October 2019 newsletter: absentee voting, free yard waste drop off, Workforce Solutions programs

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October 2019 Newsletter

In this issue:

- Absentee voting now available
- Free disposal of leaves and pumpkins
- Job seeker and career support programs
- Public health receives gold-level designation
- Open to Business program 
- Second half property taxes due Oct. 15

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Make your voice heard in the 2019 election

absentee voting is happening now

County residents can vote early in person or by mail before the Nov. 5 general election. If you are not currently registered to vote you can request an absentee ballot - a registration form will be provided with your ballot.

In-person voting is available at the Ramsey County Elections Office near downtown Saint Paul now through Nov. 4. Early voting will be available at seven additional locations throughout the county Oct. 29 - Nov. 4.

More information on voting before Election Day

Serve your community as an election judge

We're looking for election judges to staff local polling places for the general election as well as during early voting. Student judge opportunities are also available for youth 16-17 years old.

Sign up to be an election or student judge

Yard waste sites ready for the fall rush

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It's that time of the year when our free yard waste sites are at their busiest. Please read these tips to avoid a long wait before you visit to dispose of leaves, plant material and other yard waste.

In addition, you can bring your pumpkins for free disposal beginning in mid-October. Please look for new signs for specific on-site disposal locations.

View locations and hours of yard waste sites

Get career guidance and support at Workforce Solutions

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Looking for support as you navigate your career? We're here to help! Workforce Solutions has programs for residents searching for a new job, including:

  • Career coaching.
  • Meeting with employers.
  • On-site Resource Rooms.
  • Education and training.
  • Work experience.

Call or visit our service locations in Saint Paul and North St. Paul to learn more about employment assistance programs.

Public Health receives breastfeeding friendly gold-level award

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Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health has been given the gold-level designation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Health Department from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). This award was given to Public Health for acting as a model to promote healthy families by supporting nursing mothers in its workforce and in the community.

One of the ways the county is promoting healthy families is by hosting Baby Café, a free drop-in service offering breastfeeding support for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Learn more about Baby Café

Support available for small business owners

Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur looking for support? The Open to Business program may be for you! All current business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs intending to establish, purchase or improve a business within the county are eligible to participate.

Services available include:

  • Business plan development.
  • Feasibility analysis.
  • City and state licensing and regulatory assistance.

Learn more about Open to Business

Property tax payments due Oct. 15

The second half of 2019 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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Upcoming events

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Board of Commissioners Meeting
Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 22

Elections & Voting 101
Tuesday, Oct. 1
Wednesday, Oct. 2

Manufacturing Job Fair
Monday, Oct. 7

Foster Care Traditional Orientation
Thursday, Oct. 10

McKnight Road Resurfacing Open House
Tuesday, Oct. 22

Gibbs Farm Halloween
Saturday, Oct. 26

Fix-It Clinic
Saturday, Oct. 26

Rice Street Visioning Study Open House
Tuesday, Oct. 29

View all upcoming events

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