HDC meetings remain online—Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, the Highland District Council’s plan to move toward in-person meetings has been postponed. The decision will be re-evaluated in the coming weeks.
Citywide drop-off event—The city of Saint Paul will host an appliance, electronics and mattress drop-off event from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, September 18, at the northeast corner of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Fees will apply ($5-25 per item), but paper shredding and cardboard collection will be free. For details, see tinyurl.com/utwjtp2c. The HDC will help pick up items for seniors who need assistance. To schedule a pickup, call the HDC office or email email@example.com.
Highland Bridge open space—The Saint Paul City Council will hold a public hearing at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, on amendments to the city’s zoning code and master plan regarding the required open space on private lots at the Highland Bridge development. Information can be found at stpaul.gov/planningcommission. The HDC’s Community Development Committee will discuss the proposed changes on September 21.
Upcoming meetings—Community Development Committee, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 21; and Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, September 27. All HDC meetings are being held online via Zoom until further notice. Links are posted on the HDC website.
Citywide drop-off—Saint Paul’s fall citywide drop-off event will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, September 18, at the northeast corner of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Volunteers are needed to pick up items for seniors who have signed up in advance. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers needed—There currently is an open seat for a representative of an at-large faith institution on the Macalester-Groveland Community Council’s board of directors. Contact the community council for information.
Upcoming meetings—Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, September 22; Transportation Committee on Monday, September 27; and Inclusivity Task Force on Monday, October 11. The meetings will be held virtually at 6:30 p.m. To receive monthly meeting notices and Zoom details, sign up at macgrove.org/participate.
Summit Hill Fall Festival—The Summit Hill Association is inviting neighbors to a fall festival from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, October 14, at Linwood Park, 860 Saint Clair Ave. The festival will feature food trucks, live music, kids’ activities, pumpkin decorating, hot apple cider and cocoa. Voting for board members will take place at the event from 5-7 p.m. The SHA annual meeting will be conducted at the festival beginning at 7:15 p.m. Updated details are available at SummitHillAssociation.org/calendar.
Join the board—Those who would like to represent the Summit Hill neighborhood as a member of the association’s board of directors are being encouraged to apply at summithillassociation.org/join-the-board. Applications are due by midnight Friday, October 8. The election of new members will take place at the annual meeting and fall festival on October 14.
Committee openings—Those who have an interest in pedestrian safety, environmental conservation, communications, fundraising or racial equity are being encouraged to consider volunteering for one of the SHA’s standing or ad-hoc committee. Information can be found by visiting SummitHillAssociation.org/become-a-volunteer.
Neighborhood plan—The SHA’s neighborhood plan committee resumed meeting on September 7 after a month-long hiatus. Revising the 15-year-old plan began in early 2019 and will continue through June 2022. The scope of the plan has grown to include study of the East Grand Avenue Overlay District’s impact on land uses in Summit Hill. Details on the committee’s work and links to the existing plan are at SummitHillAssociation.org/plan.
Ice Cream, Peanut Butter & Jam—The Union Park District Council will celebrate the return of its Ice Cream, Peanut Butter & Jam from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, September 18, at the Merriam Park Recreation Center, 2000 Saint Anthony Ave. The event will include music, ice cream and children’s activities. Those who plan to attend are being reminded to bring jars of peanut butter for the food shelf.
Sign up to volunteer—The UPDC is in the process of canvassing its neighborhoods to inform residents of local activities and is in need of considerable volunteer assistance. Those who are willing to help distribute flyers are being asked to email email@example.com.
Board elections—This November, the UPDC will hold elections for the majority of seats on its board of directors. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Upcoming meetings—Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 15; Committee on Land Use and Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 20; and Neighborhood Involvement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 27. To access the Zoom meetings, click on the links at unionparkdc.org/calendar.
Drop-off event—A citywide drop-off event for bulky household items will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, September 18, at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. For information, see stpaul.gov/drop-offs. West Seventh seniors who need assistance getting their bulky items dropped off should email Emily@fortroadfederation.org with their address and a description of the items.
Upcoming meetings—Community Engagement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 16; and Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 6. See fortroadfederation.org/calendar for details.
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