Armatage Crime Update
Teenager pleads guilty to 11 counts of armed robbery in Minneapolis, Edina
Antonio Timberlake pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and assault in a crime spree that left two injured and put residents of southwestern Minneapolis and neighboring Edina on edge, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday.
The Health Department is conducting “Air Quality in Minneapolis: A Neighborhood Approach” study and is looking for volunteers to help with the air quality study. It is a two-year, citywide study of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in Minneapolis neighborhoods. Eight air samples will be collected. Each sample is collected for three days. The fifth air sample collection is coming up in February.
Armatage is In zone 31 where we need two volunteers.
Minneapolis Solid Waste customers will have an organics recycling option starting in 2015-2016
Organics recycling is coming for Minneapolis Solid Waste customers. Residents now have a black cart for garbage and a blue one for recycling; organics will be collected in green carts. Any organics from the home can be put in the green cart for pickup on the same day as garbage. Customers must opt in for this service and will be invited to sign up starting in April. But people don’t have to wait; any Minneapolis Solid Waste customer can sign up now.Read more...
Safety Seminar a Sucess
Due to the response by residents for the Neighborhood Association to focus on the safety of the neighborhood, our January Board meeting was dedicated to the topic of personal and home safety. Minneapolis Police Inspector, Todd Loining and Minneapolis Crime Prevention Specialist, Jennifer Waisanen talked to residents giving them personal and home safety tips. This meeting, along with the Safety Newsletter that was delivered to all residents, are two ways your Neighborhood Board is working to keep the neighborhood safe.
Penn Avenue Construction Update
- Published on Monday, 08 April 2013 08:40
Penn Avenue S. Phase I Reconstruction Update April 5, 2013
This is an updateÂ specific toÂ Phase 1 (2013 Construction) ofÂ the Penn AvenueÂ S reconstruction project.Â The Phase 1 limits are from the crosstown to 100 feet north of 54th Street W.
Upcoming events on Penn Ave. S:
Beginning April 10, 2013, Penn Ave. will be closed to thru traffic between W 60th St and W 54th Streets. All east west cross-streets, including W 60th and W 54th Streets, will remain open until further notice. All Penn Ave businesses will remain open. Local access to businesses will be maintained as much as possible.
Starting Wednesday April 10, the Minneapolis Park Board will begin removing Ash Trees along Penn Avenue between Mn-62 and W 54th St. Due to the large size of these trees, sections of Penn Ave will be closed while the trees in that area are being cut. NO PARKING signs will be posted early next week for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week. Expect roadway closures for short durations (4-6 hours) while trees are being removed in each section. Tree removal should be completed by April 15. The tree stumps will be ground out at a later date by the Contractor.
Starting Monday April 15, both CenterPoint Energy and Meyer Contracting will mobilize to the site and begin setting up to start work.
In the next few days you will be receiving a letter from the City which outlines what you can expect during construction. In addition to sending out update notifications the Penn Ave web site will be updated on a regular basis.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me.
For more information contact:
Stephanie Malmberg, P.E.
Office: (612) 673-3365
City of Minneapolis
Department of Public Works
309 2nd Avenue South - Room 201
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Spring Safety Tips
- Published on Friday, 29 March 2013 08:18
April showers bring May flowers and door-to-door solicitors. Do you know if they are legitimate sales people or are they con artists or worse, burglars?
Itâ€™s known that burglars will sometimes pose as solicitors in order to knock at doors to determine if anyone is home. If there is no answer, the suspect will continue to knock on nearby addresses, circle back and break into the home which they believe the residents are not inside. Usually they work in pairs and have a vehicle parked nearby. Sometimes, the vehicle will be parked in the alley with the second party waiting the all clear.
If someone comes to your door and you donâ€™t want to open it, let them know that you are home by turning on the outside lights or yelling through the door stating that you arenâ€™t interested. If you do answer and the person claims to be selling something, ask to see their city-issued photo ID card.
Spring Activities at Minneapolis Parks
- Published on Friday, 29 March 2013 08:12
Egg Hunts and Bunny Parties at Minneapolis Parks
Hop on down to a Minneapolis park this spring for egg hunts, bunny parties or visits with Peter Rabbit. Events are geared for all ages, so bring the family, enjoy the festivities with your neighbors and celebrate springâ€™s arrival.
Wondering what to do with your kids while theyâ€™re on spring break?
Look no further than Minneapolis Parks!
Many Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) recreation centers will have extended hours, open gymnasiums, field trips and free activities to keep your kids busy during Minneapolis Public Schoolsâ€™ spring recess, March 29 - April 5.
Click to view a complete listing of activities, field trips, and more, or contact your recreation center.
Annual Meeting Update
- Published on Monday, 18 March 2013 11:29
Hello Neighbors.Â Just a reminder of our upcoming Armatage Annual Meeting, Tuesday March 19th.Â Â Â There will be a safety meeting from 6:00-6:30.Â Amy Lavender and Inspector Anthony Diaz will be our guest speakers.Â The Annual Meeting will begin at 6:30.Â We have a great lineup of local leaders:
Park Board Commissioner, Brad Bourn
Minneapolis City Council Member, Betsy Hodges
On behalf of Senator Al Franken, Matt Croaston (point person on transportation)
State Senator, Scott Dibble
Speaker of the House, Paul Thissen
All speakers will allow time for questions from residents.
We are also looking to residents to vote on Armatage Neighborhood Priorities.Â This will give residents a chance to be heard on the vision and direction of the Armatage Neighborhood. Â We will also be holding Armatage Neighborhood Board elections.Â A light dessert will be served.
Hope to see you there!
Penn Avenue Pre-Construction Meeting
- Published on Monday, 18 March 2013 11:12
Dear Resident or Business Proprietor,
The City of Minneapolis is preparing to reconstruct Penn Avenue S between Highway 62 and 50th Street W. A location map is below. The project will include new pavement, curb and gutter, and coordinated utility work. Construction is planned for 2013 and 2014 as shown on the location map.
The fifth public meeting with adjacent property owners is scheduled for March 21st at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the multi-purpose room of the Armatage Recreation Center.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Armatage Recreation Center
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2500 57th Street WÂ
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Minneapolis, MN 55410
Public Works will discuss the paving and utility construction work. The discussion will be focused on the 2013 phase scheduled to begin this spring.
Penn Avenue S Reconstruction Update Feb. 20, 2013
- Published on Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:29
This is an update specific to Phase 1 (2013 Construction) of the Penn Avenue S reconstruction project.Â The Phase 1 limits are from the Crosstown to 100 feet north of 54th Street W.
The public hearing for street reconstruction, street lighting and areaways was held on Jan. 29, 2013. About one dozen property owners attended and spoke in opposition to the lighting project assessment, and some also spoke in opposition to the street reconstruction assessment. At the end of the hearing, the Council Committee recommended the street reconstruction proceed and that the street lighting portion of the project be denied. The full City Council passed action as recommended by the Council Committee. Therefore, the street lighting proposal and assessments associated with it are canceled, and the street reconstruction and related assessments will proceed.
Preliminary coordinated work will include maintenance by Minneapolis Water Treatment and Distribution Services and tree removal by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board.
Fire hydrants at 56th Street and 61st Street are tentatively scheduled to be replaced on February 21-22. The work is expected to require some temporary traffic control, parking restrictions, and bus stop closures which should last less than a day at each location.