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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-788-2192.
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/
January 2022 – Neighborhood meeting presentation
*February 2022 – Board meeting agenda
*April 2022 – Board minutes
*August 2022 – Board minutes
*October 2022 – Board meeting agenda
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.
(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 email@example.com.
(June 30, 2022) Windom Park Citizens in Action (WPCiA) is excited to announce the selection of four new priority Goals for the organization to further improve Windom Park neighborhood and NE Minneapolis in the future.
As part of the continued evolution of WPCiA, these new Goals will be used to guide our decisions, actions, and financial investments. The selection of these four Goals were finalized by the Board of Directors, but were based on community feedback and input collected in-person at the Pillsbury School PTO Carnival and online through a community survey conducted in May-June 2022.
The Board of Directors discussed and adopted the following goals at the June 2022 Board Meeting:
- Eliminate Disparities
- Healthy, Safe & Connected People
- Complete Neighborhoods
- Clean Environment
These goals are part of the broader Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan. Each goal has defined Policies that detail the ways that each Goal can be accomplished. Starting in July 2022, WPCiA will begin the process of identifying opportunities to improve Windom Park neighborhood and finding ways to achieve these Goals.
In 2040, Minneapolis will see all communities fully thrive regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, country of origin, religion, or zip code having eliminated deep-rooted disparities in wealth, opportunity, housing, safety, and health. Learn more.
Healthy, Safe & Connected People
In 2040, the people of Minneapolis will be socially connected, healthy, and safe. Learn more.
In 2040, all Minneapolis residents will have access to employment, retail services, healthy food, parks, and other daily needs via walking, biking, and public transit. Learn more.
In 2040, Minneapolis will have healthy air, clean water, and a vibrant ecosystem. Learn more.
We invite residents, property owners, business owners, renters, and stakeholders to join us in making Windom Park and the City of Minneapolis the best place it can be.
(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.
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
August 2021 – – Board minutes – – Monthly financial report
November 2021 – – Board minutes – – Monthly financial report
December 2021 – – Board minutes – – Monthly financial report
March 2020 – – Board Minutes – – Monthly financial report
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.
Windom Park Citizens in Action (WPCiA) connects residents, stakeholders, and government organizations to encourage communication, engagement, and to direct the proper investment of resources to make Windom Park neighborhood the best neighborhood it can be.