April 2019 newsletter: Severe weather awareness week, reporting potholes on county roads and yard waste site hours

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April Newsletter

In this issue:

Severe Weather Awareness Week
- Reporting potholes
Yard waste sites extended hours
- Act now - property value appeals
- New volunteer opportunity
- April events
- In the news

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Severe Weather Awareness Week


Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 8-12. Prepare for severe weather season by reviewing important safety and awareness tips this week.

Statewide Tornado Drill Day is Thursday, April 11

Outdoor warning sirens and NOAA alert radios will sound at 1:45 and 6:45 p.m. to allow businesses, schools and families chances to practice their severe weather sheltering plans.

Reporting potholes on county roads

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Recent weather conditions have created a particularly bad year for potholes in Minnesota. Our maintenance crews continue to work extended hours to address potholes across the nearly 300-mile county road system.

The patch material available this time of year only lasts a few days. Repairs will last longer in the weeks ahead as roads are able to dry out from the spring snow melt. Thank you for your patience as we move through pothole season.

Report a pothole and learn how repairs are prioritized

Yard waste site regular hours begin April 1

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Regular season hours begin Monday, April 1. All sites are free and open to Ramsey County residents only. A photo ID is required.

View hours and collection site locations

Act now - review your property valuation notice

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Annual property valuation notices and tax statements were mailed to property owners in mid-March. Please review your valuation notices carefully. The taxable market value will be used to determine property taxes payable in 2019.

The time to question or appeal your market value is now. Open book meetings for property valuations are:

  • Tuesday, April 2.
  • Wednesday, April 3.

Please contact the Assessor's Office at 651-266-2131 to discuss your concerns. Many issues can be resolved over the phone.

Learn about the appeals process 

New volunteer opportunity

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Want to give back to your community? Become a Stories Together group leader and help improve school readiness for some our of youngest residents.

View other volunteer opportunities

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Upcoming events

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Board of Commissioners Meeting
Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Open Book Meeting for Property Valuations
Tuesday, April 2
Wednesday, April 3

Larpenteur Avenue Resurfacing Open House
Wednesday, April 3

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Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Site - Maplewood
Friday, April 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturday, April 6, 13, 20, 27

Minnesota Youth Reading Awards Announcement Party
Saturday, April 13

Fix-It Clinic
Saturday, April 27

SOS Annual Walk
formerly Out of the Darkness into the Light
Sunday, April 28

View all upcoming events

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In the news