May 2013 Safety Report
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Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 4/10/2013.
Fulton Neighborhood Association NRP Committee Meeting Minutes 4/3/2013.
It has been a few months since we got the MAC to vote for partial implementation of the RNAV technology. Since this vote, many of us have been busy behind the scenes setting up a new community group and website to organize for the long term. This group, called MSP FairSkies Coalition, is comprised of neighbors from the area looking to better understand the issues facing us and while continuing to put pressure on those officials who can impact change.
Check us out at www.mspfairskies.org. Tell you friends.
The website is a good resource for our campaign, including a great refresher video on the issues, compiled by one of our dedicated residents who spent hundreds of hours analyzing the issues from all angles.
Access this video directly at: www.mspfairskies.org/learn
The FAA and MAC have been busy too, voting to expand the airport terminals to accommodate higher capacity and working to establish a communications/PR plan to convince us that the RNAV implementation is good for our neighborhoods.
So, it is time to get all of you involved again.
We have compiled an announcement email that is designed to go to all the key representatives from Federal, state, and local offices. The goal of this announcement is to get the word out that we are all still here and we want a long a long term solution to this airport situation, not a short term Band-Aid. Every time someone signs the announcement, the representatives get an email. Our goal is to flood the in-boxes, just as we did for the November vote.
Sign the “announcement” at: www.mspfairskies.org/make-your-voice-heard.
Unfortunately, this will not be the last time we ask for your help. This issue will continue for the next couple of years, and we will need for all of you to find some time to get involved at key points – a small price to pay for being able to live in our neighborhoods. By signing the announcement, you will also be added to our mailing list so we can keep you informed.
Thanks for your support and we hope you join us for the next chapter.
Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 3/13/2013.
Fulton Neighborhood Association NRP Committee Meeting Minutes 3/6/2013.
Representatives of the Turn on the Lights Committee from Southwest High School will again attend the FNA meeting on April 10 to answer any additional questions regarding the proposed lights project at Southwest stadium. They will report back on further investigation into security outside the stadium, parking issues and vandalism. Crime Prevention Specialist Amy Lavender of the Minneapolis Police Department will also be present to address questions and concerns.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m at Pershing Park on Wed., April 10.
Please visit the FNA website at fultonneighborhood.org for more information and Frequently Asked Questions regarding the project.
Here is what we have been able to find out from our City Council office:
1. Critical Zone parking car count:
Staff plans to conduct the study during lunchtime 11:00a to 1:00p and the evening hours 4p to 10p. They plan to use summer interns to conduct this study and they will begin their work on May 20th. The study will take approximately 2 weeks.
2. 30’ No Parking signs:
Staff has agreed to install these signs at 49th & Chowen and Drew to improve pedestrian safety at those corners.
3. Driveway signs:
Red Cow owner Luke Shimp needs to call 311 to request these signs for the driveways on Chowen and Drew. After they are requested and paid for (and the ground thaws), Traffic will install driveways signs at a cost of $200/per sign.
The owner of Red Cow has contacted us (FNA) asking for help in identifying the contact info for the three houses on Drew and Chowen that have driveways. We are trying to find that information, but if anyone can help us with names and contact info for those three properties, we would greatly appreciate it! Just send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help get those property owners connected with Red Cow for the signs.
4. Crosswalk markings @50th & Drew:
The criteria for painted crosswalks are:
· A signalized intersection (like 50th & Chowen)
· A school patrolled intersection
· Mid-block with and overhead flasher
The intersection of 50th & Drew does not meet the criteria for crosswalk markings. For their safety, pedestrians are encouraged to cross 50th Street at the signalized intersection of 50th and Chowen.
Click here to read a summary of the Turn on the Lights Project discussion at the FNA meeting on 3/13/13.
Click here to read a summary of the Red Cow Restaurant Concerns discussion at the FNA meeting on 3/13/13.