If you live by University Ave, you might be interested in a change to the sound level variance for construction after regular work hours (including overnight). Up to this point, after-hours and overnight construction had to be at least 200 feet from residential property. Met Council is requesting that be changed to 100 feet. If you would like to comment, the public hearing before the City Council will be held August 17, 5:30pm, 3rd floor City Hall Council Chambers. Or, you have until the 16th to send comments to: City of St. Paul, Department of Safety and Inspections, 375 Jackson St., Suite 220, St. Paul, MN 55101-1806. If you have questions, call Mark Kaisersatt at 651-266-1908 or email to Mark.Kaisersatt@ci.stpaul.mn.us.
Past committee meeting minutes can be found on our website.
The annual Neighborhood Cleanup is just around the corner, and we're looking for 30 enthusiastic volunteers to help with the event! Shifts are 7:30-11am and 10:30am-2pm; please indicate which shift you'd like as well as any preference as to the area of the cleanup you'd like to work in. Our volunteers are what make this event so successful, year after year, so sign up now to join the team.
Don't forget- volunteers get to bring a load to the Cleanup for free!
The Raymond Avenue Traffic Calming task force, along with a few community members, met to review comments from attendees at the community meeting on June 22 and settle on a revised plan to share and discuss at a final community meeting that will take place on Monday, August 8, 7:00 - 9:00pm at the South St. Anthony Rec Center (890 Cromwell)- note new date.
Residents and businesses that we believe will be affected by the project assessment to property owners should have received the attached flyer. If you believe you received the flyer in error, or should have received it but didn't (ie you're in the project area), please contact our office.
Particular items addressed at the task force meeting included:
Free Training in Turfgrass Maintenance Best Practices- September 27, 2011
September 27th, 2011
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saint Anthony City Hall
3301 Silver Lake Road
Saint Anthony, MN 55418
The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) invites property managers, private maintenance companies, schools, and park departments to attend this workshop. Attendees have the opportunity to attain MPCA (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency) Level One Certification in Turfgrass Maintenance Best Practices. Certified individuals are listed on the MPCA website. Topics include: equipment calibration, selection and application of fertilizers and pesticides, mowing techniques, best practices for turfgrass management, and an introduction to the “Turfgrass Maintenance with Reduced Environmental Impacts Manual.”
The Public Works and Park and Rec departments in the City of St. Paul have collaborated to put together a detailed plan to increase stormwater infiltration in College Park. City staff will be present on the 12th at the SAP Library to share the project and respond to comments and questions about the project. Email Brian.Tourtelotte@ci.stpaul.mn.us with questions before the meeting.
In 2010, the University of Minnesota Spatial Analysis Laboratory performed a land cover classification for the City of Saint Paul defining tree canopy, impervious surface, buildings, water, grass and bare soil. St. Paul Forestry hopes to use this information to maintain and increase tree canopy cover across the city, as trees are our largest source of green infrastructure and enhance the landscape by providing shade to homes, roads and parking lots, provide color, beauty and character to the community. Trees also provide benefits behind the scene, such as the interception and storage of rainwater and carbon, the reduction of noise pollution and have proven to reduce crime and stress.
The City of Saint Paul is hosting a Great River Park Master Plan Celebration on Thursday, June 16, 5-8 pm at Harriet Island Regional Park. To celebrate completion of the Great River Park Master Plan, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation invites you to spend a summer evening on the Mississippi River with food, friends, paddleboat rides and a variety of riverfront activities. Additional information in the attached flyer, or go to www.greatriverpark.org.
The Capital Improvement Budget (CIB) Committee will finalize their recommendations for 2012-2013 funding after a public hearing on Monday, June 6, 6:00 p.m., City Hall room 40). Preliminary/draft funding recommendations are available at http://www.stpaul.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=16648.
Input from St. Anthony Park residents and business owners at this public hearing is vital as the committee DID NOT recommend the Hampden Park Improvement proposal from SAPCC for funding in their preliminary recommendations. This public hearing is the final opportunity for public input before the CIB budget goes to the mayor and City Council; show up early to sign up to speak. Please visit our website to check out the Hampden Park Master Plan, and put June 6 on your calendar to voice your support for the Hampden Park Improvements.
If you are unable to attend the public hearing but want to support the Hampden Park project, please send your comments to email@example.com
John Shepard, professor and producer, very recently completed a three-month documentary exploration of the Gulf Coast via cabin cruiser, kayak, bicycle, and minivan as a sabbatical from Hamline University's Center for Global Environmental Education. He will be sharing a multimedia presentation of his trip for this month's Green on the Screen at the SAP United Methodist Church, 2200 Hillside Ave, St. Paul.
South Saint Anthony Rec. Center, 890 Cromwell Ave., June 6 from 6 - 7:30 p.m
Saint Paul and Minneapolis, in coordination with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), will launch further efforts to the slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation through the release of biocontrol agents that include three different species of stingless wasps. The stingless wasps feed on the EAB larvae and have already been released and used in Houston County to slow the EAB infestation. In Saint Paul, the MDA has plans to release the stingless wasps in the Langford Park neighborhood in early June, and will work with City Forestry staff to identify other potential areas in the City for future controlled releases.