March 2019 newsletter: PulsePoint app available, property tax and value notices, winter storm and spring flood risk

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March Newsletter

In this issue:

- Winter storm this weekend, increased risk of spring flooding
- Tax statements and value notices mail soon
- Lifesaving PulsePoint app now available
- Spring break programs at library locations
- Now hiring full-time summer lifeguards
- Vern Vick award nominations open
- March events
- In the news

Sap to Syrup event at Tamarack Nature Center.

Winter storm warning issued for March 9-10; prepare for spring flood risk

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A winter storm warning is in effect for Ramsey County from noon on Saturday, March 9 to 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. Snowfall totals of 7 to 12 inches are expected.

Our Public Works staff work tirelessly with our partners to keep our extensive infrastructure system well-maintained:

The recent record-breaking snowfall has also created an increased risk of major flooding this spring. Many homes and apartments that have never experienced flooding may have issues this year. Flooding can happen along creeks and streams, low-lying areas, drainage ditches, lakes or anywhere snow melts too quickly.

Emergency Management & Homeland Security encourages homeowners, renters and businesses to review their current insurance policies and consider adding flood coverage. The time to act is now; there's a 30-day period before policies go into effect.

Visit the FloodSmart website for additional information.

Watch your mailbox: Tax statements and value notices arriving soon

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Property tax statements and valuation notices will be mailed to Ramsey County property owners in mid-March.

Tax statements show your property tax value, the amount of taxes due and when they are due.

Valuation notices include your property classification, estimated market value and taxable market value, which is used to determine property taxes payable in 2020.

Please review your valuation notice carefully. If you believe there is an error, now is the time to appeal or question your classification or valuation. The first step is to contact the Assessor’s Office about your questions or concerns at 651-266-2131.

Be a community hero: Download PulsePoint

The lifesaving PulsePoint mobile app is now available in Ramsey County!

The app sends alerts to CPR-trained citizens about nearby sudden cardiac arrest victims in public locations so they can administer aid until responders arrive.

If you’re trained in CPR, please consider downloading this free app today – every second counts when someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest. In 2018, Ramsey County 911 telecommunicators received about 60 calls where PulsePoint could have been used to alert trained bystanders.

Learn more about this lifesaving app

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Spend spring break at Ramsey County Library!

Storytime at Ramsey County Library

Spend spring break at Ramsey County Library locations and enjoy plenty of fun, engaging activities for kids and teens! 

The activity calendar includes storytimes, STEAM programs, cartoon classes and more!

Teen Tech Camps are also available on select Mondays and Tuesdays in March. Join other teens in the community to gain hands-on experience with technology, including 3D printing and design, circuitry, robotics, coding, video game design and digital music editing. 

Lifeguards needed for beaches and water park

It's a sign of warmer, sunny days to come: Parks & Recreation is currently hiring lifeguards for the 2019 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 8.

View application and certification course information

Lifeguards at Battle Creek Waterworks.

Vern Vick Award celebrates community members for empowering youth

Do you know an individual or group who has contributed exceptionally to the support and empowerment of Ramsey County’s youth through personal, academic or career development?

Nominate them for the 2019 Vern Vick Memorial Award, which honors the memory of Vern Vick by recognizing individuals who work with and improve the lives of young adults in our community. Nominations close March 15.

View Vern Vick Award nomination information

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Upcoming events

Public Works truck on construction site.

Board of Commissioners Meeting
Tuesdays, March 12, 19 and 26

Cleveland Avenue Reconstruction Open House
Thursday, March 14

Sap to Syrup
Saturdays, March 16 and 23

Landmark Center

Lexington Parkway Open House
Tuesday, March 19

Fix-It Clinic
Saturday, March 23

Public Health Presents: Think Tuberculosis World TB Day 2019
Monday, March 25

Urban Expedition at Landmark Center
Sunday, March 31

View all upcoming events

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