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Como Community Council Corner

Posted on 05 June 2017 by Calvin

By MICHAEL KUCHTA, Executive Director

Working together to improve Como Lake
Runoff from local streets and landscapes carries leaves, grass clippings, soil, salt, and pet waste to Como Lake. Find out what the latest research tells us about the lake’s water quality and overall health, the challenges a shallow lake like Como faces—and how we, as residents, can be part of the solution. The Capitol Region Watershed District unveils the latest findings on Como Lake’s ecology during District 10’s final Sunday Series event for 2017.

The free presentation is Sun., June 11 from 1-2:30pm at the Como Lakeside Pavilion, 3rd Floor, 1360 Lexington Pkwy. N. It is co-sponsored by Capitol Region Watershed District, Como Active Citizens Network, Como Dockside, and Como Community Council District 10.

ComoFest will be here before you know it
ComoFest returns this summer, with free fun for everyone the last three weekends of July. For a sneak peek at new events, and old events with new twists, see www.ComoFest.org.

We can help with your party
District 10 has street barricades and portable recycling containers that community members can use for block parties or other neighborhood or family events. You can borrow the recycling containers for free; there are two kinds:
• For cans, bottles and other items, you can include in your weekly recycling
• For food scraps and other compostable organics

The street barricades are required by the city when you block off your street or alley—but ours are a more affordable option than getting them from Public Works. Barricades:
• Require a $50 deposit. We return $45 when you return the barricades.
• Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
• To borrow our barricades, you must have an event permit from the city.

To reserve any of this equipment, call our office at 651-644-3889, or send us an email at district10@district10comopark.org.

Streetcar Station open on Sundays for the summer
The Historic Streetcar Station is now open every Sunday from noon-4pm. District 10 board members staff the station. You can drop in to pick up organics recycling starter kits (including kitchen bins), see the new paint job inside, learn a little bit about the history of Como Park, or just share comments and suggestions. The Streetcar Station is at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton.

Upcoming District 10 meetings
• Como Community Council June Meeting: Tues., June 20
• Environment Committee: Wed., June 28
• Land Use Committee: Wed., July 5
• Neighborhood Relations and Safety Committee: Tues., July 11
Community members are always welcome to attend and participate. All meetings begin at 7pm at the Como Park Streetcar Station, which is at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton.