Annual meeting and elections—The Highland District Council’s annual meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Lumen Christi, 2055 Bohland Ave. The meeting will begin with elections for neighborhood representatives, and speakers will discuss a variety of topics that affect Highland Park. A virtual option will be available in addition to the in-person event. For details, visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/hdc-event/2022election.
Board candidates sought—The HDC will hold online elections for grid and at-large representatives to the board of directors from April 7-12. Virtual information sessions for people who are interested in joining the board will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Learn more by visiting highlanddistrictcouncil.org/hdc-event/2022election.
Homeownership preservation—The city of Saint Paul is partnering with the Minnesota Homeownership Center to create and administer the Saint Paul Homeownership Preservation Program. The program will provide foreclosure prevention advice to city homeowners and limited financial assistance under certain circumstances. Learn more at hocmn.org/stpaulhpp.
Riverview Corridor crossing—Ramsey County is seeking comments from bicyclists and pedestrians to enhance the experience of crossing the Mississippi River at the Highway 5 (West Seventh Street) bridge as part of the Riverview Corridor streetcar project. Complete the survey by March 25 at bit.ly/bikepedsurvey.
Upcoming meetings—Community Engagement Committee with Urban Academy discussing a bike giveaway event, 7 p.m. Monday, February 28; board of directors with city representatives covering the capital improvement budget process, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3; and Transportation Committee with an update on the Saint Paul Bike Plan, Blue Line-Riverview Connection Study and University of Minnesota’s pedestrian study results, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8. All HDC meetings are now being held in-person at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., with the option to join online via Zoom. Check highland
districtcouncil.org/calendar for meeting links.
Not for Sale viewing—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council is purchasing group tickets to stream the History Theater’s Not for Sale performance for free. Not for Sale tells the story of Arnold Weigel, a Twin Cities real estate agent who put his career on the line when he began to represent families of color as they attempted to buy homes in all-white neighborhoods of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Learn more at macgrove.org/event/not-for-sale-viewing. A facilitated discussion of the show will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, via Zoom.
Board interest session—Macalester-Groveland Community Council board members volunteer four to five hours per month on average. Sign up to attend the next board interest session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 24, via Zoom. Visit macgrove.org/boardelections.
Annual meeting and elections—The community council will host a virtual annual meeting and board elections from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, via Zoom. For information about running for the board, visit the website or email email@example.com.
Century building plaques—Owners of Macalester-Groveland homes and commercial buildings that will be 100 years or older by 2027 are eligible to purchase engraved plaques to celebrate the age of their structures. Order by March 31 at macgrove.org/what-we-do/100years.
Order a Mac-Grove T-shirt—A new supply of locally designed Macalester-Groveland T-shirts has been received and includes new colors. Visit macgrove.org/tshirts.
Upcoming meetings—Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, February 23; Transportation Committee on Monday, February 28; Not for Sale discussion on Tuesday, March 1; board of directors on Thursday, March 10; Inclusivity Task Force on Wednesday, March 16; Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, May 23; and Transportation Committee on Monday, March 28. All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Sign up to receive monthly meeting notices and log-in information at macgrove.org/participate.
Spring plant sale—Summit Hill residents will be able to pick up plants in the neighborhood with the Summit Hill Association’s annual spring plant sale. Flowers, vegetable plants, herbs, potted plants, hanging baskets and flats will be delivered to the Linwood Recreation Center for pickup on April 29. A portion of all sales will benefit the SHA. The order deadline is April 7. For more information, visit SummitHillAssociation.org/donate.
Upcoming meetings—Zoning and Land Use Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1; Streetscapes Committee, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2; Communications Committee, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3; Neighborhood Plan Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10. For updates and links, visit SummitHillAssociation.org/calendar.
Union Park resource map—Union Park District Council staff are beginning preliminary work on a map of resources in the neighborhood. Those who know of an establishment or organization that they consider vital to the quality of life in the neighborhood may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2; Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 14; Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16; and Committee on Land Use and Economic Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 21. See unionparkdc.org/calendar for the Zoom links.
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.
Board nominations—A new board president, treasurer and one coordinator for each of the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation’s three geographical areas will be elected at the board’s annual meeting in April. Those who are interested in the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming meetings— Community Engagement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2; and board of
directors, 7 p.m. Monday, March 14. For meeting details, see fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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