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Dist. 10 to hold special election Sept. 19

Posted on 11 September 2017 by Calvin

The Como Community Council holds a special election on Tues., Sept. 19, to fill a 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.

Get rid of your Junk in October
St. Paul’s annual Reduce & Recycle Citywide Drop Off Event at the State Fairgrounds is Sat., Oct. 7, 8am-1pm.

Some basic information:

Volunteer: We need volunteers to help staff the event. If you volunteer: 1) you receive a voucher allowing you to dispose of one load for free; 2) we feed you; 3) you help a lot of people in a short amount of time. Volunteers must register in advance. Shifts are 3.5 hours—a morning shift and a not-so-early morning shift. To volunteer, fill out the form at www.district10comopark.org/volunteer_form.html or contact the Como Community Council office at 651-644-3889.

Disposal: Residents can dispose of appliances, electronics, furniture, tires, demolition debris, scrap metal, and other household refuse you cannot put in the trash. There’s a set fee per item or per load. For full details on what items are acceptable, and what they cost, see the city’s All-In web page: stpaul.gov/recycle.

Seniors: If you are 65 or older and can’t make it to the Fairgrounds, arrange a “senior pick up.” You’ll have to pay the same fees as everyone else, but District 10 will try to pick up your discards for free. Contact the Como Community Council office at 651-644-3889.

Renters, what’s on your mind?
Do you rent in Como? District 10’s Neighborhood Relations and Safety Committee wants to know what you think about living in our neighborhood. To start the conversation, take our survey: What do you like? What would you improve? What’s a priority for you? Tell us your opinions—and feel free to share the survey with other people who share a wall, ceiling, or floor with you. Find the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/RentInComo.

See us on Sundays
The Como Park Streetcar Station is open every remaining Sunday in September from noon-4pm. Stop in to learn a bit about the history of Como Park, pick up replacement organics recycling bags, an organics recycling starter kit (including a plastic kitchen bin), or just share comments and suggestions with a District 10 board member who’s on staff that day. The Streetcar Station is at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton. (Beginning in October, the Streetcar Station is open only on the first Sunday of the month.)

Upcoming District 10 meetings
• Como Community Council Monthly Meeting: Tues., Sept. 19
• Environment Committee: Wed., Sept. 27
• Neighborhood Relations and Safety Committee: Tues., Oct. 3
• Land Use Committee: Wed., Oct. 4
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.

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