Lexington Parkway open house—The third virtual open house regarding Ramsey County’s extension of Lexington Parkway between West Seventh Street and Shepard Road will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 10. The preferred road layout for the next phase of the project includes a mini-roundabout at the intersection of Elway Street and Montreal Avenue. People can register for the open house at tinyurl.com/LexingtonParkway. Additional information is available at ramseycounty.us/LexingtonExtension.
Upcoming meetings—Community Development Committee, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 16. All HDC meetings are currently being held online via Zoom. Links are posted on the HDC website. For recordings of previous meetings, see highlanddistrictcouncil.org/hdc.
The snow team—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council is seeking volunteers to help keep its organics recycling drop-off site on Grand Avenue clear of snow and ice this winter. Volunteers can expect to shovel two to three times during the season. Learn more or sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Century building plaques—The community council is still offering the owners of homes and commercial buildings in the neighborhood that were built in 1925 or before to purchase a plaque to identify the structure’s age. Those who order by November 30 will be able to receive one before the holidays by visiting macgrove.org/100years.
Donations doubled—Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 18. All donations up to $3,700 to the Macalester-Groveland Community Council will be matched by its board. Early giving has begun at givemn.org/macgrove. For more giving options, visit macgrove.org/donate.
Let’s chat—Those who are interested in adding their interests, skills or voices to the community council’s programs or events are being asked to email email@example.com to meet for coffee or virtually.
Show your pride—Locally designed Mac-Grove T-shirts can still be purchased online and delivered within just days of purchase. Visit macgrove.org/tshirt.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors on Thursday, November 11; Transportation Committee on Monday, November 22; and Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, December 1. The meetings will be held virtually beginning at 6:30 p.m. To receive monthly meeting notices and Zoom details, sign up at macgrove.org/participate.
Fall safety walk—Summit Hill Association board members and volunteers examined 74 blocks in the western half of the neighborhood during safety walks on October 21 and 26 to spot street and sidewalk maintenance issues. In general, it was found that the neighborhood is very well maintained, but the teams submitted to the city 60 issues related to sidewalk pavement, eight instances of trees or shrubs obstructing sidewalks, five incidents of graffiti on public property and three inoperative streetlights. Those who want to bring other issues to the city’s attention may report them at stpaul.gov/report-incident.
Neighborhood Plan—The SHA’s Neighborhood Plan Committee will be publishing an online survey in November to collect final data for updating its 10-year district plan. The short survey will assist the committee in narrowing the priorities for the plan that were discovered over the past 18 months of research.
Summit Avenue trail—The survey and period of public comment is rapidly closing for the development of a master plan for a Summit Avenue regional trail from the Mississippi River to downtown Saint Paul. People can complete the survey by November 14 and find other ways to participate in the process at tinyurl.com/4ffn9n36.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, November 11; Racial Dialogue and Action Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, November 15; Neighborhood Plan Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday November 16; Streetscapes and Environment Committee, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 17; and Zoning and Land Use Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 23. For updated information about those meetings and Zoom participation links, visit SummitHIll
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