3/18/2015 Board Vote

At the March 18th Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association meeting the Board will be voting on the following two items.

1.) The Board will discuss and explore the possibility of creating a Solar Garden.

2.) The Board will vote to create a budget line item of $10,000.00 for Professional Guidance Services.

 

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Agenda for 2/18/2015

Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association Board
Agenda
February, 18 2015
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Jefferson Community School, 1200 W 26th St
Speak respectfully, be succinct

The LHENA board encourages you to bring mittens, hats and scarves; and box tops and labels for education for students at Jefferson Community School. These items will be collected before and after the meeting.

Board members: Sue Bode, Burt Coffin, Becky Dernbach, Tim Dray, Leslie Foreman, Kyle Kilbourn, Bill Newmann, Michael Roden, Sara Romanishan, Paul Ryan, Shae Walker and Tina Erazmus (staff)

Absent: Excused:
Call to order

February meeting agenda approved

Janurary meeting minutes were approved by an electronic vote. Minutes have been posted on the website.

6:40 Council office update by Council Member Lisa Bender

Announcements

Megan Turnow – Accountant’s report

President’s report
• Review process for Tina
• Purchase of equipment: updated computer, microphone and video camera
• EIRA passed a resolution to support historic designation for the Thomas Lowry Monument in Smith Triangle at their Feb 10 board meeting.

Anyone interested in more information can contact Monica Smith (nrp@eastisles.org)

Treasurer’s Report
Committee Updates:
Environmental

Housing and Development Task Force

NRP

Public Spaces

Social

Zoning and Planning
2809 to 2821 Girard Ave S
2743 Dupont Ave S
Conflict of Interest work group will report at next month’s meeting

Coordinator’s Update – Kristina
Traffic Study

Bus stop grant project

Website

Jefferson Community School Service Project

New Business

Adjourn

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Zoning and Planning Agenda 2/11/2015

LOWRY HILL EAST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
ZONING AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Jefferson School – Media Center

Speak respectfully. Be concise.
6:30 p.m. Call to Order
Introduction of Members and Guests (please sign in)

6:35 p.m. Approval of Agenda

6:40 p.m. Approval of Minutes January 14 Z&P Committee Meeting

6:45 p.m. Girard Avenue Apartments
1. Presentation by DJR Architecture Inc.
2. Q & A and Discussion by meeting attendees
(40 min)

7:25 p.m. 2743 Dupont Avenue Proposal for 4-Plex
1. Presentation by CNC Construction
2. Q & A and Discussion by meeting attendees.
(30 min)

7:55 p.m. Progress Updates
1. Letter from Z&P Chair to John Smoley, Doug Kress/ CPED and c.c. to CM Bender) requesting contact with residents to establish Historic Dist. Guidelines.
2. Invitation to CM Bender and Ben Somogyi to hold full neighborhood meeting re the proposed hist. district and address buildings outside district.
3. Proposal to LHENA Board the formation of a Historic Committee
4. Contact Drew Levin and Danny Perkins for introductory mtng. with them.
5. Contacting Legal Aid and VOA re senior seminar.
6. Letter from Z&P Chair to Brian Schaffer (copy CM Bender) requesting copy of materials and data compiled by CPED and used in the study for neighborhood conservation districts, with additional request that a new rezoning study be performed, to update or correct information given previously.
7. Garbage issue.
8:30 p.m. New Business

Adjournment

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Crime Alert

Here is an Action Alert from the Minneapolis Police Department:

Public Information:

V1 stated she was robbed at gun point at the listed location,  25 St W Colfax Ave. S at 8:41 pm on 1/15/2015.  V1 described the suspects as 2 black males, 20-30 years old, 510-600, medium build, wearing black jackets with hoods pulled over their faces and blue jeans.  V1 said suspects
fled on foot south on Colfax

Stay Safe!

This is a great time to become a Block Leader.  Block Leaders will receive MPD Action Alerts that can then be passed on to neighbors.

The Fifth Precinct has two upcoming block leader trainings this month—one in the evening and one during the day.
Monday January 26, 2015: 6-7 pm
Thursday January 29, 2015: noon-1 pm
Fifth Precinct Community Room, 3101 NIcollet Ave S
If you know anyone on another block (or even on your block) who’s interested in being a block leader/contact, co-block leader, or just wants to know more about the block club system, let them know about it so they can stop in! Or if they can’t make that day, message me and we can set up a one-on-one meeting with them at a more convenient time.
You can find the whole city mapped out with crime prevention contact information here: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@mpd/documents/webcontent/convert_265752.pdf

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1/21/2015 Board Agenda

Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association Board
Agenda
January 21, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Jefferson Community School, 1200 W 26th St
Speak respectfully, be succinct

Board members: Sue Bode, Burt Coffin, Becky Dernbach, Tim Dray, Leslie Foreman, Kyle Kilbourn, Bill Newmann, Michael Roden, Sara Romanishan, Paul Ryan, Shae Walker and Tina Erazmus (staff)

Absent: Excused:
Call to order

January meeting agenda approved

November meeting minutes were approved by an electronic vote. Minutes have been posted on the website. There was not a board meeting in December.

7:45 Council office update by Council Member Lisa Bender

Announcements

Megan Turnow – Accountant’s report

Joe Knable – flyer request for funds

President’s report
• Rotating the Secretary’s position
• Office lease –Our six month lease is signed. Intermedia Arts is moving to only 12 month leases. Therefore in June, we will sign a 12 month lease.
• Intermedia changed their security deposit requirements. Formerly it was $150. The amount is being changed to one month’s rent. We need to pay an additional $100 for our security deposit.
• 2015 LHENA financial procedures audit.
• Purchase of equipment: updated computer, microphone and video camera

Uptown Assn Annual Expo on Tuesday, Jan 27, 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Set up 4:00 – 4:45. Lake Calhoun Event Center. LHENA will have a table. Who is able to attend? Tickets are $30. One dinner ticket is included with our table registrations.

The UPTOWN ASSOCIATION presents UPTOWN, UP CLOSE: AN EVENING OF ART, FLAVOR AND
ENTERTAINMENTon January 27, 2015. The Expo is an opportunity to highlight your business or organization while meeting and mingling with attendees. The event will also feature an Uptown restaurant tasting, cash bar, live music, art auction, entertainment, community awards program and Uptown update. It’s the one event in Uptown each year that gathers community members, business owners, city officials in the same place.

Treasurer’s Report
Uncontracted funds account
Resignation

Committee Updates:
Environmental

Housing and Development Task Force

NRP
Project Scope and budgets for projects
Loan program

Motion:
• Amend the language of the CEE contract to include the commercial loan and to present this to the LHENA board as a motion.
Motion to the Board: Add language to NRP Phase II Strategy 3.1.1 Home Improvement Loans:
To maintain and improve neighborhood housing stock, LHENA will continue a revolving, below-market-interest loan program for residential and commercial property improvements. Eligible applicants and improvements will be determined annually. Income limits will be open and need-based. Eligible expenses will include exterior improvements (and common interior spaces for rental units), and could be expanded to include interior renovation. Interest repaid on loans will go toward administration costs and repaid loans will be recycled for future use. LHENA-NRP Steering Committee will select a professional outside agency to administer program. Minimum loan amount of $2,500 and maximum of $30,000. Property owners are eligible for more than one loan per property as long as the previous LHENA loan on that property has been completely paid off. Program income generated through the residential loan program may also be used for a commercial property improvement program.
• Proposed by Beth, seconded by John. Motion Passed. (Changes are in red).

Public Spaces

Social

Zoning and Planning
Conflict of Interest work group

Coordinator’s Update – Kristina
Traffic Study

Bus stop grant project

Website

Jefferson Community School Service Project

New Business

Adjourn

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NRP Agenda 1/7/2015

Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association
Neighborhood Revitalization Committee Agenda
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Jefferson Community School, Media Center (second floor), 1200 W. 26th St., Minneapolis, MN 55405
 
Meeting Times 7pm-9pm
 
7:00 pm           Call to order
7:05 pm           Approval of Agenda
  Approval of Minutes from November 2014 meeting (no December meeting)
7:10 pm           Secretary-Treasurer’s report (SR)
                          Including update on loan program status
7:25 pm           Discussion on new Marketing program for loans
8:15 pm           Begin discussion on re-assignment of funds for other NRP programs.
8:45 pm          Call for old business
                          Call for new business
Re-visit anything postponed from earlier in the meeting due to agenda re-evaluation
9:00 pm           Adjournment
All meetings are open to the public
Please be respectful and concise
The NRP committee follows a modified version of Roberts Rules
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January LHENA meetings

January LHENA meetings are at Jefferson Community School, unless a different location is given. Jefferson School is located at 1200 W 26th Street (26th Street between Emerson and Hennepin). Enter through the doors by the Emerson parking lot or the Hennepin parking lot.

Meetings are in the Media Center

Tuesday, January 6, 6:30 pm: Housing and Development Task Force meeting.

Wednesday January 7, 7:00 pm: NRP committee.

Wednesday, January 14, 6:30 pm:  Zoning and Planning committee meeting.

Wednesday, January 21, 6:30 pm: LHENA Board meeting.

January Environment committee meeting has yet to be determined.

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December Calendar

The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association December calendar:

Environmental Committee – will be meeting Wednesday December 4th at Jefferson Community School in the Media Center from 6:30-8:00

Zoning and Planning  – will be meeting Monday December 8th at Jefferson Community School in the Media Center from 6:30-8:30

The NRP Committee will not meet in December.

The LHENA Board will not meet in December.

The Housing and Task Force Committee will not meet in December.  Please take a moment to take the survey regarding Neighborhood Character and Lyndale Avenue.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FKT6MSH

Join the fun at the annual Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Holiday Party!  Wednesday December 17th at Williams Pub – upstairs – from 6:00-9:00 pm.  Appetizers provided by the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association.  Cash Bar – Happy Hour Specials.

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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Celebrate Winter in the Wedge!

JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS FOR THE LOWRY HILL EAST
ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

All welcome!
Wednesday * 17 December 2014 * 6-9PM

Enjoy an Uptown Favorite * WILLIAMS PUB – Upstairs
2911 Hennepin Avenue South

APPETIZERS PROVIDED BY LHENA
CASH BAR – Happy hour until 7 pm and then beer specials after
MINGLE WITH OLD FRIENDS AND MEET LOTS OF NEW ONES!
VOTE FOR THE HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS

Neighborhood Holiday Decorating Contest
* Decorating is ongoing through December 17
*  Voting ends midnight December 23
*  Winners announced December 26 (twitter, email, Facebook, website)
*  Winners receive a personalized certificate and their name will be added to the Wedge Holiday Decorating Winners plaque, displayed at LHENA events
* Submit photos by email (nominate yourself or someone else) wedgecoordinator@gmail.com
* An email survey will be sent out with the submissions for voting. A link to the survey will be posted on LHENA’s website.

Four Decoration Categories – any sort of decoration; lights, greenery, blowups, etc.
1) Residential: Residential building exteriors, yards – Any residential building
2) Residential: Balcony, window, interior (pictures) – 2 unit ++ apartments/coops/condos
3) Retail/Commercial Buildings Exteriors, window displays
4) Environmental/Green: An award in any of the above categories using green or environmentally friendly materials.

Keep an eye out for the LHENA 2015 events! www.TheWedge.org
* LHENA Contact Kristina Erazmus at wedgecoordinator@gmail.com
*  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for news and events

*LHENA is conducting a winter clothing drive for Jefferson Community School students as a community project. New or gently used hats, mittens, boots, and coats from kid’s size 5 to adult will be collected at all Board meetings and LHENA events.

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Housing Loan Program

If you missed the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Meeting last night, the following was passed via Community vote.  This program will now go the city for approval.  Thank you to the NRP Committee and residents who volunteered their time to draft this program.

Housing funds available are $934,679.  This was split into the following housing programs:

40% Closed end residential revolving loan – $333,871

5% Green Loan- $41,733.50

5%  Exterior Matching Deferred – $41,733.50

10% Historical Preservation – $83,467

20% Commercial revolving loan – $166,935

20% Greater than 4 unit residential revolving loan – %166,935

$ 5000.00 in Administrative for the annual fee

$ 5000.00 in Marketing to start

 

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