April 2023 General Membership Minutes

Minutes of the April 12th, 2023
Ventura Village General Membership Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:09pm by Chair Marti Maltby
Those present at the meeting introduced themselves. Throughout the meeting 13 members attended.

Motion: (Watson/Adam) Approval of the April 12, 2023 proposed agenda. Passed (11 yes/0 no/1 abstain)

Motion: (Majors/Watson) Approval of the March 8, 2023 minutes. Passed (10 yes/0 no/2 abstain)

Motion: (Watson/R. Peterson) 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. 

**Passed (10 yes/0 no/2 abstain)**

Motion: (R. Peterson/P. 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 (11 yes/0 no/1 abstain)

Motion: (Watson/Benson) Recommendation 2304-3: Support Norway House’s request to expand their food and wine service license to their entire campus. Passed (11 yes/0 no/1 abstain)

Motion: (Adam/Majors) To adjourn at 7:57. Passed (12 yes/0 no/0 abstain)