Ward 6 Weekly Update 4/14/2023

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April 14, 2023

Flooding Updates in St Paul

Flood information text and image of flooded street, sidewalk, and trees

The City of St Paul has been coordinating internally and with other agency partners to prepare for spring flooding. The record temperatures this week have melted the large snowpack in the area, and it’s starting to flow down the Mississippi River and through our city.

Currently (as of Friday, April 14) the river gauge in Saint Paul is at 10.52 feet. The National Weather Service forecasts some precipitation over the weekend and indicates the Mississippi River levels will continue to rise and reach moderate flood stage, of at least 15 feet, by Monday, April 17. The river is expected to reach major flood stage of 17 feet by Wednesday, April 19.

For flood updates, road closures, park closures, National Weather Service information, and resources, please visit stpaul.gov/flood.

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 events conducted in six different languages: Hmong, Karen, Somali, Spanish, English and American Sign Language. You and your loved ones are invited to share your ideas, dreams and visions for the future of Payne-Phalen in the language that is most comfortable for you. 

There will be free food, Evie car-share demonstrations, games, and fun for all ages! Come to an environmental justice brainstorming session to share your ideas and hear what others have to say about the need for environmental justice in our neighborhoods and communities. Each different session will be conducted in Hmong, Karen, Somali, Spanish, English or American Sign Language. 

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!)

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.

Last Day to Apply - Ward 6 Council Assistant

Ward 6 Council Assistant

Today is the LAST DAY to apply to be 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!

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