Longfellow Community Council (LCC) seeks approval of bylaw amendments

Longfellow Community Council (LCC) seeks approval of bylaw amendments and a plan modification to reallocate unfrozen Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds at the April 23, 2019 General Membership Meeting

Bylaws (additions are noted in bold)

Article VI.  Board of Directors, F. OFFICERS,

d). Only members of the new Board will have a vote in the election of officers. The election for President will be held first. Only members who have served for at least one year of a term will be eligible to serve as President.  In the event that no member interested in the position meets the eligibility requirement the full board will be responsible for resolving the issue.  This may be done by appointing an interim President, waiving the eligibility requirement or an alternative remedy. 

Reallocation of unfrozen NRP funds

In January 2019 the LCC Board of Directors approved the following:

Motion to approve the reallocation of a total of $345,971.64 ($172,985.82 in 2019 and $172,985.82 in 2020) to Phase II Administrative Support (Implementation and Administration 1.B.1.) from the following strategies:

  1. Home Improvement Program (Housing 7.A.1.) – $106,805.47 ($71,805.47 of Action Plan Funds and $35,000 of Program Income)
  2. Incentives for Sustainable Technologies (Housing 7.A.2.) – $70,000
  3. Housing Development Incentives (Housing 8.A.1.) – $79,667.35
  4. Commercial Revitalization Staff Support (Commercial Revitalization 10.A.1.) – $39,998.82
  5. Improve Bicycle and Pedestrian Conditions (Commercial Revitalization 10.C.1.) – $18,500
  6. New and Existing Business Staff Support (Commercial Revitalization 11.A.1.) – $31,000

Background:  In February 2017, the Minneapolis City Council voted to restore $9,141,951.05 of frozen Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds to Minneapolis neighborhood organizations.  Funds were required to be allocated in two-year cycles through the end of 2020.  In 2017, the LCC Board of Directors and the General Membership approved an allocation of $345,971.64 to be used to fund NRP program/project strategies in 2017 and 2018. 

 The LCC general membership will vote the ratify the motion of the LCC Board of Directors.  The Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) and Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCRD) require that Plan Modifications/financial actions greater than $25,000 require community notification and a community vote for approval.

 


 

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Residents and businesses of Greater Longfellow are invited to run for a seat on the LCC Board of Directors.  There are 11 open seats including one seat for a local business representative.  Joining the LCC Board is a great opportunity to volunteer in the community, join LCC committees and work with community members to develop projects, programs and activities to improve the community.  No experience is necessary to run for the board.  You must be at least 16 and willing to commit to up to 8 hours per month to participate in board and committee meetings and events.  Board meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month.  In order to run for a board seat all you need to do is attend the April 23rd General Membership meeting (see advertisement on this page) and have someone nominate your or nominate yourself.  We encourage people from all walks of life to run for a Board seat.  We value a diversity of opinion, background, economic status, culture, homeowners and renters.  For more information you can find the Board member job description at (https://wordpress.com/page/longfellow.org/251 or you can call or email LCC’s Executive Director Melanie Majors at 612-722-4529 ext. 14 or melanie@longfellow.org