Update from Commissioner McGuire - August 11, 2017

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, 2017


Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner, District 2

Melissa Jamrock
Principal Assistant

Ania McDonnell
Administrative Assistant 

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Gibbs Farm Commissioner's Picnic
Commissioner McGuire at the annual Commissioner's Picnic at Gibbs Farm hosted by the Ramsey County Historical Society.

We Need to Hear from You!

Ramsey County Parks & Recreation Survey

The Ramsey County Parks & Recreation system plan, a document that directs the development of park and recreation space and programs throughout the county, is being updated to reflect current and future community needs. As part of this process, a county-wide parks planning survey has been created.

The parks and recreation survey will:

  • Document existing park and recreation facilities, how they’re used, who uses them and where improvements can be made.
  • Help county officials, park staff and residents determine what steps to take to ensure all communities in Ramsey County have adequate access to our parks and open spaces.
  • Determine the size, location and number of future parks in Ramsey County.

Please take a few moments and complete our parks planning survey.

Battle Creek Off-Road Cycling

Battle Creek Regional Park is getting new mountain bike trails! Check out the draft plan for the trails and submit comments to our planning team. Learn more.

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2018-19 budget hearings 

begin in next week

Hearings for the proposed 2018-19 biennial budget will begin Tuesday, August 14.  Each of the county's service teams will present their 2018-19 proposed budget to the board of commissioners for review throughout August and September.  Here is the schedule:

public hearing on the maximum property tax levy for 2018 will be held September 12 at 1 p.m. at the Council Chambers. The board of commissioners will certify the maximum levy during their September 26 board meeting beginning at 9 a.m.

A public hearing for testimony on the entire proposed budget will be held November 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Ramsey County Library - Shoreview.

All service team hearings will take place in the Council Chambers on the third floor of Saint Paul City Hall - Ramsey County Courthouse unless otherwise specified.

View the full hearing schedule (PDF)

2040 Comprehensive Plan Updates

Comprehensive Plan updates take place every ten years, and the 2040 update will take effect next year (2018). Get involved with the process now to impact your city and the changes you would like to see made.

Below you will find information about the on-going work in each District 2 Community. 



Little Canada

The City of Little Canada plans to replace playground equipment, continue trail segments, and make sure that the facilities are meeting the residents’ needs in the coming years. Providing input during this process is key to it’s success.

An online survey will be available starting September 4th to share thoughts on this process.

Complete the Engagement Survey to share your opinions on the Parks and Trails for the upcoming changes to the comprehensive plan next year.


Mounds View


New Brighton

The city of New Brighton has many ways to get involved with their comprehensive plan. An Interactive Map is available to make comments on different areas in the district for improvement.  

The in person workshops for feedback are over, but this is a way to submit comments for the plan. The themes for the 2040 plan are Land Use; Housing; Environmental Protection; Transportation; Community Facilities; and Parks, Trails, Open Space, & Recreation.



On August 23rd, there will be a Roseville Comp Plan Update Meeting about Housing. Also, you can email here to give feedback on the 2040 Comp Plan update.


Saint Anthony Village

An executive summary of the Saint Anthony Village comprehensive plan can be found here.

Provide your own input here.


Ramsey County Attorney’s Office offers extended evening hours for Child Support Awareness Month

As part of Child Support Awareness Month, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office (RCAO) Child Support Services Division will offer extended evening hours weekly from

4:30 -7:00 pm on Wednesdays throughout the month of August. In addition, the RCAO is partnering with FathersFirst! to provide assistance with family law questions about child support, divorce, custody, and parenting time. Extended evening hours are offered year-round at the same location - 121 East Seventh Place, St. Paul - on the third Wednesday of each month.

During extended evening hours, parents can:

  • Reinstate a driver’s license that has been suspended for non-payment of child support by entering into a payment agreement.
  • Meet with child support staff to make a payment.
  • Request to change a child support order.
  • Find out if they qualify for arrears forgiveness.
  • Provide genetic testing samples.
  • Ask questions about their case, and receive referrals to organizations that can provide assistance with employment services and parenting concerns.

In addition, parents can access child support information online  including viewing case information, payment history, account balances and update their contact information. Payment information is also available by calling the payment hotline at 651-215-5630.

Extended Hours Location:*

Ramsey County Child Support Office
Lower Level Conference Room
121 Seventh Place East
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

*Street parking is available for free after 6:00 pm and there are several bus stops nearby.

For additional information, please see the RCAO child support website.

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