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Windom Park Bylaws Update 2021

(November 16, 2021)
In conjunction with a funding model change, Windom Park Citizens in Action board of directors has authorized a vote to adopt new bylaws for the organization.

We will be reviewing the current bylaws and the proposed bylaws at a public Neighborhood Meeting on November 16, 2021 conducted via Zoom. In accordance with the update & amendment rules in our current bylaws, we will need to have at least 15 members of the organization to form a quorum and will need a 50+1% majority to approve the changes.

Current bylaws can be found here.

Proposed bylaws can be found here.

Proposed bylaws were drafted based on the template document provided by Birken Law Firm PLLC in conjunction with City of Minneapolis as part of the Neighborhoods 2020 model. In drafting the new bylaws, Windom Park Citizens in Action referred to current bylaws for a majority of the language and rules.

Major changes in proposed bylaws:

Includes language for Member Grievance Procedure
Clarifies and adds language for meeting types and procedures
Removes requirement to conduct meetings using Robert’s Rules of Order
Includes clear language for hiring staff, contractors, and volunteers
Removes requirement of monthly neighborhood meetings

2021 Meeting Minutes

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2020 Meeting Minutes

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December 2020 – – Board Minutes – – Monthly financial report

Johnson Street Reconstruction 2021

WPCiA has ongoing contact with City of Minneapolis Public Works staff regarding details of the Johnson Street reconstruction project that started in May 2021. Join us at our monthly Neighborhood Meetings and sign up for our e-blasts to stay in the loop. You can also follow the project page, see the design details, and attend the city’s weekly Stakeholders Meetings on the city’s web site.

Our Latest Financial Report

The latest Financial Report for WPCiA is available to view here. Please contact us with any questions. Reports are posted here after being reviewed by the Board of Directors at their monthly meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month unless otherwise scheduled. All are welcome to attend our board meetings.

Next Neighborhood Meeting: June 15, 2021 … Everyone Welcome!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 – 7 p.m. (virtually via Zoom technology; email us for instructions if you are not already on our e-blast list, or see the events listing on this web site)

Location: online virtual meeting due to COVID-19 pandemic issues. Join us from wherever you are, either by audio only or audio and video, by phone, computer or other electronic device.

Check back here (or see your monthly postcard from us) for details on the meeting agenda as they are finalized.

If you have ideas for topics you’d like to have discussed at our Neighborhood Meetings, let us know.

Remember: In our neighborhood organization, all 18-years-of-age-and-over residents, property owners, and business representatives in the Windom Park neighborhood can make motions and vote at our Neighborhood Meetings.

City Council Declares Racism Public Health Emergency

The Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution July 17 calling racism a public health emergency in the city of Minneapolis. The resolution states in part that the city “will recognize the severe impact of racism on the well-being of residents and city overall and allocate funding, staff, and additional resources to actively engage in racial equity in order to name, reverse, and repair the harm done to BIPOC in this City.” The full resolution including actions the city plans to implement can be found here.

COVID-19 Resources

  • State of Minnesota COVID-19 Hotline: (651) 201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Interpreters available.
  • State of Minnesota School and Child Care Hotline: (651) 297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Interpreters available.
  • City of Minneapolis questions, complaints, and information: 311 or (612) 673-3000

We’re Open … But Physical Office Temporarily Closed Due to COVID-19

  • Our physical office is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we are still operating off-site. You can reach us by email at info@windompark.org or by leaving a voicemail at (612) 788-2192.
  • WPCiA’s home fix-up loans and commercial rehab loans are still available. Call our vendor CEE/The Lending Center at (612) 335-5858 for details and to apply.
  • Home Energy Squad visits are still taking place to address energy-efficiency concerns. Call (651) 328-6220 for details.

  • For fastest action on your Home Security Rebate during COVID-19, please email your completed applications to us instead of mailing or dropping them off at the office. Our physical office is not open at this time.

More Raingardens Moving Forward in 2021

WPCiA provided partial funding for 15 neighborhood rain gardens in 2019 and 2020; we have now allocated $5,600 for eight more of these environmentally smart, stormwater-filtering gardens in 2021. We are working with Metro Blooms on this project. Estimated cost to the resident installing the rain garden is $300-450, depending on size of the garden and plants used. Deadline for applying is April 30, 2021 (first come, first served). If you are interested in participating, send your name, address, email and phone number to info@windompark.org

MISSION

WPCIA is a neighborhood-based nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with tax-exempt status. It is the city-designated citizen participation organization for this geographic area of Minneapolis, as well as the NRP (Neighborhood Revitalization Program) contracting organization for the Windom Park Neighborhood.

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