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Webber-Camden Neighborhood Organization

Quarterly Membership Meeting 

Location: Webber Park Community Center

Monday, June 13th, 2022 — 6:30-8:30 PM


Attendees: Krystin E. (WCNO Chair), Colleen S. (WCNO Staff), Eric (WCNO Secretary), Monica C. (WCNO Board), Daniel L. (WCNO Board), Patricia D-B (WCNO E.D.), Rayshawn G. (WCNO Staff), Jono C. (Community Presentation), Rochelle W. (WCNO Staff), Anita Vesach, Kristian Zimmerman (City of Mpls), Amy B (City of Mpls), Paul Arllen (WCNO Board), Vachel H. (Community Presentation), Kip Vantrease (WCNO Vice-Chair)

6:30 PM Call to Order and Meeting Introduction: Krystin Eldridge, Chair

6:35 PM Brief Business Meeting

Approve May 2022 Minutes (Eric Hoffer, Secretary)

Moved by Monica C. Seconded by Paul A. Unanimously approved. 

Review May Financial Statements (Jane Riley Best, Treasurer)

Tabled, as Jane wasn’t present. 

Operations update (Paul A.) – 

We need to start the review process for Patricia again. 

Executive Director Report (Patricia Deinhart-Bauknight, E.D.)

We need to keep track of volunteer hours going forward. Patricia will be in care of helping find a method to track. Daniel will help.

Reviewed the 2021 NCR Report for WCNO

Moved to approve by Eric. Seconded by Daniel. Unanimously approved.

7:15 PM Community Presentations

Vachel Hudson, First Independence Bank and R.I.C.H.

Reinvesting in Communities & Housing (RICH) offering free housing and financial counseling services. Wanting to partner with WCNO through the Community Engagement Partnership Fund. Further building partnerships with local 501c3 organizations.

All sorts of financial coaching and wealth-building education programs with a relational approach. Eviction prevention programming. 

First Independence Bank. Black owned bank, with its first branch in Michigan. Intentionally chose Minneapolis. Universal banking, FDIC approved. Seeking to find ways to work with WCNO as a referral. “Operation Hope” program. Helping people get re-banked and improve credit score.

Jono Cowgill, SRF Group , representing MNDOT

Changes are being considered for I-94 in north Minneapolis. These potential changes are part of a larger project that includes both I-94 in North, and Hwy 252 in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. 

Board will receive the full presentation packet. Expected/potential project would start construction in 2026.

Public comment period in 2023.

Kristian Zimmerman, Mpls. Public Works – 2022 Vision Zero Safety 

In 2022, Public Works will be implementing quick build safety improvements on 12 High Injury Streets across the City as part of the Vision Zero Program. Of the 12 High Injury Streets identified for improvement this year, 1 is located in our neighborhood: Fremont Ave N (44th Ave to Lowry Ave)

Dowling Ave. work went in already. Quick-build solutions. 9% of the roadways are the site for 70% of the crashes. Monitoring bollards and replacing in spring and summer. Then evaluation of the incident and cause. 

Focusing on city-owned streets first.

Fremont next. Medians coming…especially at intersections. 

Paint and ballards, mostly. 

Best way to stay up to date on evaluation program updates. 

Vision Zero will send updates to the board. (Include the maps of the high-injury streets)

Updating Vision Zero action plan to add/remove high injury street focus areas. Might be some targeted engagement, but is a mostly internal project based on the numbers. Will be sent out to the board when updated!

7:56 PM Adjourn

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