Highland Park

highlanddistrictcouncil.org • 651-695-4005

Speed limit reminders—The Highland District Council has lawn signs that residents can place to remind motorists of speed limits. Contact Kathy Carruth at 651-695-4005 or kathy@highlanddistrictcouncil.org to pick up the signs.

Food shelf and PPE fundraiser—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council, HDC and Highland Business Association are teaming up to host a fundraiser to support the volunteers and organizations responding to food shortages and ongoing COVID-19 efforts in the Twin Cities. All of the funds raised will go to purchase personal protective equipment for food drive volunteers and others, as well as food and hygiene products. Donate at givemn.org/story/Fundcommunity.

Upcoming meetings—Transportation Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 14; board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16; Community Development Committee, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21; and Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, July 27. All meetings of the council are being held online. Links to access the meetings are posted on the HDC’s website.


macgrove.org • 651-695-4000

Support the Twin Cities—The Macalester-Groveland and Highland community councils and the Highland Business Association are seeking donations to help provide personal protective equipment and funding to local groups and organizations working to address food insecurities. For information, visit givemn.org/story/fundcommunity.

Get your gardens ready—Judging for the annual Alley Garden Awards in Macalester-Groveland will take place from July 16-23. Volunteers will walk all alleys in the neighborhood and award gardens that have attractive and well-kept plantings, both in the ground or in pots. Visit macgrove.org/aga.


James and Lexington project—Join the community council’s Housing and Land Use Committee for an online meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, to discuss plans for rezoning and redevelopment at James Avenue and Lexington Parkway. Visit macgrove.org/development for more details, and email alexa@macgrove.org for meeting information.

Annual meeting and elections—The community council’s annual meeting and board elections will be held online in July and August. Check macgrove.org/annualmeeting for updates.


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COVID-19 resources—Visit macgrove.org/2020resources for an updated list of current offers, activities and ways to support one another during this uncertain time. Those who have something to add may email mgcc@macgrove.org.

Get involved—The community council has three standing committees that meet once a month on different aspects of making Macalester-Groveland a great place to live, work, learn and play. See more at macgrove.org/committees.

Office closed—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council office remains closed. Email mgcc@macgrove.org for information.

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West Seventh

fortroadfederation.org • 651-298-5599

Board update—At the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation meeting on June 15, board members learned about myDog, a proposed dog daycare business at 1324 W. Seventh St. It proposes to care for 30-40 dogs per day, with boarding for 10 dogs overnight. The overnight boarding is not allowed in the current Traditional Neighborhoods 2 zoning and myDog was requesting support for changing the zoning to T3. The board took no action at the meeting. 

Election results—Board elections were moved online this year due to COVID-19. The 2020-21 board officers are president Dana DeMaster, first vice president Wendy Underwood, second vice president Tracy Farr and treasurer Nicole Loran. The secretary position remains vacant. Area coordinators are: Area 1—Jessica Callahan, Casey Carmody and Elyse Jensen; Area 2—Kelsey Peterson; Area 3—Tanya Fabyanske Beck and Meghan Redmond. There are still two vacant seats in Area 2 and one in Area 3 (reserved for a renter). The board will fill the vacant positions at its July 13 meeting. For information, visit fortroadfederation.org/board-of-directors-and-staff.

Upcoming virtual meetings—Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1; board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, July 13; and Community Engagement and Outreach Committee on Thursday, July 16, at a time to be determined. Information on connecting to the Zoom meetings can be found by visiting fortroadfederation.org/calendar.html.

Committees—The Fort Road Federation has three standing committees: Transportation and Land Use, Fund­rais­ing and Development, and Community Engagement and Outreach. Those who would like to join a committee or learn more about one should call the office or email emily@fortroadfederation.org.

Stay in touch—Neighbors are encouraged to “like” the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation on Facebook and subscribe to its e-newsletter on its website.


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