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Call for Artwork City & School Calendar

updated: Sunday, March 22, 2015

Call for Artwork - 2015-2016 St. Louis Park City & School Calendar
Show us what healthy living means to you! Thirteen submissions will be featured in the 2015-16 Official St. Louis Park City & School Calendar.
2015-16 Calendar Artwork Contest Entry Information

WHAT IS THIS CONTEST:
This contest is a call for entries for the 2015-16 St. Louis Park City & School Calendar. We are looking for artwork based on the theme HEALTH IN THE PARK. Selected artwork will be featured on the top of calendar months throughout the calendar along with the artist’s name and a brief description of the piece. Calendars are mailed to every household in St. Louis Park and are given out at school district and city offices.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:
Photography, illustrations, collages and paintings are all eligible for the contest. Must be your own original artwork, non-copyrighted. Winners will be asked to sign an artwork release to verify originality.

WHO CAN ENTER:
Anyone who lives or works in St. Louis Park is eligible to enter. No age limit.

JUDGING:
Winners will be selected by judges from the City of St. Louis Park, St. Louis Park Public Schools and Pernsteiner Creative. Winners will be notified by May 15, 2015.

DEADLINES:
Artwork submissions due......................... May 1, 2015
Winners selected/announced................. May 15, 2015
Final art due to city offices.................... May 29, 2015
Calendar printed/mails..................................July 2015

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS:
Artwork should be full color, in a horizontal format, and fit proportionately (or scale-to proportionately) approximately 9” wide x 7” high. Final artwork must be high-resolution if digital. We will scan artwork if needed.

HOW TO ENTER:
Email a medium resolution (100 dpi) jpeg scan or photo of your artwork to us, along with your name, address, cell phone number, age, and where you work (if not a St. Louis Park resident). Please also include a description of your artwork: where it was produced, the medium used, and how it applies to the HEALTH IN THE PARK theme. You may submit up to three entries per person.

Email artwork and entry information to:
todd@pernsteiner.com; or mail photocopies to:
Pernsteiner Creative, 5115 Excelsior Blvd, #433
St. Louis Park, MN 55416



Neighborhood Meetings Hosted by St. Louis Park Police Department

updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The St. Louis Park Police Department wants to meet with YOU. Over the next 18 months, the Police Department will be holding neighborhood meetings for all 35 neighborhoods. Come to these meetings to learn about our delivery service model, meet our staff and discuss quality of life issues.

Prior to each meeting, each resident will be mailed a postcard for an invitation to complete a survey. Please complete the survey, as survey results will be provided at the meetings. 

Each neighborhood meeting’s date, time and location will be posted below, as well as in the Sun Sailor, and the city’s Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor accounts.

If you have any questions, please contact Community Outreach Officer Erin Nordrum at (952) 924-2661.

Shelard Park
Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Marriott Minneapolis West
9960 Wayzata Blvd.

Eliot & Eliot View
Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis Park Middle School

Blackstone & Cedarhurst
Tuesday, April 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sabes Jewish Community Center

Crestview, Kilmer Pond & Westdale
Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Westwood Lutheran Church



SWLRT Station Design Open Houses

updated: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Station Design Open Houses in April 2015
The Southwest LRT Project has developed several different station architecture concepts to fit into different settings. This open house is an opportunity to learn about station design and give feedback to project staff. You can also hear a brief presentation on station design at the beginning of each open house. 

Open House Schedule
 
Minneapolis Stations
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Vhs71

St. Louis Park Stations
Wednesd​ay, April 8, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/j64JQ

Eden Prairie Stations
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Eden Prairie City Center
8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/w0rJX

Hopkins and Minnetonka Stations
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Hopkins City Hall
1010 First Street South, Hopkins
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/XdxGq

Anyone who requires assistance to participate should contact Southwest LRT Assistant Public Involvement Manager Dan Pfeiffer at least seven business days before the scheduled meeting:



Volunteer Announcers Needed for Spring Sports on ParkTV

updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Have you ever wanted to give sports announcing a try? ParkTV has an opportunity for you!Microphone

Volunteer announcers are needed for a number of high school sport teams.

If you're interested, please contact Paul Broden, ParkTV 16 program producer, at (952) 924-2635 or pbroden@stlouispark.org. There is no minimum commitment required, and scheduling can be flexible. Previous experience not required. 



City Launches MyStLouisPark Mobile App

updated: Monday, March 02, 2015

St. Louis Park community members have a new way to connect with the city to make service requests or receive important information from the city. The City of St. Louis Park is pleased to launch MyStLouisPark, a new civic engagement platform allowing residents to connect with their local government using a smartphone application or online at www....


PACE Property Assessed Clean Energy

updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Green Business? Looking to make energy improvements? Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is an innovative way to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to buildings.

What is PACE?
A new program in St. Louis Park through a partnership with the St. Paul Port Authority (SPPA) that provides funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to buildings, from smart energy efficiency upgrades to roof-top solar power systems.

  • Energy efficiency improvements: Lighting, mechanical systems, window upgrades, temperature controls, HVAC equipment, new elevators, new insulation, etc.
  • Renewable energy systems: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Geothermal Direct-Use
  • Electric vehicle charging systems: New and upgraded circuits and related equipment to enable vehicle charging


Who can apply?
Commercial, industrial and multi-family residential property owners.

How does it work?
Building owners who use PACE financing for their energy improvements pay back the financing through property taxes, as a voluntary special assessment.

For more information, contact Julie Grove, Planning and Economic Development Assistant at jgrove@stlouispark.org, phone (952) 924-2523 or Pete Klein, Vice President of Finance St. Paul Port Authority, at pmk@sppa.com.



St. Louis Park Earns Best Places to Live Honors

updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Livability.com evaluated the following aspects of each community: amenities, demographics, economy, education, health care, housing, social and civic capital, and transportation. Editors reviewed data from more than 2,000 communities across the country, and St. Louis Park ranked 27th out of 100 cities and joins Rochester as the only other Minnesota...


Block Captains Wanted

updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The St. Louis Park Police Department is recruiting interested citizens to become Block Captains. Are you unsure if your block is organized? Contact Community Outreach Officer Erin Nordrum at (952) 924-2661 or email enordrum@stlouispark.org to see if your block is organized and for further information.

Block Captain Program information



Construction Management Plan

updated: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Construction Management Plan – Effective November 15, 2014

The city recognizes that many households are looking for larger homes. As a result, significant additions and/or tearing down of existing homes and rebuilding larger homes is becoming more common. Because St. Louis Park is a fully built community, these major additions and construction of new homes impacts the surrounding neighbors.

Effective November 15, 2014, major additions (second story additions or additions of 500 square feet or more), demolitions and new construction will need to comply with a Construction Management Plan (CMP) per City Code 6-71.

Major additions, tear downs and new construction will be required to send a written neighborhood notification to neighbors within 200 feet of the property. Demolitions and/or new construction will also require a neighborhood meeting and signage.

The purpose of the CMP is to provide neighbors with information about what is happening at the property and contact information on who to call if they have concerns during construction. View the CMP Packet here or on the Permit Forms page.



Give Smart in the Park

updated: Tuesday, February 03, 2015

We know St. Louis Park residents are generous, but did you know that handing out money to panhandlers can’t meet the long-term needs of those in need of assistance? The St. Louis Park Police Department is trained in the best practices for enforcement options for panhandling and what types of behavior our officers need to watch for, but at the...


Hennepin County Offers Grants to Businesses to Increase Recycling

These grants can help with the purchase of containers, equipment purchase and installation, hauling service charges and minor improvements to loading docks and waste enclosures. Having a strong recycling program conserves natural resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, can help a business’s bottom line, and demonstrates their commitment...


Proposed Community Center Project

updated: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

recommendations to the City Council regarding the addition of future recreation facilities or programs, and to look at possible partnerships and locations. The Task Force followed the city's 2006-2007 visioning process in which a community or civic center was identified as a potential project to exemplify the city's commitment to remaining a connected...


St. Louis Park Continues Graffiti Crackdown

updated: Monday, March 09, 2015

St. Louis Park has seen dramatic decreases in the amount of graffiti in the community since it began tracking incidents in 2007. The department credits the public for its response and help reporting the graffiti as well as its custom-designed computer application that allows city departments and other agencies to track and compare data related...


St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts Seeks Board Members

St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts (FOTA) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and enhancing the arts in St. Louis Park. FOTA connects people and organizations around the arts, shares arts-related information and resources, and coordinates community arts programs. When it incorporated in 1995, FOTA received designation...


Tree Pruning

updated: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Each year the City of St. Louis Park hires a licensed and qualified tree service to prune a portion of the city's boulevard trees. This "rotational" pruning typically occurs during the winter months of January through March. The tree service/ contractor, Northeast Tree, Inc., hired by the city for work in 2015 (and 2016) is currently working...


Southwest Twin Cities Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Coalition

The City Council has approved a resolution to support the Southwest Twin Cities Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Coalition, made up of the Edina, Excelsior, Hopkins, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park and Wayzata communities.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is the statewide organization that provides community support for military service members, guard, reserves, veterans and their families.

If interested in getting involved or being on the email list, visit the Coalition’s website and Facebook page.



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St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 924-2500 Email: info@stlouispark.org