Community Updates

  • Annual Meeting + Board Elections

    Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association's

    Annual Meeting + Board Elections

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 6:30 pm

    Online, via Zoom


     

    You must register at the following link to receive login info:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsfu-qpzItG9yhpuuDN8haQyktOA1Gk2fP

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     


    THIS MEETING WILL HAVE TWO MAJOR COMPONENTS: (1) ELECTIONS, AND (2) A VOTE ON A PLAN MODIFICATION.

    FINAL AGENDA WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th.


    (1) ELECTIONS

    The MHNA board needs your voice. The greater diversity of people involved in the MHNA board, the more our neighborhood thrives and remains the best place to live, work, learn, play and grow—for everyone: renters, business and property owners, homeowners, students, elders and anyone in between.

    For 2023, we are particularly eager to bring big change—to both this neighborhood and to this organization. 


    The current board has an over-representation of men and white people, especially in leadership positions. MHNA would like to diversify its board of directors. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to run for the board.

    What does board membership involve? We’re happy to have a chat with you and share what we know.

    Take a look at our Board Position Description

    If you're interested, fill our our Candidate Form (Word | PDF | Online). 

    • THERE ARE 4 OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED, AND A TOTAL OF 7 DIRECTORS TO BE ELECTED ON OCTOBER 18th
    • ALL VOTING WILL BE HELD ONLINE ON OCTOBER 18th
    • BALLOTS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS USED TO REGISTER FOR THIS MEETING

    A Candidate Guide that lists all the candidates up for election will be available to the public on Friday, October 14, 2022.


    (2) PLAN MODIFICATION VOTE

    In July, the MHNA Board reviewed its finances, discussed future projections, and decided to move forward with funding a three-quarter-time executive director position and a part-time program/engagement position to continue the important work of the association. To implement this plan, MHNA's Board also recommends a NRP Plan Modification to align remaining NRP funds with current priorities 

    In August, the MHNA Board unanimously voted to move $30,729.43 of contracted NRP funds and $125,000 of non-contracted NRP funds, to fund 43535 NRP Staffing and Implementation. Staffing/Program Implementation supports the board and committees, day-to-day operations, engagement activities, volunteers, partnerships, programming, and communications. Overhead includes rent, phone, internet, printing, office supplies, meeting supplies, events, bookkeeping, and other misc. expenses necessary to run the organization. This administrative movement of funds allows MHNA to continue operating for the next several years. The motion now moves to the full membership for a vote. 

    The Board will share details with the neighborhood about current priorities and funding strategies and ask for a vote of approval from the membership. Voting will open at the Annual Meeting on October 18, 2022 and can continue, if necessary, on an ongoing/rolling basis if there are not enough people in attendance to meet the voting requirements.

    The membership will vote to move $30,729.43 of contracted NRP funds and $125,000 of non-contracted NRP funds, to fund 43535 NRP Staffing and Implementation. Details are as follows:

    The motion would modify the existing NRP contract #43535 to support future organizational overhead needs. $30,729.43 will be moved from the NRP Phase II strategies listed below to NRP Phase II Staffing and then added to contract #43535 in a new line item called Overhead.  

    • Move $2,791.91 from NRP Phase II Emerald Ash Borer Plan strategy
    • Move $1,631.88 from NRP Phase II Greater Dinkytown Road Map strategy
    • Move $150 from NRP Phase II Creative Placemaking strategy
    • Move $316.70 from NRP Phase II Litter Container Program strategy
    • Move $838.94 from NRP Phase II COVID-19 Response strategy
    • Move $25,000 from NRP Phase II Traffic Calming/Pedestrian Study 

    It would further utilize $125,000 of uncontracted NRP funds to support future staffing and program implementation needs. Funds will come from the following sources and be added to existing NRP contract #43535, NRP Staffing/Program Implementation.

    • NRP 1.A.1. Owner-Occupied Housing Improvements ($35,971.76)
    • NRP 1.A.1. Owner-Occupied Housing Improvements-Rollover ($234.77)
    • NRP 1.A.1. Owner-Occupied Housing Improvements-Program Income ($57,965.12)
    • NRP 1.A.2. Rental Housing Improvements ($20,828.35)
    • NRP 1.B.5. Historic Preservation Planning Assistance ($10,000)
  • Notice of a Plan Modification Vote

    In July, the MHNA Board reviewed its finances, discussed future projections, and decided to move forward with funding a three-quarter-time executive director position and a part-time program/engagement position to continue the important work of the association. To implement this plan, MHNA's Board also recommends a NRP Plan Modification to align remaining NRP funds with current priorities 

    In August, the MHNA Board unanimously voted to move $30,729.43 of contracted NRP funds and $125,000 of non-contracted NRP funds, to fund 43535 NRP Staffing and Implementation. Staffing/Program Implementation supports the board and committees, day-to-day operations, engagement activities, volunteers, partnerships, programming, and communications. Overhead includes rent, phone, internet, printing, office supplies, meeting supplies, events, bookkeeping, and other misc. expenses necessary to run the organization. This administrative movement of funds allows MHNA to continue operating for the next several years. The motion now moves to the full membership for a vote. 

    The Board will share details with the neighborhood about current priorities and funding strategies and ask for a vote of approval from the membership. Voting will open at the Annual Meeting on October 18, 2022 and can continue, if necessary, on an ongoing/rolling basis if there are not enough people in attendance to meet the voting requirements.

    The membership will vote to move $30,729.43 of contracted NRP funds and $125,000 of non-contracted NRP funds, to fund 43535 NRP Staffing and Implementation. Details are as follows:

    The motion would modify the existing NRP contract #43535 to support future organizational overhead needs. $30,729.43 will be moved from the NRP Phase II strategies listed below to NRP Phase II Staffing and then added to contract #43535 in a new line item called Overhead.  

    • Move $2,791.91 from NRP Phase II Emerald Ash Borer Plan strategy
    • Move $1,631.88 from NRP Phase II Greater Dinkytown Road Map strategy
    • Move $150 from NRP Phase II Creative Placemaking strategy
    • Move $316.70 from NRP Phase II Litter Container Program strategy
    • Move $838.94 from NRP Phase II COVID-19 Response strategy
    • Move $25,000 from NRP Phase II Traffic Calming/Pedestrian Study 

    It would further utilize $125,000 of uncontracted NRP funds to support future staffing and program implementation needs. Funds will come from the following sources and be added to existing NRP contract #43535, NRP Staffing/Program Implementation.

    • NRP 1.A.1. Owner-Occupied Housing Improvements ($35,971.76)
    • NRP 1.A.1. Owner-Occupied Housing Improvements-Rollover ($234.77)
    • NRP 1.A.1. Owner-Occupied Housing Improvements-Program Income ($57,965.12)
    • NRP 1.A.2. Rental Housing Improvements ($20,828.35)
    • NRP 1.B.5. Historic Preservation Planning Assistance ($10,000)

     

    Meeting Information:

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022

    6:30-8 pm via Zoom

     

    Because there will be a vote on a NRP Plan Modification, as well as elections for Officers & Directors, we are asking all attendees Register for the login information. This will ensure that MHNA will be able to distribute ballots to MHNA residents, business owners and property owners. The public is welcome to attend this meeting, but only the aforementioned participants will be eligible to vote and receive ballots.

    You can register at the following link:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsfu-qpzItG9yhpuuDN8haQyktOA1Gk2fP

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     


    This meeting will also involve Annual Election of Officers and Directors. There will be more information on the election itself later this week, but in the meantime, please consider running for the board. While the election is in October, terms don't officially begin until January 1, 2023. 

    To learn about running for the board, please visit https://www.marcy-holmes.org/run.

  • Energy Assistance Program Begins on 10/1/2022

    The 2022-2023 Energy Assistance Program (EAP) will begin on Oct. 1, 2022. Households may apply early, but will not receive any benefits until after Oct. 1.

    Ten benefits of the Energy Assistance Program. Inquire today at www.caphennepin.org.
     
    1. It’s free!
    2. The average grant is over $500
    3. Local Energy Assistance Partners can help with your application!
    4. Grants are based on household size, income, and utility costs
    5. Up to $2,000 per household – for heat and electric bills
    6. May also pay off your entire past due water/wastewater bill!
    7. It works if you use electricity, natural gas, propane, heating oil or biofuel.
    8. Grants are paid directly to your account at your energy company – we do it for you!
    9. The program is open to people who rent OR own their homes
    10. We can also arrange emergency fuel delivery, and repair or replace homeowners’ broken heating systems.

     

     

  • Heritage Preservation Commission Openings

    Mpls preservation staff are spreading word about openings for Commissioner positions on the Heritage Preservation Commission. Currently accepting applications to fill 2 vacancies. Deadline for receiving applications is 9/30/22.
     
  • Early Voting Has Opened

    vote

    The Early Vote Center at 980 E. Hennepin Ave. opens Sept. 23 for voters who wish to cast their ballot early and in person. Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services has begun mailing ballots to voters who have requested to vote early by mail.

    Early voting is easy

    In-person early voting is convenient. Any voter can vote early; no reason is needed. It especially helps voters who need special accommodations when voting by allowing for extra time, attention and onsite resources than polling places might have on a busy Election Day.

    You can also vote early by mail. Please allow enough time to complete the process by mail; it can take longer than seven days depending on where your ballot is sent. You can find mail ballot applications on the City website and submit your ballot any time before an election.

    Plan ahead and save time

    Find out which offices are on the ballot for this election at vote.minneapolismn.gov/voters/ballot.