Draft Agenda for the Board/ General Meeting Monday October 16, 2017

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday October 16,2017 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE, main floor Bride’s Room at end of the south corridor.

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 October 16, 2017

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:35 – Approval of the CPNA Draft Minutes for Monday September 18, 2017
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:45- Open Time (anyone can come an address the board on a topic of their choice for up to 3 minutes, per NCR rules this does not include candidates running for office)
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – Crime and Safety Update
Battery Theft Update with Lt Sheldon, 2nd Precinct MPD
7:30 – Old Business
Looking for a newsletter editor
Options regarding the revolving loan program/ housing money
7:45 – New Business
St Anthony Parkway Bridge Re-Opening Event
7:55 – Announcements/ Communications

Fall Street Sweep Begins Tuesday, October 17

Minneapolis Public Works will begin the big task of curb-to-curb sweeping and leaf collection on streets throughout the city Tuesday, Oct. 17. During the four weeks of the comprehensive fall street sweep, crews will clean about 1,000 miles of city streets. To make sure the sweepers can do the best job possible, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance so streets will be clear of cars when they’re swept. The first signs will be posted Monday, Oct. 16, and sweeping will begin the next day. Anyone who parks on the street will need to follow posted parking rules or their cars may be ticketed and towed.

City 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. Vehicles not in compliance with “No Parking” signs may be ticketed and towed to the Impound Lot.

Folks can use an interactive feature on the City’s website to find out when the sweepers are coming through their neighborhoods. The tool will be available at www.minneapolismn.gov/streetsweeping once we get closer to the start date. The fall street sweep takes four weeks, and visitors to the website will be able to find out which week their street is scheduled to be swept. Then, on the weekend before each of the four weeks, the schedule for the upcoming week will be broken down to show which day of the week streets are scheduled to be swept.

Project Status Update – Columbia Heights and Minneapolis – University Avenue NE

What is CenterPoint Energy doing for construction?

Crews from CenterPoint Energy began replacing an existing natural gas pipeline in Columbia Heights and Minneapolis in the week of September 18, 2017. Project construction is expected to last until early November 2017. (Frequent updates will be posted on CenterPoint Energy’s website.) Michels Corporation, an authorized CenterPoint Energy contractor, will be installing natural gas mains along University Avenue NE (County Road 47) at the following intersections: 32nd Avenue NE, 35th Avenue NE, 37th Avenue NE and 40th Avenue NE. (See map below.)

Lane restrictions are anticipated in areas where active construction is occurring. The lane restrictions are necessary to keep both the public and construction personnel safe.

What is the progress of construction?

Starting today on Thursday, October 12, and lasting until tomorrow on Friday, October 13, crews from Michels Corporation are closing the eastbound lane on 40th Avenue NE for about 50 feet between 3rd Street NE and University Avenue NE. Residents along this route will have access to and from their driveways.

Beginning on Saturday, October 14, or Monday, October 16, the crews will open eastbound 40th Avenue NE and close westbound 40th Avenue for about 100 feet between 3rd Street NE and University Avenue NE. Residents along this route will still have access to and from their driveways. This closure will last for one week.

The southeastern corner of the intersection of University Avenue NE and 40th Avenue NE remains closed during active construction. Pedestrian traffic is detoured to westbound 40th Avenue NE.

Construction will happen in three phases:

  • Phase 1 is installing the natural gas distribution main.
  • Phase 2 is connecting the gas service lines to the new main along the same construction route. (A gas service line is a small-diameter pipe connecting the customer’s gas service to the main line in the street.)
  • Phase 3 is restoring the areas affected by construction—typically the utility easement, the street, and the customer’s yard.

How may construction affect customers?

As part of this main project, the crews will also be replacing several natural gas service lines that connect from the main to the customer’s property. Customers will experience a short disruption of gas service as the crews are installing the gas service line.

Crews may have to dig in the ground on your property in the utility easement to complete the task of service and main distribution line replacement. If a customer’s property is disturbed, CenterPoint Energy will restore the hard and soft surfaces affected by construction at no cost to you.

How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

For questions about the project, please call our Information Hotline at 612-321-5369 or our Communication Specialist at 612-321-5546. For questions about restoration (hard or soft surfaces) please call our Restoration Department at 612-321-5042. CenterPoint Energy wants to thank you for your patience.

Please visit our website often to receive project updates, traffic alerts and anticipated completion dates.

8:00- Adjourn

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