Drop-off organics recycling arrives in Hale, Page and Diamond Lake

Attention Hale, Page and Diamond Lake residents:

Recycle organics beginning on Earth Day, Saturday, April 26, from 9:30 to noon at Pearl Park. Bring all your compostables like fruit and veggie scraps, meat and dairy, and paper products like napkins, pizza boxes and much more. Volunteer monitors will be on hand to answer your questions and help ensure the first couple months of the program are a success. After that initial period, the program will be accessible 24/7. A short training is required to participate, and will be offered during the event. Initially, the Pearl Park drop-site will have specific drop-off hours.

The program is a direct result of the community meeting on Dec. 4 at Fuller Recreation Center when the Tangletown and the Hale, Page, Diamond Lake neighborhoods worked with the City of Minneapolis to set up the local drop-site at Pearl Park.

Nokomis East’s 2014 Annual Neighborhood Meeting will be Tuesday, April 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Crosstown Covenant Church (Corner of 29th Avenue and East 56th Street).

For 2014, NENA’s Board of Directors has changed the meeting format: Dinner will not be offered. Instead, light refreshments will be served.

After introductions and a brief report to the neighborhood, the board will hold elections for the Board of Directors neighborhood representatives. Four neighborhood representative positions on the NENA Board of Directors are up for election this year (one each for the Morris Park, Keewaydin, Wenonah and Minnehaha neighborhoods). All candidates must either live in the neighborhood, own property or a business, or work in the neighborhood. Please call the NENA office at 612-724-5652 for additional information on the duties and expectations of board members. The board meets monthly, usually on the fourth Thursday. Members serve two-year terms.

After the elections there will be volunteer recognition and the presentation of The Best of Nokomis, the “Noki,” award.

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