Update from Commissioner McGuire - June 19, 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.

June 19, 2018


Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner, District 2

Melissa Jamrock
Principal Assistant

Ania McDonnell
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.

  • Land O’Lakes Headquarters Ribbon Cutting Event
  • Roseville Rotary
  • St. Paul Children's Collaborative Meeting
  • Roseville Business Council
  • Roseville Area Schools Leadership Meeting
  • Senate Regional Parks Funding Meeting
  • Metropolitan Mosquito Control Meeting
  • Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
  • Suburban Ramsey Family Communities Exec Meeting
  • Heart of Dance Event
  • New Brighton’s 41st Annual Open House
  • Roseville LWV Annual Meeting
  • Mounds View Community Town Hall Meeting

          Community Newsletters


          Little Canada

          Mounds View

          New Brighton


          Saint Anthony

          r&e center tour

          Commissioner McGuire and staff during a recent visit to the Recycling and Energy Center in Newport.  Behind them are a small sample of the cans that are reclaimed and diverted from landfills.

          Volunteers Needed - Ramsey County Libraries

          Volunteers help in many ways. In 2016, our library volunteers provided over 25,000 hours of service:

          • Shelving requested items
          • Pulling requested items to fill patron requests
          • Mending worn library materials
          • Tutoring school age children
          • Providing animals for Paws to Read programs
          • Helping with computer classes
          • Photographing library events
          • Cleaning up and gardening on library grounds 

          Volunteers play a vital role in support of the Library's mission and goals. We appreciate how volunteers bring energy, enthusiasm, and willingness to help out  -- we appreciate everything they do!

          Questions about volunteering at Ramsey County Library? Please call or email Heidi Holland, Volunteer Services Librarian, at 651-724-6023, volunteer@rclreads.org.

          Thank you Care Center Volunteers

          The Ramsey County Care Center held a volunteer recognition event to recognize their 146 volunteers for their 3,595 hours of dedicated service to the patients and residents of Ramsey County Care Center.  If you are interested in volunteering your time visit https://www.ramseycounty.us/your-government/volunteer/senior-services for more information.

              Photo: Tony Webster

              Elections News

              Get Registered to Vote!


              To register online, you must:

              • Meet eligibility guidelines to register and vote in Minnesota.
              • Provide an email address.
              • Provide an identification number from either your Minnesota driver's license, your Minnesota ID card or the last four (4) digits of your Social Security Number.

              If you can't provide an email address and one of the identification numbers listed above, you cannot register online.

              In person or by mail

              If you meet eligibility guidelines to vote, you can submit a completed voter registration application to Ramsey County Elections by mail or in person. You may also be able to register at your polling place on Election Day, if you bring approved identification with you.​

              Filing closed June 5th

              June 5th was the last day to file affidavits of candidacy for state and county offices, cities with a primary, and for Saint Paul City Council - Ward 4.

              For more information or to see who has filed, visit https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/elections-voting/candidates/candidate-filing.

              Election Judges Needed!

              Serve the community and promote the democratic process!

              Election judges staff local polling places during the primary and general elections. You can earn money, meet your neighbors and help ensure that elections are administered in a fair manner.

              Learn more: https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/elections-voting/election-judges

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              Household Hazardous Waste

              Where do you get rid of old fertilizer? What do you do with unwanted paint or pesticides? Ramsey County offers a safe alternative to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW).

              Hazardous waste, including fluorescent and mercury vapor lamps, mercury thermostats and switches, old gasoline, paint and lead paint chips, solvents, pesticides, antifreeze, motor oil and filters, or any products labeled poisonous, flammable or corrosive, can be disposed of at no cost.

              The HHW mobile collection sites located throughout Ramsey County will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Staff recommends that you visit in mid-afternoon when traffic is usually low.

              Ramsey County HHW Mobile Collection Locations

              • June - Roseville, 1725 Kent Street
              • July - Arden Hills, 1352  Ben Franklin Road
              • August - St. Paul, 848 Pleasant Ave.
              • September, after Labor Day – Saint Paul 1660 Como Ave. near State Fairgrounds
              • October – Maplewood, 1850 White Bear Ave.

              A year-round HHW drop-off site for Ramsey County residents is located at Bay West, 5 Empire Drive, St. Paul. Get more information at RamseyRecycles.com or call 651-633-EASY (3279). Calls answered 24/7.

              Yard Waste

              Yard waste sites open for regular season

              Ramsey County's yard waste collection sites are open for the regular season.

              Yard waste sites extended regular season hours are:

              • Monday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
              • Tuesday: Closed
              • Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
              • Thursday: Closed
              • Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
              • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
              • Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

              Regular season hours run through late fall, weather permitting. All sites are free and open to Ramsey County residents only. A photo ID is required.

              Find a yard waste collection site near you

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              Recycling Tip

              Compostable cups, plates, utensils, bags etc. are accepted at Ramsey County organics collection sites. Check that it has the “Compostable” logo from the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) or Cedar Grove on the item or packaging to ensure it is compostable. 

              compost label

              Workshop Recap

              The Board of Commissioners met with the emergency communications team recently to discuss new technology to improve the health and safety of Ramsey County residents. This technology will expedite the response to cardiac arrests by engaging CPR trained community members.

              The emergency communications team also updated the Board on technology they have recently implemented that has significantly improved Ramsey County’s emergency response system. The Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system has standardized the communication between police and fire departments and allows for shared services: which means emergency alerts are delivered to the closest team, regardless of their jurisdiction. This allows emergency services to aid residents more efficiently. Additionally, the emergency services team implemented a text to 911 system, which allows residents to discreetly alert 911 by text messages.


              Community Spotlight: New Brighton Area Historical Society!

              The New Brighton Area Historical Society has been preserving and educating the community about New Brighton’s history since 1980.

              The New Brighton History Center houses a railroad depot museum filled with carefully preserved railroad artifacts, local historical pictures and area maps. You can also see a caboose and refurbished railroad work cart, baggage carts and mail cart.

              We want to thank the New Brighton Area Historical Society for the important work they do for the community by preserving history.

              Visit their web page at: http://www.newbrightonhistory.com/  

              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

              Stay tuned for the next Community Spotlight: Rosetown Playhouse!

              Job openings

              Shoreview YMCA Community Program Director Youth Engagement

              Ramsey County Parks & Recreation Lifeguards

              Metropolitan Mosquito Control District Seasonal Jobs

              City of Roseville Seasonal Jobs

              St. Anthony Village Looking for Paid-on call Firefighter and more!

              Community Festivals

              Now that the snow has melted (mostly) and ice outs have happened on our area lakes, it’s time to get ready for the summer festivals around District 2!

              Upcoming Events Around District 2