- New NE Celebration "We Love Our Presidents" Day
- CP Ostrow Discusses City Budget Challenges
- New Waite Park Signage Approved
- Community Engagement Rep. Selection Process Discussed
- Block Club Mini-grant Proposal Approved
Minutes of Meeting - January 7, 2009
Call-to-Order 7:01 P.M.
Agenda, Minutes and Financial Report Approved
Attending: Andrea Voss, Mary Farnham, Jeffrey Martin, Lorraine Dodd, Barry Hickethier, Brad Rosenberger, Rosie Heille, Anthony Beard, Gayle Boneville, Kevin Laskowski, Nic Wiederhold
Motion: To roll soon expiring CD over -- Approved
Public Officials & Guest Speakers:
Councilperson Paul Ostrow - New NE celebration, "We Love Our Presidents" on Feb 14, 10:00am to noon, includes a 2 mile walk. Council has accepted funding for NE bike path project. Reminder, office hours are first Monday from 8:30 to 11:30.
Committee of the whole is finalizing the Community Engagement city representative recommendations, which will be presented at an upcoming public meeting.
Discussion of budget challenges. City expecting $13 million less. LGA cuts expected as well. Looking to cut capital projects first. CP Ostrow is recommending combining duplicate departments and duplicate city/county services where possible. Roundtable to hear suggestions on 1/28 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at NE Middle School.
â€¢ Residents reported several break-ins between Central and Taylor. Currently Carol Oosterhaus at 2nd Precinct had very little info. Brad to follow-up.
â€¢ NE Royalty putting together a "taste of NE" cookbook. (flier attached).
Parks & Rec (Larry Umphrey): Most programs starting in the next week or two. Athletics numbers down slightly.
Proposal submitted to allocate funds from the Parks & Rec NRP Phase II budget for new sign ($7000) and additional outdoor supervision ($6000) - See attached. Motion: To authorize Jeffrey Martin to sign submitted proposal -- Approved
Community Ed (Larry on behalf of Tony Walker): After school programs begin next week - approx 300 kids. Adult programs begin the following week.
Fall Festival (Mary): Andrea and Mary agreed to chair again.
Garden (Rosie): Already getting inquiries. 2nd Saturday in April is sign-up date.
Shoreham Advisory (Gayle): Meeting reminder - 2nd Monday at Holland office. Previous Monday the railroad announced that they are putting out RFP's for the 18 acres near Central.
-PEN Andrea agreed to be our new PEN representative.
-Northeast Chamber (Barry): "Meet the Chamber" breakfast will be 1/21. Policy forum on 1/23 at the airport Hilton
Waite Park Voice: Deadline is in 2 days.
Correspondence: No report, book passed
NRP/CPED: Motion: To sign the 2009 citizen participation program funding agreement and allocate the $2000 to fund the Waite Park Voice. (see attached) -- Approved.
NE Bike Task Force (Jeffrey): Next meeting is 1/24 at the Ritz Theater.
Community Engagement rep selection process: Dec 6 'all neighborhood" meeting went well, several good proposals. There is an NRP sponsored meeting on 2/21, they are asking neighborhoods to sign resolution (see attached) to participate. Discussion.
Motion: To sign the NRP resolution with an amendment stating "non-binding event" language. -- Approved
Open position announced (no nominations).
Block club mini grant proposal submitted by Andrea and discussed. Approved with minor changes. (see attached - WPCC_block_club_grant_form.pdf )
Allocation of funds for technology computer/software - Motion to table until next meeting passed.
Motion: To nominate Gary Steele to continue as our representative to 2PAC. - Approved. Several board members stressed need for improved communication.
Motion: To set for 1/29 as date for WPCC budget task force meeting and 3/4/2009 as the date for the Annual Town Meeting, and to adopt annual calendar as submitted (attached) - Approved.
Motion: To have Jeffrey Martin complete the Neighborhood Building and Fundraising Survey on behalf of the entire WPCC - Approved.
Motion: To submit recommendations that came out of the "All Neighborhood Mtg" to the NRP - Defeated.
Doron Clark from Windom Park is facilitating a discussion about a proposed household hazardous waste facility to be placed at the old Dayton's Warehouse location.