Ward 6 Weekly Update 9/8/2023

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September 8, 2023

Water Conservation Request

odd-even watering restrictions

St Paul Regional Water Services is asking customers to limit outdoor watering to odd or even days, aligning with your address number, due to the drought:

  • Odd-numbered addresses should water on odd numbered days
  • Even-numbered address should water on even numbered days
  • Please avoid watering between 12pm – 6pm when evaporation rates are highest!

Free Meals for Seniors

NE Seniors Food Boxes

North East Seniors are resuming their prepared meals and food box program, also known as Doorstep Delivery. Food boxes will be available for pick-up and delivery starting Thursday, September 7 (1PM - 3PM).

Are you a senior living in the Greater Eastside of St. Paul and in need of groceries? Please fill out this interest form for an eligibility determination. 

Got questions? Email neseniorsforbetterliving@gmail.com or call (651) 808-1901. 

East Side Neighbors & Electeds: Building Community Forum

Building Community Forum

Please join Councilmember Nelsie Yang, Commissioner Xiong and Minnesota State Representative Liz Lee, City Councilmember Jane Prince, School Board Member Jim Vue, and School Board Member Uriah Ward at our Building Community Forum. We will share collective priorities, legislative accomplishments, and a shared vision for the Eastside. Share your thoughts, experiences, and concerns so we can better serve you at all levels.

The event will be on September 20, 2023 from 6PM - 8PM at Arlington Hills Community Center. Free food and water will be provided!

Check out the Facebook event for additional details: https://fb.me/e/3OBp4sKzG

RSVPs are not required, but you may register and request accommodations: https://forms.gle/P4aAakM34nJkeDt47

White Bear Ave Parade

White Bear Ave Parade

Get ready for the White Bear Ave Parade! Coming up on Saturday, Sept 16th at 11am. Hope to see you there!

Liu Ming Yuan Garden Poetry Contest

poetry contest

Enter to win this year's Liu Ming Yuan Garden Poetry Contest! The theme this year is "friendship". Poems will be accepted in Dakota, Hmong, Chinese, and English. Open to all ages. Please submit your poetry here by September 15, 2023!

SPPA Seeking Artists for Public Art at The Heights

Public Art at The Heights

The Saint Paul Port Authority is pre-qualifying artists to be part of public art at The Heights.

The Saint Paul Port Authority is partnering with Forecast Public Art to bring public art to The Heights. For this endeavor, there will be staggered installations between the years 2025 and 2029. Priorities include murals, benches, interpretive signs, and an interactive play area.

This plan came together after two years of active community engagement, identifying big picture concepts while leaving ample room for artist creativity. Each installation presents a fresh opportunity to showcase the rich cultural history of the Greater East Side, highlighting its past, present, and future.

Local artists are encouraged to apply at this link starting August 25th through September 25th for public art at The Heights

Fall Parks & Rec Activities

Youth looking into a view finder

Register for fall swimming lessonsfall activities and Rec Check! Browse schedules and register online for babysitting trainingdance classes, tumblingmartial arts, cooking classesadult programs, arts & crafts, teen activitiesmusic classes, and more.

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.

Uniquely EastSide Festival and Solidarity Street Gallery 2023

Uniquely EastSide Festival and Solidarity Street Gallery 2023

You are invited to SOLIDARITY STREET GALLERY 2023, a unique fine-art exhibition along Payne Avenue. 

TONIGHT - Friday, September 8, 5 - 9 PM | PREVIEW PARTY AND ARTIST RECEPTION | 967 Payne Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55130

Saturday, September 9, 12 - 7 PM | UNIQUELY EASTSIDE FESTIVALPayne Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55130, between Lawson Ave and Phalen Blvd

ReThink Disposable

ReThink Disposable

Are you a business owner and want to save up to $22,000 annually? Rethink Disposable is a FREE program that helps businesses and institutions switch from single use disposables to reusables for dine-in. Costs and technical assistance is available through Clean Water Fund. If you are interested, please email Chloe Kintop at ckintop@cleanwater.org for details. 

CERTs Clean Energy Seed Grants

CERTs Seed Grant

Clean Energy Resource Teams is giving out $5-10k grants for clean energy projects.

Clean energy projects can include energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy, electric vehicle-related projects, and energy storage.

Read this Request for Proposals to see if your clean energy idea is eligible for funding!

2024 Budget 

2024 Budget Survey

Listen to this 2024 Budget presentation and watch the Mayor's 2024 Budget Address here to learn more.

Take the Budget Survey to share your input!

More at: City Council Budgeting & Financial Planning | Saint Paul Minnesota (stpaul.gov)

Neighborhood Community Safety Council

office of neighborhood safety

The Office of Neighborhood Safety has established a Neighborhood Community Safety Council to support its work. In just the last few months, council members have been reviewing city grants, attending listening sessions, and participating in public safety oriented events.

The council is eager to expand to include more members from throughout the city. Would you be interested in participating? Please apply to be part of the Neighborhood Community Safety Council here.

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.

Join a State Board, Committee or Commission

MN Secretary of State openings

The MN Secretary of State has a large number of open seats on various state boards, commissions, and committees. If you live or work in the City of St Paul, one of these spots could be for you! View and apply for open state board, commission, and committee positions here.

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