Ward 6 Weekly Update 5/5/2023

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May 5, 2023

Summer Activities for Kids!

Summer Choice Fair

This Sunday, May 7th from 1 – 3 pm, St Paul Parks & Rec is partnering with Sprockets, the Sanneh Foundation, and Saint Paul Public Schools to put on a Summer Choice Fair!

It’s designed as a one-stop-shop for families looking for activities for their kids (ages 0-18) this summer.  There are 43 organizations with tables in the Conway Dome, plus free pizza and hotdogs.

Download free Metro Transit passes for this Summer Choice Fair here!

ESNDC Friendly Storefronts Program

ESNDC Friendly Storefronts Program

Attention Ward 6 Businesses! Are you looking to refresh the appearance of your storefront this summer? Check out East Side Neighborhood Development Company’s Friendly Storefronts Program - Grant funding is available for façade improvement projects on a first come basis. See the flyer for general program guidelines, and send all inquiries to jmcgregor@esndc.org to start the application process!

Recycling Update

Recycling program change

Starting Monday, May 1, 2023, Saint Paul residents should contact the City’s recycling team for any customer needs related to recycling collection, cart service, or general recycling program questions.

Tech4All Event - May 11th!

Tech4All eventtwo people using a computer

On May 11, play with technology and explore ways to obtain careers in the tech industry at Tech4All hosted at Johnson High School in Saint Paul.
 This is a FREE event for the entire community! Whether you're a student, a first time job seeker or simply interested in learning about opportunities for tech training, join in the Tech4all event on May 11 (or just come to check out the:

- Job simulations for welding, carpentry, excavation

- Discover 20+ trade career paths & scholarships

- Pop-up gaming truck

Contact Us

Email: ward6@stpaul.gov

Phone: 651-266-8660

Facebook: NelsieYangWard6

Twitter: @NelsieYangCM

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

2024 Budget Conversations

example budget from 2023

The Office of Financial Services in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office, will be hosting 7 community conversations about the 2024 budget held in each of St Paul's 7 wards. Community members interested in participating can register here. Each session is free and open to the public. For the best experience participants are encouraged to bring a smart phone or other web-enabled device. Upcoming sessions include:   

  • Monday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. at Arlington Hills Community Center (1200 Payne Ave.) 
  • Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. at Rice Recreation Center (1021 Marion St.) 
  • Thursday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. at Merriam Park Library (1831 Marshall Ave.) 
  • Tuesday, May 23, 6:30 p.m. at Highland Park Community Center (1978 Ford Pkwy.) 

For more information on the budget process, visit stpaul.gov/2024-city-budget-engagement.  

Flooding Updates

Trail flooding from Mississippi river with "Closed" sign and barricade

Roads, trails, and parkland along the Mississippi River may be closed due to spring flooding. Please use caution while exploring areas close to the river. Water levels can change quickly. Follow all posted signage and safety guidance. Do not pass barricades. Visit the City of Saint Paul flood webpage for more information.

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. 

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