Webster Elementary’s Grand Opening!

Please mark your calendars and spread the word for Webster’s Grand Opening Celebration THIS Saturday, January 30th, 10am-12pm. After a year closure to renovate and update the school, Webster reopened last fall.  All of the community is invited to attend to see the beautiful new spaces, learn about what Webster does, and to celebrate the hard work that went into making Webster a vibrant new school!12646848_1707939679453184_13979943802049356_o

2nd Annual State of the Ward Address and Third aWards

Join Council Member Jacob Frey for his 2nd Annual State of the Ward Address and Third aWards. Awards of the year will be given for Leader, Local Business, Neighborhood Project/Initiative, and Youth Leader. “The Third aWards are a chance to acknowledge our amazing residents and small business owners that help make the Third Ward a dynamic place,” said Council Member Jacob Frey.

Individuals interested in making a nomination should write a brief description of the accomplishments that deserve recognition. Please submit Third aWards nominations via email (heidi.ritchie@minneapolismn.gov), fax (612-673-3940) or by mail to Council Member Jacob Frey, 350 South 5th Street, Room 307, Minneapolis, MN 55415 by Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

The State of the Ward and Third aWards will take place Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Event Center, 212 2nd Street SE. Please R.S.V.P. early by calling 612-673-3126 or emailing zack.farley@minneapolismn.gov.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/545057835643953/

Public Hearing Notice

Public hearing to be held on City’s recommended Community Action Agency designee

A public hearing regarding the recommended designation of the Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin as the Community Action Agency for the City of Minneapolis will be held:

Wednesday, Jan 27  at 6PM or shortly thereafter
Pohlad Hall (second floor)
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall

The hearing will be presided by Chief Judge Tammy Pust, Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings.  At the hearing, representatives of Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin and the City of Minneapolis will discuss the designated agency’s qualifications, expertise and experience in providing community action services to low-income people. Anyone interested can speak at the hearing. Written comments can also be submitted for up to twenty days after the hearing to the Office of Administrative Hearings’ e-Comments website. The website address is https://minnesotaoah.granicusideas.com/

The Community Action program was established in 1964 by federal law. The program’s purpose is to assist low-income individuals and families to acquire useful skills and knowledge to become economically self-sufficient. Community Action Agencies are responsible to implement the program and must comply with federal and state guidelines. The Minnesota Department of Human Services is the designated state agency to oversee the program in Minnesota.

Audiencia Pública Recomendación de la Ciudad del designamiento de la agencia “Community Action

Una Audiencia pública se llevara a cabo para hablar sobre la recomendación de la Ciudad de Minneapolis de la designación de la agencia “Community Action of Suburban Hennepin”.

Día: Miércoles 27 de Enero a las 6pm o un poco después
Lugar: Librería Central de Minneapolis, Pohlad Hall (segundo piso)
Dirección: 300 Nicollet Mall

La audiencia estará presidida por la juez Tammy Pust de la Oficina Administrativa de Audiencias de Minnesota. En la audiencia los representantes de la agencia “Community Action of Suburban Hennepin” y la Ciudad de Minneapolis discutirán sobre las calificaciones, habilidades y experiencia de la agencia de proveer servicios comunitarios a personas de bajos ingresos. Cualquiera persona puede hablar en la audiencia. También se pueden enviar comentarios por escrito hasta 20 días después de la audiencia a través de la página de internet  de la Oficina Administrativa de Audiencias: https://minnesotaoah.granicusideas.com/

El programa “Community Action” fue establecido por la ley federal en 1964. El propósito del programa es de ayudar a personas y familias de bajos recursos a adquirir habilidades y conocimiento para ser económicamente independiente. Las agencias “Community Action” son responsables de implementar el programa y las leyes y lineamientos federales y estatales. El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Minnesota es la agencia estatal encargada de supervisar el programa en Minnesota.

Rooj sib tham hais txog lub nroog kev pom zoo xaiv koo haum los sawv cev lub nroog ua hauj lwm pab pej xeem

Lub rooj sib tham hais txog lub nroog kev pom zoo rau Suburban Hennepin lub nroog Minneapoils ua hauj lwm pab pej xeem yuav muaj nyob rau:

Hnub Wednesday lub 1 hli ntuj tim 27 thaum 6 teev ntsau ntuj los yog tsi ntev tom qab ntawv Nyob rau Minneapolis Central Library lub chav Pohlad Hall (tshooj tsev 2).  Tus lej tsev yog 300 ntawm txoj kev Nicollet Mall

Tus yuav tswj lub rooj sib tham no yog thawj txiav txhim plaub ntug Tammy Pust, ua sawv cev lub luag hauj lwm pab txhim kho kev tsis sib haum xeeb.  Lub rooj sib tham no, cov sawv cev lub koo haum pej xeeb ntawm Suburban Hennepin thiab lub nroog Minneapolis yuav sib tham txog lub koo haum cov txuj ci thiab kev muaj peev xwm thiab tau ua hauj lwm pab pej xeem txom nyem yav tag dhau los lawm.  Txhua tu xav hais lus saum lub rooj sib tham muaj cais hais tau.  Yog sau lus hais xa mus no yuav tsum xa mus tsis pub dhau 20 hnub tom qab lub rooj sib tham.  Xa mus rau lub luag hauj lwm pab txhim kho kev tsis sib haum xeeb qhov chaws tso lus tseg (e-Comments) website.  Lub website yog https://minnesotaoah.granicusideas.com/

Qhov kev pab pej xeem no (Community Action Program) tsim muaj thaum xyoo 1964 los ntawm tsoom fwv teb chaws America los pab cov pej xeem txom nyem kom lawv muaj txuj ci khwv txau noj txau hau tsis to kev yug los ntawm nom tswv.  Cov koo haum pab pej xeem yuav tsum muab txoj kev pab nthuav qhia pej xeem thiab yuav tsum ua raws li kev tso cais los ntawm nom tswv sawv cev lub xeev thiab lub teb chaws. Nyob lub xeev Minnesota, lub chaw ua hauj lwm pab pej xeem (Department of Human Services) yog tus saib xyua qhov kev pab pej xeem no.

City Transit: Winter Edition

The City of Minneapolis is seeking volunteers to participate in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Winter Conditions Study Pilot. As part of a larger bicycle and pedestrian winter maintenance research project, the City is conducting a field study to document the winter conditions of our bicycle and pedestrian facilities. They need volunteers to help document the snow and ice on our streets, sidewalks and trails. Volunteers will sign up to conduct five-minute observations at locations of their choosing (pick one on your commute!) throughout the winter. If you are interested in learning more and volunteering, please complete the form located at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uQNQ0tj3a0M6TWSzRs9YkyPlN6xYpy7kMZs6pB8DuO4/viewform. The form will take about 10 minutes and includes an introduction to the study, an overview of volunteer tasks and responsibilities, and volunteer sign up info.


Organics Recycling

Over 12,000 households in the Phase 1 roll-out area received their green organics recycling carts this fall. All Solid Waste & Recycling customers who sign up to participate in the organics recycling program by February 1st will receive their organics carts beginning in April this spring.

City crews already have over 20,000 organics carts to deliver in the Phase 2 areas of the City. To prepare, the delivery lists have to be printed and reviewed beginning in February. If you sign up after the February 1, 2016 deadline, you’ll still get your cart in 2016; it just might not be until July or August.

As of December 14, 2015, 34,015 households have signed up for organics recycling, or just about 32% of the city’s solid waste and recycling customers.

OrganicWasteRecycling640NEW: Certain materials are no longer accepted in your organics cart.

In November 2015, Minnesota composting facility representatives informed city and county metro staff that there are items they no longer accept for composting at their facilities. These items include:

  • Dryer lint: The compost facilities have found that dryer lint often contains high levels of synthetic material. Please place dryer lint and dryer sheets in the garbage.
  • Plastic-lined paper products that are not certified compostable: These items leave micro-plastics in the soil that is then transported and used all around the state, potentially having a harmful impact on our ecosystem if gone unchecked.
    • Chinese food containers
    • Ice cream tubs
    • Hot beverage paper cups (coffee cups)
    • To-go containers
    • Colored paper plates or paper plates with designs on them
    • Fast food wrappers
    • Butcher paper/wrap
    • Paper boats, often used at ball-games, food trucks and fairs.

All paper cups, plates, boats, and to-go containers with a lining must be BPI or Cedar Grove certified compostable to be accepted in the organics. You can verify if an item is certified compostable by seeing if the item is listed in BPI’s Certified Compostable Product Catalog.

If you haven’t signed up for your organics cart yet, sign up now by contacting Solid Waste and Recycling at 612-673-2917 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday or SWRcustomer@minneapolismn.gov. For more information visit: www.minneapolismn.gov/organics

Learn more about the 2nd Precinct!

On January 11th there will be a 2nd Precinct Advisory Council meeting at 6 PM in the Monroe Village Community Room (1900 Central Avenue NE)

The topic is Active Shooter: Make Your Options

Active shooter situations can happen anywhere, and at any time.  Because they are so unpredictable, we all need training in what to do and how to do it if an event happens in your place of business, or  while you are shopping or attending church or school, on a perfectly ordinary day.

A member of the Minneapolis Police Dept Community Engagement Team will give us a very brief overview of what to keep in mind to save your own life and the lives of others.  “Run-Hide-Fight”  looks good on paper, but only thinking your way through this will give you the edge you may need to save your own life.  Everyone can be prepared to act.  Elementary school students in Chicago, Pennsylvania, California, and other places are being trained how many ways they can keep themselves safe or fight back. It’s a long way from “Duck and Cover” or the 1950s.

There are several pamphlets and brochures available on the Dept. of Homeland Security website:http://www.dhs.gov/active-shooter-preparedness

This meeting is a chance for those who have never attended a training session to see what topics are covered.  We will have time to ask questions about the topic, and to find out how citizens, business owners, other group leaders can get more and fuller training for their business or social groups.

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