Board members present: Chris Sur, Chris DeParde, JobyLynn SassilyJames, Dean Muldoon, Tom Parent, Arthur Knowles, Marshall Onsrud, Jeff Bajek, David Saddoris, Marie Wolf and Scott Bordon
Chris Sur, President, seeing quorum, called meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.
Meg Forney, candidate for District 6 Park Board spoke about her candidacy and Board of Estimation and Taxation referendum.
Dan Swenson-Klatt , Proprietor of Butter Bakery Cafe and Kingfield resident spoke. He would like to move Butter from Lyndale Neighborhood and into Kingfield. Wants larger space and would like to be in Kingfield. Is trying to make move to former Fairy Godmother/Saigon restaurant spot.
Joe Larson, Executive Director and Randy Hornstein, Board President for The Aliveness Project spoke about their organization and upcoming move to Kingfield. Organization purchased 3808 Nicollet and are in process of $2 million capital campaign. Hope to move in 12 months. They will be renovating building. The nonprofit serves people living with HIV/AIDS and it one of the largest organizations of its kind and been at 38th & Chicago for 20+ years. There will be community volunteer opportunities. They do holiday basket program. School children paint baskets. Also are involved in Red Ribbon Ride. Members also are presented with opportunities to serve the surrounding community. Center will not just be for serving people living with HIV/AIDS. There will be potential to provide community meeting space.
Tom Parent, indicated Redevelopment Committee would like to work with both Butter and the Aliveness Project. Chris Sur said KFNA welcomes both.
7:20 p.m. Prior meeting (9/9/09) minutes amended to indicate Arthur Knowles was present. For 9/09/09 meeting minutes did not provide details of who made motions, seconds and voting record. At this time we cannot recall details. After brief discussion on how to handle. Jeff Bajek made motion to provisionally approve 9/09/09 minutes Arthur Knowles seconded. All members in attendance voted in favor. Chris Sur as President abstained.
Chris Sur postponed Treasurer’s report. Since Sarah Linnes-Robinson, Executive Director was not in attendance (absence was known ahead of time and excused) Sur indicated we would revisit during November meeting.
Chris Sur commented that Sarah Gleason did a great job. Sarah Gleason is leaving KFNA in pursuit of another opportunity.
Review of selection and hiring process followed including whether Executive Committee or Executive Director should be involved in process. Tom Parent (past president) believed at least two Executive Committee members should be involved in process. JobyLynn said Executive Committee previously decided. President and Executive Director discussed. Arthur Knowles suggested two Executive Committee members be involved. Dean Muldoon (Secretary) said he is willing and JobyLynn (Treasurer) is available.
Chris Sur said he and Sarah Linnes-Robinson and any Executive Committee member that wants to be involved will conduct interview. Sarah Linnes-Robinson will narrow applicant list to ten. After Executive Committee input list with be down to three. Then interviews will be conducted. There was sentiment was that prior selection process resulted in diverse candidate pool.
Youth and School Committee Report:
Chris Sur gave brief overview of first meeting meeting. Committee crafted mission statement. Lyndale Principal Ms. Ossie Brooks-James attended first meeting. Chris Sur within his duties as President then presented Co-chairs Becky Alexander and Scott Bordon and Committee Members Jeff Bajek, Becky Dankowski, Meg Hoyt-Niemiec, Sara Kleckner, Lianne Knych and Jane Onsrud to the KFNA Board. Sur then approved seating of Co-chairs and members. Board expressed excitement about number of people at first committee meeting. Committee staffed KFNA Table at Farmers Market and promoted Kingfield’s new (2010) Community School—Lyndale Community School.
Redevelopment Committee Report
Tom Parent gave report.
Groundbreaking for Nicollet Square will likely be November-2nd week.
Parcel on Blaisdell (3900 block) was discussed. Meeting with City departments. City holding lot. Zoning Department okay. There are hurdles. Not the deal we initially thought $5000. Need to pay fair market value. Tom Parent thinks $25k-45k. There is formal process—involves City Assessor. Once Redevelopment has dollar figure will consider best course of action.
Lander Building. Neighborhood vision—busy intersection. There will be a cheer leading session/happy hour promotion with restaurant industry.
NRP: No report
Green Committee Report:
JobyLynn commented Greens supported Eating for Art
Joby Lynn said starting to brainstorm.
CPAS Committee Report:
Jeff Bajek presented. Citizen inspection program tabled. May be a reincarrnation to come up with something more positive versus sending violations. Prefer outreach/helping neighbors rather than writing violations.
JobyLynn reported on utility box program. Doesn’t think project will be finished this fall. Likely wait until spring. Suggested idea of Art Crawl.
40th & Lyndale Task Force: No activity
Transportation Committee: No update
Upcoming meeting October 22. Chris Sur encouraged someone from board attend. JobyLynn said she would.
Celebrate 38 brief recap:
38th and Nicollet was hub of activity thanks. Dave Saddoris’s band drew a crowd at Quality Coaches.
Arthur Knowles moved to adjourn meeting. Dean Muldoon seconded. All approved.
Chris Sur adjorned meeting at 7:57 p.m.
Minutes recorded October 14, 2009 and respectively submitted to Secretary Dean Muldoon, and Sarah Linnes-Robinson, Executive Director, by Scott Bordon November 4, 2009.