Ward 8 Update Newsletters - November 5, 2013

News of the 8th Ward

November 5, 2013

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Getting election results for the Nov. 5 election

Once the polls close Tuesday night, new voting equipment will make the tabulation of election results much faster than in the 2009 municipal election. However, because ranked-choice voting requires a special tabulation process, not all final results will be known on election night. If a candidate in a race receives enough first-choice votes to be elected, that candidate will be declared the unofficial winner on election night. In races where there is no winner in the first round of counting, those results will be tabulated in the days following the election.

Although it is not possible to know exactly how long the tabulation will take for the races that do not have winners on election night, elections officials plan to complete tabulation and declare a winner in the mayor’s race on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Tabulation for all races is planned to be complete by Friday, Nov. 8.

As each round of counting in each race is completed, those results will be posted in several places:

Ranked-choice voting tabulation processes ballots through a series of rounds, in which the lowest ranked candidate (or candidates) is eliminated, and their votes are redistributed to the next-ranked candidate on those ballots. Races will be tabulated one at a time, in the order in which the offices are listed on the ballot. A random order has been created to handle City Council wards and Park and Recreation Board districts.

For races in which there is no election night winner, here is the order in which the tabulation will be done, starting Nov. 6:

  • Mayor
  • City Council (wards in this order: 8, 11, 3, 13, 9, 5, 7, 6, 10, 12, 2, 4, 1)
  • Board of Estimate and Taxation
  • Park and Recreation Board at-large
  • Park and Recreation Board (districts in this order: 2, 4, 5, 1, 3, 6)

Seward Co-op’s Proposed Friendship Store Community Meeting Wed, Nov 6

Please join your neighbors at a community meeting to learn more about the proposed Seward Coop Friendship Store.  The meeting is Wed, Nov 6, at Sabathani Community Center auditorium, 310 E 38th Street, from 6-8 pm, with doors opening at 5 pm, hosted by the Central neighborhood (CANDO) and Bryant Neighborhood Organizations.

Learn more about the Seward Co-op organization, the potential Seward Friendship Co-op grocery store site plan, and give your feedback on the proposal.

Childcare and Spanish translation will be provided. If you or someone you know will be attending needs interpretation in any other language or other accommodations, please contact the Central Neighborhood office at 952-297-4958.

Project Background: Seward Co-op is proposing a second full-service grocery store on the corner of 38th Street and 3rdAvenue in Minneapolis, at the former site of the Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

Since announcing the project in June, Seward has spoken with area neighbors, organizations, and businesses to learn more about the community and begin developing partnerships for the future. These conversations have informed the design process. In the past weeks, Seward has been working with their design team and City planning staff to prepare the preliminary site plan. This is the project's first design milestone.

The site plan is a balance between store operational needs, city code requirements, and what Seward believes will allow the co-op to be a good neighbor for many years to come. At a high level, the site plan proposes: 

  • A building at the corner of 38th Street and Clinton Avenue with a small second floor for offices along the 38th Street side of the building
  • Fifty-nine parking spaces in the adjacent parking lot at 38th Street and 3rd Avenue. This is a similar ratio of parking-to-building at the Franklin store
  • Vacating the alley at 38th Street, creating a new hammerhead turnaround
  • Generous landscaping
  • A space for a future Nice Ride station

To download a PDF version of the preliminary site plan visit the Seward Coop Friendship project page here.


A Night on 48th Street: Sat November 9

A Night On 48th St

Please join your neighbors for A Night on 48th Street!  Music, Appetizers, Wine Raffle & Silent Auction on 48th & Chicago. Proceeds benefit the Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group. 

You can find more details at www.frnng.org, including buying advance tickets ($15 each, or $20 at the door).  7-9 pm, Saturday November 9, 2013, at Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago.  Buy your tickets today!  Checkout the facebook event page here.


So Alive 2.0 - an 80’s/90’s Dance Party

aliveness project

Benefit for The Aliveness Project

See you for So Alive 2.0 on Saturday, Nov 9th, 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM, 100 W 46th Street at Solomon’s Porch

  • Doors open at 8:00 PM with $8 cover. $13 cover after 10PM
  • Coat check available
  • Cash bar on both levels. 21+ with ID

Visit here for more info.  Be sure to join the event and please share the event with your friends!

The first So Alive was such a hit, we're hosting a second! It’s a retro dance benefit for The Aliveness Project featuring pop, new wave, house & synth dance floor classics from the ‘80s and ‘90s! And this time, it's on a Saturday night! All proceeds benefit The Aliveness Project, a community center for people living with HIV/AIDS, to support their move to the Kingfield Neighborhood at 38th & Nicollet.

So Alive 2.0 is hosted by KFNA, DJ FoolProof and MC Cloud of Forever Young - a VFW Basement Dance Party and the return of Resurrection by djoctagone and supported by the Kingfield Neighborhood AssociationErik Brown HomesThe Lowbrow, and Victor's 1959 Cafe

Questions? 612.823.5980 or info@kingfield.org