January Safety Seminar Jan. 20th
January Safety Seminar:
Tuesday Jan. 20th at 6:30, Armatage Park
2500 W 57th Street
Due to the response by residents for the Neighborhood Association to focus on the safety of our neighborhood, we invite you to attend our Neighborhood Board meeting Tuesday, January 20th. This meeting will focus on personal and home safety. The meeting will include:Read more...
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.
- Published on Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:22
February 2013 from Council Member Betsy Hodges
As many of you are aware, there were flight changes proposed last fall that would have a significant impact on Ward 13. Thanks to the many residents who worked hard to have their voices heard, your overwhelming response to this issue was heard and had an impact! For those of you unfamiliar with the proposed changes, here is a summary of the policy, timeline and current status.
The most recent Federal Aviation Policy bill requires the FAA to implement the next generation of airplane navigation, conveniently known as NextGen.Â The law requires FAA to implement NextGen at the 35 largest airports by 2025.Â The FAA states, â€œNextGen enhances safety, reduces delays, saves fuel and reduces aviation's environmental impact.â€ (http://www.faa.gov/nextgen/)Â Â A portion of NextGen is a series of departure and arrival procedures known at RNAV.
Under current departure procedures, airplanes leave the runway and are told to turn a specific direction, but the plane is still at the mercy of how quickly it can become stable in the air before making the initial turn, and the winds aloft, so the path of the planes can vary significantly depending on the type of plane, how heavily it is loaded, and the weather.Â Under RNAV, planes would take off and then all aim for a specific point that is a couple miles out from the airport.Â Therefore, the closer to the point the planes get, the more flights there are all flying a very similar path.Â Since the points would be the same every day, those paths are very predictable.Â This change is very good news for airports that have a freeway, rivers, industrial corridor or other land that does not have homes on it.Â The planes can be routed over these compatible land uses, lessening the impact of airplane noise on residential homes.