The League of Women Voters of Roseville, Maplewood and Falcon Heights extends our heartfelt thanks to the Roseville Community Fund of the North Suburban Community Foundation for its generous support of our efforts to develop a history of our chapter.
It has become fashionable, at least in the northeastern burbs, to complain about train noise and then convince local and state government bodies to spend hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to appease this very small group of people.
I am writing in response to the “Inquiring Minds” question asking whether or not notary services are available at the Ramsey County Library (they are not). However, free notarial services are available at the full service law firm of Johnston | Martineau, PLLP, located immediately across the street from the Roseville branch on the main floor of the Roseville Professional Center.
After reading the previous letter from a new Roseville resident who attempts to speak for all of us and to make sure our City Council doesn’t think so too, I want to make two comments. I have lived here for 49 years and found it to be a wonderful town with many excellent attributes and services and place to raise children.
Volunteering is great! On the last Saturday of March I had the rare privilege to volunteer to help out the less fortunate. The time to help others is one thing that retirement has afforded me. I joined 140 other individuals at a small non-profit company called Bridging to assemble 89 new dressers purchased at a discount from Ikea using money provided by eight Kiwanis clubs and their associated Key clubs in the metro area.
Recent newspaper stories describe plans for large-scale solar fields built by Xcel and proposed community solar gardens built by entrepreneurs. The political, technical, and legal “climates” are such that it is a good time to work toward integrating solar power into the Roseville community. Consequently, last week, a small group of interested residents and City officials met to learn about the current state of affairs, with interest in starting to explore solar possibilities for Roseville.