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 iPhones 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.
Attend a Minneapolis Homes Information Session Nov. 8

The Minneapolis Homes Buy-Build-Rehab program provides a range of opportunities to own a home in the City of Minneapolis. An information session Nov. 8 will offer information for both homebuyers and developers including:

  • An overview of City of Minneapolis and other homebuyer assistance programs.
  • Steps for purchasing City-owned vacant land and vacant buildings.
  • Introduction to a development assistance request for proposals currently open for applications.

Minneapolis Homes seeks to create healthy, mixed-income housing markets in the city by developing opportunities for homeownership and responsibly managing land.

Minneapolis Homes Information Session
6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8
Davis Center, 1250 W. Broadway Ave.
Yard Waste Collection ends the Week of Nov. 13

Your garbage day in the week of Nov. 13 is the last 2017 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

Attention older adults, age 60+!  Do you need help around the house?  HOME Chore Program offers an array of affordable services designed to help you stay in your home.  They offer handypersons who can help with that dripping faucet that’s just getting worse or with those other repairs that you just haven’t taken care of.  HOME Chore Program homemakers can help with routine cleaning tasks and also run errands for you. This time of year, yard work might be on your mind as well.  They also provide mowing services and tackle small yard projects. Senior Community Services HOME Chore Program is a trusted non-profit that has been working with older adults since 1950.  They partner with cities in Hennepin County to offer affordable help so you can stay in the home of your choice.  Call today at 952-746-4046 to get more info or visit us on the web at

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