A Brush with Kindness

Is your home in need of critical repairs or painting? Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity can help! Applications for the “A Brush With Kindness” program are now open!

What is A Brush with Kindness? We believe that every family should have the opportunity to affordably maintain and preserve their home. But many situations can create barriers for you to keep up with repairs, including unexpected life events or loss of income. Our paint and repair program provides health and safety repairs that can help you maintain a safe and stable home. That’s why more than 2,000 local families have partnered with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness program!

The “A Brush with Kindness” program focuses on exterior painting, and health and safety repairs. Their home repair program utilizes a combination of volunteers and contractors to help homeowners affordably maintain their homes.
Go HERE to apply and learn more! Please note, the deadline to apply is: November 4, 2019, by 4:00 p.m.

Homeowners with roofing needs are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as roofing resources and funds are limited – roofing projects will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Work will start on accepted projects in May 2020, weather cooperating.
If you submit an eligible application, staff will visit your home to understand your repair needs. Habitat staff, volunteers and/or contractors will complete projects within one year of your application.
What we do:
Exterior Painting
Carpentry repairs on roofing, siding, flooring, doors, windows
Mechanical system repairs to plumbing, electrical, heating
Tree trimming and removal
Safety and accessibility modifications (ramps, grab bars, ADA toilets, lever-handles for doors and faucets)
What we don’t do:
Emergency repairs
Driveway Paving
Cosmetic repairs (Remodel)
Large Structural repairs (Foundations, waterproofing, etc.)
Building additions (Rebuild garage, finish basements or attics)
Homeowners are eligible if:
Home is in 7-county Twin Cities metro area
Owner occupied for at least the last 2 years and have homeowners insurance
Household income below 80% of Twin Cities median income (e.g. household size of 2 = $57,550 maximum income – see our webpage for more examples:

Cannot have received assistance through ABWK in the past 2 years

How much will this cost?
A Brush with Kindness repairs are affordable. You have two repayment options:
1) 2-year, monthly repayment plan that is customized for your affordability
Payments dependent on ability to repay, but will not exceed $250 per month. Discount if you select this option!
2) 10-year forgivable mortgage, no monthly payments
Mortgage amount declines by 1/10 each year
Please call 612-788-8169 with any questions you might have about the program, the application process, or if you require assistance filling out an application.

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Annual Meeting Agenda

Monday June 17, 2019

Hi View Park 3474 2nd ST NE

6:30 – Potluck Picnic Under the big tent 

Bring a dish to share ( your best homemade coleslaw or chips from Aldi we aren’t picky) Plates, napkins, and utensils provided as well as water to drink.

Through out the evening there will be a face painter and the pool and playground are right there….bring the family.  Well behaved pets are welcome too.

7:00– Call to Order by Melody Devine Co-Chair  

Approval of the Agenda*

Introductions of Neighbors

Guest Speakers
Brenda Yaritz CEE (CPNA Loan Program)
Kevin Reich Ward 1 Council Member
Irene Fernando County Commissioner
Kari Dziedzic State Senator and Diane Loeffler State Representative
Chris Meyer Park Commissioner
Jenny Arneson School Board Director

Old Business

(approve)*

Receive and file the June treasurer’s report*

Bridge Garden Update Liz W

New Business

State of the Neighborhood- Co Chair Melody Devine

Approve the End of Year Financials for 2018 to file with the Attorney General’s Office*

Election of CPNA board members (10) for 2019-20*

Gateway Redevelopment

Presentation by NEOO and MTN on the proposed bus barn on the property where the Gateway water tower stands

8:30- Adjourn*

*vote required

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Rules on Recreational Fires

The seasons are changing and entertaining outside with recreational fires is a common past time now that fire pits are so popular.  With that in mind CPNA would like to remind you of the Minneapolis rules and ask that you please be kind to your neighbors who get to share the smoke and ash if not the fun gathering.

• Outdoor fires are permitted between  9:00AM and 10:00PM.

• Keep fires small, less than three feet in diameter  and two feet high.

• Burn only untreated, unpainted, dry wood. Never burn cardboard boxes, trash, or debris because the smoke can be toxic.

• Fires must be at least 25 feet away from a structure or combustible material and in a fire ring or pit with edges more than six inches high.

• Have a hose or fire extinguisher present.

• Postpone the fire when the wind exceeds 10 mph.

• Fire must be constantly attended by someone 18 years or older and completely out before being abandoned.

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Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday May 20, 2019

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday May 20, 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 the Minutes for CPNA meeting April 15, 2019
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:45- Open Time
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – New Business

Rep to help pick CAC members Wed 5/29 6:00-8:00pm MPRB HQ
Update on revolving loan program
Update from Liz and Melody on Gateway

7:15 – Old Business

Newsletter
Bridge Garden Water Supply and tools
Annual Meeting (we will be putting the lawn signs together at the meeting)
Guests, entertainment, CEE, survey folks from city, signs, helping at the picnic
Iris Garden

7:30 – Crime and Safety Update

2 PAC has gone back to meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month

7:45- Items for annual meeting agenda

7:50 – Announcements/ Communications

The Northeast Parade Needs You!!!

Plans are underway for the 90th Celebrate Northeast Parade on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The parade is the largest one-day event in Northeast Minneapolis drawing 8,000 people to Central Avenue. We are currently seeking sponsors, entrants, vendors and volunteers. Consider participating and supporting this long-standing community tradition!  For more information visit www.mplschamber.com/parade.
We need a few helping hands! Spend a late afternoon or an early evening at the 90th Annual Celebrate Northeast Parade. There are many volunteer opportunities and a variety of times available so gather your family, friends or co-workers and be a part of this great community tradition.

Paddle Share Online Registration Now Open

Online registration for the Paddle Share 2019 season is open! Make a reservation to secure kayaks for you and your crew for Memorial Day weekend! The MWMO is proud to serve once again as a host site for one the Paddle Share kiosks. http://paddleshare.org/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

New for 2019: Group bookings available Monday through Thursday. Call 651-293-8436 to schedule for your next corporate event or team building activity.

2 PAC

People who are curious.  People who want to know “Who ya gonna call?”   Graffiti haters, safe streets promoters, block club leaders, trash pick-uppers, your PAC needs YOU!

2-PAC is the Precinct Advisory Council in the MPD 2nd Precinct.  Residents “advise” the officers, city and county attorneys, parole officers and others that “something’s going on”.
In return, the Second Precinct “advises” us — renters and homeowners — on crime and safety trends in the 2nd Precinct:  what the 2nd is doing, and what they need from us (If you see something…)   We want to keep the Second Precinct the best and safest place to live in Minneapolis — that happens when residents get involved and learn how programs work.
We meet the second Monday of the month, 10 months a year.  Gathering starts at 6PM with a call to order at 6:15. The place is 1900 Central Ave NE, the Monroe Village Apartments community room.   Next meeting is June 10; put it on your calendar.
Most meetings start with an expert on a subject that affects you.  In 2018, some of our speakers “advised” us on topics including Solving a “Cold Case”, 311 services (all of them), how 911 operates, services available to victims of assault, and more.

 

8:00- Adjourn

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SAVE THE DATE!!!!!

Under the tent the 2015 CPNA Annual Meeting

Under the tent the 2015 CPNA Annual Meeting

The 2019 Annual Meeting and Potluck Picnic is just around the corner on Monday June 17, 2019. We will once again be meeting at Hi View Park under the tent. Potluck picnic, guest speakers, entertainment for the kids as well as the turtle pool open for play.  Picnic 6:30pm program starts at 7:00pm.

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Earth Day Clean Up at Columbia Park Saturday April 20, 2019

Join us at the picnic tables near the Columbia Park parking lot for our annual Earth Day cleanup. The clean up is on Saturday April 20, 2019 from 9:30am to Noon. The CP railroad tracks tends to be a barrier that keeps trash in our neighborhood. Come help us remove the mess for a more beautiful Columbia Park neighborhood. Earth Day ClipartWe will provide gloves and bags (and some snacks). For more information about the city wide Earth Day clean up check out the Park Board Earth Day page.

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Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday April 15, 2019

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday April 15, 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 of the Minutes for CPNA meeting Monday March 18, 2019 draft
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:45- Open Time
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – New Business

Brian Schaffer from MPHA is here about a new Public Housing home on 2nd ST NE

7:15 – Old Business

Tentative Stormwater project at Architect Triangle discussion with Park Commissioner Chris Meyer

Earth Day

This coming Saturday April 20th 9:30-noon at Columbia Park.  Look for the set up near the parking lot off Columbia Parkway.

Roadside Clean Up

Bridge Garden

Annual Meeting

7:30 – Crime and Safety Update
7:45- Items for next meeting agenda
7:50 – Announcements/ Communications

Spring Street Sweep Starts Tuesday, April 16

Public Works crews are gearing up to start the City’s comprehensive street sweeping program to clear away what had accumulated in the streets over the winter. The City has scheduled Tuesday, April 16, for the first day of sweeping. Beginning Monday, April 15, drivers should watch for temporary “No Parking” signs to avoid a ticket and tow.

Starting April 16 for approximately four weeks, sweeping crews will take care of more than 1,000 miles of city streets in addition to sweeping alleys. To make sure the crews can do the most complete job possible, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance to make sure streets are clear of parked vehicles. Drivers need to follow street sweeping parking rules or they may have their cars ticketed and towed to the Minneapolis Impound Lot.

Residents, workers and visitors have several ways to find out more about street sweeping:

  • “No Parking” signs – 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. Drivers should not park along these streets until these temporary “No Parking” signs are removed.
  • 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 3,500 automated phone calls each evening to let residents know their streets will be swept the next day.
  • Interactive web tool – To find out which week your street is scheduled to be swept, go to http://www.minneapolismn.gov/publicworks/streetsweeping/ and click on “street sweeping schedule lookup.” Then the weekend before your week, you can revisit the website to find out which day of the week the street is scheduled to be swept.

Clean streets mean a healthier environment

Minneapolis is known for its sparkling lakes and waterways, and we want to keep it that way. That’s why protecting and enhancing our environment is one of the City’s top priorities. Street sweeping is one way we work to protect our environment because it keeps leaves, trash and other pollutants from clogging our storm drains and polluting our lakes and rivers.

Minneapolis streets are swept completely curb to curb once in the spring and once in the fall.

Residents should not push leaves, grass clippings or anything else into City streets. It’s bad for our lakes and waterways, and it’s against the law. Anything that goes down a storm drain flows directly into our lakes, creeks and river, and decomposing plant material in the water encourages the growth of harmful aquatic plants and algae.
8:00- Adjourn

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HERE COMES PETER COTTONTAIL

Local Egg Hunts in the Parks Saturday April 20th

Audubon Park will host the Bunny Party for kids ages 6 and under, 9:30am-11:30am. Bring the whole family for this fun event. Enjoy an Egg Hunt, Arts and Crafts, continental breakfast and much more. The actual Egg Hunt at Audubon Park will begin at 11am sharp. The cost will be $6 per child. Pre – Registration is required to receive a treat bag and must register by 6pm on April 19. Treat bags will be given to the first 100 registered children ages 6 and under.

Notes:  The actual Egg Hunt will begin at 11am sharp

Bunny Party and Egg Hunt. Celebrate the beginning of spring at Windom Park. Come on down for some treats and fun entertainment. We will have games, Bounce House, children’s egg hunt and more! Ages 7-12.

Audubon Park will host the Bunny Party for kids ages 6 and under from 9am-11am. Windom will host ages 7-12 from 12pm-2pm.

 

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Transportation Action Plan

Ward One Community Forum: Transportation Action Plan

Minneapolis Public Works is in the process of developing the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan, a 10-year plan to guide future planning, design and implementation of transportation projects in our city. Transportation Planning staff will share information about the plan, the development process and timeline and hear your input.

Wednesday, April 3, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Northeast Library, 2200 Central Avenue NE

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Watch your mailboxes for property value notices

The notices contain estimated market values of homes used to calculate 2020 property taxes

Starting next week, Minneapolis homeowners will begin receiving their property value notices in the mail. The estimated market values of homes in these notices are used to calculate 2020 property taxes.

Property owners can review the values of their homes with an appraiser, ask questions and, if so desired, appeal their value at the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization. Each notice includes the name and phone number of the appraiser assigned to the property in question. Contacting the appraiser is the fastest and most efficient way for homeowners to get answers to questions or to start the appeals process.

The local board convenes April 23 and begins hearing cases May 7, 2019. More information about the appeals process is available on the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization’s webpage at minneapolismn.gov/assessor/marketvalues/LBAE.

For more information, visit minneapolismn.gov/assessor.

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