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Don Gerberding, of Master Properties Minnesota LLC, attended our October meeting to present information regarding the building at 3225 Lyndale Avenue, formally the Southwest Journal home. The existing building will be modified to create space for Fiant Dental offices.
For some volunteers, administrative tasks aren’t all that appealing. But for volunteer Pam Haag, she loves the chance to label postcards, open returned mail, or sort papers. Matter of fact, she loves volunteering with LNA so much that she has committed to volunteering at the office twice a month for the foreseeable future!
I’m an educated voter, especially because I have friends working on mayoral campaigns, city council campaigns, and the FairVote Campaign around Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). Even so, it has been a challenge for me this election season to decide on my 2nd and 3rd choices on the ballot. I understand the importance of ranking three choices—espicially with the eyes of the country being on the Minneapolis election, where RCV is being used for the first time in a major election.
The October 8th meeting was a chance to talk about the different types of sale systems and how businesses collect payments. Instead of using a cash register and a card terminal a lot of buisnesses are choosing to use something more mobile. Square is one alternative to card terminals. Square enables individuals and businesses to accept payments, run their business, and connect with their customers with a point of sale that fits in their pocket or on their computer. The fees for this system are either a monthly fee or a single swipe fee. A small business that doesn’t have a lot of sales tends to prefer the single swipe fee.
This meeting afforded an opportunity for the Crime and Drug Committee to tour the City’s 911 facilities, through a connection between a former 911 staff member, who is now our Crime Prevention Specialist (CPS) Amy Lavender and a shift supervisor Sara Boucher-Jackson. The umbrella for all activities at the 911 center is known as Minneapolis Emergency Communication Center (MECC), located in the basement of City Hall. The Emergency Operations Center which is used as a back-up to MECC is located at 37th and Marshall NE, in Minneapolis
Every Fall LNA creates a budget to help guide the organization’s finances and activities during the next year. This year’s budget will be presented for a community vote at the November 25th General Membership meeting. The actions being presented will include a vote on the budget itself and three related NRP actions. The steps being taken with this budget are designed to make sure LNA is in a sound financial position for at least the next few years.
As a part of LNA’s 2014 budget process, LNA is proposing the following plan modifications to the neighborhood’s NRP Plan. The proposed modifications were introduced at the October General Membership meeting for discussion.
There will be a community vote on the proposed actions at the November 25th General Membership Meeting. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Painter Park, all community members are encouraged to attend and participate. Childcare will be provided at the meeting.
Matt Johnson and I met with Debra Pilger, Lisa Beck and Ginger Cannon from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to discuss pesticide use in the neighborhood and regional parks in Minneapolis. Matt is Lyndale community member and a part of a group collecting signatures on a petition calling for the ban of all lawn chemicals on public land in the City of Minneapolis: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/lawn-chemical-ban-on. He presented his petition to LNA’s Environment Committee, but before taking a position on the work, the committee wanted to understand the extent to which pesticides are currently being used within the park system.
We all met at Horn Towers the morning of our field trip to City Hall. We are the Latina and Somali Cohorts of Lyndale’s Women’s Leadership Program and the day of the city tour, five Latina women and eight Somali women were present. “This was the third city hall tour that Latinas of Lyndale have taken,” Taylor told me, who attended the tour along with Mark and Jennifer. I spent the day taking notes, because I learned so many new things.
Los caminantes de Lyndale tomaron un paseo del vecindario el domingo pasado con la caminata anual de Halloween. El clima era maravilloso y había participantes nuevos este año, muchos niños, y algunos disfraces tiernos. Otra vez el gorila y su entrenador pasearon con el grupo. En el principio las caras de los niños exclamaron ‘mantén esa cosa lejos de mí,’ pero después de poco tiempo y habían tomado cargo del gorila, caminando de la mano con ella y guiándola con la cadena.
Tuesday, December 1012:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, December 10th, 12:00 noon, at Cause Spirits & Sound Bar
Tuesday, December 106:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Tuesday, December 10th, 6:00pm at 3200 Pleasant Ave
Saturday, December 144:00 pm to 7:30 pm
¡Ya viene lo mejor tiempo del año! Júntate con nosotros para el gran evento anual de La Posada donde habrá comida, Santa, aguinaldos, comunidad y más.
The most wonderful time of year is coming! Join us at our grand annual event, La Posada. There will be delicious food, Santa, gifts, community, and more!
2013 Lyndale Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following neighborhood businesses for sponsoring the Lyndale Neighborhood Association during 2013.
Amigo Service Center
3544 Lyndale Ave
3009 Nicollet Avenue
Zion Lutheran Church
128 West 33rd St.
Cooper & Reid, LLC The Low Cost Law Firm
825 Nicollet Ave
301 W Lake St
3335 Blaisdell Ave
Butter Bakery Cafe
3700 Nicollet Ave
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St
Lake Wine and Spirits
404 W Lake Street
3510 Nicollet Ave
5462 Nicollet Ave
3501 Nicollet Avenue
Crema Cafe - The Home of Sonny's Ice Cream
3401 Lyndale Ave S
3244 Blaisdell Ave S # 7
Champion's Sports Bar & Grill
105 W Lake St.
26 Oak Grove Street
3416 Nicollet Ave
3447 Lyndale Ave
3043 Nicollet Ave
116 E 32nd St
State Farm Insurance
3430 Nicollet Avenue
Schatzlein Saddle Shop
413 W Lake St
Redeemer Health and Rehab Center
625 W 31st
3019 Lyndale Ave
TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave
Lyndale Neighborhood News
StarTribune Mpls News
- Carver joins other Minnesota counties in installing weapons screening
- 11 Hispanic hunters claim they were racially profiled by Minnesota conservation enforcement officers
- Groups rally to support bullying prevention legislation
- Lots of snow means lots of vehicles towed to Minneapolis impound lot
- Lileks: How to survive a snow emergency in Minneapolis
Twin City Daily Planet Neighborhood News
- NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | December 2013 Phillips Powderhorn community calendar
- Seward Co-op plans expansion to Franklin Creamery
- Seward Winter Frolic: Lighting up the weekend with art and fire
- Landscaping restoration planned for Hiawatha Avenue, open houses set for Dec. 4 and 9
- Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub: A neighborhood-supported endeavor