Draft Agenda for the Board/General Meeting for Monday April 16, 2018

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday April 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE.

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.

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:35 – Approval the Draft Minutes for CPNA meeting Monday March 19, 2018
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:45- Open Time
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – New Business

Sophia Faacks:   iMatter Minneapolis http://www.imatteryouth.org/minneapolis-mn-2/
Discussion of a climate change resolution iMatter Minneapolis would like CPNA to consider signing onto
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CLmklC-lVxB5_YIgaLNLVoCf-bfiMPCeAhi-LuH026U/edit

NCEC electors
The City-wide meeting to elect four neighborhood Commissioners will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Crown Roller Mill, 105 5th Avenue South.
Each neighborhood will elect one elector and one alternate to send to the meeting.

Our new electronics need new software

Comment letter to City of Minneapolis regarding the Future of Neighborhoods 2020 Plan

7:15 – Old Business

Earth Day…this coming Saturday at Columbia Park

Gateway Site
What to do with the old
Who might be the next owner

Annual Meeting update
7:30 – Crime and Safety Update
7:45- Items for next meeting agenda
7:50 – Announcements/ Communications

Spring Street Sweeping Begins April 17th

With spring approaching, Public Works crews are gearing up to start the City’s street sweeping program to clear away the grime from winter. The City has scheduled Tuesday, April 17th for the first day of sweeping. Drivers should watch for temporary “No Parking” signs to avoid a ticket and tow. Starting April 17th for approximately four weeks, sweeping crews will take care of more than 1,000 miles of city streets in addition to sweeping alleys. To make sure the crews can do the most complete job possible, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance to make sure streets are clear of parked vehicles. Drivers need to follow street sweeping parking rules or they may have their cars ticketed and towed to the Minneapolis Impound Lot. Residents, workers, and visitors have several ways to find out more about street sweeping: • “No Parking” signs – Crews will post “No Parking” signs at least 24 hours before sweeping any streets. Parking will be banned from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the day a street is swept.

The “No Parking” signs will be removed as soon as possible after a street has been completely swept to allow people to resume parking. Drivers should not park along these streets until these temporary “No Parking” signs are removed. • Interactive web tool –Use a tool on the City’s website to find out when the sweeping crews are coming through their neighborhoods. By the Friday before the first week of the sweep, people can go to www.minneapolismn.gov/publicworks/streetsweeping and click on “street sweeping schedule lookup” to find out which week a street is scheduled to be swept. Minneapolis streets are swept completely curb to curb once in the spring and once in the fall.

Save the Date for Art-a-Whirl Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA),
Art-A-Whirl is an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork. Art-A-Whirl is the largest open studio tour in the country.  Art-A-Whirl takes place annually throughout Northeast Minneapolis during the third weekend of May; it’s free and open to the public. More information at www.nemaa.org/art-a-whirl 2018 Dates and Hours: Friday, May 18th: 5:00-10:00PM Saturday, May 19th: Noon-8:00PM Sunday, May 20th: Noon-5:00PM

East Side Neighborhood Services Annual Celebration Fundraiser

Held at Nicollet Island Pavilion with beautiful skyline views from the bank of the Mississippi River, “Night at the Nic” (formally known as the East Side Wine Tasting) includes samples of wine, local cuisine, and microbrews. Support East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS) through their silent auction and giving opportunities! Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Purchase online at www.eventbrite.com/e/night-atthe-nic-east-side-annual-celebration-tickets-43443957045. East Side has been a centerpiece of the Northeast Minneapolis community for over a century. Today, it continues to be a place where people receive support to solve immediate needs or engage strategies to achieve self-sufficiency and stability. Night at the Nic supports educational pathways for children and youth, social engagement for older adults, and growth for families. For more information, please contact Mary Anstett at MAnstett@esns.org or Kaylee Lofboom at KLofboom@esns.org. Must be 21 years of age to attend. To learn more about the work ESNS does, visit their website at www.esns.org.

University Av Construction

University AV Construction begins Monday April 23rd for those interested in MnDOT’s project on University Avenue from 27th Avenue in Minneapolis to 40th Avenue in Columbia Heights. The web page is here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy47mpls/ You can sign up for general email updates here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNDOT/subscriber/new?topic_id=MNDOT_396 We hope you will share information from this email with people on your emails lists to make sure everyone gets the word. Project starts April 23 The plan is to start April 23. University Avenue from Lowry Avenue in Minneapolis to 44th Street in Columbia Heights will close for two months, weather permitting. The work will start on the north end at 40th Avenue in Columbia Heights. This will take two to three weeks. I have attached a detour for the businesses in the area. We will be going out to visit them next week to alert them to the changes. The detour for those trying to get around the construction will be Central Avenue. Trucks will still be able to access the CP Rail Yard through detours we have provided them. The general schedule that shows  what is closed and detours is attached. Residents should be aware of construction noise in the area and potentially some occasional work that will start before 7 a.m. and continue past 8 p.m. We will update you as the schedule becomes more solid. This work needs to be done in temps above 50 degrees. We will keep you posted if the start is delayed. The plan is to have the project done by mid-June. John Tompkins will be having weekly calls for truckers starting April 27 to discuss any issues and to share updates. That number is 1-866-265-0989 Code: 2822440658. Dave Aeikens Minnesota Department of Transportation Metro Communications and Engagement Phone: 651-234-7511 Cell: 651-775-1261

Minneapolis yard waste pickup begins Yard waste pickup begins the week of April 9 on your trash pickup day. Yard waste can be put out in Kraft Paper, compostable bags or in sturdy handled plastic bins of no more than 33 gallons. Branches can be bundled with twine.
8:00- Adjourn

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FREE JOB FAIR AT ESNS

East Side Job Fair

Wednesday, April 18
10:30am – 2:30pm
East Side Neighborhood Services
1700 Second St. NE

Join ESNS for the first annual East Side Job Fair, a free opportunity for job seekers to speak with 20+ companies currently hiring workers for childcare, warehouse, healthcare, customer service, and more. During the event, companies will accept resumes, help individuals with applications, conduct onsite interviews, and answer questions. Registration is not required.

More info at http://www.esns.org/event-2829702

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Draft Agenda for the Board/General Meeting for Monday March 19, 2018

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday March 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE.

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.

Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Monday March 19, 2018

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions

6:31 – Approval of the Agenda

6:35 – Approval the Draft Minutes for CPNA meeting Monday February 26, 2018

6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File March report

6:45- Open Time

6:59 – General Meeting

7:00 – New Business

Future of Gateway Project after sale of HCRRA property Mary Altmann City of Minneapolis Public Art

End of year report for 2017 to submit to NCR

7:15 – Old Business

Neighborhoods 2020…  comments on NCR draft, NE Neighborhoods Joint statement

Annual Meeting planning

7:30 – Crime and Safety Update

7:45- Items for next meeting agenda Pat Vogel from the NCEC, iMatter Minneapolis regarding Climate Change Resolution

7:50 – Announcements/ Communications

Friday, March 30

Tiny Tot Spring Party

Free | Ages 1-6

Logan Park | 10 am-noon
Register online

Saturday, March 31

Egg Hunt

$6 per child | Ages 6 and under

Audubon Park | 9:30-11:30 am (egg hunt at 11 am)
Register online

Saturday, March 31

Bunny Party and Egg Hunt

Free | For ages 7-12

Windom Northeast Park | noon-2 pm No registration required

8:00- Adjourn

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City looking at the future of neighborhood funding

2020 LogoThe funding stream being used to fund the
neighborhood groups in Minneapolis will expire
at the end of 2019.  The money will then return to the
general fund to be used based on budgets made by
Mayor Frey and the City Council.  For more information about the various proposed plans and how you
can participate read all about it on the Neighborhood and Community Relations (NCR) department website here.

 

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Draft Agenda for the Board/General Meeting for Monday February 26, 2018

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday February 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE.

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.

Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Monday February 26, 2018

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions

6:31 – Approval of the Agenda

6:35 – Approval the Draft Minutes for October 16, 2017 CPNA meeting

6:39 – Treasurer’s Reports- Receive and File

6:42 – Motion to purchase a new digital camera

6:43- Approve Liz’s contract for 2018

6:44- Approve using CEE as our new revolving loan program vendor

6:45- CM Reich and public works regarding construction along 37th AV NE this summer

6:59 – General Meeting

7:00 – East of the River Planning with the MPRB staff for the parks in the Columbia Park Neighborhood to include
• Hi-View Park
• Architect Triangle
• Columbia Park (including the dog park, archery range, rugby pitch, picnic pavilion, tennis courts and play area, paths etc…)
• Any comments related to the non-neighborhood park areas for staff to consider (Columbia Parkway, St Anthony Parkway from Central to the River, golf course, driving range)

Announcements:

FIRE STATION 15  Open House

Last August, Fire Station 15 was closed to allow for significant repairs and renovations, including the complete replacement of the apparatus floor, new wiring, kitchen remodeling, wiring and HVAC work. The work is done and Fire Chief John Fruetel and Council Member Kevin Reich invite you to an Open House to celebrate the newly remodeled station.
When: 1 – 3 p.m., Saturday, March 3
Where: 2701 Johnson Street NE
Join your friends and neighbors to tour the station, meet your neighborhood firefighters, try on gear and enjoy some refreshments!

Seeking Input on Your Favorite River Views
Now through spring 2018, the 25 metro-area cities and towns in our local national park, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, are working to identify scenic river views worth protecting. Once each city has determined its list, they must work to protect these views according to new state rules that protect the metro river corridor. Friends of the Mississippi River is working to help our cities compile the best list possible. Check out the views submitted so far, and then tell them about yours or help by contributing a missing photo. For more information and to submit one or more suggestions: https://fmr.org/news/2017/12/07/twin-cities-river-views.

File Your Taxes for Free with Prepare + Prosper

Once again, East Side Neighborhood Services (1700 Second St NE) is the place for Northeasters to receive free tax preparation services. The sessions begin Saturday, January 20, and end Saturday April 14, 2018. “First come, first served” walk-in help sessions are held three days week at ESNS.

Tuesday and Thursday sign-in begins at 5:30 PM; Saturday sign-in begins at 9 AM. IRS-certified volunteers from Prepare + Prosper work one-on-one with taxpayers to help them claim all the credits they’ve earned. The nonprofit also provides financial services to help people save some of their refund, get connected to financial coaching, or to answer money-related questions.

Individuals with an annual income of $35,000 or less in 2017, plus families and self-employed taxpayers with an annual income of $55,000 or less in 2017, are eligible to file their taxes through this service for free. Everyone present at the sign-in time has an equal chance to be served and to be seen first. Order is determined randomly. Those arriving after sign-in will be served if there is space. Due to capacity, P+P might not see everyone on the day of the clinic. Please allow 2-4 hours for preparation. Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before the sign-in time.

What to bring to the tax clinic:

You must bring a Social Security Card for each person on the return or an ITIN tax number or letter for each person on the return; a picture ID; checking and/or savings account numbers and bank routing numbers. All income statements should be brought to the clinic, official documents such as W-2s from each job, Unemployment Form 1099-G, Social Security benefits Form SSA-1099, Interest Income 1099-INT, Dividend Income 1099-DIV, Retirement Plants Form 1099-R, Gambling Winnings Form W-2G, Miscellaneous Income 1099-MISC, Sale of Stock 1099-B, Scholarships and Grants 1098-T, and Health Insurance purchased through MNSURE form 1095-A. Bring a copy of your 2016 tax return if you filed in 2017 and have retained a copy.

Special circumstances may require that you bring additional income statements for MFIP, SSI, MSA, GA, Veteran Benefits, and workers compensation. If you are claiming deductions for education expenses for K-12 children, bring receipts for supplies like pencils and notebooks. Also, if you paid for tutoring, musical instruments and lessons, or anything like that, bring receipts. If you paid for tuition at a college or technical school, bring form 1098-T. If you paid interest on student loans, bring form 1098-E. If you paid for childcare, you are required to submit the provider’s name, address, and tax ID or Social Security number.

To deduct interest on a home mortgage, you need to bring form 1098 and the real estate taxes payable to the County in 2017 that is mailed in March of this year. If you are a renter, bring the CRP form provided by your landlord.

Finally, bring receipts of cash and other contributions you made to charity. The more correct information you bring, the bigger the refund.

Call P+P at 651-287-0187 if you have any questions.

Eastside Meals on Wheels seeking new board treasurer
Job description
Purpose: To oversee all financial aspects of the Eastside Meals on Wheels program to ensure adequate cash flow for continuous operation.

IX Treasurer responsibilities:
The Treasurer is responsible for ensuring that all financial accounts have current signatories recorded with financial institutions at all times. The Treasurer is required to take necessary steps to add or remove their own and other signatories from accounts as needed. The Treasurer is responsible for carrying out Board-approved financial decisions and enforcing and monitoring financial policies. The Treasurer is also required to give a quarterly financial report to the Board. The Treasurer is elected at the annual meeting of EMOW to hold office for a two-year term, or until a successor is elected and qualified. They are eligible for re-election for one additional consecutive two-year term.

Reports to: Board of Directors

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as Chair of the Finance Committee
  • Manages, with the Finance Committee, the Board’s review of, and action related to, the Board’s financial responsibilities
  • Works with the Executive Director and bookkeeper to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the Board on a timely basis
  • Oversee Bookkeeper activity
  • Initiate preparation of the annual budget
  • Assists the Executive Director and bookkeeper in preparing the annual budget, and presenting the budget to the Board for approval
  • Works with the Finance Committee and the Executive Director to develop Fiscal Policies for recommendation to the Board to ensure the financial integrity and sustainability of the organization
  • Works with the Finance Committee and the Executive Director to develop long-term financial strategies
  • Keeps currently informed of legal, regulatory and sector developments relating to the Board’s financial responsibilities
  • Attend all Finance Committee and Board Meetings and be prepared to give an up-to-date financial report
  • Oversee financial records, including all contributions received, monies from sale of meals, fundraising, grants, and donations
  • Authorized to sign checks and legal documents
  • Review performance of investments annually or more often as needed
  • Recommend investment changes as appropriate to reflect the organization’s financial objectives
  • Ensure that a year-end financial report is prepared and presented to the board

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business or finance is preferred
  • Experience managing finances for a business or organization
  • Knowledge of federal funding as it applies to nonprofits is beneficial
  • Financial knowledge of the organization
  • Personal commitment to devote the time necessary to perform the responsibilities of Treasurer

Contact Eileen Hafften at 612-277-2529 for more information.

Next meeting: Monday March 19, 2018. Tentative agenda, Mary Altmann from the City about our Gateway Art, update from Pat Vogel NCEC and meet our new Crime Prevention Specialist

8:00- Adjourn

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Gateway Garden Site is for Sale

for saleOn Friday February 9th Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority (HCRRA) and Canadian Pacific Rail (CP) put out in a Request for Proposals (RFP) the site that is bound by 37th AV to the North, University AV to the West, 5th ST NE to the East and a line with a spur to the South.  The RFP gives a description of the property, a timeline and a map of the site as well as where to send proposals and when they are due.

The site is zoned  I-1 and the zoning code describing allowed industrial uses can be found in the City of Minneapolis Municipal Code here.  As the process continues please check back to this website or on our Nextdoor page for updates.  At this time it is unlikely we will be able to offer plots at the Gateway Garden for the 2018 planting season.

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Taxes Prepared for Free at ESNS*

File Your Taxes for Free with Prepare + Prosper

Nonprofit offers free tax preparation and financial services during the 2018 tax season Once again, East Side Neighborhood Services (1700 Second St NE) is the place for Northeasters to receive free tax preparation services. The sessions begin Saturday, January 20, and end Saturday April 14, 2018. “First come, first served” walk-in help sessions are held three days week at ESNS. Tuesday and Thursday sign-in begins at 5:30 PM; Saturday sign-in begins at 9 AM. IRS-certified volunteers from Prepare + Prosper work one-on-one with taxpayers to help them claim all the credits they’ve earned. The nonprofit also provides financial services to help people save some of their refund, get connected to financial coaching, or to answer money-related questions.

*Individuals with an annual income of $35,000 or less in 2017, plus families and self-employed taxpayers with an annual income of $55,000 or less in 2017, are eligible to file their taxes through this service for free.

Everyone present at the sign-in time has an equal chance to be served and to be seen first. Order is determined randomly. Those arriving after sign-in will be served if there is space. Due to capacity, P+P might not see everyone on the day of the clinic. Please allow 2-4 hours for preparation. Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before the sign-in time. What to bring to the tax clinic: You must bring a Social Security Card for each person on the return or an ITIN tax number or letter for each person on the return; a picture ID; checking and/or savings account numbers and bank routing numbers. All income statements should be brought to the clinic, official documents such as W-2s from each job, Unemployment Form 1099-G, Social Security benefits Form SSA-1099, Interest Income 1099-INT, Dividend Income 1099-DIV, Retirement Plants Form 1099-R, Gambling Winnings Form W-2G, Miscellaneous Income 1099-MISC, Sale of Stock 1099-B, Scholarships and Grants 1098-T, and Health Insurance purchased through MNSURE form 1095-A. Bring a copy of your 2016 tax return if you filed in 2017 and have retained a copy. Special circumstances may require that you bring additional income statements for MFIP, SSI, MSA, GA, Veteran Benefits, and workers compensation.  If you are claiming deductions for education expenses for K-12 children, bring receipts for supplies like pencils and notebooks.  Also, if you paid for tutoring, musical instruments and lessons, or anything like that, bring receipts. If you paid for tuition at a college or technical school, bring form 1098-T. If you paid interest on student loans, bring form 1098-E. If you paid for childcare, you are required to submit the provider’s name, address, and tax ID or Social Security number. To deduct interest on a home mortgage, you need to bring form 1098 and the real estate taxes payable to the County in 2017 that is mailed in March of this year. If you are a renter, bring the CRP form provided by your landlord. Finally, bring receipts of cash and other contributions you made to charity. The more correct information you bring, the bigger the refund. Call P+P at 651-287-0187 if you have any questions.

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January Board Meeting cancelled due to weather

The January 22nd board/general and park planning meeting has been cancelled due to the weather.

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Draft Agenda for the Board/General Meeting for Monday January 22, 2018

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday January 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE.

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.

Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Monday January 22, 2018

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions

6:31 – Approval of the Agenda

6:35 – Approval the Draft Minutes for October 16, 2017 CPNA meeting

6:39 – Treasurer’s Reports- Receive and File

6:42 – Motion to purchase a new digital camera

6:44- Approve Liz’s contract for 2018

6:45- Open Time (anyone can speak for up to 3 minutes…no electioneering)

6:58- Approve using CEE as our new revolving loan program vendor and transferring current unused portion of the GMHC loan program to CEE

6:59 – General Meeting

7:00 – East of the River Planning with the MPRB staff for the parks in the Columbia Park Neighborhood to include
• Hi-View Park
• Architect Triangle
• Columbia Park (including the dog park, archery range, rugby pitch, picnic pavilion, tennis courts and play area, paths etc…)
• Any comments related to the non-neighborhood park areas for staff to consider (Columbia Parkway, St Anthony Parkway from Central to the River, golf course, driving range)

Announcements:
Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan still taking input…
Over the past year, City planners have been doing a lot of listening about the future of Minneapolis. One theme we’ve heard is that everyone must benefit from a growing city. Done right, population growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for all. We have some ideas on how to achieve that, and would like to hear your thoughts.
https://www.minneapolis2040.com/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Seeking Input on Your Favorite River Views
Now through spring 2018, the 25 metro-area cities and towns in our local national park, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, are working to identify scenic river views worth protecting. Once each city has determined its list, they must work to protect these views according to new state rules that protect the metro river corridor. Friends of the Mississippi River is working to help our cities compile the best list possible. Check out the views submitted so far, and then tell them about yours or help by contributing a missing photo. For more information and to submit one or more suggestions: https://fmr.org/news/2017/12/07/twin-cities-river-views.

Community Connections Conference Saturday February 10,2018
Registration is now open!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-connections-conference-2018-tickets-41218142574
NCR invites you to participate in the 7th annual Community Connections Conference on Saturday, February 10, 2018.
The Community Connections Conference is a free event with exciting learning labs, speakers, panels, and a delicious catered lunch. The conference will build collaborations between neighborhoods, cultural communities, residents and the City. You can now view the workshops on the conference programming page.
Come join nonprofits, elected leaders, community organizations and others to learn about civic engagement opportunities, community partnerships, social justice initiatives and ways to shape local government policies.

File Your Taxes for Free with Prepare + Prosper

Once again, East Side Neighborhood Services (1700 Second St NE) is the place for Northeasters to receive free tax preparation services. The sessions begin Saturday, January 20, and end Saturday April 14, 2018. “First come, first served” walk-in help sessions are held three days week at ESNS.

Tuesday and Thursday sign-in begins at 5:30 PM; Saturday sign-in begins at 9 AM. IRS-certified volunteers from Prepare + Prosper work one-on-one with taxpayers to help them claim all the credits they’ve earned. The nonprofit also provides financial services to help people save some of their refund, get connected to financial coaching, or to answer money-related questions.

Individuals with an annual income of $35,000 or less in 2017, plus families and self-employed taxpayers with an annual income of $55,000 or less in 2017, are eligible to file their taxes through this service for free. Everyone present at the sign-in time has an equal chance to be served and to be seen first. Order is determined randomly. Those arriving after sign-in will be served if there is space. Due to capacity, P+P might not see everyone on the day of the clinic. Please allow 2-4 hours for preparation. Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before the sign-in time.

What to bring to the tax clinic:

You must bring a Social Security Card for each person on the return or an ITIN tax number or letter for each person on the return; a picture ID; checking and/or savings account numbers and bank routing numbers. All income statements should be brought to the clinic, official documents such as W-2s from each job, Unemployment Form 1099-G, Social Security benefits Form SSA-1099, Interest Income 1099-INT, Dividend Income 1099-DIV, Retirement Plants Form 1099-R, Gambling Winnings Form W-2G, Miscellaneous Income 1099-MISC, Sale of Stock 1099-B, Scholarships and Grants 1098-T, and Health Insurance purchased through MNSURE form 1095-A. Bring a copy of your 2016 tax return if you filed in 2017 and have retained a copy.

Special circumstances may require that you bring additional income statements for MFIP, SSI, MSA, GA, Veteran Benefits, and workers compensation. If you are claiming deductions for education expenses for K-12 children, bring receipts for supplies like pencils and notebooks. Also, if you paid for tutoring, musical instruments and lessons, or anything like that, bring receipts. If you paid for tuition at a college or technical school, bring form 1098-T. If you paid interest on student loans, bring form 1098-E. If you paid for childcare, you are required to submit the provider’s name, address, and tax ID or Social Security number.

To deduct interest on a home mortgage, you need to bring form 1098 and the real estate taxes payable to the County in 2017 that is mailed in March of this year. If you are a renter, bring the CRP form provided by your landlord.

Finally, bring receipts of cash and other contributions you made to charity. The more correct information you bring, the bigger the refund.

Call P+P at 651-287-0187 if you have any questions.

Next meeting: Monday February 26th. Tentative agenda, update from Pat Vogel NCEC and meet our new Crime Prevention Specialist

8:00- Adjourn

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East of the River Park Survey

Share your thoughts, ideas and experiences to help create long-term plan for parks in NE/SE Minneapolis

Do you use neighborhood parks in Northeast or Southeast Minneapolis? If so, we’d like to hear from you!

The East of the River Park Master Plan will create cohesive long-term plans for 36 Minneapolis park properties east of the Mississippi River. The project launched last fall. Since then, MPRB staff have hosted two official Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meetings, visited 18 different community events and worked with a Youth Design Team to begin developing the plan.

Now there’s an online survey available for people who may not have the time to find us out in the community or attend CAC meetings. Please take a few minutes to reflect on and share your experiences in NE/SE Minneapolis parks. Survey responses will be accepted until Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

East of the River Park Master Plan Survey

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