Update from Commissioner McGuire - March 30, 2018

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.

March 30, 2018


Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner, District 2

Melissa Jamrock
Principal Assistant

Ania McDonnell
Administrative Assistant 

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Recent Events

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

  • Library Board Meeting
  • Roseville Rotary
  • St. Paul Children's Collaborative Strategic Planning Retreat
  • New Brighton Business Council
  • Roseville Business Council
  • AMC Day on the Hill
  • Visit to Roseville Fire Department
  • Roseville Area League of Women Voters Panel on Redistricting
  • 3-K Steering Committee Meeting

          Community Newsletters


          Little Canada

          Mounds View

          New Brighton


          Saint Anthony

          Commissioner McGuire and Rylee

          We are excited to welcome Rylee Stirn to the district 2 team as an intern. She is a current University of Minnesota student studying Sociology with minors in Political Science and Geography. She is interested in equity and social policy, one day hopes to work on legislation that will create a more equal society for everyone. At Ramsey County, Rylee helps with communications, attends events and board meetings, and volunteers for community events throughout Ramsey County. Currently, she is working to connect her Sociology studies to Ramsey County, by organizing a Tour of the Corrections Workhouse in April. In her free time, Rylee is a member of the University of Minnesota Women’s Rugby team, and enjoys listening to music.

          Estimated Market Value Open Book Review Meetings Take Place Next Week

          Many issues can be resolved over the phone! If you have questions with your property classification or current year’s estimated market value, please contact the Assessor's Office at 651-266-2131 to discuss your concerns.
          When calling the Assessor's office about your property tax statements, you will be asked to give information on your concern, be asked to wait to receive a return phone call for up to three days, and may need an appraiser to come to your property to review the interior before value adjustments could occur.

          The 2018 open book meetings will be held next week. The point of these meetings are to discuss your concerns with the Assessor directly if you have any further questions on your property value.

          • April 3, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
          • April 4, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

          When attending, bring any documentation (such as a recent appraisal or sale of the property) that supports your claim of overvaluation or erroneous classification. Based on the documentation you provide and our interior review, the assessor’s office may be able to adjust the valuation or classification of the property without further appeals. The Assessor will notify individuals by mail of the findings.

          For more information, visit the Ramsey County Assessor’s website: https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/property-home/taxes-values/property-value-assessment/appealing-your-value

          Workshop Recap

          Each newsletter, we will highlight recent workshops that the County Board held. These workshops are a way for the board to learn and discuss current issues the county is working on.

          State of the Courts

          On Tuesday the Board of Commissioners were briefed on current filing trends in the Ramsey County Courts. Three judges from Ramsey County presented their data and discussed issues with youth filings, child protection, and sex trafficking. The judges gave insight to how and why decisions are made, and how the County Board and the Courts can work together to find solutions to community issues.

          Specifically, the areas for continued collaboration that Commissioner McGuire and the board will focus on are:

          • Child protection
          • Mental health
          • Sex trafficking
          • Treatment courts
          • Alternative services
          • Community services

          New Open Makerspace program for adults at Ramsey County Library   

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          Tired of letting kids have all the fun? The new Open Makerspace program at Ramsey County Library gives adults the opportunity to get creative and try out some of the Library's tools. Stop by during program hours to try your hand at:

          • Printing an animal with a 3D printer.
          • Creating an art piece with a vinyl cutter.
          • Designing a personalized piece with a sewing machine.


          6 - 8 p.m.
          Ramsey County Library - Shoreview

          6 - 8 p.m.
          Ramsey County Library - Maplewood

          11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
          Ramsey County Library - Roseville

          Did you know

          Lifeguard applications for 2018 now open

          Parks & Recreation is currently hiring lifeguards for the 2018 beach and water park season.

          Positions are available at Battle Creek Waterworks water park and the county’s five guarded swimming beaches. All positions are full-time throughout the aquatics season, which begins Saturday, June 9.

          Apply online

          Community Spotlight: Community Partners with Youth

          Community Partners with Youth (CPY) is an organization based out of New Brighton that works to reduce juvenile crime by increasing the amount of adult supervision and after school programs for elementary and middle school age children. Their mission is to “provide a safe, nurturing environment where youth can strengthen their personalities and develop educational and social skills.”

          CPY has after school and summer programs that are designed to help youth who are “at-risk” academically, financially, or socially. Their programs focus in six different areas: tutoring, mentoring, leadership training, leadership training, cultural enrichment, service learning, and recreation. CPY works to meet the needs of the many diverse communities that exist in northwestern Ramsey County.

          Check out their website for more information about programs, membership, or employment opportunities!

          Stay tuned for the next Community Spotlight: Northeast Youth and Family Services!

          We want to hear from you! Do you have a community group you'd like us to spotlight?  Send us a suggestion at district2@co.ramsey.mn.us

          Upcoming Events Around District 2