Annual meeting—The Highland District Council will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, March 29, at Summit Brewing Company, 910 Montreal Circle. A social time will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. Attendees can learn about projects in the neighborhood and meet candidates running for the board. The Rustic Chef food truck will have food available for purchase. The agenda is available on the HDC website. The meeting will also be streamed live at facebook.com/HighlandDistrictCouncil.
Board elections—Residents can vote online for members on the HDC’s board of directors from 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, to 10 p.m. Monday, April 3. To request a mail-in ballot, call the office or email Kathy@highlanddistrictcouncil.org. Mail-in ballots must be received by the HDC office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. Learn more, meet the candidates and vote at bit.ly/HDCelection23.
Citywide spring cleanup—Saint Paul’s 37th annual citywide spring cleanup will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Highland Park Pavilion, from where they will disperse throughout the neighborhood to pick up trash. Gloves, bags, treats and coffee will be provided. The cleanup is hosted by the HDC and Jovie (formerly College Nannies and Sitters). Visit stpaul.gov/news/spring-celebrations-events.
1-4 Unit Housing Study—In 2021, Saint Paul initiated a two-phase study to look at ways to update zoning regulations to increase the supply and types of one- to four-unit dwellings in the city. Phase 1 is now complete. Public comments on the Phase 2 amendments are being sought prior to the Planning Commission’s meeting on April 14. For more information, visit stpaul.gov/1to4study.
Safe streets for all—Saint Paul is developing a plan to make the city safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and drivers. The plan will prioritize roadway and infrastructure projects that address safety challenges. To take a survey and comment, visit stpaul.gov/TransportationSafetyPlan by April 15.
Upcoming meeting—Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, March 27, at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., with the option to join online. Get the Zoom link and agenda at highlanddistrictcouncil.org/calendar.
Board elections—Candidates for the Macalester-Groveland Community Council’s board of directors may apply online at mac-grove.org/boardelections or pick up a paper form at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 S. Griggs St. Applications are due by April 13. A board information session will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, at Edgcumbe. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Board elections will take place from April 20-27.
Annual meeting—The community council will host a virtual annual meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. All those who live, work, learn or play in Macalester-Groveland are invited to participate. Tune in to learn more about the neighborhood, meet board candidates, and connect with current grid representatives. Email email@example.com or visit macgrove.org/boardelections.
Century building plaques—Is your Macalester-Groveland home or commercial building nearing 100 years old? The community council is offering engraved plaques to identify its provenance. All properties that will be at least 100 years old by 2028 are eligible. Order and pay at macgrove.org/100years by March 31.
Upcoming meetings—Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, March 22; Transportation Committee on Monday, March 27; Community Building Team on Monday, April 10; and Inclusivity Task Force on Wednesday, April 19. All of the meetings will be held via Zoom beginning at 6:30 p.m. To receive monthly meeting notices and log-in details, visit macgrove.org/participate.
SHA plant sale—The Summit Hill Association is holding its annual plant sale online. Go to gertensfundraising.com, Store #191, to make your selections. Orders are due by 10 p.m. Thursday, April 6. Plants can be picked up from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Linwood Recreation Center, 860 Saint Clair Ave.
Summit Hill parents group—Join the SHA’s Facebook page to meet other parents and kids in the neighborhood. Monthly events will be hosted in and around Summit Hill. Check the SHA website for more details.
Reimagine Linwood Park—The SHA is working on a plan to refresh Linwood Park and its playground. Take a moment to fill out a survey on the SHA website. Those interested in being on the steering committee may send their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Day cleanup—Join the SHA for an Earth Day cleanup at Linwood Park from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 22. Volunteers should meet at the Linwood Recreation Center, 860 Saint Clair Ave., to pick up supplies.
Summer garage sale—The SHA is teaming up with the Macalester-Groveland and Highland Park district councils to put on a garage sale extravaganza on June 2-3. Bargain hunters can visit sales in all three neighborhoods on the same weekend. Watch the SHA’s Facebook page and website for more details.
Park Champions meeting—An updated concept for Central Village Park will be revealed by the Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Springboard for the Arts, 262 University Ave. Neighbors interested in shaping what the park looks like or talking about neighborhood issues are encouraged to get involved. Block club members are attending and a meal will be provided. Learn more by visiting centralvillagepark.org.
Neighbors for a Safer Selby—Residents living near the Cathedral of Saint Paul have organized a group called Neighbors for a Safer Selby to address pedestrian safety issues in the area. The Summit-University Planning Council will be working with the group to initiate city action to study the area and explore how Selby can be much safer for pedestrians. Visit tinyurl.com/n8h8v7xe.
Stay informed—The public is invited to like the SUPC on Facebook and sign up for its e-newsletter, “The Porchlite,” by visiting its website.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5; Transportation Committee with city crime prevention coordinator Patty Lammers speaking on CIB proposals, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 10; Committee on Land Use and Economic Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 17; and Neighborhood Sustainability and Vitality Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18. All of the meetings will be held via Zoom. For access information, email email@example.com or see the calendar on the website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office hours—Union Park District Council office hours are currently by appointment only. Contact executive director Leah Timberlake Sullivan at email@example.com.
Run for the board—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation is seeking board candidates for its annual meeting and elections that will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Summit Brewing Company, 910 Montreal Circle. Visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
T-shirt design contest—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation is holding a neighborhood T-shirt design contest. All local artists are welcome to participate. Proceeds from T-shirt sales will help support the Federation’s mission. Entries are due March 31.
Office notes—The Federation welcomes Julia McColley as its new executive director.
Upcoming meetings—Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5; and Community Engagement and Outreach Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20. Most of the federation’s meetings are held via Zoom. For log-in details, visit fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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