Update from Commissioner McGuire - April 25, 2019

Ramsey County District 2 News

Serving the communities of Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View (Precinct 4),
New Brighton, Roseville and the Ramsey County portion of St. Anthony.

April 25, 2019


Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner, District 2

Melissa Jamrock
Principal Assistant

Beverly Hammond
Administrative Assistant 

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Get Involved

The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on a number of volunteer boards and committees. 

Click here for more information or to apply.

Recent Events

Here are some of the events that Commissioner McGuire or her staff has attended recently.

  • Roseville Business Council Meeting
  • Metropolitan Mosquito Control District  Meeting
  • Roseville Rotary Meeting
  • Ramsey County Library Board Meeting
  • 2019 Progressive Internship Program Celebration
  • Rice & Larpenteur Alliance Meeting
  • Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries-- 40th Anniversary Event
  • CAPRW Board Meeting
  • Mounds View Town Hall Meeting
  • Transportation Advisory Board Executive Board and Board Meeting
  • ISD623 Meeting Local Government Meeting

Community Newsletters


Little Canada

Mounds View

New Brighton


Saint Anthony

isd623 meeting

Commissioner McGuire recently attended a quarterly meeting held by Roseville Area Schools with local leaders to connect and get updates about the district.


National County Government Month

Counties are one of America’s oldest forms of government, dating back to 1634 when the first county governments (shires) were established in Virginia. The organization and structure of today’s 3,069 county governments are chartered under state constitutions or laws and are tailored to fit the needs and characteristics of states and local areas.

No two counties are exactly the same. Counties are diverse in structure and how we deliver services to our communities. In general, states decide the roles and responsibilities of county governments. Counties are governed by locally elected officials and, in some instances, operate under home rule authority, which allows for more local flexibility and control with structural, functional and fiscal powers. Though organizational structures vary, all county, parish and borough governments are on the front lines of delivering vital services to residents.

Learn more on why Counties Matter today!

vic plant sale

The sale is located at the Ramsey County Correctional Facility and features a variety of hanging baskets, deck pots, vegetables and herbs. Please use the facility entrance off Lower Afton Road.

For more information, visit the Volunteer in Corrections website. 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

drug take back day

Safely dispose of unwanted, expired and unused medicines for free at one of six public drop boxes in Ramsey County. Safe disposal of unwanted medicine helps prevent crime, drug abuse and accidental poisoning. Not flushing medicines down the drain or disposing of them in the trash helps protect our environment.

Collection Sites

Saint Paul

Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center
425 Grove St.
Saint Paul, MN

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed county holidays.

Arden Hills

Ramsey County Sheriff's Patrol Station
1411 Paul Kirkwold Dr.
Arden Hills, MN

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed county holidays.

Maplewood Police Department
1830 County Rd. B East
Maplewood, MN

Open year-round, 24/7
Drop box located outside.

New Brighton Public Safety

785 Old Highway 8 NW
New Brighton, MN 55112

Open year-round, 24/7
Drop box located inside lobby.

North St. Paul City Hall
2400 Margaret Street
North St. Paul, MN

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays.
White Bear Lake Police/Fire Department
4701 Highway 61
White Bear Lake, MN

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. (occasionally closes at 4 p.m. due to staffing) Closed federal holidays.
Drop box located inside lobby.

Free parking is available at all locations.

Yard waste sites opened for regular season on April 1

Ramsey County's yard waste collection sites open on April 1 for the regular season.

Yard waste sites extended regular season hours are:

  • Monday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Regular season hours run through late fall, weather permitting. All sites are free and open to Ramsey County residents only. A photo ID is required.

Find a yard waste collection site near you

isd623 bonding update meeting

Upcoming Roseville Area Schools Meeting

If you would like to hear the latest about the district-wide projects or have a few questions about a specific school, please join us on April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Roseville Area High School media center for a community meeting where District officials will provide an update on every project and answer any questions you may have.

rotary visitors

Commissioner McGuire welcomed some visiting Rotarians from Sri Lanka to the Courthouse for a tour.

Did you know

Prescribed burns improve the growth of native vegetation including shrubs, grasses and wildflowers, and helps to control weeds

Ramsey County Parks & Recreation will conduct prescribed burns of some county-owned prairies and woodlands this spring. Burns are planned to begin in late April and run through June. Experienced county staff and contractors work carefully to manage smoke conditions while conducting burns, however, some residents may smell smoke. 

Specific dates and times of the burns are dependent on weather and wind conditions and generally cannot be determined more than one day in advance. Whenever possible, burn information will be shared on ramseycounty.us/parks and the Parks & Recreation Twitter and Facebook pages.

Parks where burns will take place include:

Job openings

Jobs Corner

Ramsey County employs nearly 4,000 people in full and part-time positions in a variety of fields related to Health and Wellness, Safety and Justice, Information and Public Records, Economic Growth and Community Investment and more.

We welcome all applicants - you do not need to be a county resident to apply.

County Board Discussion

Session Recap

Workshops and discussions are informative presentations by the county departments and/or service teams to the board of commissioners that are often tied to the county’s strategic priorities. The presentations serve the following purposes:

  • To provide in-depth informational session to educate county board on topics of a strategic nature to the county.
  • To establish a foundation for policy/programmatic direction and/or future county board action.
  • To seek input on and/or guidance for future direction.

Workshops and discussions and held on Tuesdays and are open to the public. These take place at the Saint Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse in Suite 220 (2nd floor). You can find the schedule for all upcoming board meetings, workshops, and discussions sessions at https://www.ramseycounty.us/your-government/leadership/board-commissioners/board-meetings-information.

April 2: Ramsey County Workforce Statistics Report (Part 1)

April 9: Ramsey County Riverfront Property Master Developer Update

April 9: Laying the Foundation for Adult Corrections Reform

April 9: Transportation Funding

April 16: Ramsey County Workforce Statistics Report (Part 2)

Upcoming Events Around District 2