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January 2024 Board Minutes and Financials

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Minutes of the January 10th, 2024

Ventura Village Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 6:04pm by Chair Marti Maltby

Present: Elizabeth Ihde, Ray Peterson, Steve Dreyer, Marti Maltby, Thor Adam, Patti Peterson

Unexcused: Rico Morales, Kellen Gustafson

Motion: (Ihde/R. Peterson) To approve the agenda for the January 10, 2024 meeting. Passed

Motion: (Ihde/Dreyer) To approve the minutes for the December 13, 2023 meeting. Passed

Motion: (Adam/R. Peterson) Recommendation 2401-1: To approve the 2024 Budget. Passed

Motion: (R. Peterson/Adam) Election of Executive Committee: Move Marti Maltby as Chair, Elizabeth Ihde as Vice Chair, Steve Dreyer as Secretary, and Ray Peterson as Treasurer. Passed

Motion: (Adam/Ihde) Move that Steve Dreyer be Ventura Village’s elector at the February 24, 2024 Community Connections Conference. Passed. Note: Elizabeth Ihde requested this to be on the agenda with the intent to choose an elector tonight.

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

Motion: (Adam/R. Peterson) Adjourn at 6:49. Passed 

January 2024 General Membership Minutes

Minutes of the January 10th, 2024
Ventura Village General Membership Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chair Marti Maltby
Those present at the meeting introduced themselves. Throughout the meeting 12 members attended. Connor Machemehl – Probation, Telia Zoller – CPS 2nd Precinct, Rita Mwele – HC Probation Officer were there by Crime Prevention Specialist (CPS) Kali Pliego’s invite who gave the CCP/SAFE Crime & Safety Update along with Inspector Jose Gomez. No one from the City Council office attended.

Motion: (Watson/Rich) Approval of the January 10, 2024 proposed agenda. (10 yes/0 no/0 abstain)

Motion: (Adam/Watson) Approval of the December 13, 2023 minutes. Passed (9 yes/0 no/1 abstain)

Motion: (Watson/R. Peterson) Recommendation 2401-1: Approval of the 2024 Budget. Passed (12 yes/0 no/0 abstain)

Motion: (Watson/Adam) Adjourn at 7:58pm. Passed (12 yes/0 no/0 abstain)

February General Membership Proposed Agenda

Wednesday 14th, 2024 – 7:00pm

ICCM (1812 Park Ave) AND ZOOM (includes phone in option)
Times listed are estimates and are not “times certain” 

7:00 Introductions/Correspondence 

7:10 ACTION: Approval of February 14, 2024 proposed agenda 

7:15 ACTION: Approval of January 10, 2024 minutes 

7:20 Election of Vacancy for Board of Directors

Nominee: Nardal Stroud

7:25 ACTION:

Recommendation 2402-1: Move to support the Mille Lacs Mixed Use Project at 2224 Bloomington Avenue including any variances as necessary. 

Recommendation 2402-2: Move to approve the 2024 Equitable Engagement program budget and framework for the use of funds. See below

7:30 CCP/SAFE Crime & Safety – Update

7:50 City Council – Update

8:15 Committee Reports 

1) Wellness, Gardening & Greening (Meets 5:30 p.m., Last Thurs. of the Month – TBA) 

2) Community Engagement (Meets 5:30 p.m., Last Thurs. of the Month – TBA) 

3) Parks (Peavey/PCC) (TBA)            

4) Crime & Safety – (Meets 5:30 p.m., Last Thurs. of the Month – TBA) 

5) Housing & Land (Meets 5:30 p.m., Last Thurs. of the Month – TBA) 

6) Executive Committee  

7) Treasurer’s Report (NCR/NCEC)

8:25 New Business and Old Business – 

8:30 ACTION: Adjourn 

Ventura Village invites and encourages participation by all.  If you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or if you require this document in a different format, please let us know at least five days in advance by emailing, or by calling 612-548-1598  

Recommendation 2402-2: Equitable Engagement Budget Framework:

1) Maximum contract length = 3 months, renewal requires evaluation based on how many new members are signed up.

2) All proposed budget requests must include a goal of how many new members will be signed up for each target population.

3) Evaluation will be based on the cost per new member actually signed up. Contracts that exceed a cost of $500 per new member will require a vote from the membership and board before that contract is renewed. If the new member becomes a board member the cost per new board member will be increased to $2,000 per new board member when it comes time to evaluate contract renewal.

4) Each budget request must use the Ventura Village request form or the Equitable engagement Form.

MPRB: Black History Hoops, Jams, Chill and Design – February 7th

From the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board website:

Join us at Phillips Community Center for Spark’d Studio and Youthline: Black History Hoops, Jams, Chill and Design. Come hoop and vibe to a DJ set from Minneapolis’s very own Biig Miic (known for his radio show For the Culture) and a live performance Phillips Community Center’s very own youth artist LYL Mack. Come chillout in the teen center for family friendly activities, refreshments, and movie. Come learn to design in the Spark’d Studios with local artist and designer Monk from madebymonk (known for his clothing line and margining history with art creating 3D mini sculptures of black historical figures).

January 2024 Committee Agenda

January 25, 2024
Ventura Village Committee Agenda

1) Mille Lacs Mixed Use Project at 2224 Bloomington Ave. (not yet confirmed)

2) Sgt. Pond – React Team 

3) Report on Problem Solving Implementation 
– Meeting with Todd Barnette 
– 2040 Plan 
– Encampments 
– Lawyer 
– Graffiti removal 
– 311 meeting

4) Establishing an Implementation Work Plan for the Equitable Engagement contract with city and meeting times. 

5) Policy for posting information (website, Alley, Newsletter)  
-Inclusion of disclaimer statement for website, Alley and newsletter. 

6) Ventura Village NRP Elector and request for candidates to run for the NRP Board from Mr. Slaughter.

7) Project requests from the Ventura Village 2024 budget and Equitable Engagement program budget.