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LEC Meeting Tonight, June 6
LYNAS Monthly Meeting on June 9
Lynnhurst Summer Festival
Lynnhurst News
Bryant Ave S Reconstruction Project Update
Regulatory Services Inspectors Now Use Electric Bikes
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events
Fix-it Clinics are Returning this Summer
More '20 is Plenty' Speed Limit Yard Signs Available
Free Movies, Music, Dance and Theater this Summer
Open Streets
Security Rebates

LEC Meeting Tonight, June 6, 6:30 p.m.


The Lynnhurst Environment Committee will be meeting tonight, June 6, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Lynnhurst Recreation Center (1345 W Minnehaha Pkwy).

LYNAS Monthly Meeting Thursday, June 9, in-person or virtual


Join us for our LYNAS Board and Community Meeting:

Thursday, June 9
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lynnhurst Recreation Center
1345 W Minnehaha Parkway


The monthly LYNAS meetings are now back to in-person! Due to scheduling conflicts with Lynnhurst Recreation Center, the new meeting time is now 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

Virtual Option Available

If you are unable to attend in person, or are not comfortable attending in person, we are offering a virtual option. If you are interested in attending virtually, please register via Zoom.

Questions? Please contact info@lynnhurst.org.

Lynnhurst Summer Festival


Save the date! The Lynnhurst Summer Festival will take place on Thursday, August 4 during the evening. More details will come later.

Lynnhurst News


If you have not seen the most recent edition of the Lynnhurst News, our quarterly print newsletter, find an online copy here.

Bryant Ave S Reconstruction Project Update


The City of Minneapolis is in the process of reconstructing 2.5 miles of Bryant Ave S between 50th St W and Lake St W and upgrading Lyndale Ave S intersections for transit stops between 50th St W and 33rd St W. Bryant Ave S will be turned one way and the reconstruction will include improved crossings, off-street bike path, green infrastructure, lighting, and signals. Lyndale Ave S intersection upgrades include carriage walks, medians, ADA ramps, and signals. The project is scheduled to occur over the course of 2022 and 2023 construction season. 

 

Sign up for e-mail updates


Sign up for weekly construction updates, including a summary of work completed that week and a preview of work to be completed the following week. Sign up for e-mail updates here.

 

Virtual stakeholder meetings


The City holds a virtual stakeholder meeting every Thursday at 1pm. This meeting is to share project updates and answer any questions or concerns. To join the meeting, please click the link below. If no one joins the meeting within 10 minutes, the City will end the meeting.

Join the Bryant Ave S stakeholder meeting every Thursday at 1pm.

For more information, please visit the project webpage.

 

Regulatory Services inspectors now use electric bikes


Inspectors with the Regulatory Services Department now have access to a fleet of electric bicycles to do their work. The addition of e-bikes reduces operational costs, promotes health and helps the City become more sustainable. 

A total of five e-bikes were purchased by Inspections Services for use on inspection visits to properties throughout Minneapolis. The e-bikes are supplementing, not replacing, the existing fleet of SUVs so inspectors have more travel options. They are practical for reaching any property in Minneapolis inspectors need to visit. 

Since the start of the year, inspectors have traveled approximately 1,225 miles on City e-bikes. This has reduced gasoline consumption and wear and tear on fleet motor vehicles. It has also reduced the volume of carbon emissions produced by the City.

Inspections Services is a division of the Department of Regulatory Services and is responsible for rental licensing, nuisance condition abatement, and enforcement of the Housing Maintenance Code.

Household hazardous waste drop-off events


Hennepin County is collecting household hazardous waste for residents to safely dispose of unwanted household and lawn and garden products including paint, chemicals, fluorescent bulbs, batteries and fuel.

Upcoming events in Minneapolis

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8 and 9: Patrick Henry High School, 4320 Newton Ave. N. (enter from Newton Avenue).
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 16 and 18: South High School, 3131 19th Ave. S. (enter from 21st Avenue).

Visit Hennepin County’s household hazardous waste collection event webpage for a list of items you can bring to the event, to review safety guidelines, and to see all 2022 events.

Fix-it Clinics are returning this summer

Get free help with your broken stuff and learn valuable repair skills. Hennepin County’s Fix-It Clinics offer free, guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and (hopefully) fix small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more.

Fix-It Clinics teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections and reduce the number of repairable items that are thrown in the trash.

Attend a Fix-It Clinic

Clinics are held on the second Saturday of every month from noon to 4 p.m., with the last items accepted at 3:30 p.m. Events are first come, first served. No pre-registration required.

Items must be carry-in-sized. Bring any parts and supplies that might be helpful. The events are family friendly.

A Minneapolis Fix-it Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13, at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. S.

Learn more and see the full schedule of 2022 Fix-It Clinics at hennepin.us/fixitclinic.

More '20 is plenty' speed limit yard signs available



Speed limits in Minneapolis and Saint Paul are 20 miles per hour citywide unless otherwise posted. Slower speeds on local streets make travel safer for everyone no matter how you get around. Speeding was involved in about 75% of fatal crashes in Minneapolis last year; please slow down to save lives.

To help get out the word about the new speed limits and the importance of slower speeds for safety, the City again has yard signs available for community members. You can pick up your “20 is plenty” yard sign at any of the free sidewalk sand pickup locations:

Signs will be available 24 hours a day for no-contact pickup while supplies last. Signs come with metal stands.

Public Works is also ramping up safety improvements on High Injury Streets this year. The Vision Zero program will be installing safety measures at more than 160 intersections this year. Streets with improvements include: Fremont Avenue North, Dowling Avenue North, Monroe Street Northeast, Second Avenue North, Sixth Street South and Seventh Street South in downtown, 31st Street East, 35th Street East, 36th Street East, 42nd Street East and Nicollet Avenue.

Learn more about Vision Zero projects.

Free movies, music, dance and theater this summer



Enjoy free movies, music, performances, art and games outdoors this summer with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Hennepin County, and the Peavey Plaza Performing Arts Series.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Find the map and calendar for Minneapolis Music and Movies on the Park Board website. There will be a movie or concert happening somewhere in the Minneapolis park system every single day through Labor Day.

Hennepin County

Hennepin County and the mpls downtown council are announcing their summer lineup of events. Enjoy picnic space, yard games, art, and special activities at Government Center South Plaza every Tuesday-Thursday plus special events. Join in trivia nights and outdoor movie nights at Target Field.

Learn more at mplsdowntown.com/gooutside.

Peavey Plaza Performing Arts Series

Green Minneapolis announced a summerlong series of free performing arts presentations at Peavey Plaza, the City of Minneapolis owned downtown architectural landmark. Green Minneapolis believes in the power of art to nurture human connection, and parks and public spaces are some of the best places in our community where people from all walks of life come together to relax, recreate and get to know one another.

As part of a broader reanimation of downtown, every week from June thru September, Peavey Plaza will host free music, dance and theater performances.

Find the calendar of events on the Green Minneapolis website.

Open Streets


Open Streets announces events for 2022 season



After a break in 2020 and a limited run in 2021, Open Streets Minneapolis is back with a full season of events for 2022, including: 
  • Open Streets Franklin on Sunday, July 10.
  • Open Streets East Lake on Saturday, Aug. 13.
  • Open Streets West Broadway on Saturday, Sept. 10.
  • Open Streets Minnehaha on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Open Streets Minneapolis events close city streets to motor vehicle traffic, and open them up for fun and unique programming from local businesses, artists, and community groups. For more than a decade, tens of thousands of people have gathered to enjoy the games, live music, vendors, art, and other activities that line each route. Registration is open for all 2022 events for those interested in having a spot on the street for an event

Open Streets Minneapolis is organized by Our Streets Minneapolis and is a program of the City of Minneapolis, supported by sponsors and local organizations.

LYNAS Security Rebate Program










With the citywide increase in crime and resident feedback asking for more support, we have modified our Security Rebate Guidelines to allow for easier and recurring rebates. Properties are now eligible to apply for one rebate per address, per calendar year. Additionally, rebates will be awarded up to the first $100 spent (no match required). Please see our website for the program guidelines and access to the online application. 

Online application requires a Google account. If you are having difficulty with the online application or have any questions, please contact info@lynnhurst.org.

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