East Side Bulletin Board July 22nd, 2019

Payne-Phalen Community meeting

The Payne-Phalen Community Council Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30  p.m. at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave.  Once finalized, the agenda will be posted on the website at www.paynephalen.org and included in a weekly Friday email sent to residents. 


Community meeting on citywide trash collection system

The Payne-Phalen Community Council will host an information session with Chris Swanson of St. Paul Public Works to hear updates about the city’s current system of trash collection.  Time will be made available for the public to ask questions, to share thoughts about what’s working so far, and to share ideas about what could be improved in the future. The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Arlington Hills Lutheran Church, 1115 Greenbrier St.

If you can’t make it but would like to share your thoughts and ideas, please send them to District5@paynephalen.org or by calling 651-774-5234.


Indian Mounds Park community listening session

The City of St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department will hold a community listening session for Indian Mounds Regional Park on Monday, July 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Marian Center of St. Paul, 200 Earl St. Stop by the meeting to learn more about the cultural significance of the site and build common ground for an approach toward long-term management and future land use of the park. A light meal will be available before the listening session from 5 to 5:30 p.m.



Maryland Avenue meeting

Ramsey County will be temporarily converting Maryland Avenue from four to three lanes in August and collecting data on the project to possibly permanently convert the road between Payne Avenue and Arkwright Street. A meeting about the project will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave. The meeting will include a walking tour at 5 p.m., an open house at 6 p.m. and a presentation at 6:30 p.m. For those unable to make the meeting, more information about the project can be found at ramseycounty.us/marylandlandconversion. Feedback for the project can also be shared at the above website or by contacting project manager Rachel Broughton at 651-266-7140 or at rachel.broughton@ramseycounty.us.


Hope for Recovery workshop 

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will hold a free workshop that provides information on mental illnesses, treatments, crisis management, suicide prevention, the mental health system and local resources along with practical strategies for helping a loved one or friend. This includes learning the LEAP strategy for improving communication: Listen, Empathize, Agree-on what you can, and Partner. This workshop is for family and friends of a teen or an adult living with a mental illness and people living with a mental illness who are doing well in their recovery. It will be held at NAMI Minnesota, 1919 University Ave. W., Suite 400, in St. Paul on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information or to register call 651-645-2948 or see “classes” at namimn.org.


SummerLands neighborhood events

In partnership with Ramsey County, the Greater East Side/District 2 Community Council will be hosting a number of events this summer and fall at the intersection of Bush Avenue and Johnson Parkway, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Neighbors are encouraged to bring a chair, some lawn games or anything else they’d like to share with neighbors. The group will meet up on Aug. 6, Aug. 20, Sept. 3, Sept. 17 and Oct. 1. For more information, call 651-774-2220 or send an email to d2lisa@outlook.com.


St. Paul trash meeting

The St. Paul Trash Lawsuit Committee will hold on meeting on July 23, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at the Rice Street Library, 1011 Rice St. The meeting will include information and updates about the options for St. Paul residents as the city’s trash collection policy evolves. For more information go to www.stpaultrash.com. 


Pollinator hunt

Join Urban Roots at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, Fourth St. E., on Saturday, July 27 from 4 to 6 p.m., to help with a pollinator survey. After the survey, join Urban Roots for a bike ride following the Mississippi River to Keg and Case Market observe other pollinator habitat and to enjoy a treat from Sweet Science Ice Cream. To register for the event, go to www.urbanrootsmn.org.


Openings on city boards, committees, and commissions

There are over 30 boards and commissions in the City of St. Paul, many with several vacancies to be filled by St. Paul citizens. The mayor and city council rely on thoughtful advice of the boards, committees and commissions to create policies and develop programs. These boards and commissions cover a wide range of topics and appeal to a variety of interests. Find out about the various boards and commissions, what they do, and to apply, go to www.stpaul.gov/departments/mayors-office/committees-boards-and-commissio....

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