Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday March 18, 2019

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday March 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE.

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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.

Please do not wear heavy scents to our meetings. We are in a small location and members have allergy issues. Thank you in advance for helping make our meetings inviting to all.

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions

6:31 – Update from Park Commissioner Chris Meyer

6:50 – Approval of the Agenda

6:51 – Approval the Minutes of Monday February 25, 2019

6:55 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File

7:00- Open Time

7:15- General Meeting

– New Business

    Approve letter of thanks to Columbia Heights Mayor and City Council regarding off street bike trail along 37th AV NE

     Approve comment letter to Minneapolis Mayor, City Council and NCR regarding the draft Neighborhoods 2020 document

     Approve 2018 Year in review document

Nice Ride expansion in Columbia Park

7:45- Old Business

   Newsletter

   Annual Meeting in June

– Crime and Safety Update

2-PAC now meets the same time as CPNA (3rd Mondays) for info check their blog

– Announcements/ Communications

Watch your mailboxes for property value notices

The notices contain estimated market values of homes used to calculate 2020 property taxes

Starting next week, Minneapolis homeowners will begin receiving their property value notices in the mail. The estimated market values of homes in these notices are used to calculate 2020 property taxes.

Property owners can review the values of their homes with an appraiser, ask questions and, if so desired, appeal their value at the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization. Each notice includes the name and phone number of the appraiser assigned to the property in question. Contacting the appraiser is the fastest and most efficient way for homeowners to get answers to questions or to start the appeals process.

The local board convenes April 23 and begins hearing cases May 7, 2019. More information about the appeals process is available on the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization’s webpage at minneapolismn.gov/assessor/marketvalues/LBAE.

For more information, visit minneapolismn.gov/assessor.

Creating a Resilient Yard

2019 Blue Thumb workshops hosted by Metro Blooms

Unseasonable warmth, long periods of drought, and flooding rains are the new normal in Minnesota. Metro Blooms is offering three different workshops to share practices for creating resilience in your yard so it can withstand these challenges.

  • Resilient Yards Workshop (2.5 hours) A framework for understanding resilience. Learn how to create resilience in your yard using site planning, raingardens, turf alternatives, trees, other plantings and more. Includes one-on-one design assistance for your yard from Blue Thumb landscape designers, Hennepin County Master Gardeners and Master Water Stewards.
  • Turf Alternatives Workshop (1.5 hours)  Your guide to a low-maintenance lawn.  A one-hour presentation on alternatives to conventional grass turf that require less watering and fewer chemical inputs, with step-by-step instructions for establishing them. Includes information about pollinator-friendly (bee) lawns. Group will discuss common challenges and solutions.
  • Healthy Soils Workshop (1.5 hours) Laying the groundwork for healthy soil.  Healthy soil helps plants thrive, filters and cleans water, prevents erosion and is teeming with life. Learn why healthy soil is the foundation of a resilient yard, and take action to strengthen and protect the soil in your yard.

Attendees will receive practical information about installing projects, including available  cost-share programs and Blue Thumb resources to help get a project in the ground.

Visit metroblooms.org/workshops or call 651-699-2426

8:00- Adjourn    Next Meeting Monday April 15, 2019 

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2000-Watt Society’s Minneapolis Carbon Framework Plan

Ward One Community Forum:

2000-Watt Society’s Minneapolis Carbon Framework Plan

The 2000-Watt Society is a grassroots movement to fight climate change by eliminating wasteful and inefficient energy use. 2000-Watt Society representatives will present their Minneapolis Carbon Framework Plan, which creates the foundation for a meaningful, sustainable and verifiable local carbon action plan followed by a dialogue with Council Member Reich on Climate Change Action in the City of Minneapolis.

Wednesday, March 27, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Firefighters Hall & Museum, 664 – 22nd Avenue NE

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Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday February 25, 2019

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday February 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE.
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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.

Please do not wear heavy scents to our meetings. We are in a small location and members have allergy issues. Thank you in advance for helping make our meetings inviting to all.

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:35 – Approval the Draft minutes for CPNA meeting Monday November 19, 2018
see also draft Summary of CPNA gathering for Monday February 4, 2019 no actions taken, no Quorum
6:39 – Treasurer’s Reports- Receive and File
6:42- Open Time
6:45 – General Meeting

7:00- New Business

Alex Heller from First and First the new owners of the building at 33rd and 5th ST NE (former Charter School and others site) will be at the meeting to discuss plans for the building and any insights CPNA and neighbors can add.

Earth Day 2019
2018 year in review form
Agenda/work items for 2019
Historic Designation for Architect Triangle
Stormwater work in CPNA
Bridge Overlook Garden Maintenance
Gateway Site
Roadside Clean Up of University with Marshall Terrace Neighborhood
Annual Meeting
Hi View Sidewalk (may involve an official NPP consider early for vote at June Mtg)
NPP
Plans for 2020 and beyond

– Old Business
Gateway Update
East of the River Public Hearing Wednesday March 6, 2019 MPRB HQ 6:00pm time certain.  This is the final chance request any changes from the board of commissioners to the plans for eastside parks including Columbia, Hi-View and Architect Triangle.
37th AV NE bike lanes update
DLTL fiscal agent update

– Crime and Safety Update
2-PAC now meets the same time as CPNA (3rd Mondays) for info check their blog

– Announcements/ Communications

  1. Cuningham Group presents:
    Urban Currents: Minneapolis 2040: Race, Place and Equity

Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7 pm
Cuningham Group, 201 Main St. SE, Suite 325

Minneapolis 2040 is a comprehensive plan that strives to shape how the city will grow and change. The plan covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings and how we use our streets. Unlike comprehensive plans of the past, the Minneapolis 2040 Plan dives deep into the far-reaching implications of what it means to truly plan a city through the lens of racial equity. Offering more than empty talk, the topic is woven throughout the Plan and will drive policy and action for the next 10 years. At this month’s Urban Currents, two of the primary authors of the Comprehensive Plan will share their perspective and insight on stories about race, place and equity-driven policy. Speakers will be Heather Worthington (Director of Long Range Planning for Community Planning and Economic Development, City of Minneapolis) and Paul Mogush, AICP (Community Planning Manager, Long Range Planning Division, City of Minneapolis). For information: https://www.cuningham.com/2019/02/13/february-26-minneapolis-2040-looking-at-the-future-of-our-city/.

2.  Time for TEENS to apply for Summer Jobs!

PAID Summer internships at the MWMO
Summer employment with the Park Board
STEP UP program at the City of Minneapolis

3. The NCR department will conduct an internal financial and programmatic reviews for the following organizations: Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhood Association Columbia Park Neighborhood Association East Calhoun Community Organization East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Assn. East Phillips Improvement Coalition Folwell Neighborhood Association Kenny Neighborhood Association Nicollet Island-East Bank Neighborhood Assn. Windom Community Council Windom Park Citizens in Action

The internal reviews are conducted for organizations deemed low risk or those who need follow-up from previous financial contacts. The NCR policy and neighborhood specialist will conduct these reviews.

8:00- Adjourn: Next meeting Monday March 18, 2019

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Neighborhoods 2020 is accepting public comment

Public Comment Open Until Mar. 31 on Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Recommendations

The Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Recommendations are built off of the recommendations from three community work groups and cover three areas:

  1. Programming and funding for the neighborhood organization system.
  2. Governance of the neighborhood organization system and an advisory commission.
  3. A city government community engagement policy.

Read the Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Recommendations in EnglishEspañol, Soomaaliga and Hmoob.

Read more about Neighborhoods 2020 at Minneapolismn.gov/ncr/2020.

Where to Send Comments

Public comment is open on this policy document from January 28 to March 31, 2019. To submit your comments, write to the address below, call 612-673-3737 or email neighborhoods2020@minneapolismn.gov.

  • Neighborhood and Community Relations
    105 5th Ave South, Suite 425
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Northeast Flannel Fest Fundraiser

Northeast Flannel Fest

WHEN: February 9th, 2019, 11 AM – 3 PM

WHERE: Columbia Manor, 3300 Central Ave. NE

COST: $25 per family (Individual adults $12; individual children $5)

This winter family festival presented by East Side Neighborhood Services features snowshoeing, ecocrafts, a chili feed, hot cocoa, free flannel family photos, cookie decorating, snow shelter building, fire building, a scavenger hunt, and sledding!
All proceeds benefit Camp Bovey.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: Flannel Fest

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Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday January 28, 2019

** due to inclement weather this meeting has been rescheduled to Monday February 4th **

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday January 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE.
MAP
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.

Please do not wear heavy scents to our meetings.  We are in a small location and members have allergy issues.  Thank you in advance for helping make our meetings inviting to all.

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:35 – Approval the Draft minutes for CPNA meeting Monday November 19, 2018
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:42- Open Time
6:45 – General Meeting

– Old Business
Gateway Update
East of the River Parks Plan Update
37th AV NE bike lanes update
DLTL fiscal agent update

– New Business

Community Connection Conference Saturday
Earth Day 2019
2018 year in review form
Agenda/work items for 2019
Historic Designation for Architect Triangle
Stormwater work in CPNA
East of the River Public Hearing
Bridge Overlook Garden Maintenance
Gateway Site
Roadside Clean Up of University with Marshall Terrace Neighborhood
Annual Meeting
Hi View Sidewalk (may involve an official NPP consider early for vote at June Mtg)
NPP
Plans for 2020 and beyond

– Crime and Safety Update
– Announcements/ Communications

The NCR department will conduct an internal financial and programmatic reviews for the following organizations: Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhood Association Columbia Park Neighborhood Association East Calhoun Community Organization  East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Assn. East Phillips Improvement Coalition  Folwell Neighborhood Association Kenny Neighborhood Association  Nicollet Island-East Bank Neighborhood Assn. Windom Community Council   Windom Park Citizens in Action

The internal reviews are conducted for organizations deemed low risk or those who need follow-up from previous financial contacts.  The NCR policy and neighborhood specialist will conduct these reviews.

Housing Link

New Website to help find housing in Minnesota https://www.housinglink.org/ this site is especially helpful for those looking for affordable housing and includes information on subsidized housing as well.

$800,000 Grant to Help Reduce Pollution in NE Minneapolis

The MWMO is pleased to announce that we received an $800,000 grant from the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR) to address water quality and flooding issues in Northeast Minneapolis. The funds, which come from the state’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, will be used to install a series of stormwater best management practices (BMPs) at the Columbia Golf Course in Northeast Minneapolis. The improvements will help protect the nearby Mississippi River as well as reduce flooding in the area.

MWMO Summer Internships

In February, the MWMO will post job openings for a number of full-time summer internships in various program areas. These internships will be open to current college students as well as recent college graduates. Recent intern positions have included internships for water quality monitoring, capital projects, and communications and outreach.

To be notified as soon as new intern positions are posted, make sure you sign up https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNORGMWMO/subscriber/new?topic_id=MNORGMWMO_4

8:00- Adjourn    Next Meeting Monday February 25, 2019

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STEP UP INTERNSHIPS Apply Now

Youth Employment* Program Accepting Applications for 2019 Summer Internships

  The City of Minneapolis youth employment program Step Up has begun accepting applications for 2019 summer internship placements. Eligible Minneapolis young people, ages 14-21 who are interested in participating in the Step Up class of 2019 have until February 10th to complete an application online HERE.

  After Step Up applicants are accepted to the program, they must complete work readiness training certified by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber and then are matched with employers based on their skills and interests and the employers’ needs. Interns work part or full-time from June 17th to August 16th, and many also participate in additional professional development opportunities throughout the summer.

*these are paid internships
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MLK Day events in the Minneapolis Parks

No photo description available.Photo: MLK monument  Washington DC

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Mon, Jan 21, 2019 11:00am – 2:00pm @ Powderhorn Recreation Center

Celebrate the history of Martin Luther King, Jr. with performances and lunch. Doors open at 11 am. Be sure to join us for this free, family-friendly event. Volunteers are welcome!

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Mon, Jan 21, 2019 3:00pm – 4:30pm @ Central Gym

Come and celebrate the life and movement of Dr. King. This event will be open to the public with recitals, choirs, music, dance, a guest speaker and an old fashioned soul food dinner.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Mon, Jan 21, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Recreation Center

The annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration includes a keynote presentation, live entertainment and a tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin  Luther King, Jr. The celebration is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Refreshments will be available following the program.

For more details of the day look HERE

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8th annual Community Connections Conference is on February 2nd, 2019!

The conference is an annual free event with exciting learning labs, speakers, panel discussions and fascinating exhibitors. Save the date: the 8th annual Community Connections Conference is on February 2nd, 2019!  This year’s theme will be Together: Mobilizing for a Better Minneapolis .

Conference participants will:

• Gain practical skills and tools to be involved in communities and City decision-making.
• Explore unique challenges, possibilities and practical applications of community engagement.
• Strengthen neighborhood and community connections.
• Learn ways to better reach out to under-represented communities.

Schedule:

• Registration: 8:00 AM
• Opening panel: 9:00-10:15 AM
• Morning workshops: 10:30-11:45 AM
• Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM
• Afternoon workshops: 1:15-2:30 PM
• Closing forum: 2:45-4:00 PM

Registration is now OPEN. Check here for more information.

8th Annual Community Connections Conference: Saturday, February 2nd

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CPNA Year End Greetings

snowflakes-275x300The Columbia Park Neighborhood Association wishes you a safe holiday season and a Happy New Year.  Our next meeting is Monday January 28, 2019 (delayed a week due to the MLK holiday).

 

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