Ward 6 Weekly Update 6/23/2023

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June 23, 2023

Bike Infrastructure in Ward 6

Biking in St Paul

The Ward 6 Office and St. Paul City Planner Jimmy Shoemaker were out at Phalen Regional Park this week asking constituents what they’d like to see in bike infrastructure in Ward 6.

Do you have ideas? We want to hear from you! Complete a brief survey or leave comments on the interactive map to offer your input and comments on the existing draft. We want to make sure Ward 6 residents’ voices are heard!

Bike Plan Open House

Join in to learn more about the updated Saint Paul Bicycle Plan draft, talk to staff, and share your feedback.

  • BikeMN pop up fix it mechanic will be on site.
  • Buy and enjoy tasty food from the Eggroll Queen food truck. (Card & cash accepted, menu items vary from $5-$15.)

Wednesday, June 28 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Frogtown Community Center - 230 Como Avenue, Saint Paul

If you are not able to attend the Open House, you can learn more about the updates to the Bicycle Plan at the links below:

Preliminary Plat Approval for The Heights

plat for The Heights

This week, City Council approved the preliminary plat for The Heights. This plat approval will allow for the next phase of development at The Heights including soil remediation and leveling. The plat differs from individual site plans in that the plat primarily functions to define what land will be the City's, what will be privately owned, and where the public right-of-way will be. Learn more about this preliminary plat here.

Seeking Artists of All Disciplines 

Payne Phalen call for artists

Seeking experienced artists, makers, and crafts people to join a paid public art team in East Saint Paul. 

The Payne Phalen Community Council and Wonderlust Productions are seeking artists of all disciplines with experiende living or working in the Payne Phalen area, to collaboratively develop public art that captures the community's dreams for the district and invites ongoing participation in community in planning its future.

You don't need to know anything about city planning, the learning will be collaborative. The only requirements are that you are an experienced artist, you have an invested experience around the neighborhood, and you are excited to work collaboratively with the community. If selected for the team, you will be compensated $35/hour for your time working on this project. The time commitment is somewhat flexible and will take place between July and December 2023

Interested artists should please fill out this sign-up form by June 30th to be invited to an artist mixer and informational meeting to learn more.

Apply for the paid public artist position here

Payne Phalen Survey - Design A City

Payne Phalen - Design a City

Remember the Payne Phalen Community Council's Earth Day in 6 Languages? What an amazing event! Thank you for your ideas on environmental justice, the concept of home, and how we can design a more inclusive and sustainable city!

Everyone's Design A City designs have been added to an exciting survey here: https://forms.gle/1PVn4r46UoSE5vYH6

The Payne Phalen Community Council wants your input on how to make these design happen! Leave your thoughts on 2-3 designs (or more). Then be sure to forward the link to anyone who lives, works, or has a strong connection to the Payne-Phalen neighborhood. 

Also, if you have a new design for a more inclusive and sustainable city of your own send it to district5@paynephalen.org and it will be added to the form.

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!

Contact Us

Email: ward6@stpaul.gov

Phone: 651-266-8660

Facebook: NelsieYangWard6

Twitter: @NelsieYangCM

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

2023 Cultural STAR Applications Now Open 

Cultural STAR

The Cultural STAR program provides grants for arts and cultural programming and organizations within the City of Saint Paul.

Applications are now open for the 2023 funding round. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, July 21 at 4 p.m. 

Find more details, specific program guidelines and a link to the application at stpaul.gov/cultural-star. 

Become a Saint Paul Firefighter/EMT!

Saint Paul Firefighters

The Saint Fire Department is accepting applications for Firefighter/EMT through June 30th.

There are three upcoming information sessions where candidates have an opportunity to learn more about a career in Firefighting/Emergency Medical Service, along with the hiring process:

Saint Paul Children's Collaborative Grant

Saint Paul Children's Collaborative

The Saint Paul Saint Paul Children’s Collaborative (SPCC) grant applications are due on Friday, July 14, 2023 before 5PM. Please use this link to access the RFP: Grant-Making – Saint Paul Children's Collaborative (saintpaulkids.org)

The SPCC will provide approximately $2.2 million as an award to community organizations that provide services to children or youth experiencing gaps in opportunities and outcomes.

Youth Programs for the Summer 

Paddle Share group photo of kayakers going down Mississippi River

Choose from a variety of fun summer programming options for youth through Saint Paul Parks & Recreation. Register today as some camps and activities have limited spots remaining. 

Summer camps and activities: Full and half-day camps for youth of all ages. Costs range from free up to $275.

Summer Rec Check: Free program for those entering grades 1-6 this fall on Monday-Thursday from 1-4pm at 23 sites. 

Summer S'more Fun: $42/day for those entering grades 1-6 this fall on Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm at 3 sites. Limited spots available.

Recreation in MotionRecreation in Motion brings outdoor summer fun to your neighborhood! A free youth program offering athletic programs, arts and crafts, and other organized activities. No pre-registration is required. 

Ward 6 Year Round STAR Grant

Ward 6 STAR funding

If you run a business or non-profit in St Paul Ward 6 and are you needing to make a permanent improvement (lasting 7+ years) to your building, you may be eligible for Ward 6 Year-Round STAR Funding!

Please email our office with information on your project to receive an application. Read full STAR eligibility guidelines here. Applications are subject to approval from the Saint Paul STAR Board and Saint Paul City Council.  

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.

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