Residential Organics Waste Drop-off Site Coming to Armatage Park
- Published: 07 October 2014 07 October 2014
Solid Waste and Recycling in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Armatage Neighborhood Association are proud to announce the opening of residential organics drop-offs at Armatage Park. The drop-off will be open beginning on Tuesday October 14, 2014.
Residential organics include all food waste (including food items that you should not compost in a backyard bin such as meat, bones and dairy), food-soiled and non-recyclable paper, and other compostable materials such as coffee grounds, filters, cotton swabs, dryer lint, and popsicle sticks. Yard waste and pet waste are not accepted. Residents must drop-off their organic materials in a compostable bag (either paper or certified compostable plastic). Larger items such as pizza boxes and wax coated boxes do not need to be bagged.
The drop-off is open to all Minneapolis residents at no cost. For the first six weeks to two months, the drop-off will have the following designated delivery times when volunteers will be on site to answer questions, train new participants, and gather some information from residents that will be used to help craft the message for the future city-wide organics collection program.
· Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
· Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
It is anticipated that drop off hours will expand once the orientation period is complete after six weeks to two months.
For more information on the Residential Organics Recycling Program and Drop-Offs in the City: www.minneapolismn.gov/organics
Announcing the Toolkit for Neighbors of New Construction
- Published: 17 July 2014 17 July 2014
Ward 13 Council Member Linea Palmisano, in conjunction with the City's Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED), is pleased to announce the release of "The Toolkit for Neighbors of New Construction." This document is designed to equip neighbors with the information needed to prepare for and handle any issues that may arise during the course of residential infill construction.
* Who's who in City government when it comes to construction?
* Steps recommended to prepare for construction
* Handling common construction management issues
* What to do if you experience property damage
While the Toolkit was put together by the Ward 13 office, it is intended to be useful to all Minneapolis residents.
Please visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/mdr/new/index.htm to download the Toolkit.
Kenny Summerfest is Coming!
- Published: 02 June 2014 02 June 2014
Save the date for our annual neighborhood get together- Kenny Summerfest!
Sat., Aug. 2
We'll start things off with a bike parade at 5 p.m. Meet in the Kenny School parking lot with your decorated bike, trike, scooter or stroller. Or just come on down and we'll have streamers and other decorations to decorate your "ride".
Then we'll have music, kid's games, entertainment, inflatables, raffles, and lots of fabulous food from local food trucks.
Minneapolis Launces Weekend 311 Hours
- Published: 02 June 2014 02 June 2014
The City of Minneapolis recently announced new weekend hours to its popular 311 system.
Weekend hours will be 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday, with regular Monday through Friday hours remaining at the current 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
They city is excited to offer greater opportunity for residents to reach City services. Please let them know how it works for you!
Proposal Targets Food-to-Alcohol Ratios in Mpls. Restaurants
- Published: 27 May 2014 27 May 2014
From the MPLS. blog of the Star Tribune:
City mandated ratios of food to alcohol sales in restaurants could soon be eliminated under a proposed ordinance change that has been revived by several Minneapolis council members.
The city currently requires about 100 restaurants outside of downtown to make at least 60 percent of their revenue from food, which has only grown harder to meet as craft beers have become popular. It was intended to keep serious drinking out of the neighborhoods after repeal of the city's liquor patrol limits.
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