Edison Back to School BBQ

With more than 2,000 attendees, the Eastside Barbeque is an annual tradition that brings families, the community, businesses and Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) together to kick off a new school year. Now in its 10th year, the barbeque supports strong schools and strong communities.
Superintendent Graff will join the festivities this year. In addition, Edison High, Northeast Middle, Marcy Open,Pillsbury Elementary, Sheridan Arts, Waite Park Community and Webster Elementary schools will welcome parents and families with open houses throughout the afternoon.
Come for the celebration, learn more about MPS and northeast Minneapolis, enjoy great local food, and see how kids succeed when communities and schools come together.
What:                   10th annual Eastside Barbeque

When:                  Thursday, Aug. 25, 3:30–7:30 p.m.

Where:                Edison High School, 700 22nd Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418


July 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

SAENA July Board Meeting

Monday, July 25, 2016

Clare Housing

Agenda Item Time Notes
Negotiate the agenda 2 mins. Convene 7:05pm
MPD Crime Report 10 mins. No new issues, crime statistics for this year are lower than last year
Officer Elections 10 mins. -Jeremy Wieland voted in as President

-Dave Hauser voted in as VP

-Sindee Hauser voted in as Treasurer

-Sylvia Radford voted in as Secretary

Outreach Committee

-recruiting POC board members

10 mins. Clareyse and Sylvia volunteered for this committee
Fundraising Committee

-fundraiser for the park Fall 2016

10 mins. Dave and Sindee volunteered for this committee
Safety Committee

-street lights

10 mins. Chris and Jeremy volunteered for this committee
CPP Report Review 10 mins. Some changes were made to the report.  Once those are given to Jack Whitehurst, the board approves the report.  Jeremy moved and Clareyse seconded.
Changing meeting venue 10 mins. For now, continue at Clare but opt for signage about meeting and put a greeter at the door to let people in.  Hoping to move meetings to Webster starting in October.
Board training items 10 mins. Board wants to proceed with training by Willow Consulting but will review training materials given by City.  Christina will work with Brigid Reilly further on workshop options.  Training will happen on a Wednesday in October.  Dave moved , Clareyse second.
Neighborhood Coordinator hours increase and office space 15 mins. Christina requested an increase in hours from 20 to 30 a week.  Sylvia moved and Jeremy seconded.  Jeremy will update Christina’s contract and add a time for performance review to the contract.

Dave moved, Chris seconded.

Christina also requested a consideration of office space in COCO, a co-working office space in 1400 Van Buren.  The space would include a designated desk and a printer for $500 a month.  We will do a 6 month commitment and then reassess how it is working for SAENA.  

Sylvia moved, Dave seconded.

Upcoming newsletter items Intro to new board members, intro to new office space, city cutting ash trees in the neighborhood down, ask to neighbors about logo, neighborhood survey announcement
Next community meeting Biking in Minneapolis, NE specifically
SAENA phone Considering options to move from a landline (voicemail only) to a SAENA cell phone.  Christina will research options.  

Dave moves to pick a phone plan if it’s under the amount we are already spending.  Chris seconds.

Community Meeting on Monday!

Join SAENA for our next community meeting on Monday, August 22 starting at 7pm!  This month there will be focused discussion around our newly created committees within the Board.  Come talk with us about planning an event in Community Commons Park this fall or our Neighborhood Priorities Outreach at Clare Housing (929 Central Ave).  See you Monday!

st anthony east

2nd Precinct Advisory Committee Meeting

Join us on August 8 at 6 PM at Monroe Village Community Room, 1900 Central Ave NE.    There is a bus stop right outside the door and plenty of free parking on Central Avenue and the cross streets.

To many of us, 311, the portal to most non-emergency city services, seems like it’s been around forever.  Actually it took until 2003 before technology advanced enough that 311 was even possible.  Before 2003, Minneapolis had more than 20 call centers, but no way to truly link them, making coordination impossible. Once the mayor and city council decided to move forward, a new telecom platform was installed, and the program began. It’s still evolving. We had a speaker on 311 several years ago, but the system has changed greatly since then while the role of 311 has expanded a great deal, supplementing 911 services and leaving that system free to deal with emergencies. Leah Skjefte will explain how the program has evolved and will bring us up to date. There will be time for your questions, so bring them.

We will also be hearing our first State of the Precinct monthly report since Inspector Todd Loining has returned to the Eastside to lead the Second Precinct.  City Attorney Sarah Becker will update the cases we’re watching on Courtwatch.

National Night Out

Tonight is National Night Out!  There are 5 events registered in St. Anthony East. Find an event in your neighborhood on this map

National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It’s a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family. For more information, see the Minneapolis NNO mission statement.

As with many past National Night Outs, Minneapolis was ranked #1 among all U.S. cities over 250,000 population in 2015.  Over 1,500 events were registered in 2014. Was yours one of them?  We hope so! And save the date for this year: NNO is set for August 2, 2016.


Work continues on three I-35W bridges in northeast Minneapolis

Directional closures on Johnson Street, Broadway Street switch sides beginning July 1

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling on three Interstate 35W bridges in northeast Minneapolis will encounter new directional closures beginning July 1, weather permitting.

Crews will switch the directional closure from one side of each bridge to the other side.

Johnson Street
Northbound Johnson Street between Broadway Street and 14th Avenue will close July 1 through mid-August. Currently, southbound Johnson Street is closed. Southbound Johnson Street will reopen to one lane prior to the closing of northbound Johnson Street.

Northbound motorists will be detoured around the closure via westbound Broadway Street, northbound Central Avenue and eastbound Lowry Avenue.

Broadway Street

Eastbound Broadway Street between Buchanan Street and Johnson Street will close July 1 through mid-August.Currently, westbound Broadway Street between Johnson Street and Lincoln Street is closed. Westbound Broadway Street will reopen prior to the closing of eastbound Broadway Street.

Eastbound motorists will be detoured around the closure via southbound Central Avenue, eastbound East Hennepin Avenue and northbound Johnson Street.

East Hennepin Avenue
Westbound East Hennepin Avenue at Johnson Street will close July 6 through mid- August. 
Currently, eastbound East Hennepin Avenue between 10th Avenue and Johnson Street is closed. Both directions will be open from July 1 through July 5.

Westbound motorists will be detoured around the closure via northbound Johnson St., westbound Broadway Street and southbound Central Avenue.

Motorists also can expect off-peak ramp and lane closures on I-35W from 8th Street SE to New Brighton Boulevard.

This project will extend the lifespan of the four bridges and improve accessibility for pedestrians when competed.

For more information, please visit www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wnemplsbridges/

Meeting Reminder- Elections tomorrow!

Join your neighbors for SAENA’s biggest meeting of the year onMonday, June 27 starting at 7pm!  There are five seats up for election in our two-year term cycle.  If you have interest in learning more about running in the election or commitment to the board, please email saena3@gmail.com.  We will cover the year in review and discuss upcoming projects, as well as open the floor for residents to speak.  See you at Clare Housing, 929 Central Ave on June 27!

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