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Pollinator Protection

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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.
Categories: Uncategorized

Variance Request at 4826 Chowen Ave S

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 info@fultonneighborhood.org

Categories: Zoning

Your Organics Cart is Coming!

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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

Categories: Environment

FNA Meeting Minutes

Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 2/10/2016

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Categories: Minutes

Finance Meeting Minutes

Fulton Neighborhood Association Finance Committee Meeting Minutes 2/3/2016

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Categories: Minutes, NRP

March 2016 Safety Report

March 2016 Safety Report

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Categories: Safety

2016 Fulton Small Grants Recipients

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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.

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Categories: Uncategorized

Finding Your Caucus Site

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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.

Categories: City News and Notices, Things To Do

FNA Meeting Minutes

Fulton Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 1/13/2016

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Categories: Minutes

NRP Meeting Minutes

Fulton Neighborhood Association NRP Committee Meeting Minutes 1/6/2016

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Categories: Minutes, NRP