In This Issue
St. Anthony  Park Neighborhood News
July 2017 
We need your feedback on the future of SAPCC!

Do you live, work, pray, play, or attend school in St. Anthony Park? We want your input! As our neighborhood plans for the upcoming decade, we want to hear from you on topics ranging from transportation to land use to environment. We hope you will take some time to help us shape the future of our community!

The 10-year planning survey is an important opportunity for community members to share your experiences and ideas of what you'd like to see in St. Anthony Park! By gathering feedback from all the diverse voices in our community we will be able to advocate for and prioritize what our community wants as we guide development in our neighborhood over the next 10 years. 

The St. Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC) involves "equity in all we do" in an effort to better our neighborhood, authentically connect with our neighbors, and advocate on behalf of St. Anthony Park. The 10 year planning process follows this lens which explicitly values equity and diversity, with a focus on historically marginalized groups. The information that we collect in this survey will help us form the next 10 year plan for the neighborhood to strive for an inclusive, safe, welcoming, accessible, and supportive community for all.

Email any other thoughts, concerns, or questions to info@sapcc.org.  

Please help us share this survey to your neighbors and friends in St. Anthony Park. You can forward this newsletter, refer people to our website, or share this link: tinyurl.com/SAPCC12. Thank you for your ideas and support making St. Anthony Park a strong and sustainable community!

Fun at July 4th in the Park!

St. Anthony Park Community Council marched with Transition Town All St. Anthony Park during this year's July 4th parade along Como Avenue. The "Drill Team" cheered for the St. Paul Tool Library for contributing to our sustainable community.

Thank you to all who came out on this beautiful holiday to make this another fun event that we celebrate together in our community! 

Apply to the Neighborhood Leadership Program



The Wilder Institute is seeking applicants for the 2017-2018 Neighborhood Leadership Program! Connect with others who live, work, or volunteer in St. Paul in the 20th year of the program bringing together diverse leaders from across the community to develop leadership skills and promote effective action to strengthen our communities. Participants of all ages and experiences are welcome and will be paired with a mentor in the community to support your personal growth.  Program runs September 19-March 14, scholarships may be available, and food and childcare will be provided for biweekly meetings. Find more information and application onlineApply by August 4.

Join a committee at SAPCC! 

The St. Anthony Park Community Council has four committees that are active in shaping the programs and policies in our community! All who are connected to St. Anthony Park are welcome to attend monthly meetings. Our committees are looking for new members to serve and vote on different issues that come through the committee. 

 

Our current committees are: 

  • Equity
  • Transportation 
  • Environment
  • Land Use

 

For those interested, please attend a committee meeting or get in touch with SAPCC for more information! Find committee meeting times and more information on our website!

 

In particular, SAPCC seeks committee members who represent underheard voices in our community, including people of color, women, people of different abilities, people with low income, small business owners, renters, and residents of South St. Anthony Park and those east of Highway 280. Please consider joining a committee to add your valuable insight and to help make St. Anthony Park thrive for all members of our community! 

 

St. Paul "All-In" Recycling Updates

There will be a public hearing on July 19 about the Coordinated Collection agreement with all waste haulers in St. Paul. Among many improvements, this coordination will support consistent customer service and stable rates for all residents and businesses while supporting workers and reducing truck traffic. Read more about recycling in St. Paul at the City website.

Does your event have recycling and organics bins available to participants? Reserve free folding recycling and organics collection bins for your gathering from Ramsey County! Visit their website  to make online reservations or for more information.

Urban Agriculture Survey


A University of St. Thomas study with support from the National Science Foundation is looking for input from gardeners and urban farmers about your composting and garden management practices. This study will contribute to research on climate change and urban ecosystems. The online survey will be open through the end of July, available here.

Those interested in local urban agriculture can visit the St. Anthony Park Community Garden. Located along Robbins Street between Raymond Avenue and Highway 280, the 95-plot community garden has been run under volunteer leadership since 1981. Learn more online.
Upcoming Community Events

The Saint Anthony Park Library invites everyone to celebrate their 100th Anniversary on Monday, July 17 from 5:00-7:00 pm. The lawn party will feature a puppet show, art activities for all ages, garden tours, and a chance to share your library stories. 


National Night Out is Tuesday August 1! Register your block party with the City of St. Paul through their form available  online here .


Hampden Park Co-op's upcoming movies in Hampden Park on  Saturday July 15 and August 12. The Disney movie  Queen of Katwe will be featured in July and the animated movie  Sing in August.  Click here for more info


On Wednesday, September 13, St. Anthony Park will host a "Walk in the Park" as part of the National Walk Summit 
in St. Paul. Beginning at 9:30am, the walk will feature improvements and ongoing programs throughout St. Anthony Park, leading participants from the Raymond Avenue LRT station through St. Anthony Park ending at Carnegie Library. Please contact John Mark Lucas to volunteer, or  find more information online .
Job Opportunities
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Avalon School
Contact Jo for more info.

Project for Pride in Living (PPL)
Assistant Property Manager, Hamline Station & Park Crossings
Children & Youth Services Coordinator


Minnesota Asset Building Coalition

TakeAction Minnesota

Fairvote Minnesota

Eureka Recycling

City of St. Paul

Get Involved
Visit or join a Community Council committee! All are open to the community and new members. For more information, upcoming agendas, or minutes, visit our website.

Land Use--First Thursday of the month 7-9pm
(Held at Jennings. 2455 University Ave. W.)

Transportation--First Monday of the month 6:30-8pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)
Environment--Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

Equity-- First Friday of the month, 8-9:30am
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)


 
About Us
The St. Anthony Park Community Council is a non-profit citizen's organization of residents working together to maintain and enhance the quality of life, residential character, economic vitality, and physical development of St. Anthony Park. The Board meets monthly as do our four committees: Land Use, Transportation, Equity, and Environment. Any resident may join the committees. The Board is elected with five delegates and two alternates each from North St. Anthony, South St. Anthony, and Business.
 
Newsletter written by Sarah Goodspeed. Questions, comments, or suggestions? Email sarah@sapcc.org.