January 16, 2018 Minutes

January 16, 2018 Agenda


Date: January 16, 2018

Called to order: 6:37pm

Presided by: Denis Houle, President

Note taker: Joel Federer

In attendance: Board Members — Ryan Antkowiak, Tara Brown, Kelly Falsani, Joel Federer, Jim Hoch, Denis Houle, Michael Kootsikas, Laurel Luxenberg, Stephanie Vigen, Judy Vecere
Other Attendees — Linea Palmisano, City Council; John Freude (staff member to Linea), Larry Matsumoto, Public Works; Nikki Lindberg, Coordinator; Nikki Friederich, Park Director; Gary Remafie, resident; Ann LaBree, resident; Me’Lea Connelly, resident


Public Works

  • 2018 residential streets asphalt resurfacing/overlay
  • 4.37 miles planned from 58th to 62nd and Washburn Ave to Queen Ave.
  • 60th street is a truck route and not in scope of this project – is part of a different road improvement plan
  • Original paving was in 1987
  • There will be an assessment component, notices to include meeting invites
  • Targeted public hearings/Meetings:
    • May 1 at City Council Chambers, and
    • April 23rd 6:30pm at Armatage Community Center
  • Work target dates: End of May, early June – exact dates TBD


Guest: Diamond BBQ

  • Did not attend; will attend February meeting


City Council Update, Linea Palmisano

  • John Freude, new staff contact
  • Linea ran for Council President, did not get it
  • This term Linea is serving on: Public Works, Ways and Means, Chairing new Enterprise Committee, Leads Budget Committee
  • Recognized Super Bowl concerns:
    • How to maintain residential services during festivities
    • Power outage due to ice storm


Park Update, Nikki Friederich

  • Fire on Ice 6pm – 8:30pm this Friday Jan. 19
    • Ice rinks, fire pits, S’mores, DJ, more
  • Ice rinks are now open – closes Feb. 19 12-9pm, possibly longer (or shorter) depending on weather
  • Family Yoga at Community Center, starting this Wed 6pm, weekly until March 14th
  • Summer sports registration opens Feb. 28th


President’s Report

  • Ideas to spend board money
    • Micro grants committee is forming for anyone who would like to join
  • Community Connections Conference Feb. 10th 8am – 4:30pm


Secretary Report

  • December minutes passed, pass along to secretary moving forward for review, not coordinator


Treasurer Report

  • Financial reports sent via email


Committee Updates

    • Community Engagement
      • Washburn Park (Dec 2)
        • Tot Lot design was shared, areas for bigger kids and younger kids
        • Images online on ANA website
      • Happy Hour (Jan 9)
        • Approx. 10 residents attended and 6-8 board
        • Ideas to improve attendance are appreciated
        • Next HH planned for March 6th, come with any questions or ideas – Red Wagon
      • Mobile Menders (Feb 10)
        • 1pm – 4pm at Armatage Rec Center
        • Bring clean clothes in need of basic repairs
        • Will receive a write up in the SW Journal (!)
    • Green Team
      • Fist meeting of year scheduled for Jan. 22nd
      • Discuss events and goals of neighborhood, see where action can be taken
    • Summer Fest, Aug. 12th, 4pm – 7pm
      • Some vendors already booked, actively looking for musical acts


Coordinator Update

    • Business facade grant
      • Dental office on 54th/Penn is first recipient
    • Neighborhood Forest
      • Kenny is interested, $2/kid or about $1k total
      • Would occur on Earth Day
      • ANA Board will reach out to Kenny Board to inquire about joint partnership
    • January newsletter
      • Will be mailed out this week


Meeting Adjourned at 7:31pm