Update from Commissioner McGuire - December 23, 2016

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.

December 23, 2016


Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner, District 2

Melissa Jamrock

Sandi Thompson
Administrative Assistant 

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Get Involved

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

Click here for more information or to apply.

Recent Events

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

  • Transportation Advisory Board Committee Meeting
  • St. Paul Children's Collaborative Board Meeting
  • Association of Minnesota Counties Annual Conference
  • SPARK Lab Tour
  • New Brighton Business Council Meeting
  • Ramsey County League of Local Governments Annual Meeting
  • North Star Boy Scouts Breakfast
  • Guild Ladder of Hope Luncheon
  • Roseville Area LWV Holiday Party
  • Ramsey County Veterans Services Open House & Purple Heart Ceremony
  • Roseville Area Optimist Club
  • Ramsey County Library Board

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Saint Anthony

Happy Holidays

From Commissioner McGuire and staff - we wish you a happy and safe holiday season!


You're Invited!

Commissioner McGuire will be sworn in during the board meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 9:00am.  The public is welcome to attend the board meeting and the reception held in the area outside the Board Chambers on the 3rd floor immediately following meeting.  

RSVPs are not needed.  Those attending will have to go through security to enter the building, so planning for a few extra minutes is suggested.

'Tis the Season for Knowing 

Winter Parking Rules

LauderdalePlease remember that cars must be off the streets after 2” of snow and remain off for 48 hours or until the streets are plowed curb to curb after the snow subsides. 
If snow is expected overnight, please find a place for your car before you head to bed (otherwise your car may be "snowed in").  Ramsey County snowplows are usually in the City by 4:00 a.m. 

Temporary off-street parking is available at the city park parking lot off of Roselawn and Fulham.  

Little Canada - The City’s snow plowing policy states that streets will be plowed after a snowfall event of two inches or more. For accumulations less than two inches, a decision is made based on road conditions and the weather forecast. 

Parking is prohibited on City streets between 2 AM and 6 AM, from November 1 until April 1.  The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department tickets illegally parked cars during snow emergencies, and failure to move the vehicle could result in the vehicle being towed.

Mounds ViewNo person shall park or permit to be parked any vehicle within any block on any public street when, within the preceding forty eight (48) hours, melting or blowing snow or a combination thereof has accumulated to a depth of three inches (3”) or more at street level anywhere within that block. Provided, however, that parking shall be permitted within any block of any public street where not otherwise prohibited whenever the entire length of the roadway of such block has been cleared of snow from curb to curb or, in the case of streets without curbs, between the outer edges of the shoulders of such streets.

New Brighton - No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle on any street or roadway after a snowfall of at least three inches. Parking may be resumed on the streets or roadways after the snow has been removed or plowed to the curb line.

Roseville - Interested in finding out when Roseville's snowplows are about to roll this winter? Roseville residents and businesses can sign up to find out.

Individuals who sign up will receive email or text alerts with information about when the city will begin snowplowing.

Roseville does not declare snow emergencies. Instead, the city enforces an on-street parking ban once two inches of snow has fallen within 48 hours. It doesn’t have to finish snowing for the parking ban to take effect. The ban remains in effect until both sides of the street have been plowed. Vehicles parked on the street in Roseville could be ticketed or towed.

St. Anthony No person shall park a vehicle on any city street for a period of 48 hours, commencing immediately after 2 inches or more of continuous snowfall, or until snow removal has been completed curb to curb.

MNSure Help Available

Need assistance applying for health insurance? Have questions about MNsure? Help is available at the Roseville Branch of the Ramsey County Library, 2180 North Hamline Ave.

Certified navigators are available at select times through January 31 to help residents with one-on-one assistance to enroll in health coverage. Individuals interested in taking advantage of this free service can drop in during available hours or call Health Access at 651-645-0215 to schedule an appointment.

MNsure Navigator hours
Sunday: 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The library will also host MNSure workshops in January and February. Visit www.rclreads.org for more information.


Let's skate!

Many of the communities in District 2 have outdoor ice rinks in the winter.  Below find out more about the options and enjoy!


Click here for more information about ice tine and warming house hours.

Mounds View Outdoor Ice Rinks

Lambert Park – Hockey Rink is open. 
Pleasure Rink is closed. Warming House is open. 
Hillview Park – Rinks are not open.Warming House is closed.

Warming Houses Open Monday December 19th in St. Anthony!

Looking for a free recreational activity for your family? St. Anthony offers outdoor skating at three locations.  Warming houses will open on Monday December 19th.
Central Park-Silver Lake Rd. 
Emerald Park-3925 Macalaster Dr. 
Silver Point Park-3010 29th Ave
Hours of Operation are:
Monday - Friday 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm
December 24th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
December 25th Closed
Hockey and pleasure rinks are available at all locations. Also, there are warming houses at all of the locations and all facilities are supervised.  During school holidays, the rinks will be open from 10 am to 8:30 pm, except on Sundays. Get out and enjoy the winter with some outside skating. 

Roseville Neighborhood Skating Rinks Open December 22

The City invites you to enjoy some great outdoor fun at the city’s outdoor neighborhood rinks. Neighborhood rinks will open on Thursday, December 22 and be open through mid-February, weather permitting.

There are warming rooms at Acorn, Autumn Grove, Lexington, Sandcastle and Villa Parks. All rinks, except Mapleview, are outfitted with user-operated push button lighting systems, which allow users to power the lights between 4:30 to 10 p.m. nightly.

Most rinks will be staffed during public skating hours. For more information on staffing and ice conditions, please visit www.cityofroseville.com/rinks.  

Roseville also has public skating and open hockey available at the OVAL (outdoor) and the Roseville Ice Arena (indoor).  The schedule does vary based on other events, so please visit https://www.cityofroseville.com/536/Public-Skating-Schedules for up-to-date information.

Upcoming Events Around District 2