October 6th Meet the New Public Works Director

Ward 1 Community Forum:

Meet the New Public Works Director

Thursday, October 6, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Eastside Food Co-op Community Room
2551 Central Avenue NE

You’re invited to join Council Member Kevin Reich in welcoming Robin Hutcheson as the new City of Minneapolis Public Works Director. This department has a far-reaching impact on everyone who lives and works in the city, from the streets that move people from one place to another, to the safe drinking water we rely on, out outstanding solid waste and recycling collection and much more. Join Ms. Hutcheson and CM Reich for light refreshments and a wide-ranging public discussion about the City’s largest and most complicated department, its work and its priorities.

For further information, reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact Lisa Brock at lisa.brock@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-2201. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 agents at 612-673-3000. TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

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2016-2017 CPNA Board (and staff)

photo by Aaron Rosenthal

photo by Aaron Rosenthal

Back Row Left to right: Irro Mohamed, Jane McCarney (co-chair), Yusuf Mohamed, Melody Devine (co-chair),Vickie Jensen
Front Row left to right: Liz Wielinski (staff), Elaine Nissen, Mike Melman (secretary), Jeff Schalles (newsletter editor), Joy Johnson (treasurer)

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Draft Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday Sept 19, 2016

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday May 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE, main floor Bride’s Room at end of the south corridor.

Need Accessible entrance opened call Liz at 612-390-3735
6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
 
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda for Monday September 19, 2016
 
6:35 – Approval the draft-minutes-for-august-15-2016-cpna-meeting
 
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File September 2016 Report
 
6:45- Approve 2017 Calendar
 
6:59 – General Meeting
 
7:00 – New Business
          Meet our new NCR staff person Jack Whitehurst
          NCR board member survey
          Aaron Rosenthal, meeting observer giving an update on his studies and request for board member interviews
         
7:15 – Old Business
           CPP requirements we will have to meet to receive funding for 2017-19
           Survey info
 
7:30 – Crime and Safety Update
 
7:45 – Announcements/ Communications
 
8:00- Adjourn

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING 

RE: Preservation ordinance text amendment

Amending Title 23 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances as follows:

Amending Chapter 599 related to Heritage Preservation: Heritage Preservation Regulations

The purpose of the amendment is to modify regulations governing Heritage Preservation Commission membership.

The Heritage Preservation Commission will meet on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 4:30 p.m., in Room 317 City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN. Interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Heritage Preservation Commission. After hearing from the public, the Heritage Preservation Commission will make a determination based on required legal findings of fact. Please visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/hpc/index.htm for the agenda with staff reports (web page will be updated by the end of the day Monday prior to the meeting date).

In accordance with the Preservation Ordinance, all property owners within 350 feet of the subject property are notified of this public hearing. If you have questions about the project, please contact the City staff person listed below. If you would like to submit comments, you can make them verbally at the meeting or submit them in writing to:

                                            Lisa Steiner, Senior City Planner

250 South 4th Street, #300, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612.673.3950 Ÿ Fax: 612.673.2526 Ÿ Email: Lisa.Steiner@Minneapolismn.gov

  The meeting site is wheelchair accessible; if you need other disability related accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter or materials in alternative format; please contact 612-673-2162 (673-2157 TTY/VOICE) at least five days prior to the meeting.

Organics Recycling Training Sessions: learn how to collect organics at home for composting

Come to one of two sessions to get your organics recycling questions answered with hands-on learning, demonstrations and tips that make organics recycling easier in your home.  Learn what happens to organics once they are collected.  Pick up a yard sign to promote the organics recycling program.  Organics kitchen collection containers will be distributed to attendees while supplies last.

Training will be held:

Thursday October 13, 2016, 6 – 8 p.m. at Windom Park Northeast (2251 Hayes St)

RSVP here.  Contact Laura Horner at laura.horner@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-3318 with questions.

Tenant Engagement Work Group

You are invited to the next Tenant Engagement Work Group meeting on September 22, 2016 from 6:00-7:30pm at Van Cleve Recreation Center. Presented by the Department of Regulatory Services and the University District Alliance, this meeting is an opportunity to learn about Regulatory Services programs that impact tenants, including housing code and parking enforcement. There will also be time to share your input, questions and concerns with department staff.

To request an interpreter, suggest a topic for the agenda, or if you need more information, contact Caitlin Maxwell-Glenn at 612-673-3683 or Caitlin.Maxwell-Glenn@minneapolismn.gov. Light snacks will be provided.

RSVPs are appreciated at http://q3tewg.eventbrite.com. You are welcome to share this invitation and the attached flyer with your networks.

About the Tenant Engagement Work Group:

The Tenant Engagement Work Group meets on a quarterly basis at rotating locations throughout the city. Meetings are informal and are open to all Minneapolis renters, people who advocate for and support renters, and others interested in tenant engagement. To receive future communications about the work group, email Caitlin.Maxwell-Glenn@minneapolismn.gov.

Thank you,

Kellie Rose Jones

Deputy Director – Administration and Community Engagement

Office: 612-673-3506 kellie.jones@minneapolismn.gov

 

NORDEAST BIG RIVER BREW FEST! Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1-4 PM at East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Free Home Energy Squad Visits for Income Qualifying Residents

For a limited time the City of Minneapolis is offering FREE Home Energy Squad visits for income-qualified residents, including renters. During each Home Energy Squad visit, a team of energy experts will evaluate energy saving opportunities in your home and install materials to help you start saving on the spot — including door weather stripping, a water heater blanket, high-efficiency light bulbs and water fixtures, and a programmable thermostat. The visit may also include:

  • A blower door test to measure your home for air leaks
  • An insulation inspection your attic and walls using an infrared camera.
  • A safety check your home’s heating system and water heater.
  • An Energy Fitness Plan with a prioritized list of energy improvements and financing information.

If the Home Energy Squad recommends insulation or air sealing, you will receive a personalized quote and an opportunity to schedule the work with a qualified contractor. Income-qualified residents also have special access to 0% financing to complete insulation and air sealing upgrades. This is a limited time offer so don’t wait to schedule your visit! Call Beth at 612-335-5874 or visit mncee.org/hes-mpls. All Minneapolis residents are eligible for a $70 Home Energy Squad visit. To qualify for the free visit and the 0% financing you must meet the income limits in the chart below: Household Size  – Income Limit 1 -$48,100 2 -$54,950 3 -$61,850 4 -$68,650 5 -$74,150 6 -$79,700 7 -$85,100 8- $90,650

Stacy Boots Camp|Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator |  612.244.2429 Center for Energy and Environment212 North 3rd Ave #560 | Minneapolis, MN 55401(fax) 612.244.2429 | www.mncee.org

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Free Home Energy Squad Visits for Income Qualifying Residents

For a limited time the City of Minneapolis is offering FREE Home Energy Squad visits for income-qualified residents, including renters.
During each Home Energy Squad visit, a team of energy experts will evaluate energy saving opportunities in your home and install materials to help you start saving on the spot — including door weather stripping, a water heater blanket, high-efficiency light bulbs and water fixtures, and a programmable thermostat. The visit may also include:

  • A blower door test to measure your home for air leaks
  • An insulation inspection your attic and walls using an infrared camera.
  • A safety check your home’s heating system and water heater.
  • An Energy Fitness Plan with a prioritized list of energy improvements and financing information.

If the Home Energy Squad recommends insulation or air sealing, you will receive a personalized quote and an opportunity to schedule the work with a qualified contractor. Income-qualified residents also have special access to 0% financing to complete insulation and air sealing upgrades.
This is a limited time offer so don’t wait to schedule your visit!
Call Beth at 612-335-5874 or visit mncee.org/hes-mpls.
All Minneapolis residents are eligible for a $70 Home Energy Squad visit. To qualify for the free visit and the 0% financing you must meet the income limits in the chart below:
Household Size  – Income Limit
1 -$48,100
2 -$54,950
3 -$61,850
4 -$68,650
5 -$74,150
6 -$79,700
7 -$85,100
8- $90,650

Stacy Boots Camp|Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator |  612.244.2429 Center for Energy and Environment212 North 3rd Ave #560 | Minneapolis, MN 55401(fax) 612.244.2429 | www.mncee.org

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Ready to Recycle Organics?

Organics Recycling Training Sessions: learn how to collect organics at home for composting

Come to one of two sessions to get your organics recycling questions answered with hands-on learning, demonstrations and tips that make organics recycling easier in your home.  Learn what happens to organics once they are collected.  Pick up a yard sign to promote the organics recycling program.  Organics kitchen collection containers will be distributed to attendees while supplies last.

Training will be held:

Thursday October 13, 2016, 6 – 8 p.m. at Windom Park Northeast (2251 Hayes St)

RSVP here.  Contact Laura Horner at laura.horner@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-3318 with questions.

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Two Community Events on Tuesday, Sept. 13!

Your Community for a Lifetime:

Health & Wellness Expo 2016 

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

10 a.m. – Noon

East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd Street NE

East Side Neighborhood Services and Council Members Kevin Reich and Jacob Frey invite you to a FREE, fun and educational event for older adults and neighbors!

Receive free health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, hearing and more. Flu shots will be available (please bring your insurance card and photo ID). More than 40 community vendors will be present with information about resources for staying in the community you love including health and wellness for mind, body and spirit, lifelong learning and cultural resources, community and civic engagement opportunities, local businesses, and transportation alternatives.

 

Second Precinct Inspector Loining

Meet & Greet

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Firefighters Hall & Museum, 664 – 22nd Avenue NE

Join Council Member Reich in welcoming Inspector Loining to our community and having a substantive conversation about public safety in the First Ward. This will be a family-friendly event with pizza and beverages.

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Block Leader Training

Minneapolis Police Department Crime Prevention presents:
Block Leader Training & Property crime prevention
Join other residents throughout the 2nd Precinct to develop skills for effectively working with your neighbors and securing your property.
September 28th, 2016 6:30pm-8:00pm
LOCATION
Minneapolis Police Department 2nd Precinct 1911 Central Ave. N.E.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  • Introduction to Community Crime Prevention
  • How to organize a block/apartment club
  • Services of Community Crime Prevention
  • Responsibilities of a crime prevention block leader
  • How and when to use 911
  • How to solve problems effectively
  • Meet your crime prevention specialists
  • Best practices of property crime prevention

Please RSVP
Call 612-673-2874 or 612-673-2797 or email
susan.webb@minneapolismn.gov or Nicholas.juarez@minneapolismn.gov

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New Board for 2016-2017

At the August 15, 2016 meeting of the CPNA board the following board members were elected to serve as officers for the 2016-2017 year.
◾Jane McCarney, co-chair
◾Melody Devine, co-chair
◾Joy Johnson, treasurer
◾Mike Melman, secretary

They are joined by these neighbors to fill 9 of the 10 seats on the board.
◾Vickie Jensen, board member
◾Irro Mohamed, board member
◾Yusuf Mohamed, board member
◾Elaine Nissen, board member
◾Jeff Schalles, board member

Interested in serving.  Attend at least one meeting and you can become a board member at the next meeting until the seats are filled.

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Draft Agenda CPNA Board/General Meeting on Monday August 15, 2016

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday May 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE, main floor Bride’s Room at end of the south corridor.

Need Accessible entrance opened call Liz at 612-390-3735

Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Monday, August 15, 2016

Board Members:  Melody Devine, Vickie Jensen, Joy Johnson, Jane McCarney, Mike Melman, Irro Mohamed, Yusuf Mohamed, Elaine Nissen, and Jeff Schalles

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions

Election of 2016-17 Officers

Approval of the Agenda

Approval of Draft Minutes for CPNA annual meeting June 20, 2016

Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File for June/July 2016 (one report as we do not meet in July)

Approval of the 2015 Tax filings for CPNA

General Meeting

6:45 Crime and Safety Update:  Meet Sarah Becker, 2nd Precinct Community Attorney

New Business

7:00  Nancy Pryzmus staffer and Bottineau Neighborhood Board member.  First round results of NE Riverfront Neighborhoods Cancer Study and request for assistance in Columbia Park for Phase II of the study

Updates from the new NCR actions at the City of Minneapolis

Old Business

Update from Dan Karst on issues with the city and DLTL site upgrades

Results of neighborhood surveys mailed in and collected at the Annual Meeting

Annual meeting recap…What went well, what didn’t, changes for 2017

Transfer of NPP funds from the Hi View Pool to the sidewalk connection update

Announcements/ Communications

Eastside Community & School BBQ: Thursday, August 25

Get ready for one of the Eastside’s biggest parties – the 10th Annual Eastside Community & School Barbeque is coming up on Thursday, August 25, 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Edison High School, 700 – 22nd Avenue NE.

This event started ten years ago as a kick-off of Edison’s school year and a thank you to its hardworking lunch ladies. It’s evolved into a community-wide celebration that last year hosted 3000 people. All of the Eastside Schools – Marcy Open, Northeast Middle School, Pillsbury Elementary, Edison High School, Sheridan Elementary, Waite Park Elementary and Webster Elementary – will be having their open houses the same night so families can stop by the Barbeque before or after their visit.

Come join your friends and neighbors for this tasty and activity-filled event!

Dear Neighborhood Leader,

This September, NCR will conduct a second Neighborhood Board Survey, one of several ways we are implementing our Blueprint for Equitable Engagement and helping us gain a better understanding of who is serving on neighborhood boards. To conduct the survey, we would like to stop by in person at an upcoming board meeting and have board members fill out the survey while we are there. NCR staff will contact you soon to request a brief visit at your September Board meeting.

 

The survey is very brief, and should only take a few minutes for your board members to complete. NCR is working hard to support the work of neighborhood organizations and this survey is one way for us to measure the impact and engagement of neighborhood work. We are currently developing additional ways to demonstrate the value of neighborhood organizations and look forward to your help in developing those tools. We’ve included some Questions and Answers below for more details.

We encourage all board members to take the survey, and we appreciate all the great work you do on behalf of your neighborhoods, and the city!

Sincerely,

David Rubedor

Questions and Answers

What is the purpose of the survey?

The purpose of this survey is to collect demographic information about the body of volunteers serving as board members of neighborhood organizations funded by the City of Minneapolis. You can see the results of the 2014 Neighborhood Organization Diversity Survey here: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@ncr/documents/webcontent/wcms1p-138467.pdf.

How will my personal information be used?

Your responses to this survey will be confidential and will not be identifiable to you as an individual. All information received as a result of this survey will be aggregated (combined) and your actual survey destroyed once data aggregation is completed. For reporting purposes, responses will only be aggregated to preserve the privacy of all respondents. Data may also be available to help your neighborhood organization benchmark how it is doing compared to other neighborhood organizations similar to yours.

What if a board member isn’t available at the September Board Meeting?

Your Neighborhood Specialist will work with you to encourage max participation and complete all surveying by the end of September.

Does every individual have to take the survey?

Volunteers are under no obligation to take the survey or answer any particular survey question. If you decline to take the survey or to answer any of the particular questions, no adverse consequences to you or your neighborhood organization will occur.

What impact will this survey have on my neighborhood organization?

Survey participation will have no adverse consequences for your neighborhood organization. However, failure to provide the information will affect completeness of the survey and therefore the success of the survey. Full participation from neighborhoods across the city will allow NCR to better serve you and residents citywide.

Will the survey results be public?

The aggregated data will be public provided the data meets the summary data requirements of Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. Summary data is report data derived from data on individuals but in which individuals are not identified and from which neither the individuals’ identities nor any other characteristic that could uniquely identify an individual is ascertainable.

Who will see my actual survey?

The persons who may receive your actual survey include the individuals who are involved in aggregating the survey responses, the City Coordinator, and the city attorneys assisting with the summary data analysis. The information may also be supplied to the Minnesota Department of Administration – Information Policy Analysis Division, state and federal courts, and attorneys representing any of the above individuals or entities.

How else will you be measuring neighborhood work in the future?

NCR works to Support Strong, Vibrant and Functional Neighborhood Organizations (Strategy 2 of our Blueprint for Equitable Engagement) and we will be seeking feedback this fall from you and other neighborhood organizations on how we can measure and share the progress toward this goal. Stay tuned for more details soon.

David Rubedor

8:00- Adjourn

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OPEN STREETS NE, SUNDAY AUGUST 7, 11:00am-5:00pm

 Bike, walk, and play in the street at Open Streets Northeast!

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Back for another year, it’s time to celebrate all that Northeast Minneapolis has to offer at Open Streets Northeast! Open Streets brings together communities – residents, businesses, and nonprofits – to highlight all that’s amazing about a neighborhood! Stop by Open Streets Northeast and see what makes it such a unique and amazing part of our city! Don’t forget that you can also sign up to volunteer for a short shift and get a cool Open Streets 2016 t-shirt! Over 150 volunteers are needed to power this amazing community event – become one today!
Open Streets Northeast
August 7, 2016 11:00am – 5:00pm
Central Ave, 22nd Ave, 5th St, and 13th Ave

Dance, Bike, Play!

19672685481_6a5388184b_z.jpgThe highlight of Open Streets is all the amazing activities happening on the street! Bring your bike, skates, or wheelchair and roll down the street – or walk, skip, and run in a street free of cars and full of community. There’s plenty to see and do – including:

  • Live music all day on stage at Lowry and Central celebrating Ecuadorian independence;
  • Exercise and dance on the street at 22nd and Central;
  • Get a free health check up thanks to the HCMC HealthFair 11 “Q-Mobile” on 22nd Ave NE;
  • Food, music, and fun at Grace Center on 5th St;
  • More food activities on the street at 13th Ave!

There’s too much happening to list it all – stop by the Open Streets booth for a highlights map, and then explore from there!


Help keep Open Streets rolling in NE – Volunteer!

nicolletfriends.jpgVolunteering is the best way to experience Open Streets Minneapolis! Get your free 2016 Open Streets Mpls T-shirt and ice cream for becoming one of the 150 people needed to power this route! There are many fun volunteer options to chose from, so hurry and snag yours before we close the sign up on August 3rdSign up today!

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