July 13, 2017

EPIC Community Meeting Minutes 07-13-17

7-13-2017, 6:30 – 8:50
Phillips Park Cultural & Community Center, 2307 17th Ave S.
EPIC web address: eastphillips-epic.com
Office: 2536 18th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: (612) -280-8418

Board Roster: Jenny Bjorgo, Rosie Cruz, Laura Dale, Mary Gonsior, Linda Leonard, Carol Pass, Tom Harris, Linda Vermillion, Cassandra Holmes, .
Board Members Present: Rosie Cruz, Laura Dale, Mary Gonsior, Linda Leonard, Cassandra Holmes. Linda Vermillion,
Board Members Not Present: Carol Pass (E), Tom Harris
Members: Brad Pass, Michael Green, Margaret Kirkpatrick
Guests: Loretta (Banyon community, family advocate.)

6:30     Social Time/ Greetings and Introductions

Meeting called to order at 6:45.


6:45     Motion to meet as a committee of the whole. CH, LD. Approved.
Approval of Proposed July 13th Agenda:. BP, LD, Approved.
Tabled to the next meeting: CH, LD, Approved.  General Membership Draft Minutes from June meeting


6:55     Announcements:

o    NNO, Tuesday August 1st. Loretta with the Banyan presented information about a Lighthouse Network program which has expanded to 40 block clubs. The city deadline to block off your street for free is next Tuesday (July 18th.) Banyan provides hot dogs and buns, condiments, lemonade powder and jug, a foldout tablecloth to all block clubs that are supported. May help with door knocking and other assistance. Loretta can be found at Banyan on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
o    Highway closing: Construction has begun on Hwy 35W and will go on for 2 years. Working from the Tunnel south, the Franklin Ave. and Lake St bridges as well as 26th and 28th Street bridges will be impacted. You can sign up for a weekly email update on the construction. Detours for 35W include Hwy 100 and Hwy 62, Cedar bridge, Hiawatha, and Minnehaha.

Quorum achieved:

MOTION: Approve previous motions. BP, LD. Approved.

o  Meeting about the Barrier: Next Tuesday at 6:00 PM at Open Arms, 1st floor conference room. The city wants to remove the barrier. CM AC reported that the city is recommending removal of the barrier because the city doesn’t have any barriers like this anywhere else in the city.

o  Next EPIC Board Meeting, Saturday, August 5th  10:00 am-noon, East Phillips Park

o  Next EPIC Community Meeting, Thursday, August 10th  6:30 - 8:45, East Phillips Park

o    Phillips Clean Sweep, Saturday, October 14th starting at 9:00 AM with a free Breakfast at the Welna Hardware parking lot, then Clean the ‘Hood, followed by Free lunch and entertainment at Stewart Park.
o    EPIC’s East Phillips Community 17th Ave. Garden Fall Harvest Party on Saturday, October 21st starting at 4:30 PM at the Garden. Party continues until the fire goes out.
o    Urban Agriculture Bill: Meeting with DEED at the state was very positive and we can work with them in all aspects of our project. 

7:45     Review Revised EPIC By-Laws

MOTION: Forward the Bylaw Changes for 21 day review by the community and a final vote to follow at the August membership meeting. LL, LV. Approved with 1 abstention.
8:55   Adjournment
Crime Prevention and Safety  Solutions. CPS Brett Nyman provided new paperwork required for “No Trespassing” signs.  Bring your Concerns. More Speed Bumps? Hire Security?