July 2009 Archives

Two Ways to Keep Crime in Check

The Waite Park Community Council is offering Waite Park residents two ways to help keep the neighborhood safe this summer. With National Night Out coming up, the Waite Park Community Council is offering $100 grants to blocks and block clubs for events throughout the area. We hope that all neighbors and residents will participate in their local National Night Out events, have fun and get to know each other.

The second offering is our security rebate program. All Waite Park homeowners are eligible to receive a $50 rebate on any security item purchased after January 1, 2009. Some eligible improvements include:

  • Exterior security/motion lighting including any necessary wiring and electrical work
  • Exterior steel security doors, including garage access doors
  • Deadbolt locks on exterior doors, including garage access doors
  • Smoke detectors and/or carbon monoxide (CO) detectors
  • Window or sliding door security locks or security restraints
  • Security bars on garage windows or on windows not facing the street
  • Initial installation of a home security system/service, but not monthly monitoring fees.
NOT Eligible:
  • Storm or combination doors not of the all-steel "security" type, even if lockable.
  • Tools
  • Rental charges
  • Personal installation time or "sweat equity"
  • Security system monthly monitoring or service fees
  • Batteries or other consumables
Instructions and forms for these program can be found through these links. All forms and original receipts should be submitted to The Waite Park Community Council, 1810 34th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418. We hope that you have a fun and safe summer!

Waite Park Community Garden

The Waite Park Community Garden is now online. This site offers a glimpse into the workings of Waite Park's highly successful community garden. The Waite Park Community Garden offers residents of the Waite Park Neighborhood a fantastic opportunity to experience urban agriculture first hand.
Each spring the Waite Park Community Garden offers neighborhood residents an opportunity to rent a plot for the season. A $30 fee allows residents access to a 144-square foot garden plot, water access and the opportunity to work with other residents to grow a multitude of crops.
Check out the Waite Park Community Garden online or stop by the garden at the corner of 37th Ave NE and Johnson Street to see for yourself.

Community News for July

The City of Minneapolis is seeking public input on the draft for the pedestrian master plan. The plan addresses a broad range of pedestrian issues beyond simply providing sidewalks. It includes ways for Minneapolis to foster a culture of walking and street life. It addresses trees and boulevards, crosswalks and intersections, street lighting, bridge design, street furniture, accessibility, snow and ice clearance, sidewalk cafes, construction zones, and funding pedestrian improvements.You can review the plan online here or attend an open house and walking workshops on July 16.

Public meeting: July 16 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Master plan presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall

Minneapolis Public Works would like to announce a public meeting regarding the Central Avenue NE Corridor Bicycle Study. The limits of the study are from the Mississippi River to 37th Ave NE. Please attend to find out more information about the progress of the study, and to provide input and feedback on the potential to utilize bicycle facilities on Central Ave NE.

Thursday, July 30th
7-8 p.m.
Northeast Library
2200 Central Avenue NE

Audubon Park has opened a new Mini Farmers' Market here in Northeast Minneapolis. The market is open every Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00pm through late September at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church parking lot at the corner of 27th Avenue and Johnson Street. And don't forget the Farmer's Market at St. Boniface Church located at 7th Avenue and University. More information can be found here.

The Recycling Association of Minnesota selling rain barrels at a discount due to overwhelming demand.  You can purchase a rain barrel for $65. You can find more information online.

The City of Minneapolis has launched a new web site where the public can learn how the City is putting federal recovery funds to work to get our economy moving. As Minneapolis begins to receive funding from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), it is making transparency a top priority to ensure that residents and others have easy access to information on how the City is pursing and spending recovery funds.

The Minneapolis Economic Recovery site has an up-to-date list of recovery grants that the City has either received or that are in the application pipeline. It includes economic recovery resources for residents and businesses, and there's also an opportunity for you to submit your ideas for making the most of the federal recovery funding.

The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board will be showing the movie March of the Penguins at Audubon Park on July 7th. Naturalists will be on hand prior the movie to provide fun and free activities. The movie is scheduled will begin at dusk (around 9:15). 

March of the Penguins
Tuesday, July 7th
Audubon Park
1320 29th Avenue NE



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