Halloween Decoration Tour Results
Thank you to our 15 fabulous participants and everyone who visited this year’s Halloween Tour! The results are in – the houses that won for each category are listed below and voting was close! Huge thanks to Book Club for donating one of this year’s prizes!
- Neighborhood Favorite (top): 5821 Sheridan Ave S
- Spookiest (bottom left): 5621 Morgan Ave S
- Best Use of Pumpkins (bottom right): 5937 Sheridan Ave S
Looking for election results and voter turnout statistics? Check out https://vote.minneapolismn.gov/results-data/
Thanks to everyone who voted in this year’s municipal election and special thanks to those of you who served as election judges!
Support the Armatage Neighborhood Association
The Safety Rebate Program. Spring and Fall Clean-ups. Holiday Tours. Welcome Bags. Free workshops and community conversations. Neighborhood events. Safety and green initiatives.
Over the past 30 years, your neighborhood association has worked hard to make Armatage a place where all feel welcome, empowered, and connected through safety initiatives, annual community-building events, environmental work, advocacy, and communications that keep you informed and engaged.
Consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the ANA’s work in our community at https://www.givemn.org/organization/Armatage-Neighborhood-Association As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to the ANA are tax-deductible and eligible for employer matches.
Compost Your Pumpkins
When you’re done with your carved pumpkins and other gourds, you can put them in your green organics recycling cart. They don’t need to be bagged. Remember to remove any candles, etc.
If you haven’t signed up for organics recycling, you can put them with your other bagged yard waste for collection. Added synthetic materials such as paint, glitter or jewels make pumpkins non-compostable, and then they have to go in the black garbage cart.
Remember: Wrappers from Halloween candy go in the garbage. They are not recyclable or compostable. Learn more about organics recycling, yard waste collection, and more at https://www.minneapolismn.gov/resident-services/garbage-recycling-cleanup/
Yard Waste Collection Ends Soon!
The yard waste collection season is coming to an end! The final week of collection will be the week of November 15. Learn more at https://www.minneapolismn.gov/resident-services/garbage-recycling-cleanup/yard-waste/
Fall Street Sweeping
Watch the progress, look up your sweeping date, and get all your street sweeping questions answered at https://www.minneapolismn.gov/getting-around/parking-driving/street-sweep/
Sign up for the Holiday Light Tour
If you live in Armatage and love to decorate for the holidays, sign up to be a part of the second annual Armatage Holiday Light Tour! Any winter holiday or theme is welcome!
By signing up you agree to have your decorations up during the tour and to have your address published on the tour map. Sign up by Tuesday, December 7 at 11:59pm at https://armatage.org/holidaylights/
Protect Your Children from Lead Poisoning
Get the facts, get your home tested, and get your child tested. If you’re responsible for a child 5 or younger, your home may be eligible for help making it safer for your children.
Lead exposure can put young children at risk for permanent damage to their brains and nervous systems, slowed growth and development, learning and behavior problems, and other serious health concerns. Protecting them from lead poisoning when they’re young helps them have a better, safer life growing up and as an adult.
Lead poisoning is 100% preventable. Most often windows are the worst location for lead paint hazards. This funding will help replace windows, windowsills, porch floors, staircases and other locations that have lead paint. We can also do other home safety work such as getting rid of lead paint hazards, cockroaches, mice, and asthma triggers; adding handrails and radon mitigation systems; and weatherizing.
For a free assessment and help getting hazards out of your home, call 612-673-2301. Find more information on the City website.
Bylaws & Funding Plan Approved
Thank you to everyone who weighed in on the new Armatage Neighborhood Association Bylaws and Funding Plan! Community feedback gathered during the public comment period was overwhelmingly positive on both. The ANA Board met to discuss feedback and approved both documents on October 19. Learn more here.
Participate in Minneapolis Redistricting
After every census, Minneapolis updates the boundaries of its 13 City Council wards and six Park Board districts to reflect new population counts. The Redistricting Group, made up of 24 Minneapolis volunteers, builds the new maps with input from their communities. The Redistricting Group needs your help with the redistricting project to make sure all voices are heard.
Participate in the Redistricting Project
- Explore the redistricting webpages.
- Draw and submit draft maps.
- Register for redistricting meetings presenting draft maps for public discussion.
- 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17.
- 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15.
- 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022.
- 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
- Sign up to get notices for all redistricting meetings.
- Email comments or questions.
City Budget Review is Underway
Review of Mayor Jacob Frey’s proposed 2022 City budget is underway by the City Council. The proposed $1.599 billion budget includes a 5.45% levy increase. The mayor’s recommended City budget invests in affordable housing, youth programming, community safety, climate action and an inclusive economic recovery. Learn more about the budget process at https://www.minneapolismn.gov/government/budget and save the date for upcoming public hearings:
- Public hearings are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 6:05 p.m. Dec. 1 and 6:05 p.m. Dec. 8.
- Dec. 8: Council scheduled to vote on budget adoption
COVID-19 Vaccines are HERE for Kids 5-11
Visit mn.gov/vaccine to use the Vaccine Locator Map to locate and contact providers about vaccines for kids ages 5-11.