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Linden Hills Neighborhood

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January 15, 2016
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Winter Fest at Linden Hills Park
FREE - FOR ALL AGES

When: Friday, January 29th
Where: Linden Hills Park - 3100 W 43rd St.
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Breathe in the fresh, crisp winter air and celebrate this season with your neighbors at the Annual Winter Fest at Linden Hills.

Bring your friends and family to the park for horse drawn wagon rides, ice skating, music, roasting marshmallows by the fire, and refreshments to keep you toasty warm.

There also will be face painting and the exciting medallion hunt that you won't want to miss.
 
This party is great news for those who were looking forward to the 2016 Kite Fest that has been canceled. MPRB evaluated and discussed the ice conditions at Lake Harriet, and have officially decided to cancel the event due to the unsafe ice conditions this year.

Look forward to seeing you all at Winter Fest 2016, January 29!
 
Reminder: 2016 Kite Fest has been cancelled due to unstable ice on Lake Harriet. 
Upcoming Sewer Pipe Replacement at 47th & Washburn - Vincent 

Work to remove and replace a half-block stretch of sewer pipe on 47th St. between Washburn Ave. and Vincent Ave. is expected to begin in mid-January 2016.

This work must be completed during the winter when seasonal flooding risks are minimal and the ground has thoroughly frozen to ensure worker safety. This work will take approximately eight weeks to complete and will occur Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

47th St. will be closed between Washburn Ave. and Vincent Ave. on either side of the curb diverter for approximately two weeks starting January 18, 2016.

Residents on 47th Street will still have access to their driveways from Xerxes Ave. (west of Washburn Ave.) or Vincent Ave. (east of Washburn Ave.).
 
For questions or concerns about this work, contact MCES staff:
~ Tim O'Donnell, Project Citizens Liaison, 651-602-1269, tim.odonnell@metc.state.mn.us
~ Sarah Hachey, Assistant Contract Administrator, 651-602-4606, sarah.hachey@metc.state.mn.us
~ Dave Elzinga, Construction Contract Administrator, 651-602-8924, david.elzinga@metc.state.mn.us  
Looking to Get Involved in Your Neighborhood?

The new LHiNC Events Committee is looking for new members from Linden Hills who are interested in developing community through neighborhood events. 


The Events Committee, in conjunction with other LHiNC committees plus the board and staff, plan, organize and assist with the execution of community events on behalf of LHiNC. Some examples are the Linden Hills Festival, Little Homes Tour, Nice Neighbors Day and the Fall Festival and LHiNC elections.

If you are interested in participating and contributing to the committee, please attend the first Events Committee Meeting on Monday, February 1, at 7:00 p.m. at Linden Hills Park, 3100 W 43rd St. or contact: vicechair@lindenhills.org.

During the February meeting the committee will set the calendar for 2016.
Southwest High School Performing Arts Calendar January - February 2016 

We invite the Linden Hills community to enjoy our fine band, orchestra, guitar, theatre, and dance performances throughout the year. All events are held at Southwest High School's auditorium, 3414 West 47th Street, unless noted. Visit our websites southwesttheatre.org or swhsmusic.com for more information.

January 20-23, Carrie the Musical, Unhinged Student Theatre Co. 7 p.m. January 28-29, One Acts, SWHS Black Box Theatre 7 p.m.
January 30, Hot Notes on a Cold Night Cabaret 7 p.m. St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S.

February 8, Choir Concert 7 p.m.
February 9, Band and Orchestra Concert 7 p.m.
February 10, Guitar Concert 7 p.m. 
 
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
to Consider Referendum
 

After a year of public information meetings about the current condition and service level of the 157 neighborhood parks in the city, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Superintendent Jayne Miller presented commissioners with recommendations for the Closing the Gap: Investing in Neighborhood Parks initiative.

Miller shared proposed ballot language for a November 2016 referendum, an implementation plan for a referendum, and the elements of an agreement with the Minneapolis City Council to address sustained current funding - all intended to provide a long term strategy to address the funding gap for annual maintenance and care as well as capital investments for Minneapolis neighborhood parks.

The Board is expected to take action on the Superintendent's proposals on January 20, and the Superintendent will provide specifics of the 2018-2022 implementation plan in April.

Linden Hills Rezoning Study:
Neighborhood Survey - Results are coming in
 

Linden Hills resident Walter Pitt, who serves on the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council and as Zoning Committee Chair, has been conducting a independent neighborhood survey to collect public opinion relating to neighborhood development and proposals of the Linden Hills Rezoning Study presently underway. Results of this neighborhood survey can be accessed HERE.

If you would like to express your own opinions regarding future development in Linden Hills there is still time to take this brief survey HERE.

(This neighborhood survey was developed independently by Walter Pitt as a resident of Linden Hills, and does not express any official position of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council or representatives of the City of Minneapolis.)
Curious about Community Solar? 

Come to our community solar question and answer session.

Wednesday, January 27 at 7 p.m. at Linden Hills Park, Sundial Solar and Linden Hills Power and Light will be on hand to answer questions on the neighborhood's first community solar project with panels located on top of the Linden Hills Co-Op.

Subscribers to community solar projects receive credit on their Xcel Energy bill for the solar energy their shares generate as if the panels were on their own roof. Renters are able to participate as well.

If you have questions or to receive a fact sheet, please contact: lhcommunitysolar@gmail.com.

Nominations for MPRB Volunteer of the Year Awards Accepted Through February 15 
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Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) staff, volunteers, and community members are encouraged to nominate an outstanding MPRB individual volunteer or group of volunteers.

More information available here

"Hot Notes on a Cold Night" Cabaret  

The exciting annual benefit for the Southwest High School performing arts programs. It also happens to be the BEST PARTY OF THE YEAR!

When: Saturday, January 30, 2016 
Where: St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave S
Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Entertainment by top student performers
  • Appetizers, desserts, cash bar
  • Wine raffle and "Off the Wall auction"
  • Dancing to the Southwest Jazz Band
Tickets: $37 in advance, $50 at the door (adults only) Order yours today HERE
Linden Hills Neighborhood Council, P.O. Box 24049, Minneapolis, MN 55410
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