New! District 1 recently voted to drop the age for residents to serve on our Board of Directors. Now, individuals age 16 and up can apply to serve on the board!
Upcoming Elections We have seven board member positions. The deadline to submit applications is now Friday, March 8.
District 1 is hiring a Somali Cultural Liaison in order to be available and accessible to all our residents. The Cultural Liaison will help build collaboration and trust between the District 1 Community Council and our Somali residents. The work includes relationship building, helping to plan and carry-out meetings and providing verbal and written translation.Click here for the link.
Safety Measures for McKnight Road
District 1 and Ramsey County held a community meeting to discuss safety measures that will be put into place just south of Burns Avenue, the McKnight Villages.
The County will be installing a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon at the site, putting in street lights, and painting advance stop bars at the crossing.
Clear Snow from Hydrants There have been record snowfalls in St. Paul. Snow is piled high everywhere. Seconds matter for our first responders. Help them help you by clearing a 3 foot wide path around all fire hydrants.
Remember to shovel your sidewalk, as Saint Paul City Ordinance requires snow and ice to be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours. Corner property owners are asked to shovel curbs, walkways and crosswalks to the street. Additional information can be found on the City's website.
Do you have questions about the City of Saint Paul's hiring process? Receive tips on how to navigate through the application system, learn about the hiring process, and discover the many careers available with the City. Register here.
Monday, March 18, 5:00-7:00 pm
George Latimer Library, 90 W 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
St. Paul Celebrates St. Patrick's Day
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in St. Paul. Find information about the parade, family-friendly events, Irish dancing lessons, tent parties, live music and more. See Visit St. Paul for all the details.
AARP Livable Communities Grants
Got an idea for our district?
AARP invites you to submit applications for
quick-action projects that can help our community become more livable. Applications are now being accepted for small grants to improve housing, transportation, public space, smart cities and other community elements. Applications are due by April 17, 2019 and projects must be completed by November 4, 2019.
Grants for Projects to Benefit Water Quality and Natural Resources
The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District provides Stewardship Grants to install and maintain a variety of best management practices such as rain gardens, native landscaping, shore-land restoration and pervious pavement. These are designed to filter and reduce runoff, protect groundwater, restore native ecosystems, prevent flooding and lessen the effects of drought.
10 Trees for $10
Join the Arbor Day Foundation for $10, and receive 10 trees. Choose trees that grow well where you live, and the foundation will send them to you to plant in your yard. You can also choose to send the trees to someone else.
Land Use Committee
Discussions about the Red Rock Terminal railroad issue continue. Work group meetings will take place each month. Community members are welcomed to attend, but these are not meetings designed for questions and discussion. Follow our website for information.
We reviewed the proposal for requiring restaurants in St. Paul to use recyclable materials. District 1 signed a resolution to support this initiative. For more info see Zero Waste.
Communications was cancelled in order to hold a public meeting regarding safety measures for McKnight Road.
We need neighbors to help with newsletter distribution, please contact our office. We've increased delivery to more than 30 locations, and can use assistance.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
(See the Calendar on our web site for more info) >> Note: All committee meetings will now run from 6:00-8:00 pm. Board meetings will continue to take place from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Land Use Committee: Mar 4 & Apr 1, 6:00-8:00 pm (D1 Ofc)