Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday March 18, 2019

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday March 18, 2019 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.

Please do not wear heavy scents to our meetings. We are in a small location and members have allergy issues. Thank you in advance for helping make our meetings inviting to all.

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions

6:31 – Update from Park Commissioner Chris Meyer

6:50 – Approval of the Agenda

6:51 – Approval the Minutes of Monday February 25, 2019

6:55 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File

7:00- Open Time

7:15- General Meeting

– New Business

    Approve letter of thanks to Columbia Heights Mayor and City Council regarding off street bike trail along 37th AV NE

     Approve comment letter to Minneapolis Mayor, City Council and NCR regarding the draft Neighborhoods 2020 document

     Approve 2018 Year in review document

Nice Ride expansion in Columbia Park

7:45- Old Business


   Annual Meeting in June

– Crime and Safety Update

2-PAC now meets the same time as CPNA (3rd Mondays) for info check their blog

– Announcements/ Communications

Watch your mailboxes for property value notices

The notices contain estimated market values of homes used to calculate 2020 property taxes

Starting next week, Minneapolis homeowners will begin receiving their property value notices in the mail. The estimated market values of homes in these notices are used to calculate 2020 property taxes.

Property owners can review the values of their homes with an appraiser, ask questions and, if so desired, appeal their value at the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization. Each notice includes the name and phone number of the appraiser assigned to the property in question. Contacting the appraiser is the fastest and most efficient way for homeowners to get answers to questions or to start the appeals process.

The local board convenes April 23 and begins hearing cases May 7, 2019. More information about the appeals process is available on the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization’s webpage at

For more information, visit

Creating a Resilient Yard

2019 Blue Thumb workshops hosted by Metro Blooms

Unseasonable warmth, long periods of drought, and flooding rains are the new normal in Minnesota. Metro Blooms is offering three different workshops to share practices for creating resilience in your yard so it can withstand these challenges.

  • Resilient Yards Workshop (2.5 hours) A framework for understanding resilience. Learn how to create resilience in your yard using site planning, raingardens, turf alternatives, trees, other plantings and more. Includes one-on-one design assistance for your yard from Blue Thumb landscape designers, Hennepin County Master Gardeners and Master Water Stewards.
  • Turf Alternatives Workshop (1.5 hours)  Your guide to a low-maintenance lawn.  A one-hour presentation on alternatives to conventional grass turf that require less watering and fewer chemical inputs, with step-by-step instructions for establishing them. Includes information about pollinator-friendly (bee) lawns. Group will discuss common challenges and solutions.
  • Healthy Soils Workshop (1.5 hours) Laying the groundwork for healthy soil.  Healthy soil helps plants thrive, filters and cleans water, prevents erosion and is teeming with life. Learn why healthy soil is the foundation of a resilient yard, and take action to strengthen and protect the soil in your yard.

Attendees will receive practical information about installing projects, including available  cost-share programs and Blue Thumb resources to help get a project in the ground.

Visit or call 651-699-2426

8:00- Adjourn    Next Meeting Monday April 15, 2019 

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