Agenda for the Board/General Meeting for Monday May 21, 2018

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday May 21, 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 April 16, 2018
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:45 – Open Time
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – Old Business

Gateway Art and Gardens  Talia Moorman
Plaques, water tower, trees, picnic shelter, other garden items

Annual Meeting
Postcard, entertainment, signs, set up, agenda items, supplies

Northeast Garage Sale Days ad for annual meeting

CEE and loan program

Earth Day recap

7:30 – New Business

Neighborhoods 2020 workgroups

Letter of support for City of Lakes Community Land Trust

7:40 – Crime and Safety Update

7:45- Items for next meeting agenda (see under Annual Meeting tasks)

7:50 – Announcements/ Communications

Iris Garden grand opening was a success on Sunday 5/20…stop by the golf course over the next 3 weeks as the different varieties bloom.  There will be a bulb sale as they divide them in August at the Manor weekend of the 25th and 26th.  Watch the website for more information

University AV construction is ahead of schedule.  There will be changes this week to what will be open and what will be closed.

Minneapolis Small Business Team Update

Ø  Below are on-going community library hours the Small Business Team hosts to connect with entrepreneurs/businesses at the community level. Please share with your contact lists.

  • Central Library, second floor: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., every other Tuesday. Next meeting is May 22.
  • North Regional Library: 1 – 3 p.m., every fourth Thursday. Next meeting is May 24.
  • East Lake Street Library: 4 – 5 p.m., every 2nd Monday. Next meeting is June 14.

Ø  Online Business Portal: The Minneapolis Business Portal provides entrepreneurs and business owners with valuable information and resources to plan, launch, and grow a business. By June, we plan to add an online calendar to connect the business community with the various community hours and BTAP training workshops. Please let us know if you have questions about this.

Ø  An event on May 23rd about “Doing Business With the City.” The purpose of this event is to network, information sharing, and strengthening the City’s support for small/minority/women owned businesses.

Event: Doing Business With the City of Minneapolis

Date: May 23, 2018

Time: 4-7 p.m. (open-house style)

Location: 1011 W. Broadway Ave., Suite 105


Ø  Menthol Restriction Ordinance goes into effect August 1, 2018. In the lead-up to the implementation of new menthol tobacco restrictions, limiting sales to full tobacco shops and liquor stores only, convenience stores are assessing their options for adjusting their business model to accommodate these new regulations. Attached is a resource guide we created for convenience stores. Please let us know if you have questions or know of a convenience store that needs assistance so that we follow-up to connect with resources.

Ø  The Minimum Wage Ordinance goes into effect July 1, 2018. Please visit the City’s Minimum Wage website: or contact Brian Walsh, Supervisor – Labor Standards Enforcement Division about Minimum Wage and Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. He can be reached at 612-673-3841 or

8:00- Adjourn

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