Our State Representative Diane Loeffler passed away last November. A special election is being held for her seat. The Special Primary is on January 21st and the Special Election is on February 4, 2020.
In advance of the election the community has arranged for some opportunities to meet and hear from the 12 people running for the seat
Tuesday January 7th 60A House Candidate Meet and Greet
Time: 5-6:30 pm
Place : Sociable Cider Werks 1500 Fillmore ST NE Minneapolis, MN 55413
Thursday January 9th Holland Neighborhood Community Meeting
Place: Bill and Bonnie Daniels Firefighters Hall and Museum
664 22nd AV NE Minneapolis MN 55418
Meet & Greet House District 60A Candidates: Each Candidate shall be allotted two (2) minutes for an introduction and the opportunity to rub elbows with the attendees and answer questions one on one after all the introductions are finished.
Saturday January 11th MN Senate District 60A 2020 Special Election Candidate Forum
Place : Edison High School Auditorium
700 22nd AV NE Minneapolis MN 55418
The Forum will be held in the Edison High School Auditorium and Live Streamed by The Uptake for maximum participation.
Monday January 13th MN House District 60A Candidate Forum
Place: Solar Arts Building 711 15th Ave NE Minneapolis MN 55413
For more information on who is eligible and where or how to vote (absentee, mail in) and a list of the candidates, check the links at the Secretary of State’s website
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returns to the corner of 37th Ave NE and Stinson Ave N – Columbia Heights, New Brighton, and Minneapolis on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2019 7-9pm. This stop is presented by East Side Neighborhood Services!
Join Senator Kari Dziedzic and the folks from MNDOT, CP Rail and others to discuss CP Rail’s request for more access from Shoreham Yards to Central AV. This is a chance to talk to the parties involved about adding more traffic to an area that is frequently blocked because of the at-grade track.
Shoreham Yards Expansion Open house, November 21 at East Side Neighborhood Services. 6:00-8pm, 6 will be the open house and presentations will start at 6:40pm.
The previously scheduled meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association has been cancelled. Next meeting in January of 2020.
Fri, Oct 25, 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm @ Logan Park
Logan will be hosting a Halloween Party just for the little ones. Dress in your favorite costume and be ready to party! Activities will include; open gym, bounce house, face painting, art project, healthy snack and treat bags. This party is for children under the age of 6. Please pre-register.
Thu, Oct 31, 2019 6:00pm – 7:30pm @Bottineau Park
Calling all ghosts and goblins, vampires and monsters, villains and superheroes, make sure to trick and treat at the park where we’re having a spooktacular night of family fun. Free – Registration not required.
The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday October 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE. MAP
For reasonable accommodations, alternative formats, translation services or the accessible entrance opened please contact CPNA staffer Liz at 612-390-3735. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call.
Please do not wear heavy scents to our meetings. We are in a small location and members have allergy issues. Thank you in advance for helping make our meetings inviting to all.
6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:35 – Approval theDraft minutes for CPNA meeting Monday September 16, 2019
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:45- Open Time
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – New Business
Inclusionary Zoning Policy: Comment letter due by 12/2/2019
Opportunity to Comment on Modification No. 3 to the Housing Replacement District Plan due by 12/2/2019
7:15 – Old Business
Update from 37th and University Committee
Newsletter- Willing to advertise? How much?
7:30 – Crime and Safety Update
7:50 – Announcements/ Communications.
Did you know? It’s illegal to leave your vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition while on a public street/alley. You could be ticketed under City Ordinance 478.160, even if your vehicle is stolen in these circumstances. (Note: remote starters do not violate the ordinance.) If your stolen vehicle is recovered, it is sent to the impound lot and if it is not retrieved in 15 days, it can be sold at police auction. In order to get the vehicle, you have to pay the fees.
- If your vehicle is stolen, call 911 to report it.
- If you later find your vehicle, call 911 to report that you recovered it! That is VERY IMPORTANT because if your vehicle is still listed as stolen, you could be mistaken as the car thief when you are driving it around. This could result in you being stopped at gunpoint.
To prevent vehicle theft, do not leave keys in your vehicle, do not leave the vehicle running with keys inside, and don’t leave your garage door opener in any outside vehicles.
Fall Prep for a Healthy Spring Yard
Fall is officially here! Now is a great time to prepare for a healthy spring yard. Cooling temperatures make fall the perfect season for planting new grass, pulling weeds and aerating the soil. Explore these resources to ensure a healthy comeback for your lawn next spring.
Rake, Mulch or Compost? What You Should Know
The dead leaves that blanket your yard are full of nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen. Consider these three methods for maintaining your fall yard and keeping these excess nutrients away from stormdrains:
- Rake: Fallen leaves form a soggy, decaying mat that smothers turfgrass, exposing your lawn to mold and disease. Raking your leaves prevents them from smothering your lawn. You can even enjoy jumping in your leaf pile before bagging and removing the leaves.
- Mulch: Don’t like raking leaves? Mulch them instead. Chopping leaves into small bits helps keep them on your lawn and away from stormdrains. This has the same effect as adding a round of store bought fertilizer to your lawn. If your lawn looks like it is more than 50 percent covered in leaves, consider bagging or composting rather than mulching.
- Compost: Leaves are a potent source of nutrients for your lawn. While mulching places nutrients on the top of soil, composting puts nutrients down in the soil. You can add leaves to your compost pile or dispose of them as yard waste.
- What About the Insects? Insects, including many pollinators, use fallen leaves as habitat during the winter. So how can you manage your leaf litter while still providing habitat for overwintering pollinators? Try placing your leaves in an area where they will be contained, such as a garden or raingarden. A messy garden can make for perfect winter wildlife habitat.
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Minneapolis Public Works will begin the big task of curb-to-curb sweeping and leaf collection on streets throughout the city on Tuesday, Oct. 22. During the four weeks of the comprehensive fall street sweep, crews will clean about 1,000 miles of city streets. To make sure crews can do the best job possible, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance so streets will be clear of cars when they’re swept. The first signs will be posted Monday, Oct. 21, and sweeping will begin the next day. Anyone who parks on the street will need to follow posted parking rules or their cars may be ticketed and towed.
Here are just some of the ways to stay informed of the parking rules:
- “No Parking” signs – City crews will post “No Parking” signs at least 24 hours before sweeping any streets. Parking will be banned from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the day a street is swept. Once the “No Parking” signs are removed, people can resume parking.
- Social media – The City will use Facebook and Twitter to post periodic street sweeping updates and information.
- Phone calls to residents – In addition to the “No Parking” signs that will be posted the day before sweepers come through, the City will make about 3,000 automated phone calls each evening to let residents know their street will be swept the next day.
- Interactive web feature – Folks can use a feature on the City’s website to find out when the sweepers are coming through their neighborhoods. The Street Sweeping Schedule Lookup will be available at www.minneapolismn.gov/streetsweeping once we get closer to the start date. The fall street sweep takes four weeks, and visitors to the website will be able to find out which week their street is scheduled to be swept. Then, on the weekend before each of the four weeks, the schedule for the upcoming week will be broken down to show which day of the week streets are scheduled to be swept.
Reminder: Stormwater Management Open House at Columbia Golf Course and Park
Learn more about a new project to capture and treat stormwater runoff in and around Columbia Golf Course and Park in Northeast Minneapolis.
Join other Northeast Minneapolis community members at an open house hosted by the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and the City of Minneapolis.
The partners will share information on their joint effort to improve water quality, mitigate flooding, improve ecological systems and enhance recreational opportunities in Northeast Minneapolis as part of the Northeast Stormwater Management Initiative.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Columbia Golf Club 3300 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis MN 55418
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