12-14-2017, 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:, Rosie Cruz, Laura Dale, Mary Gonsior, Tom Harris, Cassandra Holmes, Linda Leonard, Carol Pass, Linda Vermillion.
Board Members Present: Rosie Cruz, Laura Dale, Mary Gonsior, Tom Harris, Cassandra Holmes, Linda Leonard, Carol Pass, Linda Vermillion.
Board Members Not Present:
Members: Brad Pass, George Kennedy, Carol Hill-Kennedy, Mark Truis, Jolene Jones,
Guests: Shirley Heyer
6:30 Social Time/ Greetings and Introductions
6:50 Approval of Proposed Agenda: LL, LD, with Mary’s amendments, approved.
Approval of November 9th General Membership Draft Minutes: MG, CH, approved.
o Next EPIC Board Meeting, Saturday, January 6th, 10:00 am-noon, EPIC’s office at 2433 Bloomington Ave. S.
o Next EPIC Community Meeting, Thursday, January 11th, 6:30 - 8:45, East Phillips Park
o RC invited the police chief to attend our EPIC meeting; he would like to attend. We should extend an invitation for January.
o Southside Green Zone Task Force Meeting, Tuesday, December 19th. at Stewart Park. 5-8 PM.
o CP attended the last meeting, and there was a lot of good information there, but because the group leadership is appointed to the committee, there is little opportunity for those not on the committee to have input.
o Ned Brooks (lawsuit over Volkswagen) is working on setting up a meeting with East Phillips and Little Earth residents. CH and BP will work out dates and timelines for January.
7:20 Plan Modification of old NRP Funds to playground and Youth programs
Discussion of motions to move funds from NRP Phase I categories to Phase II categories so that EPIC can spend the funds on projects falling within EPIC’s NRP Phased II Action Plan.
The following are NOVEMBER MOTIONS NEEDING A 2ND VOTE/APPROVAL:
MOTION: EPIC will move up to $52,000+ from multiple NRP Phase I categories into NRP Phase II Youth Programming to be available for new and continuing programs. LL, LV, Approved. This motion requires a 2nd p p vote in December.
MOTION: EPIC will transfer $15,000 in all from NRP Phase I (numerous small categories) into the NRP Phase I Strategy 188.8.131.52 Playgrounds Playground Category. LV, LL, Approved. This motion requires a 2nd vote in December.
MOTION: EPIC will provide an additional $10,500 to add to the $4,500 already transferred to complete the $15,000 fund for the Little Earth Youth and Elder Memorial Playground. LL, CHK, approved. This motion requires a 2nd vote in December.
TONIGHT’s MOTION: EPIC will move $12,603.82 +2,396.18 = $15,000 to playgrounds in NRP Phase I to complete the funding for LEEMP. MG, MG, Approved.
TONIGHT’s MOTION: EPIC will transfer $49,999.00 + 1,971.04 = $51,970.04 to Youth Programming NRP Phase II to be available for new and continuing programs. LL, LD, Approved.
7:45 Introduction and Ratification of new EPIC Board Member Marc Trius
MOTION: EPIC ratifies the boards nomination of Marc Trius to serve as an EPIC Director. LL, LD, Approved.
7:55 Report on big Roof Depot Site meeting-The Latest on the neighborhood project, the Indoor Urban Farm – what’s next? See Alley article, Dec. 2017.
EPNI will have a meeting tomorrow to work on business plans and funding for developing the community plan. It will take $10-15M to get this off the ground.
8:05 Protection of the Mpls. Neighborhoods’ right to have a say about what goes on in our space. A movement of neighborhoods to re-insert the attached statement in our city contract.
MOTION: EPIC endorses re-inserting Citizen Participation rights program guidelines into our contract for citizen participation with the City of Minneapolis’ development processes, providing an advisory role for citizens. LL, CH, Approved.
8:15 City Planning