Meeting Called by Councilmembers Glidden & Tuthill
Intended for Neighbors in Surrounding Blocks of 4000 Lyndale
7:30-8:30 PM, Walker Community Room, 3737 Bryant
Note: KFNA is attaching the original proposal for redevelopment of the 4000-4008 Lyndale vacant lots here:
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Below in the letter from Councilpersons Glidden and Tuthill are itemized the concessions the owner agreed to make after numerous meetings with residents. Lastly, attached is a plan, what they are calling Crooked Pint Reduced, for a restaurant that does not utilize the vacant lot next door and thus does not require a zoning change or parking overlay or neighbors’ approval. The design of which is concerning as it utilizes the existing Super America building as the restaurant, retains the parking in front facing Lyndale Avenue, neither of which speak to the redevelopment and design goals of KFNA, the 40th and Lyndale Task Force, or the City of Minneapolis. At this time we have been told that Minneapolis Planning will be in attendance at tonight’s meeting, and Licensing has been invited but not yet confirmed.
Saturday May 18 is a big day in the neighborhood! Please consider participating in one, or both!, activities!
Garage Sale Maps of the over 30 homes will be available on Friday evening at local coffeeshops and Ace Nicollet Hardware, as well as at each individual sale on Satruday morning at 9 AM!
Also plan on attending the Judson Streetfest at the intersection of 41st & Harriet between 11 AM and 8 PM. The music line-up is awesome, there will be carnival games and bouncy toys for the kids, great food served by King’s, and a silent auction! The event benefits both Judson Church and the new playground coming to MLK Park in the coming year! Plan on bringing your neighbors and joining the fun!
Read more about the event here: http://www.judsonchurch.org/about-judson/streetfest
Or if you prefer Facebook:
Open House, May 14, 5-7 pm
Join us for a fun, free time at 5th Precinct, 3101 Nicollet!
|Join us at our annual Fifth Precinct Open House for free food, music, and visits with specialty units. Want to see a K9 dog? Have you ever been curious about how the bomb robots work? Do you want to talk to SWAT Negotiators, or see a fire truck up close? How about listening to orchestral music played by the MPD Police Band?
All of this and more will be at the Fifth Precinct Open House.
Fifth Precinct Open House
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
3101 Nicollet Ave South
The KFNA Crime Prevention and Safety Committee Community Clean-up on Tuesday May 21, from 6:30-8:30 PM. We will gather at MLK Park for a snack and a chance to meet KFNA’s new Project Organizer, Cheryl DeGroff. Then we will fan out and start to clean up some of the dozen or so graffiti tags located in and around MLK Park. Materials for the clean-up will be provided but if you have a small bucket please bring it, as it is often helpful to wash down the tag-site with plain water after using the chemical remover. Please invite your neighbors to attend this event with you and help make Kingfield more beautiful and safer (graffiti attracts more graffiti—let’s keep it out of Kingfield!) To make sure we have enough supplies on hand including maps of the graffiti sites, please RSVP for this event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The district is hoping to have all the contributions compiled by May 15.
Markham-Cousins was removed from her position as Washburn High School principal April 11 after district officials said a change in leadership was necessary to restore the school’s learning enviornment. Of course, many attribute her dismissal to the investigation surrounding Washburn Athletic Director Dan Pratt, which led to demonstrations by students and community members. Craig Vana, a veteran administrator in the district, is serving as interim prinicipal.
According to a letter from Associate Superintendent Theresa Battle, the district hopes to have a new principal in place by the beginning of the next school year. To do that, the district is encouraging staff, parents and students to participate in the process through surveys.
There are two surveys: one for staff and parents, and another for ninth through 12th-graders. Read the rest here.
The 2013 Program is currently scheduled to be Saturday mornings only, starting Saturday, June 8th, through Saturday, August 3rd. The kids and families are told to show up by 10 AM, and, depending on age group of the kids, we will be done by 11:15 AM.
This is the 11th year of the current version of the Little Kids Soccer Program at King Park. The Program was started as a Kingfield Nieghborhood Association (KFNA) Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) in 2002, with the objective of drawing Kingfield families with young children to King Park with a fun, family-friendly, outdoors program. The Little Kids Soccer Program is about kids (and their parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents) having fun playing games using a soccer ball, or many balls. It is not about creating soccer teams, playing a bunch of regular soccer games (at least not much). We do not form the kids into soccer teams. Whichever kids show up on a given Saturday (sometimes up to 75+) are placed in appropriate age groups, and we use the games you as the coaches choose to keep the kids moving and having fun. For the older age groups we often end a session with a 10-minute regular soccer game, sometimes with just kids, sometimes intermixed with parents, anunts, uncles, and grandparents). Obviously not all games are appropriate for all of our age-groups of kids. Those working with the 4-year-olds, in particular, play with the most simplified of games, and usually conclude sessions with the hokey-pokey and a round of “duck, duck, grey-duck”.
Registering kids for the Program can be done on-line by going to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board web site, and follow to the “Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” page for finding the program under the registration listings. The standard cost for the program for the summer is $20, but there is a waiver possible (fill out and submit the waiver form). No Minneapolis resident will be turned away due to inability to pay the $20 registration fee. It is also possible to register at the field along 42nd Street, particularly between 9:30 AM to 10 AM on the first several Saturdays of the sessions.
This program is volunteer-led, thanks to the dedication of Kingfield neighbor Michael Vanderford. You may contact him with any questions at ‘michaeljvanderford at gmail.com’