Special Election for board vacancy
The Como Community Council Board held a special election on Sept. 17 to fill the seven months remaining on the term of Vice Chair Amy Perna. Results were too late for this edition of the Bugle but will be reported in the November issue.
Immerse Yourself in Como Lake’s Condition
Experts from the Capitol Region Watershed District will lead a free walking tour highlighting Como Lake’s history, water quality and monitoring issues, aquatic plant and fish communities. Other topics to be covered include shoreline restoration, watershed projects, community efforts, and the long-term implementation of the Como Lake Management Plan. The tour is Wednesday, Sept. 25. It leaves promptly at 6 p.m. from the south side of the Lakeside Pavilion and will end about 7:30 p.m. at the fishing pier. The tour will take place rain or shine. Participants should wear clothing and shoes appropriate for walking and the weather.
Save the Date for Candidate Forum
A public forum for candidates running for the Ward 5 seat on the St. Paul City Council is scheduled for Oct. 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Washington Technology Magnet School, 1495 Rice St. Location and exact time were not confirmed as of press deadline.
The forum is being organized by the Como Community Council, North End Neighborhood Organization, Payne-Phalen Community Council, and League of Women Voters St. Paul. Candidates on the ballot are Bob Blake, Amy Brendmoen, Jamie Hendricks and Suyapa Miranda.
Upcoming District 10 Meetings
• Neighborhood Relations Committee: Tuesday, Oct. 1
• Land Use Committee: Wednesday, Oct. 2
• Environment Committee: Wednesday, Oct. 9
• Community Council Board Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 15.
All meetings typically begin at 7 p.m. at the Como Park Streetcar Station, which is at the northeast corner of Lexington Parkway and Horton Avenue. 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.
Streetcar Station open Sundays
The Como Park Streetcar Station is open every Sunday through Oct. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. It is a great chance to introduce yourself to the long-gone trolley system in the Twin Cities, pick up organics recycling bags or kitchen starter kits, or just to chat with the District 10 board member who is staffing the day.