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August 30, 2018 eNews


Saturday • Sept 8
Noon – 4:00pm
Armatage Rec Center

Back by popular demand, Mobile Menders will again set up shop in the Armatage Rec Center. From hemming a pair of pants to replacing a lost button on your favorite shirt; a ripped seam in a bathrobe to repairing a treasured teddy bear – Mobile Menders provides FREE mending/repair services to anyone in need.

Learn More >> https://mobilemenders.weebly.com/



Tuesday, September 11
7:00-9:00 • Red Wagon Pizza

Join your neighbors for some free pizza and conversation! Cash bar.

Will appreciate feedback on our Summer Festival, new safety rebate program, and other things we may be able to do to support our neighborhood!


ANA Summer Festival

Check out the event photos!

Thanks to everyone who made it down on that hot and steamy day! Suggestions and ideas for our 2019 event always welcome, as we hope to continue to make this an event for everyone!



Sign up today for the 12th annual Minneapolis Bike Tour!

Sunday, September 16, 8 am
Start-finish at Boom Island Park

The Minneapolis Bike Tour was created to bring cyclists together and support bike-related initiatives. Proceeds from the tour will benefit bike safety and education events for Minneapolis youth as well as bike trail improvement projects throughout the system.

Event details:
For more information, please visit our website at www.minneapolisbiketour.com
Online Registration through September 9: $30 (youth $20)
Walk-up Registration September 12-16: $50 (youth $40)
Please see bike tour website for walk-up locations


The City of Minneapolis Public Works Department is updating its 10-year Transportation Action Plan to meet the transportation vision and policies outlined in Minneapolis 2040, the City’s draft Comprehensive Plan. Minneapolis 2040 provides the foundation and supporting policy from which the Transportation Action Plan will be developed.

We are in the early stages of developing the Transportation Action Plan, but there are many ways to be involved now:

  • Check out our website
  • Take our short survey and enter to win one of two $25 giftcards
  • Sign up for email updates
  • Use #gompls to spread the word
  • Visit the Public Works booth at Open Streets and various farmers markets

August 8, 2018 eNews

ANA Summer Festival

Sunday, August 12 • 4:00-7:00pm • Armatage Park

Join us for our annual neighborhood festival down at the park, presented by the ANA and Armatage Park.

We are working hard to make this a zero waste event. Remember to bring a water bottle so you can fill up at the water station thanks to
Minneapolis Tap

Wristbands ($5/$10 family max.) include:

  • Unlimited use of inflatables (giant slide, bounce house, obstacle course, and tot bounce)
  • Facepainting by Magikal Faces
  • Make and take art project with ArtStart

4:00-4:45 — Yoga with Blooma
All ages are welcome to Family Yoga! We encourage you to be silly as we play, sing songs, and move our bodies. Designed for kids and adults, Blooma instructor Kaye will lead families through yoga poses fostering creativity and connection! No need for a mat! We encourage everyone to pose and move on the grass.

4:30 — Magic by Bruce

4:45 & 6:15 — Music by The Melvilles

5:30-6:15 — KidZone interactive entertainment

All day enjoy:

  • Car Show presented by
    Kelly O'Neil Realtor
  • Final Four Fan Jam
    Fans can learn about Final Four initiatives, practice their shot, take a selfie with the National Championship trophy, score giveaways, enter a sweepstakes to win tickets to the 2019 Final Four and more. (www.finalfourminneapolis.com/fanjam).
  • 3rd Lair skate park activities
  • Food trucks, including:
    • Red Wagon Pizza
    • Book Club burgers and dogs
    • Twin Cities Paella
    • Sonny’s Ice Cream
    • Sweet Dreams Fare Favs
  • Area businesses and programs including:
    • Minneapolis Youth Baseball and the pitching radar
    • The Tiny Solar House from Applied Energy Innovations
    • A chance to share your input and ideas about the future of our area parks with the Minneapolis Parks Board
    • Stop by the Citizen’s Utility Board’s table and get some ideas to save energy, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint. Even better, get customized energy saving suggestions for your household by signing up for a free 20 minute energy bill consultation. RSVP for a spot onlineand please remember to bring your electric and gas bills and all your questions! Contact CUB Outreach Director, Carmen Carruthers, at 1-651-300-4701 ext. 2 with any questions. (cubminnesota.org)
  • Prize drawing (buy your entry near the skate park)
  • Variety of games, chalk, and more!

July 9, 2018 eNews

TONIGHT


Armatage Neighborhood Happy Hour

Tuesday, July 10 • 7:00-9:00pm • Red Wagon

Join us for free pizza, fun conversation and a chance to connect with neighbors! Cash bar.


July 17, 2018 Agenda

  • Welcome
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary Report – June minutes
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed
    • 990
  • Park Update
    • Movie Night (7/9) Mighty Ducks
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
      • Washburn Park (no update)
      • Happy Hour – July 10 (7-9) at Red Wagon
      • Welcome bags
    • Green Team
      • Rain Garden installation delay (July 30-Aug 1)
    • Summer Festival
      • ANA, tickets & volunteer check-in
    • Safety
      • Rebate programs
    • Micro-grant program
  • New Business
  • Adjourn

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Upcoming meetings/events

Aug 2 – Rain Garden plant pick up (and homeowner installations)

Aug 7 – National Night Out

Aug 12 – Summer Festival (4:00-7:00)

Sept 4 – Happy Hour at Red Wagon (7-9)

Sept  18 – ANA Monthly Meeting (6:30)



National Night Out

Tuesday, August 7

Learn more about NNO and register your block today!


Minnesota Twins and DNR offer free hats

Anyone with a 2018 Minnesota fishing or hunting license can receive a free camouflage and blaze orange Twins logo cap thanks to a special ticket offer online at mndnr.gov/twins.

As part of the Minnesota DNR Days partnership with the Twins, license holders can purchase a reserved game ticket online and receive a special Twins cap at these games:

  • Sunday, July 15, Tampa Bay Rays, 1:10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 25, Oakland Athletics, 6:10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 8, Kansas City Royals, 6:10 p.m.

Ticket prices vary by game and seat locations are either in the Field Box or Home Run Porch sections. All ticket holders under this partnership will pick up their cap at the game. Instructions for purchasing tickets are at mndnr.gov/twins.

Buy fishing and hunting licenses at any DNR license agent, online with a mobile or desktop device at mndnr.gov/buyalicense, or by phone at 888-665-4236. Mobile buyers receive a text or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers.

DNR-Twins cap

Minneapolis for Everyone

A new group has organized against the City of Minneapolis 2040 proposed comprehensive plan. Learn more about their organization and their concerns.

Security Rebate Program for Residents

Summary

To provide an incentive for residents to make security enhancements, making Armatage neighborhood more secure and less attractive to criminals. The Armatage Neighborhood Association (ANA) will provide a rebate for the first $100 in expenses for eligible improvements per address per calendar year.


Rebate Criteria

All residential properties in the Armatage neighborhood, both owned or rented, may receive a rebate. Multiple applications may be submitted, but the total of rebates for any address is limited to $100 per property per calendar year. ANA reserves the right to verify through inspection that claimed work/purchases were, in fact, installed. Receipts must be dated on or after July 1, 2018, the initial effective date of this program, through December 21, 2018, for the 2018 program. 

Eligible Improvements (examples):

  • Exterior security/motion lighting fixtures including any necessary wiring and electrical work
  • Exterior steel security doors, including garage access doors
  • Deadbolt locks on exterior doors, including garage access doors
  • Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, radon testing kits or associated test fees.
  • Window or sliding door security locks or security restraints
  • Security bars on garage windows or on windows not facing the street
  • Initial installation of a home security system/service (but not the monthly monitoring fees)
  • Fire extinguishers

NOT Eligible:

  • Storm or combination doors not of the all-steel “security” type, even if lockable
  • Tools
  • Rental charges
  • Personal installation time or “sweat equity”
  • Monthly monitoring or service fees
  • Batteries, light bulbs or other consumables

Rebate Process

Residents submit a completed form along with original receipts (online or by mail). Digital images of receipts are accepted. The ANA verifies compliance and issues a rebate check. ANA retains all submitted forms and attachments. If a rebate is denied, a resident may bring an appeal before the ANA.


Armatage Neighborhood Association
Security Rebate Application Form for Residents

Please complete this form to claim a rebate of up to $100 per address, per calendar year on the cost of qualifying security improvements. Eligible work is detailed in the Rebate Criteria section. Be sure to attach the original receipt(s). Digital images of receipts are accepted. Eligible receipts must be dated within the calendar year the rebate is requested. Please allow the ANA thirty (30) days to process this request and issue your check.

Download a PDF form

Complete a Google form (will automatically submit your form)

Send completed form with original receipts to:

Armatage Neighborhood Association
2500 W 57th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
anacoordinator@armatage.org

 

Security Rebate Program for Businesses

Summary

To provide an incentive for area businesses to make security enhancements, making Armatage neighborhood more secure and less attractive to criminals. The Armatage Neighborhood Association (ANA) will provide a rebate for the first $1,000 in expenses for eligible improvements per address per calendar year. Receipts must be dated between July 1, 2018-December 31, 2018 for the 2018 program.


Rebate Criteria

All businesses in the Armatage neighborhood are eligible to receive a rebate. Multiple applications may be submitted, but the total of rebates for any business is limited to $1,000 per calendar year, with a $2,000 lifetime max. ANA reserves the right to verify through inspection that claimed work/purchases were, in fact, installed.

Eligible Improvements (examples):

  • Safety equipment such as:
    • Exterior security/motion lighting fixtures
    • Exterior steel security doors
    • Deadbolt locks on exterior doors
    • Window or door security locks or security restraints
    • Security bars on windows not facing the street or security gates
  • Initial installation of a security system/service (but not the monthly monitoring fees)
  • Signage related security
  • Traffic management
  • Safety training

NOT Eligible:

  • Storm or combination doors not of the all-steel “security” type, even if lockable
  • Tools
  • Rental charges
  • Personal installation time or “sweat equity”
  • Monthly monitoring or service fees
  • Batteries, light bulbs or other consumables

Rebate Process

Businesses must submit a completed form along with original receipts (online or by mail). Digital images of receipts are accepted. The ANA verifies compliance and issues a rebate check. ANA retains all submitted forms and attachments. If a rebate is denied, a business may bring an appeal before the ANA.


Armatage Neighborhood Association
Security Rebate Application Form for Businesses

Please complete this form to claim a rebate of up to $1,000 per business, per year on the cost of qualifying security improvements. Eligible work is detailed in the Rebate Criteria section. Be sure to attach the original receipt(s). Digital images of receipts are accepted. Please allow the ANA thirty (30) days to process this request and issue your check.

Download a PDF form

Complete a Google form (will automatically submit your form)

Send completed form with original receipts to:

Armatage Neighborhood Association
2500 W 57th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
anacoordinator@armatage.org

June 14, 2018 eNews

June 19, 2018 Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Officer elections (President, Vice President, Secretary)
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary Report – April & May minutes approved online
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed/summary below
    • 990
  • Park Update
    • Movie Night (7/9) Mighty Ducks
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
      • Washburn Park (June 2018 and should be completed in early August 2018) Delayed – now to start end of August
      • Happy Hour – July 10 (7-9) at Red Wagon
        • Discuss gratuity
      • Neighborhood Garage Sale (June 2)
      • Welcome bags
        • Frisbees
        • Magnets
    • Green Team
      • Meeting update
      • Rain Garden installation delay (July 30-Aug 1)
    • Summer Festival
      • Tasks by board member – updates
      • Items that are done or in process
        • Showmobile (booked)
        • Food vendors: Red Wagon, LaLa Homemade Ice Cream
        • Band/entertainment: Melvilles, yoga, KidZone
        • Sponsorship – forms online, outreach underway
        • TapMpls (booked)
        • Car Show – Marc is on top of it 🙂 (online reg available)
        • Final Four Fam Jam
    • Safety
      • Rebate programs
      • Micro-grant program
  • 2040
  • Coordinator Update
    • NCEC elector/elections
    • Neighborhood forestry April give-away at Kenny
    • Business (residential address) grant discussion
  • New Business
  • Adjourn
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Upcoming events:

June 30 – Senator Dibble and Representative Hornstein Town Hall (10-noon) Westminster Presbyterian Church
July 9 – Movie in the Park: Mighty Ducks (at dusk)
July 10 – Happy Hour 7-9pm at Red Wagon
July 17 – ANA Monthly Meeting 6:30pm at Rec Center
Aug 7 – National Night Out
Aug 12 – Summer Festival (4:00-7:00)


Movies & Music in the Park

Check out the full schedule online! Our movie will be on Monday, July 9, and will feature Mighty Ducks. Wear your favorite hockey sweater!

Treats will be available for sale.



National Night Out

Tuesday, August 7


Town Hall Meeting with Senator Dibble and Representative Hornstein

Details:
When: 10am-12pm, Saturday, June 30th
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Parking: Free, underground parking is available at the Westminster Parking Garage, the entrance to the garage is on Alice Rainville Place which is between WPC and the Millenium Hotel

Transit: The bus stop at the intersection of Nicollet and Alice Rainville Place is convenient for those taking MetroTransit to the town hall, routes 10,11,17,18,25, and 59 stop here. For more information visit: metrotransit.org

Biking: Westminster Presbyterian Church is one block off of the Nicollet bikeway (when you get to Nicollet and 12th). Bike racks are located all around the exterior of the building. A NiceRide bike station is located only two blocks away at the Minneapolis Convention Center

https://www.facebook.com/events/173369203301664/


Next Southwest Service Area Master Plan meeting is June 18

Date: June 18, 2018
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Armatage Recreation Center
Address: 2500 W 57th St.
Topics: Group visioning, establishment of work groups, engagement strategy

Thank you to all of the community members working together to create the Southwest Service Area Master Plan, called SW Parks Plan for short. The next SW Parks Plan Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting is scheduled Monday, June 18, 2018, 6-8 pm at Armatage Recreation Center, 2500 W 57th St.

This meeting will focus on group visioning, establishing work groups and engagement strategy. All CAC meetings are open to the public, with a free light dinner and quiet children’s activities.

SW Parks Plan Meeting #1 Notes

What is the Southwest Service Area Master Plan?

It’s a unique opportunity to set the vision for Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood parks for the coming decades. The project will examine all outdoor park facilities at each site and create park plans that will guide decisions on capital improvements—including NPP20 funding allocations.

The SW Parks Plan includes 43 total park properties:

  • 23 Neighborhood Parks
  • 13 Park Triangles
  • 3 Parkways
  • 2 Tot Lots
  • 1 Former Trolley Path
  • 1 Standalone Wading Pool

SW Parks Plan Project Map

This project does not include any recreation centers, specialty areas or areas classified as regional parkland: Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun) Park, Beard’s Plaisance, Brownie Park, Cedar Lake Park, Cedar Lake Regional Trail, Kenilworth Regional Trail, Lake Harriet Park, Lake of the Isles Park, Lyndale Park, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail, Morrison Park (home of Minneapolis Institute of Art), Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Soo Line Community Garden and William Berry Park.

All CAC meetings are open to the public and have time set aside for public comment. Please call 612-230-6472 or email planning@minneapolisparks.org at least two business days in advance of a meeting if you require reasonable modification or language translation.

April 18, 2018 Minutes

Meeting Minutes

 

Date: April 18, 2018

Called to Order: 6:34 PM

Presided by: Denis Houle, President

Note taker: Laurel Luxenberg

In attendance: Bri Keeney, Tara Brown, Laurel Luxenberg, Ryan Antkowiak, Michael Kootsikas, Stephanie Vigen, Judy Vecere, Jim Hoch, Joel Federer.

Other attendees: Nikki Lindberg, Coordinator, Nikki Friederich, Park Director, Jennifer Waisanen, City of Minneapolis Crime Prevention Specialist, Kathy Waite, 5th Precinct Inspector, Colleen O’Dell, Park Planner MPRB. Residents: Tyler Mulcahey, Ann LaBrea, John Prokop, Blaine Havtay (sp), Adriana Dobrzyuce (sp).

 

Public Works:

  • Jennifer Waisanen: Crime and Safety: 1 acquaintance rape; 1 robbery from Holiday (likely a Juvenile, no injury); Domestic assault; Officer assault (spitting); 5 burglaries – 2 garages (1 door open), Pizzeria Lola, 2 home break-ins by suspects known to the victims. 10 auto thefts, often in business parking lots when people are leaving things in cars visible to people walking by (crime of opportunity). Parking lots included Red Wagon Pizza, Cave Vin and Book Club. Be mindful of leaving things in cars, especially in business parking lots. Crime patterns similar in comparison to surrounding neighborhoods. Thefts of credit cards being used to buy gift cards.
    • Question about folks going up and down alley: Advice: look at behavior of individual, if it’s unusual or suspicious for your neighborhood, call 911 (not 311).
  • Kathy Waite: follow up re: death of a woman hit by a car as a pedestrian on 54th and Penn several months ago – there was a long process of obtaining search warrants for the computer of the car involved which took some time but now with that info gathered, the investigator has sent it to Hennepin County Attorney’s office to consider charges.
    • Question from resident re: how many officers, on average, do we have on a beat in the 5th precinct. Answer, there are several shifts but the mid-day watch + dog watch will have between 6-15 squads out at this time but there is some crossover with Edina, Richfield, etc. When incidents happen in other precincts (like SWAT situations) our squads will go to those areas for support so we might see fewer squads on the street at that time.  
  • Colleen O’Dell: Park Planner and landscape architect with MPRB – Southwest Service Area Master Plan (SWSAMP): landmark funding agreement with city is coming in for infrastructure now so we want to talk with community about what we want to see in the parks. 5 areas of city have been divided up, and SW is the last area being done, south of 394 and west of 35W. Not looking at regional parks, looking only at neighborhood parks (42 total), doesn’t include buildings but does include playgrounds, pools, fields, etc. This process will take 12-18 months to put together a plan with draft plans coming out in the fall. Over winter they will be finalized and final plans will be brought to public hearing in April 2019 followed by a 45 day comment period. Hopefully it will be adopted middle of next year by their board.

 

President’s Report – none

 

Secretary Report – March minutes approved online, no update

 

Treasurer Report – Financials emailed, no update

 

Park Update, Nikki Friederich – Spring baseball on standby because of the snow, gym being used right now for baseball. Some spots still open for baseball and softball; stop in to park to register. Summer registration open now.

    • Movie Night (7/9) Mighty Ducks
    • Sports and summer program registrations open now

 

Committee Updates

    • Community Engagement
      • Washburn Park Update – Hearing 4/18 at Park Board Office: 2117 West River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55411.
      • Buying additional items for the lot to be considered by board using neighborhood money: suggestions presented are bike racks, picnic tables, concrete pads, benches. Feedback encouraged. See email for cost breakdown (sent by Bri). Discussion. $15,000 approx. for total replacement of picnic tables, benches, less the grill. Some in favor of bike rack and grill to build community, others opposed due to safety, clean-up. If we do all of it, $17,000. Motion from Bri for spending up to $17,000, no grill. Second by Judy Vecere. Discussion.
      • Discussion: who wanted the grill in the first place? Where did that request come from? No water access, no bathroom, could be a safety concern. If we spend $17,000 where does that leave us in terms of monies? Nikki: some uncontracted monies still available from city, over $100,000. In our contracted monies we have $43,000, so enough to fund this motion. Vote: all in favor, motion carries.
      • Happy Hour – May 1 at Red Wagon 7-9
      • Neighborhood Garage Sale (June 2) online registration & payment available, info will be included in newsletter. Nikki will need help distributing maps day of.
    • Green Team – No update.
      • Meeting update – no meeting scheduled at this time, will be in near future
      • Rain Garden installation delay due to weather. (July 30-Aug 1)
      • Earth Day event: CANCELLED Kenny Park/Grass Lake (1328 58th St. W) 9:30-noon 4/21 rescheduled to 5/12
    • Summer Festival August 12
      • Tasks by board member
        • Showmobile (booked)
        • Food vendors: Red Wagon, LaLa Homemade Ice Cream (Bri and Stephanie)
        • Band: Chime (Joel)
        • Sponsorship – forms online, outreach started
        • TapMpls (booked)
        • Car Show – Marc is on top of it 🙂 (online registration available)
        • Raffle – Judy and Jim
        • Kids games – Denis
        • Volunteer coordinator – Kelly?
        • Table vendors – Ryan

 

    • Gary Safety initiative (Gary not in attendance) – need subcommittee, Nikki will send out doodle poll to get things moving
    • Special project subcommittee proposed by Denis to work on requests we get from annual meeting

 

Coordinator Update

    • Ward 13 Board Member Summit April 18 7-8:30 at Armatage Rec Center to talk about neighborhood issues with Linea Palmisano: Neighborhood 2020 conversation and future funding, 2040 comprehensive plan, open for questions – moving to Book Club following end of meeting to socialize.
    • NCEC seat – Denis’ term limit is up. You can apply for an appointed position, applications due Friday 4/20. Contact Denis with any questions if interested.
    • SW and Creek CAC appointments
    • Paper shredding event hosted by Kelly O’Neil Realty 4/21 10am-noon at Armatage Park – reminder from Tara that this option is better for the environment than putting shredding in recycling bins.
    • 2020 Roadmap feedback – due to the city by 4/30 after we review. Nikki sending out after we provide feedback/edit/contribute to final version.
    • May meeting Sen. Scott Dibble would like to attend meeting to check in
  • New Business – Bri not running for re-election due to new job; congratulations Bri! There are 2 open seats coming up in May, Tyler will be running for a spot. President seat up for vote in June. Stephanie – land at 62nd and Washburn: what are we doing with it, has large pine trees – Green Team looking into it and will report back with decision. Fence on Russell – variance update: we did send note back to welcome them to the neighborhood but we declined to take a stand on the variance request. The city wants us to have input on these things which is why we receive them.

 

Meeting Adjourned at 7:46 PM

 

March 20, 2018 Minutes

March 20, 2018 Minutes

 

Date: March 20, 2018

Called to order: 6:38pm

Presided by: Denis Houle, President

Note taker: Nikki Lindberg

In attendance: Board Members — Kelly Falsani, Laure Luxenbergl, Stephanie Vigen, Ryan Antkowiak, Michael Kootsikas, Br Keeneyi, Joel Federer

Other Attendees — Gary Remafedi, Fred & Joanne Linehan, Nikki Frederich/Parks, Rachel Ireland-Henry, Betty Lyke Urie, Nikki Lindberg

 

(Jim Hoch, Judy Vecere)

 

Safety

Emily – summary of break-in; Fred (bldg owner 20 yrs) — crime prevention

2 break ins in 20 years, but car thefts (smash/grab) issue  — 2017 avg 2/month

has added lights on dusk/dawn — 2 security camera installation (5, 3 on parking lot, 2 in back) – 2 bids (and Emily talked to Peter – 3rd option)

Gary – safety summary – presenting ideas; approving resolutions shared and getting “ballot” with the 16 interventions that you can rank

Denis – would like to contribute to cost of cameras – Fred doing no matter what (3 mega-pixel option)

Gary – smart technologies (rebate idea) for residents; could host vendor forum

 

Pres Report

Annual Report – motion Kelly/Michael – carries

2020 Roadmap – NCR proposal (summary of situation) – links sent to proposal and give feedback (due by end of April) 3/37 5-7 NCEC meeting public comments on Road Map (at downtown library)

May Annual Meeting 15th – collect neighborhood input how to spend our money (with actual dollar amounts with some ideas, and free pizza)

share some of what we’ve done (safety, park, green team, happy hour)

ideas – what we heard, and what we can/can’t address – themes for ideas (micro grant, tool library, community brick oven/from bricks to bread); ideas from safety poll; do it like cafe with – generate ideas at your table

pizza/drinks – door prizes (plants/centerpieces) and gift certificates

can leverage social media polls after meeting to gather further input (Nextdoor and Facebook)

board election

 

Summer festival support / ways to get involved – game

 

Secretary – approved online

Treasurer – financials sent

 

Park Update – new summer guide (printed copies on hand)

Egg Hunt on Saturday (registration req’d) expect about 150 10-11:30, hunt at 11 (lots of activities, face painting, characature, Abrakadoodle, bunnies, snacks, and The Bunny) will be outdoors so dress accordingly

Track & Field, Baseball & Softball

Friday Field Trips for summer (school age kids) 11-4 (bag lunch)

Skate Park camp (3rd Lair)

 

Committee

Community Engagement

Washburn Park – final engagement happened; back at Chris to get $ input

Happy Hour – very well attended; concerns about reliability and space isn’t great but don’t feel like we have a better option at this point

Book Club? New BBQ place? Kwan’s

May 1 – have Annual Meeting card/postcard to hand out

Garage Sales – June 2 online/paypal

 

Green Team

Long list – and our new plot at 61/Washburn

 

Safety discussion – tabled to April

 

Summer Festival

Carnival – need help sponsor as group

 

Coord – SW CAC

Neighborhood Forests

Ward 13 Summit

4/21 Shred event

 

NEW

Mobile Menders – went well, organize another for this spring? request another $50 Kelly/Ryan – carries

iMatter Minneapolis – draft letter of support

Malea – Bush Foundation Fellowship recipient

 

Meeting Adjourned at 7:54

 

February 20, 2018 Minutes

February 20, 2018 Minutes

 

Date: February 20, 2018

Called to order: 6:38pm

Presided by: Denis Houle, President

Note taker: Ryan Antkowiak

In attendance: Board Members — Ryan Antkowiak, Kelly Falsani, Jim Hoch, Denis Houle, Bri Keeney, Michael Kootsikas, Stephanie Vigen, Judy Vecere
Other Attendees — Nikki Lindberg, Coordinator; Gary Remafie, resident; various other residents

 

New Business

  • Neighborhood Forest Program @ Kenny Elementary
    • Board approved up to $1,000 grant to support program
  • MCN workshop (The Essential Sponsorship Clinic)
    • Board approved $125 registration fee so Nikki Lindberg (ANA Coordinator) could attend for educational advancement.

 

Welcome to the Neighborhood

  • Introduction to the new tenants of 5400 Penn (the old gas station space)
  • New Restaurant: Colita’s
    • Esteemed chef Daniel Del Prado’s take on BBQ
      • A lighter, herbal experience with Tex Mex and Thai influence
      • Healthier approach to BBQ
      • Locally sourced – MN and Midwest
      • Aiming to open in late June/early July
    • Sought community approval to pursue a full bar/liquor license
    • Responded to concern about traffic in alleys. Dispelled concern as the restaurant will be closed off to the alley. Entrance/Exits will be directly on Penn and 54th only
  • Colita’s owner and Chef – Daniel Del Prado
  • Restaurant Consultant – Geri Wolf
  • Restaurant Manager – Morgan

 

Meeting Adjourned at 6:55 to accommodate Palmisano Presents