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.
Notes from the Neighborhood
Save the date for the virtual EHFNA Annual Meeting on September 19th from 10am to noon via Zoom.
Due to Covid 19, we had to cancel our Fall Fest celebration for 2020, but we would love to see your face at the annual meeting.
Stay tuned to http://www.eastharriet.org/fall-fest--annual-meeting.html for meeting details as they unfold.
EHFNA has 6 openings for Board Members to serve two-year terms. A diverse and inclusive representation of renters, homeowners, students, businesses and retirees will help East Harriet be a great place for everyone to live and work. Board Members must live, or own a business, in East Harriet. East Harriet boundaries are from the South side of 36th Street W to the North side of 46th Street W and from the West side of Lyndale Ave S to Lake Harriet.
Please fill out and submit this form to apply.
Applications must be received by Wednesday, September 2. Voting will take place from 9/9 to 9/19 at 11:00 am. The results will be announced live at the Annual Meeting.
In place of Fall Fest this year, EHFNA wanted to do something to give back to the community at large. From now until September 30th, we'll be hosting a virtual food drive through Second Harvest Heartland with an update on the fundraiser's status given at the annual meeting. You may donate now at support.2harvest.org/goto/eastharriet. Your generous donations are very much appreciated! Thank you!
1) Request your absentee ballot here
2) Fill out the 2020 Census at www.2020census.gov
3) Join EHFNA's Facebook group too!
Revised City Budget Public Hearings
The City Council’s Budget Committee is holding two public hearings on proposed revisions to the City’s 2020 budget. The City faces a significant revenue shortfall as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and needs to make cuts to the City’s roughly $1.5 billion budget.
Mayor Jacob Frey briefed the City Council's Budget Committee on a revised 2020 budget on July 9, and staff presented the revised budget to the City Council Budget Committee on July 10. You can watch both budget meetings at the links below.
Engage and share your voice in this process during two online public hearings:
The City Council is scheduled to vote July 24 on a revised 2020 budget.
Proposed Public Safety Charter Amendment
Hearings Scheduled for July 15th and 21st
The Minneapolis Charter Commission is seeking public comments on a proposed amendment to the City charter related to the future of public safety. People can submit their comments online or provide them directly to members of the commission at a public hearing July 15 or July 21.
The proposed amendment, submitted by the City Council, proposes adding a new Community Safety & Violence Prevention Department with a Division of Law Enforcement Services within the department. Under State law, the Charter Commission is required to review and submit its recommendation(s) on the proposed amendment before a ballot question can be presented to voters.
The virtual public hearings will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, and at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 21. Participation instructions will be published on the City's website. If you’re interested in speaking at either or both of the public hearings, you can pre-register using the online registration form.
Other ways to comment:
Using the online public comment form.
Mailing comments to: Minneapolis Charter Commission City Hall - Room 304 350 South Fifth Street Minneapolis, MN 55415
Click here for more information.
Minneapolis Park Board to consider resolution providing guidelines for park encampments
At their Wednesday, July 15, Board meeting, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Commissioners will vote to amend a resolution the Board adopted on June 17 related to providing refuge space to people experiencing homelessness while the MPRB continued to work with state, county, city and non-profit organizations to identify solutions for people at the Powderhorn Park encampment and others throughout the city.
If approved on Wednesday, the new resolution will limit the total number of parks available for temporary encampments and provide direction for the design and facilitation of temporary encampments in parks that supports the health and safety of individuals experiencing homelessness and preserves access to recreation features for park visitors.
Upcoming Ward 10 Community Gatherings
You are invited to join Ward 10 Council Member Lisa Bender for a virtual community gathering.
Thursday, July 16th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
All ward 10 residents are invited to attend.
Saturday, July 18th
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
All ward 10 residents are invited to attend
You will need to register in advance for these meetings at: https://forms.gle/MvJs4HdDBnF1r9J58
We hope you can join one of the gatherings!
What you can expect:
Ward 10 Council Member Lisa Bender will present a City and Ward 10 update. Residents will be invited to submit questions.
There are many wonderful things happening in the Ward and we will finish up with updates from our Neighborhood Organizations. East Harriet residents who live North of 42nd Street are in Ward 10.
Ward 13 Public Safety Conversations
Council Member Linea Palmisano is hosting several community dialogues virtually this week on the future of public safety in our city. Hour long calls are offered at different times to fit into your schedule and each has a limited capacity of participants.
Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040449A9A628ABFC1-palmisano
East Harriet residents who live South of 42nd Street are in Ward 13.
Minneapolis Green Teams Meeting
You are invited to the Summer 2020 Mpls Green Teams meeting on Monday July 20, 2020 from 7:30-9:30pm via Zoom.
Green Teams meetings are a space for Minneapolis neighborhood environment committees and interested neighbors to come together on a quarterly basis to share strategies to improve our communities through innovative climate and environmental action.
Green Teams work to:
Bryant Avenue Reconstruction Project Update
Bryant Avenue Reconstruction Project: FAQs and Round 1 Engagement Summary Report Now Online
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first virtual open house. We appreciate all of the questions and feedback you provided. Answers to your frequently asked questions are now available on the project website as well as a report summarizing the first round of engagement for the Bryant Avenue Reconstruction Project.
If you were not able to attend the first virtual open house, we have posted a full recording of the event as well as a separate recorded presentation online. You can view either on the project website.
The Minneapolis Public Works Department plans to reconstruct 2.5 miles of Bryant Avenue S, from Lake Street to 50th St W, in 2022. It is anticipated that this project will take two years to construct. The project will replace 60-year-old infrastructure. It also provides the opportunity to enhance the safety and comfort for people who live, work, and play on Bryant Avenue S. for 60 or more years into the future.
Public Works Project Goals
Visit the project website for more information and to sign-up for email updates: minneapolismn.gov/cip/futureprojects/bryant-ave-s-reconstruction
Free Breakfast To-Go Wednesdays in August at Walker Methodist Place, 7-9am
Next EHFNA Meeting:
EHFNA Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 5th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
EHFNA Meetings will be held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance for the meeting link. Meetings are typically held the 1st Wednesday of each month.
Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
Committee Meetings will be held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meetings, please contact info@EastHarriet.org in advance for the meeting link.
Housing, Zoning, Business & Schools
Date to be determined. Meetings are typically held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7-8 pm
Thursday July 16: Community Building, Parks, & Environment
7-8 pm. Meetings are typically held the 3rd Thursday of the month.
Guest Speaker: Park Board Commissioner Brad Bourn
Contact us at 612.430.9161 or email email@example.com for more information.
We are looking for East Harriet Neighborhood residents to serve on these committees. If you are interested or would like more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Meals for All Youth through August
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) will continue serving free meals to all children 18 and under through Friday, August 21. The free food boxes include items for seven breakfasts and seven lunches and are filled with fresh produce and true food ingredients that meet the district’s high bar for nutrition.
Families can pick-up food boxes at 50 schools and parks across Minneapolis Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To keep families and staff safe, sites offer contact-free pick-up. All youth are invited to participate in this program and do not need to be enrolled in MPS to receive food boxes. Youth, parents, or siblings can pick up one box for each child in their family, per week.
More information can be found at cws.mpls.k12.mn.us/covid19.
Early Voting Has Begun
Early voting has started for the August 11 State Primary.
To vote in person, visit the Minneapolis Early Vote Center (980 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55414) Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm (Saturday hours start in August). Schedules are posted at vote.minneapolismn.gov/events/ and don't forget your mask!
To request a ballot by mail, click here.
Track my mail ballot
You can track the status of your ballot or confirm that it was received back and accepted without problem.
Stay up-to-date on road and ramp closures with MnDOT’s I-35@94 Downtown toCrosstown 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.
Events at Lakewood
Midsummer Memory Mandala Virtual Workshop
$30 per registration | Hosted over Zoom | Saturday, July 26, 2020 from 11:00am - 3:00pm
Guests are also welcomed to participate onsite at Lakewood
3600 Hennepin Ave
For more info, visit lakewoodcemetery.org
Hennepin County Rent Assistance
Hennepin County has up to $15 million available to help low-income renters who can’t afford their housing costs this month due to COVID-19.
Folks may qualify for emergency assistance if they:
Learn more and apply for assistance.
If you do not have internet access or cannot complete the form in English call 612-302-3160.
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