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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Keep Salt out of our River!

Water Wednesday: The Low-Salt Diet

Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Free

A woman shoveling snow.

Pollution-free winter maintenance is a learned skill. Get tips for keeping your sidewalks and driveways snow and ice-free this winter while minimizing the use of harmful salt and deicers that pollute our waterbodies.

Learn ways to save money while protecting the environment. Our in-house expert, Udai Singh, will cover how to choose the right deicers and when to apply them, how to choose between sand and salt, how much material to apply and how to avoid it altogether!

Details

Date:
Wednesday, December 14
Time:
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
Phone:
612-465-8780
Email:
contacts@mwmo.org
Website:
http://www.mwmo.org/
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Upcoming Holiday events for the Family

2016 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Saturday, December 10 – 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Lions Park on 37th Ave NE (between 37th Ave & Stinson Blvd)
Holiday Train will arrive at 7:00 PM
Don’t Miss the Train!
Bringing the community together for a night of holiday lights, entertainment and family fun to support the food shelves of East Side Neighborhood Services. Enjoy a night of live musical entertainment by Kelly Prescott and Colin James, kid’s activities, and refreshments.
Support the food shelves at East Side Neighborhood Services in by bringing a cash or healthy non-perishable food donation to the Holiday Train event on December 10.
This event is free and open to the community.
santa-with-cookie.jpg Santa Brunch

Saturday, December 17th   10:00 – 1:00pm
Audubon Park – 1320 29th Ave NE

This year we will be splitting the Santa Brunch into 2 different time slots to accommodate all the families that enjoy this event. We will still have pancakes, scramble eggs, sausage, fruit and beverages. We will also be having a gingerbread house making craft and will have all the goodies you need to make a yummy gingerbread house. Santa will be making a stop as well, so the little ones can have a picture taken with him. Make sure to pre-register each participant and only the children will be able to make gingerbread houses.

Click here to Register for Slot One
Click here to Register for Slot Two

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Benefit to Fund Air Pollution Study

Come have some fun for a good cause.  The Bottineau Neighborhood is raising funds to continue their air pollution study for Northeast.

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2017 Raingarden Program for CPNA residents

The Columbia Park Neighborhood Association (CPNA) is contemplating offering CPNA neighbors the chance to create a rain garden on their property to help keep storm water in homeowners yards.  The long term outcome being less water entering the Mississippi River via the storm drains of Columbia Park.

We offer to provide an opportunity to work with Metro Blooms and Conservation Corps workers by paying a portion of the fees related to design and installation.  We have offered rain gardens in the past and have heard there are neighbors still interested.  We would like to gauge the level of interest for 2017 by our November meeting so we can allocate funding.

If you are interested please contact the neighborhood association through our staff person Liz Wielinski at contact (at) columbiapark (dot) org or at 612-390-3735 by November 18, 2016. If we have at least 4 interested gardeners we will contact you after the vote to put things in motion. The costs and labor involved are listed below.  We are being very specific so as there are no surprises about the homeowners costs and responsibilities.

Property Owner Responsibilities and Costs (dates of service delivery are determined by Metro Blooms)

  • Work with consultant to design the garden $75 (up to 200 sq ft)
  • Mulch $50/property
  • Plants $200-$300/property
  • Sod/Soil disposal (optional as homeowner can choose to move and use this elsewhere on their yard) $40/property
  • Pick up plants from delivery site and install them in the garden, spread mulch
  • Maintain garden

Total cost $325-$465/property

CPNA will be responsible for paying Metro Bloom’s fees and services including the heavy work of excavating out the soil and sod from the garden site. Our cost per garden is $475.

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Calling all Superheros!!!

Superhero Night Out
Bottineau Park – 2000 Second St NE
Saturday, November 12th   6:00pm-7:30pm
 
Come to the park and have your child wear their favorite super hero costume!
Come enjoy music and a DJ, games, treats, a bouncy house and more!

Register Here

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