Draft Agenda CPNA Board/General Meeting on Monday March 21, 2016

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

Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Monday March 21, 2016

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions

6:31 – Approval of the Agenda

6:35 – Approval the Draft CPNA Minutes for February 22, 2016

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

6:59 – General Meeting

7:00 – Old Business

St Anthony Parkway Bridge Kristen Peterson

Velodrome at the Capitol (Sen. Dziedzic may be able to come but has sent an update)

Northeast Polytechnic  update emailed from Clark Bremer

7:15 – New Business

Annual Meeting in June

2016 Gateway Garden Meeting recap

7:30 – Crime and Safety Update


7:45 – Announcements/ Communications

Sunday April 3, 2016  Holland Neighborhoods HOTDISH REVOLUTION


Organics Recycling Training – April 9, 2016: Come to one of two sessions to get your organics recycling questions answered. Sessions will include brief presentations from organics recycling experts and hands-on demonstrations and tips to make organics recycling easy. The morning session (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.) will be held at Reverand Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park and the afternoon session (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) will be held at Folwell Park. http://www.minneapolismn.gov/solid-waste/organics/index.htm

Community Solar Gardens

There has been a lot of talk about community solar gardens lately, and the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul have joined forces with Fresh Energy and the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) to offer two upcoming events for residents.

These Community Solar Garden ‘Speed Dating’ events, http://fresh-energy.org/solarspeeddating/ one in Minneapolis and one in Saint Paul, will start out by educating attendees about how community solar gardens work and questions they should ask developers, and then they’ll have to chance to chat face-to-face with various developers to see if they can ‘find the right one.’ Fun AND educational, right?

Please do whatever you can to spread the word to your residents–I’ve included more information below my signature. There was just a nice article in the Southwest Journal  http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/green-digest/2016/03/meet-that-special-community-solar-garden/ about it, too. If you know your local newspaper and other community organizations, feel free to send it along to them as well.

Egg Hunt

Sat March 26, 9:30-11:30am, Audubon Park Rec Center, https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/egg-hunt/54337

East Side Neighborhood Services

Maintain independence and improve balance! “A Matter of Balance,” an award winning, evidence-based 8-week class, begins Wednesday, March 30th from 1:30-3:30pm at East Side Neighborhood Services. This class is designed to empower participants to increase their activity levels and manage falls by learning to make changes to daily behavior, learning physical exercises that improve strength and balance, and setting goals. A Matter of Balance is sponsored by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Agency. The cost of the class is on a sliding fee scale. Reserve your space early – spots are limited. Contact Brenna Horn at 612-787-4055 to register.

Prepare and Prosper FREE Tax Preparation Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings, Saturday mornings January 23 – April 18 at East Side Prepare and Prosper will provide free tax preparation to low-income individuals and families. There is no need to sign up – service is walk-in only. The order in which clients are served will be determined randomly. Everyone present at the sign-in time, which is 5:15 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, and 8:15 am on Saturday, has an equal chance to be served and to be seen first. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before the sign-in time. Those arriving after the sign in time will be served if there is time.

FREE Tax Assistance for Seniors – February 1 to April 13 AARP will be providing free tax assistance to low-income senior and disabled individuals at East Side. Assistance is by appointment only and may be made in person or by calling the front desk. Volunteer tax preparers will be here Monday afternoons and Wednesday evenings beginning February 1 through April 13. Appointment times fill up fast, so if you know anyone that could benefit, encourage them to call early. (612) 781-6011

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance 12 week class to reduce risk of falls by improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility through coordinated movements in a slow, circular, flowing motion. $10 suggested donation pays for 24 classes. Contact Brenna Horn to register 612-787-4055, bhorn@esns.org. Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance is sponsored by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging in the 7 county metro area.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions – Six week workshop Contact Brenna Horn to register: (612) 787-4055 or bhorn@esns.org

Elder Law Clinics at ESNS – Next Clinic: April 23, 2016 Neighborhood Seniors can meet with an attorney for a half-hour consultation at no charge. Appointments begin at 10:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. To make an appointment contact Laura at (612) 781-6011 or lmurphy@esns.org. Clinic dates for 2016: April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24 and October 22.

8:00- Adjourn

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