NRP plan modification approved
Kenwood Isles Area Association (KIAA) Board of Directors approved modifications to its Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Phase I plan in November that shifted some unspent funds into a neighborhood safety program.
About $540 in neighborhood NRP funds earmarked for parks, recreation and libraries were shifted into the “Safety/Security Capital Fund Strategy,” bringing total funding of that strategy to above $10,000.
The board also voted to modify the plan language so that safety and security funds could be spent on “issues related to the Southwest Light Rail Transit line.” The proposed line would run through the neighborhood along the Kenilworth Corridor.
Board member resigns
KIAA Board Member Eric Sjoding announced in November his intention to resign from the board before the end of the year.
Sjoding said he was taking a new position with his current employer and would be moving out of the state.
The KIAA Board of Directors will see significant turnover in the next couple of months. Long-serving board members Pat Scott and Kathy Williams announced in November they both intended to resign by the end of the year, and former chairperson Sam Murphy resigned prior to the board’s October meeting.
Reindeer day and night coming up Dec. 3
On Dec. 3, the Linden Hills Business Association presents its annual Reindeer Day/Reindeer Night event.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., horse-drawn wagons and reindeer will mingle at the corner of 43rd & Upton. For the first time, live penguins will hang out in the Sebastian Joe’s parking lot.
Singers will be caroling and Santa mingling while merchants offer special in-store events.
Then, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., stores will offer holiday treats, libations and sales for adults, with the streets of Linden Hills lined by Wintercraft ice lanterns.
For more information, check out lindenhillsbusiness.com.
Funds transferred to operations
The Stevens Square Community Organization Board of Directors approved the transfer of $25,000 from the organization’s commercial loan fund to its operations budget at the Nov. 15 board meeting.
Funds transferred to housing loan program
The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association Board of Directors voted in November to reinvest $200,000 in program income into its neighborhood housing loan program.
The housing loan program includes: forgivable, matching loans for historic preservation; low-interest home improvement loans; and matching grants for façade and environmental improvements to neighborhood homes.
Southwest neighborhood group meeting times
Armatage Neighborhood Association (ANA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Armatage Park, 57th & Russell.
Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association (BMNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Bryn Mawr School, 252 Upton Ave. S.
Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Ave. S.
Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA): Board meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Jones-Harrison Residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Ave.
East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO): Board meets 1st Thursday monthly at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S.
East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA): Board meets 1st Wednesday monthly at Walker Methodist, 3737 Bryant Ave. S. (Health Service door)
East Isles Residents Association (EIRA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Grace-Trinity Community Church, 1430 W. 28th St.
Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Pershing Park, 3523 W. 48th St.
Kenny Neighborhood Association (KNA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Kenny Park Building, 1328 W. 58th St.
Kenwood Isles Area Association (KIAA): Board meets 1st Monday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.
Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 41st & Nicollet.
Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Linden Hills Park, 3100 W. 43rd St.
Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association (LHNA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.
Lowry Hill East (Wedge): Board meets 3rd Wednesday monthly at Jefferson Elementary School, 1200 W. 26th St.
Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA): General membership meetings are on the 4th Monday monthly at Painter Park, 34th & Lyndale.
Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association (LYNAS): Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at 6 p.m. at Lynnhurst Community Center, 50th & West Minnehaha Parkway.
Stevens Square Community Organization (SSCO): Board meets 3rd Thursday monthly at the Loring-Nicollet Community Center, 1925 Nicollet Ave. S.
Tangletown Neighborhood Association (TNA): Board meets 3rd Monday monthly at Fuller Park, 4800 Grand Ave.
West Calhoun Neighborhood Council: Board meets 2nd Tuesday monthly at The Bakken, 3537 Zenith Ave. S.
Whittier Alliance: Board meets 4th Thursday monthly at the Whittier Recreation Center, 425 W. 26 St.
Windom Community Council: Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at Windom Community Center, 5821 Wentworth Ave.
For more information about Southwest neighborhood organizations, go to southwestjournal.com and click on “Resources.” Send neighborhood news to Journal editor Sarah McKenzie at [email protected]