Fix It Fund
A Southwest Minneapolis Neighborhood Association Cooperative
Program Launches on April 27
Armatage, Fulton, Kenny and Lynnhurst Neighborhood Associations have joined forces to offer a new home improvement and emergency loan program.
Home Improvement Loans:
$5,000-$20,000 loan amounts
3% interest rate
No income limit
Approved Projects: most exterior and interior projects are eligible
$3,000-$8,000 loan amounts
0% interest rate; payments deferred for 5 years
Income Limit of 80% of the Area Median Income
Approved Projects: repair of imminent conditions that make a home uninhabitable
Click below to view the full program guidelines for both programs.
GUIDELINES Fulton Fix It Fund
This loan program will be administered by Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC). GMHC will begin accepting phone and web inquiries at 9 a.m. on Mon., Apr. 27. Loans will be disbursed on a first-come, first served basis. This project is funded by a neighborhood program using city funds and no funds are paid in advance. Payment will be made after the work is completed, inspected, permits closed out and lien waivers collected.
Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation
www.gmhchousing.org (follow the prompts to Fulton Neighborhood)
Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 4/8/2015
Fulton Neighborhood Association NRP Committee Meeting Minutes 4/1/2015
On May 13, FNA will call for a vote to support additional funding to purchase and install two shade structures for the pool/playground area at Pershing Park. The total project cost is approximately $15,000 which will be split equally between FNA and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
A community vote is needed to support a Plan Modification of the NRP Phase II Action Plan to broaden the definition of support of Pershing Park to include facilities improvements. A community vote will also be taken to support a Neighborhood Priority Plan and funding up to $7,500 for the project.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is beginning a master planning process for Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet which will guide $3.5 million in improvements slated for construction in 2016 and 2017.
The CAC will be comprised of 25 community members; Fulton Neighborhood Association will appoint one person to represent our neighborhood on the committee.
The total time commitment for CAC members is estimated at 45-50 hours. The majority of meetings will occur in the evenings from July-October 2015. The CAC will have seven official CAC meetings of about two hours each. Members will also be asked to attend three public open houses during the same time period.
If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please contact us at Info@fultonneighborhood.org and we will share more detailed information, dates of meetings and how to apply. Applications for the Fulton appointee must be received by May 4. Applicants for other open seats (to be appointed by the mayor, park board commissioners, etc.) must be received by May 15. We encourage interested residents to apply for both as the neighborhood association only has ONE appointment.
Weather permitting, an annual rite of spring in Minneapolis is scheduled to begin today, Tuesday, April 14. That’s when Public Works crews will start a comprehensive sweeping of city streets to clean up the dirt and grime the melting ice and snow leaves behind. Drivers should watch for temporary “No Parking” signs along these streets to avoid a ticket and tow.
Today through May 8, sweepers will take care of nearly 1,000 miles of city streets. To make sure the crews can do the best job possible, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance to make sure streets are clear of parked vehicles. Drivers need to follow street sweep parking rules or they may have their cars ticketed and towed to the Minneapolis Impound Lot.
Even though the city-wide comprehensive street sweeping program has not yet begun, crews began sweeping parkways and some commercial corridors last month, and alley sweeping stared on April 6. Crews are also sweeping select downtown streets at night, and temporary parking restrictions may be posted between midnight and 5 a.m.
- “No Parking” signs – Crews will post “No Parking” signs at least 24 hours before sweeping any streets. Parking will be banned from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the day a street is swept. The “No Parking” signs will be removed as soon as possible after a street has been completely swept to allow people to resume parking. Drivers should not park along these streets until these temporary “No Parking” signs are removed.
- Phone calls to residents – In addition to the “No Parking” signs that will be posted the day before sweepers come through, the City will make about 3,500 automated phone calls each evening to let residents know their street will be swept the next day.
- Interactive Web tool – There’s a tool on the City’s Web site to find out when the sweeping crews are coming through their neighborhoods. Residents can go to www.minneapolismn.gov/publicworks/streetsweeping and click on “street sweeping schedule lookup,” to find out which week a street is scheduled to be swept. The weekend before that week, they can revisit the Web site to find out which day of the week the street is scheduled to be swept.
Clean streets mean a healthier environment
Minneapolis is known for its sparkling lakes and waterways, and we want to keep it that way. That’s why protecting and enhancing our environment is one of the City’s top priorities. Street sweeping is one way we work to protect our environment because it keeps leaves and debris from clogging our storm drains and polluting our lakes and rivers. It also helps keep our neighborhoods clean and livable.
Minneapolis streets are swept completely curb to curb once in the spring and once in the fall.
Residents should not push leaves, grass clippings, or other debris into City streets – it’s bad for our lakes and waterways and it’s against the law. Anything that goes down a storm drain flows directly into our lakes and river, and decomposing plant material in the water encourages the growth of harmful aquatic plants and algae.
Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 3/11/2015
Fulton Neighborhood Association NRP Committee Meeting Minutes 3/4/2015