Good Neighbor / Good Business Nominations
Organics recycling announced by the city!
Thanks for joining us for Dog Days of Winter
March 26, 2015
Additional details to follow.
Thanks to all who attended the Special Meeting on Monday to review and vote on the proposed amendments to the Whittier Alliance By-Laws. The Whittier By-Laws were passed. A special thank you to the By-Laws Task Force for their thoughtful work and to the Neighborhood Community Relations Department for their assistance and support.
The adopted By-Laws will be posted on our website within the next couple weeks.
Please watch for notices about the Whittier Alliance Annual Meeting which will be at the end of March. A call for Whittier Alliance Board Candidates will be posted on our website along with the job description and form.
Thanks to everyone who has donated
Graffiti prevention and clean-up
Property owners are responsible for cleaning up graffiti on their property. Before you clean it up, take photos and submit a report to 311. The police department keeps track of tagging patterns to assist in apprehending culprits, so this information is really valuable.
If the graffiti is not cleaned, the city may issue a citation. Swing by the fire station or the Whittier Alliance office to pick up free graffiti removal products.
The Whittier Alliance also has funds available to help businesses prevent graffiti. Download the application to get started!
Report any graffiti on any property by calling 311, using the 311 app or online system.
For details, see the city of Minneapolis website.A few tips:
- if you have a fence, consider storing extra paint of the same color for graffiti touch-ups.
- consider painting a mural on the exposed walls of your business. Research has shown that exteriors with murals are less likely to get hit by graffiti.
- plant a garden on your boulevard or around an electric box on your property – having a garden shows the property is cared for and graffiti might by removed quickly.
Single Family and Rental Rehab Loans – Low interest – Convenient terms
The Whittier Alliance offers low interest improvement loans for owner occupied single family & duplex homes and non-owner occupied multi-unit rental property. The loans are funded through the Whittier Neighborhood Revitalization Program and administered by the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (January 2015). Loans can be used for curb appeal improvements, code compliance or general maintenance to your home or property. The terms are easy. Info at: whittieralliance.org/resources/loan-grant-programs
Raise money for the Whittier Alliance without giving a cent!
That’s right! You can raise money for the Whittier Alliance just by searching the internet, shopping online, or going out to eat! GoodSearch, powered by Yahoo, donates one cent for every search to the organization or charity you select. GoodShop donates a percentage of every online purchase at participating businesses. GoodDining donates a percentage of your bill when you go out to eat at participating restaurants and use a registered card. Sign up to support the Whittier Alliance, download the toolbar, use GoodSearch every time you search and be notified when your online purchase will make a donation! And don’t forget to register your credit card at GoodDining! Go to GoodSearch.com and start raising funds today!