Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Board Member Scott and his family are using their #quarantinetime to clean up Community Commons Park!

Share a pic or message showing what you’re up to during your quarantine time and we’ll share with your neighbors!

Need resources or want to lend a helping hand?
Check out Neighbors Helping Neighbors on Nextdoor

Looking for other ways to stay busy during your social distancing? Apply to Adopt A Drain in your neighborhood! Great way to easily give back to your community!

Volunteer fifteen minutes, twice a month, for cleaner waterways and healthier communities. Storm drains flow directly to local lakes, rivers, and wetlands, acting as a conduit for trash and organic pollutants. Adopt a Drain asks residents to adopt a storm drain in their neighborhood and keep it clear of leaves, trash, and other debris to reduce water pollution.

-Adopt A Drain website

More info here:

SAENA’s COVID-19 Response

SAENA is committed to the health and safety of our community and will contribute to the global effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. That is why SAENA will be taking the following actions to better serve our residents:

-We will no longer host the March 23rd Community Meeting.
-SAENA staff will be working remotely.
-Meetings and events will be postponed until further notice, with the exception of the April Board of Directors meeting, which will be hosted on Zoom. More details on how to access that meeting soon!
-SAENA will continue to update you regarding events scheduled for later this season as we monitor updates from the Minnesota Health Department:

We appreciate your understanding in this challenging time and hope everyone stays safe and healthy!

September Board Meeting Minutes

SAENA September Board Meeting

Monday, September 26 2016, Clare Housing

Agenda Item



Convene & Negotiate Agenda

2 mins.

Jeremy Convened 7:10pm

MPD Crime Report

10 mins.

No police presence tonight

NE Tree

Assessment of Park Trees

20 mins.

George from NE Tree came to talk through the estimate of services for Community Commons Park.

Treasurer Report

5 mins.

Sindee gave treasurer report and outlined park expenses.

Park Conversation, Community Meeting Planning

30 mins.

Board did not vote on how to proceed, will vote in time for action in the spring.

Jack Whitehurst for board survey

10 mins.

Jack distributed board surveys. Christina will send in paper copies after meeting.

CPP Funding Renewal

15 mins.

Christina explained what SAENA is missing in policies and procedures and will email templates to board

Door knocking strategy and sign- up

15 mins.

Board members signed up for door knocking to invite residents to Oct. meeting. Board approved printing materials for door knocking and sending out a postcard in the mail.

Storage space/clean out

10 mins.

Board members decided on Sun, Oct. 16 to sort through files. Sindee, Dave, and Christina will retrieve files from Spring Manor


Move to adjourn, Jeremy. Second, Sylvia. 8:45pm