Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports its St. Louis work zones for May 16-22.
The Senior PGA golf tournament comes to St. Louis and it will include road closures beginning next week. Route AB (Ladue Road) will be closed between Route 141 and Mason Road from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from Tuesday, May 21 through Sunday, May 26. Mason Road will also be closed during these same hours and days from West Wailing to Ladue Road. The Missouri Department of Transportation will have lane closures on a few interstates this weekend. Two lanes will be closed on southbound I-170 at Route 180 (St. Charles Rock Road) at 9 p.m. Friday, May 17 to perform preventative maintenance on the I-170 bridge over Route 180. Only one lane will remain open on southbound I-170. In addition, the ramp from southbound I-170 to Route 180 and the ramp…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
It's a day to recognize law enforcement officers, including a Creve Coeur patrolman, who died in the line of duty. Are you doing anything to honor fallen officers?
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website, May 15 was proclaimed National Peace Officers Memorial Day by President John F. Kennedy. It takes place during National Police Week, which was reported established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962. It's a time meant to recognize police who have lost their lives in the line of duty. In Creve Coeur, a plaque hangs in the lobby of the Police department to remember Patrolman Larry D. Howard, who died on duty March 24, 1968. Howard, 24, was driving eastbound on Ladue Road when his vehicle was hit at Lindbergh Boulevard. He was a two-year veteran of the department. Are you doing anything special Wednesday to commemorate the national day of recognition? Is there a …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Ryan Fogle, the U.S. diplomat being detained in Russia, attended Mary Institute Country Day School, KTRS reports. He's reportedly accused of being an undercover CIA agent.
According to KTRS, Ryan C. Fogle is a U.S. diplomat from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow who attended Mary Institute Country Day School and graduated in 2002. Fogle was detained in Russia during the overnight hours from Monday to Tuesday. The KTRS report states that Fogle is accused of being an undercover Central Intelligence Agency officer attempting to recruit a member of the Russian intelligence services. Fogle was released to U.S. diplomats, Russia's Federal Security Service reported, according to KTRS. (Read the complete KTRS report and see photos here.) EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to reflect KTRS as the reporting news source, not KMOX as initially stated in this article. Join Ladue-Frontenac Patch for more community news…
One Creve Coeur City Councilwoman said Monday she had to stand up for a defeated city council candidate. Her colleagues said they were "saddened" and "appalled" by references to a recent prayer to remember the Holocaust.
Three weeks after Creve Coeur's new city council was seated following April's elections, allegations concerning dirty campaign tricks boiled back to the surface Monday night when one councilmember invoked the words of an invocation to recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day. Ward 4's Jeanne Rhoades referenced "the price of staying silent," part of an invocation used last month by B'Nai Amoona Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose. She did so in speaking out about a last minute campaign flier which colored the end of the Ward 1 race between Cynthia Kramer and David Caldwell, won by Kramer. The flier, paid for by an employee of the printing firm Kramer's campaign used, accused Caldwell of being a bully, mirroring an allegation leveled at Caldwell by a …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Creve Coeur's City Council meets Monday night at 7:30 p.m. after an extended work session on budget issues.
The conversation which began last week at the city of Creve Coeur's Planning and Zoning Commission about food truck regulation will continue Monday night at City Council. A theme emerging out of last week's meeting was that the city really doesn't know how less restricted allowance of food trucks would impact brick and mortar restaurants outside of the fact that some existing restaurants have stepped forward with concerns. The subject is on the council agenda for discussion, but no formal vote on policy. Council members will also consider a three year contract extension for the police department's School Resource Officer program. The officer will split time between Bellerive Elementary School and Parkway Northeast Middle School.
Patch is teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation this week to get all of your traffic and road questions answered.
Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about traffic, road construction and more. That's why this week, we are teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro," MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn will answer readers' questions in the comment section of the Patch sites on Friday, May 17 between noon and 4 p.m. Get your questions ready and check back with Patch and MoDOT on Friday morning! Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts:
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports the St. Louis Work zones for May 9-15.
MoDOT's maintenance crews are continuing to work daily on touching up striping on state roads around the region. Drivers should be aware of slow moving maintenance operations on roadways as crews continue to work on putting on a new coat of paint. When drivers see a MoDOT vehicle with flashing lights, they should remember to slow down or move over to avoid the work ahead. Often three or more maintenance vehicles will be spaced out over some distance to complete maintenance work. In St. Louis County, blasting operations on southbound I-270 near Big Bend is scheduled weekdays at 1 p.m., and will continue weekly, weather permitting. Both directions of Interstate 270 will have a rolling closure and potential stopped traffic for approximately…
Friday, May 10, 2013
The city's largest contract is coming due soon, and the city needs feedback about what to do next.
With a little more than a year until the city of Creve Coeur's trash and recycling contract comes to a close, city leaders are grappling with a dilemma: Many residents don't know that rear-yard pickup of trash is available at no cost to them. The city will pay $1.31 million to Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste) in the next fiscal year for collection of front and rear-yard trash and recycling. But what the city decides to pay for, and who the city decides to pay moving forward are key questions city leaders are asking at forums this month. Approximately 20 people, including city officials, elected leaders and volunteers with the city's Horticulture, Environment and Beautification Committee gathered Tuesday night for the first meeting…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
One member of the city's Planning and Zoning Commission suggested a temporary ordinance that would show just how food trucks would impact Creve Coeur.
The arguments for and against food trucks have been fairly well-laid out in the St. Louis area in recent years. They're popular and trendy, but will they hurt brick and mortar businesses, or get away without paying sales tax? The debate has crept into Creve Coeur in the last year, and Monday, city leaders conceded that they don't know enough about how those assumptions would actually play out here. Food trucks are allowed in Creve Coeur as a conditional use which would have to be permitted, or as a catering outlet. To date, the city has not issued any permits for them. Debbie Blanchard, of CenterCo Office Suites, told the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday that she questioned the idea of paying a $200 permit for a truck selling food at…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz writes about challenges moving forward after April's elections and a way to get involved with the city in June.
The following is republished with permission from the city of Creve Coeur's May newsletter. Congratulations to newly elected City Council representatives Cynthia Kramer (Ward 1) and Dr. Ellen Lawrence (Ward 2), and re-elected representatives Charlotte D’Alfonso (Ward 3) and Dr. Scott Saunders (Ward 4); I share the conﬁdence expressed by the voters and look forward to working with the entire City Council! Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” A year ago (in my ﬁrst mayoral column), I talked about the shoes I had to ﬁll, and those that I had worn out. I have learned so much, including that the privilege of being mayor is not a destination, but rather an…