The City of Minneapolis is seeking public input into the priorities and programs that make up the city’s Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). The current SWMP was most recently updated and approved by the MPCA in September 2014 and can be found at the following link:
The Transportation and Public Works Committee of the Minneapolis City Council will conduct a public hearing pursuant to Article IX, Section 9.6 (c) of the Charter and Section 24.110 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. (meeting time), in Room 317 City Hall, to consider the proposed Lakewood-Harriet Area Residential street resurfacing project to improve the designated streets by removing a portion of the top layer of asphalt and replacing it with new asphalt and other improvements as necessary.
At the time of the public hearing, the committee will provide an opportunity for all interested persons to be heard regarding the proposed assessments. The committee will consider all written and oral objections and statements. If you are unable to attend and wish to object or comment, please send a written objection or statement to arrive before the public hearing to: Minneapolis City Clerk’s Office, C/O T&PW Committee Coordinator, 350 S. Fifth St., Room 304, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382.
If the proposed assessment is adopted or adopted as modified and the owner of the property is dissatisfied with the assessment against the property, the owner may appeal the assessment to the district court pursuant to Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Section 24.120. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing.
To appeal, there must be a written Notice of Appeal served on the mayor or city clerk of the City of Minneapolis within 30 days after the City Council adoption of the assessment. Also, a copy of the written Notice of Appeal must be filed, accompanied by the appropriate filing fees, with the court administrator of Hennepin County District Court within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and within 10 days after its service upon the mayor or city clerk.
The locations of the street resurfacing for Lakewood-Harriet Area Residential
37th St W from Dupont Av S/Kings Highway to Stevens Av S;
38th St W from Kings Highway to Lyndale Av S;
39th St W from Bryant Av S to Stevens Av S;
Colfax Av S from 36th St W to 38th St W;
Aldrich, Garfield, Harriet, Pleasant and Pillsbury Av S from 36th St W to 40th St W;
Van Nest Av from 39th St W to 40th St W.
41st St W from Kings Highway to Grand Av S;
42nd St W from approx.. 120 ft. west of Fremont Av S at the alley opening, to Nicollet Av S;
43rd and 44th Sts W from E Lake Harriet Pkwy to Grand Av S;
45th St W from Kings Highway to Grand Av S;
Fremont Av S from 42nd St W to 46th St W;
Colfax, Aldrich, Garfield and Harriet Avs S from 40th St W to 46th St W.
In a unanimous vote, the Minneapolis Board of Education declared Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) a safe place for all students and families, regardless of their immigration status, national origin or language. The resolution passed by the Board strengthens existing MPS policies and practices. It is not the role of the district as an educational organization to ask about the citizenship or immigration status of any of its students or families, or to enforce federal immigration laws. It has been the practice of the district to only provide information when required by law or a valid court order. MPS will continue to ensure all students have equitable access to educational and extracurricular opportunities, including rigorous courses, engaging activities, high-quality athletics and supportive services, regardless of immigration status. Read the entire resolution at bit.ly/2hjzfH7. To view a full list of district policies, visit policy.mpls.k12.mn.us.
On a separate but related note, MPS has a survey out related to “Safe in Our Schools”. Please fill it out, and consider attending one of the January meetings.
Dear MPS Parents–We understand that our previous invitation to participate in the focus groups for the Safe in Our Schools initiative provided short notice. We heard your request for additional options and would like to offer you more opportunities in January. Whether it’s a focused area or a parent at-large group, we would like to have you. If you’re interested in participating in one of the focus groups, please register below:
- Somali registration: http://bit.ly/2fliDuH
Friday, Jan. 27, 6 – 8 p.m. at Davis Center Room: N1-052 (during SPAC meeting)
- Hmong Registration: http://bit.ly/2gmPS5X
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6 – 8 p.m. at Davis Center Room: N5– 083 (during HPAC meeting)
- African American Registration: http://bit.ly/2eKycA6
Monday, Jan. 9, 6 – 8 p.m. at Davis Center Room: N1-051 (during AAPAC meeting)
- Latino/Hispanic registration: http://bit.ly/2gyHtsa
Thursday, Jan. 26, 6 – 8 p.m. at Whittier International School (during LPAC meeting)
- American Indian registration:http://bit.ly/2gmMDLE
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 3 – 4:30 p.m. at Anishinabe
- LGBTQ registration:http://bit.ly/2g108j0
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 6 – 8 p.m. at Davis Center Room: S1-433 (during LGBTQ PAC meeting)
- Special Education registration: http://bit.ly/2f4LrGR
Thursday, Jan. 5, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Davis Center Room: S1-435
- Parent/community (at-large) registration: http://bit.ly/2gbyziP
Monday, Jan. 23, 6 – 8 p.m. at Davis Center Assembly Room
If you are unable to make it, please know that your voice matters. We have developed language specific surveys below to gather your input:
- English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SIOS_Parent_Survey
- Somali: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SIOS_Parent_Survey_Somali
- Hmong: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SIOS_Parent_Survey_Hmong
- Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SIOS_Parent_Survey_Spanish
Thank you for your feedback on this important initiative.