Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association Board
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)
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
Megan Turnow – Accountant’s report
Joe Knable – flyer request for funds
• 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.
Uncontracted funds account
Housing and Development Task Force
Project Scope and budgets for projects
• 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).
Zoning and Planning
Conflict of Interest work group
Coordinator’s Update – Kristina
Bus stop grant project
Jefferson Community School Service Project