November 4, 2017

EPIC Board Meeting Minutes 11 - 04

November 4th, 2017, 10:00 am -12:00
East Phillips Park Cultural & Community Center, 2307 17th Ave S.
EPIC web address:
Office: 2536 18th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: (612) 280-8418

Board Roster: Jenny Bjorgo, Rosie Cruz, Laura Dale, Mary Gonsior, Tom Harris, Cassandra Holmes, Linda Leonard, Carol Pass, Linda Vermillion.
Board Members Present: Laura Dale, Mary Gonsior, , Cassandra Holmes, Linda Leonard, Carol Pass.
Board Members Not Present: Jenny Bjorgo, Rosie Cruz (E), Tom Harris, Cassandra Holmes, Linda Vermillion.
EPIC Members: Brad Pass
Guests: Shirley Heyer

10:20   Introductions:

·       Greetings and Introductions
·       Approval of Agenda: Approved with addition of Approval of Sept. Minutes, Board Vacancy item, Grievance announcement, Error in Alley Newspaper, Hi-Lake Redesign Project update item. Approved.
·       Approval of Revised Minutes from September 9th, 2017; CH, LD, Approved as revised.
·       Approval of Revised Minutes from October 7th, 2017;  LL, CH, Approved as revised: (1) item Greivance report, change “concerned with problems about what should remain private” to “problems with un-vetted comments”; (2) Barricade/One-Way: Add “Motion” and “Discussed, but no vote”

10:10   Announcements:
·       EPIC General Membership Meeting, November 9th, Thursday, at East Phillips Park, 6:30 to 8:45
·       Major Community Meeting for the Roof Depot Site future and presentation of East Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI) Indoor Urban Farm Project
o   CoSponsored by EPIC and EPNI
o   EPNI (East Phillips Neighborhood Institute) was formed by EPIC and is funded by legislative funds received by EPIC, acting as Fiscal Agent
o   Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. 6:30 PM at EPPCCC
·       Southside Green Zone Meeting 2 (28th & Cedar). Nov. 28th at Stewart Park. 5-8 PM.
·       Police Inspector for our precinct has quit. One of the sergeants in charge of our special police officers is also leaving at the end of the year.
·       Construction: 35W from 62 to Downtown will be shut down for 3 years beginning after the Super Bowl. Additional transit lines will be available.
·       Road running over the Greenway are expected to be open in December.
·       Ned Brooks (lawsuit over Volkswagon) is working on setting up a meeting with East Phillips and Little Earth residents. CH and BP will work out dates and timelines.

Grievance Resolution
The Executive Committee will meet following the GMM on Thursday.

Board Vacancy
Jenny Bjorgo has not met the attendance requirements and thus, the board will seek a new member to fill the vacancy. The vacancy will be posted online and will be announced at the GMM on Thursday. EPIC will also send out a broadcast email.

Banyan Dinner
We registered too late and it wasn’t possible to accommodate us for the dinner. The Banyan would love to host a Tea or other opportunity for EPIC to visit and learn more about The Banyan Community. We would like to accept and learn more about their programs, policies and procedures regarding who they reach out to, etc.

We would like to ask why the Little Earth request to receive food for NNO was denied (See minutes from July).

11:40   Grant and status of the Project and Budgets.
Pictures of the Project
EPIC’s shared State Grant Budget and our EPIC CPP Budget an how they go together.

Motion: EPIC approves the EPIC Proposal for State of Minnesota $319,000 Grant Disbursement. LD, MG, Approved.
This motion will be recommended to the GMM for approval also.

Motion:   EPIC will accept EPIC’s portion of the shared EPNI Budget to be included in our next CPP Submission. MG, LD, Approved.
This motion will be recommended to the GMM for approval also.

12:12   Meeting as a Committee of the Whole

12:15   Plan Modification of old NRP Funds  

Motion: Tabled.

12:21   Hi-Lake Redesign Project update item
The City and County manage the property at the Lake Street light rail station. They held a meeting and took a lot of information from affected neighborhoods and the Greenway folks, and others. The next meeting will be listed as an announcement at the GMM.

12:25  Adjourn