August 2018 Newsletter: Early voting for August 14 Primary, O'Connor named County Manager, 2040 Comprehensive Plan

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August 2018   

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Upcoming Events

Board of Commissioners Meeting
Tuesdays, August 14, 21 & 28
9 a.m.

Mobile HHW Collection - White Bear Lake
August 10 & 11
Hours vary by day

Mobile HHW Collection - Saint Paul
August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31
Hours vary by day

Weekend Gardeners
Saturdays, August 11 & 25
10 a.m. - noon

Summer Beach Party
Sundays, August 12
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

State Primary
Tuesday, August 14
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sensory-Friendly Hour at Battle Creek Waterworks
Friday, August 17
10 a.m. - noon

Open House: County Road C Reconstruction
Thursday, August 16
3 - 7 p.m.

Iron & Water: My Life Protecting Minnesota's Environment
Thursday, August 23
7 p.m.

Fix-It Clinic
Saturday, August 25
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Rice Creek North Regional Trail Master Plan Community Meeting
Wednesday, August 29
6 p.m.

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Vote early for the August 14 Primary 

Early voting for the Primary Election is available through August 13 at 11 different locations in Ramsey County. You may visit the most convenient location for you, regardless of where you live. 

View early voting locations and hours 

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. on August 14 for the Primary.

Residents voting at early voting location.

Ryan O'Connor named County Manager

Ryan T. O'Conner

On July 30, Ryan O'Connor became the Ramsey County Manager.

The County Manager makes recommendations to the board of commissioners, implements the board's policies, provides leadership and direction to nearly 4,000 county staff, and develops and implements the county's operating budget

O'Connor joined the county in 2013 as Director of Policy & Planning. He has been Deputy County Manager of the county's Health and Wellness Service Team since 2016

Read more about O'Connor's appointment

Submit feedback on 2040 Comprehensive Plan

We're collecting feedback on the Ramsey County 2040 Comprehensive Plan through November. The Comprehensive Plan describes the county’s unique role in addressing regional prosperity, equity, livability, stewardship and sustainability over the next 20 years. 

View the draft and submit feedback

Ramsey County 2040 Comprehensive Plan

School and daycare vaccinations

Child getting an immunization.

Immunizations are required prior to starting school in Minnesota for all students enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12, child care and early childhood programs. 

Public Health’s Immunization Clinic offers low-cost immunizations for individuals without insurance, whose insurance does not cover immunizations, or who are unable to access services. 

Learn more about immunizations

2019 supplemental budget hearings

Ramsey County uses its two-year (biennial) operating budget to monitor revenue and expenses, and to improve financial management and strategic planning. 

Hearings on the 2019 performance measures and supplemental budget will take place on several dates throughout August.

View the presentation schedule

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