Waite Park Community Council Meeting Notes
July 6, 20117:00 Call to order 7:01 Introductions and sign in: Gabe Nelson, Alita Bergan, Mary Farnham, Ann Kastensen, Anthony Beard, Amy Softich, Tia Karelson, Connie Stauffer, John Harriss, Gary Arntsen, Chris Shepard, Lorraine Dodd, Liz Wielinski, Eric Gilbertson7:05 Additions and corrections to agenda (Agenda Approved) Approval of previous month's minutes (Meeting Notes Approved as Amended) Financial report (Financial Report Approved)7:10 Guest Speakers and Standing Guests:
Liz Wielinski, Park Board Commissioner: The park board is in the process of figuring out what is affected by the state shutdown. Rec Plus is not being funded by the state, but is being funded by the park board until the state funds come in. Mississippi Dev Project is progressing. Recently hired a new planning chair, Bruce Chamberlain. Liz will be back in November 2011.7:40 Reports - Committee and Special -- 2 minutes or less per speaker:
MOTION: WPCC will donate a swag item for 2011 registered national night out events in the WP Neighborhood. (Motion Approved)
- Minneapolis Parks and Rec Scott Gagnon: N/A
- Fall Festival Mary Farnham:
We discussed splitting up the responsibilities for the Fall Festival. On Saturday, August 13th @ 1:00, Mary is going to teach a push cart clinic.
- Community Education Sandy McDonald: N/A
- Northeast Chamber of Commerce Rpt Gabe Nelson:
On 7/11/11 from 4:30 to 7:00pm: Volunteer opportunity with Loaves and Fishes. This is at the Creekside Community Center, in Bloomington. On 7/11/11 from 11:00 to 1:00pm: Power networking. This is at the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, in Bloomington. This cost $20 for members and $40 for non-members.
- Public Education NE Alita Bergan:
There was no PEN meeting until August. Increasing enrollment meeting had about 200 people attend. NE needs to find room for 300 students by 2015. Our ideas were to make Sheridan from k through 5 vs. k through 8. They also thought to open Webster as a community school vs. an open school. There was talk of opening the 807 building or adding classes in Edison, but it is fairly full. Other things coming up is the community barbecue on August 5.
- Waite Park Voice / Web Site Anthony Beard:
The last issue will be showing up shortly. The next issue's deadline is August 5.
- Communications Committee Amy Softich:
There hasn't been a meeting since the last board meeting. the shopping bags, magnets have shown up.
- Waite Park Community Garden Connie Stauffer:
The steering and communications have met. The garden is going to participate in the community garden day on August 6 from 6:30 to 8:00.
- Correspondence Committee Gary Arnsten:
Bywood's carnival is on Saturday July 9th from 9:00am to 2:30pm. On Thursday July 28th, from 7:00 to 9:00pm What's up on the upper riverfront is happening at Bottineau Park Rec. Center.
- NRP/CPED Steering Committee Gary Arnsten:
The contract between the community ed has approximately $2k available to spend until next year.
Eric Gilbertson is moving to Roseville, where he has bought a house. This will be his last meeting.
Motion: WPCC thank Eric for three years, when Eric took of the newsletter. (Motion Approved)8:15 Old Business:
None8:20 New Business:
Push Cart Derby Prize Money: At our agenda setting meeting we discussed giving cash prize to first and second place finishers, along with the most creative. The third place finisher would win the swag welcome package. In order to qualify for a cash prize you must build your own cart. If you don't build you can donate the prize to a organization that serves the WP neighborhood. We would use big fake checks and would use income from fund raising for this prize give away. Motion: Allocate cash prizes of $400 total from Fall Festival profits for the push car prize moneyy. $200 for the first prize, $100 for the second prize, and $100 for the most creative. The third place finisher will receive a bag of swag. In order to qualify for the cash prize the winner must build its own cart. If the winner uses a pre-built borrowed cart (WPCC push carts), the WPCC will denote the winnings to a organization that serves the WP neighborhood. (Motion Approved)9:00 Adjourn
Next Agenda Setting Meeting: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Next WPCC Meeting: Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Meetings Held at Waite Park Community Center