April 2023 Board Minutes and Financials

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Minutes of the April 12th, 2023

Ventura Village Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 6:07pm by Chair Marti Maltby

Present: Elizabeth Ihde, Ray Peterson, Melanie Majors, Michelle Benson, Steve Dreyer, Marti Maltby, Patti Peterson, Thor Adam

Unexcused: Rico Morales

Motion: (P. Peterson/R. Peterson) To approve the agenda for the April 12, 2023 meeting. Passed

Motion: (Majors/P. Peterson) To approve the minutes for the March 8, 2023 meeting. Passed

Motion: (R. Peterson/Majors) Recommendation 2304-1: To add the following comments to the official Ventura Village comments to the Minneapolis Land Use Rezoning Study:

a) Minneapolis 2040 Plan goals relating to the creation/retention of family housing should be added to the section on “What does the Minneapolis 2040 Say” and the way in which the proposed zoning promotes those goals should be clearly stated.

b) The document needs to address historical preservation.

c) The distinction between CM2 and CM3 is not clear and seems to be misapplied on the proposed zoning maps.

d) The reason for designating the area around the intersection of Franklin and Hiawatha Avenues as CM3 needs to be explained.

e)   An analysis of how the Ventura Village Master Plan (a small area plan) relates to the Land Use Rezoning Study needs to be conducted. 


Motion: (Majors/R. Peterson) Recommendation 2304-2: To authorize expenditure of Ventura Village funds that facilitate attendance at the public hearing for the Minneapolis Land Use Rezoning Study, not to exceed $400 (e.g., transportation, parking, day care, etc. cost reimbursement). Passed

Motion: (Majors/P. Peterson) Recommendation 2304-3: Support Norway House’s request to expand their food and wine service license to their entire campus. Passed

Motion: (R. Peterson/Adam) Receive and file the financial report. Passed

Motion: (R. Peterson/Majors) to adjourn at 6:44pm. Passed