Draft Agenda for the Board/General Meeting for Monday April 16, 2018

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday April 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE.

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.

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:35 – Approval the Draft Minutes for CPNA meeting Monday March 19, 2018
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:45- Open Time
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – New Business

Sophia Faacks:   iMatter Minneapolis http://www.imatteryouth.org/minneapolis-mn-2/
Discussion of a climate change resolution iMatter Minneapolis would like CPNA to consider signing onto

NCEC electors
The City-wide meeting to elect four neighborhood Commissioners will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Crown Roller Mill, 105 5th Avenue South.
Each neighborhood will elect one elector and one alternate to send to the meeting.

Our new electronics need new software

Comment letter to City of Minneapolis regarding the Future of Neighborhoods 2020 Plan

7:15 – Old Business

Earth Day…this coming Saturday at Columbia Park

Gateway Site
What to do with the old
Who might be the next owner

Annual Meeting update
7:30 – Crime and Safety Update
7:45- Items for next meeting agenda
7:50 – Announcements/ Communications

Spring Street Sweeping Begins April 17th

With spring approaching, Public Works crews are gearing up to start the City’s street sweeping program to clear away the grime from winter. The City has scheduled Tuesday, April 17th for the first day of sweeping. Drivers should watch for temporary “No Parking” signs to avoid a ticket and tow. Starting April 17th for approximately four weeks, sweeping crews will take care of more than 1,000 miles of city streets in addition to sweeping alleys. To make sure the crews can do the most complete job possible, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance to make sure streets are clear of parked vehicles. Drivers need to follow street sweeping parking rules or they may have their cars ticketed and towed to the Minneapolis Impound Lot. Residents, workers, and visitors have several ways to find out more about street sweeping: • “No Parking” signs – 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. Drivers should not park along these streets until these temporary “No Parking” signs are removed. • Interactive web tool –Use a tool on the City’s website to find out when the sweeping crews are coming through their neighborhoods. By the Friday before the first week of the sweep, people can go to www.minneapolismn.gov/publicworks/streetsweeping and click on “street sweeping schedule lookup” to find out which week a street is scheduled to be swept. Minneapolis streets are swept completely curb to curb once in the spring and once in the fall.

Save the Date for 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. Art-A-Whirl is the largest open studio tour in the country.  Art-A-Whirl takes place annually throughout Northeast Minneapolis during the third weekend of May; it’s free and open to the public. More information at www.nemaa.org/art-a-whirl 2018 Dates and Hours: Friday, May 18th: 5:00-10:00PM Saturday, May 19th: Noon-8:00PM Sunday, May 20th: Noon-5:00PM

East Side Neighborhood Services Annual Celebration Fundraiser

Held at Nicollet Island Pavilion with beautiful skyline views from the bank of the Mississippi River, “Night at the Nic” (formally known as the East Side Wine Tasting) includes samples of wine, local cuisine, and microbrews. Support East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS) through their silent auction and giving opportunities! Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Purchase online at www.eventbrite.com/e/night-atthe-nic-east-side-annual-celebration-tickets-43443957045. East Side has been a centerpiece of the Northeast Minneapolis community for over a century. Today, it continues to be a place where people receive support to solve immediate needs or engage strategies to achieve self-sufficiency and stability. Night at the Nic supports educational pathways for children and youth, social engagement for older adults, and growth for families. For more information, please contact Mary Anstett at MAnstett@esns.org or Kaylee Lofboom at KLofboom@esns.org. Must be 21 years of age to attend. To learn more about the work ESNS does, visit their website at www.esns.org.

University Av Construction

University AV Construction begins Monday April 23rd for those interested in MnDOT’s project on University Avenue from 27th Avenue in Minneapolis to 40th Avenue in Columbia Heights. The web page is here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy47mpls/ You can sign up for general email updates here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNDOT/subscriber/new?topic_id=MNDOT_396 We hope you will share information from this email with people on your emails lists to make sure everyone gets the word. Project starts April 23 The plan is to start April 23. University Avenue from Lowry Avenue in Minneapolis to 44th Street in Columbia Heights will close for two months, weather permitting. The work will start on the north end at 40th Avenue in Columbia Heights. This will take two to three weeks. I have attached a detour for the businesses in the area. We will be going out to visit them next week to alert them to the changes. The detour for those trying to get around the construction will be Central Avenue. Trucks will still be able to access the CP Rail Yard through detours we have provided them. The general schedule that shows  what is closed and detours is attached. Residents should be aware of construction noise in the area and potentially some occasional work that will start before 7 a.m. and continue past 8 p.m. We will update you as the schedule becomes more solid. This work needs to be done in temps above 50 degrees. We will keep you posted if the start is delayed. The plan is to have the project done by mid-June. John Tompkins will be having weekly calls for truckers starting April 27 to discuss any issues and to share updates. That number is 1-866-265-0989 Code: 2822440658. Dave Aeikens Minnesota Department of Transportation Metro Communications and Engagement Phone: 651-234-7511 Cell: 651-775-1261

Minneapolis yard waste pickup begins Yard waste pickup begins the week of April 9 on your trash pickup day. Yard waste can be put out in Kraft Paper, compostable bags or in sturdy handled plastic bins of no more than 33 gallons. Branches can be bundled with twine.
8:00- Adjourn

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