- Published: 18 September 2015
On August 21, 2015, the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges took significant action in the fight to protect the sharply declining local bee population. The City Council passed a resolution, that the mayor signed, which commits Minneapolis to increasing bee-friendly plants in the city and decreasing pesticide use. The resolution is meant to encourage neighbors to plant pollinator forage and to avoid using pesticides that are contributing to an alarming loss of pollinator populations.
The resolution declares Minneapolis a pollinator-friendly community and encourages residents and businesses to adopt pollinator-friendly practices such as planting habitat for bees and avoiding pesticides that are known to kill them. To read the full resolution, please visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/news/WCMS1P-147750. For additional information to join in protecting pollinators, see: https://www.beelab.umn.edu and https://www.beyondpesticides.org
- Published: 16 September 2015
The City of Minneapolis asked us to share this information with our neighbors:
Learn how to save money and help the environment at the inaugural Minneapolis Energy Fair sponsored by NRG Energy. This family friendly event will feature a variety of presenters highlighting ways to make your home energy efficient with the opportunity to learn more about solar options for your home.
Sat., Oct. 10
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Xcel Energy, CenterPoint Energy, Center for Energy and Environment, and Clean Energy Resource Team representatives will be on site to answer questions and provide information on signing up for money saving programs.
· Kid’s activities
· Xcel Energy sponsored free LED lightbulbs
· Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy sponsored free
Home Energy Squad Visits
· Grand prize giveaway
· Complimentary continental breakfast
Questions? Contact Michael Rainville, 612-767-8074
For more information:
Meet Minneapolis invite: http://goo.gl/KUA1F0
CEE EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-minneapolis-energy-fair-tickets-18611378133
- Published: 01 July 2015
Kenny and surrounding neighborhoods have recently seen a spike in two different types of thefts – packages being stolen after delivery by UPS and other carriers, and theft of items left for recycling and garbage pickup. In one instance someone came on to a resident’s property and took items that were not for recycling.
Here’s what each of us can be doing to prevent thefts AND assist the police in making arrests. Please also see the attached pdf for more tips.
REPORT all incidents as soon as possible to the police by calling 9-1-1.
Package Delivery Thefts:
- If a package theft issue, contact the company that you purchased the item from, then the Delivery Company, and then 9-1-1 with any known details. ALL delivery companies work with the police to identify and stop these types of thefts.
- If you have an order for delivery of a special item (family heirloom, jewelry, etc.) consider other options for delivery of the package as detailed in the delivery package options provided by our Crime Prevention Specialist.
Theft of Recycling, Garbage, and Other Property:
- Always keep your garage doors locked and secured unless you are in the immediate vicinity of the garage.
- Consider installing motion activated lighting to alert you when someone has entered the property.
- Do not put out valuable recycling items until just before scheduled pick up.
- If you do see a scrapper going up and down the alley, taking things out of the garbage cans or recycling bins, or going onto private property, call 9-1-1 immediately. (This will alert the police to any patterns of activity and allow them to provide extra patrols in the area.)
For more Information contact Kenny’s crime prevention specialist, or click on one of the resource links listed:
Jennifer Waisanen, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 5th Precinct
3101 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Crime prevention resources: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-prevention/
Crime maps and statistics: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/
- Published: 14 April 2015
Fix It Fund
A Southwest Minneapolis Neighborhood Association Cooperative
Program Launches on April 27
Armatage, Fulton, Kenny and Lynnhurst Neighborhood Associations have joined forces to offer a new home improvement and emergency loan program.
Home Improvement Loans:
$5,000-$20,000 loan amounts
3% interest rate
No income limit
Approved Projects: most exterior and interior projects are eligible
$3,000-$8,000 loan amounts
0% interest rate; payments deferred for 5 years
Income Limit of 80% of the Area Median Income
Approved Projects: repair of imminent conditions that make a home uninhabitable
Click the attachement below to view the full program guidelines for both programs.
This loan program will be administered by Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC). GMHC will begin accepting phone and web inquiries at 9 a.m. on Mon., Apr. 27. Loans will be disbursed on a first-come, first served basis. This project is funded by a neighborhood program using city funds and no funds are paid in advance. Payment will be made after the work is completed, inspected, permits closed out and lien waivers collected.
Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation
www.gmhchousing.org (follow the prompts to Kenny Neighborhood)