Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA) is reworking how we welcome new neighbors into the neighborhood. Instead of delivering a packet full of paper, we are considering moving toward a small gift (such as a coffee mug) and putting the information from the existing Welcome Packet on our website in a prominent spot so that it is more readily available as a resource.
We have the information, but need help with layout and making it look nice. Is there a graphic artist in the neighborhood who could help us with this small project? Please e-mail us at email@example.com.
From 1/29-2/8, there will be no parking and the sidewalk will be closed on the WEST side of York Ave S. from 47th to 48th Sts. A temporary sewer pipe will be installed in preparation for continued work by Met Council on the sewer infrastructure system.
The second phase of the City’s new organics recycling program kicks off this spring with cart deliveries for the remainder of Minneapolis single family homes, duplexes, and triplexes. Request your green organics recycling collection cart to start composting food waste (including meat, bones and dairy), compostable paper products, food-soiled papers (non-recyclable papers like napkins, pizza boxes), and much more. Carts and collection service are available at no extra fee.
Click here or call 612-673-2917 to register by FEBRUARY 1st to be included in the spring cart delivery. Anyone who signs up after that date can still participate but will have to wait until at least July for their cart. If you live in an apartment building you may not be eligible for collection services but you can bring your compostables to one of seven free organics recycling drop-off sites.
Questions about program sign-up: Email SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov
Sponsored by Southwest Business Association:
Southwest Happy Hour
January 21, 2016 Terzo Vino Bar
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM 2221 W 50th St
Local businesses are the heartbeat of the neighborhood. They are the places neighbors gather together to socialize and share news. It’s always fun to be in the know on what’s new, and the Southwest Happy Hour is a chance to give local residents that information straight from the source! Meet up with friends and neighbors and get to know the local characters that keep us all wined, dined and entertained while enjoying special deals on drinks and appetizers at our next Southwest Happy Hour.
Note: Our previous plan for a networking opportunity involved the Kitefest, which has now been canceled. We’ve switched gears and planned a different outing.
Sat., Jan. 16
Brueggers at 50th & Penn
Meet fellow Fulton residents to network a bit over hot coffee and bagels. After, for those interested, at 12:30 p.m. we’ll take an approximate 2 mile mini-urban hike along Minnehaha Creek starting at Brueggers and ending at 50th and Zenith. Wear appropriate shoes; there are some hills, partial pavement, and narrow and partial dirt trails.
For questions call Jenny at 617-304-4310.
Work to remove and replace a half-block stretch of sewer pipe on 47th St. between Washburn Ave. and Vincent Ave. is expected to begin in mid-January 2016. This work must be completed during the winter when seasonal flooding risks are minimal and requires that the ground has thoroughly frozen to ensure worker safety. This work will take approximately eight weeks to complete and will occur Monday through Friday generally between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
47th St. will be closed between Washburn Ave. and Vincent Ave. on either side of the curb diverter for approximately two weeks starting January 18, 2016. Residents on 47th Street will still have access to their driveways from Xerxes Ave. (west of Washburn Ave.) or Vincent Ave. (east of Washburn Ave.).
For questions or concerns about this work, contact MCES staff:
Tim O’Donnell, Project Citizens Liaison, 651-602-1269, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Hachey, Assistant Contract Administrator, 651-602-4606, email@example.com
Dave Elzinga, Construction Contract Administrator, 651-602-8924, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2016 Lake Harriet Kitefest has officially been canceled.
After evaluating and discussing the ice conditions at Lake Harriet today, MPRB has officially decided to cancel this event due to the unsafe ice conditions this year.
Unfortunately mother nature has spoken and we will not be able to see all those beautiful kites flying high. Hopefully next year we will have better luck.
Sat., Jan. 9
Noon to 4 p.m.
Armatage Rec Center
(2500 W. 57th St., Minneapolis)
At Fix-It Clinics, residents bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more and receive free guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix their items. Fix-It Clinics teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections and reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash. For more information, visit http://www.hennepin.us/fixitclinic or call program coordinator Nancy Lo at 612-348-9195.
After a successful first year and four 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 2016 Fulton Small Grants Program Guidelines and 2016 Fulton Small Grants Application Form.
NEW! An interactive web-based application is now available! Please click on the link to get started.
Grant submission deadline is Dec. 31. Grantees will be announced in February, 2016 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 1/13/2016
Fulton Neighborhood Association NRP Committee Meeting Minutes 1/6/2016
2016 February Safety Report
Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 12/9/2015
Fulton Neighborhood Association NRP Committee Meeting Minutes 12/2/2015
January 2016 Safety Report