Monthly Archives: March 2018

2018 FRNNG Bylaws Update

As part of the 2018 FRNNG Annual Meeting on April 26th we will be proposing to update our bylaws to better reflect our current organization and goals. The language has also been edited to be more clear. Please click here to download a copy of the proposed bylaws. To view our current bylaws please click here.

After the board voted to propose these changes two issues were raised that will need to be voted on by the public on April 26th.

First under section 7.2 for Neighborhood Representative eligibility, a proposal was made to allow representatives that are not current residents but are qualified business owners or represent an organization in the neighborhood, such as a church or nonprofit leader. The text would be modified to read:

  • Eligibility. 
    1. Neighborhood representatives must live in the area they are elected to represent; or,
    2. A person who is a voting Member because they represent a qualified business or organization under 2.1 (b) may be a neighborhood representative. 

The second is a proposal to raise the current number of board members as described in section 3.2 from 20, to 21 to allow for more co-chair positions. Co-chair positions allow for more representation and makes the task of charing a committee lighter by spreading the responsibilities.

Comments can be made in person on April 26th during our annual meeting, or by contacting the office at frnng@frnng.org.

 

Apply for the Great Streets Improvement Program

FRNNG 2018 Improvement Façade Grant For Businesses

FRNNG was awarded $34k in grant funds for 2018 Great Streets Improvement Facade Program. This grant is a first come, first served award.  The maximum grant award per business is $5,000.00.

The Great Streets program aims to help revitalizes and sustain neighborhood business districts.  One component of the Greet Streets program is the Facade Improvement Matching Grant, designed to help create a healthy commercial area by providing incentives to improve the appearance of building facades and stimulate private investment.

Please read the materials carefully so your idea and plan are approved.  All the information on the program and the guidelines are on the City of Minneapolis website.  The below link will take you to the information and give you the link to apply.  If we can be helpful, please feel free to reach out to our office.

To complete an application, visit: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cped/ba/FacadeGrants

Toddlers Needed for the Annual Neighborhood Celebration Parade

We’re excited to come together and celebrate our neighborhood as well as offer an afternoon of fun for our kids.  We’re looking for 20 toddlers/parents to ride their trikes or be pulled in there red wagon for neighborhood parade on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Lineup is at Field School 10:45am, parade starts at 11:00am and ends at McRae Park at 11:30am.   Contact the office at frnng@frnng.org or call 612 721 5424 if you and your child will be able to participate in the parade.

We look forward to making this a wonderful event for you and your family!