The Board /General Meeting for the Columbia Park Neighborhood will be held Monday January 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm via ZOOM. Please follow the link below or call in at the number that is part of the ZOOM invitation below. We have provided links to the documents which are part of the meeting in the agenda. If you will need paper copies please let Liz know and they will be printed for you to pick up.
For reasonable accommodations, alternative formats, translation services, please contact CPNA staffer Liz at 612-390-3735 or contact at columbiapark dot org. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may use a relay
Elizabeth Wielinski is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: CPNA Board/General Meeting
Time: Jan 25, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Monday January 25, 2021
6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:35 – Approval of the CPNA Draft minutes for Monday November 16, 2020
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File: revised statements for 2020 and January of 2021
(transposition of 70.45 to 70.54 in Garden account)
6:45- Open Time (this is an opportunity for community members to speak on a topic during the meeting, this period is for up to 15 minutes total)
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – Old Business
Approve working with CEE to design a flyer to go to the neighborhood about the new programs for the upcoming 2021 construction season. (copy of new CEE contract)
Status of 510c3 application
Rain Gardens with Metro Blooms: postpose again to the February 2021 meeting
7:15 – New Business
Transfer more funding into our CEE managed loan programs for the neighborhood by passing
the following motion to…
“Reallocate $25,000 from the Neighborhood Priority Reserve Fund to the Home Improvement and Home Buyers Programs priority”
Review the new Neighborhood Organization Recognition Requirements and check to see where we may have deficiencies.
7:30 – Crime and Safety Update
7:50 – Announcements/ Communications.
Northeast Winter Market
February 6th, 11am-1pm
Parking lot of St. Boniface Catholic Church
629 2nd Street NE Mpls 55413
Support your local vendors!
Mini Maintenance Workshops: Managing Snow and Ice
With more snow on the way before spring arrives, it’s not too late to consider how you can manage snow and ice while using less salt.
Salt is an important tool in winter safety, but it also permanently pollutes our rivers, lakes, and streams. Learn ways to prevent slippery sidewalks using methods that reduce pollution in local waterbodies for your home, community building, or office with MWMO staff in this brief Zoom workshop!
This program is free, but registration is required. Each option is the same workshop (and the same workshop as those held in December 2020); choose what works best for your schedule, and register by following these links:
If you are unable to attend and want to learn more about how to manage snow and ice, check out our Snow and Ice Removal resource page!
Upcoming Ward One Forum: An Eastside Community Solar Garden
Tuesday, January 26, 6:30-8 p.m.
Join Council Member Kevin Reich and representatives from Minneapolis Climate Action (MCA) to discuss a Community Solar Garden that’s coming soon to the First Ward and ways our community can participate and benefit.
MCA has been working with Emerge Enterprises and minority enterprises Renewable Energy Partners and S3 Solar Service Solutions to install the Second Chance Community Solar Garden on the roof of Emerge’s Second Chance Recycling Facility in the Mid-City Industrial neighborhood. The system is estimated to be fully operational by early March, 2021, offering opportunities for community members to become subscribers. Shares can be purchased up front and a portion of the shares will be reserved for pay-as-you-go subscribers that can participate regardless of income, credit score, or whether they rent or own their own home. Anyone who pays an electric bill can participate and receive a credit on their electric bill.
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Public comment period for new MPRB Comprehensive Plan, Parks for All, extended to July 18
This plan contains language that would have the park board possibly be selling parkland for affordable housing
Brush pile burns begin at
Columbia Golf Course,
Columbia Park next week
In the coming weeks, visitors at Columbia Park and Columbia Golf Course may smell or see smoke from controlled burns of brush piles. The burns are scheduled to begin the week of January 18 and continue periodically through February.
This activity is part of the current project to improve stormwater management and restore habitat at the golf course and park. The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) is leading construction; the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) are among the partners (details below).
About the brush pile burns
Buckthorn, honeysuckle and other woody invasive species are being cleared and gathered into brush piles; controlled burning is recommended as an efficient and effective way to manage this type of debris, reducing impacts from heavy hauling equipment.
The controlled burns will be conducted by a contractor that has obtained all required permits and notifies local municipal police and fire departments. MPRB customer service staff and the Park Police Department are also notified; signs at the site will inform park and golf course users of this activity.
About the habitat restoration
Later this year, cleared areas will be planted with trees and seed mix for plants that are native to the region. In all, nearly 20 acres will be restored as woodland, oak savanna and prairie habitats, enhancing the local ecosystem and aiding in stormwater management.
About the Project
The Northern Columbia Golf Course and Park Stormwater BMPs project is a 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. Partners include the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization,
MPRB project contact
Planning Services Division, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
ASchilling@minneapolisparks.org / 612-230-6466