Infill housing study—A virtual session to learn about and comment on the second phase of Saint Paul’s 1-4 Unit Housing Study will be hosted by the Highland and Macalester-Groveland district councils from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 1. The study is evaluating the potential to create smaller-scale housing across Saint Paul. For the Zoom meeting link, visit engagestpaul.org/1to4housingstudy on February 1. For information, email 1to4HousingStudy@ci.stpaul.mn.us or call 651-266-6657.
Coordinated trash collection—In anticipation of a new or renewed contract in 2023, the Saint Paul Garbage Advisory Committee was recently formed to provide recommendations on the city’s coordinated trash collection. The committee is composed of city representatives, property owners and renters. The public can comment by visiting bit.ly/garbagecommittee.
Tree Advisory Panel—The Saint Paul Tree Advisory Panel is seeking new members to help guide the city on the preservation, promotion and enhancement of its urban canopy. Learn more at bit.ly/treeadvisorypanel.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors with an update from the Western District police commander, 7 p.m. Thursday, February 3 (virtual meeting); and Transportation Committee to discuss 2022 road construction projects in the area, 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 8 (in-person and virtual). Most HDC meetings are being held online via Zoom at this time. Select meetings will be in-person at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. Agendas and meeting links are posted on the HDC website.
Frost Fest—Join the Macalester-Groveland Community Council and Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation for Frost Fest from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, January 29, at the Groveland Park ice rinks. The event will include skating, games, hot chocolate, a bonfire, treats and a chance to win prizes. For information, visit macgrove.org/frostfest.
Housing study—A virtual session on the second phase of the city of Saint Paul’s 1-4 Unit Housing Study will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 1. The session is especially for those in the southwest part of the city to share ideas on expanding Saint Paul’s number of one- to four-unit dwellings. For information on the study, visit tinyurl.com/3nkv28et. The Zoom link for the session will be available on the Mac-Grove website on February 1.
Board openings—The community council will hold its annual meeting and elections in April. Board openings include two seats each in Grids 1, 3 and 5, as well as two at-large seats. For information, visit macgrove.org/boardelections. Candidates can schedule a Zoom meeting with the executive director to ask questions or receive more information. There will also be a public meeting from 6:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, via Zoom. Email email@example.com if you are interested in attending.
New website—Check out the community council’s new website at macgrove.org.
Mac-Grove T-shirts—A new order of locally designed Macalester-Groveland T-shirts has been received and includes new colors. Visit macgrove.org/tshirt.
Upcoming meetings—Housing and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 26; and board of directors, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 10. To receive monthly meeting notices and Zoom information, visit macgrove.org/participate.
Union Park resource map—Union Park District Council staff are beginning preliminary work on a map of resources within the neighborhood. Those who know of an establishment that they consider vital to the quality of the neighborhood may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming online meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 2; Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 14; and Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 16. Click on the Zoom meeting 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.
Wanted: West Seventh recipes—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation is collecting recipes from local residents to be included in a cookbook to be sold as a fundraiser for the organization. Recipes may be sent for consideration to fortroadfederation.org/cookbook.
Board notes—At its January 10 meeting, the Fort Road Federation’s board of directors reviewed the parking study and survey results for permit parking Area 7 centered at West Seventh Street and Smith Avenue. It then voted to submit five recommendations to the city.
Candidates sought—A new board president, treasurer and one coordinator for each of the planning district’s three geographical areas will be elected at the board’s annual meeting in April. Those who are interested in these volunteer positions should fill out the nomination form on the website. Candidates must be 18 or older and live, own property or own a business in the area served by the Fort Road Federation. For information, email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming meetings—Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 2; board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, February 14; and Community Engagement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 17. For meeting details, see fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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