Draft Agenda for the 2016 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting and Potluck Picnic of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday June 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm at Hi-View Park 3474 2nd ST NE under the tent, following the Grand Re-opening of the playground and the Turtle pool at 5:30pm. Bring a dish to share, the MPRB Pop Up Park will be on site for the evening for the kids.

Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Annual Meeting June 20, 2016

5:30 – Grand Re-Opening of the Turtle Pool and playground at Hi View, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB)

Potluck Picnic starts at 6:30

7:00- Call to Order for Board Actions

Introductions

– Approval of the Agenda (crime and safety update to be inserted to accommodate the presenting officer)
– Approval of the Draft minutes for May 16, 2016 CPNA meeting
– Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File May 2016 (re stated) and June 2016

– General Meeting
– Old Business

Dot-mocracy boards, please put up your dots for your top 4 priorities, if you haven’t filled out the neighborhood survey please do and put it in the box and lastly, please make sure you have signed in for the evening and if you are interested in our usual volunteer opportunities for the year please sign up and you will be contacted as they come up.  These include Adopt a Highway with Marshall Terrace along University AV, one in spring, one in the fall; Earth Day, April 2017, National Night Out  first Tuesday in August. Block Clubs…if you are interested in serving as a block club leader we can connect you to the 2nd Precinct

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ANNUAL MEETING Monday June 20th

Please join us at the annual meeting!  This year we will be starting at 5:30 with the grand re-opening of the playground and new Turtle Pool at Hi- View Park with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.  They will have a ribbon cutting as well as face painting and ice cream snacks.  This will be followed by our Potluck Picnic and board elections meeting under the BIG TENT.  Please bring your completed survey on neighborhood priorities you received via mail  in the June Newsletter.

2016 Annual meeting sign

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Learn to Swim with the Park Board

swimming instructer teaching young child to swim clipart

Jim Lupient Water Park, North Commons Water Park, Lake Nokomis, Wirth Beach & Webber Pool

Summer Swimming lessons for various ages and skill levels are available at Lupient Water Park, North Commons Water Park, Lake Nokomis Beach, Wirth Beach and Webber Natural Swimming Pool. Youth swim lessons are offered for various ages and skill levels.

  • Parent-Tot: For children ages 1–4 accompanied by a parent. Participants focus on water adjustment activities and supported movements
  • Pre-Level 1: Introductory class for ages 3–4. Water adjustment and further skills involving movement in the water will be taught along with combined skills for basic forms of swimming and appropriate water safety skills
  • Level 1: For the non-swimmer ages 4–5 years and older. Participants become familiar with the aquatic environment and create a strong foundation to aquatics and safety skills
  • Level 2: For beginner swimmers, 5 years of age and older. Students learn water safety and fundamentals of basic swimming
  • Level 3: Students increase swimming skills, learn basic stroke development, and practice deep water safety
  • Level 4: Students develop confidence in strokes and safety skills beyond earlier levels.
  • Jr. Lifeguard: Students learn basic content in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding/ CPR/ First AID for the Professional Rescuer

Two-week sessions are held starting June 20 through mid-August with eight lessons per session. The first session at Webber Natural Swimming Pool starts June 21. Lesson fees are $55 for Minneapolis residents and $65 for non-residents with scholarships available. Email aquatics@minneapolisparks.org for more information.

 

Register for swim lessons online at www.minneapolisparks.org/register or visit Classes, Lessons & Clubs on the MPRB website to learn more.

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MWMO Water Workshops

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization will be hosting a series of free “Water Wednesdays” workshops to demonstrate sustainable yard care, gardening and landscaping practices. Each Water Wednesday workshop will take place in the evening at the MWMO’s Stormwater Park and Learning Center in Northeast Minneapolis at 2522 Marshall ST NE

Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden Habitat – June 8

Raingardens for Clean Water – July 13

Your Fall Yard – Aug. 10

 

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CM Reich Community Forum 6/9/2016

Car-Free and Car-Light Living:

Transportation Options in the Urban Environment

Could you live without a car? Would you live without a car? Or downsize from two to one? Significant investment has been made in the past decade in multi-modal transportation options, from light rail and high-frequency bus service to bicycle infrastructure and car- and bicycle-share programs like Nice Ride, Car2Go, HOURCAR and others, all of which make car-free and/or car-light lifestyles more viable in Minneapolis.

Join Council Member Reich and your friends and neighbors on Thursday, June 9, 6:30 p.m. at Northeast Library, 2200 Central Avenue NE for a discussion about our City’s changing transportation landscape. Guest panelists will include Gene Tierney, founder of the non-profit organization CarFreeLifeMetro Transit planner Kyle Burrows; Nice Ride executive director Bill Dossett; and Center for Energy & Environment president Chris Duffrin.

For questions or further information, contact Lisa Brock at lisa.brock@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-2201.

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SAVE the DATE

Grand Re-opening of the Pool and Playground at Hi-View Park and the Columbia Park Neighborhood Annual Potluck Picnic and Board Elections Meeting.  Monday June 20, 2016 at Hi-View Park 3474 2nd ST NE, Under the big tent!!!

Under the tent the 2015 CPNA Annual Meeting

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony starts at 5:30pm

Potluck to follow…  Meeting at 6:30.

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Learn to do Safe Canning for this years crop!

Free HACCP workshops   Picture of canned food.

on fermenting and canning plans

Bring your fermenting and canning Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans to this free workshop! You will get hands-on assistance from the City of Minneapolis Health Department HACCP team to help with your HACCP plans.

HACCP plan templates for canning and fermenting are available on the city website at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/health/inspections/HACCP

Yogurt, crème fraiche, kombucha and kimchi are examples of common fermented products.

The workshop is being held twice – once in English and once in Spanish.

Monday, June 20 
ENGLISH language workshop
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room
300 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis MN 55401

Monday, junio 27
SPANISH language workshop
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room
300 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis MN 55401

Please register. We would like to know how many people plan to attend.

To register, email food@minneapolismn.gov or call Leslie Foreman at 612-673-3544.

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Thank You for Making a Difference

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up along University AV (MN HWY 47).  It looks great!!!!

Post Adopt a Highway Clean Up MN HWY 47 better known as University AV

Post Adopt a Highway Clean Up MN HWY 47 better known as University AV

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Adopt a Highway clean up Saturday!!!

Come volunteer at our joint Adopt-a Highway Cleanup  along University Avenue on May 21st in cooperation with the Concerned Citizens of Marshall Terrace (CCMT)!   We hope you will join us  Saturday May 21, 2016. Meet at the Northwest corner of 27th Ave and University Street in the Theile Technologies, Inc. parking lot at 9:00 AM. CCMT will supply the  bags and the safety vests.  Participants should wear  appropriate weather wear and gloves. Refreshments will be provided. Come help keep our neighborhood looking great!

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Draft Agenda CPNA Board/General Meeting on Monday May 16, 2016

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday May 16, 2016 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

Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Monday May 16, 2016

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:32 – Police update from 2nd precinct officer (if one comes, same time as Open House at the station)
6:35 – Approval the Draft Minutes for CPNA meeting March 21, 2016
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – Old Business
Adopt a HighwayClean Up with Marshall Terrace of University AV from 27th to 37th
Adopt-A-Highway clean-up, Saturday May 21, 2016. Meet at the Northwest corner of 27th Ave and University Street in the Theile Technologies, In591 36 1/2c. parking lot at 9:00 AM. CCMT will supply the  bags and the safety vests.  Participants should wear  appropriate weather wear and gloves. Refreshments will be provided.
Gateway Garden Update
Annual Meeting /Newsletter/Signs/Survey
7:15 – New Business
Northeast Parade
Ad for all neighborhood garage sale in the Northeaster
Elect electors for the NCEC commission elections
Discussion regarding a request to divide a lot into 2 lots at 591  36 1/2 Ave Ne
7:30 – Crime and Safety Update
2 PAC report
7:45 – Announcements/ Communications
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