July 16, 2019 Minutes

Meeting Minutes

Date: July 16, 2019

Called to Order: 6:34PM

Presided by: Joel Federer (President)

Note taker: Sara Fulton-Koerbling

Board members in attendance: Tyler Mulcahey, Sara Fulton-Koerbling, Donte Mearon, Patty Grabski, Brett Anderson, Ryan Antkowiak, Lauren Anderson (Coordinator) Adam Miller, Michael Kootsikas, Adriana Dobrzycka

Others in attendance: Rachel Ireland-Henry (Accountant), Ira Jourdain, MPS Board member, Nikki Fredericks (Park director), Stephanie Vigen
Board members absent: Judy Vecere

July 16, 2019 Agenda 

6:30pm     Welcome & Introductions

6:35pm        Guest: Ira Jourdain, Minneapolis Public Schools Board Member – MPS Comprehensive District Design

  • Transportation
    • Driver shortage/recruiting
    • Real time transit app
  • Referendum-$30 million
    • $18 million: General fund allotment—staffing, curriculum, health care coverage
    • $12 million: Technology fund
  • State Budget Funding
    • General Fund 2% State Funding Increase, $176 increase per student across the district, a little over $10 million overall
    • Math Development/Fund Balance
      • New math curriculum, last updated in 2007
        • Call for parents to review curriculum will be uploaded to the district website
  • Comprehensive District Design
    • Overview school pathways, current plan options, programming
      • Tire mulch 95% replaced across the school pathways, Armatage to be finished by end of 2019
      • Children in district 6, 85-95% of students attend their assigned district.
        • Working on student counts, class sizes, and integration
        • Potential change in attendance boundaries—information coming jan/feb 2020
        • start times will be adjusted in SY 2021
        • Washburn high school CTE move to Minn North HS
    • option 1-no changes
    • option 2-divide the city into two sections—more school choice
    • option 3-divide the city into four quadrants-fewer transportation issues
    • Community engagement and timeline
      • Board meetings, last Thursday of the month at the Davis center
      • Will be attending community events throughout the summer

7:05pm     Park Update:

  • Sports registration open—soccer and flag football increased age levels increased
  • Ice skate request: enough funds to acquire 2 pairs of each size of skates, repair and sharpen existing skates.
  • Pickle ball lines put in at Kenny and started a pickle ball league. Two courts: $425 for installing lines.

7:15pm     Summer Festival Final Details

  • Screen printing
    • Single design running on two screens
      • Tote bags and pricing for byo shirts
      • Motion for the board to purchase screen printing paint, extra screen, and tote bags for $400. Motion approved.
  • Event volunteer schedule
    • Two shifts during event. 3:45-5, 5-7:15, not including set up and tear down.
    • Two ANA tables
  • Board t-shirts
    • Outsource printing or print inhouse during training. Deadline to order is this week
    • Motion for the shirt to include the logo and ‘armatage’ on the front, up to $14/shirt. Motion carries
    • Motion for the shirt to not include the logo, but text of armatage. Motion fails.
    • Motion for the board members to wear personal shirts with ANA board buttons in lieu of printing shirts. Motion carries, and overrides previous motion to print shirts.
  • Zero waste (Green Team)
    • 3 zero waste stations, 2 volunteers per station, 2 different shifts. Extending call for volunteers from Green Team and Next door to fill spots.
  • Tables and raffles
  • 21 18×24 lawn signs at freeway exits, high traffic areas, Patty and Tara C. to install on 8/1
  • Set up and take down
  • Lawn games-locate: frisbee toss, giant jenga, baggo, bocce,
  • Face painters confirmed, 5 food trucks confirmed.

8:00     Other Business

  • Move to spend $750 on PHP upgrade for ANA website. Motion carries.

8:10pm        President’s Report

  • Updated park plan is out. Provide feedback to Lauren if you haven’t already
  • Neighborhoods 2020 neighborhood boilerplate language. Motion to approve language submitted and post publicly so residents can contact their representatives. Motion approved.
  • Board Potluck Celebration-two dates, August 25th or August 18th. Final date announced by Friday

8:10 pm     Minutes – approved via email

Treasurer Report – financials emailed

8:15 pm     Committee Updates

  • Green Team:
    • Save the date for Mpls Litter Be Gone Clean-up – Oct 5 Mark your calendars
  • Mini Grants:
    • Approve 2019 Grant Recipients
        • Three proposals, with recommendation to approve two
            • Thermo-camera to complete energy audits
            • Mural with community participation, with mural location confirmed.
        • Motion to fund thermo-camera mini grant at $594. Motion carries.
        • Motion to fund $1000 for mural mini-grant pending approved location in Armatage. Motion carries.

8:25 pm        Coordinator Update

  • Business facade grant application: 2211-2215 54th street. Environmental review completed. Estimated $11k,
  • Washburn Tot Lot Celebration date & volunteers August 22nd 5:30-7:30
    • Motion to approve up to $250 for Popsicles and bubbles, compostable cups and water. Motion carries.
  • NCEC Elections
  • No ANA meeting in August
  • Lauren out of town 7/16-7/23

Meeting adjourned at 8:37 pm