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Waite Park Voice: June-July 2013

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Watch your mailboxes for the June-July issue of the Waite Park Voice!

This issues features information on the Open Streets event coming to Central Avenue, National Night Out promotions, The Northeast Ride, Waite Park Summer Programs, and more!

Download the current issue here: WPVoice-June-July2013web.pdf 

Feedback and submissions can be sent to waiteparkcc@gmail.com. Editorial submissions for the August-September 2013 issue are due no later than Friday, July 26.

The Waite Park Voice is mailed to the 2,350 addresses in the Waite Park neighborhood, government officials, local businesses, and other neighborhood organizations. Additional copies are available at the Waite Park Community Center and neighborhood businesses. 

Waite Park Community Garden Opens Soon!

It's spring! That means that the opening of the Waite Park Community Garden is just around the corner. 2013 will be the fifteenth year of operation for our community garden!

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The Waite Park Community Garden offers 72 individual plots, including 2 raised, wheelchair accessible plots, at 3601 Lincoln Street NE. The annual fee is $35 for the season, with a 12-hour commitment for basic upkeep of the garden and surrounding communal areas. This year the garden is planning more social events and a plant swap for gardeners and the community to take part in throughout the season. 

Mark your calendars for the upcoming events:

New Gardener Registration: Saturday, April 13, 10:00am-noon at the Waite Park Community Center (1810 34th Avenue NE). Open garden plots are allocated on a first-come/first-serve basis to Waite Park Neighborhood residents, Minneapolis residents and residents of the surrounding suburban communities. 

Gardening Community Social: Wednesday, May 8, 6:30-8:30pm at the Waite Park Garden. Gardeners get to know WPCG neighbors and swap seedlings. Meet the mentors and learn about maintenance, improvements, and communication plans for the season. 

Garden Work Day: Saturday, May 18, Noon-2:00pm at the Waite Park Garden

Northeast Farmers Market: Saturday, June 1, 9:00am-1:00pm. The Waite Park Community Garden will be the featured non-profit organization. The Northeast Farmers Market is located at St. Boniface Church, 629 2nd Street NE. 


Waite Park Neighborhood Annual Town Meeting

Join your neighbors on March 6th at the Waite Park Community Center (1810 34th Avenue NE) for the Waite Park Neighborhood Annual Town Meeting. This is your chance to meet with community leaders, elected representatives, and help direct neighborhood policy. Nine seats on the Waite Park Community Council (WPCC) will be open for election. If you or someone you know is interested in neighborhood policy, please let them know about this opportunity to join our neighborhood's board of directors. An election for WPCC treasurer and secretary, along with the adoption of our neighborhood's annual budget will also take place.

The Waite Park Community Council will be hosting a social hour beginning at 6:00 p.m. where you can mingle with your neighbors and chat with local policy makers. Light refreshments will be provided by the Eastside Food Co-Op and childcare will be available.

Meeting agenda available here:
WPCC_Agenda_2013-03.pdf

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Heille Art Collection on Display at MSP Home Tour

Nick Rosie photo Southwest Journal © 3x2.jpgThe house of local art collectors and promoters, Nick and Rosie Heille, will be featured in the 2013 MSP Home Tour. The Heille's Waite Park home features over 300 pieces of artwork from Minneapolis artists in their private collection. According to Nick Heille, "we have found northeast the place to buy original art from some real great local artists."

The MSP Home Tour is Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 28th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. More information about other homes in featured in Northeast Minneapolis as well as the rest of Minneapolis and Saint Paul can be found at msphometour.com.

Nicollet-Central Transit Study

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Mark you calendars for three public open houses on the latest phase of Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study. The proposed route up Central Avenue through Northeast Minneapolis includes three stops in the Waite Park Neighborhood at 32nd, 35th, and 37th Avenues.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MPHA Parker Skyview Community Room, 1815 Central Avenue NE.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. HCMC Whittier Clinic, 2810 Nicollet Avenue S.
  • Thursday, Feb. 14, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall.

The City of Minneapolis invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event within our city. There will be Somali and Spanish interpreters at the open houses.  The open houses are wheelchair accessible.  Should you require an accommodation for you to fully participate or interpreter services for language(s) other than Somali or Spanish, please contact Anna Flintoft at 612-673-3885 or anna.flintoft@minneapolismn.gov at least 48 hours in advance.

At these open houses, we will share the results of the initial screening of alternative transit modes and alignments and an overview of the next phase of study - the detailed evaluation of alternatives. The first phase of study was completed last fall to define the project rationale or "purpose and need"; you can review the Phase I Public Engagement Summary on the project website study information page.

The Nicollet-Central corridor extends from the south along Nicollet Avenue at the 46th Street/Interstate 35W Transit Station, through downtown Minneapolis along Nicollet Mall, over the Mississippi River, and north along Central Avenue NE to the Columbia Heights Transit Center at 41st Avenue NE. The Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study began last fall and will be completed later in the summer of 2013. The outcome of the study will identify a preferred transit enhancement that could serve as the first phase of a longer-range vision for transit service in the corridor.

For more information, visit the project website at www.minneapolismn.gov/nicollet-central.

Waite Park Neighborhood Survey 2013

WP Neighborhood Survey 2013The 2013 Waite Park Neighborhood Survey should start showing up in mailboxes this week and the WPCC needs your help collecting as many survey responses as possible.

All Waite Park neighborhood residents, property-owners and businesses are invited to submit a completed survey (one submission per household or business please) no later than Wednesday, February 13th.

Your responses will help us understand what you value in our neighborhood and what you think could be improved upon. We plan to compile your responses and use the data to guide us as we define neighborhood priorities and undertake neighborhood projects.

There are three easy ways to complete and submit your survey:

  1. Complete the printed survey you receive in the mail and return it using the postage-paid self-mailer instructions.
  2. Complete the printed survey and attend an upcoming neighborhood meeting to submit your survey in person (WPCC meeting info can be found here)
  3. Using your computer or mobile device, complete the survey online (if submitting online, please do not duplicate your response with a printed submission)

We invite you to make your voice heard and thank you for your participation!

2013 Waite Park Neighborhood Survey -Online Form



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