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Como Community Council Corner

Posted on 05 November 2018 by Calvin

By MICHAEL KUCHTA, Executive Director

Spread the praise around
District 10 is accepting nominations of local individuals or organizations to add to St. Paul’s Neighborhood Honor Roll. The annual, citywide award recognizes members of our community who make a sustained and lasting impact on the quality of life in Como and the city.

To nominate someone, email district10@district10comopark.org. Give us a short description of their accomplishments or the reasons they should be honored for making Como a better place to live, work, or play. Send us your nomination no later than Tues., Dec. 11. The District 10 Board will evaluate nominees at its Dec. 18 meeting.

Meeting focuses on school expansions
District 10’s Land Use Committee will hold an additional meeting on Thur., Nov. 15. The meeting will focus exclusively on variances and other issues related to the proposed expansions of Twin Cities German Immersion School, 1031 Como Ave., and Higher Ground Academy, which intends to purchase the current Metro Deaf School property at 1471 Brewster, and build an addition so it can move grades 7-12 to the site in August 2019.
The Land Use meeting is Thur., Nov. 15 at 7pm at the Como Park Streetcar Station, which is at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton. Renters, homeowners, and other community members are welcome to attend and participate.

Community Yoga returns Dec. 2
District 10’s next Community Yoga is Sun., Dec. 2 from 9:30-10:30am at the Como Park Streetcar Station. The session will be suitable for all levels of skill and experience. Bring a yoga mat or blanket and wear comfortable clothes. The class is limited to 25 participants. Registration is $5, which benefits the Como Community Council. Reserve your spot at www.district10comopark.org/communityyoga.html.

Baker elected to D10 Board
Congratulations to Alexis Baker, who won a special election in October to fill a vacancy on the Como Community Council board from Sub-District 4. Baker will represent the South Como and Energy Park neighborhoods.

Streetcar Station open once a month
With the change of seasons, the Como Park Streetcar Station is now open only on the first Sunday of each month. It’s a great chance to pick up organics recycling bags or kitchen starter kits, chat with a District 10 board members who are staffing the day, or simply learn a little about the history of streetcars. Hours remain the same: 12-4pm. Upcoming dates are Dec. 2 and Jan. 6. The Historic Streetcar Station is at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton.

Upcoming District 10 Meetings
• Como Community Council Monthly Meeting: Tues., Nov. 20
• Environment Committee: Wed., Nov. 28
• Neighborhood Relations and Safety Committee: Tues., Dec. 4
• Land Use Committee: Wed., Dec. 5

All meetings typically begin at 7pm at the Como Park Streetcar Station, which is at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton. Renters, homeowners, and other community members are always welcome to attend and participate. Whenever possible, agendas are posted in advance in the “Board News” section of District 10’s website.

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