Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Notice of Potential Property Acquisition from CPED

The following is a message from Dan Rother, Co-Chair of JACC Housing & Development Committee:

Attached are the notices (4) of potential property acquisition from CPED for Dec 2009. The properties are...

3023 Morgan

2700 Morgan

2918 Russell

2201 Illion

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Meet Eric Johnson - Newly Appointed JACC Director

With 10-year of experience in the field of information technology, Eric has become JACC new Webmaster. Currently finishing a B.S. in management information systems at Augsburg College, Eric has called Jordan home for the past five years. "I would love to see more Ma' and Pa' shops on Broadway," Eric said, "We need to see more economic development brought into the community."

"My purpose of joining JACC was to become involved in the re-development of the area between 22nd and 23rd on the east side of Irving," he responded to questions about his motivation for participating in the neighborhood group. He strongly believes that success of the community will rest on building education for the residents.

"I want to see people take pride in the neighborhood," he said..."besides, I'm a Battlestar Galactica junkie!" 

Meet Dennis Wagner - Newly Elected Director of the Board

DLW, a home owner resident since 1984, is a seasoned world-traveler with visits to over 23 different counties.  A Vietnam-era Navy vet, DLW is no stranger to the various cultures.  He earned a B.S. degree in industrial technology from UW-Stout (Summa Cum Laude).  His top skill is business-to-business negotiations along the lines of intergrades leading edge technologies.  He balances his professional life with sailing catamarans, remodeling, woodworking and philosophical endeavors with neighbors.

He previously served on the JACC board in 1985 and 2006, making the 2009 election his third term.

When asked what he would like to accomplish with this term, DLW said, "I just want to push the ball forward.  We are really all just temporary residents in time."

Friday, December 18, 2009

JACC Finance & Fundraising Committee: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 6:30 pm

The next meeting of the JACC Finance & Fundraising Committee will be this next Tuesday, December 22, 2009 6:30 pm, at the JACC Office, 2009 James Avenue N., Minneapolis, MN 55411.

Proposed Agenda
Robert Hodson
Committee CHAIR

  1. NRP Audit
  2. Franklin Bank
  3. Probation House
  4. Signature Cards
  5. Reimbursements
  6. Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission
  7. Scrip dot com as a fundraising tool http://www.scrip.com/index.htm
  8. 6 Steps to Building a Dynamic Grantseeking Calendar in 2010
  9. Charitable Gambling – Pull Tabs and Raffles

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Announcement: JACC General Membership Meetings (Livability Forum) Meets on Tomorrow!

The next JACC General Membership Meeting is the Livability Forum, which will meet tomorrow -- Thursday, December 17th at 6:30 pm at 2323 – 26th Ave N., Saint Anne’s Senior Residence.  This will be a open and public meeting to discuss livability issues in the Jordan Neighborhood.

I look forward to seeing you all there, and thank you for your time and consideration.

Vladimir A. Monroe

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Clean Sweep 2009 - Photo Journal

Spring cleaning arrived in Jordan on May 9, 2009 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We had two trucks and over 15 volunteers to help “person” the trucks.  At the end of the project, we collected over 169 tires and filled both garbage trucks.

 A truck load of tires collected by Newly Elected JACC Director Denny Wagner

Monday, December 14, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

JACC APPROVED ACTION: Letter to the City (CPED) for Acquisition of Properties

November 4, 2009
Attn: Edith Johnson
105 5th Ave South, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Dear Ms. Johnson,

Thank you for your letter informing the Jordan Area Community Council of the city's acquisition of 1623 26th Ave N. In October, JACC resolved to recommend that the City of Minneapolis also try to acquire if and when they become available all properties on the south side of 26th Ave N within the Jordan neighborhood (from Broadway to Emerson). We also recommend that a ten foot right of way facing 26th Ave be retained on these parcels for the future development of the 26th Ave Bikeway and Greenway, leaving the remainder of these parcels available for resale and/or development.

Thank you for your consideration,

David Haddy

Michael “Kip” Browne

Jordan Area Community Council

JACC APPROVED ACTION: Letter to the City for Forfeited Properties

November 4, 2009

Attn: Edie Oliveto-Oates
105 5th Ave South, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Dear Ms. Oliveto-Oates,

After reviewing the list of tax forfeited properties now in possession of the State of Minnesota/Hennepin County, the Jordan Area Community Council voted in October to express our opinion that the following properties either be acquired by the City of Minneapolis or withheld from public sale for a period of up to six months.

2946 Oliver Ave N
2903 Fremont Ave N
2115 Willow Ave N
3107 Humboldt Ave N
2954 Morgan Ave N
1564 Hillside Ave N

Thank you for your consideration,

David Haddy

Michael “Kip” Browne

Jordan Area Community Council

Friday, December 11, 2009

Meet Dave Haddy - JACC Secretary

Dave Haddy is a 5 1/2 year resident of Hillside Ave in the Jordan Neighborhood. A self-proclaimed geek since birth, Dave "reads a lot," and enjoys sci-fi and other materials. Although a kid at heart, Dave has passion for uplifting the community. Dave is well known for successfully answering questions on the TV quiz show "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?"

"I want to build off our progress over the year to re-aline the focus of the organization with our mission," he candidly stated. "And I hope to one day have a comic book store within walking distance of my house," he added. When asked about how he felt about being the JACC Secretary, Dave said, "I love to write and this is a great opportunity to give back to my neighborhood."

Congratulations to JACC's new Secretary!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Meet the New JACC CHAIR: Vladimir Monroe

In October 2009, the Jordan Area Community Council elected Vladimir Monroe to be the next CHAIR of the 45 year old community council serving the Jordan Neighborhood and its 5,000 constituents. The previous year's Chair and current Vice-Chair, Michael "Kip" Browne, nominated Mr. Monroe for the position. In doing so he said, "Vladimir displays the level of integrity and leadership this organization needs to thrive during challenging economic times. He has my full confidence and support to take on the duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Chair."

Vladimir, an emerging community leader, was appointed by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak to serve on the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights, a position he held for several years before leaving to become Minneapolis City Council Member Don Samuels' 2009 Re-election Campaign Manager. "I'm honored to have the trust of my neighbors and will work hard to continue the good work and progress we have made in the past year," the honorably discharge Navy vet stated.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science (cum laude) from Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida.

Congratulations to our new Chair!