We are not a “homeowners association” or a membership organization. Everyone in Kingfield belongs to KFNA. Our work is often low visibility, behind the scenes, and focused on supporting community members. In these uncertain times this support is critical. Yet the reality is that the city of Minneapolis is facing significant budget pressures and KFNA’s financial support will be cut significantly over the next several years. To continue to exist in our current capacity, we need donations and engagement from you, as neighbors and stakeholders.
Please consider a financial donation to allow KFNA to continue to be an active community builder and voice at the table. Every dollar helps. Support KFNA Directly this week with any size donation this week as part of Give to the Max.
The week of Nov. 16 will be the final week for yard waste pickup by City crews. Don’t miss your last opportunity this season to set out properly prepared leaves, brush, and other yard trimmings with your garbage, by 6 a.m. on regular garbage pickup day.
To properly prepare your yard waste, you can set it out in a reusable container that holds between 32 and 38 gallons with sturdy handles, in compostable bags (paper or certified compostable plastic), or bundle it with string or twine. Each container, bag, or bundle must weigh less than 40 pounds, and branches must be less than three inches in diameter and cut to less than 3 feet. Using bags marked “biodegradable” or “degradable” do not meet state law and are not accepted. Finally, please do not rake leaves into the street – it’s against the law, and pollutes our waterways. Questions about yard waste pickup? Check this website or call 612-673-2917 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Hearing Date: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 at 6:45 pm during the regular Board of Commissioners meeting.
The Southwest Service Area Master Plan, called the Southwest Parks Plan for short, includes long-term plans for 42 neighborhood parks, one regional feature, six potential parks, and four park search areas in Southwest Minneapolis. It sets a vision for the improvement, operation and management of all neighborhood parks in Southwest Minneapolis over the next 20-30 years. The plan was created after nearly two years of community-based engagement, planning and design with individuals, neighborhood groups and community organizations throughout Southwest Minneapolis.
Please note: The proposed Southwest Parks Plan will be published to the project page (minneapolisparks.org/sw) on Friday, Oct. 2, when the Board agenda is posted. The public is encouraged to view the meeting from home and email comments on the plan to the Secretary to the Board at email@example.com before 3:30 pm on Oct. 7. Comments should be limited to approximately 300 words, which is similar to three minutes when they are read out loud by the Secretary at the Board meeting.The MPRB is adhering to social distancing recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic and all Board meetings are being held virtually.
If you prefer to speak in person, please call 612-230-6400 before 6 pm on Oct. 7 to sign up to speak at the meeting and be present in the Board Room at the Mary Merrill MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road by 6:45 pm. Although all commissioners will not be physically present, the Board Room is open to the public during Board meetings. Social distancing is encouraged.
After the hearing, the Planning Committee will consider approval of the Southwest Parks Plan. The full board could consider final approval at either its Oct. 21 or Nov. 4 meeting.
Plan your walking/biking route! 28 gardens will be open for public viewing, hosted by their resident, passionate gardeners this Thursday 6-8 PM. Additionally at least five musical groups will also be out on their porches participating in On Thursday We Sing, and serenading you along the route.
Donations for taking part in the event be given to The Donation Garden at MLK Park. This community garden is an important source of fresh food that is used to supplement daily meals for Aliveness Project clients living with HIV/AIDS, and also to support their food shelf. Dollars raised over what the garden needs this year to rebuild their garden beds will be donated to this important Kingfield partner. Donating is as easy as texting the words ‘Garden Tour’ to 44-321, which then sends you a reply text to click on to go to the KFNA donation page AND automatically directs your donation to this project.
Both a map and the garden descriptions are now published in the event found here: https://kingfield.org/event/kingfield-walk-of-gardens/