Ward 6 Weekly Update 4/22/2022

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April 22, 2022

Join the Citywide Spring Cleanup TOMORROW!

spring cleanup

Join with friends, family and the Ward 6 Office, TOMORROW 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. The Ward 6 Office staff will be at the Phalen Regional Park and Arlington Hills site with volunteers. Contact our office if you'd like to join in, or just show on up!

St Paul Port Authority Housing Workgroup

Port Authority Housing Workgroup

The Port Authority is putting together a Housing workgroup to talk about what housing options the neighborhood would like for the new Heights/Hillcrest Development.  I would encourage you to consider being part of this work group if you have any interest in housing issues. The link to their website to apply is:  https://www.sppa.com/housingworkgroup.  Applications will be accepted until April 30.

Reparations Legislative Advisory Committee Sessions

Reparations Committee info sessions

Join the Reparations Legislative Advisory Committee at 1 of 4 sessions in April to learn more about their work and the ordinance proposal they’ve drafted to establish a permanent reparations commission in Saint Paul.

Virtual Sessions - Co-hosted with the East Side Freedom Library, registration required

  • Friday, April 29th from 12-1p

Learn more and register at: https://tinyurl.com/2p84xucb

Purple Line Community and Business Advisory Committee

Purple Line Bus Rapid Transit

Applications are still being accepted from community and business members to join the Purple Line Advisory Council. This group will meet 5-6 times in the next year and discuss design and construction. There will be a separate committee recruited later in the year to discuss what stations will look like. To apply to this committee go to: complete an online form or download an application form. Applications will be accepted until April 29.

Reasonable Accommodation Training

Reasonable Accommodation Training

Register on the Volunteer Lawyers Network website at vlnmn.org/events.

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.

Hayden Heights Library Redesign Event

library re-design

Please drop in TOMORROW Saturday, April 23 from 12:30pm-2:30pm at the Hayden Heights Library for the community open house to review updated building design concepts and provide feedback for a transformed Hayden Heights Library. 

More info online at www.sppl.org/transforming-libraries.

Pothole Patching Event

pothole repair

Join out Ward 6 Pothole Patching Event on Thursday, May 7th!  We'll get together for a community walk/drive around to help get potholes filled faster by reporting the ones we see!

Report potholes anytime at 24/7 street maintenance line at 651-266-9700 or email potholes@stpaul.gov.

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.

Neighborhood STAR Applications Now Open

Neighborhood Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) Program

The Neighborhood STAR program provides loans and grants for capital improvement projects in Saint Paul neighborhoods.

Applications are now open for the 2022 funding cycle. Completed applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 11 at 4 p.m.

All public, private, non-profit or for-profit entities located or doing business in Saint Paul are eligible to apply.

Find more details and a link to the application at stpaul.gov/nstar.

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. 

COVID Resources

free covid tests

There is no longer a masking requirement for staff and visitors in City-controlled facilities. Face masks are still welcome and will be available for anyone wishing to wear one. Visit the COVID-19 Updates webpage for the latest information.

COVID Community Coordinators (CCCs) are community-based organizations that connect Minnesota’s diverse communities to COVID testing, vaccination, and other resources. 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.

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.