CPNA Board/General Meeting Monday October 19, 2020 6:30pm

The  Board /General Meeting for the Columbia Park Neighborhood will be held Monday October 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm via ZOOM.  Please follow the link below or call in at the number that is part of the ZOOM invitation below.  We have provided links to the documents which are part of the meeting in the agenda.  If you will need paper copies please let Liz know and they will be printed for you to pick up.

For reasonable accommodations, alternative formats, translation services, please contact CPNA staffer Liz at 612-390-3735 or contact at columbiapark dot org. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may use a relay service to call.

Elizabeth Wielinski is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CPNA Board and General Meeting Monday October 19, 2020
Time: Oct 19, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda*
6:35 – Approval the Minutes for Monday September 21, 2020*
6:40- Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File*(none)
6:45- Open Time
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – New Business          

Metro Blooms and Raingardens…do we want to offer the program again in 2021 and for how much?  If we choose to offer them, we need a motion so staff can move things along.

Justus Brothers Whiskey, having seen the letter submitted for their license (vote Monday AM) are there any comments we would like to have on hand if this comes before another city body?

7:15 – Old Business

Loan Programs, which to move to November general meeting, and send out notice*

  • Changing the max loan amount from $10,000-$15,000?
  • Change the interest rate (lower)
  • Making the loans forgivable if the neighbor/owner remains in place for 10/15 years (deferred)? This would only be available for owner occupied properties.
  • Adding a down payment assistance plan.  We would like to make the homes in our neighborhood more rather than less affordable and again only owner occupied and would include the 10/15year deferment option.

501c3 application

Train Park on 27th AV NE and Holland Neighborhood community gardens.

 AFCAC update from Liz W, UHT did get bonding from the state.

7:30 – Crime and Safety Update

2 PAC is looking for more participants.  The meetings are online now for ease of attendance.

7:50 – Announcements/ Communications.

The Minnesota Energy Assistance Program is available to help Minnesotans pay for home heating costs, furnace repairs and fuel delivery to ensure our neighbors stay warm and safe. For more information, please visit the Department of Commerce Energy Assistance Program website. Here you can find the service provider for your area.

The Cold Weather Rule ensures Minnesotans don’t have their primary source of heat cut off in the cold winter months. More information is available at the Public Utility Commission’s Shut-off Protection website.

VOTE 2020

New to the neighborhood?  Have not voted yet?   Have you lived here for 30 days and have no impediment to voting?  You can register and vote on election day?

WHERE : https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

WHEN: Polling places are usually open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  ( you need to be at least in the voting line by 8:00pm)

How to register on Election Day?

In Minnesota, you can register or update your registration at your polling place on Election Day. Find out what you’ll need to bring with you. https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/register-on-election-day/


To register at your polling place on Election Day, bring one proof of residence listed below.

①  ID with current name and address

  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit or ID; or a receipt for any of these.
  • Tribal ID with name, address, photo and signature.

Print a factsheet on this topic

Download Election Day Registration factsheet.

②   Photo ID and a document with current name and address


The ID can be expired.

  • Driver’s license, state ID or learner’s permit issued by any state
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Military or Veteran ID
  • Tribal ID with name, signature and photo
  • Minnesota university, college or technical college ID
  • Minnesota high school ID


Can be shown on electronic device.

  • Bill, account or start-of-service statement due or dated within 30 days of the election for:
    • Phone, TV or internet
    • Solid waste, sewer, electric, gas or water
    • Banking or credit card
    • Rent or mortgage
  • Residential lease or rent agreement valid through Election Day
  • Current student fee statement

③  Registered voter who can confirm your address

A registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming your address. This is known as ‘vouching.’ A registered voter can vouch for up to eight voters. You cannot vouch for others if someone vouched for you.

④  College student ID with housing list

Colleges and universities may send election officials a student housing list. If you are on the list, show your college photo ID to complete your registration.

⑤  Valid registration in the same precinct

If you are registered in the precinct but changed names or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the election judge your previous name or address.

⑥  Notice of Late Registration

If you registered to vote within 20 days of the election, you may get a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. Bring it with you and use it as your proof of residence to register.

⑦  Staff person of a residential facility

If you live in a residential facility, a staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm your address. This is known as ‘vouching.’ A staff person can vouch for all eligible voters living in the facility.

The staff person must prove their employment at the facility. There are several ways to do this, including by showing an employee badge. Learn more about voter registration in residential facilities.

Need help?

Call us at 1-877-600-VOTE (8683) or contact your county election office

8:00- Adjourn

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