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Como Community Council Corner Aug. 2018

Posted on 06 August 2018 by Calvin

By MICHAEL KUCHTA, Executive Director

Can you get around the Park?
District 10 is asking what it is like to get around Como Regional Park when you’re walking, bicycling, rolling, or traveling in some way other than in a motor vehicle. Our survey asks about signs, paths, and generally getting from one part of the park to another. You can take the survey online until Aug. 20—in English, Spanish, Hmong, or Somali—at comopark.info.

We can help with your party
District 10 has street barricades and portable recycling containers that community members can use for block parties, neighborhood, or family events.

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 $40 when you return the barricades. Reservations are first-come, first-served. (To borrow our barricades, you must have an event permit from the city.)

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.

To reserve any of this equipment, call the District 10 office at 651-644-3889.

Vote early at Streetcar Station
Ramsey County will open 11 locations for early voting in the days before the Aug. 14 statewide primary elections and City of Saint Paul special election for City Council in Ward 4.

Any Ramsey County resident can vote early at the Como Park Streetcar Station or at one of 10 other locations. Early voting hours at the Streetcar Station are Aug. 9 and 10 from noon-6pm; and Aug. 11 and 13 from 9am-3pm. Polls are open on Election Day, Tues., Aug. 14, from 7am-8pm (but voters must vote in their own precinct on that day).

State Fair do’s and don’ts
Especially for those of you who live near the State Fairgrounds, District 10 will post a “cheat sheet” of what is allowed—and isn’t allowed—during the 12 days of the Fair. The guide covers street parking, lawn parking, peddlers, and vendors; includes phone numbers to call about different issues; and offers general advice from neighbors on common courtesy and making the most of the congestion and crowds. Look for the guide on District 10’s website, www.district10comopark.org.

Join us for yoga
District 10’s next Community Yoga get-together is Sun., Sept. 9 from 9:30-10:30am at the Como Park Streetcar Station. Instructor Meegan Hall of Como Park Yoga and Wellness will lead the session, which 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. To reserve your space, sign up online at www.district10comopark.org/CommunityYoga.html. Registration is $5, which benefits the Como Community Council.

Upcoming District 10 meetings
• Neighborhood Relations and Safety Committee: Tues., Aug. 14
• Como Community Council Monthly Meeting: Tues., Aug. 21
• Environment Committee: Wed., Aug. 29
• Land Use Committee: Wed., Sept. 5
All meetings begin at 7pm, typically 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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