April 2016
U P C O M I N G 
E V E N T S 
Thursday, April 14
SUPC Community Forum
627 Selby, Suite A

Tuesday, April 19 
6:30 PM
Neighborhood Development Committee meeting
627 Selby, Suite A

Tuesday, April 19
6:30 PM
Western District Police Department Community Meeting
367 Grove Street

Wednesday, April 20
6:30 PM
Community Safety and Improvement Meeting
627 Selby, Suite A

Saturday, April 23
9 AM-2:00 PM

District Wide Clean Up,
Central Village Park. 457 Central Avenue

Tuesday, April 26
6:30 PM
SUPC Board Meeting
627 Selby, Suite A

Tuesday, May 3
Transportation for All Events
See article.

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City and District-Wide Clean-Up 
April 23
Join forces with family, friends and neighbors for the 30th annual Citywide Spring Cleanup!
When: Saturday, April 23 | 9-11:30 am
Why: Each year, hundreds of volunteers gather across Saint Paul for the Citywide Spring Cleanup to pick up garbage that has recently become exposed due to the melting snow.
Who: Individuals and groups of all ages and mobility come together to help beautify the city of Saint Paul.
Where and How: Participating is easy!  SUPC will be cleaning up Central Village Park, 457 Central Avenue North, anytime between 9 and 11:30 am, on Saturday, April 23rd. Bags, gloves and snacks are provided.

To learn how to get supplies to clean up other part of St. Paul on April 23, click here.

 Dispose Of and Recycle!
St. Paul's Public Works department has partnered with the district councils to provide events to help residents properly dispose of and recycle materials not accepted by a trash hauler.

There will be four events in 2016:
June 11 at Washington Tech High
June 25 at Harding High School
September 24 at Shepherd Road West
October 8 at MN State Fair Grounds

In an effort to continue assisting residents with a lower cost option for electronics disposal, Public Works also plans to organize specific events, the dates of which have not been determined. For more information contact kris.hageman@ci.stpaul.mn.us.

May 3 - Three Pedestrian Safety Events
The St. Paul Healthy Transportation For All committee has announced the next events in their transportation series.

At 1:00 p.m. on May 3rd, volunteers and St. Paul Police will continue their 
Stop For Me Campaign at Kellogg Blvd near the Minnesota History Center, where a pedestrian was killed in a crash earlier this year. The education and enforcement campaign is designed to improve safety for people who use St. Paul's sidewalks and cross our streets. It is a partnership between the Saint Paul Police, District Councils, and Saint Paul Smart Trips.

Afterwards  Charles Marohn of  Strong Towns will host a  #CurbsideChat  
in Saint Paul with the goal of enhancing and encouraging conversation on financial resilience as well as pedestrian infrastructure and road safety. The event will be from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Minnesota History Center in the 3M Auditorium.   Please RSVP here.

To end the day, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.,  the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation will host a pedestrian safety panel and keynote presentation by Charles Marohn.  Please RSVP here.

There's No Place Like HOME! 
Speaking of   HOME , here are some fun facts that you may not know about the HOME program:

Did you know HOME stands for   Household & Outside Maintenance for the Elderly?  Did you know   1/3 of people over the age of 65 fall every year? Part of the reason is your physical environment - your home. 

Did you know Home Health & Safety Assessment offers a written report of the practical steps you can take to reduce falls and make your home safer? A team of handypersons can work with you to complete needed repairs and safety improvements.

Did you know  that  senior homemaking services are provided? - vacuuming, dusting, sweeping/mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning kitchens, and changing bed linens and more. This can also be a great relief to family members who find themselves balancing time to keep their own home comfortable.

Did you know handymen are available to provide assistance around the home? They can help with changing light bulbs, installing grab bars, fixing leaky faucets, repairing running toilets, installing new faucet and light fixtures, checking carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, changing furnace filters, and hanging wall decorations and mirrors.

For more information on HOME or to schedule a Home Health & Safety Assessment call 952-746-4046 or visit  www.seniorcommunity.org.
Beginning Plans for National Night Out
You can start registering for NNO 2106 NOW! August 2, 2016, will be here sooner than you think, so please consider registering and getting your block permit to close your street sooner rather than later.
If you have any questions or have ideas for making NNO bigger and better, contact  P amala  M c C reary, 
651-266-55455, Pam.Mccreary@ci.stpaul.mn.us.

Featured Park: Carty Park
Carty Park is a one-block park at St. Albans Street and Iglehart Avenue in Saint Paul's historic Rondo neighborhood. The park is named for civil rights activist and rector of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Reverend Denzil Angus Carty. It features many amenities, including a large picnic area with several barbecue grills and picnic tables, two tennis courts, a half-court basketball court, drinking fountain, open space, and a large playground. The playground features separate play areas for both toddlers and youth. Play equipment includes slides, swings, climbing bars, sand diggers, a zip line, tunnels, bridges and more. Carty Park is a perfect place for a family reunion, birthday party, picnic, or a quiet afternoon at the park. 

News from Our Council
Check out our new website  --  summit-university.org and keep current on neighborhood events, projects, block clubs and recycling information. 

Do you have a community concern or issue?  Do you have some ideas on how to make our neighborhoods safer or more vibrant?  If so please come to the SUPC Community Forum, Thursday, April 14 from 6-7:30 at the SUPC office, 627 Selby, Suite A.

Please consider becoming a board member. Districts A and D each have a vacancy.  If you are interested, contact Jens@summit-university.org.