Buckets of information from the City of Minneapolis

In this update from the city: Upcoming Events, School Safety Tips, and Board and Commission Openings

Upcoming Events

  • PAC (Police and Community Meeting) – September 13th at 6:00 p.m. at Monroe Village, 1900 Central Ave NE – The University of Minnesota Police Department will give a presentation on what their department does and how they work with the Minneapolis Police Department
  • Northeast Push Cart Derby and Waite Park Fall Festival – Saturday, September 11, 2010 in Waite Park (1810 34th Avenue NE) 11:00 am – 3:00 pm  for more information, please go to:  http://www.waiteparkneighborhood.org/2010/08/fall-festival-push-cart-derby.html
  • Third Ward Neighborhoodfest/Summit on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 from 6:00-9:00pm at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. This year’s theme is “MAKING CONNECTIONS”, Brought to you by 3rd Ward Council Member Diane Hofstede, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Habitat for Humanity and East Side Neighborhood Services.
  • Weed It and Reap – NE Clean-up Days – October 7, 8, and 9, 2010 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To learn more about volunteering visit:  www.minneapolischamber.org/weedit .

School is starting, so some safety tips for parents.

Child Safety Tips for Parents
  • Discuss the safest route to and from school – instruct your child to always stop, look, and listen; and to cross at a corner or cross-walk.
  • If your child takes a bus, tell them to wait until the bus leaves the intersection and looks both ways before crossing the street.
  • Tell your child to check with an adult before going anywhere with anyone.
  • Monitor what your child is doing on the computer.  Instruct your child not to give out personal information on the internet or to make arrangements to meet in person.
  • Do not select clothing that have your child’s name on it.  Children are more likely to trust someone who calls them by name. Know what your child is wearing each day in case you need to describe him or her.
  • Teach your child to be kind and tolerant of others. Children need to understand and accept others who are different from them. Model this behavior yourself.
  • Be alert to situations around you involving other children. Pay attention to people and details.

Information available on child safety is available at:  http://www.jwrc.org/

For more information on Back to School Tips for individuals going to college:  http://www.newsmax.com/US/campuscrimesafetySAMHSA/2010/08/27/id/368572

City seeks applicants for boards and commissions

The City is seeking applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve on its boards and commissions and help shape key policy decisions and provide input about City services.

Currently, there are 112 open positions among these City advisory groups:

  • Minneapolis Arts Commission
  • Basset Creek Watershed Management Commission
  • Minneapolis Citizen Environmental Advisory Committee
  • Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights
  • Civilian Police Review Authority
  • Minneapolis Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee
  • Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities
  • Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission
  • Public Health Advisory Committee
  • Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Vacancy
  • Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission
  • Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission
  • Minneapolis Telecommunications Network
  • Youth Violence Prevention Executive Committee
  • Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 4, and the City Council and Mayor will make appointments this fall. For a full list of appointment opportunities and position descriptions as well as additional information visit the boards and commissions website.

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