October 2018 Newsletter: Absentee and early voting, Find Foster Families Day, Rush Line study elements

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October 2018 

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Upcoming Events

Board of Commissioners Meetings
Tuesdays, Oct. 9 & 16
9 a.m.

Fostering is Love Walk
Saturday, Oct. 6
8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Free MEA Events at Ramsey County Library
Oct. 17-20
Times vary

Small Business Enterprise Procurement Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 17
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Healthy Aging Forum
Thursday, Oct. 18
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Mobile HHW Collection - Highland Park
Fridays, Oct. 19 & 26:
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturdays, Oct. 20 & 27:
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Baby Café at Hmong American Partnership
Wednesday, Oct. 24
4-6 p.m.

Bruce Vento Trail Extension Community Engagement Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 25
6-8 p.m.

Free job seeker workshops
Dates and times vary

View all upcoming events

Did you know?

Ramsey County was founded on October 27, 1849.

Read more about Ramsey County history

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Library hours and locations

Roadwork updates

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Absentee and early voting options for Nov. 6 general election

Several voting options are available this fall to help residents vote prior to election day.

Absentee voting

You can request an absentee ballot by mail or cast an in-person absentee ballot at the Ramsey County Elections Office in Saint Paul or the Ramsey County Public Works building in Arden Hills. Absentee voting is available until Monday, Nov. 5.

Early voting

Twelve early voting locations will be open to Ramsey County residents from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. You may visit the most convenient location for you, regardless of where you live!

Absentee and early voting hours, locations and details

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Oct. 8 is Find Foster Families Day

More than 9,900 children are in foster care on any given day in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Monday, Oct. 8 as Find Foster Families Day to raise awareness for the growing need of loving foster families.

Foster parents who open their hearts and homes to support children in crisis play a vital role in providing safe, strong foundations for children.

Learn about foster care and becoming a foster parent

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Rush Line project elements confirmed for study

The Rush Line BRT Policy Advisory Committee recently confirmed the project’s recommended elements –including station locations and routing changes – for study in the environmental assessment phase of the project.

View a summary list of study elements

Provide your input

You can see the proposed Rush Line route and share comments about station features, destinations, and bike and pedestrian safety via a new online interactive map

Share feedback on the Rush Line interactive map.

Economic Gardening Program open

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The Economic Gardening Program of Hennepin, Carver, Ramsey and Scott counties is looking for small businesses to participate in the 2018-2019 cohort this fall. The program offers participating businesses up to $10,000 in free consulting services geared toward business growth.

View eligibility requirements and apply

Property tax payments due Oct. 15

The second half of 2018 property tax payments are due Monday, Oct. 15.

Payment options

Payments must be postmarked on or before Oct. 15 to avoid penalty. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Ramsey County.

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