On Monday, June 24, St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association will host its annual meeting, election, and ice cream social for all neighborhood residents and stakeholders. St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association will highlight the year’s success and give updates on programs and projects in progress. A short agenda will include Board of Director candidate speeches and a community vote for candidates. Grandpa’s Ice Cream truck will provide dairy and non-dairy treats. This is a can’t-miss opportunity to enjoy a summer night with neighbors and get updates. 6-7:30 pm, St. Anthony Park (rain location: Webster Elementary) 425 Jefferson St. NE. Free and friendly for all ages. Info: saenaminneapolis.org/upcoming-events.
The next meeting of Friends of Pierre Bottineau Library will be Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., at the Pierre Bottineau Library, 55 Broadway St NE.
The Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce presents “Chamber Town Talk: Earned Sick and Safe Leave: the Conversation Continues,” Thursday, Nov. 17, 8-9:30 a.m. at Jax Café, 1928 University Ave. NE. This event is open to both members ($15) and non-members ($20). Preregistration is appreciated. For more information about registration, visit www.minneapolischamber.org or contact Christine Levens at 612-378- 0050 or Clevens@minneapolischamber.org. The November Town Talk breakfast will continue a conversation between business owners and members of the city of Minneapolis staff about issues that will affect the way in which business is conducted in 2017 and beyond. Velma Korbel, Director of the Civil Rights Department and Nuria RiveraVandermyde, Deputy City Coordinator will provide an update on the Earned Sick and Safe Ordinance as well as provide insights on how your business can begin to prepare for its implementation.
Help the City of Minneapolis plan for the future, attend a Minneapolis 2040 Open House this October. Minneapolis 2040 is an update to the City’s Comprehensive plan, a document that shapes how Minneapolis will grow and change. The plan covers housing, job creation, the design of new buildings, and street use. They want to hear from you. Join them at one of these family friendly, interactive open houses. You will have the opportunity to share feedback with City planners and engage with artists to plan for the future development of Minneapolis. Complimentary refreshments and food from local vendors served. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 5-7:30 p.m. at the Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake Street Minneapolis. Or, Thursday, Oct. 27, 5-7:30 p.m. at the North Commons Park, 1801 James Ave N. Minneapolis. Learn more at minneapolis2040.com, @MPLS2040, and #MPLSBigIdeas. The materials that will be presented at these two open house events will also be made available online at minneapolis2040.com.
Traffic laws in Minneapolis are divided into two broad categories: moving vehicle violations like speeding are handled by Police-Traffic, which might be a topic for another month. These are the actions the public are probably the most aware of because of the sirens and flashing lights.This month’s topic is the very broad chapter of regulations enforced by Traffic Control, a division of the Regulatory Services Dept. Like other divisions in Regulatory Services, these officers help us with livability issues. This unit is led by our July speaker, Clara Schmit-Gonzalez, the city’s deputy director of parking and traffic control.
Traffic Control is responsible for some moving vehicle events. These officers direct traffic during daily rush hours and for special events, including those at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Target Center and Target Field, the TCF Stadium and the (soon to open) US Bank Stadium.
What probably impacts most of us more is the work Traffic Control does to enforce the livability laws that involve motor vehicles. This is the team that deals with non-moving violations like parking meter violations, the car that is blocking your driveway, the snow-bunnies that don’t move before the plows come through, the rust-bomb that the guy down the block hasn’t moved in a year, the trailer that’s parked on the street for a week. These and so many more issues negatively impact your neighborhood ambience and your peace of mind. Traffic Control is there to help you with them.
Traffic Control is chiefly concerned with Chapters 478 Parking, Stopping and Standing, and 482 Buses and Taxis. Go to https://www2.municode.com/library/mn/minneapolis/codes/code_of_ordinances find the search box in the upper right hand corner and enter the chapter (478 or 482) you want to read.
Think about issues that you’ve wondered about, or that just don’t seem right. We’ve heard about “resident only” parking limitations. Sometimes they work well for the nearby businesses and not as well for residents or vice versa. 15-minute parking zones are too tight or never enforced? Lane closures? Roll-off contractor bins? Bring your questions.
The 2-PAC Homepage: If you missed a meeting and want to know what happened, monthly note and announcements are posted https://courtwatch2pac.com/.
The most recent posts are on the main page and in a column on the right side of the screen. If you enter a month or a topic in the search box, the month or the topic you missed will come up with a click for more.
The community is invited to review a summary of community input about the redevelopment of the Upper Harbor Terminal (UHT) site that was provided at two recent open houses and other events.
Monday, July 11
4:30 – 5:30 p.m., open house to learn about UHT and provide input
5:30 – 7:30 p.m., meeting to review and refine summary
North Regional Library, 2nd floor meeting room
1315 Lowry Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
The summarized information that results from this meeting will be included in the request for qualifications to be issued to potential Phase 1 developers later in July.
This meeting also will include a preview of the planned community discussions over the summer to formulate an engagement strategy that will be used when the planning process with the selected developer begins next year.
Light refreshments will be provided, and family members are welcome.