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Posted on 08 October 2018 by Calvin

Como Community Council

Special election for Board vacancy set Oct. 16
The Como Community Council is seeking candidates to fill a board vacancy from South Como and Energy Park.

Any renter, homeowner, or community member who is age 18 or older and lives in Sub-District 4 is eligible to run. So are authorized representatives from a business or nonprofit organization located in Sub-District 4. (Sub-District 4 essentially is any part of District 10 between the railroad tracks; it stretches from Dale St. west to Snelling.)

The special election will be at the next District 10 board meeting, Tues., Oct. 16, beginning at 7pm. Community members living in Sub-District 4 and sitting board members are eligible to vote. The candidate elected will fill the remainder of the vacant term—until April 23, 2019.

The deadline to get on the ballot is past, but District 10 bylaws allow candidates to nominate themselves at the meeting and run as write-ins. For more information on the responsibilities of a board member, see the District 10 website: www.district10comopark.org.

Get more connected
The first-ever Como Connect—a free, neighborhood resource fair —debuts on Sat., Oct. 13. It’s a chance to see, in one place, how much the community has to offer. The event features organizations and activities focused on aging in place, caring for children, keeping Como Lake clean, improving your do-it-yourself skills, things you can do at home to improve your environmental impact, urban agriculture, keeping your home and loved ones safe, and much more. The family-friendly event includes giveaways and activities for children.

Como Connect is Oct. 13 from 10am-2pm at Bethel Lutheran Church, 670 W. Wheelock Pkwy. For more details, see www.facebook.com/comoconnector.

Protect yourself from identity theft
A free seminar—Scam-Proof Your Finances: Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft—takes place on Wed., Oct. 17. The workshop (presented by LSS Financial Counseling, TopLine Federal Credit Union, and District 10) features:
• Ways identity theft happens
• Steps to stop it
• How to use a “deter-detect-defend” strategy to minimize your risk

The seminar is open to anyone; in this technological age, that includes children, teens, and adults of all ages. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 763-391-9494.

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. You can still stop in to pick up organics recycling bags or starter kits (while supplies last), or chat with District 10 board members who are staffing the day. Hours remain the same: noon to 4pm. Upcoming dates are Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. The Historic Streetcar Station is at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton.

Upcoming District 10 Meetings
• Como Community Council Monthly Meeting: Tues., Oct. 16
• Environment Committee: Wed., Oct. 24
• Neighborhood Relations and Safety Committee: Tues., Nov. 6
• Land Use Committee: Wed., Nov. 7
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.


Hamline Midway Coalition

Board members needed
Hamline Midway Coalition is governed by a volunteer board. Serving on the board is a way to serve your community and help make decisions about land use and development, transportation, sustainability, and community building. There are nine elected board members and four appointed seats. All board members are elected or appointed for three-year terms. Elected members are voted in by the community in an annual neighborhood-wide election. Terms are staggered such that every year three seats are up for election—one from each of the three sub-districts in the neighborhood. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact Executive Director Kate Mudge at kate@hamlinemidway.org.

Interested in joining the Board of Directors? Anyone interested in running for an elected seat on the Board of Directors must return a completed application to the Executive Director no later than 5pm, Mon., Nov. 19. Application and more information can be found at http://www.hamlinemidway.org/about/board.

Committees meet
Hamline Midway Coalition Committee meetings are open to ALL community members.
­—Board of Directors: 3rd Tuesday of each month, Hamline Midway Library Auditorium, 1558 W. Minnehaha Ave.
—Community Engagement: 1st Tuesday of each month, Hamline Midway Coalition’s Office, 1558 W. Minnehaha Ave.
—Development: 2nd Thursday of each month, Hamline Midway Library Auditorium
—Environment: 4th Monday of each month, Hamline Midway Coalition’s Office
—Transportation: 1st Monday of each month, Hamline Midway Library Auditorium
Contact us for more information or visit at www.hamlinemidway.org/work/committees.

By adopting-a-storm drain in the Hamline Midway, you are directly impacting water quality by preventing unwanted materials from entering the river.

Visit us at www.hamlinemidway.org/adoptadrain and learn how you can contribute to Midway’s Adopt a Drain Challenge and Keep Our Water Clean!

Pop Up Shop
Midway Holiday Pop Up Shop plans to be your one-stop shop to shop local in Hamline Midway on Small Business Saturday!

Each year more than 30 local vendors come together in one spot, making it’s easier than ever to shop local for the holidays! Visit us on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, 10am-4pm at Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave.

Vendor list will be finalized in the coming weeks and will be shared through our website and Facebook. You won’t want to miss this yearly event!

St. Paul Ballet


Chanhassen Dinner Theater

Discovery Club

U of M Brain Study

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