December 14, 2018 eNews

December 18, 2018 Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Special Election for ANA Board Seat 8 (term May 2017 – May 2019)
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary Report – minutes approved via email
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed
  • Park Update:
    • Fire on Ice event and budget
  • Committee Updates
  • Coordinator Update
    • Jan print newsletter:
      • Budget
      • Board feature
  • 2019 Accounting Contract
  • New Business
  • 54th & Penn Pedestrian Safety Panel
    • Guests: Kathy Waite, 5th Precinct Inspector, and Jennifer Waisanen, 5th Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator
    • Guest: Jennifer Lowry, City of Minneapolis Public Works Traffic Engineer
    • Guest: John Freude, Aide to Council Member Palmisano


Upcoming meetings/events

Jan 8 – Neighborhood Happy Hour (7:00-9:00 pm)
Jan 15 – Monthly Meeting (6:30-8:00 pm)
Jan 25 – Fire on Ice skating event (6:30-8:30 pm)

54th & Penn Pedestrian Safety

Our next neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30pm at the Armatage Recreation Center (agenda above) will feature an in-depth conversation on pedestrian safety at 54th & Penn with the Minneapolis Police Department’s 5th Precinct, the Minneapolis Department of Public Works, and staff from Council Member Linea Palmisano’s office.

Can’t make it? Look for a recap in the Armatage eNews later this month.

Join the Armatage Neighborhood Association Board

Love our neighborhood and want to get more involved? ANA will hold a special election for one open seat next week at the neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30pm at the Armatage Recreation Center (2500 West 57th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410).  If interested in running, please email our Coordinator, Lauren, at with a short bio about yourself and why you would like to join the board.

MnDOT I-35W@94 Construction Survey

Travel I-35W between Crosstown and Downtown/94 frequently? Take MnDOT’s short participant engagement  survey to help inform MnDOT on future decisions about communications and outreach.

Photo from MnDOT’s project webcam

Metro Transit E Line Corridor Study

Thanks to everyone who attended the Open Houses on December 10 & 13! There’s still time to weigh in on the proposed routes through Southwest Minneapolis via an online survey, sign up for E Line updates, and learn more about the project at

The E Line rapid bus project will follow Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis and Uptown. Metro Transit is starting a Corridor Study to evaluate E Line routing options on more segments of Route 6 south of Uptown, along West Lake, Xerxes and France. Changes to the Route 6 and other connecting bus service that could impact Armatage is also included in the study. Metro Transit would like to hear from you to help us determine where the E Line will go.

Corridor Study Community Advisory Committee
We are looking for 15 members to represent residents, students, businesses, and Route 6 riders along the study corridor. The committee will meet approximately three times over the study period. Committee meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30. Applications will be accepted until December 20. Apply today!

Give Local Experiences as Gifts

Looking to simplify gift giving this holiday season? Hennepin County’s Choose to Reuse Guide has a great article on giving local experiences as gifts and it’s filled to the brim with helpful local links. Check it out at

Package Theft Prevention Tips

Every year around the holidays, there is an increase in packages ordered online and delivered to homes. This also can come with an increase in thefts when the packages are left unattended outside. Victims usually report the theft to their shippers so the police department may not know the extent of these thefts.

Check out these suggestions from the Minneapolis Police Department and package shipping companies:

Snow Emergency Alerts

Winter is here!  Sign up for alerts from the City of Minneapolis and avoid an expensive tow (and making a friend drive you to the impound lot).