Land Use Meeting Date Change

This month's Community Land Use and Planning (CLUP) Committee meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m. at the neighborhood office building, 1845 Stinson Parkway, due to National Night Out falling on the regular meeting date.

All are welcome to attend the meeting. Wheelchair accessibility is via the side door along 19th Avenue NE. 

 
On the August Agenda

One way to get involved in your neighborhood and see what's happening is to attend our monthly neighborhood meetings -- and to vote and weigh in on the business of Windom Park Citizens in Action, your neighborhood organization.

Our next neighborhood meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m. at the Windom Park Recreation Center, 2251 Hayes St. NE (enter on north end of Pillsbury School building). All are welcome to attend.

Agenda items include:

  • Community discussion with city council member and police regarding Johnson Street traffic issues as we continue to move forward with our neighborhood Small Area Transportation Plan;
  • Money: Bring your ideas on how to spend it! We'll provide a brief overview of WPCiA funding streams, you provide the ideas and dreams on how to use it to make our neighborhood even better;
  •  Annual neighborhood vote on WPCiA operating budget;
  • Windyfest: Give us your feedback on the June 20 event. Did you go? Why/why not? What did you think? Help us plan and tweak for the future.

Accessible location near bus lines. Free parking and free "Kids Corner Hang-Out" child care supervised by park staff during this meeting. Call us to request other accommodations seven business days in advance.

 

 
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (of Composting)

At our February 2015 neighborhood meeting, residents learned the best ways of environmentally friendly backyard composting to keep pets, wildlife, kids and your neighbors safe, sound and happy. With WPCiA's backing, City Council Member Kevin Reich agreed to move forward with a proposal to change the city's composting ordinance. We continue to follow this topic and advocate for the suggested changes. Residents have proposed that, at a minimum, the city require lids and enclosed bins for backyard compost projects to cut down on the possible spread of toxins created in the composting process. Please see the city's web site for details on proper methods of backyard composting and what materials cannot be placed in your bin.

 
"Kids Corner Hang-Out" Available During Meetings

Interested in attending the monthly WPCiA neighborhood meetings at the Rec Center but wondering what to do with your kids during meeting time? Bring them along to enjoy the new Kids Corner "hang-out" program, supervised by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board staff at the rec center during our WPCiA neighborhood meetings. Games, toys, occasional treats, movies and more will be offered! It's free and open to the public. The service is available during scheduled WPCiA neighborhood meetings at the rec center on the third Tuesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. (Check here for any last-minute schedule changes.)  Participating children must be toilet-trained. Parent or guardian must register at the rec center's front desk (2251 Hayes St. NE) or at minneapolisparks.org.

 
Where to Find Us

As of April 1, 2013, our office location has changed to:

1845 Stinson Parkway NE, Suites 201 and 203

Minneapolis, MN 55418

Phone number (612-788-2192) and e-mail ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) remain the same.

Please stop by and see us during office hours, which are normally Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m. We are also in and out of the office throughout the week, so we are happy to make an appointment with you at your convenience.

 
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