Draft Agenda CPNA Board/General Meeting on Monday May 16, 2016

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday May 16, 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 May 16, 2016

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:32 – Police update from 2nd precinct officer (if one comes, same time as Open House at the station)
6:35 – Approval the Draft Minutes for CPNA meeting March 21, 2016
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – Old Business
Adopt a HighwayClean Up with Marshall Terrace of University AV from 27th to 37th
Adopt-A-Highway clean-up, Saturday May 21, 2016. Meet at the Northwest corner of 27th Ave and University Street in the Theile Technologies, In591 36 1/2c. parking lot at 9:00 AM. CCMT will supply the  bags and the safety vests.  Participants should wear  appropriate weather wear and gloves. Refreshments will be provided.
Gateway Garden Update
Annual Meeting /Newsletter/Signs/Survey
7:15 – New Business
Northeast Parade
Ad for all neighborhood garage sale in the Northeaster
Elect electors for the NCEC commission elections
Discussion regarding a request to divide a lot into 2 lots at 591  36 1/2 Ave Ne
7:30 – Crime and Safety Update
2 PAC report
7:45 – Announcements/ Communications

21st Annual 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. Over the last 20 years, it has become the largest open studio tour in the country. Art-A-Whirl takes place annually throughout Northeast Minneapolis, the third weekend of May. This event is free and open to the public. Pick up an Artist Directory and Guide or download the 2016 Art-A-Whirl map 2016 Dates and Hours:

Friday, May 20th – 5:00-10:00 p.m.Saturday, May 21st – Noon-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 22nd – Noon-5:00 p.m.

View artwork within more than 50 locations throughout Northeast Minneapolis, including studio buildings, art galleries, homes, storefronts, businesses, and restaurants.

See the work of more than 600 artists in more than 20 mediums including clay, furniture, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and much more.

The artists’ open studio tours may include demonstrations, live performances, and large-scale exhibitions. Studio tours offer a great opportunity to ask questions, discuss techniques, experience art first-hand, and purchase unique artwork directly from the artists.


Art-A-Whirl gives you a unique opportunity to meet the artists who make our community so vibrant, and purchase artwork that you connect with. Art-A-Whirl also offers you several ways of becoming more involved in the local arts community.

NE Seniors

Thursdays – summer hours – 10:00 am. to noon.
Come for a walk on the smooth and climate controlled indoor track at Bottineau Park.  After your walk, catch up with the news and have a cup of coffee.
Location:  2000 2nd ST NE, Minneapolis.  Off-street parking available in lot next to building at no charge.
Cost: donations appreciated
Especially for Seniors Exercise Class
EVERY FRIDAY – 10:00 to 10:40 a.m.   
Join us for exercise sitting on a chair, stand & balance moves, easy marching, dyna-band strength work. Easy, gradual progression. Just stop by and check out a class. Instructor: Sara Tufvesson Doure has taught Seniors for 19 years, has a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Fitness, and has been a Personal Trainer since 1983.
Location: NE United Methodist Church, 2510 Cleveland ST NE, 1st floor.  Enter church from Cleveland ST.
Lunch and Laughter  
Tuesdays from noon-2:00 p.m.
Seniors age 60+are invited to enjoy a $5.00 lunch special at Parkway Pizza.Location: Parkway Pizza, 2851 Johnson ST NE, Minneapolis

Foot Clinic at NE United Methodist
Appointments: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Nail clipping and other foot care is provided by a nurse from Quality Foot Care. Sponsored by NE Senior Services. Call 612-781-5096 to sign up.  Location: 2510 Cleveland ST NE (NE United Methodist)  Cost: $30.00 paid to nurse
2016 UPCOMING DATES:  (3rd Monday of the month):  May16th, June 20th.
Foot Clinic at The Legacy of Saint Anthony (new location)
Appointments: 10:00 a.m. – noon. 
Nail clipping and other foot care is provided by a nurse from Quality Foot Care.    Sponsored by NE Senior Services.Call 612-781-5096 to sign up. Location:  2540 Kenzie Terrace (The Legacy- Village Room)  Cost: $30.00 paid to nurse
2016 UPCOMING DATES:  (3rd Thursday)  May19th, June 16th
Health Insurance Counseling  

Available to Medicare beneficiaries and those soon to start Medicare. Certified counselors are at The Legacy Assisted Living, 2540 Kenzie Terrace, St. Anthony  on the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at Bottineau Park the 3rd Thursday of the month. This program brought to you by Northeast Senior Services and  the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging. It is not affiliated with any insurance companies.  

To schedule a free individual appointment, call Northeast Senior Services at 612-781-5096.
Health Insurance Counselors provide assistance with:
* Part D Prescription Drug coverage options
* Medicare
* Supplemental insurance options
* Medicare savings programs
* Medical Assistance
* Medicare fraud & abuse & more
Appointments at 10:00 a.m.
Any senior (age 60+) with a real estate related issue (deeds, leases, easements, etc.) can attend the legal clinic for real estate related issues.  The legal clinic provides short individual appointments for seniors who need assistance.  Appointments are required.  This is NOT an Estate Planning clinic, it is NOT for wills, trusts, etc.
Location: 2560 Kenzie Terrace (Autumn Woods Apartments). Call 612-781-5096 to reserve your appointment.
2016 UPCOMING DATES:  (1st Wednesday of month), May 4th, June 1st 
NEED A RIDE to an activity?  NE Senior Services provides rides to all of its activities for seniors living in Northeast Minneapolis, Columbia Heights, New Brighton and St. Anthony Village.  When you call 612-781-5096 for an appointment, let us know that you need a ride.


NEighbors Garage Sale Weekend in Northeast Minneapolis.

  • In 2016 the sales will be Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18.
  • To request a presentation to your neighborhood group, or for sponsor info, contact Margo Ashmore at 612-788-9003.
  • The sale will be run through the Northeaster newspaper

    NCR Department seeking comments on Draft Guidelines

    Dear Neighborhood Leaders,

    NCR is asking for your neighborhood organization’s review and comments on the draft 2017-2019 Community Participation Program Guidelines. These Guidelines direct how at least $3,000,000 each year will be allocated to recognized Minneapolis neighborhood organizations for community participation activities. NCR staff will also be updating the data sets for the funding allocations as identified in the draft Appendix A: Determining Funding Levels.

    To download and review the draft Guidelines and Appendix A, please follow these links:

    You can find a redline version of the draft 2017-2019 CPP Guidelines, updates and more information on our website here: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/programs/WCMSP-174183

    NCR encourages all neighborhood organization boards to review the draft guidelines and to provide your comments to NCR by Monday, June 20, 2016 by 4:30 p.m. Written comments should be provided to NCR no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2016. Please submit your comments in electronic format if possible to ncr@minneapolismn.gov. Your comments should be in text format (such as a Word document, a readable pdf, or via email) so that we can provide ADA accessible documents. If it is not possible to submit your comments electronically, please mail your written comments to:

    Neighborhood and Community Relations
    Crown Roller Mill, Suite 425
    105 5th Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55401

    Please contact me with any questions at (612) 673-2523, or by email at robert.thompson@minneapolismn.gov.
    Thank you for your time and attention to this important matter!

    Upper Harbor Terminal Open House
    When: Tuesday, May 24th from 6-8 pm
    Where: Minneapolis Urban League – Laura Scott Williams room 2100 Plymouth Ave North

    8:00- Adjourn

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