February 18, 2020 Minutes

Meeting Minutes 

Date: February 18, 2020

Called to Order: 6:34PM

Presided by: Joel Federer (President)

Note taker: Adam Miller

Board members in attendance: Tyler Mulcahey, Sara Fulton-Koerbling, Brett Anderson, Lauren Anderson (Coordinator) Adam Miller, Michael Kootsikas, and Judy Vecere

Others in attendance: Rachel Ireland-Henry (Accountant), Jordan Nelson (Park Director) – Michael Jishka (CAC Board member), Kate Hersey (Minnesota Tool Library), and Jennifer Waisanen (5th Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator)

Board members absent: Donte Mearon, Ryan Antkowiak, and Adriana Dobrzycka,

February 18, 2020 Agenda 

6:30pm Welcome & Introductions 6:35pm Park Update – Jordan Nelson (Park Director)

  • Ice rink will remain open until the end of February. Summer sports registration will be opening soon.
  • Southwest Minneapolis Parks Master Plan and the Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master plan comment period is open.

6:40pm Minnesota Tool Library – Kate Hersey, Executive Director

  • The Executive Director of the Minnesota Tool Library (MTL) provided a presentation and overview of the MTL and how they have structured their organization.
  • Considerations for creating a tool library include membership structure, fiscal sponsors, tool selection, staffing, inventory system/policy, liability policy, and space needs.
  • MTL currently serves 1,100 members and they have three (3) membership levels: Standard ($120/year), Premium ($250/year), and Basic ($55/year).

7:00pm 2019 CPP Report

  • Discussion about requested information was discussed and clarified for submission to the City of Minneapolis.
    • Motion to approve CPP report. Motion carries. 

7:15pm Other Business – Guest: Michael Jischke, CAC member

  • Southwest Minneapolis Parks Master Plan and the Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master plan has been revised. This plan addresses the concerns about the continuity of the Minnehaha Parkway.
  • The plan improves the water quality of Minnehaha Creek, including water treatment prior it entering the creek. A canoe slip near Upton and 54th will also be added.
    • The 45 day public comment period will open soon.

7:20pm President’s Report

  • Neighborhoods 2020 Update
    • Funding levels for neighborhoods are still being considered by the Minneapolis City Council.
  • Open Board Seats
    • Three board seats will be open in May.

7:30pm   Minutes – Approved via Email

Treasurer Report – Financials Emailed

7:35pm Safety Update – Jennifer Waisanen, 5th Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator

  • A report with incidents and crime statistics for Armatage was provided to the ANA Board. Overall crime was low in the neighborhood last year.

7:55pm Committee Updates

  • Green Team:
    • 2/26 Organics Recycling Workshop: Lauren will lead a workshop on the organics recycling program in Minneapolis.
  • Mini Grants:
    • Final Outreach for 2020 Cycle
    • The board reached out to the Armatage school about the program, particularly for after school care.
    • One mini-grant application has been submitted so far.
  • Summer Festival

8:10pm Coordinator Update:

  • SW Parks Master Plan Designs
  • Census Grant
    • The ANA applied for and received $750 to help with the count for the 2020 Census.
  • Hennepin County GROW Organics Recycling Grant
    • Up to $10,000 is available to help improve the organic recycling usage rate in Armatage. A proposal was drafted and submitted to the Green Team for their review and approval. The grant provides for staff, demonstrations, and materials.
  • Renew Adobe Creative Cloud membership
    • Motion to spend $360 on another year of Creative Cloud. Motion carries. 

8:40pm Adjournment

  • Motion to Adjourn Approved