Draft Agenda for the 2016 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting and Potluck Picnic of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday June 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm at Hi-View Park 3474 2nd ST NE under the tent, following the Grand Re-opening of the playground and the Turtle pool at 5:30pm. Bring a dish to share, the MPRB Pop Up Park will be on site for the evening for the kids.

Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Annual Meeting June 20, 2016

5:30 – Grand Re-Opening of the Turtle Pool and playground at Hi View, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB)

Potluck Picnic starts at 6:30

7:00- Call to Order for Board Actions


– Approval of the Agenda (crime and safety update to be inserted to accommodate the presenting officer)
– Approval of the Draft minutes for May 16, 2016 CPNA meeting
– Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File May 2016 (re stated) and June 2016

– General Meeting
– Old Business

Dot-mocracy boards, please put up your dots for your top 4 priorities, if you haven’t filled out the neighborhood survey please do and put it in the box and lastly, please make sure you have signed in for the evening and if you are interested in our usual volunteer opportunities for the year please sign up and you will be contacted as they come up.  These include Adopt a Highway with Marshall Terrace along University AV, one in spring, one in the fall; Earth Day, April 2017, National Night Out  first Tuesday in August. Block Clubs…if you are interested in serving as a block club leader we can connect you to the 2nd Precinct

– New Business

Guest Speakers

Senator Kari Dziedzic

Representative Diane Loeffler

County Commissioner Linda Higgins

Council Member Kevin Reich

School Board Director  (and chair) Jenny Arneson

Park Board Commissioner Liz Wielinski

591 36th ½ Ave NE  request for variance to split lot into 2 undersized lots to add a 2nd home, owners Yan or Brandon

– Crime and Safety Update (at the convenience of the presenter)

–Financial State of CPNA (money we can spend to improve the neighborhood) presentation by Stacy Sorenson of the Neighborhood and Community Relations (NCR) department of the City of Minneapolis

– Board Elections  10 seats (officers elected amongst the new members at the August meeting) Can you serve?  Look here

– Announcements/ Communications

Northeast Parade Tomorrow evening at 6:30 along Central AV from 27th AV NE to 18thAV NE

July 4th  Free Minnesota Orchestra concert at Boom Island Park starting at 8:30pm and ending with the 1812 Overture as the fireworks go off for RED, WHITE AND BOOM.

8:30- Adjourn (tent comes down at 9:00pm)

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