Ward 6 Weekly Update 3/18/2022

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March 18, 2022

Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity Commission

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The City of Saint Paul’s Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity Commission (HREEOC) is seeking new commissioners who reflect the broad diversity of Saint Paul’s residents. HREEOC is tasked with reviewing the HREEO Department’s performance, advising the City on related policies, and holding hearings to decide human rights cases brought under the City ordinance. The time commitment is 1-2 meetings per month. Membership is open to all with an interest in Saint Paul, and people with diverse backgrounds and life experiences are particularly encouraged to apply. The Commission is also in need of representatives from the 5th and 7th Wards. Submit your application by March 31 to be considered for appointment in the summer/fall of 2022.

Garbage Advisory Committee Survey

st paul garbage

Give your feedback about your St Paul garbage hauler experience! The St Paul Garbage Advisory Committee wants to hear from you. Fill out the Advisory Committee Feedback survey at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx....

The Saint Paul Garbage Advisory Committee will advise the Department of Public Works staff who will report to the Mayor and City Council on future solid waste policies and programs, ensuring that the needs and challenges of the City’s residents are considered. The current Agreement with the Saint Paul Haulers Consortium ends on September 30, 2023. More at www.stpaul.gov/garbage.

Citywide Spring Cleanup

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Registration is open for the 2022 Citywide Spring Cleanup.
Join forces with friends, family and local organizations on Saturday, April 23 from 9-11:30am to help beautify Saint Paul parks and neighborhoods by collecting trash that has recently recently become exposed due to the melting snow.

Pothole Patching

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The snow is melting and that means POTHOLES. Please help get potholes filled faster by reporting them as soon as you see them! To report, call the 24/7 street maintenance line at 651-266-9700 or email potholes@stpaul.gov!

Curious about how potholes form? Want to learn the difference between winter and spring/summer/fall patching techniques? Need to submit a claim for vehicle damage from a pothole? Visit https://www.stpaul.gov/.../street.../pothole-patching.

Share your thoughts on Phase 2 of the City’s 1-4 Unit Housing Study

1 to 4 unit housing study

Share your thoughts on Phase 2 of the City’s 1-4 Unit Housing Study through our online survey: engagestpaul.org/1to4housingstudy

This study is focused on evaluating additional zoning flexibility to support greater housing diversity across the City of Saint Paul. Phase 2 is specifically looking at the potential to allow duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes in more places as well as allowing more types of single-family homes, such as cluster developments, townhomes, and ADUs.

Take the survey and provide your input on housing types, where they should be allowed, and possible policy changes to allow more housing.

Work for St Paul Parks & Rec

seasonal Parks work

Love the outdoors and ready for some summer fun? Join the St Paul Parks and Rec team! Apply and sign up for job alerts at www.stpaul.gov/jobs.

Contact Us

Email: ward6@stpaul.gov

Phone: 651-266-8660

Facebook: NelsieYangWard6

Twitter: @NelsieYangCM

Meet & Greet phone call appointments are available on Thursdays. Register online at stpaul.gov/ward6.

Library Design Survey

Hayden Heights Library

What do you want to see at your library? Take this five-minute survey to provide feedback that will inform the future designs of three library buildings: Hamline Midway, Hayden Heights, and Riverview. Together with community members, Saint Paul Public Library is creating a vision to transform libraries in Saint Paul to meet the needs and desires of community members—now and for the next generation. Survey closes March 31. Learn more and sign up for the newsletter.

Chief of Police Examining Committee

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Help select the next St Paul Police Chief by applying to be on the Saint Paul Chief of Police Examining CommitteeApplications to serve on the committee will be accepted from March 9 – 24, 2022.  This is an advisory board appointed by the City Council that is responsible for reviewing applications for the Chief of Police position and, ultimately, recommending a pool of five candidates to the Mayor.

Learn more about the work of the Committee, including how to apply, here

Year Round STAR Grants

Ward 6 STAR funding

Do you own a business or run a non-profit in St Paul's 6th Ward? Are you in need of funding for a time-sensitive building repair or improvement?

You may be eligible for a Year-Round STAR Grant from Ward 6. Please email our office at Ward6@stpaul.gov with information on your project and to receive an application.

Applications are subject to approval from the St Paul STAR Board and St Paul City Council. Funding is given as reimbursement for approved expenses, up to $15,000 per project per year. 

Mask Mandate Removed for City-Controlled Facilities

March 2022 new masking guidance for City of Saint Paul

The mask mandate for City-controlled facilities has been removed. Staff and the public may still wear a mask if they so choose, but it is no longer required. 

Learn more here

COVID Resources

free covid tests

COVID Community Coordinators (CCCs) are community-based organizations that connect Minnesota’s diverse communities to COVID testing, vaccination, and other resources. CCCs support Minnesotans who need COVID-19 information specific to their communities, including in their languages. Coordinators help community members find and get critical resources to deal with health concerns, as well as employment, food access, housing, child care, and legal rights. Search for a COVID Community Coordinator that fits your needs.

You can order a second set of FREE at-home Covid-19 rapid antigen tests from the federal government at www.COVIDtests.gov or by calling 1-800-232-0233. 

These COVID-19 testing sites are free and open to everyone who believes they need to be tested, with or without symptoms. Additional testing locations are open throughout the state. 

All Minnesotans are eligible for their COVID-19 booster shot. Make your appointment.