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January 2021 Annual Meeting and Board Elections

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sustain Saint Paul January meeting, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, special guest Rebecca Noecker, Saint Paul City Council. Also on the agenda: board member elections, new mission and vision, project updates, discuss the future of Sustain Saint Paul

I. Call to order: 6:33 p.m., Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021

II. Introductions

  1. See attendance records

III. Updates and old business

  1. Development updates and how to get engaged (Luke Hanson)
    Luke promoted the development roundup post on the Sustain Saint Paul website
  2. Unveiling our new Mission and Vision (Luke Hanson)
    Luke unveiled the organization’s new vision and mission, and engaged in discussion with members about it.

IV. Special guests

  1. Saint Paul Council Member Rebecca Noecker
    Saint Paul Council Member Rebecca Noecker provided remarks and answered questions from members.

III. Updates and old business (continued)

  1. Board nominations and elections (Elizabeth Wefel)
    Nomination of slate of current board members: Liz Wefel, Luke Hanson, Tyler Blackmon, Micheal Foley, Merritt Clapp-Smith; Nominations were seconded and accepted
    Nomination of slate of board officer positions: Liz Wefel for Co-Chair, Luke Hanson for Co-Chair, Tyler Blackmon for Treasurer, Micheal Foley for Secretary; Nominations were seconded and accepted
    Nomination of Melanie Day; Nomination was seconded and accepted
    Nomination of James Slegers; Nomination was seconded and accepted
    Nomination of Karen Allen; Nomination was seconded and accepted
    Motion by Micheal Foley to suspend rules; Motion was seconded; Motion approved by voice vote
    Motion by Kevin Gallatin to elect all nominated members to the nominated board and officer positions; Motion was seconded; Motion approved by voice vote
  2. Sustainable To-Go ordinance (Melissa Wenzel)
    Melissa spoke about the background of the Sustainable To-Go ordinance, and advocated for Sustain Saint Paul members to urge their council members to uphold the ordinance start date. “We would like individuals, organizations and establishments to contact their council member asking them to not delay the ordinance implementation start date but either suspend enforcement or allow  no-cost enforcement resulting in a ‘fix-it ticket.’”
  3. Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition survey about Summit Avenue (Ian Buck)
    What kinds of things make people feel safe or unsafe while biking along Summit Avenue, and what can we do to improve things? Survey
    Union Park District Council considering whether to expand biking/walking on Mississippi River Blvd.
    Douglas Regional Trail is actively seeking feedback from the community.
    Saint Paul Bike Plan: First implemented in 2015, city staff is looking at it again to revise it.
    SPBC newsletter

V. Meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

Details

Date:
January 26
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm