Ward 5 E-News September 2018

St. Paul Ward 5 Update

new eats in the north end!

Krugthep Thai Restaurant

At long last, Ward 5 is delighted to welcome Krungthep Thai restaurant to the North End! This is a second location for the owners, who are known for providing Thai favorites at Bangkok Thai Deli on University Avenue. In addition to the delicious food, the restaurant offers event space as well as a full catering menu. We hear the lunch special should not be missed. We can't wait to go back! 

Find them on the corner of Rice and Geranium. To view the expansive menu: www.krungthepthai.co/.

city council asks for community input on minimum wage recommendations

The Saint Paul City Council will host a policy session to hear recommendations from the Citizens League’s independent Minimum Wage Study Committee regarding a potential increase for the required minimum wage in Saint Paul.

In April, the City Council requested that the League convene an independent study committee to evaluate and provide guidance on four components of establishing a municipal minimum wage. Those components were:

1. What an appropriate minimum wage rate would be, and if and how it would be tied to inflation.

2. What, if any, exemptions would be appropriate for a minimum wage in St. Paul.

3. Whether there should be a tip penalty/credit in a minimum wage.

4. What an appropriate phase in time would be for a minimum wage.

The Committee met publicly 14 times over the course of this summer to analyze these four components, and at the September 12th policy session, the League will present the Committee’s evaluation and feedback on these specific items regarding a minimum wage.

After the League has presented their study report to the City Council, and the Councilmembers have had an opportunity to review and discuss the report, members of the public will have an opportunity to share their thoughts with the Councilmembers.

The public policy session is set for Wednesday, September 12th at 5:30 in the Council Chambers, which is located on the 3rd floor of City Hall, 15 West Kellogg Blvd.

Willow Reserve Update

Significant progress has been made on the initial  phase of construction for the Willow Reserve Habitat for Humanity project - in terms of both clean up and infrastructure work. Installation of sewer and water will begin the week of September 17.  Maryland Avenue will need to be closed to complete this phase of work so detour will be in place for 2-3 weeks. We're happy to report the project is moving. Learn more here

Citywide drop-off events

Get rid of your junk!  

The City of St. Paul partners with local district councils to organize annual community drop off events for residents to properly dispose of large refuse items, recyclable materials not collected int he curbside program, and to share usable goods with others. For dates and items accepted, click here. 

featured artist program

Are you a visual artist who lives or works in Ward 5? If so, consider becoming a Ward 5 Featured Artist to display and promote your work on the walls and shelves of the Ward 5 office in City Hall. Email us for more information! 

Thanks for reading.  

Amy Brendmoen, Councilmember Ward 5

september 2018


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