Holiday Train: Minneapolis/Columbia Heights/St. Anthony Village

CP holiday trainThe 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!

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More access on Central from the railyard??

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.

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No Meeting Monday 11/18/2019

The previously scheduled meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association has been cancelled.  Next meeting in January of 2020.

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN NORTHEAST

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Tiny Tot Halloween Party

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.

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Halloween Party

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.

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Halloween Party

 Thu, Oct 31, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ Windom Park NE

Halloween Party!! Come join Upper Northeast Parks, your neighbors and friends as we celebrate the scariest night of the year. Ghouls, goblins, or whatever your costume may be, all are welcome. Intended to be a fun extended stop on your trick or treat rounds. Popcorn, Lemonade, coloring contest, Bounce House & other events. Registration is not required.

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Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday October 21, 2019

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?
AFCAC Update
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.

8:00- Adjourn

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Fall Street Sweep

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.
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Stormwater Management using Columbia Golf Course

Reminder: Stormwater Management Open House at Columbia Golf Course and Park

Columbia Golf Course Stormwater Management Plan

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.

When

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Where

Columbia Golf Club 3300 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis MN 55418

                              FIND OUT MORE

 

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Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday September 16, 2019

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday September 16, 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 Draft Minutes for August 19,2019 CPNA meeting
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:45- Open Time
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – New Business
New Stormwater Plans for Upper NE, MWMO and Park Board presenting
7:30 – Old Business
CPNA Newsletter
Appointee to AFCAC
Iris Garden needs
7:45 – Crime and Safety Update
7:50 – Announcements/ Communications.
8:00- Adjourn

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February 1, 2020 is the Community Connections Conference

Save the date: February 1, 2020 is the Community Connections Conference

Community Connections Conference 2020. We count.

Save the date for this free conference featuring interactive workshops, speakers, panel discussions and a delicious catered lunch.

The Community Connections Conference is an annual event that fosters connections between the residents of Minneapolis, community groups, neighborhoods and local government. In 2019, 885 people participated.

The conference theme this year will be “We count,” in recognition of the pivotal year that 2020 will be for Minneapolis and the importance of mobilizing all community members to get counted and make their voices heard in the 2020 census and elections.

Want to get involved?

Read more about the conference here.

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Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday August 19, 2019

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday August 19, 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 Draft minutes for 2019 Annual Meeting and Potluck Picnic

6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File

6:45- Open Time

6:59 – General Meeting

7:00 – New Business

Election of Board Officers

Approval of 2019-20 board calendar

7:15 – Old Business

DLTL raingarden plan update

Future of CPNA Newsletter

Appointee to AFCAC

CPNA future plans for 37th and University CP/HCRRA site

7:30 – Crime and Safety Update

7:50 – Announcements/ Communications.

13th Annual Eastside BBQ: Thursday, August 29

Join thousands of your friends, neighbors and fellow community members for the 13th Annual Eastside Barbeque on Thursday, August 29, 3:30- 7:30 p.m. at Edison High School, 700 – 22nd Avenue NE. This event grows each year as it brings together community, businesses, and schools to show support for our local students and their families. It occurs the same evening as the open houses of all the Eastside public schools, including Edison High School, Northeast Middle School, Marcy Open School, Webster Elementary, Waite Park Elementary, Pillsbury Elementary, and Sheridan Arts & Spanish Dual Immersion School. Visit the school websites for details on open house hours: https://mpls.k12.mn.us/.

The Barbeque will be serving up brats, hamburgers, veggie burgers and hotdogs with all the fixings. There will also be music, games, and a variety of other activities for the whole family. This is a unique opportunity to meet your neighbors, support this community’s students and school staff, enjoying a meal with friends, and exploring the Edison High School Green Campus.

The Eastside Barbeque is only possible through the hard work of dozens upon dozens of volunteers and the generous support of its sponsors.

Census 2020 is canvassing neighborhoods now

Census workers have begun canvassing neighborhoods to count the number of dwellings before census questionnaires are mailed out. Learn how the Census Bureau does this and how to verify a census worker’s credentials here.

In 2020, the US census will determine how many congressional representatives Minnesota will have for the next decade, and will impact funding for schools and local communities. Getting an accurate and complete count of all residents is vital.

If you would like more information on how neighborhoods can help ensure a Minneapolis Complete Count, please contact your neighborhood support specialist or Alberder Gillespie, census 2020 coordinator, at alberder.gillespie@minneapolismn.gov.

Sign up here for the latest We Count news for the 2020 census.

City Introduces Regulatory Services Violations Dashboard

A new resource allows people to look up information on Regulatory Services inspections to see how the department works to help protect residents and improve the livability of Minneapolis. Regulatory Services inspectors enforce fire and housing violations of the Minneapolis code of ordinances and State fire code to keep Minneapolis safer, healthier and livable for all. Violations range from nuisance violations, such as unkept grass, to safety violations, such as having no fire alarms.

You can:

  • Look up information on a property to see if an issue has been reported or resolved.
  • Learn about the condition of a property, both past and present.
  • Understand the maintenance and compliance trends of property owners and managers.
  • Dig into nearly 30 years’ worth of enforcement information to undertake your own analysis.
  • Search for enforcement history for a specific neighborhood or ward to understand how Regulatory Services serves your community.

The information updates each morning to provide the previous day’s work. (Information on follow-up actions for the violations, such as citations, are not included, nor are violations issued by other City departments, such as Business Licensing.)  See the full Regulatory Services Violations Dashboard here.

NEXT MEETING MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 6:30 PM

8:00- Adjourn

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