Mon., Dec. 12
Southwest High School
3414 W. 47th St. (enter through Door #1- Main Entrance at 47th & Beard Ave S)
Join us for a conversation on how Islamophobia affects our community and what we can do about it. Come with your questions and hear from an excellent group of panelists as we address this important topic.
Panelists include: Congressman Keith Ellison, City Council Member Abdi Warsame, Ward 13 resident, musician and youth pastor, David Scherer, and community leader Yusra Arab. Panel will be moderated by Ward 13 Council Member Linea Palmisano.
More information is available on the Facebook event.
Hennepin County will hold two community meetings to gather public input on the Southdale Library site redevelopment. The meetings will be held at the Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13. Residents from all nearby cities are invited to attend.
In the next three to five years, the Southdale Library will be rebuilt on the 8-acre site, but there is room for more, such as housing, offices or retail.
The changing role and services of public libraries presents a unique opportunity to reconsider the needs of a public library, while incorporating private uses elsewhere on the site.
Public input from the community meetings in December will be used to shape a request for proposals that will eventually be issued to the real estate development community.
In May 2016, the Hennepin County Service Center relocated to Southdale Center. The Court facilities are anticipated to relocate to Bloomington in 2019.
Meetings to discuss library programs and design are planned to take place in 2018.
Trail and access improvements near NE Calhoun, SE Harriet and Lake Street will begin construction next spring.
Preferred concepts for the Calhoun-Harriet Trail and Access Improvements project have been posted online. These concepts were shaped by public feedback garnered from the Calhoun-Harriet Master Plan, two public open houses and hundreds of online survey responses.
The concepts will be brought into final design this winter and construction will begin in the spring. Please check the Calhoun-Harriet Trail and Access Improvements project page for more details.
After two successful years and eight grants, Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA) is continuing its community grant program. Organizations and individuals operating in or based in Fulton neighborhood are eligible to receive a $500-$2,500 grant to support projects and programs that either focus on youth education or enhanced community engagement.
If you are interested in completing an application, please download the 2017 Fulton Small Grants Program Guidelines and 2017 Fulton Small Grants Application Form. An interactive web-based application is also available here.
Grant submission deadline is Dec. 31. Grantees will be announced in February, 2017 and grant funds distributed soon thereafter. FNA is confident this grant program will continue to strengthen and enrich the Fulton community in new and exciting ways.
Fix It Fund
A Southwest Minneapolis Neighborhood Association Cooperative Loan Program
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 is being administered by Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC):
Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation
www.gmhchousing.org (follow the prompts to Fulton Neighborhood)
Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 10/12/2016
Fulton Neighborhood Association Finance Committee Meeting Minutes 10/5/2016
November 2016 Safety Report
Council Member Linea Palmisano Presents: a conversation with MPD Inspector Kathy Waite
Thurs., Nov. 10
Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer
5440 Penn Ave S
Pizza and snacks will be provided; a place for children to play will be available
Join us for an evening with Inspector Kathy Waite, who recently took over operations for MPD’s 5th Precinct, which includes Southwest Minneapolis and Uptown. Inspector Waite has 23 years of experience with MPD and previously led the 2nd Precinct in Northeast Minneapolis. There will be an informal conversation, so please come with questions!
View the Facebook invitation here.
Palmisano Presents 11-10-16
The next regularly scheduled FNA meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Pershing Park on Wed., Nov., 9. Please see the agenda below.
2016 November Agenda
Sat., Nov. 5
Kenny School Cafeteria
5720 Emerson Ave S
The ECFE Parents are hosting a Preschool Information so that parents can get information from a wide variety of preschool representatives in one convenient location. The Fair is open to all parents, and is free. Limited childcare will be provided.
* Gather information on preschools in and around South Minneapolis.
* Talk with representatives from area preschools.
* Make appointments to visit preschools.
* Take home a packet of information about all of the attending schools.
* Attending schools include: Alphabet Soup, Kinderstube German Immersion, Edina Morningside, Bright Prospects, Urban Arts Academy & more!
A one-page handout describing some of the things you might want to consider when choosing a preschool for your child is available at: http://www.ecfesouthpac.com/2016/10/things-to-consider-when-choosing-a-preschool.html
Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 9/14/2016