Our Fall 2010 Newsletter is out! Look for your copy in the mail, or at a Kingfield business. Or, if you can’t wait, you can also download or read it from our Newsletter page

The draft Minneapolis Bicycle Master Plan is now available for public review.  Visit the project website to view the document.  Five public meetings will be held to allow for public input.  The meeting times and places are as follows:

Monday, August 30th, 6:30 to 8:30pm, Edison High School Auditorium, 700 22nd Avenue NE
Wednesday, September 1st, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 4029 28th Avenue S
Wednesday, September 8th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Washburn High School Auditorium, 201 W 49th Street
Monday, September 13th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall Auditorium, 300 Nicollet Mall
Wednesday, September 15th, 6:00 to 8:00pm, University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Avenue N

For comments or questions related to the plan, fill out our online form or contact Don Pflaum at donald.pflaum@ci.minneapolis.mn.us or 612.673.2129.  The public review period will end on October 1, 2010.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is hosting a community meeting to discuss the dog park proposal:

September 2, 6:30 PM, MLK Park Gym.

 We need YOU at this meeting to advocate for this community-building, safety-creating strategy!   If you want to learn more about the proposal visit here, and if you want to really stay up-to-date and help the project, friend Kingfield Dogpark on Facebook here.

Show your support for the Kingfield Off-Leash Dogpark

A)     Buy a Kingfield Dogpark t-shirt or doggie drink bottle at the Kingfield Farmers’ Market this Sunday at the KFNA table (read about how KFNA uses this table to build support for neighborhood projects in a recent Southwest Journal story by a Market Board Member!)  The $20 cost for a T or bottle goes directly to the dog park project.  

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B)      Send a letter of support for an off-leash area to all Park Board Commissioners, Councilperson Elizabeth Glidden and copy dogpark@kingfield.org.

Please take a minute to complete a quick online survey about Nicollet Avenue. The purpose of this survey is to help us understand how people use Nicollet Avenue today and how they would like to use the corridor after the reconstruction of Nicollet between 31st and 40th street is complete in 2013. The area of Nicollet being reconstructed will run from 31st to 40th street. The information in this survey will be used by the Nicollet Avenue Reconstruction Steering Committee to help guide the design process for this important community corridor. You can find more information about the project on our Nicollet News page

Bicycle Theft Trends in Fifth Precinct

From July 20 to August 18, 2010 in Fifth Precinct, there have been 46 theft reports of stolen bicycles. These reports have been scattered across the precinct and include bicycles stolen largely from outside residences and commercial or public buildings. This does not include burglary reports in which a bicycle may have been stolen.

The majority of the bicycles that have been stolen in the last month have been locked. Many of these locks were specified to be cable or chain locks. The only reports that specify U-locks were cases in which only the front wheel was locked with the U-lock, and the bicycle itself was detached and stolen.

The thieves appear to be able to operate quickly. In some cases, the bicycles were left alone for less than 15 minutes or were within a few feet of areas that seemed as though they would be well occupied.

Read more

To present information and solicit comments on the following license application:

Blackbird Cafe, 3800 Nicollet, requesting On Sale Wine with Strong Beer, Class D License

Date/Time: Monday, August 23, 2010, 1:30 pm or shortly thereafter

Location: City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, Room 317, Minneapolis, MN

If you cannot attend, comments may be submitted by email or postal mail. Here is the full notice and comment form. Blackbird-public-hearing1 Send comments to:

Mohamed Ismail, Inspector Licenses and Consumer Services 350 S 5th Street- Room Room 1-C City Hall, Minneapolis, MN. 55415 E-mail: Mohamed.ismail@ci.minneapolis.mn.us 612-673-3904

For Immediate Release Aug. 20, 2010

Public meeting to hear all views on the proposed dog park at M L King Jr. Park

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) will hold a public meeting to seek comment on recommendations regarding a proposed off-leash dog area at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 2 at King Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave S.

In April 2010, the Kingfield Neighborhood Association Task Force presented a proposal to the Park Board for an off-leash dog area at the park. The Task Force was established in 2009 in response to strong neighborhood interest in developing a dog park in ML King Jr. Park. The MPRB is reviewing options and public input received to date regarding the possibility of adding an off-leash dog area at the park and will present recommendations for public review and comment on September 2.

The meeting will include a presentation of the Task Force’s proposal, summary of the public input gathered to date and the MPRB’s proposed recommendations. Participants will be invited to comment on the proposed recommendations verbally and/or in writing. Care will be taken to ensure all viewpoints can be shared. The meeting will conclude with information about next steps.

The MPRB currently has six dog off-leash recreation areas throughout the city, but none in the 6th Park District. (ML King Park lies in the 6th park district.)

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CONTACT:

Jennifer Ringold
Manager Public Engagement and City Planning
612-230-6464
jringold@minneapolisparks.org

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