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Beltrami News: May Edition
What's New at the BNC?
At the May meeting, the BNC Board of Directors:
  • Approved the BNC 2016-17 Budget
  • Approved a new home security grant (more details coming soon)
  • Revised the BNC Fiscal Policies and Procedures
  • Selected electors for the Neighborhood & Community Engagement Commission election (more info below)
  • Heard from CPED about a proposed single-family home at 642 Buchanan (neighborhood meeting coming soon)
BNC Committee Roundup 
The BNC committees dive into a specific topics and make recommendations to the board of directors. Here's a glimpse into what the committees are up to:

Park & Recreation Committee: Attended the Town Hall Meeting with MPRB President Liz Wielinski and Council Member Reich to learn more about the parks and streets funding agreement and what it means for investment at Beltrami Park.  Each park was ranked based on an equity criteria matrix and this ranking will be used to prioritize investment over the next 20+ years.  Beltrami Park is #39 of 106 parks.  The first 20 parks will see capital improvements in the first five years.  The next several parks on the list will be added to the capital improvement plan  each subsequent year.  Read more at  Questions? Call the BNC office and we'll connect you with the right person to get you answers.

Housing & Livability Committee: Discussed remaining funds allocated to crime & safety initiative & heard from MPD Inspector Jack Kelly regarding recent crime; will be talking about National Night Out, Minneapolis Renters Coalition, and potential crime & safety initiatives at the May 23rd meeting

Events Committee: Is gearing up for Beltrami Art Park art show & children art activities (May 21st) and the Summer Festival (June 25th)

Environment Committee: Worked tremendously hard on a proposal for a new community garden at 642 Buchanan.  Unfortunately, just as the details were being finalized, the City of Minneapolis notified the BNC that a new single-family home will be built at that address.  More details coming soon.

Did you know we post committee meeting minutes on our website?  
Beltrami Business Highlight
Each month, we will highlight a Beltrami business. Have a suggestion for a business to feature?  Let us know!

Neoneon Art & Design
1301 Summer St NE
ebay Store
Facebook Page
Neoneon Art & Design, located on the corner of Summer & Pierce, is a working studio that specializes in custom illuminated signs and fine art.  Neon artist, Robert Johnson, has been crafting custom neon in since 1988. 

In addition to neon, Robert also sells collectible toys, specializing in Star Wars. His passion led him to a 10 year project authoring a book and guide to Star Wars figure collecting.  This hidden treasure is a real treat to visit, especially when you get a peek at Robert actively bending neon tubes. 
The Beltrami Neighborhood Council presents

Beltrami Art Park
Saturday, April 21st

12 - 8 PM: Art Sale (still a few more last minute spots for artists!)

3- 5 PM: Free Art Activity with Created to Grow

Food across the street at Jessi's Market at Delmonico's

Beltrami Summer Festival 
Save the Date!

Saturday, June 25th
4-7 PM
Beltrami Park

Featuring: free ice cream & popcorn, Pharaohs Gyros, games, art (make your own personalized sign and poster to take home), music, and more!

Volunteer at the event and get an exclusive Beltrami t-shirt!  

Summer Park Programs
at Beltrami Park
Register by calling Logan Park (612-370-4927) or
Sanneh Camps: Sanneh camps give thousands of kids a safe, fun summer camp experience for FREE! We offer over 70 soccer, baseball, basketball and leadership camps throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs. Camps are run by professional coaches and designed for ages 6-12 and ages 10-14. Each camper receives a t-shirt, water bottle, cinch bag.

The Sanneh Foundation understands the importance of shaping the development of youth beyond the field and actively works to incorporate guidance and information about health, education, drugs and alcohol, and cultural awareness and sensitivity. Camps promote an atmosphere of community through the universal excitement for sport. Tony Sanneh has assembled a staff of local and national coaches to teach soccer based on the experiences and methods that Sanneh himself has accumulated throughout his extensive career at the highest levels of the sport. The same ideology is used to adapt the training to individual camper’s ability and ambition. The camp aims to provide a fun and fulfilling atmosphere for all campers while focusing on appropriate levels of individual skill and intensity.

Sanneh Soccer:
June 20th-23rd @ 6-7:30pm
July 18th-22nd @ 1-3:30pm
August 1st-5th @ 1-3:30pm

Sanneh Baseball:
June 27th-30th @ 1-3:30pm
Ages 6-14
Cost: FREE

Summer Meals
Monday-Friday June 13th-August 19th
No Lunches July 4th
Snack served from 3-4pm
Dinner served from 5-6:30pm
Cost: FREE
Ages: 1-18

Naturalist Round-Up
Wednesday June 29th-August 10th @ 3-4pm Activity # 62883
Naturalists will 'round up' available kids for fun, hands-on activities and games. We can include portions of other nature-based programs. Topics will vary based on the kids' interest and age.
Cost: FREE
Ages: 5-12

Movie in the Park
Saturday, June 25th at Dusk
Bring a blanket and bug spray
Movie: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

Art Camp – Gummy Candy
Monday-Wednesday, July 11th-13th @ 3-5pm Activity # 64265
Food? Or Art? Or Both?
Design and make your own gummy candies and cast metal charms. Form plaster and rubber molds, pour gummy candy and metal in them and break them open. Hand on fun and creativity. Eat it or show it off!
Cost: FREE
Ages: 7-14

Mad Science
Wednesday & Thursday July 27th-28th @ 3:30-5pm Activity # 64267
Summer science camp offers students exciting and innovative ways to get hands-on experience in the world of science. Join Avivia for an afternoon of fun.
Cost: FREE
Ages: 7-14
MPD Second Precinct Open House
Monday, May 16
4-7 PM
1911 Central Ave NE
Free, Family-Friendly, and Fun
K-9s & horse patrol
Bomb Unit robots
Emergency Communications Cente
Crime Prevention Specialists
Animal Control
Drawing for 6 kids bikes
Free food
Neighborhood & Community Engagement Commission seeks Representative for Northeast
Representatives of Minneapolis neighborhood and cultural communities sit on the Neighborhood & Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) and advise the Mayor and City Council on a wide range of community engagement issues. The NCEC is responsible for developing guidelines for the City’s principal neighborhood funding program, the Community Participation Program.

The Commission also works to broaden participation on advisory boards and commissions, develops recommendations for improving the City’s public participation process, and reviews the business plan for the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department.

Applications to serve as the Northeast NCEC representative are due May 13th.  More information can be found on the City's website.

Mow Like a Pro:
Six Tips for Greener Lawns and Cleaner Water

With summer approaching, it’s time to dust off the lawn mower and settle in for another season of sweaty yard-care fun.

But don’t go firing up the mower just yet. First, you should know that what you’re doing in your yard could be sending pollution into nearby waterbodies. Follow these six tips to keep your yard green without impacting the water quality of our rivers, lakes and streams.

1. Mow High

Shorter is not better when it comes to lawn care. In fact, cutting your grass at a height of three inches or higher will produce a denser, healthier root system. This will make your grass more resistant to weeds, drought and erosion. Longer grass also helps trap potential pollutants that would otherwise blow into stormdrains. 

Remember: Grass is like any other plant; it needs sunlight to grow. The longer its leaves, the more sunlight it can capture. Take a ruler or tape measure and check how high your mower is set from the ground. If it’s less than three inches, adjust it accordingly.

Read more tips by Mississippi Watershed Management Organization

Neighborhood Council
PO BOX 18297
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Dates to Note

5/16: Events Committee, 5:30-6:30 PM, Beltrami Park

5/16: MPD Second Precinct Open House, 4-7 PM, 1911 Central Ave NE

5/21: Beltrami Art Park, Noon-8 PM, Beltrami Park

5/23: Housing & Livability Committee Meeting, 6:30 PM, Beltrami Park

6/6: BNC Board of Directors Meeting, 6:30-8:30 PM, Beltrami Park

6/25: Beltrami Summer Festival, 4-7 PM, Beltrami Park
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