MAY COMMUNITY MEETING

MAY COMMUNITY Meeting Agenda:
Public attendance encouraged for community discussion/awareness of local issues.
Tuesday May 266:30-8pm. 
Stewart Park (Multi-purpose Room), 2700 12th Ave S, Minneapolis
• Approve minutes of 5/12 board meeting (5 min)
• The Lake Street Energy Challenge (15 min)
• Developer introductions, including PRG, PPL and others, who are interested in building in the Phillips neighborhoods. (35 min)
• Banyan 2015 partnership proposal (30 min)
• Public comments (5 min)
Interested in promoting walk and improving the pedestrian experience in Minneapolis? Consider applying for the Pedestrian Advisory Committee! Follow the link to apply: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/boards/openings/WCMS1P-138488

"PRG is offering  our Home Stretch Homebuyer workshop FREE of charge to  residents of the Midtown Phillips neighborhood (normally $40.00) for a limited time. We especially want to encourage individuals to attend who may be in the very early stages of thinking about buying a home. The workshop is a great introduction to the home buying process and a great first step towards home ownership. In addition, homebuyers can meet with PRG's Home Ownership Advisors make an individualized plan to work toward home ownership. This counseling service is always free. 
 To receive the free workshop, just enter the code (PHILLIPS) in the "Promo Code" field when registering. Register online and find additional workshop dates at: http://prginc.org/homebuyers/register-for-workshops/   or call PRG, Inc. at 612-721-7556.
PRG is a HUD approved housing education and counseling agency and participants are free to purchase any home of their choosing."


Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association is hiring! We are looking for someone committed to community improvement work to be our new Neighborhood Coordinator.

This position is in Partnership with Project for Pride in Living. Click here to apply! 


APRIL COMMUNITY MEETING AGENDA

APRIL COMMUNITY Meeting:
Public attendance encouraged for community discussion/awareness of local issues.



Tuesday April 286:30-8pm. 
Stewart Park (Multi-purpose Room), 2700 12th Ave S, Minneapolis
• Approve minutes of 4/14 board meeting (5 min)
• KALY-LP 101.7 FM Somali American Radio Announcement (10 min)
• Ash Canopy Replacement Plan and Arbor Day Tree Planting in Stewart Park Announcement (25 min)
• Midtown Crossings—2939 11th Ave S Discussion; Construction of a 5-story mixed-use building with approximately 55 dwelling units. (20 min)
• CEPRO site – updates and discussion on contract status, community engagement strategies and short and long-term planning with Crystal Myslajek and Lisa Middag, Hennepin County. (20 min)
• Announcement: The St. Paul Riverfront Corporation is hosting its 4th Annual Placemaking Residency the week of May 11th-15th in the Twin Cities (5 min)
• Public comments (5 min)





MARCH BOARD Meeting:
Tuesday March 10, 6:30-8pm.
Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room), 2700 12th Ave S, Minneapolis
• First meeting of new board (90 min)
—Introductions of new members
—Discuss role of board members
—Overview of board role in relation to City
—Appoint Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary
—Sign Conflict of Interest forms

MARCH COMMUNITY Meeting:
Public attendance encouraged for community discussion/awareness of local issues.
Tuesday March 24, 6:30-8pm.
Stewart Park (Multi-purpose Room), 2700 12th Ave S, Minneapolis
• Simon Blenski, Bicycle Planner, Bicycle and Pedestrian Section, with the Minneapolis Public Works Department to present the 2015 Bike Project (30 min.)
Mohammed Cali to announce a new local radio station and promote airtime for the neighborhood (15 min.)
• Discussion of the city's purchase of private property occupied by the Roof Depot company (near Cedar and Bloomington Avenues South) for the city's long-term use (45 min)
MIDTOWN PHILLIPS NEIGHBORHOOD
ASSOCIATION INC

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

MPNAI meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Public welcome.

 
Midtown Phillips COMMUNITY Meeting:
Tuesday January 27, 6:30-8pm.

Stewart Park (Multi-purpose Room), 2700 12th Ave S, Minneapolis
– Troy Baguhn, Community Manager to present on Greenway Heights Apartments (15 min)
– Civil Rights Dept presentation by Luna Allen Backerian (20 min)
– Phillips prostitution trafficking discussion. Kris Arneson, Deputy Chief of Investigations Bureau to present (30 min.)
– Update on status of 2548 12th Ave South property (15 min.)
– Announcements:
• 50K approved to help fund construction of Phillips Public Pool; NPP plan approved
• Next planning meeting for Annual Community Dinner: Sat., Feb. 7 9:30am


Midtown Phillips BOARD Meeting:
Tuesday February 10, 6:30-8pm.

Stewart Park (Arts & Crafts Room), 2700 12th Ave S, Minneapolis
– Annual meeting planning (15 min.)
• Outreach plan
• Funding for food
• Report on planning process
– Finance update (30 min.)
• Neighborhood Priority Plans
• 2015 Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Engagement
• Contract Status Update - CEPRO, Community Participation & NRP Phase I
– Review Board Member Descriptions (15 min.)
– Housing committee update (15 min.)
• Announce Housing Meeting Tuesday, Feb 3. 5pm at Stewart Park Arts and Crafts Room, Annual Review of Midtown NRP housing loan program with Greater Metropolitan Housing Corp staff
– Public comments (15 min.)


Midtown Phillips Community Dinner and Annual Meeting:
Tuesday February 24, 5:30-7:30pm.

Andersen United Community School (Cafeteria), 1098 Andersen Lane, Minneapolis
All are welcome to join us for our community dinner and annual meeting. Learn more about your community and the resources it offers, and how you can be more involved.  What you do matters! 

Social hour and dinner 5:30-6pm; Program 6-7:30pm
– FREE Dinner, Speakers & Entertainment!
– New Board Elections of: (2) At Large Reps, Reps for Districts 1,3 and 5, and Board Chair
– Neighborhood Reports
– Info and Resource Fair:
• Midtown Safety Center/Court Watch
• Banyan Community/Lighthouse Network
• St Paul's Lutheran Church
• Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
• PRG/Powderhorn Residents group
• Solid Waste & Recycling/Composting, City of Minneapolis
 Pioneer Cemetery & The Alley
   and many more!!

FOR MORE INFO: midtownphillips@gmail.com; www.midtownphillips.org