Our final in a series of Community Connects to the Creek events will take place this Thursday, July 31.
This week’s theme is Geocaching. Come experience the fun new sport of Geocaching, the Internet-based hide-and-seek game that is growing by leaps and bounds across the country! REI Outdoor School Geocaching instructors will share how to use your GPS unit and astute powers of observation to find hidden caches around Minnehaha creek area. Learn strategies for locating cleverly hidden caches, how to use online “geo-tools”, and Geocaching etiquette. Along the way, we will also teach basic GPS skills, including creating waypoints, plotting a course and transferring route information from a map to a GPS. We will provide GPS units and maps for your use as we discover locally hidden caches, or you are welcome to bring your own. Meet at Lynnhurst Community Center at 6:30 p.m. Treats and social time to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Fulton Neighborhood Association.
Precincts in Ward 13 are in need of 42 additional election judges for the General Election on Nov. 4. If you are interesting in serving your community in this important way, please visit http://vote.minneapolismn.gov/judges/application to learn more about how to become an election judge. Not sure which precinct you are in? Check the map.
Ward 13 Council Member Linea Palmisano, in conjunction with the City’s Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED), is pleased to announce the release of “The Toolkit for Neighbors of New Construction.” This document is designed to equip neighbors with the information needed to prepare for and handle any issues that may arise during the course of residential infill construction.
* Who’s who in City government when it comes to construction?
* Steps recommended to prepare for construction
* Handling common construction management issues
* What to do if you experience property damage
While the Toolkit was put together by the Ward 13 office, it is intended to be useful to all Minneapolis residents.
Please click here to download the Toolkit.
We are once again partnering with Lynnhurst neighborhood and hosting our annual neighborhood-wide garage sales!
Sat., Sept. 20
9 a.m. – 4 p.m., rain or shine
A $5 registration fee will include a group ad in the Star Tribune and your listing on sale maps.
If you would like to host a sale, mail registration and fee (checks made payable to Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association) to:
Mary Vander Leest
4653 Aldrich Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Questions? Call Mary at 612.827.5132
Registration must include:
* Your name and phone number (it won’t be published, but just in case there are questions)
* Address of the sale
* Location of the sale: Front, Back, Alley or Driveway
* In five words or less, a description of your sale (e.g. kids gear, general household, sporting goods, etc.)
Deadline to register: Sept. 9
Pershing, Lynnhurst and Armatage Parks, along with Fulton, Lynnhurst and Armatage Neighborhood Associations are proud to present Community Connects to the Creek!
Join your neighbors in July for these exciting FREE family friendly programs that connect you and your neighbors to Minnehaha Creek.
Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31
6:30-7:30 p.m.: Program
7:30-8 p.m.: Social and Refreshments
Meet at Lynnhurst Community Center (right by 51st St. & Minnehaha Creek)
Each week has a different theme:
July 10- Naturalist Event
July 17-History Walking Tour
July 24-Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Click for more details and how to register (requested by not required). See you at the Creek!
Community Connects Creek Series 2014-Final
Since March, a team of interdepartmental City planners have been researching the regulations that govern residential construction. The areas include (but are not limited to) site plan review standards, building height and floor area, required yard area, building coverage and impervious surface, and urban form and character. The first draft of proposed changes was presented to industry representatives, who offered constructive feedback. This draft document can be found at: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/cped/WCMS1P-127384. This page will be updated as new information is available.
Now, we look forward to hearing what Minneapolis residents think.
Public Open House
Wed., July 16
City Hall, Room 333
350 South Fifth St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
City Planning Commission Public Hearing
Mon., July 28
City Hall, Room 317
350 South Fifth St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
On August 21, the Zoning & Planning Committee of the City Council will consider the recommendation of the City Planning Commission. City Council adoption is expected by late August/early September 2014.
Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 6/11/2014
Fulton Neighborhood Association NRP Committee Meeting Minutes 6/4/2014
In the past week, the Minneapolis Police Department’s Fifth Precinct has had 12 reported garage burglaries, and unfortunately 11 out of 12 of them were because the garages were left open, or the service door was unlocked. The main items that have been stolen have been bicycles, but also money from unlocked vehicles, tools, and other miscellaneous items.
Please Always Remember to Lock Your Doors!
What You Can Do:
- Call 911 on suspicious activity at the time it occurs
- Lock your doors and windows (vehicles, homes, garages)
- Record the make/model/serial number on all valuables (Very important for bikes!)
- Install a deadbolt on your garage service door and consider an audible alarm
- Properly secure your bike with a lock that is difficult to compromise, like a u-lock. Register your bike for free by calling 311 or visit: http://www.minneaoplismn.gov/bicycles/bicycling010/registration
- Do not leave valuables visible inside vehicles (GPS, purse, wallet, laptop or bag, iPod, aftermarket stereo, etc)
More Information & Getting Involved:
Fulton Fall Festival Silent Auction
Saturday, Sept. 13
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Last year more than 1,500 Fulton residents took part in the Annual Fulton Fall Festival to celebrate our community. Together, we enjoyed live music, great food, tons of activities for the kiddos and a silent auction filled with AWESOME items — all of which reflect the richness of our unique neighborhood and local businesses. The silent auction is a great way to showcase what Fulton and the community at large have to offer while raising money for important projects that enhance our neighborhood.
Please help us continue the tradition!
Support our 2014 Fulton Festival Silent Auction by contributing an item, service, event tickets, night at a hotel/cabin, gift certificates, etc. Click here for more information and to learn how to donate.