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Woodland Village Neighborhood (Habitat for Humanity Planning)

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*This can be edited to be a more thorough description with key points. But for now just getting it going in advance of Tuesday night.

March 8,2015
Attendees: ~30, Names to be recorded at following meetings

Topic #1: Association Covenant
- Building requirements have been consistently reduced since 2010 with regard to house size.

- Questions for PC:

o What is the justification for reducing the minimum requirements?
o How are the adjusted requirements determined?
o How are the new requirements disseminated and discussed with the current association members

Topic #2: Key Players in the Association and Council

- Jason King

o Ward 3 Blaine City Council Representative

Only member of City Council who is also a member of the Planning Committee

- Pam Westlund

o CEO of Woodland Development

o Current Owner of Association



- Russ Herbst

o Ward 3 Blaine City Council Representative

o No known website

Topic #3: General neighborhood perception

- Concern over the ability of an “ideal” Habitat for Humanity candidate to afford and maintain a $350,000 home including, but not limited to mortgage, taxes, insurance, utilities, house and yard upkeep.

- General lack of knowledge around how the H4H homes will be handled if they do fall into disrepair of foreclosure.

- Misunderstanding of how/why many of the changes to the association and development have been implemented without providing the current members of the association the opportunity to review said changes prior to implementation.

- How do H4H homes “preserve the value of homes within the association”?

Plans and Steps:

- Generate and present viable options for these homes to the Planning Committee – Street Representatives

- Begin a call campaign to City Council, Metropolitan Council, State Representatives, etc. after Planning Committee meeting on 3/10. – Street Representatives

- Flyers to hand out to neighbors immediately – 118th Representatives

Neighborhood Representatives:

Dave Welna/Benn Horrisberger

Street Representatives:

Hupp: Julie Fischbach

118th: Dave Welna/ Benn Horrisberger

Jewel: Shawn and Kristi O’Keefe

Lever: TBD

119th: Kristina and Dan Hamski

121st: Craig and Angie McColloch

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