April 24, 2015 - News from Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire

Ramsey County District 2 News

Serving the communities of Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View (Precinct 4),
New Brighton, Roseville and the Ramsey County portion of St. Anthony.

APRIL 24, 2015


Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner, District 2

Melissa Jamrock

Sandi Thompson
Administrative Assistant 

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The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on a number of volunteer boards and committees. 

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Recent Events

Here are some of the events that Commissioner McGuire has attended recently.

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Attend an Upcoming Ramsey/Washington County Resource Recovery Project Open House

Please join us for a series of open houses to discuss improvements to our solid waste management system overseen by the Ramsey/Washington County Resource Recovery Project. All open houses will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A short presentation will begin at 6:45 p.m.

April 27 - Ramsey/Washington County Resource Recovery Project Open House, Newport

April 28 - Ramsey/Washington County Resource Recovery Project Open House, Saint Paul

Please visit http://morevaluelesstrash.com for more information.

Roseville: Becoming a Dementia Aware Community Kick-off Event A Success!

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Congratulations Roseville and to all your partners for a great afternoon of becoming dementia aware!

For more information about what Roseville is doing to becoming a Dementia Aware Community, please visit http://www.cityofroseville.com/2721/Alzheimers-Dementia.

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Free Gas Can Exchange Available for County Residents

Starting April 21, Ramsey County residents can bring old gas cans to the household hazardous waste collection site at 5 Empire Drive in Saint Paul and exchange them for new, safer cans. Old portable gas cans, like those used to fuel lawnmowers, release vapors that pollute our air and contribute to ground level ozone and smog. Switching to a new gas can that has thicker walls and spill-prevention features can reduce pollution by as much as 75 percent.

New cans are available while supplies last. There is a limit of one new can per household.

Warrant Resolution Event Saturday, May 2

Ramsey County will hold a Warrant Resolution Event Saturday, May 2 for individuals with non-violent misdemeanor active arrest warrants in Ramsey County. The event will be held at Aldrich Arena from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Judges, prosecutors and public defenders will be present to help resolve warrants promptly. Warrants do not expire or go away and remain on official records until resolved. Anyone with an active warrant can be arrested at any time.

Those who wish to attend may simply show up, but are also encouraged to make appointments by calling 651-266-9320 or signing up online. Visit www.RamseyWarrants.us to learn more. This event is sponsored by the Ramsey County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

MnDOT Road Closures Ahead:
I-35W MnPASS Project

I-35E MnPASS crews are preparing to begin southbound I-35E reconstruction between Little Canada Road and Maryland Avenue. Similar to last year, long-term lane and ramp closures will occur throughout the corridor to facilitate this work.

Weather permitting, the following closures will begin next week and remain in place until late August/early September:

Overnight Sunday, April 26
Northbound I-35E traffic will be shifted east and the following ramps will be closed before morning rush hours on Monday, April 27:

  • Maryland Avenue to northbound I-35E
  • Roselawn Avenue to northbound I-35E
  • Eastbound Highway 36 to northbound I-35E
  • Westbound Highway 36 to northbound I-35E

Overnight Wednesday, April 29
Southbound I-35E will reduced to two lanes (northbound will remain three lanes).

Overnight Thursday, April 30
Southbound I-35E traffic will be shifted to the northbound side of the freeway and the following ramps will be closed before morning rush hours on Friday, May 1:

  • Southbound I-35E to eastbound Highway 36
  • Eastbound Highway 36 to southbound I-35E
  • Westbound Highway 36 to southbound I-35E
  • Southbound I-35E to Roselawn Avenue
  • Roselawn Avenue to southbound I-35E

Detours will be posted for all ramp closures. Motorists are advised to allow for extra travel time or plan to use alternate routes if preferred.

For more information visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/35estpaul/index.html

Upcoming Events around District 2

April 27 - Ramsey/Washington County Resource Recovery Project Open House, Newport

April 28 - Ramsey/Washington County Resource Recovery Project Open House, Saint Paul

May 2 - Warrant Resolution Event

May 2 - Mounds View Annual Spring Clean Up Day

May 2 - City of New Brighton Town Hall Meeting

May 7 - Battle Creek Winter Recreation Area Meeting #3, 6:00 pm, Keller Clubhouse

May 16 - Little Canada City-wide Garage Sale

May 16 - New Brighton Recycle/Clean Up Day

May 16 - Ramsey County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale

Have an event you'd like us to include? Email the info to district2@co.ramsey.mn.us.

District 2 in the News

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Commissioner McGuire with MnDOT Commissioner Zelle, Senator Susan Kent and Bob Benke at the Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast on April 17 in Mounds View.