Directors Present: Adelheid Koski, Joe Truax, Kurt Nowacki, Ginny Sutton, Dan Scoggins, Lily Vaughn, Hans Schumacher,
Staff Present: Sean O’Neil
Absent with regrets: Chris Thomas, Doug Werner
The meeting was called to order by Adelheid Koski at 7:02 p.m.
Kurt made a motion to approve the agenda; Ginny seconded. Carried.
Kurt made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 21 board meeting; Ginny seconded. Carried.
There was no treasurer’s report due to a mix-up with receipts. In August, we will have reports for May and June, and possibly July.
Bank Signers. Adelheid made a motion to approve Ginny Sutton, Lily Vaughn, Adelheid Koski and Joe Truax as signers on HNIA’s US Bank checking account. Kurt seconded. Motion carried. The four signers will need to meet at the bank with a copy of these minutes to certify and record the group of signers on the account.
Metro Blooms. Eleven people have signed up so far for the 2012 Rain Garden program with Metro Blooms. Dan made a motion to extend HNIA’s contract with the city and Metro Blooms through 2012 with an infusion of funds from HNIA of $10,000; Kurt seconded. Motion carried. We have the understanding that any unspent funds from this contract will be returned to HNIA after Dec. 31, 2012.
Holland Postmaster Concept. Kurt introduced and explained the postmaster concept. Kurt offered to head-up an outreach committee. Sean suggested that we become clear about how the NRP Phase II steering committee and the outreach committee and the board would work together on outreach. Ginny made a motion that the board form an outreach committee and charge it with developing the Holland postmaster concept, to be reviewed by the board at the August board meeting. Lily seconded; motion carried. Kurt and Hans volunteered to be on the new committee.
Hollander Newsletter. Kurt made a motion to authorize staff to move forward with production of a newsletter to be distributed in the August 15th issue of the Northeaster newspaper. Ginny seconded; motion carried.
Facebook. Adelheid will get the Muppet movie (August 8) and the rain garden program info onto our facebook page.
Flyer. Kurt made a motion authorizing the creation of a flyer publicizing the Muppet movie and the rain garden program, to be distributed at Jackson Square Park and elsewhere. Hans seconded; motion carried. Ginny will create the flyer with info received from Dan, Sean and Adelheid.
“Map” Postcard. Sean will look into the costs to revise and print a new map postcard.
NRP phase II and CPP submission. Dan reported on the July 12 NRP steering committee meeting. Adelheid agreed to serve on the committee going forward, and Doug Werner will be asked to serve as well. The committee was charged with reviewing HNIA’s 2012-2013 Community Participation Plan as drafted by staff, completing it, and submitting it to the NCR.
Habitat for Humanity. Dan presented a timeline and outreach plan for HNIA’s support for a Habitat development at 2523 Washington St NE (see attached proposal). With a minor change to the timing of the third and fourth steps, Dan’s motion to approve the proposal was seconded by Ginny. Motion carried.
Artshare’s Life Size Book project. Kurt moved and Hans seconded that HNIA donate $250 outright to Artshare for the Life Size Book project, and furthermore that HNIA match up to $50 any donation from any other NE neighborhood, up to a total donation of $500. Motion carried.
Edison BBQ. Adelheid moved and Hans seconded that HNIA donate $250 outright to a Foundation to support the 6th Annual Edison Barbeque, and furthermore that HNIA match up to $100 any donation from the NE neighborhoods of Waite Park, Windom Park and Audubon Park, up to a total donation of $550. Motion carried.
Adelheid moved that we push the Jackson Square Park item to the August board meeting agenda. Hans seconded; motion carried.
August general meeting. Email Sean and/or Adelheid with any ideas you have for topics for the August general meeting.
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