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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. 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. The law requires FAA to implement NextGen at the 35 largest airports by 2025. The FAA states, “NextGen enhances safety, reduces delays, saves fuel and reduces aviation's environmental impact.” (http://www.faa.gov/nextgen/) 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. Under RNAV, planes would take off and then all aim for a specific point that is a couple miles out from the airport. Therefore, the closer to the point the planes get, the more flights there are all flying a very similar path. Since the points would be the same every day, those paths are very predictable. 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. The planes can be routed over these compatible land uses, lessening the impact of airplane noise on residential homes.
- Published on Thursday, 15 November 2012 18:31
Message from Council Member Betsy Hodges:
Thank you to all of you who have called, emailed and signed the online petitions about the proposed changes to the airport flight patterns. I would also like to thank Council Member John Quincy and the Fulton and Kenny residents who spoke on behalf of the City at the Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) public hearing yesterday. Unfortunately, despite the compelling testimony, the NOC voted to advance the “Area Navigation” RNAV changes to the Metropolitan Airport Commission (MAC).
I am very concerned that the plans for these proposed navigation changes for the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport could have serious impacts on our neighborhoods. We are asking the MAC to delay the decision to better understand what is proposed and engage properly with community members.
Your help is needed to have the City’s voice heard. Please continue to contact the MAC and the Federal Officials who have a voice in this process, prior to Monday’s vote.
We are advocating for:
- More time and opportunity for community input
- A more rigorous environmental review which includes analysis of both RNAV and the Long Term Comprehensive Plan (LTCP)
- A delay in implementation of these changes, at least for flight-paths over Minneapolis
- Published on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 20:42
From City Council Member Betsy Hodges:
There is an important and fast-moving issue that I have heard from many of you about. In a nutshell, the airport wants to change where they fly planes in a way that will have more of them flying over our homes. They are not seeking sufficient public input on the change or doing appropriate environmental due diligence. Your help is needed to have the City’s voice heard. There are more details below.
MSP Airport is working on implementing new navigation techniques. These techniques could expose some people – including some of you – to an even greater intensity of noise. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is trying to push these changes through on an accelerated pace and without sufficient public input.
A rough description of these navigation techniques called “Area Navigation” or “RNAV” is that planes fly much more precise routes and they fly the same routes continually. After planes take off, they take a straight line (as much as possible) to a certain permanent location in the sky. Flying the most direct route possible saves fuel (and money) and it also reduces emissions. However, I’m very concerned about those of us who live beneath these routes.
Penn Ave South Paving Project 2013-14
- Published on Thursday, 18 October 2012 10:08
Penn Avenue in Armatage Scheduled for Paving in 2013
Project Type: The project is located in south Minneapolis on Penn Avenue South between Minnesota Highway 62 and 50th Street West. Project Website: Penn Ave Project
Project Limits: The project will include removal and replacement of the pavement, curb and gutter, driveway aprons and storm drain inlets.
Construction Start Date: Currently scheduled for 2013
August 6, 2012:
The result of the street lighting petition on Penn Ave S - Phase 1 (between MN-62 and 100 feet north of 54th St) is that we received petitions opposed to the lighting which represent 63% of the influence area. Therefore, the lighting project is scheduled to proceed in coordination with the 2013 street reconstruction.
September Crime Reports
- Published on Thursday, 18 October 2012 10:06
Crime reports: Fulton, Linden Hills, Armatage, Kenny, Lynnhurst
Forced entry property crimes
September 21 Between September 21 and 24, an unknown suspect forced open the service door of a garage on the 4100 block of Linden Hills Blvd, entered two unlocked vehicles which were parked inside, and took unlisted item(s).
September 24 Between 1 and 6 a.m., an unknown suspect entered a home on the 5200 block of Morgan in Lynnhurst and took unlisted items.
September 25 Between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m., an unknown suspect rummaged through a pickup truck which was parked behind a home on the 4500 block of Zenith in Linden Hills and took unlisted items. There was no damage to the vehicle.
September 30 Between midnight and 8 a.m., an unknown suspect burglarized a home on the 4800 block of Irving in Lynnhurst.
September 30 Between 1 and 8 a.m., an unknown suspect burglarized a home on the 4800 block of Irving in Lynnhurst.