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Como Community Council Corner

Posted on 26 October 2017 by Calvin

By MICHAEL KUCHTA, Executive Director

Want to make the park better?
District 10 is looking for community members who want to keep Como Regional Park on the right path. Here are two opportunities:

• Dockside: We’re looking for one community member to serve on the restaurant’s evaluation committee. Committee members will assess quality, customer service, community access, and other aspects of Dockside’s performance.

• On the Right Path: We’re creating a workgroup that will recommend how to make it easier to get around the park when you’re not in a vehicle. We’ll assess signs, paths, maps, and more. We’re seeking members of different backgrounds who use the park in different ways: walkers, runners, cyclists, wheelchair users, behind strollers, etc.

Members will grade the quality, usefulness, and consistency of current “wayfinding” tools. Then they’ll suggest ideas to eliminate confusion and improve routing within the park, including to destinations on both sides of Lexington and outside of the Zoo/Conservatory campus.

If you are interested in either role, get us your name no later than Sun., Oct. 15. You can get more information and fill out an online application on District 10’s website: go to www.district10comopark.org and click “Keep the Park on the Right Path.”

Special Board election Oct. 17
The Como Community Council holds a special election on Tues., Oct. 17 to fill another board vacancy from Sub-District 4 (Energy Park and South Como). The election takes place at 7pm, before the monthly board meeting at the Como Park Streetcar Station.

Candidates: You can find information about candidates on the District 10 website: www.district10comopark.org. (Write-in nominations will be accepted from the floor the night of the election.)

Voting: Any Sub-District 4 resident at least 18 years of age is eligible to vote; so are representatives from businesses or institutions based in the Sub-District. The boundaries are Dale on the east, Snelling on the west, and the two sets of BNSF railroad tracks on the north and south.

The truth and myths about credit scores
District 10 will host a free financial workshop focused on how individuals can improve their credit score. The workshop is being organized and presented by TopLine Federal Credit Union and LSS Financial Counseling.

The workshop will cover topics such as the rules and myths of credit scoring, how to spot errors on credit reports, and exercising rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The workshop takes place on Wed., Oct. 18, from 6-7:30pm, at the Como Park Streetcar Station, which is on the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton. The workshop is free, but you must register in advance at www.district10comopark.org/workshop_registration.html or by calling TopLine at 763-391-9494.

Upcoming District 10 Meetings
• Como Community Council Monthly Meeting: Tues., Oct. 17
• Environment Committee: Wed., Oct. 25
• Land Use Committee: Wed., Nov. 1
• Neighborhood Relations and Safety Committee: Tues., Nov. 7

All meetings begin at 7pm at the Como Park Streetcar Station, which is at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton. 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.