Pre-Construction Public Meeting for North Columbia Golf Course

Tuesday, October 20 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A map of the planned Columbia Golf Course stormwater improvements.

Please join the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO), the City of Minneapolis, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) for a public virtual meeting on October 20, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to hear about the new stormwater management project that will be constructed within the northern half of the Columbia Golf Course and Columbia Park. The project partners will share information on their joint effort to improve water quality, mitigate flooding, improve habitat, and enhance recreational opportunities in Northeast Minneapolis as part of the Northeast Stormwater Management Initiative. The project will include reconstruction of the wet pond in the northeast part of the Golf Course, a dry basin at the multi-use athletic field in Columbia Park, an infiltration basin in the northwest corner of the golf course, and native plantings and habitat restoration throughout the golf course and park. Contractors will also install a new stormwater pipe to lower the risk of flooding in the upstream neighborhoods east of the golf course as well as within the golf course and park. Project construction will start on or after October 26, 2020.

Meeting Agenda

  • Introduction of project partners
  • Overview of watershed planning effort in Northeast Minneapolis and Columbia Heights
  • Project overview
  • Project timeline details
  • What to expect in terms of detours and temporary facility closings

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Brothers Justus Whiskey Company business license

The filing with the city and the comment form can be reached by clicking Brother Justus.  Comments are due by October 19th, online meeting is the 20th.

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VOTE EARLY is open in MINNEAPOLIS

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Vote early in person

You can vote at the Early Vote Center, 980 E. Hennepin Ave., starting Sept. 18. It’s especially helpful to people who need language support or other special accommodations, such as curbside voting.  While we are in a pandemic, voting early can help people avoid lines and crowds at polling places on the day of the election.

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NE Art Supply Drive Saturday Oct 3rd 11:00am-1:00pm

“Collection Point” Celebration & Art Supply

Randy Walker’s “Collection Point” at the site of the Eastside Storage & Maintenance Facility. Photos courtesy of Randy Walker.

The City’s new Eastside Maintenance Facility (EMF) in Northeast Minneapolis is also home to a new public artwork. To celebrate, the City is holding an art supply donation event.

“Collection Point” was recently completed at the southeast corner of the Eastside Maintenance Facility, 340 27th Avenue NE. Inspired by the many seen and unseen connective collections within Northeast, artist Randy Walker designed and assembled this towering piece using, among other things, concrete casts from the lids of City recycling receptacles. His sculpture stands alongside bicycle and pedestrian trails and is surrounded by a state-of-the art water treatment garden and native plants. Altogether, these elements make up a fantastic new linear green space that stretches over a block on University Avenue.

Collection Point Up ViewWhile the pandemic is preventing a traditional public unveiling of “Collection Point,” the theme of collections that influenced the piece is prompting a collecting of donated art supplies for local organizations. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, art supplies for Edison High School’s fine arts department and the ROHO Collective will be collected. The artist and Council Member Kevin Reich will be on hand to greet people as they drop off donations. Contactless drop off will be available. The first 50 participants who drop-off art supplies will receive a  reusable “I love Minneapolis Recycling” Chico Bag. Recyclo superhero activity and coloring books from Hennepin County for kids will also be available.

Walker was selected in 2018 to create this public art through an open call process. With guidance from a steering committee of nearby residents, he engaged community members to learn about the past, present and future of the surrounding neighborhoods. He also met with Public Works staff to learn about the City’s recycling program.

Donations of new and gently-used (like new) supplies purchased within the last five years are welcome on the south end of the campus of the East Side Storage and Maintenance Facility on 26th Avenue NE.  For more information about the event and a list of items being collected go to http://www2.minneapolismn.gov/dca/publicart-events.

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CPNA Board/General Meeting Monday September 21, 2020 6:30pm

The  Board /General Meeting for the Columbia Park Neighborhood will be held Monday September 21, 2020 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 service to call.

Topic: CPNA Board and General Meeting Monday September 21,2020
Time: Sep 21, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Monday September 21, 2020

 6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions

6:31 – Approval of the Agenda

6:35 – Approval the CPNA Draft minutes for Monday August 17, 2020 Meeting

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

6:45- Open Time

6:59 – General Meeting

7:00 – New Business

Meet Phil Steger, Brother Justus Whiskey Co.  new business owner in the First and First building on 5th ST NE

7:10 – Old Business

Changes to the CPNA revolving loan programs.  The following are the options that the sub committee (Liz and Melody) came up with and ran past Jim from CEE (our loan program administration contractor), and Stacy and Jack from the city.  They agreed that we could amend our programs and add some to make these work.  The only drawback, possibly too many choices and not enough funds to make them work, so our action this evening is to narrow the field and distribute the funding.

  • Changing the max loan amount from $10,000-$15,000?
  • Changing the contract we have with CEE to make the interest rates lower.
  • Making the loans forgivable if the neighbor/owner remains in place for 10/15 years (deferred)? This would only be available for owner occupied properties, we are NOT looking to create more rental properties in the neighborhood.
  • Adding a program that would make the loans for sustainability additions to the household (solar, geothermal, etc…) not lightbulbs or low flow toilets and showers.
  • Adding a down payment assistance plan.  We would like to make the homes in our neighborhood more rather than less affordable and again only owner occupied and we would likely also want to add that 10/15year deferment option.

Approve letter to David Rubedor and CM Reich regarding the changes to the NRP budget

Approve tax filing for Columbia Park 2019

Approve CPNA 2020 2021 board meeting calendar

7:30 – Crime and Safety Update

7:50 – Announcements/ Communications.

1)  While the pandemic is preventing a traditional public unveiling of “Collection Point,” at the new NE Maintenance Facility (26th and University), the theme of collections that influenced the piece is prompting a collecting of donated art supplies for local organizations. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, art supplies for Edison High School’s fine arts department and the ROHO Collective will be collected. The artist and Council Member Kevin Reich will be on hand to greet people as they drop off donations. Contactless drop off will be available. The first 50 participants who drop-off art supplies will receive a reusable “I love Minneapolis Recycling” Chico Bag. Recyclo superhero activity and coloring books from Hennepin County for kids will also be available.

Donations of new and gently-used (like new) supplies purchased within the last five years are welcome on the south end of the campus of the East Side Storage and Maintenance Facility on 26th Avenue NE.  For more information about the event and a list of items being

2) Time is running out to get counted in the 2020 Census. Have you completed the census yet?

The data that is obtained by the census allows the federal government to determine where to allocate resources for things like schools, parks, roads and much more. Our communities deserve the proper funding for resources that we rely on including programs and services like SNAP, Medicaid, CHIP and Head Start.

Unfortunately, there are still neighborhoods in our city that are currently undercounted. An undercount in any of our communities could have devastating and long-lasting impacts for our future. Because the census comes only once every 10 years, it’s important that we all get counted now.

Don’t wait. Complete the census for you and for everyone in your household including all children and all relatives that live with you. Our voices matter, our communities matter and we count. Visit My2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 and get counted before the Sept. 30 deadline.

3)  Free Meals for Kids 18 and Younger
Starting Sept. 8, free meal boxes are once again available to all Minneapolis families with children ages 18 and younger. Similar to the free food box program Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) operated in the spring and summer, all families are welcome to participate at no cost – children do not need to be enrolled at an MPS school. Families can pick up one box per child per week. Each box contains five breakfasts and five lunches with fresh produce and whole grains. Milk is available upon request.

Meal boxes are available for pickup Monday through Friday at 29 school sites across Minneapolis. Most sites will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a few will have extended hours until 5 p.m. Find the full list of pickup sites and hours here. Questions? Call 612-668-2820 or email info.cws@mpls.k12.mn.us.

4)  The Minneapolis Civil Rights Department is now accepting applications for the Police Conduct Oversight Commission (PCOC). The PCOC is a volunteer body of Minneapolis residents from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are appointed by the Mayor and City Council after submitting an application and interviewing for the position. The PCOC is one piece of the City of Minneapolis’ police oversight work. Commissioners initiate research and study on Minneapolis Police policy and practice, engage the community in discussions of police procedure, and make recommendations. The PCOC meets monthly. Commissioners can expect a 10 hour per month time commitment.   More info on the PCOC http://www2.minneapolismn.gov/civilrights/conductcomm/index.htm

Application Process  http://www2.minneapolismn.gov/boards/openings/wcmsp-225474

8:00- Adjourn

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Time is almost up CENSUS 2020

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Time is running out to get counted in the 2020 Census. Have you completed the census yet?

The data that is obtained by the census allows the federal government to determine where to allocate resources for things like schools, parks, roads and much more. Our communities deserve the proper funding for resources that we rely on including programs and services like SNAP, Medicaid, CHIP and Head Start.

Unfortunately, there are still neighborhoods in our city that are currently undercounted. An undercount in any of our communities could have devastating and long-lasting impacts for our future. Because the census comes only once every 10 years, it’s important that we all get counted now.

Don’t wait. Complete the census for you and for everyone in your household including all children and all relatives that live with you. Our voices matter, our communities matter and we count. Visit My2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 and get counted before the Sept. 30 deadline.



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Northeast Food and Supply Drive

Northeast Farmer’s Market

and Chowgirls Catering are sponsoring a

Northeast Food and Supply Drive!
Monday, September 14th
10am-4pm

Drop off only

Items Needed

non-perishable food
baby items
cleaning supplies
menstruation products
dog and cat food/litter
toiletries and first aid supplies
new or gently used winter jackets adult and children’s sizes
new or gently used winter accessories (hats, mittens, gloves, scarves and boots) adult and children’s sizes

Recipient Organizations:

Prism
The Aliveness Project
People and Pets Together
NuWay Missionary Baptist Church
Loaves and Fishes distribution hub

Located in the parking lot of St Boniface Church on the corner of University Ave NE & 7th Ave NE Mpls

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CPNA Board/General Meeting Agenda Monday August 17, 2020

The  Board /General Meeting for the Columbia Park Neighborhood will be held Monday August 17, 2020 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 or the accessible entrance opened please contact CPNA staffer Liz at 612-390-3735. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may use a relay service to call.
Topic: CPNA August Board/General Meeting
Time: Aug 17, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions by staff for the election of officers

Co-Chair (2)
Secretary
Treasurer

– Approval of the Agenda
– Approval the CPNA Draft minutes for June 15, 2020 Annual meeting
August 2020 Treasurer’s Report– Receive and File
– Open Time 6:45 time certain…you want to tell us something here is your chance.

– General Meeting
– New Business

Neighborhood watch

City of Minneapolis Budget changes effecting NCR and neighborhood

NCR was tasked with cutting 15% of our operating budget, while limiting the impact of these cuts on the community as much as possible. On July 24th, the Mayor and the City Council adopted a revised budget for the remainder of this fiscal year that included a $750,000 cut to neighborhood organization funding alongside cuts to the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCR)’s operating budget, programs and grants.

– Old Business

Housing Programs as discussed at Annual Meeting

Holland Community Garden

AFCAC Update

– Crime and Safety Update

Ward 1 Public Safety Meetings with CM Reich

– Announcements/ Communications.

Statewide mask mandate in effect

Minnesotans are required to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. Researchers have advocated for masking, calling it a simple and effective step to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The State regulation reinforces Mayor Jacob Frey’s emergency regulation requiring people in Minneapolis to wear cloth face masks or coverings when they are in an indoor place of public accommodation.

Businesses are not required to provide masks to customers or employees themselves, though employers shall be required to mandate the use of masks by their staff. Non-compliance should be reported through 311.

Watch and share this Minnesota Department of Health video.

For information and resources on the mask mandate, including frequently asked questions, visit mn.gov/COVID19.

Fall Youth Sports in Minneapolis Parks: Flag Football and Soccer registration now open

 

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) will host several youth sports leagues this fall with an emphasis on health and safety.

MPRB staff is monitoring guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health on a daily basis and developed league rules and guidelines around recommendations from public health experts. Youth outdoor soccer and youth outdoor flag football will take place with modifications in place to help protect all league participants while offering opportunities to compete, have fun and be healthy in the parks this fall.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Youth Sports

Register your child for fall sports in Minneapolis Parks! Check out the links below to find a league that works for your family:

Flag Football

August-October

All leagues are Open (no gender requirements)

Soccer

August-October

Girls and Open leagues

Outdoor Youth Activities

There’s still time for kids and teens to have fun, get exercise and learn new skills at Minneapolis parks this summer! Visit minneapolisparks.org/summer2020 for a list of dozens of activities going on, many of them provided free of charge!

Officials Needed!

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is always looking to hire more officials! Earn extra cash and stay involved in the sports you love!

To apply or get more information please email Anthony DiBella at adibella@minneapolisparks.org  or text “soccer referee interest” to 612-719-8035.

Recreation Fee Assistance

Minneapolis residents who cannot afford instructional fees because of economic need may apply for fee assistance through the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Fee Assistance Program.

Questions? the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board information line at 612-230-6400 or info@minneapolisparks.org.

Fall Openings for Minneapolis Boards & Commissions

Twenty-four City boards and commissions have openings for appointments this fall. The City seeks applicants with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences representing the demographics of Minneapolis to strengthen the work of the City. Translation and interpreting services are available so all residents can participate. The positions are open until filled; application review begins Sept. 30 unless marked otherwise.

City boards and commissions have brought forward recommendations that resulted in renter protections, wage protections and a ban on a hazardous chemical in dry cleaning. Board and commission members in the City of Minneapolis help shape key policy decisions, give community-based input into the City’s administration of services and supply valuable insights.

People can apply through the open position pages linked below and stay up to date on vacancies, position descriptions and timelines by visiting minneapolismn.gov/boards/openings. Applications are open now.

These 24 City boards and commissions have 97 open positions:

8:00- Adjourn

 

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Photo Art wanted for NE Calendar

Northeast Calendar call for art, due September 10th

The call for art is open for the 2021 Northeast Calendar, coordinated by the Northeast Community Development Corporation (NE CDC). Images are sought that represent the 14 Northeast neighborhoods. The deadline is September 10, 2020. An image may be representative of a neighborhood simply due to the artist living or working in that neighborhood, or it can be a landmark.

All art mediums welcome, represented in digital images. “We are looking for active, colorful, beautiful and/or funny images that bring cheer and a feeling of togetherness, community,” organizers said in a news release. “We encourage active images of people: Photographs of people who are readily recognizable should be accompanied by a release from the subjects.” Thirteen images will be chosen for the months Jan. 2021-Jan. 2022, each for $200, and one for the cover, $400. Images will be juried by independent professionals. The calendar will be designed by graphic artist Leann Johnson. For submission criteria and procedure, go to northeastcdc.org

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Ward 1 Virtual Community Forums on 8/5 & 8/6

From CM Kevin Reich….

I hope you’ll join us for the first two in a series of dialogues that aim to inform the larger public safety conversation and  explore specific aspects of our current public safety system and oversight mechanisms, and discuss avenues for transformative change.

Transparency & Accountability in Policing

6:30 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 5

With special guests Afsheen Foroozan, Laura Westphal and Andrew Hawkins.


Violence Prevention: A Public Health Perspective

Thursday, August 6, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

With special guests Sasha Cotton and Anthony Smith.

*Please note the corrected Conference ID for this meeting.

Click HERE to find additional instructions for how to join an online meeting

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