Welcome to the East Harriet Neighborhood
East Harriet is bordered by 36th Street on the north and 46th Street to the south. Lyndale Avenue is the eastern boundary; Lake Harriet and Lakewood Cemetery largely make up the western border of the neighborhood. In addition to these Minneapolis landmarks, Lyndale Park Gardens and Rose Gardens, the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary are located within East Harriet. Many houses in the neighborhood are two-story homes, set back from the streets.
Notice of Public Hearing
Tuesday, October 23
1:30 pm or shortly after
Minneapolis City Hall, Room 317
350 South 5th Street
Subject: Class of Entertainment Amendments for On-Sale Alcohol Establishments
Purpose: To gather public opinion and solicit comments regarding Minneapolis Code of Ordinances amendments to the allowable entertainment levels for on sale liquor, wine and beer licenses and their respective annual license fees. Currently, entertainment definitions range from Class A - Class E. Proposed changes are as follows:
General Entertainment: All forms of legal entertainment and patron dancing.
Limited Entertainment: Entertainment limited to literary readings, story telling, live solo comedians, karaoke, amplified or nonamplified music by a disc jockey or any number of musicians, and group singing by patrons of the establishment, with no patron dancing.
No Live Entertainment: No entertainment other than the use of radio, television, electronically reproduced music and jukebox.
The Economic Development and Regulatory Services Committee of the Minneapolis City Council will consider amending the following titles in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances: Title 14: Liquor and Beer, Title 13: Licenses and Business Regulations and Title 10: Food Code. If approved, on-sale alcohol license entertainment opportunities will be expanded and streamlined. See the comparison of the current and proposed classes of entertainment and proposed license fees (pdf). All of the linked documents are available on our website at www.minneapolismn.gov/licensing.
You are invited to attend, express your opinions, and/or submit such in writing by contacting email@example.com at 612-673-5484. A summary of all comments received will be presented at the public hearing.
The Future of Farmstead Park
Southwest Community Parks Workshop
Tuesday, October 23
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bryant Square Recreation Center
Share your thoughts on improvements you'd like to see in your neighborhood parks during the next 20 years. Park staff, designers, and community members will work together on new master plan designs - your participation is welcome!
Neighborhood parks included: Bryant Square, Painter, Lyndale Farmstead, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr parks; as well as Kings Highway, The Mall, Loon Lake Trolley Path, and Lyndale School Pool. Additional workshops are being held for other neighborhood parks in Southwest Minneapolis.
Design Week: November 12-16
Make sure to also mark your calendars for Design Week, Nov. 12-16! Interactive events scheduled across the week, combined with the discussions and feedback received since the project launched last summer, will result in the first drafts of park designs for all 43 park properties in the Southwest Parks Plan.
These designs will be refined over the winter and spring, and once finalized, they will guide how neighborhood parks in Southwest Minneapolis are improved in the coming decades. Stay tuned, more details on Design Week to come later.
Learn more, take an online survey, or sign up for emails at the project webpage:
Southwest Service Area Master Plan.
Minneapolis 2040 Update
Ward 10 Community Meeting about Minneapolis 2040
Wednesday, October 24
6:30pm - 8:00pm
James Ballentine VFW (2916 Lyndale Avenue S.)
City Council President Lisa Bender's office is hosting a community meeting to gather feedback about the Final Draft of the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. Ward 10 residents are encouraged to attend and share thoughts about the document. Light refreshments will be provided. This meeting will be family friendly and will have a children's table with snacks and coloring books; however, it will not be staffed.
The revised Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan makes changes to the previous draft. The plan describes how Minneapolis will grow and change over the next 20 years including a vision for housing, transportation, jobs, parks, and land use.
THE REST OF THE PROCESS:
*Planning Commission Public Hearing: October 29th at 4:30pm
Come and voice your opinion here to Planning Commissioners who can modify/send forward the Plan.
*Adjourned City Council Meeting: November 14th at 4:30pm
Come and voice your opinion here to the full City Council who can propose plan changes and vote to adopt the Plan.
*City Council Committee of the Whole: December 5th at 1:30pm
This is the regularly scheduled meeting of Committee of the Whole. We do not yet know if there will be an opportunity to propose changes to the plan. It is not a public hearing.
*City Council: December 7th at 9:30am
This is not a public hearing but the final vote on the Plan.
These meetings will be held in Council Chambers (Room 317) at Minneapolis City Hall (350 South 5th Street)
Go to www.minneapolis2040.com to view the plan. If you cannot attend this meeting but have specific feedback, please contact us via the ward 10 contact form: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ward10/contact-ward10.
Halloween Party at Farmstead Park
Tuesday, October 30
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lyndale Farmstead Park
Stop in at the Halloween Party at Lyndale Farmstead. We want to see your costumes! We will have an indoor bounce house and entertainment. This event is free and for all ages--no registration required.
Volunteers are needed. Contact us at 612-370-4948 if you have ideas or would like to help.
Also happening at Farmstead Park:
Kid's Night Out - It's Friday Night! Come to the park as we provide different weekly activities and movies! Don't miss the fun! We will also serve dinner so please let staff know any food allergies when signing up. For children ages 5 -12, from 5:00pm - 9:00pm every Friday night for only $10 a child (starting in January, it'll go until 10:00pm for $15). Search the MPRB activities website for more dates.
Play to Gro Preschool Program - Come and join Play to Grow Preschool, where your amazing preschool aged child will learn and grow through play. Together, we will make new friends in our community and have fun! At Play to Grow your child will learn emotional and social skills to help them communicate with other children while building strong relationships. Your child will develop crucial early childhood education concepts, learn about the natural world and environment, expand their creativity through fine art exposure, grow important critical thinking skills, and most importantly, embrace child-led play as a way to learn and develop resiliency and a confident sense of self. Our nurturing class invites curiosity and an appreciation for the world around us while reflecting each child's uniqueness. We look forward to seeing you this fall, and playing and growing together. Also available, Tuesday and Thursday option.
For other activities, click here and search Lyndale Farmstead Park.
Roberts Bird Sanctuary Tours
Natural History of Roberts Bird Sanctuary
Saturday, November 3
Learn about the natural history of the land that became Roberts Bird Sanctuary. On Saturday, November 3, at 1 p.m. Wes Nutgeren, naturalist and educator at Dodge Nature Preschool, will lead a guided walk observing plants and animals and how the land has evolved.
The Sanctuary is located at 4124 Roseway Road, Minneapolis, 55409, near the Peace Garden in Lyndale Park. Meet in the shelter next to the Peace Garden parking lot. Note: Some people park on Lake Harriet Parkway as a free alternative to this pay lot.
This event is free and open to the public. People of all ages are welcome, including children accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Binoculars are not required, but if possible, bring your own!
For more information, visit the Friends of Robert's Facebook page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget to vote November 6th!
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In Minnesota, individuals may register at the polls on Election Day by providing one of the forms of identification required by Minnesota law. Please allow extra time at the polls to register. See the elections website for the list of identification required to register and vote on Election Day.
Early voting has already started:
People can vote early by mail or in person at the Early Vote Center, 217 S. Third Street. Any voter can vote early; no reason is needed.
Early in-person voting at the Early Vote Center is convenient. It especially helps voters who need special accommodations such as language support, where the extra time, attention and onsite resources of early in-person voting are more available than on the day of the election.
Early Voting Center Hours:
Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm through October 19
Mon-Fri, 7:00am-6:00pm between October 22 and November 2
Sat, 9:00am-4:00pm on October 27 and November 3
Sun, Noon-5:00pm on October 28 and November 4
Mon, 7:00am-5:00pm on November 5
People who mail in a filled-out absentee ballot must allow enough time for delivery; it can take longer than seven days. Absentee ballot applications are available at vote.minneapolismn.gov/voters/absentee.
What's on the ballot?
East Harriet voters will cast ballots for the following races:
U.S. Senator, Special Election
State Representatives (various seats)
Secretary of State
Remove Area and Spacing Requirements for Liquor Licenses
Minneapolis School Board Members at Large (2 seats)
School District Questions:
Question 1: Approval of School District Referendum Revenue Authorization
Question 2: Approval of School District Capital Project Levy Authorization
Supreme Court (various seats)
Court of Appeals (various seats)
District Court - 4th Judicial District (various seats)
A sample ballot can be found at https://myballotmn.sos.state.mn.us/
I-35 W Construction Project
Stay up-to-date on road and ramp closures with MnDOT’s I-35@94 Downtown to Crosstown project.
The web page can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/. People can sign up for email alerts and find the latest schedule, updates, detour maps on the web page.
Upcoming EHFNA Meeting
Next Neighborhood Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Walker Health Center
3737 Bryant Ave S
East Harriet welcomes all residents to attend. Should you require an accommodation in order to participate, please let us know 10 days prior to the meeting date by emailing, email@example.com.
Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
Thursday, TBA Community Building, Parks & Environment, 6:30 - 7 pm | Location TBA
Monday, October 15, 2018 Crime, Safety, Transportation & Noise, 7-8pm | Walker Methodist Health, 3737 Bryant Ave S
Tuesday, TBA Housing, Zoning, Business & Schools, 7-8 pm | Studio 2, W 48th & Bryant Ave S
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