July 2010 Archives

Waite Park Neighborhood Meeting for August

Carol Oosterhuis from the Minneapolis Second Police Precinct will be the special guest at the next Waite Park Community Council meeting. Carol will be on hand to discuss policing issues in the Waite Park and Upper Northeast Minneapolis area. Please join us!

The Waite Park Community Council meetings will be held at the Waite Park Community Center at 1810 34th Avenue NE at 7:00 on August 4. We hope to see you there.

If you have any questions, please email us here.

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Protect Yourself from Crime This Summer

Like many other parts of Minneapolis, crime is on the rise in Northeast Minneapolis. Many neighborhoods are reporting increases in overall crime, especially theft. Crimes have increased in Waite Park in 2010 as well, especially in the summer months.

Please do your best to keep your property safe by locking the doors to your homes and making sure your garage and cars are secure. For more tips on how to prevent crime, please visit the Crime Prevention Resources site through the City of Minneapolis Police Department.

Don't forget about National Night Out coming up in a few weeks as well as the various programs through the Waite Park Community Council.



Join over 1,700 Minneapolis homeowners that have already participated in Community Energy Services, the one-stop residential energy program designed to help save homeowner's energy and money.


A free educational workshop for Waite Park homeowners will be held in Audubon Park (1320 29th Ave. NE) on:   

Thursday, August 19th, 6:30 p.m. 

To reserve your spot or for other workshop dates contact:

 Ashley Robertson at 612-335-5869 or arobertson@mncee.org. 

By attending the workshop, you are eligible to receive a customized home visit, a $400 energy efficiency package for a co-pay of only $30, however the first 20 homeowners who register will have $10 of their co-pay paid by the Waite Park Community Council!  This package includes two energy professionals from the Center for Energy and Environment spending an hour and half with you in your home.  During this time they will perform a blower door test, which measures air leaks, as well as install energy and money saving materials.  Some of these materials may include: compact fluorescent light bulbs, a programmable thermostat, low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, pipe wrap and more!

Homeowners are also provided with 12 months of personalized energy tracking. This unique feedback allows you to see how your home uses energy, compares your energy use to like-sized homes and gives you future saving potential.  Participants are also given information on financing, incentives, the federal tax credit and gain access to rebates available only to Community Energy Services.

Community Energy Services is provided by the Waite Park Community Council, Center for Energy and Environment, City of Minneapolis, CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy.  Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).

A Discussion on the Future of Neighborhoods in Minneapolis

On Wednesday, July 7 at the next Waite Park Community Council meeting, representatives from the City of Minneapolis Neighborhood Community Relations Department (NCR) and the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) will be on hand to discuss the future of neighborhood engagement between the City of Minneapolis and its 72 different neighborhood.

Issues for discussion will include future goals and plans for the Waite Park neighborhood and what resources the City of Minneapolis will be able to offer in the coming years. A brief discussion of these issues will take place at the Waite Park Community Center from 6:00-6:45, prior to the full Waite Park Community Council meeting. Everyone interested in these issues is encouraged to attend.

The Waite Park Community Center is located at 1810 34th Ave NE, adjacent to the Waite Park Elementary School.

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