July 2012 Archives

Waite Park NNO Hosts: Come and Get Your Gift Bag

nno-bag-sample-w-label.jpgAttention Waite Park National Night Out hosts -WPCC has free gift bags for your NNO party! Stop by Wed, Aug. 1st from 7-8pm, at 1810 34th Avenue NE Minneapolis to get yours.

Inside, you'll find a gift to use as a door prize for your party, Waite Park magnets and window clings, information on WPCC's block club grant and security rebate programs, and Waite Park neighborhood event materials you may distribute.

Lastly, there's a brief survey inside for all NNO organizers, which provides helpful feedback for the neighborhood. The WPCC is trying to better identify neighborhood priorities and gather information about the block clubs we have in Waite Park. A Web version is also available at: WaiteParkNeighborhood.org/nno/

Hope to see you Wednesday!

Build a push cart and race to win!

Waite Park Push Cart Derby 2012

Join us on Saturday, September 8th for the Fourth Annual Northeast Push Cart Derby!

Teams from all over Northeast Minneapolis will be competing to take home the title of Push Cart Champion as well as a total of $400* in prize money. That means it's time to gear up and build a cart of your own!

How do I build a push cart?

We've got you covered. A sample diagram is provided on our Web site as a basic guide, but don't stop there...be creative with your design! One of your chances to win is based on the creativity of your push cart.

Get the full details at: WaiteParkNeighborhood.org/PushCartDerby/

Check out photos of last year's event at: Facebook.com/waitepark/

*See Web site for winnings, official rules and requirements.

Planning a National Night Out gathering? Important deadlines are approaching.

National Night Out 2012This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 7, and if you're planning a neighborhood gathering, there are important deadlines for registering your event with the City and for blocking off your street.

This is the 29th year Minneapolis has observed National Night Out. In 2011, our city was first in the nation for participation. In a new video, Assistant Police Chief Janee Harteau asks residents to turn out for National Night Out in great numbers again this year.

[ For information on block club rebates available to Waite Park residents, visit: WaiteParkNeighborhood.org/nno/ ]

Neighborhood leaders planning an event can use the following checklist to plan their National Night Out celebration:

_____ Register your NNO event. There is a single online process to register your NNO event and apply to close your street. If you want to close your street for your event, street closure is free if you apply by Tuesday, July 24. From July 25 through Aug. 2, there is a $100 fee for blocking off the street.  You need permission of 75 percent of your neighbors to be approved for street closure--please have their names and addresses with you when you apply. (You do not need their signatures.) Get started at www.minneapolismn.gov/nno. If you don't have Internet access,you can register your event and apply for street closure by calling 311 (or 612-673-3000).

_____ Want a police officer to visit your event? Because demand can be very high for visits, we can't promise that one will be available, but feel free to request a visit when you register by calling 311 (or 612-673-3000) to put your name on the list. Sorry, we can't take requests for mounted patrol.

 ____ Make rain plans. Decide if your event will go forward if it rains, or be rescheduled for another time. If you apply to close your street, you'll have a rain date of Wednesday, August 3 unless you decline it during the application. If you don't close your street, you can choose any rain date that works for your group. Plan ahead!

Each event organizer will receive Mystery Point Passes for Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America. Each Mystery Point pass is worth either a single ride, a day of rides or a whole season of rides.

Source: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/news/WCMS1P-095920

WPCC Board Meeting Minutes, June 2012

Approved and correct July 11th, 2011.


Help Keep Northeast Safe

Nick Juarez, Crime Prevention Specialist from the Second Police Precinct, will be our special guest at the next Waite Park Community Council meeting on July 11. Nick will be talking about the upcoming Nation Night Out (NNO) events around Northeast in August, tips and techniques to help keep your block and your neighborhood safe, and some of the overall trends police are seeing in Northeast Minneapolis. 

We hope you will join us and help us keep crime under control in Northeast. Details on the next Waite Park Community Council meeting are below. For more information and news about the Waite Park Neighborhood, join us on Facebook. We hope to see you on July 11th! 

Waite Park Community Council Meeting
July, 11 at 7:00 p.m. 
at the Waite Park Community School (1810 34th Ave NE)

All Waite Park Community Council meetings are open to the public. 

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