Community Participation Program

2013 Annual Report

 

Neighborhood Organization: Kenny Neighborhood Association__________________

Contact person: Ruth Olson_____________

Date of Board Approval: 3/18/2014_______

1.      Stakeholder Involvement

Reviewing your CPP activities in 2013, Please provide information about:

·         What outreach and engagement activities did you carry out in 2013?

o   Ward 13 Candidate Forum

o   KNA monthly meetings (10 meetings)

o   KNA Annual Meeting (1 meeting)

o   KNA Summerfest

o   2nd Annual Ice Cream Social

o   Kenny 365 Project

o   Quarterly print newsletter

o   Postcard mailings advertising upcoming events

o   Monthly E-newsletter delivered to 375+ subscribers

o   Periodic updates to KNA website, Facebook page, and Nextdoor Kenny

o   KNA website, Facebook page, Nextdoor Kenny, Kenny 365 and Kenny Summerfest sites all cross-linked to promote increased knowledge and traffic to all activities

o   Annual neighborhood-wide garage sales in May

o   Co-Sponsor of Kenny Park Earth Day Clean-Up

o   Welcome To Kenny Neighborhood Packet distribution to all new residents in the neighborhood

 

·         How did you reach out to and involve under-represented communities in 2013?

The most underrepresented population in Kenny Neighborhood continues to be senior citizens.   We reach out to seniors through our TRUST (home chore service) Program.  This program allows seniors the necessary help to maintain their homes and stay in the neighborhood.  We made a renewed effort this year to revitalize this program and make sure that all seniors are aware of the service.  We have also created a new sheet for our Welcome Packet outlining other services available to them in the area which will allow them to stay in their homes.

·         Did you find any strategies to be particularly successful? Why?

We continue to find the newsletter to be our most successful tool because it is delivered to each and every residence in the neighborhood.  Our social media presence has increased and we are focusing on getting information out on all platforms in order to reach the most people.

 

 

·         What did not work so well? Why?

We have not gotten feedback that any outreach or activity of the neighborhood association has not worked well.  Some events are more popular than others (Summerfest vs. Earth Day Clean-Up), but we value the fact that they might reach different sub-sets of residents.

·         How many people did you reach through direct contact (door knocking, meetings, one-on-ones, etc.)?

We reached approximately 200 people through our monthly meetings, the Annual Meeting and through phone and/or e-mail contact.

·         How many individuals volunteered in organization activities?

Approximately 125 individuals volunteered in organizational activities.

·         How many individuals participated in your organization’s activities?

Approximately 2,500 individuals participated in activities- primarily at the Summerfest, the Ice Cream Social, the Annual Meeting and the garage sales.  Although we know how many individuals hosted garage sales, it is difficult to gauge how many attended the sales.

·         How many people receive your print publications?

Including other community organizations, approximately 1,800 people receive our print publications.

·         How many people receive your electronic communications?

Approximately 1,000 people receive our electronic communications through our E-newsletter, Facebook and Nextdoor.

 

 

2.      2013 Highlights

Please describe one or two major highlights, and if possible, please include digital photos or illustrations:

·         What was the issue or opportunity the neighborhood was facing?

Neighborhood Boundary Signs were too small, faded and out of date.  There was not a sense of belonging due to unclear boundaries between Kenny and Armatage to the west.

·         Who was impacted?

All Kenny residents.

·         What steps did you take to address the issue or opportunity?

KNA designed a new boundary sign to reflect the new neighborhood logo and identity brand.  We worked with Minneapolis Traffic Services to identify appropriate placement of signs that were acceptable to the neighborhood and in keeping with the City’s desire to decrease excess signage in the city.  A Neighborhood Priority Plan was presented and approved by neighborhood residents to fund the production and installation of the new signs.

·         What was the outcome?

Twelve new boundary signs were installed in Fall 2013.

 

 

 

 

3.      2013 Accomplishments

Please provide information about your other accomplishments in 2012:

·         What were your organization’s major accomplishments?

·         KNA worked with all six other neighborhood associations in Ward 13 and co-sponsored a Candidate Forum prior to the November election.

·         KNA worked with Lynnhurst, Tangletown and Windom neighborhoods to continue the pursuit of installation of streetscape elements at 54th & Lyndale Ave S.  The four neighborhoods have committed to contributing a significant portion of the initial capital cost of installing attractive street features such as benches and bike racks if the businesses agree to establish a Special Services District (SSD) to maintain these items. 

 

After pursuing this project for three years, forward progress was stalled due to lack of timely and pertinent information from Public Works.  The neighborhoods submitted a Neighborhood Priority Plan (NPP) asking NCR for assistance.  This multi-neighborhood NPP was approved by the NRP Policy Board in November, 2013.  As a result of the NPP, even prior to the formal approval, progress was made and Public Works provided the necessary information and guidance as to how to work with the businesses to create the SSD.  Ward 13 and Ward 11 City Council staffs have gotten involved and are working directly with Public Works to contact the businesses and start the petitioning process for the SSD.

 

·         How were individuals in your community directly impacted by your work?

·         Having all seven neighborhood associations working together to organize, promote and execute the Ward 13 Candidate Forum showed great cooperation and outreach for the benefit of the entire community.

·         We hope the end result will be the approval of a SSD.  This will contribute to a vital and attractive business district.

 

 

4.      Housing

What percentage of time did your organization spend on housing-related activities?

 

Approximately 5% of staff time was spent on housing-related activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.      Financial Reports

Please provide an income and expense report for your organization for the year. (Please include all funding sources).

 

NRP/CPP Account

Grants

 

Opening Balance

On 1/1/2013

$1,926

 

Income/Inflows

 

$28,637.10

 

Expenses/Outflows

 

$29,872.17

 

Ending Balance

On 12/31/2013

$690.93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to your annual report, please take time to describe your interactions with City departments and other jurisdictions.

 

1.      Impact

What interactions with City departments occupied a major part of your time? What worked well? What could be improved?

 

The majority of our time in interactions was spent with NCR, CPED and Minneapolis Park Board. 

 

On a scale of 1 to5, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent, how would you rate your overall experience with your interactions with the City? ___3______

2.       City Communications – effectiveness

Is the information that you receive from the City understandable and useful?

 

Yes, it is understandable.  However, fine-tuning communications to neighborhood specific needs would be appreciated.

 

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent, how would you rate overall communications from the City? _____3____

3.       City Communications – timeliness

Do you receive adequate notice of City activities in your neighborhood? If not, did your organization inform somebody at the City of this?  Did the City respond in a positive manner?  Please explain.

 

There were very few notices of Kenny specific activities (due to low activity).  Those received appeared to be timely and appropriate.  The Planning Activity Report is very useful and always received on a timely basis.

 

On a scale of 1 to5, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent, how would you rate the timeliness of communications from the City? ____4_____

4.       City Departments

How can City departments improve the way in which they function in your neighborhood?

 

Better communication between departments would help.  For instance, Public Works could better inform other departments of its plans.

 

 

5.       City Assistance

How can the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department improve the assistance it provides to your organization as a community participation group?

In 2012 we reported that contact with our assigned Specialist had been difficult.  We have since been assigned a new Specialist, Stacy Sorenson, and communication has been vastly improved.

 

On a scale of 1 to5, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent, how would you rate the assistance provided to your neighborhood by NCR? ____4_____

6.       Other comments?

For the installation of our new neighborhood boundary signs, we worked with Doug Maday of Traffic Services.  Doug responded in a timely manner to all of our questions and we greatly appreciate his willingness to work with us and make the project happen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Kenny Neighborhood Association

Neighborhood Revitalization Program

Phase II Action Plan

 

April 17, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

 

 

I.

Neighborhood Description

3

 

 

 

II.

Executive Summary

6

 

 

 

III.

Planning Process

7

 

 

 

IV.

Phase II Action Plan

 

 

A.  Housing

9

 

B.  Transportation and Safety

15

 

C.  Public Spaces

21

 

D.  Quality of Life

28

 

E.  Lyndale Avenue S. Renewal Creek to Crosstown

39

 

 

 

V.

Addenda

 

 

A.  Pre Approval Distribution and Comments

41

 

B.  Phase I Highlights

*

 

C.  Phase II Participation Agreement

*

 

D.  Clipboard Survey and Results

*

 

E.  Mail Survey and Results

*

 

F.  Town Hall Meeting Results

 

 

*    Information available upon request

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

I.  Neighborhood Description

 

 

The Kenny neighborhood is well regarded today as one of the cities’ finest neighborhoods in which to live.  It is abundant with residents who take great pride in their property as well as their strong sense of community.  Named for Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse who developed the Kenny method of polio treatment, the neighborhood is one of the safest of the eighty-one neighborhoods in the city of Minneapolis.   Two public schools and the Kenny park shelter are encompassed within the Kenny borders; as well as two churches and five commercial properties.  Grass Lake, at the southernmost tips of the neighborhood, is a unique and treasured feature of the area. 

 

The Kenny neighborhood is bordered by 54th Street on the north, the Crosstown Highway on the south, the Logan Avenue alley on the west, and Lyndale Avenue on the east. 

 

The demographic makeup of the neighborhood has changed since the 1990 Census data was available.  According to the 2000 Census, the total population of the Kenny neighborhood is 3,493.  This reflects a decrease of 5.8% from 1990, when the overall population was 3,708.   A more specific look at the neighborhood reflects the following changes in race and ethnicity:

 

 

Chart 1: Kenny Race/Ethnic Composition

 

 

Race/Ethnicity

1990 Percentage

2000 Percentage

White alone

96.1%

93.8%

Black or African American alone

1.9%

1.7%

American Indian or Alaskan Native alone

.38%

.03%

Asian, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander alone

1.3%

2.5%

Some other race alone

.32%

.23%

Two or more races

Data unavailable

1.6%

Hispanic or Latino

ethnicity

.78%

1.4%

 

These numbers reflect a decrease in all race and ethnicity populations between 1990 and 2000 except for the Hispanic/Latino and Asian, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander groups.

 

 

In addition, changes have occurred in age groups within the neighborhood since 1990:

 

 
 

Chart 2: Kenny Population Age Distribution

 

 

                                                                                                           

There were few population increases, with the greatest being in the age group of 45-64.   A similar decrease in population of 35.0% and 37.2 %occurred in the 20-24 and 65-74 age groups respectively.

 

In 2000, the neighborhood has 1,570 housing units, of which only 15 are larger than one unit.  This is a change from 39 two-unit structures out of 1,558 in 1990.  The household composition in these units has changed significantly in the past ten years.  The number of family households decreased by 10.5% and the non-family households increased 30.5%.  (A family household is defined as a married couple with or without children, or a single parent living with children.)

 

 

Chart 3: Kenny Household Composition

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
   
 


       1990                                                              2000

As reported in the 2000 census, the median household income for the Kenny Neighborhood has increased substantially from the previous level indicated in the 1990 census.  Both of these income levels remain significantly above the median household income for the City of Minneapolis.

 

 

The median household income for Kenny neighborhood rose by slightly more than 18% from 1990 to 2000, while rising by only 14% for the City of Minneapolis during the same time frame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.  Executive Summary

 

HOUSING

 

A1.1.1  Revolving Loan Program

$127,916

A1.2.1  Assess Life Cycle Needs

see Housing Coordinator

A1.3.1  Energy Efficiency

see Housing Coordinator

A1.4.1  Senior Home Maintenance Program

$3000

A1.5.1 Emergency Fund for Property Owners

$25,000

A1.6.1  Housing Coordinator

$15,000

 

 

TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY

 

B1.1.1  Traffic Calming on Grass Lake

$4500

B1.1.2  Safe Driving Campaign

$1000

B1.1.3  Assess Lighting Needs

see Safety Coordinator

B1.1.4  Assess Condition of Streets and Alleys

see Safety Coordinator

B1.2.1  Safety Coordinator

$4400

B1.3.1  Increase Police Presence

$9750*

 

 

PUBLIC SPACES

 

C1.1.1 Kenny Park Master Plan and Implementation

$25,000

C1.1.2  Community Advisory Council

$0

C1.2.1  Community Learning Opportunities

$10,000

C1.2.2  School Facilities

$15,000

C1.3.1  Environmental Conservation Activities

$6564

 

 

QUALITY OF LIFE

 

D1.1.1  Composting Bins

$0

D1.1.2  Environmental Conservation Education

when funds become available

D1.2.1  Neighborhood Events and Activities

see D1.6.2

D1.3.1  Neighborhood Newsletter

see D1.6.2

D1.3.2  Neighborhood Website

$2500

D1.4.1  Neighborhood Signage

when funds become available

D1.5.1  Neighborhood School Liaison

$0

D1.6.1  Phase II Plan Development

$22,500**

D1.6.2  Phase II Plan Implementation

$26, 653

 

 

LYNDALE AVE. S. RENEWAL

CREEK TO CROSSTOWN

E1.1.1  Implement Lyndale Avenue Master Plan

 

 

$132,198.02**

 

 

TOTAL NRP PHASE II

 

$266,533

*Funded from Early Access Reserve Fund

**Funded with rollover $ from Phase I Plan

 

 

 

 

III.  Planning Process

 

Participation Agreement

 

The first step taken by the KNA in the Phase II Plan Development process was to draft a Phase II Participation Agreement (Addendum C).  The Participation Agreement summarized neighborhood demographics, outlined organizational structure, and described the process by which KNA would undertake outreach and plan development.  Developing the Participation Agreement took place over the course three months, and was approved at the KNA’s Annual Meeting on April 18, 2006.  The NRP Policy Board approved the Participation Agreement, Plan Development Budget and Waiver Request on January 22, 2007.  A waiver was required because $132.198.02 for the redevelopment of Lyndale Avenue South was being rolled over from Phase I to Phase II.

 

Outreach

 

In order to generate a well thought out Phase II Plan, the Steering Committee of the KNA wanted to thoroughly understand the issues important to residents of Kenny Neighborhood.  A concerted effort was made by the KNA to ensure that residents had ample opportunities to inform the organization of the neighborhood issues that mattered most to them.  Frequent notices in the quarterly newsletter, neighborhood Web site, e-mail list, Park sign and mailings were used to advertise opportunities to give feedback.  Outreach was conducted in three ways:

 

  • Clipboard Survey (Addendum D)-  At the annual summer festival in July, 2006, Steering Committee members circulated among the crowd and asked residents to identify what they liked, disliked, and would change about the neighborhood. 
  • In Home Survey (Addendum E)-  A detailed survey was mailed to every household and business in Kenny Neighborhood asking that residents to give their opinions on the importance of a variety of issues and then prioritize their responses.  306 surveys were returned by the due date (greater than 20% response rate).
  • Town Hall Meeting (Addendum F)-  On November 2, 2006 a Town Hall Meeting was held at Susan B. Anthony Middle School and was attended by approximately 40 residents.  Attendees were given the opportunity to discuss the importance and desired outcomes for the neighborhood in the areas of Community Environment, Housing, Crime and Safety, Parks and Recreation, Schools, Transportation and Traffic, and Natural Environment

 

 

 

 

 

Plan Development

 

The information gathered from these outreach opportunities was then used by the Steering Committee as a guide for developing Phase II Plan Strategies.  An Executive Summary was generated from these strategies and was approved by the KNA Board on February 20, 2007.  This Executive Summary was then mailed to every household in Kenny neighborhood by March 19, 2007.  The full plan was posted on the neighborhood Web site and copies were made available at Kenny Park  The Phase II Action Plan was then presented at the Annual Meeting of KNA on April 17, 2007.

 

Important Dates

 

December, 2005

Phase I Project Highlights completed.

January 4, 2006

February 28, 2006

March, 2006

Kenny Neighborhood Association forms Steering Committee and drafts Phase II Participation Agreement.

April 18, 2006

Phase II Participation Agreement approved by neighborhood vote at KNA Annual meeting.

June 15, 2006

July 13, 2006

Steering Committee meetings to outline information gathering plans.  Clipboard Survey and full neighborhood mail survey drafted.

July 20, 2006

Clipboard Survey completed at annual Summer Festival

August – September, 2006

Full mail survey distributed and completed surveys returned.

October 5, 2006

Survey results reviewed. Planning for Town Hall Meeting.

November 2, 2006

Town Hall Meeting/ Focus Group

December 14, 2006

January 11, 2007

January 24, 2007

January 31, 2007

Small groups formed and Plan Strategies written, revised and organized.

February 21, 2007

Executive Summary and Phase II Plan Draft finalized.

March, 2007

Plan submitted to Jurisdictions for review and comments.

March 19, 2007

Notice sent to full neighborhood for Plan review and vote.

April 17, 2007

Neighborhood vote on Phase II Action Plan

May 21, 2007

Approved Phase II Plan presented to NRP Policy Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV.  Phase II Action Plan

 

A.  HOUSING

 

Revolving Loan Program

 

GOAL 1:                    Maintain, preserve and improve housing stock so that Kenny Neighborhood remains a desirable place to live.

 

OBJECTIVE 1:         Encourage home and owner-occupied rental property owners to stay in their homes longer and sustain the tradition of well-maintained homes.

 

STRATEGY 1:         Establish a resident matching home improvement revolving loan fund for homeowners and owner-occupied rental property owners.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Foster the development and preservation of a mix of quality housing that is available and affordable, meets current needs and promotes future growth.

 

RATIONALE:          Provide financial support to residents to improve their homes.  Give residents other options for improving their homes to meet their needs instead of moving out of Kenny neighborhood.  Maintain rental property’s curb appeal and protect the property values of the surrounding homes.  KNA will assemble/establish a committee to develop program guidelines that would encourage residents and owner-occupied rental property owners to fix up their properties using housing revolving loan funds.

 

PARTNERS:             KNA, 3rd Party Program Administrator, DFD

 

SCHEDULE:            2007 - $48,386; 2009 - $33,743; 2010 - $47,787

 

RESOURCES:          NRP $127,916

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTATOR:  DFD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.  HOUSING

 

Address Life-cycle Housing Needs

 

GOAL 1:                    Maintain, preserve and improve housing stock so that Kenny Neighborhood remains a desirable place to live.

 

OBJECTIVE 2:        Expand and promote life-cycle housing options.

 

STRATEGY 1:         Develop a list of housing priorities that we can communicate to developers.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Foster the development and preservation of a mix of quality housing that is available and affordable, meets current needs and promotes future growth.

 

RATIONALE:          Affordable 55 and over housing needs was one of the most important housing issue identified in our NRP survey.  We would like to encourage the development of housing options so that residents can remain in the neighborhood.  KNA will develop communications to encourage development that supports the Lyndale Gateway Project vision.

 

PARTNERS:             KNA, CPED – Planning Department and Multi-family Housing,

                                    Senior-serving organizations, potential housing developers

 

SCHEDULE:            Contingent upon Crosstown/35W reconstruction and redesign of TH 121.

 

RESOURCES:          See Housing Coordinator, A.1.6.1

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTATOR:  NRP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.  HOUSING

 

Energy Efficiency

 

GOAL 1:                    Maintain, preserve and improve housing stock so that Kenny Neighborhood remains a desirable place to live.

 

OBJECTIVE 3:        Increase energy efficiency awareness and help homeowners reduce the energy consumption in their homes.

 

STRATEGY 1:         Communicate energy efficiency options for homeowners and landlords.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Foster the development and preservation of a mix of quality housing that is available and affordable, meets current needs and promotes future growth.

 

RATIONALE:          According to our NRP Phase II Survey, 45% of neighborhood residents want to make their home more energy efficient.  This will be done by activities such as:   research information and then provide information links on the neighborhood website and in the neighborhood newsletter, develop housing guides and a participate in local housing improvement fairs.

 

PARTNERS:             KNA, Xcel Energy, Center Point Energy, Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), MN American Institute of Architects (AIA), Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation

 

SCHEDULE:            Ongoing

 

RESOURCES:          See Housing Coordinator A.1.6.1

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTATOR:  NRP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.  HOUSING

 

Senior Home Maintenance Program

 

GOAL 1:                    Maintain, preserve and improve housing stock so that Kenny Neighborhood remains a desirable place to live.

 

OBJECTIVE 4:        Increase options for KNA seniors to maintain their homes and stay in them longer.

 

STRATEGY 1:         Collaborate with agencies that assist and serve seniors to assure that their housing and home maintenance needs are met and establish a fund for implementation of these service.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Foster the development and preservation of a mix of quality housing that is available and affordable, meets current needs and promotes future growth.

 

RATIONALE:          Household maintenance chores that seniors can no longer do sometimes forces them out of the KNA neighborhood sooner then they wish.  KNA has an agreement with TRUST that has worked well for senior home chore services since 2004.       

 

PARTNERS:             Senior-serving agencies

 

SCHEDULE:            2010 - $3,000

 

RESOURCES:          NRP $3,000

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTATOR:  Hennepin County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.  HOUSING

 

Emergency Fund For Homeowners and Landlords

 

GOAL 1:                    Maintain, preserve and improve housing stock so that Kenny Neighborhood remains a desirable place to live.

 

OBJECTIVE 5:        Encourage home and rental property owners to stay in their homes longer and sustain KN tradition of well-maintained housing.

 

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STRATEGY 1:         Establish an emergency housing repair program for homeowners and owner-occupied rental property owners who find themselves in difficult financial circumstances.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Foster the development and preservation of a mix of quality housing that is available and affordable, meets current needs and promotes future growth.

 

RATIONALE:          Homeowners and landlords who have unexpected emergencies can access this fund to make emergency repairs when there are no other funding sources available.  Projects will be limited to repair or replacement to correct hazardous conditions.  Funds will be repaid when the home is sold or refinanced within 10 years of the loan origination.

 

PARTNERS:             3rd Party Program Administrator, DFD

 

SCHEDULE:                        2007 - $15,000; 2009 - $10,000

 

RESOURCES:          NRP $25,000

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTATOR:  DFD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A.  HOUSING

 

KNA Housing Coordinator

 

GOAL 1:                    Maintain, preserve and improve housing stock so that Kenny Neighborhood remains a desirable place to live.

 

OBJECTIVE 6:        Assure promotion, coordination, and implementation of Kenny’s home improvement programs.

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STRATEGY 1:         Retain the services of a part time housing coordinator.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Foster the development and preservation of a mix of quality housing that is available and affordable, meets current needs and promotes future growth.

 

RATIONALE:          A part time person will be better able to promote and coordinate the implementation of the Kenny home improvement programs.  The coordinator will also assist KNA with housing and housing related issues, particularly in the Lyndale Avenue Project planning and implementation.

 

PARTNERS:             KNA, 3rd Party Program Administrator, Developers, DFD

 

SCHEDULE:                        2007 - $3,000; 2008 - $3,000; 2009 - $3000; 2010 - $3,000;

2010 - $3,000

 

RESOURCES:          NRP $15,000

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTATOR:  NRP

 

Personnel Budget:    $22 per hour, 3 hours per week, 45 weeks per year, over a 5 year period.

 

 
B.  TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY

           

Traffic Calming on Grass Lake

 

GOAL 1:                     Encourage a safe and inviting neighborhood.

 

OBJECTIVE 1:          Improve safety for vehicles and pedestrians in Kenny   neighborhood.

 

STRATEGY 1:         Install a speed bump at the west end of Grass Lake Terrace.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Maintain physical infrastructure to ensure a vital and safe city.

 

RATIONALE:          Speed of traffic in Kenny was cited as the top transportation and traffic concern amongst residents in our NRP Phase II survey.  A speed bump at the west end of Grass Lake Terrace was identified as the top priority concerning transportation and traffic amongst residents at our Town Hall Meeting.  The speed bump would be a traffic calming device to promote safety.  The installation and placing of the speed bump would be accomplished by surveying residents of Grass Lake Terrace (door-to-door and/or mail) to determine the best location for placing the speed bump based on the resident’s observations of traffic flow.

 

PARTNERS:             KNA, Minneapolis Public Works, Kenny property owners

 

SCHEDULE:                        2008 - $4,500

 

RESOURCES:          NRP $4,500

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  Public Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.  TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY

 

Safe Driving Campaign

 

GOAL 1:                    Encourage a safe and inviting neighborhood.

 

OBJECTIVE 1:        Improve safety for vehicles and pedestrians in Kenny neighborhood.

 

STRATEGY 2:         Develop and implement a safe driving campaign.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Maintain physical infrastructure to ensure a vital and safe city.

 

RATIONALE:          Speed of traffic in Kenny was cited as the top transportation and traffic concern amongst residents in our NRP Phase II survey.  The amount of traffic in our neighborhood is likely to increase substantially during the Crosstown/35W reconstruction project.  The campaign will be promoted with signs for neighbors to display in their yards that state slogans such as, “Slow - Kids at Play,” and “Slow Down - Residential Area.”

 

PARTNERS:             KNA, Kenny Property Owners, Public Works, Police 5th Precinct

 

SCHEDULE:             2008 - $1,000 (prior to Crosstown/35W reconstruction)

 

RESOURCES:          NRP $1000

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:              DFD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.  TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY

 

Assess Lighting Needs

 

GOAL 1:                    Encourage a safe and inviting neighborhood.

 

OBJECTIVE 1:        Improve safety for vehicles and pedestrians in Kenny neighborhood.

 

STRATEGY 3:         Assess lighting needs throughout the neighborhood and around Grass Lake.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Maintain physical infrastructure to ensure a vital and safe city.

 

RATIONALE:          Increased street lighting would promote safety for pedestrians and vehicles.  Improved lighting was the fourth most important Crime and Safety item during our Town Hall Meeting.  In addition, only 24% of respondents to the neighborhood survey ranked street and alley lighting as excellent.  The Safety Coordinator will organize a committee to assess lighting needs and communicate results to the Ward 13 Council Member.

 

PARTNERS:             KNA, Kenny Property Owners, 13th Ward Council Member, Xcel Energy

 

SCHEDULE:            Ongoing

 

RESOURCES:          See Safety Coordinator B.1.2.1

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  NRP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.  TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY

 

Assess Condition of Streets and Alleys

 

GOAL 1:                    Encourage a safe and inviting neighborhood.

 

OBJECTIVE 1:        Improve safety for vehicles and pedestrians in Kenny neighborhood.

 

STRATEGY 4:         Assess condition of streets and alleys throughout the neighborhood.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Maintain physical infrastructure to ensure a vital and safe city.

 

RATIONALE:          The condition of streets was the second top-rated concern in our neighborhood survey and condition of alleys was the third.  The amount of traffic in our neighborhood is likely to increase substantially during the Crosstown/35W reconstruction project.  The Safety Coordinator will organize a committee to assess the condition of streets and alleys and will communicate those results to the Ward 13 Council Member.

 

PARTNERS:             KNA, Kenny Property Owners, Ward 13 Council Member, Minneapolis Public Works

 

SCHEDULE:            Ongoing

 

RESOURCES:          See Safety Coordinator B.1.2.1

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  NRP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.  TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY

 

Safety Coordinator

 

GOAL 1:                    Encourage a safe and inviting neighborhood.

 

OBJECTIVE 2:        Increase Block Club formation and involvement.

 

STRATEGY 1:         Utilize a part time, Kenny Safety Coordinator to recruit Block Leaders and other volunteers for neighborhood safety initiatives.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Build communities where all people feel safe and trust the City’s public safety professionals.

 

RATIONALE:          Support and encourage Block Clubs was the number one goal identified in the Crime and Safety discussion at our Town Hall Meeting.   Encouraging neighbors to get to know one another and watch out for each other will promote safety and peace of mind in our neighborhood.  New Block Club Leaders will be referred to the Minneapolis Police Department (SAFE) for training.

 

PARTNERS:             KNA, Minneapolis Police Department 5th Precinct Crime Prevention Specialist

                                   

SCHEDULE:            2007 - $880; 2008 - $880; 2009 - $880; 2010 - $880;

2011 - $880

 

RESOURCES:          NRP $4,400

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  NRP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


B.  TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY

 

Increase Police Presence (COPSIRF)

 

GOAL 1:                    Encourage a safe and inviting neighborhood.

 

OBJECTIVE 3:        Increase police presence and activities in Kenny neighborhood.

 

STRATEGY 1:         Enter into partnerships with other neighborhoods to increase police presence in the community and improve communications regarding crime issues.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Build communities where all people feel safe and trust the City’s public safety professionals.

 

RATIONALE:          Kenny residents continue to place police protection as a top priority in the neighborhood.

 

PARTNERS:             KNA, Minneapolis Police Department 5th Precinct Sector Lt., and other Southwest neighborhoods

                                   

SCHEDULE:                        2004 - $9,750

 

RESOURCES:          NRP Early Access Reserve Fund $9,750

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  Minneapolis Police Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


C.  PUBLIC SPACES

 

Kenny Park Master Plan Development and Implementation

 

Goal 1:                    Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny

                                    Neighborhood.

 

Objective 1:        Improve Kenny Park Neighborhood Center and increase the

recreational, educational and social opportunities available to all                Kenny Neighborhood residents.

 

Strategy 1:         Develop and implement a comprehensive master plan that

                                    incorporates desired improvements to preserve and improve the

                                    public spaces.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Promote public, community and private partnerships to

                                    address disparities and supports strong, healthy families 

                                    and communities.

 

RATIONALE:          Neighborhood survey results indicate that residents rate the quality of park facilities and amenities not only as high priority, but also one of the top reasons they choose to live in the neighborhood.  The surveys also provided many concerned responses insisting on a more diverse selection of recreational opportunities as well as improved maintenance and increased access to park facility and services. The Kenny Neighborhood and the Minneapolis Park Board will partner to hire consultants to develop a comprehensive master plan illustrating the design for improvements to Kenny Park.  Once approved, the Master Plan will be implemented and improvements made.

 

The master plan should consider the needs of the Kenny Neighborhood residents for increased recreational, educational and social opportunities.  Particular attention should be given to the following:

·         Renovate park building to include: meeting/class/office space, storage, family bathroom, game room, and lounge

·         Repair tennis courts

·         Install drinking fountains for playground and playing fields

·         Provide shade

·         Provide recycling containers

·         Improve lighting

·         Improve drainage

·         Create maintenance schedule/plan

·         Install recreational equipment such as:  disc golf course, sand volleyball court, tetherball court, indoor swimming pool, skating rink, performance space

 

PARTNERS:             Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Kenny Neighborhood Association, Kenny Community School, Anthony Middle School, Minneapolis Public Schools, Kenny Park Advisory Council

 

SCHEDULE:           2007 - $25,000

 

RESOURCES:          NRP $25,000

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.  PUBLIC SPACES

 

Community Advisory Council

 

Goal 1:                    Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny Neighborhood.

 

Objective 1:        Improve Kenny Park Neighborhood Center and increase the 

recreational and educational opportunities available to all Kenny Neighborhood residents.

 

Strategy 2:         Develop a Kenny Community Advisory Council to provide input for programming after school and park activities serving the Kenny Neighborhood.

 

RATIONALE:          Providing appropriate programming and accessibility will increase participation by neighborhood residents.  The Kenny Community Advisory Council (KCAC) will include equal representation from Kenny Park Staff, Kenny School Staff, Kenny School PTA, Kenny School Students, Anthony School Staff, Anthony School PTA, Anthony School Students, Kenny Park Activity Council and neighborhood residents.  KCAC will convene quarterly to review current programming.  This collaboration should begin by addressing the following priority issues identified by NRP Phase II resident surveys and Town Hall meeting:

·         community open gym

·         hours of access to park building

·         bathroom access 24/7 year round

·         teen programming

·         customer service

 

KCAC will continually seek additional topics of discussion.  Topics may be shared with the KCAC through the KNA information line, KNA web site, Kenny School PTA board, Anthony School PTA, KPAC and a suggestion box installed at the Kenny Park Building.

 

PARTNERS:             Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, KNA, Kenny Community School, Anthony Middle School, Kenny Park Activity Council

 

SCHEDULE:                        Ongoing

 

RESOURCES:          -0-

 

Contract adminISTRATOR:  n/a

 

C.  PUBLIC SPACES

 

Community Learning Opportunities

 

Goal 1:                    Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny Neighborhood.

 

Objective 2:        Preserve and improve community schools to increase educational opportunities for all Kenny Neighborhood residents.

 

Strategy 1:         Create educational opportunities to serve Kenny Neighborhood residents of all ages.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Promote public, community and private partnerships to address disparities and support strong, healthy families and communities.

 

RATIONALE:          As identified by the community through the Town Hall meeting and surveys, Kenny Community schools need to be strong and offer a variety of programming for all ages.  Lifelong learning enriches the quality of life for residents who participate, leading them to be more engaged and more satisfied community members.  Providing a wide range of educational opportunities would increase the use of the community schools by Kenny residents. 

Programming would address the ongoing learning needs of the residents such as providing Community Education, funding enrichment programs to augment current community school curriculum for example Gifted & Talented, foreign language, Lego Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind, Fermi Math League, and GEMS, and funding a variety of after-school programs including tutoring.

 

PARTNERS:             Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), Kenny Community School, Anthony Middle School, MPS Area Learning Centers, Southwest Community Education, Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, Minneapolis Public Library (MPLB), and Kenny Neighborhood Association.

 

SCHEDULE:                        2007 - $5,000; 2010 - $5,000

 

RESOURCES:          NRP $10,000

 

Contract adminISTRATOR:  MPS, MPLB

 

 

 

 

C.  PUBLIC SPACES

 

School Facilities

 

Goal 1:                    Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny Neighborhood.

 

Objective 2:        Preserve and improve community schools to increase educational opportunities for all Kenny Neighborhood residents.

 

STRATEGY 2:         Improve school facilities to serve Kenny Neighborhood residents of all ages.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Maintain physical infrastructure to ensure a vital and safe city.

 

RATIONALE:          In order to maintain and improve the level of education it is essential to secure a favorable environment for children's learning and other school activities by improving and expanding school facilities as well as maintaining them in good conditions.  Site based council members will evaluate how school facilities positively impact student achievement.  Special attention should be given to creating a positive identity, improvements in air quality, air conditioning/classroom temperature, quality of light, acoustics / noise, parking / drop-off/ pick-up conditions, and after school hours programming space.  Improvements will continue to develop school facilities as community centers which offer access to safe, fun and enriching places during after school hours as well as meeting the needs of the community for lifelong learning.   

 

PARTNERS:             Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), Kenny Community School, Anthony Middle School, Kenny Neighborhood Association

 

SCHEDULE:                        2008

 

RESOURCES:          NRP $15,000

 

Contract adminINISTRATOR:  MPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.  PUBLIC SPACES

 

Environmental Conservation Activities

 

Goal 1:                    Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny Neighborhood.

 

Objective 3:        Promote land stewardship and environmental awareness to increase community participation.

 

Strategy 1:         Plan and implement environmental conservation projects.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Preserve and enhance natural and historic environment

                                    to promote a clean, sustainable city.

 

RATIONALE:          All participants will equally share in community building through partnerships with the efforts resulting in immediate and long term benefits for our environment.  We hope to educate our neighbors, foster a sense of community and enhance the beauty or our neighborhood.  

 

Kenny neighborhood is enhanced by Grass Lake, a 27-acre wetland located on the southern end of the neighborhood. The lake is home to a large variety of waterfowl and migratory birds, including Bald Eagles.  The Audubon Society reported that over 100 different species frequent or make a stop here.  Residents and students who visit the wetland have also observed turtles, foxes and muskrats.  Grass Lake is one of the 11 sites targeted by the annual Minneapolis Earth Day Watershed Clean Up. Earth Day is a collaborative effort between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), the City of Minneapolis’ Solid Waste and Recycling Division, and several neighborhood organizations including the Kenny Neighborhood Association (KNA).   Kenny Neighborhood is also included in the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, which links us to the Mississippi River.

 

We are committed to preserving and enhancing our natural environment and hope to inspire stewardship in promoting conservation and set a precedent in the community.  Special consideration should be given to projects which address (1) Storm water management  (2) environmentally sensitive improvement to Grass Lake environs including shoreline restoration, erosion control, improved water quality, wildlife research and conservation (3)  safe recreational access to Grass Lake shoreline and open space including improved pathways with water access and canoe launch. 

 

Environmental conservation projects provide the community participants with the knowledge that their involvement is such a project can make a difference that reaches far beyond our neighborhood. 

 

PARTNERS:             Kenny Community School, Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Kenny Garden Club, Hennepin County Master Gardeners, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, REI, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, local businesses, Jeffers Foundation, The Freshwater Society, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, The US Fish and Wildlife Service, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minneapolis Department of Public Works, Audubon Society, University of Minnesota

 

SCHEDULE:                        2008 - $6,564

 

RESOURCES:          NRP $6,564

 

Contract adminISTRATOR:  Minneapolis Department of Public Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.  QUALITY OF LIFE

 

Composting Bins

 

GOAL 1:                    Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny Neighborhood.       

 

OBJECTIVE 1:        Promote land stewardship and environmental awareness to increase community participation.

 

STRATEGY 1:         Promote a residential composting program.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Preserve and enhance natural and historic environment

                                     to promote a clean, sustainable city.

 

RATIONALE:          Protection of the natural environment enhances the quality of life

for all Kenny residents.  Kenny has already initiated programs to improve and protect the quality of Grass Lake and the Kenny Elementary School is implementing programs to educate students on the importance of protecting our environment.  Establishing additional neighborhood programs designed to improve our neighborhood environment is key to creating a highly desirable and livable neighborhood.

                       

PARTNERS:            Kenny Neighborhood Association, Hennepin County

                                                                       

SCHEDULE:                        Ongoing

 

RESOURCES:          -0-

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  N/A

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.  QUALITY OF LIFE

 

Environmental Conservation Education

 

Goal 1:                        Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny Neighborhood.

 

Objective 1:                Promote land stewardship and environmental awareness to increase community participation.

 

STRATEGY 2:         Plan and provide environmental conservation educational events.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Preserve and enhance natural and historic environment

                                    to promote a clean, sustainable city.

 

RATIONALE:           To minimize the impact of Kenny Community on the environment by educating Kenny residents to be better land stewards.  Educating residents in environmental concerns and effective strategies to address those concerns will encourage participation in efforts that would have immediate and long-term benefits for the environment.  Well-informed residents are more likely to engage in practices that have a lower impact on the environment and to have a sense of stewardship for their property as well as the whole community. 

 

An awareness and growing commitment to conservation would be the outcome for residents of all ages who participate in environmental education events.  This requires steps such as hosting a Spring Green Event, collaborating with annual community Earth Day events, supporting school based Science Fairs, and providing ongoing information on personal storm water management techniques.

 

PARTNERS:              Kenny Community School, Anthony Middle School, Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Kenny Garden Club, Hennepin County Master Gardeners, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, REI, and local businesses.

 

SCHEDULE:              Ongoing

 

RESOURCES:            When funds become available

 

Contract adminISTRATOR:  MPS, MPRB

 

D. QUALITY OF LIFE

 

Neighborhood Events and Activities

 

GOAL 1:                    Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny Neighborhood.       

 

OBJECTIVE 2:        Increase opportunities and activities that allow Kenny residents to get to know each other better.

 

STRATEGY 1:         Organize annual neighborhood events and activities

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Promote public, community and private partnerships to

                                    address disparities and support strong, healthy families

                                    and communities.

 

RATIONALE:          More than 80% of resident survey respondents indicated that

youth and family activities available in the neighborhood as “Very to Somewhat Important”.  Building on existing neighborhood events such as the annual Kenny Summer Festival and Kenny Neighborhood Association annual meeting created a strong sense of community, which reflects on the quality of life and livability of the neighborhood.   The Kenny Neighborhood Association has been successful in self-sustaining the funding for the annual Summer Festival.       

                       

PARTNERS:             Kenny Neighborhood Association

                                    Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board

                                    Neighborhood Businesses

                                    Kenny Elementary and Anthony Middle Schools

                                   

SCHEDULE:                        Ongoing

 

RESOURCES:          See Phase II Plan Implementation D.1.6.2

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  NRP

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.  QUALITY OF LIFE

 

Neighborhood Newsletter

 

GOAL 1:                    Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny Neighborhood.       

 

OBJECTIVE 3:         Increase participation in KNA through various communication channels.

 

STRATEGY 1:         Publish neighborhood newsletter and other neighborhood mailings

on a regular basis.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Strengthen City government management and enhance

                                    community engagement.

 

RATIONALE:          Good communication is one of the keys to creating an inviting and

                                    livable neighborhood.  The rollout of NRP Phase II will require

                                    good communication between the neighborhood and the

Neighborhood Association.  Kenny currently maintains a neighborhood newsletter as part of its overall communication strategy. Continuation of the newsletter will provide residents with up to date info on NRP Phase II and other news that would impact the neighborhood.

                       

PARTNERS:             Kenny Neighborhood Association, City of Minneapolis Citizen Participation

                                   

SCHEDULE:                        Ongoing

 

RESOURCES:          See Phase II Implementation D.1.6.2

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  NRP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.  QUALITY OF LIFE

 

Neighborhood Website

 

GOAL 1:                    Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny Neighborhood.       

 

OBJECTIVE 3:        Increase participation in KNA through various communication channels.

 

STRATEGY 2:         Enhance the neighborhood website.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Strengthen City government management and enhance

                                    community engagement.

 

RATIONALE:          Communication is one of the keys to creating an inviting and

                                    Livable neighborhood.  The rollout of NRP Phase II will require

                                    good communication between the neighborhood and the

Neighborhood Association.  Kenny currently maintains a  neighborhood website as part of its overall communication strategy. Continuation of the website will provide residents with up to date info on NRP Phase II and other news that would impact the neighborhood.

                       

PARTNERS:             Kenny Neighborhood Association

                                    Web hosting partner

                                   

SCHEDULE:                        2007 - $500; 2008 - $500; 2009 - $500; 2010 - $500; 2011 - $500

 

RESOURCES:          NRP $2,500

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  NRP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.  QUALITY OF LIFE

 

Neighborhood Signage

 

GOAL 1:                    Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny Neighborhood.       

 

OBJECTIVE 4:        Promote Kenny Neighborhood as a friendly, safe and desirable neighborhood.

 

STRATEGY 1:         Improve and expand neighborhood signage to identify the Kenny                                       Neighborhood.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Promote public, community and private partnerships to

address disparities and support strong, healthy families and communities.

 

RATIONALE:          Nestled in the SW corner of Minneapolis, the Kenny

                                    Neighborhood offers quality housing, close access to parks,

schools, lakes, shopping, and local restaurants, movies etc. Kenny residents take pride in maintaining the quality of life and livability of the neighborhood.               

                       

PARTNERS:             Kenny Neighborhood Association

                                    Minneapolis Public Works

                                    Sign Printer    

                                                                       

SCHEDULE:                        Ongoing

 

RESOURCES:          When funds become available

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  Minneapolis Public Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.  QUALITY OF LIFE

 

Neighborhood School Liaison

 

GOAL 1:                    Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny Neighborhood.       

 

OBJECTIVE 5:        Build collaboration between Kenny Neighborhood Association and neighborhood schools.

 

STRATEGY 1:         Establish volunteer community school liaison positions.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Promote public, community and private partnerships      

to address disparities and supports strong, healthy families and communities.

 

RATIONALE:          Good communication is one of the keys to creating an inviting and

livable neighborhood.   Better communication between the neighborhood schools and Kenny residents will further strengthen both school programs and the overall livability of the neighborhood.  By formalizing a communication strategy between the Kenny Neighborhood Association and the Kenny Elementary and Anthony Middle schools, the schools and neighborhood benefit by creating a stronger link between the residents and the schools in ways such as:

·         Establish liaison positions on KNA and Community School PTA Boards

·         Expand KNA and school websites to include links to each other and a common community calendar

                       

PARTNERS:            Kenny Neighborhood Association

                                    Kenny Elementary School

                                    Kenny Elementary PTO/PTA

                                    Anthony Middle School

                                    Anthony Middle School PTO/PTA

                                   

SCHEDULE:             Ongoing

 

RESOURCES:          -0-

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  N/A

 

 

 

 

 

D.  QUALITY OF LIFE

 

Phase II Plan Development

 

GOAL 1:                    Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny Neighborhood.

 

OBJECTIVE 6:        Maintain and enhance the capacity of the Kenny Neighborhood Association to develop and implement the KNA NRP Phase II Plan.

 

STRATEGY 1:         Develop the KNA NRP Phase II Plan goals, objectives and strategies with hired staff and a development budget.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Strengthen City Government management and enhance

                                     community engagement.

 

RATIONALE:          The KNA will utilize hired staff and non-personnel resources to assist the Phase II Steering Committee with development and implementation of the Phase II Participation Agreement and the development of the NRP Phase II Plan.

 

PARTNERS:             Kenny Neighborhood Association

                                    NRP

 

SCHEDULE:                        2006-2007 $22,500

 

RESOURCES:          NRP Phase I Rollover funds $22,500 (see budget on next page)

                                     Kenny Phase I Plan Modification #9

                                     Phase II Plan Modification #1

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  NRP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
   

 

 
 
KNA Phase II Plan Development Budget

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel

 

 

Coordinator

$20/hr:15 hrs/week:1 yr.

$15,600

 

 

 

Office

 

 

KNA Insurance

Annual Renewal

$250

Supplies

Notepads, envelopes, paper

$500

 

 

 

Communications

 

 

Major printing/distribution

Survey, action plan drafts, etc

$3,000

Advertising/promotion

Flyers, postcards, ads, postage

$2,000

Bulk Mail permit fee

Annual Renewal

$150

 

 

 

Contingency Fund

 

$1,000

 

*Budget Total

$22,500

 

*Funds for plan development will come from the Kenny Neighborhood’s Phase I allocation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.  QUALITY OF LIFE

 

Phase II Plan Implementation

 

GOAL 1:                    Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny Neighborhood.

 

OBJECTIVE 6:         Maintain and enhance the capacity of the Kenny Neighborhood Association to develop and implement the KNA NRP Phase II Plan.

 

STRATEGY 2:         Implement the KNA NRP Phase II Plan goals, objectives and strategies over the next five to ten years with hired staff and an operating budget.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Strengthen City Government management and enhance community engagement.

 

RATIONALE:          Although the Kenny Neighborhood Association Board and Committees are all volunteers, the KNA can benefit from the continued administrative support of a part-time NRP Coordinator to maintain its viability and capacity in the neighborhood.  The KNA will use non-personnel funds to continue its administrative functions.

 

PARTNERS:             Kenny Neighborhood Association

 

SCHEDULE:             2008 - $10,720; 2009 - $8,520; 2010 - $7,413

 

RESOURCES:          NRP $26,653 (see budget on next page)

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  NRP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KNA Phase II Plan Implementation Budget

 

 

 

Personnel

 

Non-Personnel

 

 

 

 

 

2008

 

2008

 

NRP Coordinator

 

Insurance

$210

400 hours per year

 

Communications

$1500

@ $22/hr

$8800

Supplies

$210

 

 

2008 Subtotal

$1920

 

 

 

 

2009

 

2009

 

NRP Coordinator

 

Insurance

$210

300 hours per year

 

Communications

$1500

@$22/hr

$6600

Supplies

$210

 

 

2009 Subtotal

$1920

 

 

 

 

2010

 

2010

 

NRP Coordinator

 

Insurance

$210

250 hours per year

 

Communications

$1500

@ $22/hr

$5500

Supplies

$203

 

 

2010 Subtotal

$1913

 

 

 

 

Personnel Total

$20900

Non-Personnel Total

$5753

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total  Plan Budget

$26,653

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.  Lyndale Avenue South Renewal Creek to the Crosstown

 

Implement Lyndale Avenue South Master Plan

 

GOAL 1:                    Enhance the quality of life and livability of the Kenny Neighborhood.       

 

OBJECTIVE 1:        Improve Lyndale Avenue South from 54th Street to the Crosstown

             Highway.

 

STRATEGY 1:         Implement priority elements of the Lyndale Avenue South Master Plan.

 

RELATES TO CITY GOAL:  Maintain physical infrastructure to ensure a vital and

 safe city.

 

RATIONALE:          The Kenny Neighborhood is anchored on its eastern boundary by Lyndale Avenue South.  The residents of Kenny have consistently expressed a desire to participate in the upgrading of this area.  In order to implement neighborhood priority elements of the plan, the funds identified in the Phase I Neighborhood Action Plan for this purpose, were rolled over into the Phase II Plan.  Kenny neighborhood will work in conjunction with the City, County and State to implement the Lyndale Avenue South Master Plan.  This could include things such as:  planters, improvements to business facades, lighting, trash bins, seating, etc. 

 

PARTNERS:             KNA, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, State of Minnesota, Kenny Business and Property Owners

 

SCHEDULE:                        2007 - 2011

 

RESOURCES:          NRP Phase I Rollover Funds $132,198.02

                                    Kenny Phase I Plan Modification #9,

Phase II Plan Modification #1

 

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR:  CPED – Business Finance, Public Works

 

 


 

 

 

 

KNA Cash Flow Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategy

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.1.1.1

 

$48,386

 

$33,743

$45,787

 

 

$127,916

A.1.2.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

A.1.3.1

 

 

 

 

$3,000

 

 

$3,000

A.1.4.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

A.1.5.1

 

$15,000

 

 

$10,000

 

 

$25,000

A.1.6.1

 

$3,000

$3,000

$3,000

$3,000

$3,000

 

$15,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.1.1.1

 

 

$4,500

 

 

 

 

$4,500

B.1.1.2

 

 

$1,000

 

 

 

 

$1,000

B.1.1.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

B.1.1.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

B.1.2.1

 

$880

$880

$880

$880

$880

 

$4,400

B.1.3.1

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.1.1.1

 

$25,000

 

 

 

 

 

$25,000

C.1.1.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

C.1.2.1

 

$5,000

 

 

$5,000

 

 

$10,000

C.1.2.2

 

 

$15,000

 

 

 

 

$15,000

C.1.3.1.

 

 

$6,564

 

 

 

 

$6,564

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.1.1.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

D.1.1.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

D.1.2.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

D.1.3.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

D.1.3.2

 

$500

$500

$500

$500

$500

 

$2,500

D.1.4.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

D.1.5.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

D.1.6.1

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

$0

D.1.6.2

 

 

$10,720

$8,520

$7,413

 

 

$26,653

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.1.1.1

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

$97,766

$42,164

$46,643

$75,580

$4,380

 

$266,533

Yr 1&2 total =$139,930

3 yr total =186,573

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Addendum A

 

Pre Approval Distribution and Comments

 

Sent by Peg Mountin, NRP Staff on 3/5/2007:

 

Dear All,

 

The Kenny neighborhood has completed its draft Phase II Neighborhood Action Plan; it is attached for your review.  Please send comments, questions or concerns to the Kenny neighborhood staff person, Ruth Olson, (and please copy me, too) by Friday, March 16, 2007.

 

Best wishes,

Peg Mountin, NRP

612-673-5102

 

Received from Allan Henden, Hennepin County on 3/5/2007:

 

Ms. Olson,
 
In looking at this draft plan, and the strategy that will involve Hennepin County:
 
A.  HOUSING
   Senior Home Maintenance Program
 
...I generally agree with this, and have been satisfied with your current provider, TRUST.  I wonder if, for more comprehensive planning for this part
of your community, you have talked with people from our department's Aging and Disability Services?  I would be happy to put you or someone from your
neighborhood/organization in touch with someone there if you would like.
 
Sincerely,
 
Allan D. Henden
Senior Planning Analyst
Hennepin County Human Services & Public Health Department
Resource Development Services
1800 Chicago Ave. So., MC S612
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-596-1841 Office Phone
612-490-8935 Cell Phone
612-879-3555 FAX
 
 
                                                                                                                                                      
            
 

Received from Bob Cooper, City of Minneapolis Finance Division on 3/6/2007:

 

Thanks for the draft plan. It looks great. I only have a couple of comments:

 

1.  On the Executive Summary, the allocation to B.1.3.1. (Increase Police Presence) should not be shown as Phase I rollover. This was an Early Access allocation from the Community Oriented Public Safety Initiative Reserve Fund.

 

2.  The Contract Administrator for B.1.1.2. (Safe Driving Campaign) should be DFD, not the Police Department.

 

3.  The Resources for D.1.6.1. (Phase II Plan Development) should note that this allocation is a result of Phase II Plan Modification #1 (similar to the wording in E.1.1.1. - Implement Lyndale Avenue South Master Plan). (Please see the next two notes, too.)

 

4.  The Plan Modification has not been completed yet. Mr. Miller has not yet approved the modification (based on the Policy Board's action). This needs to happen before the plan is officially transmitted to the Policy Board.

 

5.  Given that the Phase II plan is already in draft form prior to the approval of the Plan Mod, it seems that the effective date of the Plan Modification needs to be made retroactive to the date that KNA began incurring Phase II Plan Development expenses.

 

6.  The three-year appropriation seems to be heavily weighted to Year 2 (2008). Almost 50% of the Plan (or 67% of the 70%) is in the second year. The appropriation for the first two years is almost 95% of the amount available for the first three years. This is OK, but it is a variance from the standard appropriation protocol (which would make 52.5% of the plan--or 75% of the 70%--available in the first two years). Mr. Miller should "sign off" on this appropriation.

 

I hope that these comments are helpful. I have attached a copy of the draft spreadsheet for your review. Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Thanks again for all of your hard work. 

 

 

 

Robert Cooper

Senior NRP/Citizen Participation Specialist

City of Minneapolis, Finance Department

Development Finance Division

105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 200

Minneapolis, MN  55401

 

(612) 673-5239

(612) 673-5212 (fax)

 

 

 

 

Received from Don Snyder, City of Mpls Residential Finance Coordinator on 3/9/2007:

 

Peg  and  Ruth: 

Here my comments regarding the HOUSING SECTION of the draft Kenny neighborhood Phase 2 plan.   Please note that I have primarily limited my comments to the strategies that (at a later date) I will assist KNA to implement. 

Revolving  Loan  Program   (Strategy 1.1.1.) 

1.           I suggest the following, alternative language for the “Objective 1” statement:  “Encourage home and rental property owners to stay in their homes maintain their properties longer and sustain a the tradition of well-maintained homes properties in the Kenny neighborhood.”

 2.           My only concern with this strategy relates to providing “revolving” loans (loans which require monthly payments) to absentee owners.  Years of experience has demonstrated that absentee owners are very reluctant to borrow money which requires monthly payments in order to fix up a rental property.  Several neighborhoods have successfully administered “deferred” loan programs for absentee-owned properties.  Deferred loans for absentee owned properties carry the condition that if the property is sold within a specified time-period, say 10 or 15 years, then all (or a portion) of the loan has to be repaid.   (This can be discussed at a later date with the KNA committee that will develop the program guidelines.) 

3.           See “Funding Schedule” comment below. 

Energy Efficiency   (Strategy 1.3.1.) 

I suggest that the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation also be listed as a potential partner. 

Emergency  Housing  Repair  Program   (Strategy 1.5.1.) 

1.           I suggest the following, alternative language for the “Objective 5” statement:  “Encourage home and rental property owners to stay in their homes maintain their properties longer and sustain KN the tradition of well-maintained housing properties in the Kenny neighborhood.” 

2.           My only concern with this strategy relates to providing this financing to absentee owned properties.  And really, my only concern relates to how the participating properties will be identified.  Will there be an income limit for the program?   Or will merely the existence of a “hazardous condition” be the only threshold criteria?  One possible solution:  no income limit for the owners of owner-occupied properties and an income limit of, for example, $90,000 for the owners of absentee-owned properties.   (Once again, this can be discussed at a later date with the KNA committee that will develop the program guidelines.) 

3.           See “Funding Schedule” comment below.

 

 

Funding  Schedule 

As currently drafted, Strategies 1.1.1. and 1.5.1. contain the following proposed funding schedule:

                        Year                 Revolving (1.1.1.)            Emergency (1.5.1.)

                        2007                        $       0                          $ 15,000

                        2008                        $  82,129                       $       0

                        2009                        $       0                          $ 10,000

                        2010                        $   47,787                      $       0 

It is my recommendation that these be modified as follows:

                        Year                 Revolving (1.1.1.)            Emergency (1.5.1.)

                        2008                        $ 82,129                        $ 15,000

                        2009 or 2010            $ 47,787                        $ 10,000 

I make this recommendation for the following reasons:    In order to implement these strategies, it will be necessary for the Kenny Neighborhood Association to establish the final guidelines for these programs and select the program administrator through a “Request for Proposals” (RFP) process.  Given the current date and the timing for the approval of the Plan, it will be very difficult (if not impossible) to complete all of these steps, establish the contract with the selected administrator, and get loans closed during this year’s “construction” season”.  In addition, by initiating both programs at the same, it will significantly increase the efficiency of getting the programs started.  Also, by adding the additional funds to both programs at the same time, it will increase the efficiency of the contract amendment process.  (Adding the funds to the contract with the designated program administrator will not also require the RFP process.) 

[The main point of this recommendation is that these funds be allocated to two annual  “clumps”.  If the dollar figures change (within the same total amounts), that would be okay, too.  However, the initial (“first year”) allocations should be larger than the subsequent (“second year”) allocations.]   

I stand ready, willing, and able to meet with the designated KNA committee later this year to get this effort started and to “shepherd” KNA through the RFP process.

 

 

If you have any questions about these comments, do not hesitate to contact me.  THANKS!!!

 

Don Snyder (673-5284)

Residential Finance Coordinator

 

2014-2016 COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION PROGRAM

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Organization Name:

Kenny Neighborhood Association

Address:

5516 Lyndale Ave S

Minneapolis, MN  55419

Website url:

www.kennyneighborhood.org

Organization email:

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Federal EIN:

41-1639035

Board Contact:

Name:                Bryan Simmons       

Phone:               (612)922-3967         

Email:                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      

Address:            5917 Grass Lake Terrace

                           Minneapolis, MN  55419

Staff Contact:

Name:                Ruth Olson   

Phone:               (612)925-3711         

Email:                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        

Address:            5523 Richmond Curve

                           Minneapolis, MN  55410

 

Who should be the primary contact for this submission? _Ruth Olson_____________

 

Date of Board review and approval: ____10/21/2013_____________________

 

 

 

FUNDING ACTIVITIES.

1.      Eligibility. If your organization has not previously been funded through the Community Participation Program, please provide evidence of the organization's eligibility, as identified in Section II.A of the Guidelines.

Kenny Neighborhood Association (KNA) has previously been deemed eligible and received funding in the previous cycle.  Both the 2011 and 2012 Annual Reports have been filed with Neighborhood and Community Relations.

2.      Community participation efforts. Describe proposed outreach activity in the neighborhood, and methods to involve residents and other stakeholders in one or more of the three key program purposes. How will you engage residents and other stakeholders of their neighborhood in developing a Neighborhood Priority Plan?

As stated in previous submissions, KNA has a variety of established outreach activities:

·   Quarterly newsletter mailed to each residence and business in Kenny Neighborhood

·   Postcard mailings advertising upcoming events

·   Periodic updates to website, Facebook page and NextDoor

·   Monthly E-newsletter

·   Monthly neighborhood meetings

·   Annual Meeting Celebration in April

·   Annual neighborhood-wide garage sales in May

·   Ice Cream Social at Kenny Park in June

·   Annual summer music festival in August

·   Other neighborhood gatherings as needed (RNAV, Forums, etc)

·   Welcome Packets provided to new residents

·   Annual Kenny Treasures Awards celebrating those residents who are involved in neighborhood activities and making a difference in our community

·   Limited use of large signs at Kenny Park, Kenny School and Anthony School

·   Sandwich board signs at busy intersections

·   Kenny 365 Photography Project

·   TRUST Chore Service for seniors

·   Revolving Loan Housing Program

In order to develop Neighborhood Priority Plans we will rely on those priorities set forth in our NRP Phase II Plan.  In addition, at each of our larger community gatherings (Annual Meeting, Ice Cream Social and Summerfest) and through our quarterly newsletter we will seek further input from residents. The input from residents, along with previous surveying done for the Phase II Plan and a project Wishlist, will guide our NPP submission.

3.      Building organizational capacity. How will you work to: (1) provide opportunities for the direct involvement of members, (2) build your membership and volunteer base, (3) encourage and develop new leadership, and (4) expand the organization's capacity through self-assessment and other activities.

KNA will use all of the activities listed in question #1 to solicit involvement and engagement of all residents of Kenny neighborhood.  We will build our membership base and encourage new leadership through direct one-on-one contact made possible through our community events.  Existing and past Board members and neighborhood staff will continue to reach out to neighbors to recruit volunteers for various activities of the neighborhood.  These volunteers are then encouraged to take on more responsibility (and sometimes pursue it on their own) and possibly join the Board of Directors.  With decreased public funding available, KNA will be looking at all possible opportunities to join forces with other neighborhood associations and community groups in order to combine resources and support so that activities and events are not compromised.

 

4.      Building neighborhood relationships. Describe your outreach, networking, and inclusivity efforts to: (1) build a sense of a whole neighborhood among residents, (2) build bridges among neighbors and diverse communities within the neighborhood, (3) work with other neighborhoods and organizations on issues of common interest, (4) build partnerships with private and public entities, and (5) benefit the neighborhood as a whole.

       KNA works hard to create a sense of togetherness for the entirety of the neighborhood.  We sponsor a variety of events and activities to reach out to different segments of population in the neighborhood.  The content of the newsletter also brings together diverse neighbors.  The new social networking site, Nextdoor, has allowed an atmosphere of commraderie, sharing and open discussions among residents. It has been great resource for KNA to support the connectivity that Nextdoor allows that highligts our mutual desire to live, work and play in Kenny despite any differences.

      KNA has begun researching the availability of land that might be used to support Community Gardening.  If such a garden would be possible, it would provide an opportunity for residents of all backgrounds to come together in a common goal.

Lastly, over the course of several years, KNA has worked closely with their neighbors in Lynnhurst, Tangletown and Windom neighborhoods to develop and move forward a streetscape plan for the intersection of 54th St and Lyndale Ave S.  Recently, a joint Neighborhood Priority Plan has been filed stating the continued desire of the four neighborhoods to support the streetscape and requesting assistance with various City departments to get the necessary information to engage the local businesses. We are hopeful that the NPP will unlock a stalemate that seems to have developed and allow the businesses to determine if they are willing to join the neighborhoods in the project. The neighborhoods have each set aside funding for streetscape elements that will positively affect the look and financial well-being of its business assets.

 

5.      Involvement of under-engaged stakeholders. Organizations should discuss which stakeholder groups are typically un-engaged or under-engaged in their work, and how they will work to involve those groups. Organizations should also discuss how the NCR Department can help with this work.

      Historically, senior citizens are not well represented in the activities of the   neighborhood.  We have discovered that they are not interested in attending the Annual Summer Festival, but are very interested in the Ice Cream Social.  The Ice Cream Social has an old fashioned feel that appeals to senior citizens.  The event has free ice cream, lemonade and popcorn along with an outdoor concert by our local Community Band.  We see residents of all ages sitting together, talking and singing along to pop standards.

      KNA also reaches out to seniors through its senior home maintenance program.  By allowing senior citizens the flexibility to stay in their homes, we help create a multi-generational neighborhood.  The interaction of an elderly neighbor with the young child next door creates a neighborhood that is full of rich history and engaged with mentoring the next generation.

NCR could help further engage senior citizens by working with KNA and Kenny Park to provide programming focused on the unique needs of aging in an urban environment. 

 

6.      Housing Activities. Neighborhood organizations should discuss their work on housing and housing related activities. Organizations should estimate the percentage of time to be spent on these issues.

KNA has contracted its Phase II NRP dollars in a revolving, low-interest home improvement loan program.  To date, this program has helped a number of home owners in the neighborhood improve their home and, thus, raise the property values of not only their own home but those surrounding properties.  This, in turn, strengthens the entire neighborhood.  Also, as mentioned above, KNA supports a program which allows seniors to maintain and stay in their homes.

These programs are already well-established and do not take a significant amount of time to manage- no more than 1% of staff time.  However, KNA continually monitors the effectiveness of its housing programs and alters guidelines and funding levels to meet the needs of Kenny residents.

 

7.      Unused funds. Organizations should discuss how they plan to use unused funds from the previous cycle for community engagement or implementation of neighborhood priorities.

KNA will not need to roll forward any funds from the previous cycle.

 

8.      Budgets. Submissions should include a budget showing how Community Participation Program funds will support the organization’s community participation work and an amount set-aside for implementation of Neighborhood Priority Plans. An annual budget for the organization should also be provided.

 

*Please note:  A very simple organizational budget is attached.  KNA operates wholly within funds made available through the Community Participation Program and remaining NRP funds.  We have no other outside funding sources. 

The existing CPP allocation for KNA DOES NOT cover basic operational and engagement expenses for the neighborhood.  The allocation is $5,948 shy of covering basic expenses. We were unable to set aside any funds for Neighborhood Priorities; all allocation funds are being budgeted into operations and engagement.  Every neighborhood, despite its size, will have certain fixed costs such as staff and newsletters.  For example, the KNA newsletter is expensive to produce, but is our best way to reach residents, inform the public and carry on engagement activities.  It is the one resource that residents mention time and time again that they treasure as a way to stay connected with their neighborhood.

KNA requests that further consideration be given to funding Neighborhood Organizations at a minimum level which would at least allow full funding of organizational and engagement activities, let alone any Neighborhood Priorities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESTIMATED BUDGET

CPP Budget

2014

2015

2016

Staff Expenses

$6,036

$6,035

$6,035

Employee Benefits

$

$

$

Professional Services

$2,000

$2,000

$2,000

Occupancy

$350

$350

$350

Communications/Outreach

$9,000

$9,000

$9,000

Supplies and Materials

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

Meetings/community building events

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

Development

$

$

$

Fundraising

$

$

$

Other Services

$

$

$

 

 

$

 

Total for contract:

$19,386

$19,385

$19,385

Neighborhood Priorities

$0

$0

$0

 

 

$

 

TOTAL:

$19,386

$19,385

$19,385

Notes:                                                    

§  Staff expenses should include payroll, FICA, and withholding, and contract staff.

§  Employee benefits should include any health insurance, retirement, or other benefits.

§  Professional services should include the cost of temporary contractors, bookkeepers, accountants, etc.

§  Occupancy should reflect costs related to rent, utilities, phone, websites and email expenses, and other similar expenses.

§  Communications/Outreach should include costs of publications, printing, postage, delivery, flyers, etc.

§  Supplies and materials should include office supplies as well as expenses for supplies related to ongoing programs such as block patrols, etc.

§  Meetings and community building events can include those costs related to community meetings and events (excluding food and entertainment).

§  Development expenses could include costs related to training, education, recognition, or orientation for board, staff and volunteers.

§  Fundraising could include any costs related to fundraising for your organization (hiring of consultants, costs of materials, postage, events, etc.).

The attached PDF file contains the most current neighbprhppd welcome packet.

 

This document includes contact (and emergency) numbers, information and history about the neighborhood.

Attachments:
Download this file (KNAwelcomepacket11.17.10.pdf)Kenny Neighborhood Welcome Packet[ ]4880 kB

BYLAWS OF THE KENNY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

Revised and Adopted April 20, 2010

ARTICLE I: NAME

The name of this organization shall be the “Kenny Neighborhood Association” (herein KNA).

ARTICLE II: GEOGRAPHIC AREA

The geographic area served by the KNA shall be bounded by:

  • South side 54th Street on the north
  • West side of Lyndale Avenue on the east
  • North side of Trunk Highway 62 on the south
  • East side of Logan Avenue and east of (and including) property line of 1825 W 59th St and 1900 W 60th St.

ARTICLE III: PURPOSE

The purpose of this organization is: to encourage and support community involvement in the Kenny neighborhood; to stabilize and improve the residential, educational and economic status of the community; to function as a non-partisan, non-sectarian community action group keeping residents informed of proposals that affect the neighborhood; to coordinate and publicize activities in the community; to facilitate programs and projects to improve the neighborhood; and to represent the Kenny neighborhood before city boards, commissions, and other governmental entities. All the powers of this organization shall be exercised only so that this organization’s operations shall be exclusively within the contemplation of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP

Section 1: Membership Defined

Membership is the right of any person who:

· Is 12 years of age or older and is a resident, property owner or business owner within the boundaries of the Kenny neighborhood.

· Is a single representative of any commercial business property, school, park, church or other organization within the boundaries of the Kenny neighborhood.

There is no membership fee and no limit to the number of members. All members may take part in discussions, make or second motions, and vote at general meetings.

Section 2: Membership Powers

The general membership has the ultimate authority in the organization including but not limited to:

· The power to elect members to the KNA Board

· Adoption and amendment of the KNA Bylaws

Section 3: Conflict of Interest

A member who receives any direct or indirect financial benefit from, or serves on any organization, project or development that is being considered by KNA, or by any of KNA’s task forces or committees, its Board of Directors, or membership, must declare that affiliation and shall abstain from voting on any related issues. A conflict of interest shall be deemed to exist if that person is a member of the immediate family (spouse, child, parent, sibling, or life partner) of the beneficiary of any action of the KNA.

Section 4: Non-Discrimination Defined

No person shall be denied membership based on race, color, economic status, religious belief, gender, ability status, sexual preference, and national origin or citizenship status.

Section 5: Whistle Blower

Any member may express concern and/or complaint about the practices of KNA and not receive any retaliation for that action in accordance with the KNA Whistle Blower Policy.

ARTICLE V: MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERS

Section 1: Regular Meetings

There shall be at least nine monthly Board meetings and one Annual Meeting of the members each year. The Annual Meeting of KNA shall include the election of Board Members and shall be held in April. Officers shall be elected to their positions at the first Board meeting that follows the Annual Meeting. Meetings shall be held within the Kenny neighborhood area or within close vicinity, and the meeting location shall be posted along with the Notice of Meeting as defined in Section 3 of this article. All meetings shall be free and open to the public. Accommodations per the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act will be made when requested at least 10 days in advance.

Section 2: Special Board Meetings

Special meetings of the KNA Board may be called by the Chairperson or three or more Board Members, or by 25% of the KNA members. Board Members shall receive notice of the Special meeting at least two days before the meeting date. The agenda of a Special meeting is limited to items specified in the notice to KNA Board Members in calling the meeting.

Section 3: Notice of Meeting

Notice shall be published in the KNA newsletter and on the KNA website that KNA Board Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday. The notice shall include the time and place of the meetings. Notice of the Annual Meeting shall include notice that the election of Board Members shall occur at this meeting. In addition to such notices being published in the neighborhood newsletter, the KNA Board will request that the Southwest Journal publish notice, at no cost to the KNA, at least fifteen days in advance of the meeting. To the extent possible considering the date of any special meeting, the KNA Board will publish notice in the KNA newsletter of such special meeting.

Section 4: Quorum

· A quorum for the transaction of business for a KNA Monthly Board Meeting shall consist of 50% of the Board of Directors currently serving.

· A quorum for the transaction of business for the Annual Meeting of KNA shall be at least five members.

· A quorum for the transaction of business for a special meeting shall consist of 50% of the Board of Directors currently serving.

Section 5: Meeting Process

The KNA Chairperson shall chair meetings. In the absence of the Chairperson, meetings shall be chaired by the Vice-Chair, Secretary, or Treasurer of the Executive Committee, in that order of succession. All Board of Director meetings shall include a summary of the previous meetings minutes, read by the secretary; Treasurer’s report on the financial standing of the organization, and committee reports. The agenda shall be prepared by the Chairperson prior to the scheduled meeting. All KNA meetings shall be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised or by such procedures as are established by a unanimous vote of the KNA Board of Directors.

Section 6: Annual Elections

Voting for the Board of Directors shall occur at the April Annual Meeting. Each member of the organization shall have one vote, except for the Chairperson who may vote only in the event of a tie. Members must be present at a meeting to vote.

Section 7: Action Without a Meeting

This organization recognizes that authenticated electronic communication which meets the requirements of this section may legally satisfy written record and signature requirements necessary for valid records, signatures, and contracts. Authenticated communications are those communications that set forth information from which the organization can reasonably conclude that the communication was sent by the purported sender and are delivered to the principal place of business of the organization, or to an officer or agent of the organization who is authorized by the organization to receive the communication.

Any action that may be taken by the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting, when authorized in writing by 5 of the Directors. Any action required or permitted to be taken at a Board meeting may be taken by written action signed by the number of Directors that would be required to take the same action at a meeting of the Board of Directors at which all Directors were present. All Directors entitled to vote shall be notified immediately of the action’s text and effective date. The failure to provide such notice, however, shall not invalidate such written action. A Director who has not signed or consented to the written action has no liability for the action or actions taken thereby. A written action is effective when it is signed by all of the Directors required to take the action unless a different effective time is provided in the written action. Any action taken without a meeting will be presented as such in the Minutes of the next full Board Meeting immediately following the action.


ARTICLE VI: BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1: Board

The Board of Directors of KNA shall have no less than nine (9) members and no more than fifteen (15) members. The Executive Committee shall be made up of a Chairperson, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. No board member may hold more than one office simultaneously. All Directors shall serve a term of three years beginning at the time of election at the Annual Meeting.

A. Duties: It shall be the duty of the Board to:

· Perform any and all duties imposed upon them collectively or individually by these Bylaws;

· Appoint and remove, employ and discharge, and, except as otherwise provided by these Bylaws, prescribe the duties of and fix the compensation, if any, of all officers, agents, and employees/contractors of the KNA;

· Supervise all officers, agents, and employees/contractors of the KNA to assure that their duties are performed properly;

· Meet at such times as required by these Bylaws.

B. Ethics of the Board: No Board Member shall in any way make commitments for the KNA unless expressly authorized to do so; and no such action shall in any way be recognized by the KNA unless expressly ratified or approved by the Board of Directors.

Section 2: Executive Committee

The Board will elect, from the existing members of the Board, a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer, to serve as officers of the KNA. Members of the Executive Committee must be residents of the Kenny neighborhood. These officers will conduct and carry out the everyday organizational, fiscal, administrative, and supervisory duties of the KNA. All officers will be subject to the control of the Board of Directors.

Chairperson Duties:

· The Chairperson shall have the power of general management of the affairs of the KNA;

· The Chairperson shall act as official spokesperson of the KNA and perform other such duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors;

· The Chairperson shall preside at all KNA meetings and facilitate such meetings in a productive, efficient manner;

· The Chairperson shall submit at the Annual Meeting a report of the activities and accomplishments of the KNA during the preceding year;

· The Chairperson shall act as KNA Compliance Officer according to the KNA Whistle Blower Policy;

· The Chairperson may direct the Treasurer to make payments from non-NRP accounts of no more than $100 without full Board approval. These disbursements must be acknowledged at the next full meeting of the Board of Directors.

Vice-Chairperson Duties:

· In the absence of the Chairperson, or in the event of the Chairperson’s inability or refusal to act, the Vice-Chairperson shall perform all the duties of the Chairperson, and when so acting shall have the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions on, the Chairperson;

· The Vice-Chair shall have other powers and perform other such duties as may be prescribed by these Bylaws, or may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Secretary Duties:

· The Secretary shall record and certify the minutes of each meeting;

· The Secretary shall keep where the Board may determine, a book of detailed minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and of the Annual Meeting, and the names of those present;

· The Secretary shall see that all notices are duly given in accordance with these Bylaws;

· The Secretary shall exhibit at all reasonable times to any requesting KNA member, the Bylaws and the minutes of the proceedings of the Board of Directors of the KNA;

· The Secretary shall, in general, perform all duties incident to the office of the Secretary and such duties as may be required by these Bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her by the Board of Directors.

Treasurer Duties:

· The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds and accounts of KNA, and deposit all such funds in the name of KNA in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as shall be selected by the Board of Directors;

· The Treasurer shall receive monies due and payable to KNA from any source whatsoever;

· The Treasurer shall disburse the funds of KNA as may be directed by the Board of Directors, taking proper documentation for such disbursements;

· The Treasurer shall keep and maintain adequate and correct amounts of KNA’s transactions;

· The Treasurer shall exhibit at all reasonable times the financial records to any Board Member of KNA;

· The Treasurer shall render to the Chairperson or Board of Directors, whenever requested, an account of any or all of his or her transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of the KNA;

· The Treasurer shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, and certify, or cause to be certified, the financial statements to be included in any required reports;

· The Treasurer shall, in general, perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and other duties as may be required by these Bylaws, or which may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board of Directors.

Section 3: Elections

The elections of the Board of Directors shall be conducted at the Annual Meeting with the duties of the new Board Members being activated at that time. In order to have staggered elections, for the first election only, one-third (1/3) of the Board of Directors shall be elected for a three-year term, one-third (1/3) shall be elected for a two-year term, and the remaining Board Members shall be elected for a one-year term. The nominating committee, assigned by the Board, shall nominate all prospective Board Members, and shall coordinate the election. The Board will elect the Officers at the first Board meeting following the Annual Meeting.


Section 4: Removal and Resignation

Four (4) absences by a Board Member in a twelve-month period may be cause for removal by the Board upon a majority vote of the other Board Members. Any Executive Committee Member may be removed from office by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the KNA Board of Directors, at a Board of Directors Meeting, or a Special Meeting called for that purpose, but with due notification of such action and the right to be heard thereon.

The resignation of any Board Member may be given at any time, by giving written notice to the Executive Committee or the Chairperson. The resignation will take effect when it is delivered unless the written notice states otherwise. If the resignation of a Board Member is critical to the operations of the KNA, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Board of Directors at the next monthly board meeting.

ARTICLE VII: MISCELLANEOUS

Section 1: Committees

The KNA Board of Directors shall establish, appoint, and dissolve committees to further the purposes of the KNA. The Board of Directors may designate at least one Board Member per each committee to act as a liaison between the Board of Directors and the Committee. The committees shall submit their recommendations to the Board of Directors. All committee recommendations and actions are subject to approval by the KNA Board.

Section 2: Fiscal and membership year

The fiscal year of the KNA shall be from June 1 to May 31, and the membership year of the Board of Directors of KNA shall be from April to April.

Section 3: Grievances

All grievances against KNA or any of its activities, shall be made in writing and directed to the Board of Directors. The grievance shall be given to all Board Members at the next possible Board of Director meeting at which time it shall be considered. The Board of Directors shall respond in writing, within thirty (30) days of this meeting. Upon receipt of the written Board response, the complainant has 30 days to appeal or accept the written response. If no further action is taken within thirty (30) days, the Board will consider the matter resolved. If the complainant is not satisfied with the Board’s determination, the complainant may apply for any and all remedies due under law.

Section 4: Professional Conduct

Officers, Board Members, and committee members of the organization are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous and professional manner. If breaches of conduct or order occur during any meeting, the Chairperson will follow the disciplinary procedures outlined in Robert’s Rules of Order.

ARTICLE VIII: AMENDING OR REPEALING BYLAWS

These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of KNA members. Any amendment adopted shall become effective immediately or at such later date as set forth in the adopting resolution.

ADOPTION OF BYLAWS

The foregoing Bylaws were duly adopted by the Members of the KNA at the KNA Annual Meeting held April 20, 2010.


Dated: April 20, 2010

By ________________________

KNA Secretary


 

 

 

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