Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday Feb. 24, 2020

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday February 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE. MAP

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 – Approval of the Agenda

6:35 – Approval the CPNA Draft Minutes for January 27, 2020

6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File

6:45- Open Time, a chance for anyone to come and speak on any neighborhood issue

6:59 – General Meeting

7:00 – New Business

Emma Pachuta MPRB Parks for all Planning

Chris DeDene MPLS Public Works 37th AV NE resurfacing

NCR annual report

Pechakucha at the Ritz on March 30th 6-8pm 20×20

PechaKucha Nights

City of Minneapolis stuff

7:15- Old Business

NCR and future of neighborhoods

CP Rail EAW update

37th and University update

Mosque Parking Lot


7:30 – Crime and Safety Update

7:50 – Announcements/ Communication
Upcoming meeting guests
March 2020

David Ruebedor and Casey Carl City of Minneapolis 2020 elections/ Census

Marlene Spangler and Lane Christianson stormwater drain competition in NE

April 2020

SAVE THE DATE: EARTH DAY 2020 Saturday April 18th 9:30-noon Columbia Park


Metro Blooms, a local non-profit, is committed to resilient communities through the promotion, design, installation, and care of sustainable landscapes.  Metro Blooms coordinates the Blue Thumb partnership – a network of public and private partners working towards planting for clean water.  Check out classes and other useful information about what you can do to promote a healthier environment in your own yard at


Spring is right around the corner, so get your squad together and register for spring/summer sports in Minneapolis Parks! This year offerings include new indoor broomball leagues at Parade Ice Garden.

Check out the links below to find a league that works for you:

NEW: Indoor Broomball

When: Sundays, April 5-June 7

Where: Parade Ice Garden

Leagues: Co-Ed 8-player, Men’s 6-player

Season: Six-week regular season, two-week playoffs

Cost: Before March 3: $775; After March 3: $850


When: March-May

Leagues: Women’s Sundays at Northeast, Co-Ed Mondays at Harrison, Men’s Sundays at Farview and Tuesdays and Thursdays at Central

Season: Eight weeks of regular season games guaranteed, plus a two-week post-season tournament

Cost: $550-$600


When: Sunday afternoons, March 8-May 3

Where: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center

Leagues: Co-Ed only; Competitive and Rec leagues available

Season: Eight weeks of play, including tournament

Cost: $155

Indoor Soccer

When: Sundays and Tuesdays, March-early May

Where: Northeast Ice Arena

Leagues: Co-Ed Sundays, Men’s Tuesdays

Season: Eight weeks of play, including tournament

Cost: $772


When: Sunday-Thursday, late April-late July

Where: Bryn Mawr, Bossen, Keewaydin, Marshall Terrace, Northeast, Logan, Northeast, Pearl, Painter

Leagues: Open (no gender requirements) league at Bryn Mawr Sundays, all other leagues Co-Ed

Season: 12 games scheduled, 10 games guaranteed (not counting forfeits)

Cost: $420

Sand Volleyball – Spring

When: Sunday-Friday, April-June

Where: Wirth Lake Beach

Leagues: Co-Ed, Open and Women’s (four-person and six-person leagues available)

Season: Eight weeks scheduled, plus post-season single-elimination tournament

Cost: $297 four-person; $373 six-person

Sand Volleyball – Summer

When: Sunday-Friday, July-September

Where: Wirth Lake Beach

Leagues: Co-Ed, Open and Women’s (four-person and six-person leagues available)

Season: Eight weeks scheduled, plus post-season single-elimination tournament

Cost: $297 four-person; $373 six-person


When: Sunday-Thursday, late April-July

Where: Bossen, Bryn Mawr, Carew Field, Logan, Marshall Terrace, Neiman, Northeast, Nokomis

Leagues: Co-Ed, Men’s and Women’s

Seasons: Six-week doubleheader, eight-week single game, 12-week single game, 12-week doubleheader

Cost: $335-$1,008; $121 for optional post-season tournament

Tennis Lessons

When: Sunday-Thursday, June-August

Where: Armatage, Kenny, Kenwood, Lake Hiawatha, Logan, Lynnhurst, MLK, Powderhorn, Waite

Leagues: Beginner (comes with free racket), Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Drill and Play

Seasons: Eight weeks of lessons

Cost: $121

Deconstruction grants available

Reuse and recycle building materials from remodeling and construction projects

To help divert waste from landfills, Hennepin County has grants available for homeowners and developers to deconstruct buildings to salvage building materials rather than demolish them

Big opportunities to reuse and recycle building materials

Many building materials have the potential to be salvaged and reused or recycled. In fact, about 85 percent of the materials in a typical demolition or remodeling project could be salvaged and kept out of landfills. But currently, only about 30 percent of building materials are reused or recycled.

Deconstruction involves carefully dismantling buildings to salvage materials for reuse. Commonly salvaged building materials include old growth lumber, doors, flooring, cabinets and fixtures.

Deconstruction provides numerous environmental and social benefits compared to standard demolition. Deconstruction prevents usable materials from going to the landfill, makes building materials available to the community, provides jobs, and supports local reuse retailers.

Grants help offset added time and labor costs

In a deconstruction project, a building is taken apart, mostly by hand, and materials are sorted into categories for efficient recycling and reuse.

Compared to standard demolition techniques that use mechanical equipment to knock down structures, the additional labor costs and time with deconstruction can be a deterrent.

Homeowners and developers of residential properties can receive up to $5,000 to help offset the additional costs associated with deconstruction.

Grants are available for demolition or renovation projects that are 250 square feet or larger on structures built prior to 1950. Currently, properties must be in Brooklyn Center, Edina, Hopkins, Minneapolis, or St. Louis Park. Additional cities will be recruited for participation as the program expands.

Learn more about the grants including eligibility and requirements at

8:00- Adjourn

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