Columbia Park Meeting Draft Agenda for Monday March 16, 2015

Columbia Park Meeting Agenda for  Monday March 16, 2015
Columbia Manor 3300 Central AV NE

Need Accessible entrance opened call Liz at 612-390-3735

 Board Members:  Jane McCarney , Jeff Schalles, Darielle Dannon,  Mike Melman, Irro Mohamed, Elaine Nissen, Justin Martin

Other: Staff: Liz Wielinski

# in attendance

6:30 – Call to Order

6:31 – Approval of the Agenda

6:35 – Approval the Draft Minutes for CPNA meeting February 23, 2015

6:39 – Treasurer’s Report

7:00 – Old Business

Draft CPNA resolution regarding the proposed rail changes in Crystal and Robbinsdale

St Anthony parkway bridge update

Trucks on 5th ST NE –Jeff Bixler

7:15 – New Business

NCR Community non Conference on Saturday March 21, 2015

Gateway Gardens meeting at the manor on Thur March 26th 6:30  new sign going up soon


7:30 – Announcements/ Communications

2015 Local Food Resource Hubs Seed Distribution

The Hubs are community based networks of residents, organizations, and businesses supporting each other to grow, cook, and preserve fruits and vegetables and increase health and access to fresh food.

The Northeast/Southeast Seed Distribution will be on Wednesday, April 1st from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Waite Park Community Center located at 1810 34th Ave. NE, Minneapolis.

Seeds available: Herbs: Basil, dill, cilantro, parsley; a variety of fresh and dried beans, beets, broccoli raab, cantelope, carrots, swiss chard, collards, corn, cucumbers, kale, mustard greens, a variety of asian greens, lettuce, scallions, parsnips, snap peas, pumpkin, radish, spinach, summer and winter squash, turnips, and watermelon

TO JOIN, SIGN UP ONLINE AT: WWW.GARDENINGMATTERS.ORG/HUBS or pick up, complete, and mail the form and payment to: Gardening Matters, 310 E. 38th St #204B, Minneapolis, MN 55409


Why join?

  • Grow your own fresh produce!
  • Engage in local food issues, making healthy, locally-grown food more accessible in your neighborhood!
  • Receive seeds, seedlings, to help your garden grow!
  • Connect with other gardeners in your neighborhood to share and swap resources!
  • Share your skills and learn from others about gardening techniques, compost, cooking, food preservation, and more!
  • No gardening experience is required!
  • Beginners are welcome!


Tuesday April 7, 2015 1:30pm City Council Chambers, Minneapolis City Hall

You are invited to comment on Minneapolis’ proposed FY 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. The 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan covers the City’s application and Five-Year Strategy for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG), and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) federal entitlement funding.

The Consolidated Plan is an application to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) articulating the City’s housing and community development strategies for low- and moderate-income residents at or below 80 percent of the metropolitan median income level.

We invite your participation by speaking at the hearing and/or submitting written comments before, during, or after the hearing on April 7, 2015. To have your name placed on the Public Hearing Speakers List, call (612) 673-2219. Please indicate if you will require any accessibility assistance or interpreter/translation services.

On April 17, 2015, the City will submit its 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan to HUD.  It will include the 2015 budget for the HUD entitlement funds the City expects to receive beginning June 1, 2015.

Listed below are HUD’s entitlement amounts for the 2015 Consolidated Plan

Entitlement Program 2015 HUD Appropriation
CDBG $10,452,853
HOME $1,953,039
ESG $955,772
HOPWA $1,039,291


If you wish to read the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, it is available for review at the Office of Grants & Special Projects (307M City Hall), at all Minneapolis public libraries, offices of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, and on the web at

If you are unable to attend this public hearing, or if you have any questions on the Consolidated Plan, you may send comments to:

Matt Bower, Manager, Resource Coordination

Intergovernmental Relations – Office of Grants and Special Projects

307M City Hall

350 South Fifth Street

Minneapolis, MN 55415

Fax: (612) 673-3250

Phone: (612) 673-2188


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