Wednesday, July 28, 2010

JACC Communication Committee Meeting on August 5, 2010 ~ Proposed Agenda

Proposed Agenda
August 5, 2010 (Next Thursday)

7.30 PM

JACC House

Planned agenda:

1. Getting a web page, etc.

2. Continuing the discussion of the content of a new web page.

3. Deciding how often this committee meets and when.

Please join us.
Lynn Riskedal

JACC Public Safety Committee Report from the Committee Chair, Todd Heintz

Jennifer was on vacation. Lt Heimerl and I was at PCYC till about 715. No one else attended. We had a good discussion about crime and safety. He told me not to get discouraged by the attendance and the Lt said he and Jennifer will work with me to get this active.

JACC Public Safety Committee - Proposed Agenda for July 28, 2010

JACC Safety Committee
Proposed Agenda
Wednesday July 28 2010
2210 Oliver Ave. N. (PCYC Building)

6:30 Sign in and Introductions

6:35 Approval of Agenda

6:40 Update from Lt Heimerl, Jennifer Waisanen

7:00 Police buy-back program discussion and next Steps

7:15 Police gun buy-back program Discussion

7:20 Neighborhood Concerns Discussion

7:30 What is next

7:45 Motion to adjourn

Todd Heintz, Chair

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

JACC Safety Committee -- Next Meeting Scheduled for July 28, 2010

7/20/2010 Jordan Crime Map

The JACC Safety Committee Meeting is scheduled for Wed 7/28/2010 06:30 p.m. - 08:30 p.m. at 2210 Oliver Ave. N. (PCYC Building).

Agenda to follow if you have any suggestions let me know.

But first on the agenda will be Lt. Heimerl and Jennifer Waisanen if they can attend.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Todd Heintz
CHAIR, JACC Safety Committee

Click here for the Jordan Neighborhood policing plan.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

APPROVED ACTION ITEMS from JACC Board of Director's Meeting of July 14, 2010 (Draft List)

Pictured Above - Guest Speaker Vince Thomas

The JACC Board of Directors met on July 14, 2010, during a regularly scheduled board meeting, and passed the following 10 action items:

APPROVED MEETING MINUTES for June 2010 Meeting of the Board of Directors

The following at the meeting minutes of the JACC Board of Directors from the June 2010 meeting, approved on July 14, 2010:

Sunday, July 11, 2010

JACC Board of Directors Meeting July 14, 2010 -- Proposed Agenda

Proposed Agenda

JACC Board of Directors Meeting
July 14, 2010
2210 Oliver Ave. N. (PCYC Building)
6:30 PM

I. Call to Order
II. Approve Agenda
III. Approve June 2010 Minutes
IV. Guest Speakers ~ Discussion (subject to arrivals of speakers)

     a. Vincent Thomas, Director of Development
         Kwanzaa Community Church in Minneapolis
     b. David Snyder, Community Organizer
         Jewish Community Action
     c. Jackie Cherryhomes, Todd Elkins of Urban Home Works, and Mark Bollinger the Executive Director of Facilities at Minneapolis Public Schools, Lynn R. Littlejohn, Director of Community Affairs for Mortenson Construction

V.  Executive Committee Vacancy
VI. Office Space
VII. Committee Reports
     a. Youth ~ Helen H.
     b. Safety ~ Heintz
         i.  Police Buy-Back Hours
     c. Litigation and Grievance ~ Haddy
     d. Housing ~ Rother

          i. The Housing and Development Committee recommends that JACC supports the preliminary design proposed by Mortenson/Legacy for the Minneapolis Public Schools New Headquarters Building to be built at 1250 West Broadway.
          ii. The Housing and Development Committee recommends to the Board that JACC supports Alliance Housing/Gateway Lofts' application for variances and a conditional use permit. The variances are for a front yard set back, side yard set back, utility location/trash enclosure/arbor, and the height of the two small walls that are between W. Broadway and the drive down to the parking ramp. The project requires a conditional use permit because there are more than 5 units in the development.
         iii. The Housing and Development recommends that JACC supports the Lowry Avenue Strategic Plan and proposed zoning changes for the Lowry area at the August 2010 Board meeting after Mr. Thomas Leighton's presentation.
     e. Finance (Budget Report) ~ Wagner
     f. Communication ~ Johnson

VII. Community Forum

VIII. Adjourn

Note: The August, September and October Meetings will be held at PCYC

Friday, July 9, 2010

JACC Housing & Development Committee ~ Proposed Agenda for July 13, 2010

JACC Housing and Development Committee
Proposed Agenda
Tuesday July 13th 2010

Location: Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC)
2210 Oliver Avenue North

6:30pm Introductions

6:35pm Approval of Agenda

6:40pm Review of June Minutes

6:45pm Zoning Lowry Avenue -Thomas Leighton

7:05pm Gateway Lofts – Kris Brogan

7:15pm School District Headquarters - Tod Elkins and Archie Givens

7:25pm 26th Ave Bikeway Greenway Update – Georgianna Yantos

7:40pm Announcements

7:50pm Adjourn

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Saturday Morning (July 10, 2010) at Jordan Community Garden‏

Dear Green Thumb Neighbors,

This Sat. July 10th we are meeting beginning at 8:00 AM to tend our community garden. Come join in and see how much the garden has grown since the renovation last summer. Be sure to bring garden tools and gloves as we will be weeding. Muffins, bagels and juice will be provided. If you like to drink coffee, please bring your own.

Hope to see you this Sat.


Deb Wagner

P.S. If you have funky gardening clothes or hat please wear as there will be photo ops. We are looking for photos to post in the sign board in the garden and for the Jordan Community Council newsletter, the JACC Flash.

JACC APPROVED ACTION: JACC's Letter of Support for the Bike Lanes

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

ANOUNCEMENT: The JACC Executive Committee Will Meet Tomorrow at 7:30 pm at the JACC House

The meeting of the Executive Committee tonight has been cancelled.
It is rescheduled for Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm.
The meeting location is 2009 James Avenue N.

Minneapolis Police Precinct 4 (Sector 2) Update/Weekly Crime Maps‏ July 7, 2010

For questions, contact:

Jennifer Waisanen, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 4th Precinct
(612) 673-5873

To Protect With Courage
To Serve With Compassion

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Community Advisory ~ 7/1/2010 ~ Door to Door Sales of Residential Burglar Alarms

The Minneapolis Police Department would like to advise residents that it has received information of unlicensed door to door residential alarm salesmen operating in the 4th Precinct.

According to information received these unlicensed sales people are also implying that they are operating with the consent of the City of Minneapolis by telling people "The City wants us out here."

They are approaching houses with systems, saying they are with Monitronics and GE, and they'd like to test the existing system to make sure it's working properly.

These sales people are NOT operating with the consent or at the behest of the Minneapolis Police Department or the City of Minneapolis.

All door to door sales people in Minneapolis must be licensed, and must carry their license with them. They must produce their license when asked.

No legitimate alarm service provider will ask you if they can "test" your existing system. Do not disclose any information about your existing security system to anyone who knocks on your door.

If you do encounter someone selling security systems door to door, ask to see their Peddler's License. If they cannot produce one, they are not legitimate. Do not let them into your home, and by no means should you discuss the details of your home security system with them. Note their description and clothing, their direction of travel, and call 911 to report unlicensed solicitation and suspicious activity.

If you are considering having a security system installed, please review the information at the following link first:

The MPD also wishes to remind people that even the best home burglar alarm is not a substitute for good home security practices, adequate doors, windows, locks, lighting and landscaping. For more information on good home security practices, please see the following links:

For a free home security survey, please contact your area Crime Prevention Specialist:

Broadway to Dowling: Jennifer Waisanen - 673-5873

South of Broadway: Tim Hammett - 673-2866.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

City Attorney's Office Criminal Prosecution Key Results‏

Neighborhood partners:

Attached is a link to our annual summary of key criminal prosecution results for the City Attorney’s Office. As our neighborhood partners, I thought it might be of interest to you.

Document Link:

As you may know, the City Attorney’s Office has a community prosecutor housed in each of the five police precincts. If you ever have any questions related to livability/ misdemeanor/ gross misdemeanor crime in your neighborhood, please feel free to contact them.

First Precinct: Lois Conroy 673-5526

Second Precinct: Jodi Furness 673-2883

Third Precinct: Paula Kruchowski 673-2662

Fourth Precinct: Laufele Murphy 673-2801

Fifth Precinct: Chris Dixon 673-5402

Martha Holton Dimick is the Criminal Division Deputy and can also assist in responding to questions you might have. She can be reached at our City Hall offices: 673-2010.

Have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday.

Susan Segal


Susan Segal
Minneapolis City Attorney
350 South 5th Street, Rm. 210
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Fax: 612-673-3811