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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