Fourth Ward Report

Fourth Ward Report

Council Member Barbara A. Johnson

Phone: 612-673-2204 


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Get ready for Snow Emergency season

Although fall just arrived, winter is around the corner. Stay in touch with the City of Minneapolis during Snow Emergencies. You can sign up to receive email and text message alerts once a Snow Emergency is declared. This makes it possible to learn about Snow Emergencies at the office or when you’re on the road. We recommend you sign up for two or more of the following Snow Emergency alerts: email/text alerts, phone call alerts or social media alerts. During a Snow Emergency use the Parking Rules App for Android or iPhone that tells you where you can and can’t park. Knowing when a Snow Emergency is in effect is one of the best ways to avoid a ticket and tow in the winter. For more information please visit For latest snow emergency news call 612-348-SNOW (7669) or TTY 612-673-2157.
Get help repairing household items at Fix-It Clinic

Get free, guided assistance on disassembling, troubleshooting and fixing broken household items at an upcoming Hennepin County Fix-It clinic event in Minneapolis: Fix-it Clinic, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, Grace Center for Community Life, 1500 Sixth St. NE. For more information visit the Hennepin County website at and search “fix-it clinic.”

Yard waste collection ends the week of Nov. 14

Your garbage day in the week of Nov. 14 is the last 2016 collection for leaves, brush and other yard trimmings. Yard waste must be in compostable bags – paper (Kraft) or compostable plastic – or unbagged in a reusable container at least 26 inches high with sturdy handles. Yard waste is not allowed in City-provided containers. Set all yard waste next to your garbage cart by 6 a.m. Leaves must weigh less than 40 pounds, brush must weigh less than 40 pounds, be less than three feet long and bundled with string. Remember, it is against the law and bad for our lakes to rake leaves into the street. For questions about leaf and brush pickup, call 612-673-2917 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

HOME Chore Program helps seniors stay at home

Are you a senior? Do you need help with indoor or outdoor chores? Let Senior Community Services HOME program help you! The HOME program can help with a wide variety of chores: Housekeeping, handyman tasks, snow shoveling, lawn mowing, painting and much more!

HOME is able to offer services based on a sliding fee scale. This means seniors contribute to the cost of the service based on their monthly income and ability to pay. HOME also accepts some insurance payments as well as the Elderly Waiver and the Alternative Care Grant. Call to schedule your service today: 952-746-4046 or visit

4th Ward E-Newsletter

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