offered to designate Tom Parent as a representative of Redevelopment committee to ask questions of Plymouth Church. Tom Parent and David Potosky will go to upcoming Plymouth meeting as both KFNA board members and as neighbors. They will bring “comment cards” for obtaining feedback from neighbors.
Resolution on 35W City Councilwoman, Elizabeth Glidden, presented
Resolution on 35W: “Supporting the development of a fiscally responsible plan and providing a high quality inside lane multi-modal BRT station at Lake Street…improvements and Lake Street Reconstruction.”
David Saddoris moves to support The Resolution. JobyLynn Sassily James seconds. All others ayes
Saturday, December 8 from 4:00-9:00p.m.at the Performing arts Studio. …DECK THE WALLS event. PERFORMING GROUPS, FOOD, 3.2 BEER AND WINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Volunteers are needed…see Sarah
46th Street ramps and bridge losing soon. Look out for it.
Meeting adjourned at 8:45
Minutes prepared by Karen Pieper
VIA EMAIL SINCE MEETING:
Tom Parent emails KFNA board on November 29, 2007 that the Redevelopment Committee met the previous night and the following motion was presented: That KFNA supports the addition of a 5th unit wthin the existing structure at 3846 Grand Ave. S. Essentially, the owner of 3846 Grand Av S wants to convert his large basement of his 4-plex into another unit (total 5 units)
The following board members answered back in the affirmative: Niki Stavrou, Arthur Knowles, David Brauer, Derrell Gerber, David Saddoris, David Potosky, Karen Pieper, JobyLynn Sassily James, Chris Sur