News from the District 10 Como Community Council

The District 10 Como Community Council meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Historic Streetcar Station, 1224 N. Lexington Parkway. Contact information: 651-644-3889, www.district10comopark.org or District 10 Community Council on Facebook.

 

One more election to go

The District 10 Como Community Council is seeking candidates to fill two board vacancies: one in Sub-District 2 and one an at-large seat. The special elections to fill the vacancies take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., before the monthly board meeting, at the Como Park Streetcar Station. All eligible District 10 community members can vote.

The at-large seat is open to anyone who lives in District 10, which is the portion of St. Paul bounded roughly by Snelling Avenue on the west, Larpenteur Avenue on the north, Dale Street on the east and the railroad tracks between Pierce Butler and Energy Park Drive and Front Avenue on the south.

For Sub-District 2, you must live in the area between Hamline Avenue on the west, Larpenteur Avenue on the north, Victoria Street on the east and the BNSF tracks north of Front on the south.

The elected candidates will serve the remainder of the vacant terms, which expire in April 2017. Any District 10 resident at least 18 years of age is eligible to run; so are representatives from businesses or institutions in the neighborhood. To submit your name or to find out more, contact the District 10 office at 651-644-3889 or district10@district10comopark.org. Write-in nominations also will be accepted from the floor the night of the special elections.

 

You’re invited to sit in

The District 10 board and standing committees meet monthly, and community members are always welcome to attend, participate and speak or raise concerns. Here is the schedule:

  • Como Community Council Board meeting: Third Tuesday, 7 p.m. The next meeting, on Nov. 15, features special elections for board vacancies and a presentation by MnDOT engineer Mark Lindeberg, who will outline plans to improve pedestrian and bicycle access over the Snelling Avenue bridges between Midway Parkway and Hamline University.
  • Land Use Committee: Typically meets on the Monday before the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. The next meeting is Dec. 5.
  • Neighborhood Relations and Safety Committee: First Tuesday, 7 p.m. The next meeting is Dec. 6.
  • Environment Committee: Last Wednesday, 7 p.m. The next meeting is Nov. 30.

All meetings are at the Como Park Streetcar Station, at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton.

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