Call to Order of the Board: 6:30 pm by Council President Paul Sawyer.
Seating of New Board Members – An email vote on nominees for two vacant board seats was sent to the board.
Paul Sawyer announced the new board members Amina Samatara and Michael Francis.
Approved by email.
Voter Education – Ranked Choice Voting
Gao Nou Vang from Fair Vote Minnesota, presented a brief explanation of Ranked Choice Voting.
Opened to questions. Asked and answered
Code of Conduct – Three members have not signed the statement. Two have provided written notification that they won’t sign.
Presented by Paul Sawyer.
A draft policy will be brought back to our board for the next meeting. Discussion took place.
Financial Reports – Month of September and the end of 1st quarter reports – Presented by the Treasurer, Tony Parrish
Moved by Paul Sawyer, Seconded by Matt Barrett, Discussion, Approved on Voice Vote
Draft Budget and Workplan – Proposed budget and workplan for 2018. - Presented by Executive Director, Betsy Leach
Opened to discussion.
Land Use – Presented by Paul Sawyer on behalf of John Slade
· Gold Line Hazel Street Study led by MET Council is summarized
COSCo (Communications) – Presented by Matt Barrett
· Newspaper continuation was discussed
· Communication plan is under development
· GRANT for rebranding of District 1 – history and process presented
o HGA provided pro bono services
Fund Raising Update– Presented by Bonnie Watkins
Board agreed to include re-branding in the 2018 workplan.
Police Training Facility and Accountability, Presented by ED, Betsy Leach; this was a joint effort with several other district councils.
Moved by Paul Sawyer, Seconded by Tom Mohr, Discussion, Approved on Voice Vote
Next Month’s Board Business: Approval of 2018 Budget and Workplan; Financial training for board.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.