A Safety and Property Protection Forum Sponsored by Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association
All Ward 13 residents invited and encouraged to attend
Saturday, May 14
1501 W. 54th St.
We all know that property crime increases as the temperature rises. Don’t be the next house targeted. There are many ways we can work together to make our neighborhood and individual properties less attractive to criminals looking for an easy score. Join us for a morning full of helpful tips to prevent car, home and garage break-ins, along with the best steps to take should the unfortunate occur. We’ll also hear from an expert about new home security technology that can be self-installed, linked to Wi-Fi and synched to your smartphone or computer.
- 5th Precinct Property Crimes Inspectors
- Our Crime Prevention Specialist, Jennifer Waisanen
- Alex Lelchuk, Lelch Audio Video
- and more!
A master plan is being developed for Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet which will set a vision and priorities for future park improvements. The planning process is guided by the Community Advisory Council (CAC), people appointed by various neighborhood associations and elected officials. The CAC has prioritized a list of projects to help determine how to spend $3 million in constructed improvements around the lakes in 2017 and will start to give final recommendations on the improvements at the final two meetings. While the focus of these meetings will be on the CAC’s work, the public will also be given a chance to speak.
Thurs., April 21
MPRB Headquarters, Board Room
2117 West River Road N
Tues., May 10
MPRB Headquarters, Board Room
2117 West River Road N
The current draft plan can be viewed here.
Each spring and fall, Public Works crews sweep every mile of the City’s more than 1,100 miles of streets – curb to curb – to help keep our neighborhoods clean and livable and to protect our waterways. Each spring, crews also sweep the nearly 400 miles of alleys as well. Leaves and other debris on the streets can clog storm drains and pollute our lakes and rivers.
Street sweeping usually takes about four weeks to complete.
City 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. Vehicles not removed will be towed to the Minneapolis Impound Lot.
To see when your street will be swept, please check Street Sweeping Schedule Lookup. The schedule is updated frequently during the sweep to reflect the actual progress of street sweeping.
During the spring and fall sweeps, 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.
Spring is here! Spring/Summer gardening and lawn maintenance season is around the corner. The Fulton Neighborhood Environment Committee supports and would like to share the key provisions of the Minneapolis Pollinator Resolution and what it might suggest for residents and businesses.
The City of Minneapolis urges all Minneapolis property owners, residents, businesses, institutions, and neighborhoods to become more pollinator-friendly by adopting practices listed below.
Here’s what each one of us can do to protect our pollinators:
- Committing to not use pesticides, including systemic insecticides, on their property;
- Avoiding planting flowering plants that are treated with systemic insecticides;
- Discontinuing the sale of pesticides and plants that are treated with insecticides;
- Planting more pollinator forage on their property and
- Organic or chemical-free lawn and landscaping practices.
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
Regarding: 4826 Chowen Avenue South
Applications filed for the property located at 4826 Chowen Avenue South to allow a lot division resulting in two separate parcels:
- Variance to reduce the minimum lot width requirement.
- Variance to reduce the minimum lot area requirement.
The Minneapolis Board of Adjustment will meet on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 4:30 p.m., in Room 317 City Hall, 350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN. Interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. After hearing from the public, the Zoning Board of Adjustment will make a determination based on required legal findings of fact. Please visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/zba for the agenda with staff reports (web page will be updated by the end of the day Thursday prior to the meeting date).
In accordance with the Zoning Code, all property owners within 350 feet of the subject property are notified of this public hearing. Your comments can be made verbally at the meeting, or submitted in writing, to:
Janelle Widmeier, Senior Planner
250 South 4th Street Room 300, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone (612) 673-3156 Fax (612) 673-2526 E-mail: Janelle.Widmeier@Minneapolismn.gov.
If you have additional comments to make to Fulton Neighborhood Association, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you signed up by Feb. 1 to participate in the City of Minneapolis organics recycling program, your cart has been scheduled to be delivered. You can check this interactive map to determine when you will receive your cart: http://minneapolismn.gov/solid-waste/organics/WCMS1P-140615. If you signed up after Feb. 1, you will receive your cart by the end of July, 2016.
You will receive a welcome kit in the mail the week before a cart is delivered. The welcome kit includes:
· Welcome and thank you for signing up letter
· Home Setup Tips brochure
· Quick reference magnet
· Coupons for compostable bags, kitchen collection pails and other compostable products
· Starter kit of 10 mini-kitchen pail sized compostable bags
Fulton Neighborhood Association is in its second year of providing funding to local programming through the Fulton Small Grants Program. The program is designed to support community engagement and neighborhood youth activities. In the first year of programming, funding went to support a bullying prevention program, music education and enhancement, art activities and youth leadership.
Fulton Neighborhood Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Fulton Small Grants:
Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness
Award Amount: $2,500
Program: Provide supportive encouragement to community participants ages 60+ in a fun learning environment as they engage in healthy aging practices.
The presidential race rolls into Minnesota with precinct caucuses on March 1. And there’s an easy way to find out where to go, regardless of your political preference.
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon launched a caucus finder tool on his Web site Thursday to help voters find Republican or Democratic caucuses near them: http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/.
Unlike traditional elections or primaries, where voters can fit the voting into their daily routine, caucuses statewide all begin at 7 p.m.
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 3/9/2016
Fulton Neighborhood Association Finance Committee Meeting Minutes 3/2/2016
Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 2/10/2016