Bylaws & Funding Plan

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This fall, the ANA needs your help! The neighborhood needs to update its governing bylaws in order to comply with the City of Minneapolis’s new funding program.

The ANA has ALSO drafted a neighborhood funding plan (called a Plan Modification) to shift more funds from recently repaid home loans to its long-term community engagement and staffing budgets to enable the ANA to operate as long as possible.

Learn more about both the bylaws and the funding plan and how you can weigh in below!


Vote Now through October 15

All Armatage residents ages 18 and up (both renters and homeowners) and designated Armatage business or institutional representatives are eligible to weigh in now through October 15 when the public comment period ends. The final board vote for both the funding plan and the new bylaws will take place on Tuesday, October 19 at 6:30pm. Register to attend at bit.ly/ANAmtgs

Your input is critical: thank you for making your voice heard!  Here’s how you can weigh in:


Bylaws

The Armatage Neighborhood Association needs to update its governing bylaws in order to comply with the City of Minneapolis’s new funding program. Each time the bylaws are updated, the ANA brings the new draft to the community for feedback and edits before a final vote.

Read through the draft NEW bylaws here.

To see a copy of the ANA’s CURRENT bylaws, click here.

Please weigh in below or by clicking here on whether support the adoption of the NEW bylaws. If you support the new bylaws but want to share edits you’d like the ANA to adopt before approval, you’ll have space to list those, too.


Funding Plan

The ANA has ~$65,000 in available Armatage neighborhood funds. We have drafted a neighborhood funding plan (called a Plan Modification) to allocate these funds to long-term community engagement and staffing budgets.

With City funding for the Armatage neighborhood set to drop to just $14,100 per year by 2023, these new funds would be slowly used over the next decade to supplement annual City funding to help the ANA operate for years to come.

Proposed Plan:

  • Allocate $45,000 to Staffing for part-time contact staff for coordination for ANA’s programs, events, print and digital communications, Board/Committees/volunteers, funding contracts, and outreach.
  • Allocate $20,000 to Community Engagement for events, programs, supplies, materials, neighborhood print and digital communications.

Please weigh in below or by clicking here on whether support the this funding plan. If you support the plan but would like to see edits made before the ANA votes, you’ll have space to list those, too.