District 10 Como Community Council

Park Bugle Sept/Oct 2023 Submission

Park Bugle Sept/Oct 2023 Submission

Hello, you may have found this page by following a link shared in the Sept/Oct 2023 Park Bugle newspaper. You may have also noticed that much of the rest of the District 10 stories are referencing events and initiatives from 2022. This is the result of a comedy of errors that occurred while sharing the latest submission with the Bugle. Please see below for the correct Sept/Oct 2023 information. Thanks for joining on this journey!

Participate in the Como Curb Cleanup this Fall

Como Community Council is partnering with Capitol Region Watershed District again for the 2023 Como Curb Cleanup.

When it rains, leaves on streets release nutrients into the water that flows into storm drains and the lake. There it becomes food for invasive algae. Studies have shown that sweeping up the leaves that sit against the curb where this stormwater/ice melt flows is surprisingly effective in reducing this damage.

Join 100+ neighbors in sweeping your curb once a week this fall, October and November, to help keep Lake Como clean. You can learn more and register as an “official” participant, which greatly helps us track our effectiveness, here on the D10 website: District10ComoPark.org/Cleanup

Como Bakers: Harvest Festival Pie Contest

It’s time to pull out your best pie recipe for the 2nd Annual Pie Contest at the Como Harvest Festival Saturday Oct. 7 3-5pm @ Tilden Park. Last year, over 250 neighbors voted on their favorites and this year, the winner could be YOU!  Find out more and register your pie on our website: District10ComoPark.org/sd1event

The winner will get bragging rights and a gift card to Hot Hands Pies.  

Alley Captain Conference at October Snow Summit

Sat, Oct. 14 9am-2pm @ Dale Street Municipal Garage (891 Dale Street)

Calling all Alley Captains past, present, and future! Saint Paul Public Works Department is planning a Snow Summit on October 14 that kicks off with an Alley Captain Conference from 9-11am, for those who organize the required annual snow clearing of shared alleys.

This is a special free forum to bring together Saint Paul residents who are currently serving as the alley (or block) captain for your neighbors to learn from other alley captains. The conference is open to current and prospective alley captains – and anyone who is interested in learning more about how to organize their neighbors to get their alley plowed by the residents or a private contractor. This conference is also open to board and committee members of Saint Paul District Councils.

From 11am-2pm community members can visit with different exhibitor groups, organizations, and city departments to learn about winter preparedness and check out winter equipment. (And Food Trucks!)

The event details are still being worked out, but Public Works is asking interested Alley Captains (and wannabe Alley Captains) to RSVP to secure their spot and help them plan. Find out more at StPaul.gov/SnowSummit.

Know Your Como? Join Our Community Writers!

Do you like researching history or getting to know your neighbors? Then you could be exactly who we are looking for to help with our Know Your Como project. 

Over the past two years, the D10 Neighborhood Relations committee has coordinated volunteer writers to celebrate and appreciate the large and small contributions of our neighbors and the diversity that make the Como neighborhood a special place. The Know Your Como pieces are posted on the D10 website and weekly newsletter, but you can find all the articles to date at District10ComoPark.org/KYC. Email district10@district10comopark.org if you would like to join the volunteer team!

D10 Community Meetings Schedule

  • Environment Committee – Wednesday, October 4, 6pm
  • Neighborhood Relations Committee – Wednesday, October 4, 7:15pm
  • Land Use Committee – Tuesday, October 17, 6pm
  • D10 Board – Tuesday, October 17, 7:15pm

D10 meetings are hybrid on Zoom and at the Como Streetcar Station (1224 Lexington Pkwy) , you can find meeting details on our website: District10ComoPark.org. All D10 board and committee meetings are open to the public and have space for community members to bring topics for discussion. https://district10comopark.org/recorded-presentations/