The 11th hour reprieve allowing for the return of may not be a welcome development for some who live near the campus which will host the event.
Creve Coeur City Council heard Monday from citizens of Emerald Green Estates, a neighboring subdivision to the school. Brian Finnegan and Frank Moss expressed their concerns with a "short notice" posting from the Creve Coeur Police Department regarding traffic arrangements for Creve Coeur Days.
In an email bulletin which went out last week, police announced that “No Parking” signs would be posted to limit parking to one side of the street in the Emerald Green Estates and Balmoral subdivisions between Thursday, June 14 and Sunday, June 17.
Finnegan said he expected issues with vandalism and littering from the extra traffic crossing through the neighborhood, adding he would take legal action if necessary. He called the planning "absolutely unacceptable."
Mayor Barry Glantz stressed that the Creve Coeur Days committee is a separate entity apart from the city. However, committee member and Ward 2 Councilman A.J. Wang apologized for "dropping the ball," explaining the rushed manner in which planning for Creve Coeur Days was handled this year.
Police Chief Glenn Eidman said the CCPD has been working on parking arrangements for the event and noted there would be extra patrols for the area during Creve Coeur Days festivities. A pedestrian crossing would also be set up at Ballas Road where heavy foot traffic is expected.