CP Rail Hoilday Train December 11, 2018 7:55 pm

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train with The Trews and Willy Porter

Tuesday, December 11, 7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m, Lions Park, between 37th Avenue NE & Stinson Blvd. This annual fundraiser for the East Side Neighborhood food shelf features music, food and family entertainment. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/689549968094119/

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Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday November 19, 2018

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday November 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE.
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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 the Minutes of Monday October 15, 2018
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:42- Open Time*
6:45 – General Meeting
– New Business
City of Minneapolis Public Works to discuss dedicated bike lanes on both sides of 37th AV NE
Accept Jeff Schalles resignation from the board
Vote on approval of a fee of $175 to produce a newsletter (to be sent quarterly)
Hire Jeff Schalles to produce the newsletter
– Old Business
Official vote to become the fiscal pass through agency from the MWMO to DLTL for their Stormwater Project planning grant.
Renew staff contract for an additional 12 months
Finalize letter for CM Reich regarding Gateway Property
Official Comments for the East of the River draft now out for public comment
– Crime and Safety Update
– Announcements/ Communications
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train with The Trews and Willy Porter   Tuesday, December 11, 7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m, Lions Park, between 37th Avenue NE & Stinson Blvd. This annual fundraiser for the East Side Neighborhood food shelf features music, food and family entertainment.
8:00- Adjourn    Next Meeting Monday January 28, 2019  Happy Holidays

*OPEN TIME is usually 15 minutes where anyone can come share their view on something related to the Columbia Park Neighborhood. Shortened this month to accommodate the bike trail conversation

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Annual Craft Fair at Edison High School

Autumn Makers’ Fair

Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Edison High School Gym, 700 22nd Avenue NE. Check out local artists, crafters and foodmakers at this annual fundraiser to benefit Edison High School students.

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VOTE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6th!!!

July 4th clipart Find your sample ballot here so you can make informed choices at the polls on Tuesday November 6th.  Not sure where to vote?  Look here.  Already voted early or absentee…Thank you for participating in our democracy!

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Daylight Savings ends Sunday!

Remember to turn your clocks back !

Daylight Saving Time
ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Remember to turn your clocks back one hour Saturday night. 
That’s when we have to gain an hour we “lost” last March
when we switched to Daylight Saving Time.

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Halloween Happenings in Northeast

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Park and Recreation Halloween Events

Tiny Tot Halloween Party

Friday October 26, 2018  10am-noon

Logan Park (13th and Monroe)

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.

https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/tiny-tot-halloween-party/84520

Halloween Party October 31, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Windom Park NE

Halloween Party October 31, 2018

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM @ Bottineau Park

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Beltrami Scare Wrath of the Goat

(at Beltrami Park but put on by the neighborhood association)

Saturday October 27, 2018                    

BeltramiScare is back and we’re hoping to make it the spookiest year ever!

We will have the haunted park tour and magician.  The park tours are in two parts: all ages and 15+. We want to make sure we can put on tours for little ones and their families that are age appropriate, followed by tours for teens and adults who can handle a little more creepiness.

Evening Schedule 5:30 – 6:00 – Magician Show at the Beltrami Park Building 6:00 – 7:00 – All Ages Haunted Park Tour 7:00 – 8:00 – 15+ Haunted Park Tour Suggested Entry Fee – $2

If you’d like to volunteer as a ghost or ghoul for the haunted park tour, please sign up on our SignUp Genius here: https://goo.gl/id4SZF

Everyone is also welcome to participate in two decorating events held in the weeks leading up to the event. This year’s project will be paper mache masks and other spooky creations for the park. The first evening will be for making the paper mache creations, the second evening will be to paint them. Friday, October 20th, 6-8pm – Paper Mache + Kids Craft Friday, October 27th, 6-8pm – Painting + Kids Craft

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NE Tool Library Pumpkins and Power Tools Event

Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 2-5pm Tattersall Distilling 1620 Central AV NE #150

Okay, we know you’ve cut open your fair share of the orange squash using kitchen knives, but how about drill bits, center punches, drywall saws and whatever else is lying around the shop?? Come join us at Tattersall Distilling to carve up some pumpkins, have a delicious seasonal cocktail and share a few laughs! $8 per pumpkin, $20 for 3 or a family. Nobody will be turned away for inability to pay. We’ll have the pumpkins, templates, carving ideas, preservation tips and, of course, all the tools you’ll need!  More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/502143610261007/

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Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday October 15, 2018

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday October 15, 2018 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.

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:35 – Approval the Minutes for CPNA meeting Monday September 17, 2018
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:45- Open Time
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – Old Business

Revisit the most current proposed park plan for Architect Triangle and other parks with Rich Waryan and Commissioner Meyer.

7:45 – New Business
7:50 – Crime and Safety Update
7:58- Items for next meeting agenda
7:59 – Announcements/ Communications

Park and Recreation Halloween Events 

Tiny Tot Halloween Party
Friday October 26, 2018  10am-noon
Logan Park (13th and Monroe)

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.

https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/tiny-tot-halloween-party/84520
 

Beltrami Scare Wrath of the Goat (at Beltrami Park but put on by the neighborhood association) 

BeltramiScare is back and we’re hoping to make it the spookiest year ever!

We will have the haunted park tour and magician.  The park tours are in two parts: all ages and 15+. We want to make sure we can put on tours for little ones and their families that are age appropriate, followed by tours for teens and adults who can handle a little more creepiness.

Evening Schedule
5:30 – 6:00 – Magician Show at the Beltrami Park Building
6:00 – 7:00 – All Ages Haunted Park Tour
7:00 – 8:00 – 15+ Haunted Park Tour
Suggested Entry Fee – $2

If you’d like to volunteer as a ghost or ghoul for the haunted park tour, please sign up on our SignUp Genius here: https://goo.gl/id4SZF

Everyone is also welcome to participate in two decorating events held in the weeks leading up to the event. This year’s project will be paper mache masks and other spooky creations for the park. The first evening will be for making the paper mache creations, the second evening will be to paint them.
Friday, October 20th, 6-8pm – Paper Mache + Kids Craft
Friday, October 27th, 6-8pm – Painting + Kids Craft

Halloween Party
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Windom Park NE

Halloween Party
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM @ Bottineau Park

NE Tool Library Pumpkins and Power Tools Event

Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 2-5pm
Tattersall Distilling 1620 Central AV NE #150

Okay, we know you’ve cut open your fair share of the orange squash using kitchen knives, but how about drill bits, center punches, drywall saws and whatever else is lying around the shop??

Come join us at Tattersall Distilling to carve up some pumpkins, have a delicious seasonal cocktail and share a few laughs!

$8 per pumpkin, $20 for 3 or a family.
Nobody will be turned away for inability to pay.

We’ll have the pumpkins, templates, carving ideas, preservation tips and, of course, all the tools you’ll need!  More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/502143610261007/

Meet with Your Council Member

Council Member Kevin Reich is always available to meet with Ward 1 constituents and discuss matters of concern to them, either at City Hall or at a convenient location in the Ward. Feel free to contact the Ward Office at 612-673-2201 or kevin.reich@minneapolismn.gov to set up an appointment. You can also meet with Kevin at one of his monthly constituent meet & greets. Here’s the October schedule:

Monday, October 22, 5:30 – 6:30pm, Fair State Brewing Cooperative, 2506 Central Avenue NE

Does NE need an ARTS CENTER?

HATCH is a committee of artists and community organizers convened by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. This committee has been meeting since the Summer of 2017 to explore the feasibility of establishing a NE Arts Center. What that means exactly is still being decided.

Does the Northeast Arts District need an art center?  What do you think are the greatest needs in Northeast?

Please take a few minutes to fill out their tenquestion survey:
www.surveymonkey.com/r/KFMCZBQ

Visit the HATCH website to learn more or attend their upcoming events at: sofie1.com/intro

FALL Street Sweep Begins October 23rd

Minneapolis Public Works will begin the big task of curb- to-curb sweeping and leaf collection on streets through- out the city on Tuesday, Oct. 23. 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. 22, 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.

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. The “No Parking” signs will be removed as soon as possible after a street has been completely swept to allow people to resume parking. Vehicles not in compliance with “No Parking” signs may be ticketed and towed to the Minneapolis Impound Lot. • Social media – The City will use Facebook and Twitter to post periodic street sweeping updates and information.  o Facebook: To “like” the City of Minneapolis Facebook page, go to www.facebook.com/cityofminneapolis.  o Twitter: To follow the City’s Twitter account, go to www.twitter.com/CityMinneapolis.       • 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.  There’s no guarantee that the calls will reach everyone, so residents should be sure to check the various ways to be aware of the rules and watch for signs. • 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 tool 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. • Videos – Street sweeping is explained in English, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish as part of a series of short videos that can be viewed at www.YouTube.com/cityofminneapolis.

Nordeast Big River Brew Fest

Saturday, October 20, 1 – 4 p.m., East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd St NE. Enjoy food, live music and beer samples at this event to benefit the programs of ESNS. Visit http://www.esns.org/NordeastBigRiverBrewFest for more information.

Minneapolis Small Business Team Office Hours

Tuesday, November 6, 3 – 5 p.m., Northeast Library, 2200 Central Avenue NE. Small business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to stop by for a free consultation, help navigating City processes, and more.

Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday November 4th Fall Back an Hour!

Don’t forget the November 6 Election

8:00- Adjourn

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Early Voting in Minneapolis

Early Voting for this year’s general election begins Friday, September 21, and runs through Monday, November 5, when it closes at 5 p.m. There are basically three ways to vote early prior to Election Day:
Vote-By-Mail
Vote-By-Mail (VBM) allows voters to cast their ballots from any location with the same security protections, but without the hassles and pressures associated with the narrow window of time on Election Day. VBM enables active military service members and their families, voters who are overseas or away from home on Election Day, and anyone who otherwise cannot cast a ballot at the polls on Election Day to participate. Details about Vote-By-Mail are available on the EVS website, as well as instructions, helpful hints, etc. There is also a very handy video that provides step-by-step guidance on how to complete a VBM absentee ballot to minimize any errors, thus ensuring the ballot is accepted and tabulated.

Early In-Person Voting – Early Vote Center
For the general election the main in-person early voting location will be the Downtown Early Vote Center, one block north of City Hall, at 217 S. Third Street. The Early Vote Center will be highlighted with red, white, and blue banners and signage as well as sufficient staff to provide curbside support, interpretations, and other information or assistance to assure a smooth process for all voters taking advantage of this convenience. As in 2017, EVS will extend service hours at the Early Vote Center in the two weeks leading to Election Day. These hours are shown in the calendar.
Direct Balloting
Direct Balloting for the general election begins on Tuesday, October 30, and enables voters to cast their ballot by putting it directly in the tabulator, just like on Election Day. There is no series of secrecy envelopes, no delay in the tabulation, no potential for the ballot not being accepted. Instead, it’s the same experience as for voters on Election Day—including the same levels of security—but offered as a convenience in advance of the “big day.” The Direct Balloting period listed below also includes the extended services hours
In addition, EVS is happy to announce that three additional Early Vote Centers will be opened only for the Direct Balloting period to maximize convenient access to all voters throughout the community. That means from Tuesday, October 30, through Monday, November 5, there will be a total of four Early Vote Centers open to serve Minneapolis voters. More information will be made available on these additional locations as we get closer to the start of Direct Balloting.
POLLING PLACES: UPDATES & CHANGES
Prior to the primary election, a couple of changes to polling places used in the 2017 Municipal Election were made to improve service to voters. These changes remain in effect for the general election and all affected voters were notified via postcard notices in July. Here are the affected precincts:
Ward 2 – Precinct 9 moves from the Augsburg University Oren Gateway Center to Matthews Park Recreation Center, located at 2318 29th Ave S.
Ward 6 – Precinct 5 moves from Minneapolis American Indian Center to Phillips Community Center, located at 2323 11thAve S.
COMMUNICATING WITH VOTERS
Help us help voters! The EVS website—accessible at vote.minneapolismn.gov—has the most accurate and current information about this year’s election, helping us ensure all voters are “election ready.” The website features the Your Voter Guide that has quick links to a number of online tools, including:
Voter Registration Lookup — voters can verify their registration status
Online Voter Registration — voters can complete and submit a registration form
Polling Place Finder — voters can find details about their assigned polling place location
My Ballot — voters will be able to access their sample ballot starting around 46 days before the election
Absentee Ballot Request – voters can request to have an absentee ballot mailed to them
Absentee Ballot Lookup — voters can track the status of their absentee ballot
And, if you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to like/follow/share the EVS social media accounts—
EVS Facebook: www.facebook.com/votempls
EVS Twitter: www.twitter.com/votempls

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Agenda for Board/General Meeting for Mon Sept 17, 2018

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday September 17, 2018 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.

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:35 – Approval the Draft Minutes for CPNA meeting Monday August 20, 2018
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:45- Open Time
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – Old Business

Jack Whitehurst from NCR, Annual board diversity survey

DLTL fiscal agent grant agreement

Park Plan update :  Discussion of all neighborhood park concepts will continue at CAC Meeting #10 on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, 5:30-8:30 pm at Van Cleve Recreation Center, 901 15th Ave. SE.  The draft plans for Architect Triangle and Hi-View Park have been forwarded, but there will be more discussion of Columbia Park at the meeting.  The current draft plan puts an ice rink/roller rink where the parking lot is for the dog park and adds a clubhouse for the rugby teams near the playgrounds.

BZA results for corner of 5th and 36 ½ AV NE

501 36th ½ Ave NE, Ward 1

Staff report by Andrew Frenz, PLAN7116

The Zoning Board of Adjustment adopted staff findings for the applications by Husman Enterprises, LLC.

  1. Variance to reduce the corner side yard setback.

Action: Approved the variance to reduce the corner side yard setback from eight feet to three feet for a single-family dwelling, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Approval of the final site, floor, and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
  2. All site improvements shall be complete by August 23, 2020, or the permit may be revoked for noncompliance.

Approved on consent

  1. Variance to reduce the front yard setback.

Action: Approved the variance to reduce the front yard setback from 41.9 feet to 39.9 feet for a single-family dwelling, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Approval of the final site, floor, and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.
  2. All site improvements shall be complete by August 23, 2020, or the permit may be revoked for noncompliance.

Approved on consent

From the staff at ZBA  the public right-of-way extends approximately 15′ 6″ past the public sidewalk, the home would be located approximately 18′ 6″ from the sidewalk on the 5th St NE side

7:15 – New Business

Draft of letter to CM Reich regarding Gateway Property for discussion and possible approval

7:30 – Crime and Safety Update

7:50 – Announcements/ Communications

Link to notes from CM Reich’s community solar meeting

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/documents/agenda/wcmsp-213755.pdf

Meals on Wheels

Dine out to support Mission Nutrition

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Help our local Meals on Wheels by dining out at any participating restaurant for Mission Nutrition

Ray-J’s                      Element Pizza                    Stanley’s                       Red Stag

UP coffee roasters     The Moose                         Marino’s Deli              The Anchor

Parkway Pizza

These charitable restaurants are contributing a donation or a generous portion of your receipt to support our nonprofit, which delivers warm meals and warm smiles to isolated and disabled neighbors.  Let your server know that you are supporting Mission Nutrition and no reservations please.  Visit EASTSIDEMEALS.ORG for more information.

SAVE the DATE  Community Connections Conference   Saturday February 2, 2019

8:00- Adjourn

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ELDER LAW CLINICS AT ESNS

legal clip artNeighborhood Seniors can meet with an attorney for a half-hour consultation at no charge. Upcoming clinic dates: August 26th, September 30th, and October 28th. Appointments begin at 10:00 AM and end at 2:00 PM. To make an appointment call 612- 781-6011 or email ZDeVaughn-Clemons@esns.org. DATE: August 25, September 22, October 27 TIME: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM LOCATION: East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second St. NE, Minneapolis

For more information on ESNS, their 100+ years of service, and the services they provide, please visit their website at www.esns.org.

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