Ward 6 Weekly Update 4/7/2023

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April 7, 2023

Congratulations to 30,000 Feet! Livable Communities Grant Award

30,000 Feet

I want to congratulate 30,000 Feet (1351 Arcade St) for receiving Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account Development Grant funding, approved by City Council this week!

30,000 Feet aims to build a thriving youth community using technology and arts as a vehicle to break systemic cycles of poverty through creative learning experiences. "It started with a dream: empowering African American students in Saint Paul through culture, art, technology, and social justice. With a diverse staff and Board of Directors who share experience in youth development, 30K embodies an unwavering dedication to the Saint Paul community—leading our path toward a better tomorrow." This work is essential to our Saint Paul community, and I am so grateful for their leadership!

Read the full resolution about 30,000 Feet's award here.

Ward 6 STAR Funding Approvals

SIR Boxing buildingVang Properties building

Congratulations to Sir Boxing Club (965 Arcade St) and Vang Property (913 Payne Ave) for being awarded Ward 6 Year Round STAR funding for their capital improvement projects!

The Neighborhood STAR Board rated the two grant requests on a scale from 1 (low) to 5 (high) with the Sir Boxing proposal scoring a 5.0 and Vang Property receiving a 4.8. 

With this approval from the STAR Board, City Council and the Mayor, each property will be granted up to $15,000 to make permanent improvements to their facilities through this grant. 

If your business is interested in making permanent improvements to your Ward 6 building, please reach out to our office about Year-Round STAR Grant funding!

Earth Day in 6 Languages: Hmong, Karen, Somali, Spanish, English, and American Sign Language!

Earth Day Event in 6 Languages

The Payne-Phalen Community Council is hosting an Earth Day Festival with a series of specific events conducted in six different languages: Hmong, Karen, Somali, Spanish, English and American Sign Language. There will be free food, Evie car-share demonstrations, in language brainstorming sessions about environmental justice, games, and fun for all ages!

Saturday, April 22, 2023
11am - 3:00 pm
Arlington Hill Community Center
1200 Payne Ave

Pre-register for Earth Day in 6 Languages here. (Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged!)

This event will bring together our community as we work together to create a better future for the planet and in our neighborhoods!

Questions? Email: district5@paynephalen.org, text: 651-724-7647 or call: 651-774-5234. Please reach out if a $25 incentive would help you to be able to attend. 

Celebrate Earth Day at the 2023 Citywide Spring Cleanup!

2023 Citywide Spring Cleanup

You're invited to the 2023 Citywide Spring Cleanup! Join forces with your neighbors to clear the litter from our parks and neighborhood streets that has been exposed with the melting snow. No pre-registration is necessary. Stop by your local kickoff site any time between 9am-11:30am on April 22 to check in and pick up bags and gloves, then head out to collect litter at your park or neighborhood of choice.

Ward 6 sites:

  • Arlington Hills Community Center- Hosted by Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
  • Phalen Picnic Pavilion- Hosted by Friends of St. Paul-Changsha Friendship Garden at Phalen Park and Urban Roots

More East Side sites:

  • Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary/Wakaŋ Tipi- Hosted by Wakaŋ Tipi Awaŋyaŋkapi
  • Indian Mounds Regional Park and Cemetery- Hosted by Wakaŋ Tipi Awaŋyaŋkapi
  • Swede Hollow Park- Hosted by Friends of Swede Hollow
  • Conway Park- Hosted by Southeast Community Organization, The Sanneh Foundation and Saint Paul Public Library

For more information about the Citywide Spring Cleanup, and for a full list of cleanup sites, visit stpaul.gov/citywidecleanup.

Transportation Safety Action Plan

Transportation Safety Plan

Saint Paul is developing a Transportation Safety Action Plan to reduce and eliminate traffic fatalities and injuries in Saint Paul. 
The plan will center the people and communities most affected by traffic-related injuries and fatalities to improve safety for all users (pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and drivers).

Contact Us

Email: ward6@stpaul.gov

Phone: 651-266-8660

Facebook: NelsieYangWard6

Twitter: @NelsieYangCM

Meet & Greet virtual appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

NOW HIRING - Ward 6 Council Assistant

Ward 6 Council Assistant

We're hiring a Ward 6 Council Assistant! This position will be from May 1st - July 31st, working up to 20 hours per month, remote, 
$15-17 per hour depending on experienceVisit the Ward 6 website to apply for this Ward 6 Council Assistant position.

Work for St Paul Parks & Recreation

job posting for Parks & Rec

Work outdoors this summer for Saint Paul Parks and Recreation! Full and part time positions are available at parks, rec centers, pools, golf courses, athletic complexes, Phalen Park Beach, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory and more. Entry level positions are available for ages 15 and up. Apply for a Parks & Recreation job online today!

Still Time to Apply! Community Reparations Commission Members

reparations report

There's still time to apply to be a member of the Saint Paul Recovery Act Community Reparations Commission

Apply to be on the Recovery Act Commission here by April 14th.

Property Tax Deferral for Senior Citizens

Property tax deferral

Property Tax Deferral for Senior Citizens through the State of MN may allow you to defer a portion of the property taxes you owe. Visit the link above or call 651-556-6091.

Year Round STAR Grants Available

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 Testing and Treatment Resources

Test to Treat

Find test-to-treat locations  where you can get and fill COVID treatment medications same-day. 

Make an appointments to receive the newest covid booster, available for adults and children ages 5-11.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Self-testing 

What to do if you are Sick or Test Positive: COVID-19

Close Contact or Exposure to COVID-19