I-94 Construction from Brooklyn Center to Hiawatha in 2017

Construction Coming to I94

For anyone who commutes via I94, a large construction project will reduce I-94 east of Highway 55 to two lanes each side for much of 2017. MnDOT will also be doing work on the Lowry Tunnel that will require one side of it to be closed for about seven weeks at a time.

MnDOT will also need to close one side of I-94 for four weekends in August while crews lay asphalt. The bridge at I-94 west in Brooklyn Center will be repaired and Highway 252 south will be closed for about three months.

For more information on the project, visit the project website HERE.

There will also be an open house on February 23rd, from 4-7pm at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Building (2117 West River Road, Mpls) in the Nokomis Room to learn more about this project and others.

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Free Tax Prep Service for Low Income and Seniors

Trained volunteers will be available at these nearby sites.  AARP Tax aide is for seniors and VITA is for low income families.  For more information on income/age requirements check  here.

  • EAST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES (AARP TAX AIDE)
    1700 2ND ST NE
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN   55413
    County: HENNEPIN
    Program: AARP Tax Aide
    Site Availability: 2/1/2017 – 4/18/2017
    Days Open: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY
    Hours Open: MONDAYS 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM AND WEDNESDAYS 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Appt or Walk In: By Appt. Only
    Phone: 612-787-4000
    Accessible to persons with mobility issues
  • EAST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES VITA
    1700 2ND STREET NE
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN   55413
    County: HENNEPIN
    Program: VITA
    Site Availability: 1/21/2017 – 4/15/2017
    Days Open: TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY
    Hours Open: TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 5:15 PM – 9:00 PM, SATURDAY 8:15 AM – 1:00 PM
    Appt or Walk In: Walk-In Only
  • MURZYN HALL SENIOR CENTER
    530 MILL ST NE
    COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, MN   55421
    County: ANOKA
    Program: AARP Tax Aide
    Site Availability: 2/2/2017 – 4/13/2017
    Days Open: TUESDAY, THURSDAY
    Hours Open: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (NOON)
    Appt or Walk In: Walk-In Only
    Accessible to persons with mobility issues
    Comments: WALK-INS SERVED AS TIME PERMITS. RETURNING CLIENTS WILL BE SERVED ON 4/6 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM FOR PROPERTY TAX REFUND ONLY.

 

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Draft Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday January 23, 2017

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday January 23, 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 of the  Minutes for CPNA meeting Monday November 21, 2016

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

6:50 – Open Time for public comment (this is new to give any neighbors or others who drop in a chance to speak to the board)

6:59 – General Meeting

7:00- New Business

Mohamed Cali from East African Radio KALY 101.7FM will be talking to us about how we can partner to get information out to our East African Residents in Columbia Park

The 2017 Minneapolis Earth Day Clean Up will take place Saturday, April 22, from 9:30am – Noon.   Liz has a conflict and is unable to be site coordinator, looking for a volunteer.

Roll over of remaining 2016 CPP funds to April of 2017 to get through until new budget approved

Proposed 2017-19 CPP budget

Rankings of NPP projects via the survey for how to allocate our NPP and NRP rollover dollars

7:15- Old Business

Sidewalk at Hi View Park

7:30 – Crime and Safety Update

2PAC update

7:45 – Announcements/ Communications

Listening Sessions with Senator Dziedzic and Representative Loeffler

Bottineau Park Multipurpose Room      Windom Park Multipurpose Room 2000 2nd St NE                                                      2251 NE Hayes St.
Sat. Jan 28, 2017   10 to 11am                              Sat. Jan 28, 2017   1:30 to 2:30pm

 

Prepare + Prosper is a local nonprofit that provides free tax preparation, financial services, and financial coaching to individual and families. Their IRS-certified volunteers will get you the maximum refund. From January 21 to April 15, they operate eight tax sites in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Hopkins, and Bloomington. They are based in St. Paul year-round. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Prepare + Prosper at 651-287-0187 or www.prepareandprosper.org.

 

READING PARTNERS

Looking for a new volunteer opportunity in the new year?  Try Reading Partners!  Reading Partners Twin Cities is seeking volunteer tutors at Northeast College Prep, located at 300 Industrial Blvd NE.  Our volunteers make a lifelong impact on a child who struggles with reading.  We currently have more than 20 students at NECP waiting for a tutor! – Give as little as one hour a week (we welcome more, if you are able)!- Tutoring takes place Monday-Thursday during school hours (8:20am-3pm).- Follow a highly effective, structured and easy-to-use curriculum.- No formal teaching experience is required. For more information, please visit our website at http://readingpartners.org or contact Kelly Rynda, volunteer coordinator, at kelly.rynda@readingpartners.org or (651) 362-0430.

 

8:00- Adjourn

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What to do with the Lock and Dam now that it’s closed????

FINAL Lock Public Meeting Invite_1.24.17

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Northern Metals Listening Session Jan 18th

Listening session Wednesday, Jan. 18 on a possible Northern Metals settlement

 The City of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will host a meeting Jan. 18 to discuss recent developments regarding air pollution in north Minneapolis and Northern Metals Recycling.

Northern Metals, the City and the MPCA are close to reaching a settlement. Part of the settlement includes Northern Metals setting aside a sum of money to be used for remedying the effects of the company’s excess air pollution.

The final agreement needs to include details about how to use of this funding. Input is needed from  Ward 1 and Ward 3 residents on how best to use this part of the settlement (for example, pollution reduction or community health projects, etc.).

Ward 1 and Ward 3 Northern Metals listening session

Wednesday, Jan. 18
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Eastside Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second St. NE

Child care will be provided. In order to better accommodate child care needs, please call Leslie at 612-673-3544 if you would like child care. We would like to know how many children to expect.

At the meeting, MPCA officials will give a summary regarding the possible settlement and Minneapolis Health Department staff will give a presentation on environmental public health concerns in the area.

Questions? Call 311 for more information.

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Stormwater Pipe Repairs near the Archery Range start Jan 3rd

The City of Minneapolis Public Works Department contractors will be repairing a 60″ storm water pipe that runs under the Archery Range in Columbia Park.  Due to its location by the elevated railroad tracks and bridge over St. Anthony Parkway the roadway will need to be one lane at times.  This will be during work hours only and staff will be in place to control traffic.  Please use caution when driving in this area. To see a detailed map click on the link below.

St Anthony Parkway Construction Map

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Happy Holidays from CPNA

Happy Holidays from CPNA.  Our latest newsletter should have arrived at your mailbox, but if not you can read it online here.  For activities for those out of school for the next week check out the activities in the parks.

We hope to see you in 2017!  Our calendar of meeting dates is here.

Watch the website and the newsletters for volunteer opportunities as well, including the annual Earth Day clean up and the Annual Meeting and Potluck picnic.

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Indoor Farmer’s Market December 21st

The next Northeast Farmers Market
Winter Market is Wednesday, December 21st!

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No Meeting in December

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CPNA will be meeting again in January, meanwhile enjoy all Minneapolis has to offer in December.  Meet Minneapolis has a calendar of events to check here.

NEMplsOnline lists local NE events here.

Look for our December Newsletter arriving in your mailbox this month!

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Draft Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday November 21, 2016

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday November 21, 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

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:35 – Approval the Meeting Minutes from October 17, 2016
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – Old Business

Kristin Petersen with an update about the St Anthony Parkway Bridge

Marcus Mills and Pat Vogel from the NECE quarterly visit

Look at draft policies for the new NCR guidelines, and vote to approve if acceptable

  • Grievance procedure,
  • Conflict of interest policy and procedure,
  • Equal Opportunity Employment (EOE) or Affirmative Action (AA) plan and policy, and
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) plan and policy
  • Financial policies and procedures,
  • Personnel policy and job descriptions (if the organization has paid staff)

Recovery House change at 524 37th AV NE

Raingardens in 2017

Renewal of staff contract

7:15 – New Business

Adding a public comment period to the board/general meetings

7:30 – Crime and Safety Update
7:45 – Announcements/ Communications

American Craft Council Library Open House and Craft Sale

Saturday, December 3, 10 am — 5 pm

American Craft Council Library, 1224 Marshall Street NE, Suite 200

The American Craft Council invites you to join them in the ACC Library for a festive holiday celebration featuring exhibits, programs, interactive activities and works for sale by several of their favorite local makers. Visit our website or follow us on social media for more details this fall. The Library Salon Series is free and open to the public; however, space is limited. For more information: (612) 206-3100 or library@craftcouncil.org.

1850s Holiday Party

Sunday, December 4, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Ard Godfrey House, in Chute Square Park at corner of University and Central

Enjoy light refreshments, musical entertainment and guided tours of the oldest remaining wood frame residence in Minneapolis, built in 1849. The home will be decorated for the holidays in the modest style of the era, and the Woman’s Club guides will be dressed in period costume. See how the Godfrey family might have celebrated the holidays in the new community at St. Anthony Falls. Children are welcome and will receive free Godfrey House buttons. Admission is free (but donations are suggested and welcome). No reservations required. Sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis. For more information or to arrange group tours: 612-781-8791 or http://www.womansclub.org/club/scripts/section/section.asp?NS=AGH.

Holiday Train

Bringing the community together for a night of holiday lights, entertainment, and family fun to support the East Side food shelves. Enjoy a night of live musical entertainment by Kelly Prescott and Colin James, kid’s activities, and refreshments. Bring a cash or healthy non-perishable food donation to the Holiday Train event. This event is free and open to the community.

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM at Lions Park on 37th Avenue NE between 37th Avenue NE and Stinson Boulevard. Holiday Train will arrive at 7:00 PM. Don’t Miss the Train!

 REMINDER: NO MEETING IN DECEMBER

See you in 2017 on Monday January 23rd

8:00 – Adjourn

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