August 11 2015 Board Meeting Agenda

  • Approve July Board Meeting Minutes (5)
  • Summarize Festival activities and ongoing business (5)
  • Discuss application for Higher Density Corridor Housing Program (HDCHP) initiative by CPED and how a plan could be implemented in Midtown Phillips (10)
  • Financial Update (20)
    • Confirm funds available for spending remaining in 2015
    • What can funding be spent on?
    • What are our time restrictions?
  • Discussing overall neighborhood goals/big-picture topics (20)
    • Gauging interest in who wants to do what and forming committees or workgroups (housing and/or land use included)
    • Clarifying processes for how our business as a board gets done and how we work the most effectively with the community
  • Upcoming Audit Review overview, announcements and preparation (20)
    • Letter of Engagement
  • Review 990 and State form. Motion: That MPNAI accept and receive the IRS 990 and AG Charities Division Annual Report (30)
  • New Business, announcements, and community comments (5)


August 25 2015 Community Meeting Agenda

  • Approve June Community Meeting Minutes (there was not July community meeting) (5)
  • Village Market: Discuss updated TDMP and floor plans of proposed 8,500SF proposed expansion. (30)
  • Review Updated proposal from Jama of Construction Consultant Minneapolis Metro, Inc., with more information for CPED plots proposed development. City of Minneapolis also invited. Block club input will also be presented at this meeting on individual sites (20)
  • Finance Report (20)

MIDTOWN PHILLIPS FESTIVAL - JULY 25, 2015

Saturday, Noon to 8PM

Stewart Park, 2700 block of 12th Avenue South, Minneapolis








MAIN STAGE:
Noon-12:45 pm The Little Thunderbirds
1-1:45 pm Passed Presents
2-3 pm The Brass Messengers
3-3:30 pm Traditional Hmong Dancers
3:30-4:15 pm Cadilac Kolstad
4:30-5 pm Cheree Cheree
5-5:30 pm Ecuadorean Dancers
5:30-6 pm TJ Motley & CorEsha
6-6:50 pm The Mystery Crew Band
7-8 pm The North American Super Stars (Somali & American Band)

CHILDREN’S STAGE:
1-1:15 pm Storyteller Nothando Zulu
1:15-2 pm The Little Thunderbirds
2-3 pm TJ Motley & CorEsha
3-4:15 pm Ecuadorean Dancers & Music
4:30-5:15 pm Diversity Street Dancers
5:30-6 pm Open Stage

Children’s Area Features:
1-3 pm Carnival Games
1-4pm New American Youth Soccer Club Exhibition at Baseball Field
1-5 pm Inflatable Jumpers
1-5 pm Face painting
3 pm (Approx.) Visit by Aquatennial Royalty
5-7 pm Pony Rides

• FOOD VENDORS
• RESOURCE/INFO BOOTHS AND EXHIBITS
• CARNIVAL GAMES
• LIVE MUSIC
• FREE ADMISSION!




JULY BOARD Meeting:
Tuesday July 14, 6:30-8pm. 
Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room), 2700 12th Ave S, Minneapolis
• Approve minutes of 6/9 board meeting (5 min)
• MOTION: Approve up to $30,000 ($15,000 per home) in funding for two PRG-developed single family homes to be constructed on CPED owned lots. These funds would serve as an important source of leverage for PRG to secure both city and Minnesota Housing funding to construct homes where the costs exceed the fair market value at end sale to an owner-occupied households earning less than 80% AMI (currently $65,800 for a family of four). (5 min)
• MOTION: Motion to approve an additional $150 in funds to pay Bob Albee for grant writing to support Somali/American Radio Station KALY-LP 101.7 FM. (5 min)
• CPED and Jama Mohamed from Construction Consultant Minneapolis Metro Inc. regarding development proposal for lots in Midtown Phillips: 2427 14th Avenue South, 2839 14th Avenue South, 2528 14th Avenue South, 2523 14th Avenue South, 2432 14th Avenue South, 2446 15th Avenue South. (15 min)
• County Environmentalist Ellen Sones presenting concept plan for CEPRO site revitalization project (15 min)
• Request for expansion in the Village Market, Omar Sabri (10 min)
• Madina Marketplace (2833 13th Ave. S, the former Wentworth Aircraft site, across from Abubaker as Siddique Islamic Center) would like to apply to rezone the property from Industrial/ Residential to Commercial so that it can operate as a legal shopping center. They have built the place out in such a way that when it is operating at full capacity it will not comply with the current Industrial zoning.  (15 min)
• Review letter of support for St. Paul's, who is applying for a grant from the Domestic Hunger Program of our denomination, to help fund our youth employment program. (5 min)
• MOTION: Approve the Memo of Agreement between MPNAI and Banyan Community for the use of $10,000 partnership funding previously approved. (5 min)
• MOTION: Approve lease between Allina Health System and MPNAI for office space and authorize signing
• Financial report (5 min)
• Announcements (5 min)



UPCOMING MEETINGS:
MPNAI meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Public welcome.

BOARD MEETINGS:
Tuesday August 11, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room)
Tuesday September 8, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room)
Tuesday October 13, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room)
Tuesday November 10, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room)
Tuesday December 8, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room)


COMMUNITY MEETINGS:
Public attendance encouraged for community discussion/awareness of local issues.
(No July community meeting)
Tuesday August 25, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Multi-purpose Room)
Tuesday September 22, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Multi-purpose Room)
Tuesday October 27, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Multi-purpose Room)
Tuesday November 24, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Multi-purpose Room)

No December community meeting
Upcoming Agendas
Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association Inc.

JUNE BOARD Meeting:
Tuesday June 9, 6:30-8pm. 
Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room), 2700 12th Ave S, Minneapolis
• Approve minutes of 5/12 board meeting (5 min)
• Orientation on funding sources, auditing and the expectations for MPNAI per our management response by Robert Thompson, NCR (35 min)
• Vote on Motion to approve the Banyan/MPNAI MOU and approve $10,000 toward partnership per May 26 community meeting. (5 min)
• Review for Approval HOTB 2015 proposal (15 min)
• Review for Approval Somali/American Radio Station KALY-LP 101.7 FM proposal (15 min)
• Festival planning/MPNAI booth (5 min)
• Public comments (10 min)

JUNE COMMUNITY Meeting:
Public attendance encouraged for community discussion/awareness of local issues.
Tuesday June 236:30-8pm. 
Stewart Park (Multi-purpose Room), 2700 12th Ave S, Minneapolis
• Approve minutes of 5/26 community meeting (5 min)
• Q&A on policy for local park field use with Scott Vreeland, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (30 min)
• Midtown Phillips Summer Safety Strategy
—Inspector Sullivan, 3rd Precinct, Minneapolis Police, will be joined by HN County Probation, Midtown Safety Center, HN County Attorney Gail Baez, Minneapolis Park Police, Transit Police, and 3rd Precinct Community Prosector. (50 min)
• Festival announcement (5 min)



UPCOMING MEETINGS:
MPNAI meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Public welcome.

BOARD MEETINGS:
Tuesday July 14, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room)
Tuesday August 11, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room)
Tuesday September 8, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room)
Tuesday October 13, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room)
Tuesday November 10, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room)
Tuesday December 8, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room)


COMMUNITY MEETINGS:
Public attendance encouraged for community discussion/awareness of local issues.
No July community meeting
Tuesday August 256:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Multi-purpose Room)
Tuesday September 22, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Multi-purpose Room)
Tuesday October 276:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Multi-purpose Room)
Tuesday November 24, 6:30-8pm. Stewart Park (Multi-purpose Room)

MAY COMMUNITY MEETING

MAY COMMUNITY Meeting Agenda:
Public attendance encouraged for community discussion/awareness of local issues.
Tuesday May 266:30-8pm. 
Stewart Park (Multi-purpose Room), 2700 12th Ave S, Minneapolis
• Approve minutes of 5/12 board meeting (5 min)
• The Lake Street Energy Challenge (15 min)
• Developer introductions, including PRG, PPL and others, who are interested in building in the Phillips neighborhoods. (35 min)
• Banyan 2015 partnership proposal (30 min)
• Public comments (5 min)
Interested in promoting walk and improving the pedestrian experience in Minneapolis? Consider applying for the Pedestrian Advisory Committee! Follow the link to apply: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/boards/openings/WCMS1P-138488

"PRG is offering  our Home Stretch Homebuyer workshop FREE of charge to  residents of the Midtown Phillips neighborhood (normally $40.00) for a limited time. We especially want to encourage individuals to attend who may be in the very early stages of thinking about buying a home. The workshop is a great introduction to the home buying process and a great first step towards home ownership. In addition, homebuyers can meet with PRG's Home Ownership Advisors make an individualized plan to work toward home ownership. This counseling service is always free. 
 To receive the free workshop, just enter the code (PHILLIPS) in the "Promo Code" field when registering. Register online and find additional workshop dates at: http://prginc.org/homebuyers/register-for-workshops/   or call PRG, Inc. at 612-721-7556.
PRG is a HUD approved housing education and counseling agency and participants are free to purchase any home of their choosing."