Annual General Membership Meeting – Wed. Dec. 14, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

December 14, 2016
2323 11th Avenue South – 2nd Floor (West Entrance)
Phone: 612-874-9070

Following Picture ID with name, date of birth, current address within Ventura Village: Valid MN Drivers License, MN State Picture ID Card (government issued), student ID, Tribal ID, Military ID, Consulate ID or Passport issued by U.S. or any other country. Must be original, and valid. If card does not list current address, present an original utility bill with name & address within Ventura Village.

Times listed are estimates and are not “times certain
PLEASE TURN OFF CELL PHONES                                                                  

7:00            ACTION: Approval of December 14, 2016 Proposed agenda
7:05            ACTION: Approval of NOVEMBER 9, 2016 Minutes
7:10            Introductions/Correspondence
7:15            Recommendations for Action
Parks #1612-1: Ventura Village moves to allocate $40,000 of currently
allocated but unspent CPP funds toward our Neighborhood
Priority Plan supporting parks, in particular the Peavey Park
renovations expected in 2017 and 2018, possibly including but not
limited to purchase of sod for field improvements.
#1612-2: By-law change:
II.6 Subsection C. NOTICE
Notice of any meeting of the membership, including a written agenda,
shall be mailed at least three (3) calendar days but no more than thirty
(30) calendar days prior to the annual membership meeting and to any
special membership meeting to be held within 90 days after receipt of
the demand for such a meeting and shall specify the time and place of
the meeting.
Any member asking that agendas be sent by email can opt out of having
paper agendas mailed through the US Postal Service.
Community Engagement: Recommendation #1612=3
: That Ventura
Village purchase a shipping container in which to store outside

Election of Vacancies for Board of Directors
Nominations (all nominees will be confirmed at the sign in desk
Expiring 3-year terms: Sahra Ali, Ahmed Burale, Abdikadir Hassan, & Cecil
Nominees: Abdikadir Hassan, Cecil Smith, Elizabeth Ihde, and Toniesha
7:30      CCP/SAFE Crime & Safety – Update – Specialist John Baumann/Inspector
C. Johnson
7:50      City Council Member Abdi Warsame – Update
8:00            Committee Updates
1) Wellness, Gardening & Greening – (Mtgs. TBA)
2) Parks (Peavey/PCC) – (Mtgs. TBA)
            3) Crime & Safety – (Meets 6:30 p.m., Thurs., December 29, 2016 – PCC)
4) Housing & Land – (Meets 5:30 p.m. Thurs., December 29, 2016 – PCC)
            5) Executive Committee
6) Treasurers Report (NCR/NCEC) – Ray Peterson
7) Community Engagement – (Meets 5:30 p.m. Tues. Dec. 6, 2016 – PCC)
8:25   Old Business
8:30   ACTION: Adjourn

: All ResidentsWe welcome all residents to attend any of the committee meetings listed above, and also to engage & support events. Come champion a project that will benefit the neighborhood.
: Are any of your street lights out? Feel Safer and call the following numbers. If the poles are wooden call Excel Energy at 1-800-960-6235 or email the  poles are metal, call City of Minneapolis 311

American Indian Community Development Corporation

The American Indian Community Development Corporation’s mission is to provide culturally unique initiatives, housing and entrepreneurial programs that will strengthen American Indian communities.

Address: 1508 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55404
Phone: 612-813-1610
You can find out more about our recent work by visiting our programs and services page

We are dedicated to providing culturally specific housing and supportive services in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. AICDC understands the special needs of American Indians and creates unique programs and projects that prepare the community’s most vulnerable people to find and maintain housing. Through major grants from the McKnight and Bush Foundation organizational capacity was strengthened and housing advocacy services were formed to address housing needs for homeless families.

Anishinabe Wakiagun (The People’s Home in the Ojibwe language) was the first AICDC housing development project. The planning for Wakiagun was launched in 1993 and is an example of our efforts to find creative ways to fill serious gaps in existing services.

Franklin Library

Franklin Community Library has been a gathering place for new immigrants and lifelong learners since 1914. In its early years it featured a large Scandinavian collection, as the community was heavily populated with newcomers from Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Today, the surrounding neighborhoods are home to people from all ethnicities and walks of life, including many who are learning English as a second language. To meet the needs of its diverse users, Franklin Library’s World Language collection focuses on materials in Somali and Spanish. Adult Learning materials and a large American Indian collection are also featured at Franklin. The library complex includes the Phillips Technology Center and the Franklin Learning Center, and a popular after-school homework help program.

Address: 1314 E. Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, 55404
Phone: 612.543.6925
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday – 12:00 to 8:00
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – 10:00 to 6:00

Free Wireless Internet Available Here
Books, DVDs, CDs, magazines & more!
21 computers in Library, Homework Helper for K – High School

Franklin Learning Center
Monday 12-8, Tuesday – Thursday 9-3, Friday 10-6
Saturday Learning Circles 1:30 and 3:00
Adults 16 and over work on English skills, citizenship prep, GED/One on one tutoring.

Phillips Tech Center
Phillips Technology Center/class schedule available at Minneapolis Public Library website, or visit library/Open structured lab also available

Franklin Bank

At Franklin Bank, we have a mission… well, actually, it’s a passion for improving the urban community.

Our vision is to be the Leader in Improving the Urban Community. Everyday we work hard to find new ways to use our resources to improve life in urban Minneapolis. We believe social responsibility based on solid partnerships is vital for the success of our communities. We embrace diversity and support the individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations who work tirelessly to: create jobs, build affordable housing, help individuals reach their goals, and improve the quality of life for all of us.

May we serve your financial needs? We are a locally owned, community bank, offering all the financial tools you need. Partner with us and together we can accomplish great things!

Franklin Bank has four locations in Minneapolis to serve you, and additional depository locations for your convenience. Plus, our 24-Hour TeleBank and Online Banking allow you to conduct most of your banking anytime, anywhere.
Looking for additional depository locations? Click here for locations and a map.

Our roots run deep in Urban Minneapolis.

In 1961, Franklin National Bank was founded. We opened our doors on the corner of LaSalle and Franklin, in this beautiful limestone building built in 1899. The building was a home of splendor to many prominent Minneapolis families over the years, complete with a third floor ballroom. The bank enjoyed its years in the italian provincial building, until it relocated nearby to a new building in 1973. Today, that office at 2100 Blaisdell Ave. So. remains a cornerstone of our business. In January 2002, we celebrated our expansion into the Warehouse District/North Loop community. This new headquarters allows us to bring our services closer to Downtown and North Minneapolis communities.

We are proud to support the exciting growth and revitalization of urban Minneapolis!

Franklin Street Bakery

The Franklin Street Bakery encompasses both a wholesale commercial bakery and a retail operation. Along with providing the sinfully delicious pastries and breads to Tejas and Bar Abilene, our products are available to the finest restaurants, hotels and retail establishments through your food service distributor. Our bakery started as an in-house bakery , but moved to South Minneapolis in 1994 to accommodate the growing demand for its products.

Address: 1020 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: General Administrative/Wholesale Inquiries: (612) 871-3109
Retail Store/Retail Orders: (612) 879-5730
Fax: (612) 871-3286

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7am to 5pm
Saturday 8am to 2pm
Sunday 8am to 12pm

The first retail operation of the Franklin Street Bakery opened in October of 1998 in the Marketplace of Dayton’s (now Macy’s) flagship store in downtown Minneapolis. In the spring of 2001, our popular line of made-to-order personal gourmet pizzas were introduced and became an instant hit to an eager public.