Category Archives: Membership Agendas

February General Membership Proposed Agenda

Wednesday 14th, 2024 – 7:00pm

ICCM (1812 Park Ave) AND ZOOM (includes phone in option)
ICCM: MASKS OPTIONAL   ZOOM: PLEASE MUTE WHEN NOT SPEAKING
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 villageventura@gmail.com, 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.

January General Membership Proposed Agenda

Wednesday January 10th, 2024 – 7:00pm

ICCM (1812 Park Ave) AND ZOOM (includes phone in option)
ICCM: MASKS OPTIONAL   ZOOM: PLEASE MUTE WHEN NOT SPEAKING
Times listed are estimates and are not “times certain” 

7:00 Introductions/Correspondence 

7:10 ACTION: Approval of January 10, 2024 proposed agenda 

7:15 ACTION: Approval of December 13, 2023 minutes 

7:20 ACTION:

Recommendation 2401-1: Approval of the 2024 Budget

7:25 CCP/SAFE Crime & Safety – Update

7:45 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 villageventura@gmail.com, or by calling 612-548-1598  

December General Membership Proposed Agenda

Wednesday 13th, 2023 – 7:00pm

ICCM (1812 Park Ave) AND ZOOM (includes phone in option)
ICCM: MASKS OPTIONAL   ZOOM: PLEASE MUTE WHEN NOT SPEAKING
Times listed are estimates and are not “times certain.” 

7:00 Introductions/Correspondence 

7:10 ACTION: Approval of December 13, 2023 proposed agenda 

7:15 ACTION: Approval of November 8, 2023 minutes 

7:20 Election of Vacancies for Board of Directors

Nominees: Kellen Gustafson, Lorna Hammonds, Ray Peterson

7:25 ACTION:

Recommendation 2312-1: To adopt the attached Problem Solving Implementation Work Plan and allocate $2,000 to help begin the implementation.

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 

This is our Annual Meeting. Board elections will be taking place and dinner will be provided. 

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 villageventura@gmail.com, or by calling 612-548-1598  

November General Membership Proposed Agenda

Wednesday November 8th, 2023 – 7:00pm

ICCM (1812 Park Ave) AND ZOOM (includes phone in option)
ICCM: MASKS OPTIONAL   ZOOM: PLEASE MUTE WHEN NOT SPEAKING
Times listed are estimates and are not “times certain” 

7:00 Introductions/Correspondence 

7:10 ACTION: Approval of November 8, 2023 proposed agenda 

7:15 ACTION: Approval of October 11, 2023 minutes 

7:20 ACTION:

Recommendation 2311-1: Due to reports from the city that the benches are unsafe and cannot be repaired, Ventura Village supports the Park Board removal of the seating area and the archway at the southwest corner of Franklin and Chicago Avenues.

Recommendation 2311-2: Move to send a letter to Becky Alper asking what the Park Board is going to do to get the field at Peavey Park back in use. 

7:25 CCP/SAFE Crime & Safety – Update

7:45 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 Board Elections are to be held at our Annual Meeting in December. Nominations must be received by November 29th. If you wish to run for the board or know someone interested, please notify us of the nomination by sending us an email, postal mail, or by sending us a message through our website. Nominations received after the 29th or in person at the meeting in December will be up for election in January. 

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 villageventura@gmail.com, or by calling 612-548-1598  

October General Membership Proposed Agenda

Wednesday October 11th, 2023 – 7:00pm

ICCM (1812 Park Ave) AND ZOOM (includes phone in option)
ICCM: MASKS OPTIONAL, ZOOM: PLEASE MUTE WHEN NOT SPEAKING
Times listed are estimates and are not “times certain”


7:00 Introductions/Correspondence

7:10 ACTION: Approval of October 11, 2023 proposed agenda

7:15 ACTION: Approval of September 13, 2023 minutes 

7:20 ACTION:

Recommendation 2310-1: Approval of 2024 Application for Network and Equitable Engagement Funds

Recommendation 2310-2: Approval to request an extension for the NRP Admin Contract to December 31, 2024.

Recommendation 2310-3: NRP MOTION: Move that Ventura Village request that the City of Minneapolis approve extension for Ventura Village NRP Contract 25585 to December 31, 2024.
Recommendation 2310-4: Move to support the sale of the Dundree to Clare House and Southside Harm Reduction.

7:25 CCP/SAFE Crime & Safety – Update

7:45 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 us or by calling 612-548-1598.