August 11, 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.

August 11, 2015


Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner, District 2

Melissa Jamrock

Sandi Thompson
Administrative Assistant 

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Recent Events

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

  • National Association of Counties Annual Conference
  • Ramsey County Extension Board Meeting

Check out the latest Community Newsletters/Updates


Little Canada

Mounds View

New Brighton


St. Anthony

2015 Lillie Papers Best Of

Congratulations Ramsey County

Parks and Recreation!

Ramsey County Parks and Recreation was recently recognized as the Best Use of Taxpayers Money by Lillie Paper readers in the Bulletin area.  Thank you to everyone that voted this year!

Click here to see the rest of the 2015 winners!

tick risk low

Mosquitoes! Ticks! And Flies! Oh my!

We've reached the mid-point of summer and mosquitoes and other bugs are out in abundance.

The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD) promotes health and well being by protecting the public from disease and annoyance caused by mosquitoes, black flies and ticks, in an environmentally safe manner. The District covers the Twin Cities, Minnesota metro area which includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties.

Some services that the MMCD provides to residents include:

For more information, please visit their website at

Did you know?

In 2006-2007, Ramsey County adopted a two-year budget process.  The goals of the two-year budget are to: more closely parallel the State biennial budget process, improve financial management, improve long-range and strategic planning, better link operating and capital activities with spending, and improve program monitoring and evaluation.  In the first year of a biennium, a budget is established for two years. In the second year of the biennium, a supplemental budget is adopted that includes recommended budget changes and updated information on department critical success indicators and performance measurements.

Earlier this week the County Manager released the proposed 2016-2017 budget. You can find the presentation, as well as related materials on the Ramsey County website at

New Brighton Watering Restrictions

The City of New Brighton has the following on-going lawn sprinkling policy to ensure there will be adequate water available at all times plus reserves in storage for fire protection purposes. If every home in the City tried to sprinkle lawns at the same time water demand will greatly exceed water production capabilities and a total sprinkling ban will be needed to reserve water for fire protection. If half of the homes in the City sprinkle lawns every other day and the other half the alternate day, there will be plenty of water for all purposes.


  • Even numbered addresses may sprinkle on even numbered calendar dates
  • Odd numbered addresses may sprinkle on odd numbered calendar dates
  • Newly seeded or sodded lawns may be sprinkled every day for a period not to exceed three weeks
  • Violation of these policies is punishable by a fine of $40
  • The City asks that you avoid lawn sprinkling during the peak demand hours of 4pm to 10pm on hot, dry summer days.

For more information about water conservation efforts, please visit

Congratulations Roseville Visitors Association!

On Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Annual Convention in Austin, Texas, Roseville Visitors Association was awarded with the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) seal by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), in recognition of the destination marketing organization's (DMO) commitment to industry excellence and meeting the industry standard for performance and accountability of DMOs around the world. More than 2,000 destination marketing organizations exist worldwide, and the Roseville Visitors Association is now one of only 208 that are DMAI accredited.

Since its inception in January 2007, the accreditation program requires a DMO to successfully comply with a multitude of mandatory and voluntary standards that span a variety of performance areas to gain this momentous achievement. The standards cover nearly all aspects related to the management and marketing of a DMO's including governance, finance, human resources, sales, communications, destination development and research.

Roseville Visitors Association join the ranks of DMOs who have obtained DMAP recognition that demonstrate compliance across 16 disciplines, composed of 53 mandatory standards and is globally recognized by the destination marketing industry as the highest achievement in destination excellence.


The City of St. Anthony's Public Works Department will be conducting curbside branch chipping for residents August 17-19. There will be  a charge of $15 plus applicable sales tax for each 10 minutes of chipping. The charge will be billed on your October 2015 water bill.

If you wish to have your branches chipped, please fill out the form online at{405468FE-96F9-411F-8194-DA3AE11D9C9A}.

Remember, branches must be at the curb, maximum branch diameter is 8" and tree stumps are not accepted.  Please don't bundle the branches. For more information, call 612-782-3301.

Upcoming Events around District 2

Saturday, August 15 - Lauderdale Day in the Park

Saturday, August 22 - Mounds View Festival in the Park

Thursday, September 10 - Ramsey County Winter Rec Area Meeting, 6:00 pm at the Parks and Rec Admin Building

Tuesday, September 15 - Public Testimony on County Budget

Monday, November 30 - Public Hearing/Open House on County Budget

District 2 in the News

Kim Boyce Retirement
At the July meeting, the Ramsey County Extension Service Board celebrated the retirement of Kim Boyce after 26 years of service to University of Minnesota Extension.