Community Updates

  • Residential Tree Sale

    The Minneapolis Health Department and Tree Trust work together to offer low-cost trees for Minneapolis residents. Below you will find information about our tree programs and resources you can access in your neighborhood. Please fill out this short survey to let us know how we can get more trees in your neighborhood. We can come to your meeting, bring you flyers, host workshops, and more

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    Residents

    Minneapolis residents can enter our lottery to buy a low-cost, $30 tree (~$150 value). The lottery is open from Feb. 1 - March 31. We’ll notify you in April if you’re selected to order a tree and pick-up will take place in May.  All the information to plant and care for your new tree will be provided.

    Enter the lottery

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    Businesses and organizations

    We plant trees for businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. Trees cost $30 each, which includes:

    • A consultation with a landscaper to find the best trees for your property.
    • Professional planting.
    • Mulch.
    • Watering bags.

    Businesses must water the trees weekly and prune them.

    Request a tree for your business or organization.

  • Join Hennepin County’s Plastic-Free Challenge

    Plastics can be a hassle – they create clutter and can be confusing to recycle – plus they contribute to litter, harm water and wildlife, and have largely unknown health impacts for us. Fortunately, there’s a lot we can do to help create a plastic-free world, from learning more about plastic waste and recycling to making simple swaps to advocating for changes in your community and sharing your story with others.

    Be part of the solution to reduce waste, protect water and wildlife, address climate change, and look after the health of ourselves and future generations by joining the Hennepin County Plastic-Free Challenge.

    About the Plastic-Free Challenge

    The Plastic-Free Challenge is a month-long effort starting February 1 to reduce plastic consumption, especially single-use plastics, in ways that fit best in your lifestyle and have the most impact on reducing your footprint.

    The online challenge has 70 actions you can choose from in seven categories. Sign up opens on January 1, and the challenge runs during the month of February 2023. Once you sign up and create your profile, you can browse the categories and actions, check off the actions you already take, and select up to five one-time actions and five daily actions to make progress on during the four-week challenge.

    You can also create a team to take the challenge along with your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Or encourage an organization, business, or community group you are a part of to become a Hennepin County Plastic-Free Challenge Partner.

    Learn more, sign up, and get ready to go plastic-free at hennepinplasticfree.ecochallenge.org.

  • Results from the MHNA Bylaw Amendment Vote

    A vote was conducted at MHNA's recent Membership meeting over the organization's bylaws. That voting period concluded on Wednesday, January 18th at 9 pm.

    As it does with all of its board elections, amendment voting, and major funding decisions, voting was held using the online service, Election Runner. All graphics and numbers below are provided by Election Runner.

  • Locks removed from organics drop-off carts

    With consistently colder temperatures, the City has removed the locks from carts at organics drop-off sites for the winter.

    Thank you for your due diligence in only placing clean organics inside the carts. Removing the locks makes it easier for you to use the organics drop-offs in the wintertime, but it also makes it easier for others to put contamination into the organics carts.

    Please continue to be diligent in sorting your organics. If you find contamination in a cart, do your best to not cover it up so we may dispose of the contaminated material appropriately. 

    We will notify you via email in the spring before the locks are put back on the carts. 

    Please read the reminders below on what food-service items are and are not accepted in the organics recycling.

    What food-service items can be composted?

    accepted food-service items for composting

    Minneapolis residents do a great job keeping their organics recycling clean. We have low contamination in the organics recycling program. Food-service items are where residents still have the most confusion. If you're just getting started with organics recycling, making sure you get all of your food scraps into the organics bin is the most important. As you get more comfortable, start adding in paper items.

    Any paper or plastic food service item should be clearly marked "compostable" and have the BPI logo on it (shown above). The BPI logo verifies the item has been tested by a third party and that it will fully and safely break down in a commercial composting facility leaving no unnatural byproducts. 

     

    What items should never go in organics carts?

    Items commonly found in organics recycling carts that are NOT compostable include:

    • Non-compostable paper cups
    • Fast-food wraps and boxes
    • Decorative or glossy paper plates
    • Asian take out pails
    • Ice cream tubs
    • Milk cartons
    • Butter wraps
      items not accepted in organics - plastic-lined paper products

    These items all have conventional oil based plastic in the lining making them non-compostable and non-recyclable (except milk cartons - they are recyclable).

    Per the City's Green to Go ordinance, all paper cups should now be certified compostable. If the cup does not have the BPI logo on it, call or email 311 and let them know the establishment is not in compliance with City ordinance. 311 will alert the appropriate Health Inspector for the business.

    Common contaminants

    We’ve been finding some contamination in carts. Please keep in mind that the following items are not able to be composted. 

    1. Cardboard boxes. Mailing labels and tape on cardboard boxes are not compostable. The box itself is ok, however, it can be made back into another paper item again, so the priority should be to recycle cardboard boxes.
    2. Paper boxes from fast food restaurants. If the box is not BPI certified, it belongs in the garbage, not in the organics.
    3. Non-compostable bags. All plastic bags used must have the BPI logo on them. It's the only tool the collection crew and the composters have to verify the bag will fully and safely break down in the composting process. 

    If you're uncertain if an item is certified compostable, visit BPI's website and search the product catalog. 

    Find more info about organics recycling

  • Father Hennepin Bluff Park Improvements Update

    Popular riverfront park will reopen in 2023 after major renovation

    A major renovation of Father Hennepin Bluff Park is wrapping up for the year. Park access and use were limited since work began in the spring on the first substantial renovation at the park in more than 40 years. 

    The new park improvements were designed to reflect the character of the St. Anthony Falls Historic District. They will improve park accessibility, safety and circulation, and create a new performance stage with seasonal restrooms that will open next year.

    Fencing will remain in place over winter to help protect newly seeded areas. Please stay out of these areas! Establishing healthy and resilient turf will be a major factor in determining when the park can fully open for public use in 2023.

    Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Events staff are planning to program the park for the 2023 season, more details will be available next spring. 

    Project Details

    This Father Hennepin Bluff Park Improvements project includes:

    • A new performance stage with seasonal restrooms
    • New park entry plaza spaces
    • Upgraded lights, path connections, wayfinding signage and trail markings
    • Landscape and stormwater management improvements

    The improvements are focused on the upper part of the park, not the lower paths closer to the Mississippi River. Follow the link below to view the project design and some illustrations of the new stage/restroom facility:

    Father Hennepin Bluff Park Improvements Design [PDF]

  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board seeks applicants for advisory committees

    Applications accepted through December 9, 2022 for openings on several advisory groups

    The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking applications for appointments to four ongoing community advisory committees:

    • Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Board – One (1) Opening
    • Minneapolis Tree Advisory Commission – Five (5) Openings
    • Racial Equity Advisory Committee – One (1) Opening
    • Metro Blue Line Extension LRT Community Advisory Committee

    Use the application linked below to apply for any of the above openings:

    Board Appointments Online Application

    You may also download an application from the MPRB Committee Appointments page or call MPRB Customer Service at 612-230-6400 to request an application, fill it out and submit it via email or mail:

    • Email to [email protected] 
    • Mail to Board Secretary; Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board; 2117 West River Road North; Minneapolis MN 55417

    Service commitment may vary based upon needs, expectations and policy goals. However, most committee members can expect to work approximately 10-15 hours per month. Terms for the appointments to the committees listed above are one year and there are no term limits. 

    Some advisory committees have a need for specialized skills, but most people will find a committee that is a great fit for their knowledge base. Public members of advisory committees may not have regular, ongoing experience in a specific topic, but have a general interest in an advisory committee's work area. Serving on an advisory committee is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about an area of interest and contribute a fresh and unique perspective. 

    Applications are due by 4:30 pm on Friday, December 9, 2022.  Following submission, applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of the application and describing the general process for appointment. Appointments for open positions will be made at the January 3, 2023 meeting of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. For a full description of each committee and to complete the application please visit: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/abca.

    Questions about the appointments process? Email [email protected].

    Subscribe to email notifications for Committee and Advisory Board Appointments

  • Comment on Draft 2023-2025 Vision Zero Action Plan for traffic safety

    The draft 2023-2025 Minneapolis Vision Zero Action Plan is out for public comment. The plan outlines priorities for the next 3 years to advance the City’s goal of ending traffic deaths and severe injuries.

    You can watch an overview presentation on the draft plan or see slides from that presentation here.

    The updated plan builds on the work of the 2020-2022 Vision Zero Action Plan and draws on information in the 2022 Vision Zero Crash Study to inform priority actions. An average of 150 people suffered life-altering injuries or were killed in traffic crashes each year on streets in Minneapolis from 2017 to 2021. That is unacceptable and preventable. Traffic crashes disproportionately impact people in neighborhoods with lower incomes, Native American residents and people walking and bicycling.

      Vision Zero Action Plan cover page with picture of pedestrian safety median

    The plan features 17 strategies and 70 actions to be implemented between 2023 and 2025. Highlights from the strategies and actions include four focus areas:

    • Make safety improvements on high injury streets. In Minneapolis, 66% of severe and fatal crashes happen on just 9% of the streets citywide. The City and partners will continue to proactively install traffic safety treatments on high injury streets.
    • Advance street designs to reduce dangerous vehicle speeds. Speeding has increased since 2020 and was a factor in 65% of fatal crashes in 2021. Lower traffic speeds save lives by reducing the likelihood of a crash and by making it less likely a crash that does happen will be deadly. The City will expand use of treatments that support safe speeds on busier streets and pilot new measures.
    • Work to implement a speed safety camera pilot of automated enforcement. The City is seeking legislative authority to implement a speed safety camera pilot program. Once there is legislative authority, the City will develop details for a local pilot program informed by significant community engagement. Automated traffic enforcement has proven effective at saving lives and eliminates the need for officer interaction.
    • Evaluate alternative approaches to staffing and implementing traffic enforcement while addressing discriminatory outcomes and building trust. Due to a variety of factors, traffic stops are down significantly in recent years. Also, the 2022 Minnesota Department of Human Rights investigation of the City and the Police Department found racial disparities in traffic stops. The City is working to evaluate alternative approaches to staffing and implementing traffic enforcement (summary of initial work) and to implement reforms to address racial disparities in traffic stops. 

    Comment on the draft plan

    You can share feedback on the draft plan through December 11, 2022. 

    Online open house

    This virtual open house will include a presentation and question and answer period.

    Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 6:00 PM
    Via this Microsoft Teams* link 

    *Anyone can join a Microsoft Teams web meeting. A free software download may be required. The type of download may vary based on how you join the meeting (computer, android device, apple device). Learn more about Microsoft Teams

  • Notice of a Plan Modification: Allocating Funds to Security Rebate Program

    The board of directors of the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association (MHNA) will be considering and voting on a modification to its Neighborhood Action Plan at its next meeting on November 29, 2022.

    MHNA will request access to up to $24,950 or existing Program Income to continue support a previously approved priority:

    Security Rebate Program           

    Requested amount: $24,950         

    Source: NRP Phase II 1.1.A.1 Program Income 

    Existing Program Description: The Safety & Neighborhood Care Task Force seeks MHNA board support and approval to reinitiate a security rebate program in Marcy-Holmes. Upon board approval, the Marcy-Holmes Security Rebate program will focus on following broad goals: 1) Increase safety and involvement of residents and businesses and 2) Raise awareness of the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association.

    All funds for this existing priority would come from our Phase II Program Income (Housing 1.A.1.).

    Please contact Chris Lautenschlager, MHNA Executive Director, at [email protected] with any questions.

  • Annual Election Candidate Guide Now Available

    Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association’s Annual Election

    CANDIDATE GUIDE

    October 18, 2022, 6:30 pm

    Online, via Zoom

    (please click here for a PDF version of this document)

    Thank you to all Marcy-Holmes residents, business and property owners, and annexed members who are running to serve on the board this year. In this Candidate Guide you’ll find:

    • Nominations and Election Procedures p. 1
    • 2023 Candidates for Officer (4 seats up for election) 
    • 2023 Candidates for Director (7 seats up for election) 

    NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS PROCEDURES

    In addition to the candidates listed in this guide who submitted forms prior to the election,

    nominations can be made from the floor. (Article VIII, Section 4).

    Eligible Candidates: The Board of Directors consists of up to fifteen (15) Directors at-large to be

    elected by the General Membership at the October annual meeting, of whom eleven (11) shall

    be Resident members; all Resident and Non-Resident members. President and Vice-President each must have at least 6 months prior experience as an elected member of the board of directors or as an officer of the association (Article VI, Section 1).

    Eligible Voters: All members of the Association are eligible to vote in elections. You must be present at this Membership Meeting to vote. There are three categories of membership:

    1. Resident Members: All residents of the neighborhood shall be eligible for membership in the Association upon completion of an electronic or paper membership form, whereby the applicant certifies their residence as within the boundaries of the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood.
    2. Non-Resident Members: Non-Residents who (1) own real property or have an interest in real property in the neighborhood or (2) are a duly sponsored representative of a non-profit or for-profit organization or business with a physical address in the neighborhood shall become members upon presentation of land ownership or appointment by a business or organizations.
    3. Annexed Members: Membership may also be conferred on individuals who (1) reside in, (2) own real property or have an interest in a real property, or (3) are duly-sponsored representatives of a non-profit or for-profit organization or business outside the City recognized Marcy-Holmes neighborhood boundary but who have a physical address within the geographic area bounded by 15th Avenue SE on the west, University Avenue SE on the south, Oak Street SE on the east, and the BNSF railroad tracks on the north. Membership will also be conferred upon residents of Sanford Hall and Roy Wilkins Hall, both buildings located on the south side of University Avenue SE between 11th Avenue SE and 13th Avenue SE. Such members shall be granted the same rights and privileges of Non-Resident member.

    CANDIDATES FOR OFFICER - known candidates as of 10/14/2022

    President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary each serve 1-year terms

     

    President 

    David Moseman - Incumbent

    David has lived in Marcy-Holmes since 2009 and serves on his 8th St SE condo board. He is also currently on the board at Southeast Seniors. With these connections—and his experience as a retired physician with a Master’s in Public Health—David plans to work to make Marcy-Holmes an even better place for all to live, work and play.

     

    Vic Thorstenson

    Vic moved to Marcy-Holmes as a UMN freshman in early 1976. He stuck around, living in rental housing in the neighborhood. Around 1978, Vic got active in the newly formed Historic Riverfront Development Coalition, which sought to preserve structures that were proposed to be destroyed, needlessly altered, or moved by the Riverplace development. Vic joined and was elected Secretary of MHNA around 1980 and remained active until moving with his family to Seward, and later, Prospect Park.

    Vic and his family returned to Marcy-Holmes in 1994, in their first house on 3rd Ave SE. Vic served on the MHNA board in the 1990s, was chair of the community’s St. Anthony Sesquicentennial celebration in 1999 and served as MHNA’s liaison with the Old St. Anthony Business Association. Cindy and Vic raised their son here and were Marcy Open School parents.

    Vic retired from state government in September, after working in both the Minnesota House and Senate and the state departments of Corrections and Administration. His work at the legislature included redistricting, communications, health care reform and restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol. He also operated a print communications business in Marcy-Holmes for over 20 years.

    Vic served as MHNA President in 2019 & 2020. His priorities included outreach for the 2020 census, organizational reform to open up MHNA to more students and renters, and instituting term limits for board membership. He is also one of two MHNA representatives to the University District Alliance.

    Vic would like to help guide MHNA towards a service model that takes direct action to address neighborhood needs - like public safety, street lighting, neighborhood livability, environmental stewardship, poverty, renter rights, and safer conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.

     

    Vice President

    Kim Hansen

    Kim has held various leadership positions in business, nonprofit and public sector/government areas for over 25 years. She has served on several other boards and nonprofit community groups and enjoys strategic discussions.  Motivated to fully represent different ages, living arrangements, and other demographics, Kim likes learning about development bringing greater density—and new architectural vision—into the neighborhood.

     

    Treasurer

    Martha Ballard

    Martha Ballard and her family chose to live in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood nearly 35 years ago. Martha enjoys her work as a freelance Bookkeeper, after years working in administration at the Children’s Museum, the University of St. Thomas, and other small businesses. Many nonprofit organizations have benefited from her volunteer energy: Minnesota Justice Research Center, Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota, Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice, Southeast Seniors and the Soap Factory. Martha served on the MHNA board in (years) as its Treasurer and Dinkytown Liaison.

     

    Secretary

    Joe Schaedler

    Finishing his second term, Joe has been renting an apartment at the intersection of 4th Street SE and 4th Avenue SE since 2005. An active participant in MHNA’s Land Use & Development and Safety/Infrastructure committees, Joe is motivated to represent renters’ interests in the neighborhood, specifically focusing on maintaining affordable housing stock and retaining economic diversity amongst our neighborhoods’ residents. Over the past year, Joe has been involved in discussions over expanding organics recycling at larger apartment buildings and at local businesses and churches.

    He values the neighborhood for its central location within the city of Minneapolis, vibrant commerce, historical residences, ample street parking, and abundant public transit.

     


    CANDIDATES FOR DIRECTOR - known candidates as of 10/14/2022

    Directors serve 2-year terms

    (You can vote for up to 7 candidates, we also allow for write-ins)

    Candidates listed alphabetically, by first name

     

    Bill Huntzicker - Incumbent

    Bill moved into the neighborhood 50 years ago, when it was called the University District, and his first involvement was as a member of the much-maligned Holmes PAC, whose goal was to decrease neighborhood density. He was also on the committee that wrote the first comprehensive plan that called for preserving the single-family/duplex core of the neighborhood. For nine years, he chaired the parks committee that successfully coordinated with the park board, park planners, the school board (that abandoned and wanted to sell the Holmes School and Marcy School sites), city planners, the HRA (Housing and Redevelopment Authority that wanted to sell the land for private ownership), City Council members and their staffs, the mayor’s office, and mayors to get Marcy Park and the expansion of Holmes Park to fill an entire two-block site, making possible the current location of Marcy School. He was president and secretary of MHNA for a year each in the days before it had a staff or archives, and he worked as a volunteer reporter for the Southeast newspaper during most of its life.

     

    Brian Tang - Incumbent

    Currently a civil engineer, Brian has worked in transportation planning and design for the past eight years. With degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Engineering, he has a particular interest in urban forestry, land use and development, transportation, traffic-related air pollution, and stormwater management. Between college stints, he worked for two years as a landscaper, volunteering during that time to help administer a community garden program in New Haven, CT. While in New Haven he helped to redesign the city's bike map.

    Brian has served on the board of directors three nonprofit organizations: six years on the board of the bicycle advocacy organization in New Haven, six years on the board of a charitable endowment that issued grants for environmental initiatives, and one and a half years on the board of the co-op rooming house where I lived at the time. For five years he was Secretary of the board of the environmental endowment fund.

    Brian moved here six years ago in part because of how hard it is to rent an apartment, let alone buy a home, in most of the places he lived before. He feels a duty to do whatever he can to ensure the housing shortage in Minneapolis never gets as bad as on the coasts.

     

    Bridget Sullivan

    Bridget has been an attorney for almost 25 years and a judge for 8 years in Hennepin County where she learned how to mediate disputes and problem solve across a broad area of legal issues. She has lived in Minneapolis for over thirty years as a renter and homeowner in almost every neighborhood in the City. Bridget was on the board of District 202, The Family Partnership, Way to Grow, and the Hennepin History Museum.  While she lived in Washington DC, she volunteered for Planned Parenthood and several political campaigns. Sullivan loves Minneapolis and want to preserve the many good aspects of it while preparing it to adapt to change in neighborhood specific ways.  She has always been involved in community building and volunteer projects and believes strongly that we all have to make concrete contributions to our communities. 

     

    David Jones

    David Jones is a husband and a father of two daughters who attended Marcy Open School. David is married to Sarah Luedtke-Jones and just celebrated their 23rd Anniversary. He holds a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Upper Iowa University and has a BA in Fine Art from Gustavus Adolphus College. David works at Metropolitan State University as an Academic Advisor. A past MHNA Vice President, David has helped organize Adopt-a-Street clean up events and has promised to finally start the Marcy-Holmes merchandise store for MHNA.

     

    David Moseman - Incumbent

    See Officer Bio above. David is also running for Director if not elected President.

     

    Joe Schaedler - Incumbent

    See Officer Bio above. Joe is also running for Director if not elected Secretary.

     

    John Goebel

    John has been a proud homeowner and renter in Marcy-Holmes for the past 18 years. Since moving here as a bachelor, his family has grown to four: wife Arielle, son Sebastian, and daughter Violet.  With a backyard abutting six other properties (occupied by renters, homeowners, and landlords), he is constantly in touch with neighbors: building fences together, discussing recent crime on the block, and keeping tabs on new property development. As a past president and director on the MHNA Board, he has focused on issues including infrastructure, park improvements, and land use—all while promoting an inclusive environment to longtime members and newcomers alike. Through his day job at Twin Cities PBS, he helps non-profits tell their story. He has worked with Minneapolis Public Schools, Big Ten Universities, and museums around the nation.

     

    Jordan Leick

    Jordan graduated with an MBA from the Carlson School of Business, with specializations in general management and IT. Especially interested in transportation networks and land use, Leick wants to help ensure that MHNA makes the right investments in our community, enriching the lives of everyone who resides, works, and play here. Jordan is a frequent volunteer at Our Streets, Habitat for Humanity, CAA (Twin Cities VegFest), and the Loppet Foundation.

     

    Julie Iverson

    “I’ve lived roughly 90% of my life in Marcy-Holmes or the University District. Now, in my 60s, I spend much of my time & energy aspiring to support or promote ‘community’ in all the places and ways it manifests. An opportunity to serve my fellow members of the Marcy-Holmes community (present & future) through a position on the Association Board is strongly appealing. It provides focus and strength to move community needs and desires forward to the maximum extent possible.

    We are a distinctly diverse, multicultural community embracing young adults, children, seniors, mid-career grownups, immigrants, foreign student visitors, students [pre-K thru Grad school], Univ.  faculty and staff, business/property owners, renters, homeowners, artists, the affluent and the poor. Black, red, white and all other colors of the rainbow are part of our DNA. I also recognize the historic role this area has played in this city and the honor due to the indigenous peoples we thank for our space.

    This broad diversity of interests and concerns is a challenge I’ve prepared for. I’m educated (degreed in Ideation and Communication), outspoken, committed to consensus decision-making and to transparency. In addition to living here (as renter & homeowner), I bring experience as an elected representative, a parliamentarian, a small business owner, a recent UMN student (class of ‘16), and a senior citizen to this volunteer post. I believe in the power of WE and work always to find the best solution to well-defined problems or issues.

    I hope you will vote for me and work with me in defining the needs of and advocating for this neighborhood. (PS Tucker, my Golden Retriever, insists that I say “Hello!” If you don’t know him, I guarantee he looks forward to meeting you soon!) If you have any question regarding my background or objectives, please feel free to contact me: [email protected] or 612.812.3394."

     

    Karyn Zwieg - Incumbent

    With a degree in Human Service Administration, Karyn has been working in non-profit housing management for over 20 years. She feels can bring a diverse perspective to this board as a representative of a non-profit. As Director of Housing and Community Engagement with Riverton Community Housing for over 10 years, Karyn oversees the overall operation of 7 housing cooperatives in the Marcy Holmes, SE Como and Seward neighborhoods, and understands board governance and the responsibilities and roles of the officers. Passionate about housing—with the belief that everyone has a right to safe, affordable housing, Karyn would like to be an active participant in the decisions that impact our community.

    Before coming to this area, Karyn gained experience working at other nonprofits agencies and with various diverse populations of people at; Tubman Family Alliance, YWCA of St Paul Transitional Housing, CommonBond Communities, and Dakota County Community Development Agency. Karyn has served a 2-year term on the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association board, currently serves on the Dinkytown Business Alliance board, and regularly attends Seward Neighborhood meetings as a representative for her organization. If elected for another term, Karyn believes she can work towards organizing and participating in more community engagement, public safety, and security initiatives.

    Miles Jungclaus

    Currently living in Dinkytown, Miles Jungclaus is currently an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota. Interested in greenspace, non-fast food access, and the use of public spaces, Miles believes student voices need to be better represented within the neighborhood organization.

      

    Ted Tucker

    Ted has worked with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board on many planning efforts to enlarge our parks and improve access to the riverfront. He believes that MHNA should take the lead in adding open space to Dinkytown, the least well serve and densest part of our neighborhood. Tucker has expressed the concern that MHNA needs more board members from Dinkytown. If elected to the board, he will act to make Dinkytown a more livable place. He will happily resign to make room for any suitable representative from Dinkytown.

     

    Tom Lincoln - Incumbent

    Tom Lincoln is a long-time Marcy-Holmes resident and homeowner. He has served on the Board at various times during his tenure. He is a professional civil engineer working for Kimley-Horn and Associates in the area of land development. He has a professional interest in land use and development issues in the neighborhood but will recuse himself if there appears to a conflict of interest. He also has an interest in gardening and community gardens as a form of community building. Tom enjoys biking and skiing.

     


     

    REMINDER 1: Nominations for any role can be taken from the floor on the night of the meeting. Candidates do not have to announce their intention to run in advance of the meeting.

     

    REMINDER 2: You must Register and be present at the meeting to receive a ballot. MHNA has opted to handle their elections the same way they did pre-COVID. To receive a ballot, you must attend the meeting.

     

     

  • Bridge reopening rescheduled to summer 2023

    From MnDOT Press Release:

     

    We have disappointing news. After assessing the overall project schedule and work to be completed, we are unable to reopen the bridge in fall 2022 without creating safety issues for the public and construction crews.

    The Third Ave. Bridge is now anticipated to reopen to motorists, buses, and people walking and bicycling in summer 2023. Until then, you will need to continue using alternate routes across the river.

    Construction crews are working quickly to complete additional concrete repairs on the bridge arches and to respond to other challenges that have impacted the project’s timeline, including high river water levels and material delays.

    Join us for a virtual public meeting

    The Third Ave. Bridge project team is hosting a virtual public meeting at 5 p.m. on Tue, Oct. 11 to provide a project update and answer questions.

    Mark your calendar, visit the project meetings webpage to register in advance, and share the meeting information with family, friends, coworkers and others who are interested in the project.

    Submit your questions ahead of time to [email protected].

    More about this project

    The historic Third Ave. Bridge over the Mississippi River near St. Anthony Falls opened in 1918 and needs significant repairs. The bridge carries Third and Central avenues, which are part of Hwy 65.

    Construction began in May 2020 and is anticipated to be complete in summer 2023. The bridge is fully closed to traffic through summer 2023. Motorists, transit riders, and people walking and bicycling will need to use alternate routes across the river during this time.

    For more information, visit the project webpage. To contact the project team email [email protected] or call the project hotline at 612-547-7968.