Neighborhoods 2020 East Sector meeting Wed. May 5th, 5:30pm at the NE Armory

Join us for this great community event and help shape the future of neighborhoods in Minneapolis!  Share a meal with your neighbors and let the city know what you think.

Minneapolis neighborhood organizations are working with The Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) and Neighborhood and Community Relations (NCR) department to host six community conversations on the future role of neighborhood organizations in the City of Minneapolis. These conversations will lead to recommendations to the City Council on the direction of future funding and programming for neighborhood organizations beyond 2020.

What is the purpose of these conversations? To host respectful community conversations about the role of neighborhood organizations, leading to the development of recommendations for City Council in early 2018.

To Learn more visit the Neighborhoods 2020 Webpage here.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND but you can pre register here to help with the free dinner count.

Free childcare is also being provided to make it easy for you to participate.

Your participation in the Neighborhoods 2020 Cafés is greatly encouraged. The City of Minneapolis is committed to providing a rich, accessible and inclusionary experience. On-site interpreters for Somali, Spanish and Hmong are available throughout the day.

For further reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at (612) 673-3737, or contact us via email at ncr@minneapolismn.gov. Please submit request by five business days before the event.

People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157. Para asistencia 612 -673 -2700 – Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 – Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500

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Earth Day clean up at Columbia Park Sat. April 22, 2017

Earth Day ClipartJoin us at the picnic tables near the Columbia Park parking lot for our annual Earth Day cleanup. The clean up is on Saturday April 22, 2017 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.  We 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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Draft Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday April 17, 2017

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday April 17,2017 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE, main floor Bride’s Room at end of the south corridor.

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.

Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Monday April 17, 2017

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions

6:31 – Approval of the Agenda

6:35 – Approval the Draft Minutes for CPNA meeting March 20,2017

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

6:45- Open Time

6:59 – General Meeting

7:00 – New Business

Iris Garden

Neighborhoods 2020 Meeting

Modifications to the NRP TIF District

7:00 – Old Business

Loan Program Fee changes

Annual Meeting

7:30 – Crime and Safety Update

2-PAC update

7:45 – Announcements/ Communications

           Twin Cities Bike to Work Day

Friday, May 19th is Twin Cities Bike to Work Day, and we’re here to help get you and your whole workplace out riding! From offering commuting classes for workplaces of all sizes, free business packets to promote riding, and pit stops along the way in to work that day – there’s almost no excuse to miss riding! Pledge that you’ll ride on Bike to Work Day and get entered to win fun prizes. Be a bike Roll Model in your office with the help of our free office business kit and win more prizes!

EAST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES

Elder and Caregiver Resource Assistance at East Side

Tuesdays, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm, Drop-in Hours

Stop in to meet Peggy, our Outreach & Resource Advocate. She will help connect to trusted and affordable resources for chores, financial help, personal care, activities, transportation, medical issues, legal issues and more.

Peggy is also available by appointment Monday – Thursday. Please call (612) 787-4104 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

North Mississippi Regional Park (I94 and 48th AV N exit) just across the Camden Bridge

May Day Baskets

Sunday, April 30, 1:30 – 3 pm

Welcome the warmer weather and the coming of summer with the tradition of May Baskets. Craft a lovely basket filled with your own handmade flowers and treats to leave on the doorknob of someone special. Free for all ages. All materials included. For information and to register: https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/73596

8:00- Adjourn

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Street Sweeping starts this Week

The City’s comprehensive street sweeping program begins Tuesday, April 11. Drivers should watch for temporary “No Parking” signs to avoid a ticket and tow. 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.

“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 street will be swept the next day.
Interactive Web tool – Folks can use a tool on the City’s website to find out when the sweeping crews are coming through their neighborhoods. People can go to www.minneapolismn.gov/publicworks/streetsweeping and click on “street sweeping schedule lookup” to find out which week a street is scheduled to be swept. The weekend before that week, they can revisit the website to find out which day of the week the street is scheduled to be swept.
Videos – Street sweeping is explained in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong in short videos at www.YouTube.com/cityofminneapolis and on City cable channels 14. Residents who have friends or neighbors who speak these languages are encouraged to share links to the videos.

English:  See how and why Minneapolis sweeps streets and what you can do to help keep streets and waterways clean.
Spanish:  Vea en este video de las series “Sabia Usted” como y porque Minneapolis barre las calles y limpia las vias fluviales.
Somali:  Ka daawo fiidyowga taxanaha… ee Minneapolis ee loo yaqaan “Ma Ogtahay” siyaabaha iyo sababaha minneapolis jidadka ay u xaaqido oo ogow sidii aad uga caawin lahayd ilaalinta nadaafada jidadka iyo biyo mareenada.
Hmong:  Yog xav paub ntxiv, sais nroog Minneapolis cov tshooj xov xwm hu, “Koj pos paub.”
Clean streets mean a healthier environment

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Meet our newest board member

Stephanie PetersonStephanie Peterson, our newest board member recently moved to Columbia Park with her husband Drew.  She has already jumped into the role by training to be a facilitator for the upcoming Neighborhoods 2020 discussions about the future of Minneapolis’ neighborhood organizations when the TIF district funding stream ends in 2020.  Welcome!

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Draft Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday March 20, 2017

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday March 20,2017 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

 6:35 – Approval the Draft Minutes for Feb 27th CPNA Meeting

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

 6:45- Open Time

 6:59 – General Meeting

 7:00 – Old Business

          2016 Year End Report approval

          Nextdoor update on number of participants

          Open Streets date confirmed as August 6, 2017

  7:15 – New Business

           Draft letter about no Eastside Meetings

           Annual Meeting, motion to approve Liz making expenditures to reserve park, tent,

           tables and chairs and other items that will incur expenses over $500 with deposits.

  7:30 – Crime and Safety Update

           2PAC report

 7:45 – Announcements/ Communications

   Seasonal Food Permit – Is it right for you?

Are you a food vendor planning to participate in three (3) or more events  or farmers markets in Minneapolis from April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018?

Consider applying for an annual Seasonal Food Permit instead of a Short Term Food Permit for each event.  The Seasonal Food Permit is replacing several licenses. The Seasonal Food Permit can be used at both events and farmers markets.  Beginning in 2017, the Seasonal Food Permit will be issued by the Minneapolis Health Department Environmental Health division. Formerly it was issued by Business Licensing. 

The annual fee for a Seasonal Food Permit is $232. The fee for a Short Term Event Permit is $87 per event. Food vendors participating in three events save $29 with a Seasonal Food Permit.

The Seasonal Food Permit has been updated to make the application easier to understand and to complete. The application includes:

  • A checklist that identifies the business categories requiring a Seasonal Food Permit.
  • A checklist of the items that need to be submitted with the Seasonal Food Permit application. No more overlooked items!
  • Four easy ways to submit the application and payment to Environmental Health: by email, fax, US mail, or in person.

Applications may be submitted any time during the year, but must be submitted at least 10 BUSINESS DAYS before the event or farmers market.

To be approved for a Seasonal Food Permit, all mechanical refrigeration MUST be NSF or NSF equivalent. Seasonal Food Permit holders are NOT allowed to use ice in place of mechanical refrigeration for keeping Potentially Hazardous Foods cold.

Food trucks licensed by the City of Minneapolis do NOT require a seasonal food permit.

Find the updated Seasonal Food Permit on the Civic Events webpage. (www.minneapolismn.gov/CivicEvents)

Questions? Contact 311 or the Health Department at 612-673-2301 or EnvironmentalHealthPermit@minneapolismn.gov 

                          Programs at Eastside Neighborhood Services

Vital Fitness

Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Drop by for East Side’s Vital Fitness group! The group meets weekly for a variety of exercises that improve balance, strength, and coordination. There is no cost to participate. Contact Gloria with any questions at (612) 787-4076.

 

Music & Movement Fitness

Thursdays , 11:00 am-12:00 pm (Starting April 13) 

Join us for our new music and movement class! We will be focusing on moving to the beat with standing and seated exercises. All levels are welcome and there is no cost to participate. Contact Erin with any questions at (612) 787-4102.

Elder and Caregiver Resource Assistance at East Side

Tuesdays, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm, Drop-in Hours

Stop in to meet Peggy, our Outreach & Resource Advocate. She will help connect to trusted and affordable resources for chores, financial help, personal care, activities, transportation, medical issues, legal issues and more. Peggy is also available by appointment Monday – Thursday. Please call (612) 787-4104 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Tax Preparation with Prepare + Prosper
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 PM – Saturdays at 8:30 AM
Saturday, January 21 – April 15 at East Side
The times given are the sign-in times. Clients are asked not to arrive more than 10 minutes before the sign-in time, as assistance is NOT based on first-come, first-served. Everyone who is present at the sign-in time has an equal chance of being served. Order is determined randomly. Prepare + Prosper is for anyone with an annual income of $35,000 or less for individuals, $55,000 or less for families or those who are self-employed.

AARP Tax Assistance 
Assists people who are 55+ and/or who are disabled, by appointment only. Income guidelines are $35,000 or less for individuals, $55,000 or less for families or those who are self-employed. Appointments are currently all full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, call (612) 781-6011. You can also try the Prepare + Prosper service (see above).

Friendship Too: Caregiver / Loved One Support Group

Tuesdays, March 14 – April 18, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 

East Side is hosting a Caregiver Support Group at Adult Day at Friendship Center, 1717 Second Street NE (across the street from East Side’s main building) for anyone serving as a Care Partner for a loved one. The Care Receiver is invited to participate in the Adult Day program while their Care Partner attends the 90 minute support group. For more information and to register, please contact Donna at dkavanaugh@esns.org or (612) 781-2052.

Aging with GUSTO: Community discussion on aging

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm 

This event is full! Call (612) 787-4045 to be added to the waiting list or email eva@esns.org.

Living Well Workshop
April 13 – May 18, Thursdays, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at East Side
Gain skills to live a healthier life! Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop covers many topics including healthy eating, exercise, medication usage, as well as managing fatigue, pain, and emotions. All participants receive a reference book. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call (612) 787-4102 or email Empowering Vital Aging at eva@esns.org.

Roadwise RX

Wednesday, April 19, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, East Side Dining Room 

Join us and learn how medications can affect your driving. AAA Minneapolis Driving Programs expert will help you learn about a free, confidential tool that adults can use to explore how medications may affect safe driving. Contact the EVA office with questions (612) 787-4045 or eva@esns.org. This class if free, and refreshments will be provided.

A Matter of Balance

Tuesdays, May 2 – June 20, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 

In A Matter of Balance, you will learn how to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, perform exercises that improve strength and balance, and set goals to increase physical activity. This eight week workshop includes group discussion and exercise. Classes are held at East Side. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call 612-787-4102 or email Empowering Vital Aging at eva@esns.org.  

SAVE THE DATE

Join us for the 13th Annual Hotdish Revolution
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Solar Arts (15th and Quincy NE)

Whose tater tots will be the crispiest? Whose jell-o sculpture will astound and amaze? As always, we hope you’ll try your hand at entering and bring your friends to vote for you. See you there!

(last years spicy hotdish champion was CPNA’s own Liz Wielinski)

8:00- Adjourn        

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HomeStretch Workshop Homebuyer Education

Smart, sustainable homeownership starts with solid information. Our Home Stretch course is an in-person, classroom-style workshops taught by experienced professionals. Get objective, practical information to make the best homeownership choices for you and your family.

March 18 – $40 per household
Emerge – 1834 Emerson Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55411 

Learn how to:
• Determine your financial situation
• Manage credit to make homeownership more affordable
• Choose your best mortgage options
• Select the right home for your family
• Understand the loan closing process
• Find down payment help, special loans for first-time homebuyers, and other offers
• And more!

Receiving a homestretch certificate makes you eligible to receive numerous down payment and first-time homebuyer assistance funds and programs. The certificate is good for 12 months.

View the Facebook event
Register through Eventbrite 

*This class does not satisfy the NeighborhoodLift education requirements, but DOES satisfy most other down payment assistance education requirements. Please check with your lender for more information*

50% discount when you sign up via your neighborhood organization, just use discount code Neighborhood50 at registration.

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2017 Gateway Garden Lottery and Meeting March 20th

The Gateway

The Gateway

The annual meeting for the community garden plots at the Gateway Arts corner at 37th AV NE at University AV will take place Monday March 20, 2017 at 6:00pm.  We will meet at the Columbia Golf Manor, 3300 Central AV NE in the Bride’s Room (main level at the end of the hall towards the left as you come in the main door).   We have 28 plots and they are rented for $20. We also charge  a $20 deposit, refunded when your plot is cleaned out at season’s end.  We provide water, a composting area and wood chips from the Tree Trust.  If you are interested in a plot but can not make the meeting please contact Liz at contact@columbiapark.org for a mailed application or to answer any additional questions.  Spring is coming!!!

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Draft Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday February 27, 2017

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday February 27, 2017 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

6:35 – Approval the Minutes for CPNA meeting January 23,2017

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

6:45- Open Time

6:59 – General Meeting

7:00 – Old Business

Motion to approve last of Raingarden funds to go to Heidi Hodorowski and Anne Ferreria through Metro Blooms program

2017 Gateway Garden Meeting, before next board meeting March 20, 2017 at 6:00pm

Liz is willing to serve as coordinator but would like the stipend if she is going to do so.

Finalize 2017-19 budget

7:15 – New Business

Request to sign onto a Letter to a resolution regarding abolishing Neighborhood Organizations removed from the staff report on the 2040 Comprehensive Plan update.

Discuss possible Eastside neighborhoods resolution

Open Streets 2017

Annual Report to NCR (year end 2016) edit/approve

7:30 – Crime and Safety Update

2PAC report

7:45 – Announcements/ Communications

Park Board Summer Activity Guides are now available…sign up for classes, sports and camps.  Check it out here.

From the Tree Trust

Minneapolis residents, mark your calendars:

This year, due to increased demand, the Minneapolis Tree Sale will be functioning differently.

Residents of Wards 3-7 and 10 will be able to order their tree on March 6 through March 12, starting at 9:00am. Tree Trust will be collecting orders for these wards ONLY during this time.

Residents living outside of Wards 3-7 and 10, will be able to register for the tree lottery during the week of March 13-18. The lottery will be open the entire week, so there is no need to come racing to the website on March 13. When you register on the Tree Trust website, you will be entered into the lottery for a chance to purchase a tree through the program. Your address can only be registered one time through this process.

The lottery draw will take place during the week of March 20, with selected participants notified by March 22.  If you are selected, you will be given further instructions (all via email) during this time. Be sure to check your email regularly!

There are 14 tree species to choose from, including two duos, so make sure to do your research to pick the best tree for your yard! Trees are $25 and selected residents can order one per property.

If you live elsewhere in the metro, check with your city of residence to see if they offer a tree sale. If not, have them contact the Tree Trust Community Forestry department.

For more information on all tree sales, please visit our Get a Tree webpage.

2017 Metro Blooms Workshops

$15 workshops: Creating Weather Resilient Yards

 Unseasonably warm weather, long droughts and flooding rains are the new normal for spring and summer in Minnesota. Learn how your yard can adapt to and even help mitigate threats posed by these extreme weather events. 

 Participants receive:

 • An overview of Minnesota’s changing weather patterns and ways to minimize their impact in your yard by using alternative turf, raingardens, and other resilient-yard practices.

 • 1 on 1 design assistance from Metro Blooms and Blue Thumb landscape designers and U of M Extension Master Gardeners from Hennepin County.

 For more information and to register, go to metroblooms.org or call 651-699-2426.

Space is limited.

8:00- Adjourn

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Conversation on Minimum Wage

The City of Minneapolis is hosting a listening session next week to gather feedback on a potential minimum wage policy:

 

Monday, February 27, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Firefighters Hall & Museum, 664 – 22nd Avenue NE

 

All are welcome. This is one of several listening sessions that are being held across the city to offer opportunities for community stakeholders to share viewpoints on this topic. Questions and feedback can also be sent to minwage@minneapolismn.gov.

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