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Jan. 16 Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

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On the evening of Thursday, Jan. 16th, 2015, the Eastside Hill Steering Committee met at Our Saviors Lutheran Church.

Members in Attendance:  Mark Ruddy, Gina Kennan-Klages, Mark Wesenberg, Shannon Paulus, Jason Duba, Jen Williams, Tim Laubach, Lynn Gautsche, Sally Broker

Members Absent:   William Kampf, Jason Anhorn

Guest:  Val Johnson – new neighbor on Fleming

Mark W. to approve the November meeting minutes. Sally seconded and the motion passed.

Shannon gave the Treasurer’s Report.  We had $141.48 in the checking account less $17.91 to Mark R. for a total of $123.57.  We have Petty Cash in the amount of 158.47.  Together the total balance is $282.04.  Sally still has picnic expenses to submit.  Upcoming expenses for the annual hosting and domain costs will be approximately $104 and can be reimbursed from the CDBG grant.

Annual expenditures and income discussion followed to include:

  • Neighborhood Thrift Sale ad (reimbursable by CDBG)

  • Maps have been donated by Digicopy

  • Picnic expenses have been primarily generously donated by Mega Foods

  • Income generating ideas – ice cream social, neighborhood tour, garden tour

  • Ad rates are $75/month for the smallest ad and typically run for 3 months

  • Mark W. is willing to deliver rate sheets to businesses in the neighborhood

Photo contest:

  • posters cost $52.49 for 25 color copies.  They were estimated to come to about $20, and that amount had been approved.  This cost is deemed a CDBG reimbursable expense.

  • Mega is allowing people to drop off photo submissions for display.  Mark R. will speak to Mike Paulus about getting the submitted photos online in a gallery.

7 Bump Sledding Hill:

  • A petition to maintain and protect the hill exists

  • Lynn offered to contact Dave Strobel about the official process

  • Gina is willing to coordinate the project and will take the petition to Boyd Park this evening.

  • Shannon and Mike will see about getting a petition online

  • Discussion about a possible winter event

By-Laws:

  • Mark W. will have the proposed changes to the by-laws sent out to us in advance of the next meeting.

City Comprehensive Plan:

  • Update is in progress.  A Community Forum is scheduled (1/22/15).  The plan documents can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/ncjznx7 .

New Business:

Sustainability Report – Gina

  • Bee Keeping Ordinance is close to coming before the City Council.  Proclamations for recognizing LEED Certified Construction for Kohls, Flynn School, and the new Kwik Trip.

  • Affordable solar was mentioned.

  • See www.earthboundenviro.com for information on compostable waste.

Emery Street:

  • No neighbors appeared to discuss this item that was included in the agenda at their request.

Gina suggested being very proactive about seeking information on upcoming city works projects.  Mark r. will contact Dave Solberg about it.

Skating Ordinance:

  • The proposal is very progressive and we will revisit it as the process progresses.

Mark R. shared a map of the new police districts and corresponding officers.  They would be good guests to invite to the April Meeting.

Possible topics for sessions conducted at Boyd Park – composting and emergency preparedness were identified.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, February 19th at Our Saviour’s at 6:30 PM.

Tim moved to adjourn.  Sally was the second. The motion passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,
Lynn Gautsche

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