Category Archives: Agenda

October 11, 2018 eNews

October 16, 2018 Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Guest: Stacy Sorenson, NCR (board survey)
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary Report – minutes approved via email
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed
  • Park Update
    • Halloween Party (Oct 26, 6-8:30)
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
      • Washburn Park
      • Happy Hour – at Red Wagon 11/13
      • Charity Drive/Tree Lighting 11/23
    • Micro-grant program
  • Coordinator Update
    • Search Update
  • New Business

Adjourn by 7:15

7:15 – City Council Member Palmisano and Kenny neighborhood will join us to discuss the updated 2040 comprehensive plan recently released to the public. (minneapolis2040.com).

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Upcoming meetings/events

Oct 26 – Halloween at the Park (6-8:30)
Oct 29 – SW Community Workshop / Park Planning (6:30-8, Pershing)
Nov 6 – Election Day
Nov 13 – Happy Hour at Red Wagon (7-9)
Nov 20 – Monthly Meeting (6:30-8)
Nov 23 – Charity Drive/Tree Lighting (7)


Southwest Community Workshop – Help Plan Our Area Parks

Neighborhoods: Armatage, Fulton, Lynnhurst
Date: Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Time: 6:30-8 pm
Location: Pershing Recreation Center
Address: 3532 W 48th St.

As plans and ideas are coming together, your chance to help shape the future of our area parks is almost over! Come by Pershing Park to share your thoughts, give input on ideas, and help contribute to the future of your southwest community!


September 13, 2018 eNews

September 18, 2018 Agenda

  • Welcome

  • Guests:

    • SWBA

    • City Council Update – John Freude

    • Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan & SW Service Area Master Plan project updates – Madeline Hudek

  • President’s Report

  • Secretary Report – approve July minutes

  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed

  • Park Update

    • Halloween Party (Sept 30, 6-8:30)

  • Plan Modification vote to approve the following:

ANA proposes reallocating a total of $20,247.83 of Program from our Phase I home Improvement Program strategy (Housing 1.A.2). Funds would be reallocated as follows:

  • $20,000 to our Phase II Community Safety strategy (Safety 1.2.1.) for the purpose of establishing a safety rebate program for home and business owners, and

  • $247.83 to our Improve Park Facilities Neighborhood Priority (Neighborhood Priorities 2.1.8.) to support the renovation of the Washburn Tot Lot.

Additionally, ANA is requesting access to $16,752.17 of Neighborhood Priority Reserve funds for use in the previously approved Improve Park Facilities Neighborhood Priority for the Washburn Tot Lot.

  • Homeowner variance requests – discussion of our role as a neighborhood board

  • Committee Updates

    • Community Engagement

      • Washburn Park

      • Happy Hour – at Red Wagon 9/11 – next 11/6 (election day – discuss date)

      • Welcome bags

    • Green Team

      • Rain Garden installation and discuss future involvement

    • Summer Festival

      • Discuss the good/bad for this year and share ideas for 2019

    • Safety

      • Rebate program update

    • Micro-grant program

  • Coordinator Update

    • Phone number (new: 612-466-0296)

    • Bylaws

    • November charity event and tree lighting

    • October newsletter

    • Nice Ride parking zone request

    • 2020 Work Groups update

  • New Business

Adjourn

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Upcoming meetings/events

Sept 24 – Palmisano Presents: City Budget (7:00)

Sept 25 – Voter Registration Day (event City-wide)

Oct 16 – ANA Monthly Meeting (6:30)

Oct 25 – Halloween at the Park (6-8:30)

Nov 6 – Happy Hour at Red Wagon (7-9)

 



Armatage Safety Rebate Program

More than a dozen residents have already taken advantage of our safety rebate program. Check out details, and see how you can get up to $100 back on qualifying safety improvements you make to your home or apartment!

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.

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.

May 12, 2018 eNews

May Annual Meeting

Tuesday, May 15 • 6:30pm
Pizza dinner featuring pies from both Pizzeria Lola and Red Wagon Pizza

Special Guests: Senator Dibble
Colleen O’Dell with the Southwest Service Area Master Plan (SWsamp)

What would you do to improve Armatage neighborhood if you had $50,000? 

Currently the neighborhood is involved in the programs listed below, but we want to know what you, our neighbors, would like to see happen! Join us at our annual meeting to share your ideas and see how you can help us make it happen.

Current programs/projects:

  • Summer festival
  • Happy hours (every other month)
  • Neighborhood communications (eNews, social media, website, newsletter, etc.)
  • Safety initiatives (ideas abound; we’d like your input)
  • Subsidized rain gardens with Metro Blooms
  • Events at the park
  • A facade improvement grant for area businesses
  • A growing Green Team with lots of ideas they’d like your input around!

Other Ideas: tool library; micro grant program; additional park enhancements; speed signs on Penn & Xerxes

We will be electing board members, and setting priorities for what the ANA will do over the next several years to support our neighborhood, its residents and businesses. To view the current list of candidates, please see the ballot.

Upcoming meetings/events


Palmisano Presents: A Conversation on the Draft Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (time correction)
Southwest High School Auditorium

The draft Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan hasrecently been released (www.minneapolis2040.com) and Ward 13 residents have many questions about the impact of the proposed plan. Ward 13 Council Member Linea Palmisano will host a public conversation on May 23 with a short presentation and plenty of time for Q & A. Joining her in this important discussion will be City of Minneapolis Long Range Planning Director Heather Worthington.


 Road resurfacing 

Project to begin this summer in Armatage from Xerxes to Penn between 60th and 54th. The project is awaiting final Mayoral approval.  Details updated on the project website.


Kenny/Armatage Neighborhood Garage Sales

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
NEW: Register online and/or pay via PayPal (payment to anancoordinator@armatage.org)

Our neighborhood garage sale is a great way to get a lot of bang for your buck! Clear out your clutter and make a little cash! Again this year, we will partner with our friends in the Kenny neighborhood to amp up the traffic to this event.

Your $10.00 registration fee includes:

  • A general garage sale ad in the StarTribune newspaper, website, social media and Craigslist.
  • Your sale location will be marked on the map of sales and a packet of maps delivered to your home the day before the sale. This map will also be available through Google Maps.

A check for $10.00 payable to the Armatage Neighborhood Association (or pay via PayPal) to: Armatage Neighborhood Association, 2500 W 57th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410 (or drop off at the park desk)

Forms can also be emailed to anacoordinator@armatage.org. Questions regarding registration can be directed to the ANA office by calling 612-668-3206 or anacoordinator@armatage.org.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 29!


City Updates

Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan open houses

Attend one of five upcoming open houses to discuss the draft Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan. Each event will feature the same family-friendly activities created by local artists, as well as free food from local businesses.

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12
Northeast Recreation Center, 1530 Johnson St. NE

5:30-8 p.m. Monday, May 14
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S.

5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16
North Commons Recreation Center, 1801 James Ave. N.

5:30- 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17
Dayton Gaviidae YMCA, 651 Nicollet Mall #300

5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 31
Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 15th Ave. S.

2020 Roadmap

The Neighborhood 2020 Web Page has been updated with the revised Roadmap, public comment report, work group overview and updated timeline.  http://www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/2020

Elections & Voter Services has now posted on the City jobs site (http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/jobs/) thirteen available positions to assist at our in-person absentee voting (“early voting”) location located one block from City Hall at 217 S 3rd St.

Absentee Voting Team Member

(Seasonal Election Support Specialist I) – 13 to be hired, $18.39/hr
Providing customer service and assisting voters in the absentee ballot process; processing absentee ballot applications; processing voted absentee ballots; entering/looking up data in the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS); and performing related clerical work.  Positions would be full-time (32hrs/wk), and run from mid-June through November.   Some evenings and weekends required.

*Especially encouraged to apply are those with fluency in English plus one of the following languages:  Somali, Oromo, Hmong, or Spanish—to assist voters with limited English skills.  


SW Parks Planning

In addition to attending Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meetings, there will be many other ways to get involved in the project:

  • Sign up to receive email updates by visiting www.minneapolisparks.org/subscribe. If you are already a subscriber, add “Southwest Service Area Master Plan” to your subscription preferences. Email updates are the best way to stay informed about meeting and event dates.
  • Attend other public project meetings. Though they have not yet been scheduled, MPRB expects numerous community meetings throughout 2018 and 2019.
  • The project team will share project information and listen to ideas be at dozens of community ice cream socials, festivals and park events this summer. Stop by and see us!
  • Email Project Manager Colleen O’Dell at codell@minneapolisparks.org if you’re interested in inviting someone from the project team to present at a meeting or event or engage your organization, group or community in the planning process.
  • Share your thoughts now via the SWSAMP online survey.

SWSAMP Project Page

CAC Meeting #1

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center
Address: 4055 Nicollet Ave S


Spring Lawn Care Tips that are Useful All Year

Did you know that you and your neighbors have waterfront property? Your yard and the nearest lake, stream, or wetland are connected by the nearest storm drain or ditch. That means the actions you take on your property affect the local water bodies.

In urban areas, rain falls on hard surfaces such as streets, driveways and rooftops and flows into the storm sewer system, which carries it to the nearest body of water.  This rainfall, called stormwater runoff, brings along any pollutants it has picked up along the way.  You can help reduce the amount of pollutants entering local lakes, rivers and streams (and save money at the same time) by following a few simple steps:

  • Water wisely – if your lawn needs water, do it in the morning when it’s cooler to avoid evaporation, and make sure to aim sprinklers so they don’t water hard surfaces. Lawns typically only need one inch of water per week, so if it rains, you can skip the watering.
  • Mow three inches or higher – Mowing grass to a height of three inches or higher will encourage thicker and healthier grass and make your lawn more resistant to weeds, drought, and erosion.
  • Sharpen your mower blades – Sharper blades will cut grass to three inches or higher more effectively. Dull blades damage grass, which can give the grass a yellow or white tint.
  • Leave grass clippings on lawn – Leaving your grass clippings on your lawn puts the same amount of nutrients back into your grass as one application of fertilizer. If you don’t want grass clippings on your lawn, compost them. Be sure to sweep up any clippings that blow into the street so they don’t run down the storm drain.
  • Fertilize smartly (if you need it) – If you choose to fertilize, only do it in the fall when it’s most effective. Apply only the amount directed and be sure to choose a zero-phosphorus fertilizer. Many lawns already have plenty of phosphorus in the soil and any excess will just run off into local waters and produce algae (do a soil test first if you aren’t sure about your lawn). Another alternative to fertilizing is aerating your lawn.
  • Pick up pet waste regularly – In addition to preventing lawn burns, regular pick-up of pet waste will keep bacteria from running off into storm drains and our local waters.

Following these tips will help keep your lawn healthy while keeping our waters clean and safe this summer. Learn more at www.minnehahacreek.org/education.


Free glove for kids aged 5-8 at
Twins Community Fund
Glove Giveaway Celebration on May 16!

Bring your young softball or baseball player to Sibley Park next Wednesday, May 16, 6:15 pm for the 2018 Twins Community Fund Glove Giveaway Celebration!
Kids aged 5-8 will receive a Minnesota Twins fielding glove and ball and have the opportunity to meet T.C. Bear and a surprise Twins player!

If you have a child interested in attending, please email Kent Brevik at kbrevik@minneapolisparks.org by Monday, May 14.

The Minnesota Twins Community Fund has generously donated equipment and uniforms for Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board youth RBI baseball and softball for the past 25 years.
Twins Tball Kid North Commons
Twins Community Fund Glove Giveaway

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 6:15 pm
Location: Sibley Park
Address: 1900 E 40th St., Minneapolis, MN 55407

April 13, 2018 eNews

April 17, 2018 Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Safety Update with our Crime Prevention Specialist
    • Safety proposal discussion (Gary)
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary Report – March minutes approved online
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed/summary below
  • Park Update
    • Movie Night (7/9) Mighty Ducks
    • Sports and summer program registrations open
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
      • Washburn Park Update – additional items & hearing
      • Happy Hour – May 1 at Red Wagon
      • Neighborhood Garage Sale (June 2) online registration & payment available
    • Green Team
      • Meeting update
      • Rain Garden installation delay (July 30-Aug 1)
      • FYI Earth Day: Kenny Park/Grass Lake (1328 58th St. W) 9:30-noon 4/21
  • Summer Festival
    • Tasks by board member
    • Items that are done or in process
      • Showmobile (booked)
      • Food vendors: Red Wagon, LaLa Homemade Ice Cream
      • Band: Chime
      • Sponsorship – forms online, outreach started
      • TapMpls (booked)
      • Car Show – Marc is on top of it 🙂 (online reg available)
  • Micro-grant program
  • Coordinator Update
    • Ward 13 Summit April 18 7-9:00 at Armatage Rec Center (board members only)
    • NCEC seat
    • SW and Creek CAC appointments
    • Paper shredding event hosted by Kelly O’Neil Realty 4/21 10am-noon
    • 2020 Roadmap feedback
    • May meeting (Sen. Scott Dibble)
  • New Business

Adjourn

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Upcoming meetings/events

April 18 – Washburn Tot Lot Public Hearing 6pm at MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55411

April 21 – Earth Day clean up by Grass Lake 9:30-Noon
Kelly O’Neil Realty Document Shredding at Armatage Park 10-Noon

May 1 – Happy Hour 7-9pm at Red Wagon

May 15 – Annual Meeting 6:30pm at Rec Center
Sen. Dibble • Free pizza • Discuss neighborhood priorities • Board elections

May 23 – Palmisano Presents: Mpls Comprehensive Plan 2040 (time/location TBD)

June 2 – Garage Sales 8am-4pm (registration info online)

 



Armatage & Kenny Neighborhood-wide Garage Sales

Saturday, June 2 • 8:00-4:00pm
Online registration and payment available. (PDF available for download.)

Armatage Movie in the Park

Monday, July 9 • Dusk • Mighty Ducks


Armatage Summer Festival

Sunday, August 12 • 4:00-7:00pm
Details coming together for our annual neighborhood festival. We can only make this happen with support! City fund can not pay for most of the expenses, so we rely on sponsors and wristband sales, along with volunteers, to bring this event to our neighborhood. Learn how to get involved today!


Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap

Document open for public comment through April 30

Neighborhoods 2020 is a planning process for the funding and implementation of neighborhood-centric programming. You have the chance to submit your opinions and help shape the decisions about neighborhood funding, programs and oversight. The 2020 Roadmap presents three proposals to consider, and hopes further ideas may bring forth a solution that best supports the grassroots organizational success our City has experienced, while expanding opportunities for a changing society.

March 15, 2018 eNews

March 20, 2018 Agenda

  • Welcome
  • President’s Report
    • Approval 2017 Annual Report
    • 2020 Roadmap (see below)
    • May annual meeting (Topic/Structure)
  • Secretary Report – February minutes approved online
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed
  • Park Update
    • Egg Hunt (3/24) – registration required; volunteers needed to hand out prizes (see below)
    • Movie Night (7/9) Mighty Ducks
    • Sports and summer program registrations open
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
      Washburn Park Update – final public input opportunity held 3/14
      Happy Hour (held March 6) – discuss future plans
      Neighborhood Garage Sale (June 2) online registration & payment available
    • Green Team
      Meeting update
    • Safety (Gary)
      Safety proposal
      Lola’s / security cameras
    • Summer Festival – list sent to board to start task assignments
      Showmobile booked
      Food vendors: Red Wagon, LaLa Homemade Ice Cream
      Band: Chime
      Sponsorship
      Carnival games (to continue or not)
    • Micro-grant program
  • Coordinator Update
    SW Area Parks Community Advisory Committees (CACs)
    Neighborhood Forests
  • New Business
    iMatter Minneapolis (email forwarded to board)

Adjourn
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Upcoming meetings/events

Egg Hunt 3/24 – Park – 10:00-11:30am – Registration Required
ANA meeting 4/17 – Rec Center – 6:30pm


Metro Blooms – Workshop at Armatage

Installing Turf Alternatives
$15 per household

Location: Armatage Recreation Center
2500 West 57th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Installing Turf Alternatives – Your Guide to a Low Maintenance Lawn, covers the advantages of using perennial ground covers to minimize the need for irrigation and chemical inputs while maximizing ecological benefits. It also demonstrates handy how-tos for replacing traditional turf by installing and maintaining two popular types of turf alternatives: Low Maintenance Lawns and Bee Lawns, which support pollinators and clean water.

Participants learn:

—The what, how & why of converting traditional lawn into low-input turf alternatives that support pollinators and clean water. :

—Presentation followed by questions and a facilitated discussion on common barriers.


Armatage/Kenny Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 24th from 10:00-11:30am

All kids must be pre-registered to participate! $5 per child. Egg Hunt starts promptly at 11am.

Volunteers are needed to distribute/hide eggs and pass out prizes/candy after the egg hunt concludes.


Save the Date

Armatage & Kenny Neighborhood-wide Garage Sales

Saturday, June 2 • 8:00-4:00pm
Online registration and payment available.

Armatage Movie in the Park

Monday, July 9 • Dusk • Mighty Ducks
Armatage Summer Festival
Sunday, August 12 • 4:00-7:00pm


Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap

Document open for public comment through April 30

Neighborhoods 2020 is a planning process for the funding and implementation of neighborhood-centric programming. You have the chance to submit your opinions and help shape the decisions about neighborhood funding, programs and oversight. The 2020 Roadmap presents three proposals to consider, and hopes further ideas may bring forth a solution that best supports the grassroots organizational success our City has experienced, while expanding opportunities for a changing society.

February 17, 2018 eNews

February 20, 2018 Agenda Updates

6:30 – Welcome

Guest: Diamond BBQ (new restaurant going in at 54/Penn in Jensen’s)

Abbreviated business meeting

7:00 – 8:30 Palmisano Presents: A Conversation on Pedestrian Safety
Join us for a conversation with City of Minneapolis staff to discuss pedestrian safety issues and learn more about the Vision Zero initiative across our city.

Individuals from Traffic and Parking Services and the MPD 5th Precinct will be present to help answer questions, discuss policies, and listen to your concerns regarding the recent 54th and Penn tragedy.

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Upcoming meetings/events

  • Happy Hour 3/6 at Red Wagon (7-9p)
  • ANA meeting 3/20
  • Egg Hunt 3/24


What’s Happening at the Park?

  • Weather permitting, ice rinks and warming houses will remain open through February 25
  • Spring/Summer Sports Registration opens Wednesday, February 28th at noon www.kennyarmatagesports.com (flyers attached)
  • Summer Program registration opens Wednesday, February 28th at noon www.minneapolisparks.org
  • Armatage/Kenny Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 24th from 10:00-11:30am – all kids must be pre-registered to participate!  $5 per child. Egg Hunt starts promptly at 11am. Volunteers are needed to distribute/hide eggs and pass out prizes/candy after the egg hunt concludes.

Washburn Park Input Open House

Wednesday, March 14
6:00-8:00pm
Armatage Rec Center

Drop in anytime. Kids welcome. This will be the final opportunity to provide input or suggestions before final plans are sent for approval!

See the plans at our website.

January 9, 2018 eNews

January 16, 2018 Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Guest: Larry Matsumoto, City of Minneapolis, Public Works regarding road resurfacing project
  • Guest: Diamond BBQ (new restaurant going in at 54/Penn in Jensen’s)
  • City Council Update
  • Park Update, Nikki Friederich
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary Report – December minutes (approved online)
  • Treasurer Report
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
      • Washburn Park
      • Happy Hour (Jan 9)
      • Fire on Ice Skating Party (Jan 19)
      • Mobile Menders (Feb 10)
    • Green Team
    • Summer Festival
    • Micro-grant program
    • Other program/spending ideas (annual meeting idea?)
  • Coordinator Update
    • Business facade grant
    • Neighborhood Forest
    • January newsletter
  • New Business
  • Adjourn

Upcoming meetings/events

  • Fire on Ice 1/19
  • Minneapolis Connections Conference
    Saturday, February 10th
    Minneapolis Convention Center
    FREE Register online
  • ANA 2/20

Walk and Talk with your City Council Member

We will be working to pull together walk and talks with Council Members in February or March to discuss pedestrian issues around their ward and Minneapolis. Share your thoughts on how to make our streets more safe and comfortable for everyone over a stroll through your Ward.

Interested in getting involved? Click here to let us know your name, address, and what you would like to say to your Council Member. Then Our Streets staff will work with your Council Member to schedule a walk with you and others in your Ward.


MAC Meeting & Winter Listening Session on Jan 30th

In an effort to make meetings more accessible to Minneapolis residents, the next noise meeting by the Metropolitan Airport Commission will be held in the 13th Ward! This will be a great one to attend, as this meeting will be combined with their quarterly Listening Session.

The Winter Listening Session will be held Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00 PM at the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church (Main Building), 5025 Knox Avenue South, Minneapolis.

As for the agenda for the meeting, it will begin with a presentation by MAC staff. Since this meeting will take place shortly before the Super Bowl, it will include a Super Bowl update as well as an update on the January Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) meeting. After the presentation, the meeting will be opened up for some Q&A from the audience.


City taking registrations, license applications for short-term rentals such as Airbnb

The ordinance applies to dwelling units rented for a period of fewer than 30 consecutive days per leasing period. The short-term rental registration fee is $46. Rental licenses for Tier 1 properties will range from $70 to $175, plus $5 for each additional unit, and $112 to $350 for Tier 2 properties, plus $5 for each additional unit. You do not need to reapply if you have a valid rental license and are a Tier 1 or Tier 2 property.

Short-term rental hosting platforms, which collect a fee for booking services and often provide an online platform for property owners to advertise a dwelling unit, are required to submit an annual business license application. The annual license fee for a platform with fewer than 150 active Minneapolis dwelling unit listings is $630, and for a platform with 150 or more active listings in Minneapolis is $5,000.

Go to the City’s short-term rentals webpage to find registration and licenses applications. Hosting platforms can find license applications at the City’s Business Licensing website.

The new regulations will allow the City to track the number of short-term rental units in Minneapolis and require hosting platforms, such as Airbnb and VRBO, to advertise only units that have registered or obtained a rental license.

 

December 12, 2017 eNews

December Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, December 19
6:30pm • Armatage Community Center

  • Welcome
  • City Council Update
  • Park Update, Nikki Friederich
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary Report – November minutes approved online
  • Treasurer Report
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
      • Washburn Park (Dec 2)
      • Happy Hour (Jan 9)
    • Green Team
      • Rain gardens: final consultations by mid-Dec; property plans by early Jan; install date decided Feb
  • Coordinator Update
    • Tree lighting recap
  • Coordinator Contract
  • New Business
    • Neighborhood Forests
  • Adjourn

Upcoming meetings/events

  • Armatage Happy Hour 1/9
  • Next regular ANA meeting 1/16
  • Fire on Ice 1/19
  • Minneapolis Connections Conference
  • Saturday, February 10th
  • Minneapolis Convention Center

Snow Removal

Minneapolis ordinance requires property owners of houses and duplexes to clear sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowfall, and all other property owners must clear their sidewalks within four daytime hours.

The City has stepped up enforcement activities to ensure compliance with the sidewalk snow and ice ordinance, and it increased the number of staff involved with winter sidewalk inspections. Call 311 to report unshoveled sidewalks and learn more about resources available to people who may need help clearing their sidewalks.

 


Do you enjoy working with older adults and want some part time work?

We are hiring snow removal workers in Hennepin County!

Shovel within 24 hours of end of 2+ inch snowfalls. Commit for the entire season, until the final snow/ice storm of spring. Provide your own equipment & transportation. Paid $16 per hour; hours depend upon snowfall. Can work with multiple senior citizen clients. Age 16+. For details contact Bethany Sapp at seasonalwork@seniorcommunity.org or call 952-767-7886. Located in Minneapolis and suburban Hennepin County.


A low-salt diet for our lakes and streams

A little salt can go a long way for managing snow and ice. But too much salt – which may be less than you think – is causing irreversible damage to our lakes and streams.

The danger of ice and snow on roads and sidewalks is a fact of life in Minnesota, and salt and sand can help reduce ice and add traction. When that snow inevitably melts, however, most of that salt and sand wash directly into nearby waters. 

Currently, salt use is not regulated, but it poses a real threat to clean water. The chloride contained in one teaspoon of road salt can permanently pollute five gallons of water. Chloride upsets aquatic environments, can kill birds and some plants, and can impact groundwater used for drinking.

Many people use more salt than they need.  But using more salt does not melt more ice, or melt it faster. In reality, salt only works when the temperature is above 15 degrees. Extra salt crystals will just eventually become a pollutant. It’s best to use no more than one pound of salt per 250 square feet (for scale, a typical parking space is about 150 square feet). One pound of salt fills up a 12-ounce coffee mug.

Want to protect your local lake or stream from chloride pollution? Here are some easy ways you can help:

  • Shovel regularly (a great form of winter exercise) to minimize ice buildup.
  • Break up ice with an ice scraper before deciding if sand or salt is necessary for traction – you may find that it’s not.
  • Salt won’t work if the temperature is below 15 degrees. Use calcium chloride or magnesium chloride instead, or use a small amount of sand for traction.
  • Sweep up any salt that’s visible on dry pavement and use it elsewhere or throw it away. 

By being proactive with your snow management, and using salt and sand wisely, you can save money, time, and the environment without sacrificing safety. Learn more at www.minnehahacreek.org/salt.


Yes, there is still time to register for Winter Youth Sports Leauges