Trick or Treat in Highland—The Highland Business Association, Highland District Council, Friends of Highland Arts, and Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a Halloween event that includes trick-or-treating, a scavenger hunt and prizes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, October 30. The suggested donation is $5. To register, see highlandba.com/trick-or-treat-in-highland.
Living in Highland—The HDC held open houses earlier this month to hear from residents about living in Highland Park. Residents can still fill out a survey by October 31 at surveymonkey.com/r/HDCinput.
Survey on bike lanes—The city of Saint Paul is updating its Bicycle Plan and would like to hear from the public about where bike lanes and paths should go, and how to prioritize its resources. People can rake the survey by October 31 at stpaul.gov/bikeplan.
Rent stabilization—On November 2, Saint Paul voters will decide whether or not to adopt a proposed ordinance limiting rent increases. To learn more about voting and view a sample ballot, visit sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting. A recording of an October 20 panel discussion on the issue can be viewed at macgrove.org/citywide-issues/rent-stabilization.
Upcoming road projects—City and county staff will present several upcoming projects in Highland Park during the HDC’s next Transportation Committee meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 9. The projects include reconstruction of Edgcumbe Road between Fairview and Saint Paul avenues, Saint Paul Avenue’s redesign, the Riverview Corridor and the extension of Lexington Parkway. For the meeting link, see highlanddistrictcouncil.org/calendar.
Lexington Parkway open house—The third virtual open house for the extension of Lexington Parkway between West Seventh Street and Shepard Road will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 10. The plans include a mini-roundabout at Elway Street and Montreal Avenue. Register at tinyurl.com/LexingtonParkway.
Upcoming meetings— board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, November 4; Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, November 8; and Transportation Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 9. Links to the Zoom meetings are posted on the HDC website.
Century building plaques—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council is offering the owners of homes and commercial buildings in the neighborhood that were built in 1925 or before to purchase a plaque to identify its age. Order by November 30 by visiting macgrove.org/100years.
Donations are doubled—Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 18. All donations up to $3,700 to the community council will be matched by its board of directors. Early giving will begin on November 1 at givemn.org/macgrove. For more information, visit macgrove.org/donate.
Business roundtable—The community council’s business representatives will host a fall roundtable for local business leaders at 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, via Zoom. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rent stabilization—On November 2, Saint Paul will vote on whether or not to adopt a proposed ordinance limiting rent increases. To learn more about voting and view a sample ballot, visit sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting. An October 20 panel discussion on the issue can be viewed at macgrove.org/rent-stabilization.
Show your pride—A locally designed Mac-Grove T-shirt can still be purchased online and delivered within just days of purchase. Visit macgrove.org/tshirt.
Upcoming meetings—Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, October 27; Inclusivity Task Force on Thursday, November 4; Environmental Subcommittee on Monday, November 8; board of directors on Thursday, November 11; and Transportation Committee on Monday, November 22. The meetings will be held virtually beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sign up at macgrove.org/participate.
Summit Hill Fall Festival—Around 200 neighbors, dozens of volunteers, local sponsors, Linwood Recreation Center staff, vendors, Whiskey Monday, Saint Paul bicycle police, Saint Paul Lacrosse and about 20 canines attended the Summit Hill Fall Festival on October 14 at the Linwood Recreation Center. Attendees enjoyed two bounce houses, voted in the board election, decorated pumpkins and listened to live music, while also attending the Summit Hill Association’s annual meeting.
Board election results—Incumbents Abhi Andley, Bridget Allan Ales and Denise Aldrich retained their seats in the SHA’s board election on October 14. New members include Cole Trace, Dan Dodge, Jennifer Isernhagen, Karl Benson, Maggie Wenger, Phil Grant and Swati Sugandh.
Fall safety walks—SHA board members and volunteers canvassed the Summit Hill neighborhood to spot street and sidewalk maintenance issues during evening walks on October 21 and 26. For more information, visit SummitHillAssociation.org/news.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, November 11; Racial Dialogue and Action Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, November 15; and Streetscapes and Environment Committee, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 17. Visit SummitHillAssociation.org/calendar.
Volunteers sought—The Union Park District Council is canvassing its neighborhoods to inform residents of upcoming activities and is in need of volunteer assistance. Those who are willing to help distribute flyers are being asked to email email@example.com.
Board elections—The UPDC will hold its annual meeting and elections for the majority of seats on its board of directors on Wednesday, November 3. The meeting will also include a discussion on the board’s plans for the future. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming meetings—annual meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 3; Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 8; Committee on Land Use and Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 15; and Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 17. Find the Zoom links at unionparkdc.org/calendar.
Contact us—The public is invited to “like” the Union Park District Council on Facebook, follow it on Twitter at @UnionParkDC, and subscribe to its e-newsletter, “Neighborhood Matters,” by emailing email@example.com.
West Seventh recipes—Recipes are being collected from local residents for a West Seventh/Fort Road Federation cookbook that will be sold as a fundraiser for the organization. Recipes may be sent for consideration to fortroadfederation.org/cookbook.
Board notes—At its October meeting, the board of directors accepted the resignation of Elyse Jensen from the position of Area 1 coordinator. The board also discussed committee updates, including the Fort Road Cookbook fundraiser and Give to the Max Day on November 18.
Nominations for the board—Nominations are being sought for a new Area 1 coordinator on the West Seventh board of directors. Candidates must live, own property or a business between Kellogg Boulevard and Saint Clair Avenue and fill out a form on the website before November 1.
Upcoming meetings— board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, November 8; and Community Engagement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 18. For details, see fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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