November 2018 newsletter: Veterans assistance, early voting available, 2019 budge hearing, upcoming library events

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November 2018    

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Upcoming Events

Board of Commissioners Meetings
Tuesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27
9 a.m.

Drop-In Discovery Station:
Owls Up Close
Saturday, Nov. 3
10 a.m. - noon

Election Day
Tuesday, Nov. 6
Polls open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Rice Creek North Regional Trail Master Plan Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 8
6:30-8 p.m.

Veterans Day (Observed)
County offices closed
Monday, Nov. 12

Baby Café at Rondo Library
Wednesday, Nov. 21
4-6 p.m.

Public Hearing on 2019 County Budget
Monday, Nov. 26
6 p.m.

Saint Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse Tour
Mondays, Nov. 5, 12, 19 & 26
12:15 p.m.

Free job seeker workshops
Dates and times vary

View all upcoming events

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Veterans, their dependents and surviving spouses may be eligible for dental and optical healthcare assistance.

Learn more online or call

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Veterans benefits guidance available

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Ramsey County Veterans Services provides guidance and assistance to veterans, their dependents, and survivors in applying for local, state and federal veterans benefits.

Approximately 25,000 veterans live in Ramsey County.

Learn more about assistance for veterans

Voting options for the Nov. 6 Election

Election Day is Nov. 6. Polling places in Ramsey County will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Election Day. 

Early voting available this weekend

Twelve early voting locations are open to Ramsey County residents through Nov. 5. You may visit the most convenient location for you, regardless of where you live!

All locations will be open Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Plato location will be open Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

View locations, hours and wait times

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Exciting November Library events

Writers Across Minnesota - Nov. 12
Enjoy a lively discussion with four multi-genre, Minnesota Book Award-winning authors: Linda LeGarde Grover, Gary Kaunonen, Margi Preus and Will Weaver. ASL interpretation will be provided. 

Ask an Indigenous Person - Nov. 13
A panel of community members will share their voices about topics like Native Lives Matter, the Dakota Access Pipeline, Native education and life on a reservation.

Master Plan listening sessions - Nov. 10 & 19
Help inform our 2025 Library Master Plan! Share your feedback on library facilities, programs and operations to help us better serve community needs now and in the future. Upcoming listening sessions:

  • Saturday, Nov. 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    RCL - Mounds View
  • Monday, Nov. 19, 6-7 p.m.
    RCL - Maplewood
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Proposed property tax statements mailing mid-November

Ramsey County property owners will receive their 2019 Proposed Property Tax Notices in mid-November. The notice estimates the amount of property taxes owners will pay in 2019 if the county, cities, school districts and other taxing jurisdictions approve their respective budget proposals. 

public hearing on the county's final proposed 2019 supplemental budget will be held Monday, Nov. 26 in the Red Cap Room at Union Depot. An open house will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation and public comments at 6:30 p.m.

View 2019 budget materials

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Forgivable financing available for home improvement projects

Expensive utility bills and heating system repairs can be a difficult financial burden for many homeowners. The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) has partnered with Ramsey County to offer an Energy Conservation Deferred Loan. The loan is zero percent interest, has no monthly payments and is forgiven if the homeowner stays in their home for 10 years. 

Income limits apply.

Energy conservation deferred loan program details

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