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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.
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.
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.
The next Northeast Farmers Market
Winter Market is Wednesday, December 21st!
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!
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
Water Wednesday: The Low-Salt Diet
Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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!
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.
Come have some fun for a good cause. The Bottineau Neighborhood is raising funds to continue their air pollution study for Northeast.