Minutes of May 2022 LHNA Board Meeting

Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes


Date: May 3rd, 2022

Location: Zoom

Time to Call Meeting to Order after Quorum by President Charles Scheiderer

Board Members Present: Charles Scheiderer (President), Thomas Regnier (Vice-President), Toni D’Eramo (Treasurer), Vickie Gilfillian-Bennett, Fran Davis, George Montague, Tyler Ecklund-Kouba, Sue Westerman, Robert Hinck, Chad Harkin, Jennifer Wirick Breitinger

Other Attendees: Inspector Katie Blackwell, Carla Godwin

Minneapolis Police Department Update:

5 th Precinct Inspector Katie Blackwell spoke regarding current crime trends in the neighborhood. Overall, crime has been reduced since the beginning of the year; the neighborhood has experienced only 5 auto thefts and a robbery of business.

Approve April Minutes:

Minutes for the April 5 th 2022 Meeting were Approved

Crime & Safety:

Sue Westerman presented 4 final locations for our proposed security cameras in the neighborhood; the locations were determined with feedback from residents and MPD. The locations recommended are:

  • NW Corner of Franklin and Irving
  • Mid-Block Colfax and Lincoln
  • Douglas and Colfax
  • Logan and Franklin

Treasurer’s report:

Toni D’Eramo presented her final annual treasurer’s report to LHNA after several years in the role; she will be succeeded by Sue Westerman. LHNA currently has equity of about $35,000 in unrestricted funds, which includes $5,242 in donations. In addition, LHNA has access to the following funding:

1. $20,000.00 – Network Neighborhood Fund (restricted spending)

2. $ 8,772.57 – Equitable Engagement Fund (restricted spending)

3. $10,000  – City funds from last year in our bank account to pay for the TLP plaques

4. $94,000 – Propel loan repay.


Toni D’Eramo & Tyler Ecklund-Kouba were pleased to present our LHNA Facebook page, as well as the new Instagram page @lowryhill_mpls. Tyler Ecklund-Kouba will be succeeding Toni D’Eramo in her role coordinating Communications for LHNA.

Review Upcoming Events:

Jackie Baylor-Brown presented the following roster of events:

  • Annual Meeting May 25th  6pm at the Cinema Room of the Walker Art Center
  • Ice Cream Social July 16th
  • Historical Walking Tour (Date TBD)
    • Collaboration with Preserve Minneapolis
  • Fishing Event August 21st
    • Collaboration with East Isles, Kenwood, Loring Park, Bde Maka Ska, Old Highland and Camden.
  • Super Sale Collaborate with East Isles- Sunday Sept 10th  10am-3pm
    • Star Trib advertising paid by EI, LHNA coordinated

Zoning Update:

As part of the zoning update, Carla Godwin, who has pleased to relate that
things at Peris Hill continue to go well; Peris Hill recently won an award for
affordable housing development.