Neighborhood/ Board Meeting Monday October 20, 2014

The next meeting of the CPNA Board will be on Monday October 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Manor, 3300 Central AV NE in the Bride’s Room (through the front doors, up the step, turn left and then down at the end of the hall turn right).  The building is accessible by the side entrance, but isn’t always open.  If it is locked call 612.390.3735 or contact us at least 24 hours prior to the meeting at contact [at] columbiapark [dot] org.

This meeting is open to the public.  If you are interested in joining the board there is more information HERE.

The agenda and back up materials are HERE.

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Columbia Picnic Shelter Renovations Survey

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will be making some renovations to the Columbia Park Picnic Shelter.  A public meeting was held on September 16th on site, but there is still an opportunity to comment on the project.  Please take the short survey that is available on line.  Just go HERE and click on the survey.

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New CPNA Board Officers Elected

At the September 15th Meeting of the CPNA Board the following officers were elected….

Co Chair  Jane McCarney

Co Chair Darielle Dannen

Treasurer  Mike Melman

Secretary  Elaine Nissen

Congratulations and thank you for serving!

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Draft Meeting Agenda for the September 15, 2014

6:30 – Call to Order

6:31 – Approval of the Agenda

6:32 – Election of new Officers

6:35 – Approval the Minutes of August 18, 2014

6:39 – Treasurer’s Report

7:00 – New Business
NE Tool Library Presentation
Possible NPP idea for public plaza care at the new bridge with CCMT and HNIA

7:20 – Old Business
2014-16 CPP/NPP Application
NRP reallocation of funds
Rain gardens
Non-Profit Application

7:30 – Announcements/ Communications
Meeting Tuesday 9/16 for Columbia Picnic Shelter at picnic shelter 6:30pm about
improvements to shelter and parking area, meeting will be at the Manor if it rains

NCR focus group on the Blueprint for Equitable Engagement

9:30am – 11:30am
East Side Neighborhood Service, Room B19
1700 Second Street Northeast, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

Your input will be used for development of the Blueprint for Equitable
Engagement recommendations that we will provide to the City Council in
December 2014.

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Upcoming Meetings for the neighborhood

Over the next week there will be three important meetings in the Columbia Park neighborhood.

Hi View Pool Reconstruction meeting #1**
Wednesday, Sept 10th 6:00-7:45 pm at the Columbia Manor 3300 Central AV NE

CPNA Board Meeting
Monday, Sept 15th 6:30-8:00pm at the Columbia Manor 3300 Central AV NE

Columbia Picnic Shelter Improvements Open House**
Tuesday, Sept 16th 6:30-7:30pm at the Columbia Picnic Shelter 800 Columbia BLVD*

*in case of rain meeting will be at the Columbia Manor 3300 Central AV NE
** for more information or to sign up for email notices on the project go to
Current Projects at the Park Board

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Congratulations to the Newly Elected Board

The board elections held at the August meeting have resulted in some familiar and returning faces.

Jane McCarney, Darielle Dannen, Mike Melman, Irro Mohamed, Jeff Schalles and Elaine Nissen have been elected.  Officers will be elected among their ranks at the September 16th board meeting.

Our thanks to outgoing board members Matt Stellphlug and Peter Doughty for serving.

There are slots remaining.  If you are interested in becoming a board member come to two meetings and ask the current board to vote you a member…couldn’t be easier.


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Annual Meeting and Potluck Picnic rescheduled for Monday Aug.18th

The Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be holding it’s annual potluck picnic on Monday, August 18th at 6:00 PM., at the Columbia Park picnic shelter ( we were rained out in June). If it rains, we will move it to the Manor.

Note that this is also the board member election meeting, and we are looking for some new members. Get involved!

Agenda for the evening follows….

At Columbia Picnic Shelter in Columbia Park with Potluck Picnic
6:00 – PICNIC and meet your neighbors!
6:30 – Call to Order and introductions
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Primary Election Tuesday 8-12

Don’t forget…Primary Election this Tuesday August 12th! Those of us north of Columbia Parkway are back voting at the Columbia Manor at 3300 Central AV NE. We are the new precinct 1-10. To see your sample ballot go here

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City of Minneapolis to Host Four Open Houses

City of Minneapolis to Host Four Open Houses to Gather Public Input on Accessory Dwelling Units

On June 13, Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa Bender, Ward 10, gave notice of intent to introduce Zoning Code Text Amendment: Accessory Dwelling Units changes that would allow Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in residential areas. ADUs are smaller dwellings that are attached to or on the same property as existing homes.

ADUs are currently allowed with a conditional use permit in the North Phillips Overlay District, which covers the Ventura Village neighborhood and parts of Phillips West and East Phillips, but they are not allowed in the rest of Minneapolis. Many cities across the country allow ADUs, including Seattle, Portland, and Austin.
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The 31st Annual Minneapolis National Night Out Tuesday August 5, 2014

National Night Out in Columbia Park has 2 official sites listed on the Minneapolis Master List, Architect Triangle and Hi View Park. Both start with a potluck picnic at 6:00pm. Bring a dish to share, beverages and lawn chairs.

At the Triangle there will be games for the kids, and at the Hi View Site there will be an egg hunt for the kids and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will be there to talk about the reconstruction of the wading pool and playground in 2015. This is a chance to pick the features you might be interested in for both. Come meet your neighbors and have a great time!

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