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Notice of NRP Plan Modifications

At its January 2024 Board Meeting, the WPCIA Board of Directors approved the movement of $25,000 from the Commercial Revolving Loan Fund (NRP Phase I, Citation 2.1.C.3) to Contract # COM0004164 – Administrative Activities. This action will allow expenses such as payroll, office rent, internet/phone, insurance and supplies to be paid.

Also, the Board approved the movement of $5,000 from the Residential Livability and Access Fund (NRP Phase 1, Citation 2.1.C.1) to Contract #38251 – Home Energy Squad Rebate Program. This will allow Windom Park residents who submit for home energy audit reimbursement to be paid up to $100 per resident.


If you have any questions, concerns or input about this decision, please email us at info@windompark.org or call 612-788-2192.

2023 Meeting Minutes

Please note that WPCIA meets monthly for Board of Directors Meetings and every-other-month (odd numbered) for Neighborhood Meetings.

January 2023Neighborhood Meeting PresentationNeighborhood Meeting MinutesBoard Meeting Minutes

February 2023Board Meeting Minutes

March 2023 Neighborhood Meeting VideoNeighborhood Meeting Presentation – Neighborhood Meeting Minutes – Board Meeting Minutes

April 2023 Board Meeting Minutes

May 2023 – Neighborhood Meeting VideoNeighborhood Meeting Presentation – Neighborhood Meeting Minutes – Board Meeting Minutes

June 2023 Board Meeting Minutes

July 2023 – Neighborhood Meeting Minutes – Board Meeting Minutes

August 2023 Board Meeting Minutes

September 2023 Neighborhood Meeting Video – Neighborhood Meeting Presentation – Neighborhood Meeting Minutes – Board Meeting Minutes

October 2023 – Board Meeting Minutes

November 2023 – (TO BE POSTED) Neighborhood Meeting Presentation – Neighborhood Meeting Minutes – Board Meeting Minutes

Movie in the Park!

The Goonies

This is OUR time…in Windom Park!

Catch this classic on the BIG SCREEN amongst the trees and open air. Bring a chair, a blanket, pillows, whatever you want to keep comfy while you watch Mikey, Andi, Chunk and Sloth pursue a hidden treasure…and their dreams!

Windom Park Citizens in Action will have snacks & drinks for sale for $1, but feel free to bring your own too!

Ginger Ale, Root Beer, Dr. Pepper – $1

Fruit Snacks – $1

Fig Bars – $1

Facebook Event Page

https://www.facebook.com/events/954488735854333?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[]%7D

Notice of NRP Plan Modification: Administrative Activity Contract

At its June 27 2023 Board Meeting, the WPCIA Board of Directors approved the movement of $25,000 from the Commercial Revolving Loan Fund (NRP Phase I, 2.1.C.3) to Contract COM0004164 – Administrative Activities. This action will allow expenses such as staff pay, office rent, internet/phone and supplies to be paid.


If you have any questions, concerns or input about this decision, please email us at info@windompark.org or call 612-788-2192.

CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Outdoor Art Gallery
Citywide Arbor Day Celebration
Windom Park NE
Friday, April 29, 2023
400pm-800pm

Windom Park Citizens in Action (WPCIA) is partnering with the Minneapolis Park & Rec Board (MPRB) to host a citywide Arbor Day Celebration. This is an annual event that the MPRB coordinates with local hosts throughout the city as a celebration of trees and our relationship to the natural habitat within our city. The event will include the planting of nearly 100 trees throughout the park and neighboring Pillsbury School, a beer garden serving NE beers sponsored by Brewing a Better Forest, tasty eats from several great local food trucks, tree climbing, a fun run via the Run for Beer Series, Ask-an-Arborist walks, bucket truck rides, loads of tree-related lawn games, the Arborists (brass band in a tree) and the Brass Messengers (New Orleans style marching band). The event will close out with an outdoor movie at dusk.


Based on past celebrations, we are planning for approximately 1,000 attendees. We would also like to have our Northeast artist community represented in this event and are making plans to have an Outdoor Art Gallery to host 8-10 artists displaying their work throughout a designated pathway. Whether paint, print, photography, assemblage, craft or other mediums, artists will be stationed near trees, park tables, pergolas or outside the park building. Attendees will be provided a simple map with artists’ names and contact info. Artists are welcome and encouraged to display art for sale.


We hope you’ll consider becoming a part of this fun and engaging community event! If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the contact information below.


Thomas Ebert
Community Engagement Coordinator
Windom Park Citizens in Action (WPCIA)
612-788-2192
info@windompark.org

February 2 Open House Overview: Johnson St/I-35W-South Intersection Reconstruction

On February 2, 2023 the City of Minneapolis’ Transportation Division held an Open House to Meeting where Senior Transportation Planner, Luke Hanson and several colleagues, provided information about the project. Attached are the posters displayed at the event. Take a look!

Learn More – To find out even more about the project, click the link below to visit the project page:

https://www.minneapolismn.gov/government/projects/johnson-st-intersection/

Notice of NRP Plan Modification: Rain Garden Funding

At its November 2022 Board Meeting, the WPCIA Board of Directors approved the continued funding of the Rain Gardens Program which requires a plan modification to shift funds between 

Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Phase I strategies. This plan modification will be used to fund the program in 2023 and beyond. The board will identify the source strategy for the funds and vote to approve this plan modification at its December Board Meeting on December 20th at 7pm. The December Board Meeting is open to the public. 

About the Rain Gardens Program: For several years, the WPCIA has maintained a neighborhood rain garden design and build program to provide supplemental funding for residents wanting to manage the rainwater runoff on their property. This program has allowed for 8-10 rain gardens to be installed each year in Windom Park neighborhood. 
If you have any questions, concerns or general input about this matter, please email us at info@windompark.org or call 612-788-2192.

November 15 Neighborhood Meeting Update: Johnson St/I-35W-South Intersection Reconstruction

At the November 15 2022 WPCIA Neighborhood Meeting, representatives from the City’s Public Works Department (Transportation Division) attended to present on an upcoming project at the intersection of Johnson Street NE and the on-ramp to I-35W-South. This intersection also serves as western entry to the Quarry Shopping Center.

Transportation Planner, Chris Kartheiser, along with Senior Transportation Planner, Luke Hanson, provided information about the project. Below are a few highlights, along with a project summary sheet to provide added detail.

  • Project is federally-funded with a grant awarded in 2020
  • Planning & Design phase is scheduled 2022 to 2024
  • Construction is scheduled to begin in 2024 with aim to complete in 2025
  • Pedestrian safety crossing Johnson St to and from the Quarry Shopping Center is a priority
  • Improve transit stops along Johnson St (North & South bound)
  • Pedestrian mobility from 18th Avenue southbound is a concern that might be addressed with a pathway from the SW corner of 18th & Johnson directly south through what was once Johnson St
  • If additional funding can be sourced, Johnson Street from intersection to Broadway Street may be considered for lane reduction (4 lanes > 3 lanes)

Learn More: https://www.minneapolismn.gov/government/projects/johnson-st-intersection/

2022 Meeting Minutes

January 2022Neighborhood meeting presentation

*February 2022 – Board meeting agenda

March 2022Neighborhood minutesBoard minutes

*April 2022 – Board minutes

May 2022Neighborhood minutesBoard minutes

*June 2022 – Board minutesMonthly financial report

July 2022Neighborhood minutesBoard updateMonthly financial report

*August 2022 – Board minutes

September 2022Neighborhood Meeting MinutesNeighborhood Meeting Presentation (WPCIA)Board MinutesMonthly Financial Report

*October 2022 – Board meeting agenda

November 2022Neighborhood Meeting MinutesBoard Minutes

December 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

*Starting in 2022, neighborhood meetings are held every other month beginning in January. Board meetings continue to be held each month.

Change to NRP Phase II strategy language

(July 5, 2022) Public Notice: The WPCIA will be making a minor change to the text of its Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Plan. In Phase II, 3.1.B.1 (Pedestrian Crossings), “Identify key pedestrian routes and improve crossings for pedestrian safety” will be shortened to “Identify key pedestrian routes and improve pedestrian safety”. The City of Minneapolis requires that those affected by the change be notified in advance of the board of directors vote (July 26). If you have any questions or concerns, please be in touch with us at 612-788-2192 or info@windompark.org.

View the complete NRP plans and history for Windom Park here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mission

Windom Park Citizens in Action (WPCiA) is a 501c3 non-profit that serves as the voice of Windom Park neighborhood in Northeast Minneapolis. It is the city-designated citizen participation organization for this geographic area of Minneapolis, as well as the neighborhood's contracting organization for the city's Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP).

Our Goals

  1. Eliminate Disparities – Learn more
  2. Encourage Healthy, Safe & Connected People – Learn more
  3. Develop Complete Neighborhoods – Learn more
  4. Ensure a Clean Environment – Learn more

» Read more about how we selected these goals.