January 13, 2015 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council Meeting Minutes
January 13, 2015 – 6:00 p.m., The Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S.

Board Members:  Allan Campbell, Ian Kees, Katie Larson, Richard Logan, Haydee Peterson, Mary Underwood, John Abraham-Watne.  Staff:  Rhea Sullivan.  Also present: Rodgers Adams, Bonnie Kiley, Brigid Garry, Meg Forney.

Treasurer’s Report:  John Abraham-Watne reported no activity in the NRP account.  The balance is $607.93. The NCEC balance is $12,308.86.   

Secretary’s Report:  The minutes of the December 9 meeting were approved as read.

The Loppet:  Rhea Sullivan reported that we have 5 volunteers signed up for the aid station.  No one has signed up for the snow sculpture.  Mary Underwood said that she has a team for the Crew Ski Loppet and they will be registering soon.  We will have additional help at our aid site from Blake School and the Roseville Ski Team.  The first volunteers are Haydee and Allan.  They will pick up the banners at The Bakken.  Rhea will contact Nancy Nelson to find out if the aid tent will be set up on Friday night.  There is the opportunity to attend the Luminary Loppet.  It’s not guaranteed, but is on a first come, first served basis.  The Loppet fireworks are at 8 p.m. on Friday.

New Neighborhood Coordinator:  Rhea Sullivan is leaving the position as WCNC Neighborhood Coordinator.  Rhea will stay on until she has trained the new Coordinator.  There are 12 applicants so far.  Richard Logan, Allan Campbell and Katie Larson are the hiring committee.  Ian Kees suggested that they bring in 4-5 applicants for interviews.

Steps Document for Annual Retreat:  The Board reviewed the Steps Document for the Annual Retreat.  The goal is to have Steps Documents for all of our projects.  Katie Larson mentioned that she has a job journal from Target that we could use for tracking projects.

Committee Updates:

Communications Committee:  Haydee Peterson reported that the Winter newsletter went out.  It was full color on one side and had a fun new design.  It included the new Environmental Corner column. Regarding the web design project, they are waiting until the new Coordinator is hired.  If Board members see something they like on a website, Haydee requested that they let the Communications Committee know.  The banners are here and are ready for The Loppet.  

The question came up of who is responsible for maintaining the kiosk at the Greenway Access point.  It needs new screws.  John and Richard will help.  They will figure out what needs to be done and then we will check with Jack Whitehurst about how to maintain it.

SW LRT Committee:  Given the Governor’s position on Southwest light rail, the Board needs to decide whether we feel we should still do the SW LRT survey.  One possibility is to modify the survey or we could postpone it.  The goal of the survey is to provide community concerns to transit planners.  It will tell us if there is support for light rail and will generate a list of concerns and improvements.  It was suggested that we could send the survey via email.  A motion was made to briefly postpone the survey until the next meeting.

David Rhees made a motion to pass a resolution to the Park Board about light rail.  He feels that WCNC should strongly object to the actions taken by the Park Board which threaten light rail and the Board should encourage the Park Board to withdraw those actions and support light rail.  David drafted a motion to that effect.  The vote was 2 yes, 1 no and 5 abstaining.  Given the lack of clear support, David withdrew the motion.

Outreach Committee:  The Board reviewed the objective, projects and tasks of the Outreach committee.  The main projects include: 1) Gathering feedback from all business owners, 2) Republishing the Edge brochure, 3) Summer Movie Night and 4) Astronomy night.  The Board approved the committee’s objective/projects/tasks.

Safety Committee:  Richard Logan reviewed the 3 objectives of the committee, the 6 projects and 6 tasks.  He reported that the committee needs safety vests and clipboards to collect data about traffic violations.  After review of the objectives/projects/tasks, Richard agreed that he would revise the document and bring it back to the next meeting.

Zoning Committee:  Allan Campbell reported that Rob Bader is proposing a 150 unit mixed use development close to the neighborhood but in St. Louis Park.  We may want to send comments to St. Louis Park.

Long Term Vision/Strategy Committee:  Katie Larson reviewed the objectives/projects/tasks proposed for this committee, which include developing a Phase II NRP plan.  We will have approximately $80,000 in non-housing dollars to allocate.  The Board approved the committee’s objective/projects/tasks.

Meg Forney, MPRB:  Meg Forney reported that the MPRB passed a resolution in November to bring on a consultant to see if it’s feasible and prudent to put a tunnel under the bridge.  It has been determined that it is feasible, but now the question is – is it prudent?  The current research is being done to determine if it is prudent.  Meg doesn’t feel this action will derail the project.  The supplemental DEIS is coming out this quarter.  They want to be able to respond to it in a prudent manner.  MPRB approval of the projects occurs at the end of the year.  Municipal consent happened before the supplemental DEIS.  The problem is that the train will be co-located with the LRT.  Meg mentioned that her big objective is still to foster a connection between the West Lake Station and Lake Calhoun.

Open Forum:  Richard Logan reported that he would like to appeal to our City Council Member regarding the one parking space per dwelling unit rule.  Council Member Palmisano will be at next month’s meeting.

Next meeting:  Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

April 14, 2015 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood council

Meeting Minutes

Tuesday April 14th, 2015


The regular meeting of the West Calhoun Neighborhood council was called to order at 6:07 on April 14th at The Bakken by David Rhees

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved.

Approval of Minutes

An amendment to the Minutes to include Board members in attendance was made and seconded. The minutes of the previous meeting were unanimously approved as distributed.

A resident in attendance expressed concern about the lack of communication.  David explained that we are transitioning with a new coordinator and that email blasts will continue.

Ward 13 Summit Review


  • This was a great opportunity to work with people in other neighborhoods who are working on the same thing.
  • Like the notion of sharing best practices.
  • All neighborhoods have goals of engaging younger residents.
  • Will thank CM Palmisano and NCR for the opportunity.


Committee Updates

Communications:  Newsletter went out.  Another newsletter will go out again in late May.

Welcome Packets: Kathy will work on this. Like the idea of a bag, coffee cup.  Have the swag with our logo on it.

Outreach: Business Survey was in final form as of this meeting.  Meeting will be April 27th. Will talk about how to engage the businesses,  

Environment: Working on the West Calhoun Earth Day Celebration.

Safety: Will focus on more data at key intersections.  Presented to the group with what they are working on and the information they have already gathered.

Long Term Vision:  There will be a meeting on May 1st.  This will be a neighborhood “walk about” with Meg, Brad, Katie and Kathy.  Will discuss options from the Park Board and what other neighborhoods are doing.

SWLRT:  Will have Tina draft a letter to the project office and Met Council.  Asked if anyone had any concerns or questions. Basic request is an unsafe bike situation at Lake Street Bridge.  Richard made a motion to accept the letter that had been prepared by the SWLRT committee to be sent out.  Katie seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Zoning: The Master Plan Zoning and Project Review Committee name was changed to the Zoning and Planning Committee or Z&P after discussion.  The motion passed unanimously. One of the objectives was to follow the West Calhoun / Harriet Master Plan as well as projects that affect the neighborhood but are not physically in the neighborhood

Fundraising:  This committee was renamed the Social Committee after discussion.  The motion passes unanimously

Bylaw Updates

There was discussion to change the bylaws for Board membership to a min. of 9 and maximum of 11.  There was also discussion to include electronic voting to the bylaws.  The main purpose of this is to allow meeting minutes to be posted in a timelier manner.  The motion was made by Richard and seconded by Katie to adopt the bylaw change.  This motion passed unanimously.   To change the bylaws, a 21 day notice to residents of a bylaw change is required and the Board will vote on this in May.

New Business

No new business


Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 by Davis Rhees. The next general meeting will be at 6:00 on May 12, 2015, at The Bakken.

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Kristina Erazmus

March 10, 2015 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood council

Meeting Minutes

Tuesday March 10th , 2015


The regular meeting of the West Calhoun Neighborhood council was called to order at 6:00 on March 10th at The Bakken by Ian Kees.

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was unanimously approved as distributed.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting were unanimously approved as distributed.

Public Works Report – Paul Miller and Nathan Koster

Nathan introduced the West Lake Multimodal Transportation Study.  Nathan will be the point person for the project.  They will be looking for resident feedback.  Public Works is looking to match up opportunities with the project so they can dovetail to complete. The focus of the study will be bike and pedestrian connectivity, pedestrian safety and potential improvements.  Community engagement will be crucial to the project. Hannah from Toole Design Group told the Board there will be many opportunities for resident engagement including online surveys, utilizing the West Calhoun Neighborhood meetings, at least three times lastly, public meetings and workshops.  The preference of the group is to engage residents face to face.  The will be setting up a website where we can get more information.

Park Board Update – Brad Bourne

Brad began the update with projects. SWLRT  – the Park Board has back off the tunnels and are now proposing a bridge.  The Park Board wants to have more involvement with the Met Council. The Met council will reimburse the Park Board for some legal and engineering expenses and the Park Board wants more control over the design. The Chain of Lakes has a 3 million dollar budget for improvements and has started a Master Plan. They are recommending a CAC but caution residents in their expectations.  There is a new website for the Ash Bore.  They are also looking at ways they can improve the park’s Rec Centers.  Flooding was a huge issue last year. This occurred because of the late thaw and a very wet season last year.  It is possible to name the West Field.  However, the process can be lengthy. If you name it after a person you have to wait 2 years.  A historical name would be faster.  Citywide input may be necessary because it is also a regional space.  Concerns from the Board included: we do not have a park in our neighborhood; the field is a focal point in the neighborhood; there is a large tax base in the neighborhood and we are getting a minimal return.  We need residents to get engaged, re-energizing the conversations and work on building relationships.

Committee Updates

Website:  Tina will be meeting with Kathy and Haydee to get moving on the redesign of the website.

Newsletter: All articles will need to be given to Kathy by Friday.

Outreach: Astronomy Night will be in late Sept. / early Oct.  We will continue to get updates about this event.  July 22nd will be Movie Night.

Environment: April 25th will be Earth Day.  We need to get a group together.  We are looking for a food donation from Whole Foods.

Utility Box Wraps: The cost will be $700.00. Check out the box by Whole Foods.

Safety: Walked through the CIDNA Safety Committee.  There was a motion, and seconded to adopt projects from the West Calhoun / CIDNA committee sheet. Motion passes unanimously.

SWLRT:  The committee has started to put together priorities and concerns.  Will update in April.

New Business

No new business


Meeting was adjourned at 7:30 by Ian Kees. The next general meeting will be at 6:00 on April 14, 2015, at The Bakken.

Minutes respectfully submitted by: Kristina Erazmus

February 10, 2015 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council Meeting Minutes

February 10, 2015 – 6:00 p.m., The Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S.

Board Members: Allan Campbell, Ian Kees, Haydee Peterson, David Rhees, Mary Underwood, John Abraham-Watne. Also present: Council Member Linea Palmisano,  Rodger Adams, Aaron Shaffer and three West Calhoun residents.

Treasurer’s Report: John Abraham-Watne reported the following balances: NRP account, $607.93; NCEC account, $9,728.90.

Secretary’s Report: There was no secretary’s report due as Rhea Sullivan was unable to attend. Allan Campbell and Haydee Peterson agreed to take minutes.

New NC Update: Ian Kees proposed that the Board offer the Neighborhood Coordinator position to Tina Erazmus. After discussion of compensation, a motion was made to offer her the position at a rate of $30 per hour, the same rate as Rhea Sullivan has been receiving. The motion carried unanimously.

Council Member’s Report – Linea Palmisano: Councilwoman Palmisano briefed the Board on a number of issues. She reported passage of the City budget with reduced increases from what was originally proposed, her support for maintaining a police force of 860 officers and for body cameras, and her effort to address the problem of demolition waste. Ms. Palmisano also emphasized that the multi-modal traffic study would be a major focus. She said that she would be willing to meet with the relevant committee regarding lighting. Ian Kees said that would be Katie Larson’s committee. Councilwoman Palmisano also said she would be available for meetings between 3 and 5 PM on February 17th at the Sparrow Café at 50th and Penn. She also said that there would be a meeting of neighborhood boards on March 19th.

David Rhees raised the subject of the proposed Calhoun Harriet Master Plan study. Linea indicated that she knew about the study but cautioned that she thought the Park Board considered the riverfront to be its priority for spending.

Rodger Adams of CIDNA suggested improving access to the lakes by connecting Thomas Avenue with the Midtown Greenway.

Committee Updates:

Communications: Kathy Cobb solicited ideas for the next quarterly newsletter. March 10th will be the deadline for submission. Allan Campbell, having been recently appointed to the City’s Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee, was tapped to be the next interviewee for the newsletter. Kathy discussed web site re-design. It is expected that the new NC will lead the effort.

Outreach: Allan Campbell reported that he sent a Movie Night request for the movie Selma on July 22nd to the Park Board. The question of use of the adjacent parking lot was raised, but discussion indicated that use of the parking lot would require partitioning of the lot and police protection, which would result in additional expenses. Instead it was suggested that the Board seek to bring food trucks and the Light Rail outreach bus to the event.

Planning has started for an astronomy night to be held in September. Earth Day will be April 25th.

Environment: The objectives, projects and tasks of the committee were approved by the board.

Safety: In the absence of the chair, discussion of the Safety Committee’s objectives was tabled.

Fundraising: Haydee Peterson reported that Jack Whitehurst suggested the need for fundraising due to the restrictions placed on the use of the Board’s funds during at their meeting on December 18, 2014.  Haydee also attended a meeting hosted by the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department on January 29, 2015.  The purpose was to discuss the use of NRP and CPP funds for neighborhood festivals and events. It is recognized that this is a core element for outreach and community building. Ian Kees suggested that the Board needs to work with the City to loosen the requirements placed on use of the funds. There was discussion of how other neighborhoods raise money, e.g. Linden Hills’ festival.

Long-term Vision: Katie Larson was unable to attend but sent a report that suggested contacting Brad Bourn about naming the West Calhoun park and asked for nominations for a person to be designated as a neighborhood treasure, with presentation to take place on Movie Night.

Zoning: Allan Campbell presented objectives, projects and tasks for the committee. The proposal included renaming the committee the Master Plan, Zoning and Project Review Committee and was unanimously approved. David Rhees was appointed to the Committee because of his appointment to the CAC for the Calhoun Harriet Master Plan review. Haydee Peterson also volunteered to join the committee, bringing it to three members.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

May 12, 2015 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council Meeting Minutes

May 12, 2015 – 6:00 p.m., The Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S.

Board Members Present: , Ian Kees, Haydee Peterson, David Rhees, Richard Logan, Katie Larson, John Abraham-Watne and staff Kristina Erazmus.  Also present: Council Member Linea Palmisano, Rep. Frank Hornstein, Multi Model Representatives,  and residents.

Treasurer’s Report: John Abraham-Watne reported the following balances on the checking accounts.

Secretary’s Report: Minutes were reviewed and unanimously passed.

Welcome by president Ian Kees:  Ian thanked everyone for coming and talked about the new committee structure of the WCNC.  He also thanked the Board for all the hard work.

Representative Frank Hornstein:

  • Thanked the Board and acknowledged Board member Katie Larson for her involvement in the neighborhood Board.
  • Explained that the states leaders are busy negotiating the budget.
  • Working on train safety.
  • Interested in the neighborhood’s perspective on SWLRT.
  • Ped. and bike safety is important in this neighborhood.  Hopefully there will be something in the budget as part of the transportation bill to support this.
  • There is a citywide effort to encourage composting.
  • Will continue to talk about climate change and the many things that can be done on a local level.

Council Member Linea Palmisano:


  • Talked about the cable franchise.  Did support the Centurylink franchise,  while not perfect,  had some good points to it.  Centurylink will need to build out faster and there may be some lawsuits coming, They will have to pay all legal bills.
  • Talked about the Lurking and Spitting ordinances. Spoke about the fact that is a tool that is unfairly used. It has negative effects on the homeless. That it is unfairly applied.  May 20th is the next public meeting.
  • Multi Model Study is being managed by the city.  There are 11 themes to the study.



Committee Updates:

Communications and Outreach:  Kathy would like to combine the Outreach and Communications committee. She talked about still working in the Welcome Baskets and website design.  All newsletter articles need to be in by May 20th.  July 22nd will be Movie in the Park. WCNC will be showing Selma. If the field is flooded again they will try to use the parking lot.  Astronomy night is Sept. 22nd.  There should be close to a full moon/ half-moon.  The MN Astronomical Society will be bringing one dozen telescopes. It will be a kid friendly event.  Working on updating the email list from  local businesses.

Environment: A big Thank You to the Mpls. Lakes Girl Scouts who helped on Earth Day.  Also need to thank Ben and Jerrys, My Burger, Kind Bars and Brugers Bagels.  Update on the Community Social Garden.  The conclusion is that we do not have the acreage to have our own solar garden but, we can work with other neighborhoods to help our residents to take advantage of solar power.

Safety:  A Thank You to Linea for all the traffic improvements.  The committee is now looking into traffic at the neighborhood intersections.  Working on removing light poles in the middle of the sidewalk and if the walkways can be widened.

Social: Working on fundraising ideas.

Long-term Vision: Updated Board on the “walkabout” with the Park Board ( Brad Bourn, John Erwin and Meg Forney).  Looking at what we can do with our green space. There will be a meeting next week about our next steps.  Looking into how we can get resident feedback.  Talked about the recipients of the WCNC Treasurers Award.

Zoning: no report.

Board then voted to amend the bylaws to have from 6-11 members and to be able to vote electronically.  David made the motion to approve both bylaw changes.  Katie seconded the motion. The motion passes unanimously.

The Board then opened the meeting up to the West Lake Multi Model Transportation Study.  They brought maps and laid them out and took comments on the project with post it notes.  They will be coming back to the WCNC for and update.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

July 14, 2015 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council Meeting Minutes

July 14th 2015 – 6:00 p.m., The Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S.

Board Members Present: , Ian Kees,  David Rhees, Richard Logan, Brent Olson, Mary Underwood, Katie Larson,  Haydee Peterson, Kathy Cobb, Allan Campbell,  neighborhood staff Kristina Erazmus and NCR staff Jack Whitehurst  

Meeting called to order at 6:00 with a Welcome by President Ian Kees.

Treasurer’s Report: Brent Olson is the new Treasurer.  He has had a chance to look over the checkbook and finances and is getting to know our procedures.  

Coordinator Report by Kristina Erazmus:

There was a discussion on the renaming of Lake Calhoun.  With increasing media coverage the issue was discussed by the Board.  Staff reached out to Brad Bourn to initiate the beginnings of a conversation.  He explained that the Park Board has not taken a position on this issue.  This is his personal position as a Commissioner.  He feels that the lake should be renamed. He will be available in whatever capacity the Board sees fit as this issue moves forward.  The Board discussed inviting Brad to a future meeting.  They would also like to discuss other issues that are important and timely to West Calhoun Neighborhood.  Concerns came up regarding any financial burdens that would be placed on the neighborhood such as signs and materials.  May Underwood explained that the state legislature will not take a stance on renaming.  The biggest issue to the Board was the process.  Is this a collaboration with our PB representative?  Is this a priority for the neighborhood?  There was a motion made and seconded and passes unanimously to table this discussion until the Sept. meeting to see how and where the issue and conversation unfolds.  There was another motion made and seconded and passed unanimously to add a question to the Green Space written survey to be handed out at Movie Night to ask residents their opinion on renaming Lake Calhoun.

Phase I and Phase II Updates – presented by Jack Whitehurst.

Jack Whitehurst, the WCNC Neighborhood and Community Relations staff, attended to help clarify where WCNC stood with its financials, Phase I and Phase II dollars.  Jack began by letting the Board know that the waiver request for additional time to create a Phase II plan was approved by David Rubedor, Assistant City Coordinator/Director for NCR.  This was an important announcement for the Board as the Phase II plan has been in limbo due to the ongoing stops and starts of the SWLRT.  With the wavier granted, Jack and Kristina will be able to work on the WCNC Phase II Plan, make plan modifications to the Phase I Plan and draft a Neighborhood Priority Plan at the same time.  The WCNC will work on neighborhood engagement to set the priorities of the residents/neighborhoods.  

Committee Reports:


  • Communications and Outreach: Newsletter went out, postcards went out and the first of two adds were in the Southwest Journal to promote Movie Night.  We have placed work on developing a new website on hold until the fall.
  • Environment: New bike racks in the neighborhood are moving forward.
  • Safety:  Richard, Committee Chair, asked the WCNC to support the ongoing safety efforts the committee is focusing on.  They would like to set up a meeting with officers to discuss safety in the neighborhood.  The number one priority right now for the committee is a Public Safety Meeting/Seminar.   There was discussion about how this meeting would fit in with the city Multi-Model Study currently underway in the neighborhood.   Discussion about this had the WCNC thinking it  would be better to wait for the Multi-Model study to be completed to see how committee priorities will fit in with the results.  There was a motion made and seconded and passed unanimously to give the Safety Committee $200 for related equipment to help with the traffic tracking they are preforming in the neighborhood.
  • Long Term Vision: The Green Space Survey update: responses have varied, there seems to be more owners than renters completing the survey.  Filling in the field is the number one concern expressed by residents. Also, there are open houses scheduled for the Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun Master Plan.  These open houses will be listed on the website.
  • SWLRT: The Met council has approved the downsized budget.


Movie Night Update:  Movie Night is coming together.  Food Trucks and ice cream confirmed.  Will create a FB event.  Weather should be nice.

Uptown Community Engagement:  There is one meeting left.  The committee looking for some “low hanging fruit” for first project to work on.  

Blueprint for Equitable Engagement:


  • Ian will create a first draft for the WCNC. Once completed the Board will be asked for feedback.  The due date for a response was pushed out to Aug. 14th.


Land Sale on France Avenue – presented by Leslie Lydell


  • Leslie presented a brief background of the sale to the WCNC.  She asked the board to attend the Ways and Means meeting on July 20th.  The position of some residents is why give up and just sell the land.  Why can’t they keep the land public for residents to use?


Minutes respectfully submitted by Kristina Erazmus

June 9, 2015 Minutes

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council Meeting Minutes

June 9th 2015 – 6:00 p.m., The Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S.

Board Members Present: , Ian Kees,  David Rhees, Richard Logan, Annie Zager, Mary Underwood, Katie Larson, John Abraham-Watne and staff Kristina Erazmus.  

Treasurer’s Report: John Abraham-Watne reported the following balances on the checking accounts: $697.00 and $6,311.00

Welcome by president Ian Kees

Coordinator Report by Kristina Erazmus:

  • Lake Calhoun won the Facebook contest and received the most votes to host  Minnie the Lake Creature for the summer.
  • Introduced using the Chinook Book as a West Calhoun Fundraiser.  West Calhoun would receive 50% of the books and moble apps that we sell.  We could sell them at Movie Night or have each Board member sell a certain amount.  Concerns were raised that the new Chinook book will be out in August and that residents would not have time to use them before the coupons expire.
  • Milk Carton Boat Race and Sandcastle Competition.  Kristina spoke to Leah Long the VP of Events and Marketing for the Downtown Council.  She said that having these in the events this summer is not realistic.  They discussed the possibility of having neighborhoods sponsor a summer event next year.  They can make it new and Leah would be available to be a resource and help us out.
  • Discussed the awards for the West Calhoun Treasures Award.  There was a motion made and was seconded  and passed unanimously that Kristina purchase the plackard  for George and the sail for Barbara.  

Committee Reports:


  • Communications and Outreach: Discussed the details for Movie Night on July 22nd.
  • Safety: Discussed the traffic and safety concerns at busy intersections in the neighborhood.  Specifically,   three accidents at Lake and Dean Parkway.
  • SWLRT: Allan presented a letter explaining the position of the WCNC.  This motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously to send the letter .
  • Social: Discussed making extra handouts for Movie Night with Bakken activities.  Discussed the possibility of purchasing sandwich boards to promote neighborhood events.  Decided to purchase campaign style yard signs to place around the neighborhood to promote Movie Night.


Board Elections:


  • Board elections resulted in the reelection of the current Board with the addition of a new Board member, Brent Olson.  The following are the new officers for the WCNC;   Chair – Ian Kees, Vice Chair – Katie Larson, Treasurer – Brent Olson.  



NRP Guideline Review:

  • Kristina presented NRP figures from Jack Whitehurst and Bob Cooper.  The Board raised concerns that they are not the same numbers that Jack had given them earlier in the year.  Discussed having Jack attend July meeting to clarify the numbers and answer any questions.


Blueprint for Equitable Engagement:


  • NCR is looking for neighborhood feedback on the cities value of equitable engagement of residents.  Kristina recommended asking for an extension so this issue can be addressed in a thoughtful manner.  The motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously to ask NCR for an extension for a thoughtful response from the WCNC.


Uptown Community Engagement Meeting Status Update:


  • The group was looking to get Board feedback on the initial priorities.  Due to the time constraints the Board tabled this until July.


Minutes respectfully submitted by Kristina Erazmus