Highland Park

highlanddistrictcouncil.org • 651-695-4005

Annual meeting—The Highland District Council will hold its annual meeting via Zoom at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 22. There will be news about the parks in Highland, an update on the Highland Bridge development, information on how local restaurants are faring during the pandemic, and crime and safety tips from the Saint Paul Police Department. The event will also provide an opportunity to meet candidates for the district council’s board of directors. Register to receive the meeting link at bit.ly/RSVPannualmeeting.

Board election—An online election will be held from 7 p.m. on April 22 to 10 p.m. on April 27 to fill seats on the HDC board. Up for election are representatives for all odd-numbered grids, and three at-large positions. Candidates must submit their applications by April 15. To request a mail-in ballot, call the office or email Kathy@highlanddistrictcouncil.org. To learn more about applying and voting, visit bit.ly/HDCelection.

Lexington realignment—People are invited to provide comments by April 15 on proposed road layouts for phase two of the Lexington Parkway reconstruction. Options for the new Elway Street and Montreal Avenue intersection include a two-way stop, a full roundabout, and a mini-roundabout. Learn more and comment at bit.ly/LexRealignment.

Highland Bridge parks—Join the city of Saint Paul’s Department of Parks and Recreation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, for a virtual open house about future parks in the new Highland Bridge development. The meeting can be accessed at bit.ly/3m8imi1. For information, email Ellen.Stewart@ci.stpaul.mn.us or visit stpaul.gov/HighlandBridgeParks.

   

Taste of Ward 3: Encore—Following a successful event in January, the Highland and Macalester-Groveland district councils and Highland Business Association are again conducting a month-long promotion of restaurants in Ward 3. Order from restaurants in Highland Park and Macalester-Groveland between April 22 and May 22 and submit your receipts. Every two receipts received by June 1 will be entered in drawings for gift cards. Learn more at tasteofward3.com.

Macalester-Groveland

macgrove.org • 651-695-4000

Neighborhood cleanup—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council’s Community Building Team and local volunteers will conduct a neighborhood cleanup from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday,April 24, in celebration of Earth Day. Learn more and sign up to volunteer at macgrove.org/events.

Mac-Grove survey—The community council is asking people to submit comments about its current programs, activities, communication and outreach at macgrove.org/2021survey by April 16. Include an email for a chance to win a $25 gift card.

 

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Show your pride—Locally designed Macalester-Groveland T-shirts can still be ordered online for home delivery. The shirts come in kiwi green, heather indigo blue and dark heather gray in a variety of sizes. To order, visit macgrove.org/tshirt.

Upcoming online meetings—Transportation Committee on Monday, April 26; Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, April 28; Inclusivity Task Force on Thursday, May 6; and board of directors on Thursday, May 13. All meetings will be held via Zoom beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sign up for monthly meeting notices and Zoom information at macgrove.org/participate.

Union Park

unionparkdc.org• 651-645-6887

Solidarity fund—The Union Park and Lexington-Hamline community councils have established a solidarity fund for those in need of housing relief. The funds may be used to cover rent, mortgage payments and utilities. Those who are able to donate to the fund are being asked to visit givemn.org/story/Li2sdg. Those in need of assistance should call Keystone Community Services at 651-917-3883.

Union Park micro-grants—The UPDC is seeking applications from residents and small groups of neighbors for grants of $400-$600 to complete small projects in its neighborhoods. Applications are due by the end of May. Email info@unionparkdc.org or visit unionparkdc.org/micro-grant.

Become a UPDC scholar—The district council’s Neighborhood Involvement Committee is sponsoring a one-time $500 scholarship for someone who works, lives or attends school in one of Union Park’s neighborhoods and will be pursuing a post-secondary education this fall. Applications will close on April 30 and the finalist will be notified by mid-May. For information, email jonah@unionparkdc.org.

Equity scorecard—The UPDC has finalized its Equitable Development Scorecard, a tool for residents, employers and committee members to rank potential neighborhood developments on equity issues in transportation, land use, environment, pedestrian safety and more. Comments regarding the scorecard are being sought at surveymonkey.com/r/8QBG27R.

Upcoming meetings—Committee on Land Use and Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 19; Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21; Neighborhood Involvement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 26; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. To access the Zoom meetings, email wako@unionparkdc.org or click on the links at unionparkdc.org/calendar.

West Seventh

fortroadfederation.org• 651-298-5599

Annual meeting—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation will hold its annual meeting via Zoom from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20. The guest speaker will be Sean Kershaw, a West Seventh resident and director of the Saint Paul Department of Public Works. The meeting will include breakout sessions and updates on the district council’s work. Register by visiting the website.

Board elections—Anyone 16 and older who lives, owns property or owns a business in the West Seventh neighborhood can vote for members of the board of directors. Voting will be done online by visiting the website from April 13 until 6:45 p.m. April 20. Vote curbside at 882 W. Seventh St. from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13-16 and 19-20 by calling the office to be greeted at the door.

Upcoming Zoom meetings—Community Engagement and Outreach Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15; annual meeting and election results, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20; and Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Go to fortroadfederation.org/calendar for details and log-in information.

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