Welcome

Welcome to the Kenwood Isles Area Association (KIAA) website. Kenwood is a neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota, just southwest of the downtown area. Please scroll down for postings of news for our neighborhood.

You are invited to attend our monthly KIAA Board meetings, which are generally held on the first Monday of the month from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Kenwood Recreation Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, then we meet on the second Monday.

If you wish to be added to the list of Kenwood residents receiving future copies of Kenwood neighborhood news or if you want to be removed from that list, please contact Jean Deatrick at KIAA55405@gmail.com. Please provide your name, email address, and home address.

Next KIAA meeting is on Monday January 8th, 2018.  The meeting is on the 8th due to New Year’s Day being on Monday January 1st.

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Message from the Chair

Dear Neighbors:

The KIAA Board works on issues affecting Kenwood residents. Our priorities today align to our NRP/CPP priorities, which are listed below.  We invite your input and involvement in any of these issues and we are glad to hear from you.  And, we invite you to attend our monthly board meetings, volunteer to be part of the board, or work on a committee that might be of interest to you.  Our board is working hard to keep the quality of life in our neighborhood high.  Another current focus is on our website so that it has timely and useful information for you.  Thank you for your patience as we work on this.

Thank you for making Kenwood your home!

Best regards,

Shawn Smith

KIAA Chair

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Kenwood News

Kenwood-Isles Area Association

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

December 4th, 2017

7:00 – 8:30pm

 

7:00      Welcome, Approval of the Agenda                                Shawn Smith

 

7:05      City of Minneapolis Update                                             CM Lisa Goodman     

7:30      Reading Partners                                                                    Kelly Rynda  

 

7:45      2014-2016 Unused NRP Funds                                             All

 

8:00      Legislation Information Management System Presentation       

                                                                                                                 Abbie Sullivan

 

8:15      Open Time/Discussion                                                              All                   

 

8:30     Adjourn                                                                                            All

 

KIAA Board Priorities 2017-2018     (standing topic and reminder)                                     

-       Address Southwest Light Rail Issues

-       Protect our Lakes/Parks/Environment

-       East Cedar Lake Beach Safety

-       Support Kenwood Rec Center, School, and Neighborhood Events

-       Contract consultant to assist with communication/compliance

 

Action Between Meetings

  • Approved NRP/CPP Priority Plan and Funding Priorities

 

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Kenwood News

Kenwood Neighborhood News

Kenwood-Isles Area Association

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting
November 6th, 2017, 6/7:00 pm

6:30      Closed Meeting

 7:00      Welcome, Approval of the Agenda                                         Shawn Smith

 7:05      City of Minneapolis Update                                                CM Lisa Goodman 

  7:30      KIAA Contractor Discussion                                                                All

                        NRP/CPP

                        KIAA Website/Communication

                        Neighborhood Programming

 7:50      Annual Gathering Food Option,

               Community Oven Association                                                  Rico Morales

 8:00      NRP/CPP Allocation Discussion                                                   Shawn

 8:20     Warming Hut Funding Request                                                      Shawn

 8:30     Adjourn                                                                                                        All

 KIAA Board Priorities 2017-2018     (standing topic and reminder)                                    

-       Address Southwest Light Rail Issues

-       Protect our Lakes/Parks/Environment

-       East Cedar Lake Beach Safety

-       Support Kenwood Rec Center, School, and Neighborhood Events

-       Contract consultant to assist with communication/compliance

 Action Between Meetings

  • Submitted $80 to EIRA to reimburse for September Ward 7 Forum
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Kenwood News and Update

Kenwood-Isles Area Association

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

October 2nd, 2017

7:00 – 8:30pm

 

7:00      Welcome, Approval of the Agenda                                        Shawn Smith

 

7:05      City of Minneapolis Update                                             CM Lisa Goodman     

7:30      Treasurer’s Report                                                                             Matt Spies

 

7:35      Annual Gathering Food Option, Community Oven Association                                                                                                                                              Rico Morales

 

7:40      ECLB Programming                                 Will Stensrud, Amanda Vallone

2017 Recap

2018 Ideas:  Sauna 612, Beach Opener, Music at the Beach, Yoga, Coffee and Canvas, Pirates and Mermaids Party, Pedal to the Medal, Summer Luau, Shakespeare, MN Off Road Cycling

Survey Monkey Idea

 

8:00      Changes to Contract Consulting Role                                     Shawn Smith

NRP, Neighborhood Programming, KIAA Website/Communication

                        Interested Individuals may Apply

 

8:15      Open Discussion/New Business                                                 Shawn Smith

 

8:30     Adjourn                                                                                                                   All

 

KIAA Board Priorities 2017-2018                                                                                       All

-       Approve Neighborhood Priority Plan – Mike Bono

  • Address Southwest Light Rail Issues
  • Protect our Lakes/Parks/Environment
  • East Cedar Lake Beach Safety
  • Support Kenwood Rec Center
  • Support Kenwood School and Neighborhood Events
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Kenwood News: Resolution

Approved January 5, 2015; posted July 28, 2015

Resolution to Recommend Review of Metropolitan Council’s Policy Regarding Project Administration and Accountability to Property Owners

Whereas, It has come to the attention of the Kenwood Isles Area Association (KIAA) that a number of homeowners in the Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood apparently suffered damage to their properties as a result of the Metropolitan Council’s Cedar-Lakes Sewer Improvement Project (MCES Project No. 804122), and

WHEREAS, Neither the Metropolitan Council’s contractor nor the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services have taken responsibility or satisfactorily addressed CIDNA homeowners’ documented property damage claims, and

Whereas, This lack of accountability leads to legitimate concerns about this and all other projects the Metropolitan Council administers, especially the construction and operation of the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT), and

Whereas, This dereliction of responsibility with regard to property damage will potentially affect all properties – public, park or private property alike – along the 16-mile proposed SWLRT route.

THEREFORe Be it resolved, That the KIAA Board of Directors urgently requests that the Metropolitan Council review its policies for resolving property damage disputes resulting from its construction projects and its role in administering projects;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That based on this review and before construction begins on the SWLRT, the KIAA Board of Directors urges the Metropolitan Council to put clear and reasonable processes in place to resolve damage disputes and fairly compensate property owners who experience damage as a result of Metropolitan Council projects.

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